Archive for October 26, 2012

Catch The Spirit

It’s almost Halloween and soon the little kids will dress up in the favorite costumes. Some will go with the traditional costumes like ghosts, goblins, and witches. If you want to have your own Halloween Fun, consider going to the Clowns of America International, COAI convention in Richmond, VA in April 2013. The conventions them is “Catch the Spirit of Richmond” where we will be celebrating with a Halloween inspired National Convention designed to inspire, delight and potentially frighten even the seasoned veteran clown.

Register NOW before the price goes up from $175 to $195 on November 1st. It’s still a great value but wouldn’t you rather spend that $20 in the vendor Bootique? Go to the 2013 COAI Convention – Catching the Spirit of Richmond, website to download and print the registration form.

Convention Fees:
$175- Until Oct 31, 2012
$195- Until Jan 31, 2013
$225- Until the Convention
Jr. Joey deduct $25

Catching the Spirit of Richmond
COAI 2013 Convention
April 16-21, 2013
Holiday Inn Midlothian-Richmond Koger Center
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond, Virginia 23235
Hosted by: Virginia Alley #3

Hotel Front Desk: 804-379-3800 Hotel Fax: 804-379-2763
$89/Night for Single, Double, Triple, or Quad

Be sure to mention the 2013 COAI Convention
(Reservations must be made by March 15, 2013 to guarantee rate and space)


Leon McBryde has updated the ProKNOWS website. One of the first things I noticed was that he now has new pictures of each of the clown noses. The website includes three views of each nose on an actual clown face in an attempt to better show how the nose looks and fits. This should help people pick out the right nose. Now, if he only had a way to let people know if their nose is a small, medium, large, or extra large nose.

2012 Kapitol Klown’s Workshop

2012 Kapitol Klown’s Workshop
Blast from the Past
Hosted by the Kapitol Klowns Alley #6 in collaboration with The Emmett Kelly-Bello Nock Circus Fans of America Tent #41
Friday, Oct.19th & Saturday Oct.20th 2012
6:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday
8:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday

College Park United Methodist Church
9601 Rhode Island Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

12 Classes, Balloon and Face Painting Jams
Jim Howle, Tony Jones, Dave Hill, Spear Shoes, Glenn Kohlberger, Gary Cole-Snazaroo, Steve Kissell, & More

Schedule – Subject to Change

Friday, Oct. 19th, 2012
Doors open = 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Face Painting Jam & Balloon Jam Hosted by the Kapitol Klowns
Dealers will be open from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2012
Doors open at 7:30am

Light continental breakfast – Coffee, Tea and Assorted Baked Breakfast Items Hosted by the John Ringling North II/Steve and Ryan Tent #178

Welcome = 8:00am

Lecture 1, 2 = 8:30 – 9:30
Scott Correll – Puppets
Gary Cole – Face Painting- Fast Faces

Lecture 3, 4 = 9:45 – 10:45
Tony Jones – Glitter Tattoos
Mike Hummer – EZ Magic for Clowns

Lecture 5, 6 = 11:00 – 12:00
Glenn Kohlberger – Don’t Rain on My Paradeabilty
Steve Kissell – Family Fun Shows

Lunch = 12:00 – 1:00

Lecture 7, 8 = 1:00 – 2:00
Jim Howle – Makeup – Character Clowns
Steve Kissell – 50 Performance Tips for Entertainers

Lecture 9, 10 = 2:15 – 3:15
Gary Cole – Face Painting – Challenges Speed, Variety
Glenn Kohlberger- Sounds Funny 2 Me

Lecture 11, 12 = 3:30- 4:30
Tony Jones – Using Your Gifts in Clowning
Jim Howle – Comedy of Errors

Last time to Shop 4:30 – 5:00
Live Auction 5:00
It’s Show Time 5:30