Several years ago we became aware of several of our friends who were having problems transporting hard figures on airlines. Seems like the Security Folks might not be very good at catching bad guys, but they play the dickens on little old ladies and puppets.
One of the folks that we met as a result of some articles on transportation woes was a man named William Matthews.
Among the many great things to come out of this years ConVENTion is that we finally got to meet a good friend that we had conspired with to build his puppet.
Shane West is both a gifted Ventriloquist AND a Magician. When we built his puppet we added several “features” that also enabled the puppet to perform magic. We had a blast watching Shanes performance.
Now we find that Shane is soon to publish a book teaching how to mingle Vent and Magic. We were fortunate enough to get a copy of the cover and are happy to share it with you. Oh yes, just in case you are curious – that is The Dummy Shoppe’s puppet on the cover of his book.
Good stuff from Vent Haven
Every year at Vent Haven there are tons of little things that we wish we could share. One such thing was our good friend Ron Spears. Ron is one of a rare breed of Ventriloquist who is technically and flawlessly correct in his vent performances.
This year Ron picked up a little Tiger that JET had taken to sell for the younger folks. As it turned out, most of the starter puppets went home with very seasoned professionals.
The little tiger was no exception. What it proved to us was that (unfortunately) even a cheap puppet can pull off a great performance when in the hands of a true professional.
Enjoy Ron Spears just having a good time.
Time out for a little bit of Vent fun. We just got a video from a friend of ours, Brenda Stelzer, with her alien puppet “Yo-Yo.
It is a short video but worth watching as we can all learn from each other. Enjoy and we will talk more next week.
First, apologies for not having a post up last week. The web master had a major crash on his file server and nothing was going out.
Now for those of you who have been asking, here are several shots of The Dummy Shoppe’s booth for 2015 Vent Haven ConVENTion.