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      This is a very long page. Why have I put all of these art forms on one huge page? Because the same conventions, and suppliers cover all of these art forms. You may wish to use the links listed below to help you get around this page.
     You will find a large list of conventions and suppliers on this page. Conventions are a great place to get training from someone that really knows what they're doing, and is more then willing to share their knowledge and experience with you. Please understand that this is only a sampling of the conventions and suppliers that are on the East coast. Contact your local clown or magic club to get more information about what is going on in your area.
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Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers 

For a puppet magizine called Son World Gazette contact: 
The Son Shine Puppet Company, P.O. Box 6203, Rockford, Illinois 61125

Puppetry and Ventriloquism Conventions


Vent Haven International Ventriloquists' ConVENTion

1424 Cascade Drive

Grove City, OH 43123 Phone- 614-551-4587

Mark Wade-Executive Director

For 2011, The Vent Haven International Ventriloquists' ConVENTion, July 13-16 at the Drawbridge Hotel in Ft. Mitchell, KY. This is the 35th. year for the ConVENTion. The convention is at largest and oldest vent convention in existance.



Virginia Festival of Puppet Ministry and Creative Arts
August 20-21, 2004
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Contact Jason Wiedel. This two day event features some of the finest instructors and performers in the area of puppet and creative ministries. Classes include Basic Puppetry, Advanced Puppetry, Drama, Gospel Magic, Puppet Making, Sign Language, Dance, Ballooning, Ventriloquism, and lots more.
More information at www.rainbowpuppets.com/festival

One Way Street, Inc.
Box 5077
Englewood, Co. 80155-5077
Phone 1-800-569-4537, Contact One Way Street for information on the training programs they offer in Vent and puppetry

International Festival of Christian Puppetry and Ventriloquism
(Held in Aug) 
Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill. 
This is also put on by 
One way Street, P.O. Box 5077 Englewood, Co. 80155-5077 
(303) 799-6751 or Fax (303) 790- 2159

Puppetry, and Ventriloquism Suppliers:


Mark Wade-Ventriloquist

Considered to be the #1 Children's Ventriloquist in the US

1424 Cascade Drive

Grove City, OH 43123

Phone_ 614-551-8842

website: kidshowvent.com

email: markwade@kidshowvent.com

He has produce DVD's, vent carrying cases, CD's, books, and much more. My book "Kidshow Ventriloquism" is used in 26 countries as THE textbook on the subject.

I also offer a mentoring program for kidshow vents and other performers.

Dave Risley.com
P.O. Box 15526 
Wilmington, N.C. 28408 
Phone (800) 243-8669, His site is designed to provide teaching materials and props for puppeteers, clowns, and magicians. With 20 years and over 10,000 shows of experience, Dave can provide great resources of materials, products and ideas. 

Kingdom Karactors
P.O.Box 1670 
Hinesville, GA. 31310 
Phone (912) 369-5122, Great puppets, and by taking this link you can customize your puppets and still buy them at discounted prices. 

Prince Puppets 
4819King Road 
Allison Park, Pa. 15101 
Phone: 1-724-443-0932, Not only do they have great puppets, but this is a terrific team of youth ministers and performers. Hirer these people! and buy their stuff!

Maher Studios 
Box 420 
Littleton, Co. 80160 
Phone (303) 798-6830, Considered the best supplier of Ventriloquist materials in the world. They make wood , latex and soft puppets. They have a very good Vent. correspondence course in both book and tape formats. For Vent & puppets supplies order this catalog first. Also has excellent newsletter, and is excellent contact for Membership to North American Assoc. of Ventriloquists. 

One Way Street, Inc.
Box 5077
Englewood, Co. 80155-5077
Phone 1-800-569-4537, for Vent & puppets supplies order this catalog second. Liz VonSeggen has recorded on 4 cassette tapes some excellent teaching for Vents. : Success with Ventriloquism (basic), Developing Character Voices, Ventriloquism anyone can do. There is also one on ACCENTS. Excellent newsletter. If you are looking for a puppet convention, these are the people to call. Conventions are a great place to get training! 

Covenant Creations 
1413 N. Juniper Place 
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012-1541 
Phone (918) 251-0160, Expensive but very high Quality 

The Train Depot 
5015 Tampa West Blvd. 
Tampa, Fl. 33634-2423 
Phone 1-800-229-kids, puppets,magic, clowns 

Jim Wideman 
54 Dalraida Rd. 
Suite 160 
Montgomery, Al. 36109 
Phone (918) 455-9009, Recorded products for puppets, like music


Axtell Expressions, Inc. 
2889 Bunsen Ave. H 
Ventura, Ca 93003 
Phone (805) 642-7282, Vent & puppets supplies. Makes latex figures which produce maximum facial expression. 

Paul Everett 
P.O. Box 7302 
Salem, Or. 97303-0062 
Phone (503) 585-6030, He has a very good book on how to do Vent. with info on how to write dialogue called " Voicing The Gospel with Vent". Ask about His tapes "Walley's Adventures in Bibleland". Also collections of jokes. 

Bill Anderson 
5212 Elisa Dr. 
Racine, WI 53406 
Phone (414) 634-0053, Bill makes heads for conventional vent figures out of plastic, or wood and has instructions for you to complete it yourself. He will even send wigs and paint. Small figures for a dummy's dummy. dialog books and lots more. 

Chuck Jackson 
Box 1466 
Cedar Ridge, Ca. 95924 
Phone (916) 273-0176, Figures in wood & plastic Excellent quality. 

Mastercraft Puppets 
P.O.Box 39 
Branson, Mo. 65616 
Phone (417) 561-8100, Good soft puppets. 

Mat Puppets 
707 Red Lane 
Salem, Va. 24153 
Phone (703) 389-2528, Good soft puppets. 


Puppet and Ventriloquist Clubs and Organizations (not in any order)
Mail Center P.O. Box 423 
Windham, ME. 04062 
Phone (?), Ask about dues, other services, and news letter 

The Puppeteers of America, Inc. 
Joyce and Chuck Berty
P.O. Box 29417
Parma, OH. 44129-0417
Phone: 888-568-6235, E-mail:PofAjoin@aol.com, Creative Arts Ministry Web site: http://home.bellsouth.net/p/pwp-CAMnew

International Ventriloquist's Association, 
P.O. Box 17153, Las Vegas, NV 89114-7153 
call: 1-702-362-5553