KAX Schedule 2021

January 20-23

Coming, Stay Tuned!

(KAX 2021 will follow the schedule example of KAX 2019 starting Wednesday Evening, in the meantime, enjoy the history of  the KAX 6, 2019 Schedule of events.)

Keep you eyes peeled as Surprises Unfold, Jaws drop, and the Puzzle Pieces come together on a living breathing piece of Art called KAX!

You're Invited to Join Us for

An Incredible Adventure

of Serious Study, Amazing Fun, and Lifelong Friends!

We Can't Wait to Welcome You to KAX!

Tuesday January 22  Exploring

Optional Sightseeing, Visit to The Magic Castle and Beyond

 Early Birds and Small Groups of Friends on your own, enjoy the area before KAX Conference Begins. Note: The Magic Castle is a very popular destination and subject to sell out. The good news- plenty to do! Plan to explore Hollywood, maybe even a bus tour, request tickets for tapings of Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, The Price is Right, and other shows actively taping!

Also nearby, Universal City Walk, downtown LA has the La Brea Tar Pits, and of course Universal Theme Park, and Warner Brothers Studio Tour are close by as well! Have Fun! 



Wednesday  January 23  Daytime

Optional Shuttle to Visit Axtell Expressions

This year at KAX enjoy An Amazing Tour to Axtell Studios in Ventura on Wednesday, January 23, departing the Airtel Plaza hotel at 9:30am.
The cost for the Optional Shuttle which includes round trip transportation, and snacks is $35 per person. Enjoy a luxury bus with comfortable leather seats and what a great opportunity to brainstorm and visit with your KAX friends, while someone else fights traffic for you.
(Seating for the tour is limited to 22, and pre-reservations and payment are required.)

Register for the shuttle today at


Wednesday January 23, Evening:  KAX Conference Begins:

Wecome Ceremonies and A Very Special Event

6:00 PM KAX Registration Opens


7:00 PM KAX Opening Ceremonies,


and A Special Variety Show produced by Scott Green, Just for You!



Thursday  January 24th:  KAX Conference

8:30 AM  KAX LA

Registration Open

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your Host for the Day is Joe Selph

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10:00 Scott Green

Kicker Endings


 A great kicker ending gives a routine a sense of finality, delights your audience and gives them a moment they will remember long after the show. Scott teaches you the simple steps to add great kicker endings to your routine, making your show stand out from your competition. Scott’s kicker endings have helped make him Chicago’s best-rated family magician and get him invited for live TV appearances time and again. For the first time, he shares his closely held secrets about designing great kicker endings—and it’s easier than you’d think.


11:00 Barry Mitchell


Noon: Lunch

Items available for purchase in The Market and great restaurants are around the area.

1:30 PM  Katie Rosa Marchese

For the First Time EVER, Katie, the wife/manager/co-adventurer behind the "Mario the Maker Magician" brand, is presenting a live talk about marketing for Performers. She’ll share her real-life experience in grassroots, renegade branding, social media marketing, storytelling, self-produced tours, selling tickets, and how to build a devoted following of supporters. You don’t need tens of thousands of followers to have a rich and fruitful online presence, and she’ll show you why and how!


3:30 PM Mario the Maker Magician





5:30 PM  Dinner Break




Thursday January 24:  Evening at KAX Conference

7:00 PM  An Evening with Steve Axtell




9:00 PM Vendors Show and Fun!

Followed by the opening of The KAX Vendors Room

11:30 PM: KAX Late Night

The Balloon Jam Wow!

Hosted by Annie

BYOB (Bring your Own Balloons)





Friday January 25:  KAX Conference Continues

8:30 AM  KAX: The KIDabra Midyear

Registration Open

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your host for the day is Brian Hoffman

9:30 AM Colin Dymond


10:30  AM  KIDTalks


 KAX KIDTalks are jam packed, with important info for You and delivered in a fun TED Talkesque style!


Noon: Lunch

Grab and Go and Lunch Dining options in The Airtel.

1:30 PM Yasu Ishida


3:30 PM  An Afternoon Visit with Pat Brymer and Mallory Lewis

Hosted by Joe Selph for a Once in Lifetime Special Event!


5:30 PM  Break and Dining Choices available in the hotel and the area.



Friday January 25: Friday Night at  KAX Conference

7:00 PM An Evening with

Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop




8:30 PM  Visit the Vendors and Network



10:00 PM  KAX Late Night Event:

The Power of The Puppet

Hosted by Joe Selph


A magical venture into a incredible world that is Disneyland, Christmas, and your Birthday all rolled into one.

With some very special friends Like Alan Cook, Pat Brymer, Peter Norgaard, Derek Lux, and  you never know what vent, puppetry tips, rare props, and performances and hands-on experiences you'll have or who you'll meet!

This fantastic late night event is Pure Magic!

We can't wait for you to experience the incredible surprises in store during Power of the Puppet!


Saturday January 26:  KAX The Final Day

8:30 AM  KAX

2020 KAX Pre-Registration Opens

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your host for the day is Buster Balloon




9:30am Annie Banannie

Adding Super Powers with Balloons



10:30 AM  Italo Castillo

KID's Routines Never Seen Before!


Noon: Lunch

Grab and Go or Sit Down Lunch Options in The Airtel.

1:30 PM  Ken Scott

In The Trenches

3:00 PM Jay Johnson

Acting as It Relates to The Variety Performer



Saturday January 26:  The Saturday Night Gala 8:00 PM

 Featuring the Stars of KAX!


Join us for a fun evening of Laughs, Magic, Ventriloquism, and Fun. Your Master of Ceremonies for The Evening is TBA.

Open to the public, tickets available at the door and KAX Registration Booth! (Your conference badge is your ticket.)