Kidology 2023, 18/19th September.

Started by Graham Lee, September 20, 2023, 07:02:12 PM

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Graham Lee

Ooops, I thought I had put this up on Balloon Chat to promote the event. I have posted a few times on Facebook but usually do plug the event here as well.

I'm just about to start posting pictures from the event, there was a great line up and as many have said it was
probably the best one so far with a great line up and variation of workshops.
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Here we go then with some of the pictures from the event.
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I think there were 9 dealers in total.
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Some of the stands were still setting up.
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I did not recognise Ian with his newly acquired beard, he he.
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All the dealers, will start posting pictures from the workshops and shows tomorrow.
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It was then onto the workshops, Richard Pinner was the first one of the day entitled "Magic For Children" Richard is a good old pro and worth listening too.
Then Megan Swann who was the President of The Magic Circle with "Theming Magic" Megan was into
recycling and saving the planet magic and gave a nice talk on the subject.

Made me Sausage Dog, one of me favourites.
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Tricky Ricky was up next with his workshop on "Talking Tricks" it was pun after pun with visual jokes as well.
Another excellent workshop.

This was funny, I had the firing Gun on my stand at the event that did get a few people checking how it was made and went together.
I then saw him sitting six feet away from me watching the tutorial on my BalloonTube tutorial. I did say just come over to
the stand and I'm happy to make it here and now with you. But he was happy to continue to watch the online tutorial.
This is the link in case anyone would like to make it, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARG1QH-grXY&t

The next workshop was from Roy Charles "Real Magic" who is one of my all time favourite entertainers. He is just so funny.
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Alec did get a good crowd in for the event and from posts I've seen on Facebook many thought it was the best convention yet.
Which is nice for Alec after all of his hard work.

Phillip was after a Pikachu for the end of October, he has told me this is now in his freezer and he is hoping it will last and be OK for then.

The last workshop of the day was from Russ Brown who is one of the organisers for the Blackpool magic convention.
His workshop was called "Yes Man" and saying yes to anything that came in and working things out from there.
Russ talked about some of the situations where he said yes and how that lead onto other things happening
in his life as he took the gamble to say yes to the original request.
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Cabaret time for the evening how, this started off with an excellent singer, Hayley Louise.
Hayley also did a 45 minute session at the end of the evening and was excellent.
Richard Pinner did the opening spot and was the compare during the evening, there was a slight technical error/problem
at the beginning but Richard coped with it very well and made a few funnies due to the situation.
You can see he is a good old pro and has worked many situations before.

Megan Swann was up next with her signature act which has developed over the years since I last saw it with a lovely floating ball effect as well.
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Tricky Ricky was up next with his fast paced puns that had everyone either laughing or groaning.
Richard doing a little spot before the next act that was Roy Charles who was just so funny.
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Russ Brown was the last act of the night with his any drink called for.

I did stay over and watched the children's entertainer of the year competition which I enjoyed.
We are unable to take any pictures as they do have 150 children from a local school in so there is not pictures or videoing at all.

The acts taking part were,
Frosty
Tommy
Ryland
Tony Baloney
Mr Siney
Lucy-Lost-It

This is Olivia with Alec before the children arrived with the said trophy.
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And the winner being presented with the trophy from PJ on the left was.............. drum roll
............ Mr Shiney.

Thanks to Alec and everyone else who helped make this a really fabulous year to be attending the event.
It was very much appreciated by everyone and as many have said this was possibly the best year so far.

It was lovely seeing everyone around the venue and all those who came to the stand for a natter and a catch up, always appreciated XXxx.
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