See The Shows!
The Atlanta Area is filled with a stunning selection of Shows and Attractions!
Optional Pre-Conference Amazing Stuff To Do!
August 18 - 21, 2021
Live and In Person in Atlanta
Stay tuned as the Puzzle Pieces continue to unfold on a living breathing piece of Art: KIDabra 2021
Please Note: All times are Eastern Standard Time, US.
Welcome to a special place! A place to be Inspired, Challenged, and Motivated. Welcome to KIDabra! At the Conference, you'll meet the New as well as Foundational Voices of KIDabra and The KIDshow World! Different from most conventions, at KIDabra Conference our speakers are asked to bring a new, fresh, original talk each time they appear, as we explore performance and creating great shows from every angle.
This approach helps make each of our KIDabra gatherings, a unique, handmade,
once in a lifetime "Happening" Just for You!
Wednesday August 18, 2021 Optional ShowSkills Workshops
Registration Opens 8:30 AM
Optional Pre-Conference Event
In Person or Virtual
ShowSkills: The KIDabra How To Workshops
ShowSkills are a remarkable series of Workshops that harken back to the beloved KIDabra Breakouts. Designed for you to experience them all in depth, one at a time! Come be inspired, motivated, and enlightened to the possibilities of our performing/show world.
Be sure and add this Optional Workshop Event to your Registration.
Conquering The Midway
Since Lee Andrews was six years old he has spent a majority of his time on a carnival midway in some capacity. Whether it was spinning floss in a candy wagon or running a water gun race while turning a tip, Lee knows the carnival business inside and out.
Now, Lee performs at over 20 fairs each and every year across the country. Lee has made the transition from performing in many different venues to just working within the fair industry with his show, Lew-E’s Comedy Circus. During his ShowSkills workshop Lee will share his knowledge of the fair industry with you.
He will help you understand things like the booking process, his fair show creation theory, the flash is cash mentality, and so much more. Join Lee Andrews for a walk down the midway at KIDabra 2021!
Teaching Artists 101
Book More School Shows!
You’ve tried sending postcards, gone to PTA conferences, talked to teachers you know, but you still need to book more school shows. Welcome to The Art Council adventure!
Working with Arts Councils is a great way to expand your reach because they often supply schools with funding. And moreover, they sometimes organize showcases and help you promote your school programs in their districts.
Yasu with an M.F.A. in Theatre for Young Audiences, has been affiliated with arts councils from Hawaii to Florida and 90% of his school bookings come from working with them. He'll share specific language that educators & committees in arts council use. Also, what kinds of programs you can offer through arts councils, the education standards, and how to apply for your programs to be accepted to their teaching artist rosters.
So welcome on board, and check your seatbelt. This flight is bound for booking more school show adventures.
Lunch Choices Available in the Hotel and around the area.
Wednesday Evening, August 18: KIDabra Conference Begins!
The Special Welcome Ceremony
The 26th Annual Kid Show Magic Auction Auctioneered by Gary Shelton!
Our legendary auction with tons of great buys! (You must be registered for the convention to participate as a buyer or a seller.)
Thursday, August 19
9:00 AM Welcome to KIDabra International Conference.
Your Host for the Day is
Barry shares his 31st Original KIDabra/KAX Lecture!
Dynamic Thinking for Magicians, Clowns & Chickens! Discover and understand how Dynamic Thinking adds the bells, whistles and psychological trapdoors to your show. Dynamic Trickery doesn’t have to be a trick, but it does have to be entertaining in a way that is unpredictable and satisfying. This unique way of thinking will heighten the laughs and make every show a memorable event.
Be prepared for the unexpected . . . and possibly a chicken!
Dynamic Disclaimer – This presentation may include latex poultry.
Lunch Choices Available in the Hotel and area.
The New Kandu Magic Lecture
Thursday Evening, August 19
Christopher T. Magician hosts
It's a Family Thing!
The Dealers Minute Show
followed by Visiting and Shopping in The Dealers Room!
The Legendary Late Night Balloon Jam
Hosted by Clark Sides and Annie Banannie
Friday, August 20
8:00 AM WOW Senior Show Morning Jam
9:00 AM KIDabra International Conference Continues:
Your Host for the Day is TBA
Lunch Choices Available in the Conference Center
Friday Evening, August 20
The First Ever Foam Jam
Saturday, August 21
9:00 AM KIDabra International Conference
Registration and Dealer's Opens
Your Host for the Day is Lee Andrews
Santa Morning Jam!
Calling all Santas, Mrs. Claus" and Elves
for a post breakfast visit.
Lunch Choices Available in the Hotel and the Area
KIDabra Dealers Open for Final Shoping
The Annual KIDabra Drawing takes place in the ballroom this year! Don't Miss It!
Dinner out and about, but hurry back for The Gala :)
The KIDabra Gala Show
Tickets available at the door for friends and family. You're Registration badge is your ticket.
Your MC for the Evening TBA