It is coming around to the Vent Haven ConVENTion time again. Time just passes so quickly as you get older. It seems to me that I just finished unpacking and sorting through all the different business cards from other ventriloquists, and putting them away and look it is only a few months and we will be doing it all over again.
I have already booked my plane fare, no more 17 hour driving for me, and sent in my registration for the ConVENTion so I am ready to go. I can hardly wait. It is a gathering of all my friends from around the world and I look forward each year to our gathering.
If you are new to ventriloquism this is a must attend. The lectures and workshops give you everything you need to know to get started in ventriloquism and the shows are the best. You get to see performers that are new right up to the biggest names in Ventriloquism such as Terry Fator and Jeff Dunham.
Can it get any better than that??
I think the answer is YES. This year the ConVENTion is honoring the great Jimmy Nelson. Jimmy may be one of the greatest ventriloquist that has ever lived and more of us learned about ventriloquism from him than just about anyone else.
Of course I don’t want to not mention the Vent Haven Museum. For ME is is the reason to attend. I put W.S. Berger on my pedestal and hope that one day my collection will be as extensive as the collection he put together. I am well on the way to doing that so I have to attend just to see it again. You can never ingest all the information and figures that are displayed for you and the team at the Museum keeps making it better and better.
So don’t wait and make your reservations and “Be there or be square” to coin a phrase.
However, if you cannot attend Vent Haven, then please mark your calendar and try to attend the Ventriloquist Central Birthday Bash. Although not the Vent Haven conVENTion our Bash is set to be a great time with lots of events and a tour of the Ventriloquist Central Collection.
Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com
Copyright 2011 by Dan Willinger
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