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2015 Schedule Coming in Late September,

Stay tuned!

Wednesday January 28- Saturday January 31

Tuesday January 28 Evening

An Optional Visit to The Magic Castle

Stay tuned for Details!

Wednesday  January 28  Daytime

Small Group Escorted Tours of Axtell Studios throughout the day.

(Please select your shuttle time as you register.


Before or After your Axtell tour, explore on your own or with a group, the beauty of the beach, the Harbors, and Downtown Ventura. Enjoy the shops, and restaurants.

In the area discover, The Channel Islands, Wine Tours, The Reagan Library, and the original Patagonia Store!

Wednesday January 28, Evening:  KAX Conference Begins:

The First KAX KIDshow Auction

7:00 PM KAX Opening Ceremonies, Welcome and The First Ever KAX KIDshow Auction featuring Auctioneer Exraordinare Gary Shelton!

7:30 PM An Evening with Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson is the Tony Award Winning Broadway Star of "The Two and Only", and Jay came to stardom in the ground breaking TV sitcom "Soap." Don't miss this special time with one of the world's best, and hosted by

Steve Axtell. Jay will be interviewed by Ventriloquism Weekly's Matt Bailey!

It's Pure Magic!

A KAX Special Highlight Event!

9:30 PM Vendors Show and Fun!

Followed by the opening of The KAX Vendors Room and Reception with Punch, Cookies, Popcorn, and Nuts.

Friday January 31:  KAX Conference

8:30 AM  KAX: The KIDabra Midyear

Registration Open

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your host for the day is Gary Shelton


9:00 AM  Barry Mitchell: Play BIG with Pack Flat 




Barry is known for thinking differently about children’s entertainment.  He even thinks differently about pack flat/play big.  His focus is on playing BIG!  You’ll see some of his most creative ideas with sponge and silk to help you play BIGGER. 

New concepts you’ll love and use.

A KAX Feature Event!

10:30 AM 

Taylor Mason

"Masonites" Unite!


A Don't Miss KAX Feature Event!




Lunch and Learn with Mark Wilson!
Come meet Nani and Greg too!
Plus enjoy a KAX Complimentary
Southwest Snack Break, add'l lunch items available for purchase.

1:30 PM  Team Kimmons!

Kimmo and Tamar




3:00 PM  Ken Scott: The Live Show

with an invited group of kids and a lecture following the show.


A KAX Highlight Event!



5:30 PM  Break

Free Guest Reception in the hotel with Beverages and Light Snacks.

Dining Choices available in the hotel as well.



Friday January 31:  Evening at KAX Conference

7:00 PM Ax At KAX

An Evening of Axtell Surprises! 

Join Steve, and host Ken Scott for Amazing, Jaw dropping surprise after surprise!


So Top Secret, Mark Daniel doesn't even know what to expect!


World premieres, and a look inside the genius of Axtell!



This is A KAX Highlight Event!



8:30 PM  Visit the Vendors and Network



10:00 PM  Late Night at KAX

Buster Balloon and Mike Bent

From Buster: "The only person I know who is a bigger supporter and fan of Monster Kids than myself, is my pal Mike Bent. The two of us are teaming up to present a Brand New Lecture on Performing Comedy and Magic for Little Monsters who love Little Monsters! And not just for Halloween, but all year round. Aside from the routines and presentations, we will also delve into the psychology and the importance of this type of material. I am very excited about this workshop."




A KIDabra Tradition: KAX Style

The Legendary​ Late Night Jam

Visiting, Chatting, Balloon, Puppet, and Magic Jamming

Hosted by Ken Scott



Saturday February 1:  KAX Conference

8:30 AM  KAX: The KIDabra Midyear

2015 KAX Pre-Registration Opens

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your host for the day is John Bobik, and a friend of a certain Jolly Old Elf:)



9:00 AM  Mike Bent

10:30 AM  KID Talks


Annie Banannie

(aka Laura Caldwell)

Storytelling for Performers

How to Bring the Magic of Storytelling into Your Performance!


Facebook Fundamentals for Family and Children's Entertainers with Tamar. Ideas so good, it makes the top folk in our industry say Wow!

From England, Silly Scott shares fantasic ways to promote you and your show with PromoSHOWnal


Nathan Roberts

Sounding Good! Music, Sound, and Remote Ideas from a full time speaker, performer, musician, and composer!


Enjoy a Complimentary KAX Mediterranean Snack Break
Additional lunch items available for purchase.


1:30 PM  Steve Trash

Saturday Night at KAX:  The Gala Show!


3:00 PM  Steve Petra: Let's Get PETRAfied!

A KAX Highlight Event!

5:30 PM  Break

Free Guest Reception in the hotel with Beverages and Light Snacks.

Dining Choices available in the hotel as well.



Featuring the Stars of KAX!

Master of Ceremonies: Jay Johnson

Join us for a fun evening of Laughs, Magic, Ventriloquism, and Fun. Open to the public, tickets available at the door and KAX Registration Booth!


Produced by Ken Scott

Master of Ceremonies

and Tony Award Winner

Jay Johnson

From Atlanta

The Award Winning

Ken Scott!

From Beloved TV, Movies, and Stage

Master Puppeteer


Assisted by Joe Selph

Magic and Comedy with

The Professor of Comedy!

Mike Bent

LA Favorite and One of The World's Top Balloon Entertainers!

Buster Balloon

England's Hilarious World Class

Magician and Ventriloquist


Star Search Winner and Popular Disney Cruise performer Taylor Mason!

TV Pioneer and Living Legend from The World of Magic in a cameo appearance: Mark Wilson!

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