The First Annual Texas Ventriloquist/Puppeteers Gathering


Our good friend Bob Abdou held “The First Annual Texas Ventriloquist/Puppeteers Gathering” in Austin, TX, yesterday and sent us the following information and pictures:

February 19th 11:30-4pm, The first annual Texas Ventriloquist/Puppeteers Gathering in Austin Texas. There were ventriloquists from 4 different states, Kentucky, Arkansas, New Mexico and Texas. They traveled from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, total of 22 guests.

There were magicians, balloon artists, marionette performers, puppeteers and ventriloquists. We had meet & greet, show & tell and a group photo. There were newbies, amateurs, semi-pros and full time entertainers and our guest of honor, Peter Rich who turns 90 years old this year.

Everybody left happy, everybody felt good about their craft and most of all everybody left with new friends for life.

More stories to come.
Bob Abdou







Thanks, Bob for sending this in and we look forward to more stories and pictures.



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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