Great Meeting at Vent Haven ConVENTion

I was so pleased this year at the conVENTion because the Executive Director of the conVENTion , Mark Wade, invited Steve and me to dinner one evening where in a relaxed setting we were able to chat at great length about all aspects of the ConVENTion and ventriloquism in general.

I felt very pleased because Mark told Steve and me that we are part of the family because of all we have done for the ConVENTion. I told Mark that for us it was a must to bring as much about the ConVENTion to those that are unable to attend so they can see and hear what is transpiring.

Ventriloquist Central is where everything that is vent can be found and that means we must provide the information as it happens. Mark thanked us more than once.

Believe me this was a real treat being able to dine with Mark and I just want to thank him again.



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:

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One Response to Great Meeting at Vent Haven ConVENTion

  1. Bob Conrad says:


    Mark is a great guy, a gentleman and always ready to help. He has been running the conVENTion for many years and deserves many thanks from all of us. By the way if you get a chance, add captions to the conVENTion photo’s, I recognize many of the more famous vents, Jeff Dunham, Dan Horn, Todd Oliver, but there are many that I am sure I know by name and don’t know their face. Just a suggestion.

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