KAX Schedule 2018

The Exciting 2019 Updates begin in Mid- September, Stay Tuned!


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 23  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 24  Daytime

Optional Shuttle to Visit Axtell Expressions

This year at KAX enjoy An Amazing Tour to Axtell Studios in Ventura on Wednesday, January 24th, 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 24, 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 Christopher T. Magician and hosted by Scott Green, Just for You!


A LiveCast Included Event

Thursday  January 25th:  KAX Conference

8:30 AM  KAX LA

Registration Open

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your Host for the Day is Joe Selph

10:00 Scott Thatcher

Show Openers and Gag Fillers


A BRAND NEW Lecture Packed full of tried and tested comedy gags ready to put straight into your show! Also lots of ways to open your show and get your audience engaged right from the start.

A LiveCast Included Event

11:00 Barry Mitchell

One to Five Can Make Your Magic Thrive

One to Five dollars may be all it takes to create the next priceless moment in your show. Barry will share some of his newest and favorite effects born from $1 to $5 finds.

You'll be inspired with new ideas and new twists on Classics of the past too! If a single acorn can grow a great oak, a single dollar can be the foundation of a great effect.

• Discover how to think creatively when you walk into a discount store.
• Learn the three questions to ask yourself when you walk through the door.
Don’t miss this special KAX event that is RICH in value from HUMBLE beginnings!

A LiveCast Included Event

Noon: Lunch

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

3:30 PM Steve Taylor




1:30 PM  Takandri and Zazu

The Live KID Show

Direct from Mexico City, Mago Takandri and Mago Zazu will be joining us for their first US lecture and live show before a children’s audience. These brothers appear frequently on National TV in Mexico and will be discussing their tips for appearing on TV, nuances of performing for Latino audiences, and much more! You’ll love their high energy style!

A LiveCast Included Event

5:30 PM  Dinner Break




Thursday January 25:  Evening at KAX Conference

7:00 PM  Ax The Stars

An Evening Celebrating 35 Years  of Axtell Expressions!


Join Hosts Barry Mitchell and Sam, plus Special Guests!



9:00 PM Vendors Show and Fun!

Hosted by Chris Weed


Followed by the opening of The KAX Vendors Room

A LiveCast Included Event

A LiveCast Included Event

11:30 PM: KAX Late Night

The Balloon Jam Wow!

Hosted by Annie and Buster

BYOB (Bring your Own Balloons)




Friday January 26:  KAX Conference Continues

9:30 AM Scott Green

8:30 AM  KAX: The KIDabra Midyear

Registration Open

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your host for the day is Brian Hoffman


10:30  AM  KIDTalks


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

A LiveCast Included Event

Noon: Lunch

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

1:30 PM Christopher T. Magician

A LiveCast Included Event

3:30 PM  Gary Owen

Hosted by Matt Bailey

Voice over artist, ventriloquist, hypnotist, speaker, school and library guy, already pretty accomplished right?

Add in coach who lead Darci Lynne all the way to win America's Got Talent and you've got a pretty incredible fellow! Making his first appearance at KAX, you're invited as he sits and chats with Matt Bailey. This is KAX after all, there is no telling the adventures these two amazing folks will get us into!

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



Friday January 26: Friday Night at  KAX Conference

7:00 PM An Evening with The Emmy Award Winning

Max Howard



Making his first visit to KAX and his first visit to So Cal in 20 years, the Sage of KIDabra, arrives with a Special Mission!
Max presents, teaches, and performs his Signature piece
"The Story of How Checkers Was Invented" for the next to last time before he retires it forever! You will feel Pure Magic and Max will dissect what goes into creating this Powerful Theatrical Moment, that you too, will remember ALL of YOUR DAYS! His hope is that this inspires you to create your own "Checkers."
A KAX Highlight Event!

7:00 PM



A LiveCast Included Event

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!

A LiveCast Included Event

Saturday January 27:  KAX The Final Day

8:30 AM  KAX: The KIDabra Midyear

2019 KAX Pre-Registration Opens

Vendors Open 9:00 AM

Your hosts for the day is Yoly Pacheco



9:30 Alberto Navo

The Birthday Show Strategy!


10:30 AM  Steve Trash Level UP

GETTING YOURSELF TO THE NEXT LEVEL. We'll work through all the steps you must take to move you from where you ARE to where you want to BE.

Steve is also be performing in the Gala Public Show  too! This will be epic. Don't miss it!

Noon: Lunch

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

3:00 PM  An Afternoon with Alan Cook

Hosted by Joe Selph


1:30 PM  DLUX Puppets

Derek and Lauren LUX

with A Very Special Performance of Alice In Wonderland

He's brought hamburgers to life for McDonald's commercials, the Pillsbury Doughboy too, and was a part of the stunning stop action animation of the Kids TV series Davey and Goliath! ( A favorite of mine as a kid.) And today he's amassed one of the finest puppet collections in the world. His new book "A Puppet Collector's Odyssey" is just out and will be available at the conference.
Join host Joe Selph as you spend An Afternoon with Master Storyteller, and Puppeteer Alan Cook!

A LiveCast Included Event

Saturday January 27:  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 Buster Balloon

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




Sunday January 28:  Post  KAX Optional  2:30 PM

"Bob Baker's Something to Crow About"


Come join Mama and Papa Goat and 100 more of the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes

for a musical “Day on the Farm” you will never forget. Everything from dancing scarecrows

to tap dancing bullfrogs warbling “Shine On Harvest Moon”, “Something To Crow About” is

guaranteed to put a smile on children of all ages!

Special Discounted Ticket Info for KAX Attendees is only $10.00 use the code "imagination" at checkout.

Register for your tickets online here: http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/

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