KIDabra International also known to all of us as The
Association of Kidshow and Family Performers is growing so quickly. Like
the children for whom these gifted performers work, the organization has
matured. In fact, it is in its teens.
This August (August 16th – 19th), KIDabra will celebrate its
15th birthday – its quinceanera – with the help of friends and family in
beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee's
Music Road Hotel.
Our favorite performer and certainly America's
Favorite Kidshow Performer, the lovely Trixie Bond will be attending, teaching,
performing, helping, encouraging, and enjoying the event. That, by itself, is sufficient reason to
But wait, there's more.
Check out the line-up of stars you'll meet this August:
Trevor Lewis, Terry Evanswood, Steve Axtell, BJ Hickman, Jim
Snack, Ken Scott, Greg McMahan, Jozo Bozo, Mike Bent, Eddy Wade, Tim Sonefelt ,
Gary Shelton, Julian Franklin, Marty and Brenda Hahne, Scott Francis,
Steve Kissell, Carol Collins, Rick Hubbard, and Steve Snyder.
As if this was already not more than enough to convince you,
the KIDabra Executive Staff will be there as well: Bruce Bray, Tate Elliott,
Leo Salgado, Dede Francis, Ken Scott, Glenn Strange, Dave Hill, Ralph the
Great, Tim Sonefelt, Tami Daniel, Dennis Michael, David Allen, Tess Andrews
KIDabra is involved in so many new activities, it is tough to keep track. We can't wait until their own driver's
license so we don't have to drive them around town.
For instance, KIDabra now has a section on The Magic Café . Affiliate
chapters are springing up all around the world, and official publications are
being distributed to those who take their Kidshow Magic seriously.
We have it on good authority there will be at least two new
vendors at the conference this summer.
Brian South of Creative Magic will be on-hand with his fold-flat, pop-up
illusions you've seen advertised and used by Mac King in his show. While you're at the Creative Magic web site, be sure to sign-up for their Cutting Edge news.
Greg Hamilton of The Magic Parlor has brought life to the
Rabbit in the Hat Puppet. He'll be
sharing his ideas, books, costumes, props, and of course puppets.
Speaking of puppets, Steve Axtell and his Axtell Expressions
is just one of the dealers scheduled to appear.
Mr. Axtell's puppets are among the best made and a Quinlan's Inside
Magic Fave. We have two and find they
are worth more than their asking price.
Chance Wolf will be offering his very unique and well-made
wares. Mr. Wolf is one of the most
creative people we know. His products
are so well made they could be collector's items but they are so functional and
effective, you can't keep them on the shelf.
Check out the incredible KIDabra web site (new and improved)
to learn more about the upcoming shows and convention. You can also join KIDabra to receive their
prestigious and very practical KIDabra Journal.
Visit www.kidabra.org right
now and get started. We hope to see you