Vent Haven ConVENTion 2009 – The ConVENTion Is Over

I just can’t believe that 5 days of total ventriloquism and fun are now over. It is Sunday morning and I am now waiting for the plane to board so that I can get back to Boston and my family. It will certainly take a full day to unwind from all the festivities of the past 5 days.

It is always such a great time getting together again with old friends and of course meeting new friends. It really does seem like a family get together. Everyone just loves to see each other and you are never alone. Even if you wanted to be by yourself you can’t because someone is always there to say “Lets go to this lecture or workshop or lunch or supper.” I just love it.

This year I think was great. The theme was creativity and all the lecturers were right on the money and if you didn’t learn then you were sleeping. The shows were all fabulous and for me seeing Nina Conti was just a highlight and to be able to see Sammy King in his final performance of a 50 plus year career was simply the icing on the cake.

So to sum up I give the conVENTion a 10 out of 10 and as I said in all my reports you really need to make plans now to come to the Vent Haven ConVENTion next year.

Be sure you go back through all the blogs and make sure you’ve read, listened and watched all the updates that I did from Vent Haven.

I hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing them too you.

I also want to thank each and every one of you who came over to me and thanked me for doing what I do with this web site. It is a labor of love that I share with my Webmaster Steve Hurst and without him it would never be.

Steve, I missed having you here this year and I want everyone to know that. Hopefully we both will be in attendance next year and we will bring everyone up to speed with the goings on here at the conVENTion.



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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8 Responses to Vent Haven ConVENTion 2009 – The ConVENTion Is Over

  1. Johnny C says:

    Thank you So Much for the video’s and commentaries
    made me feel a part of the experience
    Again Thanks for keeping the art of venting alive

  2. Will says:

    thanks so much for keeping us updated

  3. Bob Conrad says:

    Thanks Dan;

    This is the closest I have ever come to attending the vent convention. I really enjoyed all your hard work, but it looked like you were enjoying every minute of it.
    Thanks again.

  4. Bill Nelson says:

    Hi Dan,
    For those of us who couldn`t make it to the convention, thank you so much for keeping us in the loop with your videos and audios.
    I almost felt like I was there looking over your shoulder.
    It has been a real pleasure to be there and not be there, thanks to you and VENTRILOQUIST CENTRAL…you never let us down and you`re always at the forefront of what`s happening in the world of ventriloquism.
    Thank you so much, it means a lot.


  5. Greg Claassen says:

    Dittos to all the positive posts. Thanks Dan and Steve for your hard work. Perhaps a thanks is in order to Lee too for holding the camera every now and then. A tip of that hat to all involved.


  6. bob abdou says:

    Hey Dan,
    again, great seeing you and Lee, but you forgot to pay your breakfast tab, so you owe me $4.15,

  7. Wanlu says:

    Thank you very much Dan for the great updates… :)

    I’lll start saving for next year’s conVention :)


  8. Lee W from Sarasota says:

    Hi Dan

    Great Convention. It was great seeing you again.

    This web sit is the greatest.

    Thank you and all who make it possible.

    Lee Wolfson

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