Ventriloquist Wins Talent Competition at Miss America Pageant

Last Sunday night, Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart won the talent competition at this year’s Miss America pageant. Congratulations to her for a job well done.

Every time one from our community wins something big, it is a shot in the arm for the entire Vent community. The public notices that someone with a puppet made it to the top and it sparks renewed interest in the art form.

With that in mind, if you suddenly find it a bit easier to get a booking for the next few weeks, you can thank Miss Bart for helping give you a boost.

Here is a link to the video of her performance. Enjoy

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Duplicates….Once Again

Recently we had a very upset customer contact us and complain that he had seen his puppet on our website. This is not the first time this has happened and we need to address this once more for everyone to understand.

Most importantly before we go any further, this customer is not upset anymore. We are not in the business of making folks upset with us if we can help it. However, if this customer had read this newsletter before he lost some of his valuable time and energy getting upset, he would have been much better off.

So here goes. This is the policy once again.

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Get Ready for Holiday Performing

Have you noticed that many of the big chain stores have started stocking up for Christmas? It is good to take notice of their schedules and plan yours accordingly.

It is hard to think about Christmas when you still have sweat pouring into your eyes from the heat of summer, but this is the time to start planning. Start figuring out your Christmas Shows. Make sure that you know what puppets you will be using. Check out the condition of the puppets that you want to use. This is the time to make any needed repairs.

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More Kreative Kritters

Last week we introduced a new line of puppets. We were astonished with the overwhelmingly great response. I guess that means that you folks actually are reading the newsletter and blog. Thanks to all of you who took the time to send in quick comments and or filed for “adoption” on some of the Kreative Kritters. Within hours most of them had been spoken for.

This has forced us to scurry around and come up with some more new characters which should be posted by the time you read this.

As we previously stated these are all one of a kind Kreations and so as soon as they sell, we take them away from the site and you will never again get to see them unless you just happen to go to a performance where they are being featured.

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Something New at The Dummy Shoppe

This year again we learned something new at Vent Haven ConVENTion. It is one of those things that you could say we have always known, but never took the time to think it through.

Getting started in Ventriloquism can potentially be expensive. Not every young vent (regardless of their age) has the money to throw several thousand dollars on new puppets and props to go with them.

Again this year (maybe partly due to the economy) we saw several young vents come by and stop at our table. They were interested in our puppets, but it was apparent from the looks on their faces that investing around $500.00 in a puppet was just out of the question.

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