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KAX 8 Schedule  2022

Keep you eyes peeled here and right up to conference time 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!

Listed Times are Eastern US, Please adjust accordingly for your time zone.

Wednesday February 2, Evening:  KAX Conference Begins:
Wecome Ceremonies and A Very Special Event

8:00 PM EST US

KAX Opening Ceremonies and Welcome

Plus Special Events!



Thursday  February 3:  KAX Conference

Listed Times are Eastern US,

Please adjust accordingly for your time zone.

Your day host is Joe Selph


Puppeteer, Magician, Marionettest and Interviewer Supreme.

Joe lives in Glendale, CA, and hailing from TN, he was personally recruited by Jim Henson as a Muppet Puppeteer.

He puppeteered on The Flintstones Movie, two of The Men in Black Movies, and was a Miss Piggy puppeteer on Muppet Vision 3-D.

A Man of many talents he was on the development team of the worldwide sensation of the toy, Furby.

Many of you know him as The Maestro Rene's performing partner for 10 years.

11:30 AM EST US

Zoom into KAX



Barry Mitchell

Oceans of Creative Possibilities


2:30 PM EST US

Christopher T. Magician

Sixty Ideas in Sixty Minutes


4:00 PM EST US

David Kaye aka Silly Billy

 Animating Your Props





David takes a deep dive into the art of animating a static object and using puppetry skills to make inanimate objects come alive in the minds of children.

David describes a dozen ways to use this technique to enhance your routines.

If you simply change the way you think about your props then your show literally "comes alive" and it makes the kids go crazy!


Thursday February 3:   KAX Conference  Thursday Evening hosted by Mark Daniel

6:00 PM EST US 

A Special KAX Edition Inside Axtell





8:00 PM EST US

Vendors Show with What's New!

Hosted by Chris Weed


10:30 PM EST US 

The Balloon Jam Wow!

Hosted by Annie Banannie





Friday February 4:  KAX Conference Continues

Your host for the day is Joe Selph


11:30 AM EST US

Louie Foxx

Working in Your Show/Act


Ok, so you've got cool new props and puppets, how do you make them good in your show?

Louie shares the "how to" of actively improving what you perform.

Great advice from a very busy performer and wonderful teacher who importantly takes his own advice on how to make what he does better and so can you!


1:00 PM EST US 

KIDTalks with Buster Balloon, Regina Martinez, and Barry Mitchell


2:30 PM EST US

Ken Scott

The Magic of Virtual

Virtual is an Important tool for now, and into the future. Plus, it's a fantastic way to connect with your clients anywhere in the world. Ken shares what works and what's new in the Virtual World.


4:00 PM EST US
Jay Johnson
Effectively Rehearsing
to Become Your Best Self Critic


Jay is a huge proponent of Rehersal, join the Guru of KAX, discussing this important pillar of performance. Jay will also take questions and chat with you on ideas about all things rehearsal.


Friday February 4: Friday Night at  KAX Conference  hosted by Mark Daniel

7:00 PM EST US
An Evening with Christopher T. Magician


Photo Courtesy of Gary Dunn

9:00 PM EST US

Matt Bailey hosts a Visit with

The Exciting New Voices of Vent



Saturday February 5:  KAX The Final Day

Your host for the day is Joe Selph



11:30 AM EST US

Buster Balloon's

Encyclopedia of Balloon Gags



  A Creative Workshop with dozens of gags, tricks, and bits of business that Buster has spent years studying and collecting, as well as many original gags that he has created himself in his spare time when he was not busy writing run-on sentences.

Whether you are at a birthday party, a restaurant, or performing on stage, these bits can be used to give your routines that
healthy glow, shiny coat, and strong teeth that  Dozens of amazing and hilarious balloon gags.

1:00 PM EST US 

Bri Crabtree

Props Out Of My Head Too


Bri Crabtree with lovable impish charm is part ringmaster, part clown, and all kinds of fabulous!

POOMH is Part 2 of her amazing lecture on creative props that you to you can make yourself. Bri will show you how she uses them in her own shows too. 
Ideas, inspiration, and time well spent with Bri Crabtree!

2:30 PM EST US 

Meadow Perry

The Bubble Magic Workshop

Bubble Shows are the hottest form of family entertainment and in high demand. Expert Bubble Magician Meadow Perry will give share basic building blocks in her lecture on bubble magic, including easy to make props and tricks to get you started. Meadow performs her original bubble magic show along the East Coast and around the world, but when she isn't performing - she's teaching as an instructor along side Carisa Hendrix at Bubble U: The Bubble Performer's Masterclass.


4:00 PM EST US

Making His First KAX Appearance




Saturday February 5:  The Saturday Gala

8:00 PM EST US

Featuring the Stars of KAX!


Join us for a fun evening of Laughs, Magic, Ventriloquism, and Fun.

Produced by Buster Balloon

Your Master of Ceremonies for The Evening is Ken Scott.




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