KAX Schedule 2019
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
Vendors Open 9:00 AM
Your Host for the Day is Joe Selph
10:00 Scott Green
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
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
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!
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!
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.)