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2016 Calendar of Events

It took a bit of work, but I have updated the calendar with events for 2016.

From time to time, I get emails from various groups that are hosting a convention asking if I would post it on my website. For the most part, if the event is related to clowns or entertaining at events and open to the general public, I will post it when I get the chance. When sending something to be posted, please send all of the important details so I don’t need to search for them myself. I try to post the following information:

Name of Event:
Date(s) of Event:
Location of Event or Hotel (with address):
Website for additional information:

I have been working on gathering the details for the various clown, face painting, and balloon twisting conventions in 2013. The Calendar of Events page has been updated with details about many conventions for the coming year.

Note to convention planners…
I would be happy to add your events to the calendar. The events MUST be open for the general public to register and MUST be more than one day. To make things easier for me, please send me the information in the following format:

Event Name:
Event Dates:
Event Location: (Hotel or convention center name and address)
Event Website:
Short Description:

Websites for Clowns

I am in the process of building two new websites. This website (Just for Clowns) and Websites for Clowns. Both are websites that will hopefully provide information that will help the professional clown, but their focus will be different.

I plan to use the website to discuss topics related to becoming a better clown. I will share jokes, announcements of upcoming conventions, product reviews, and other items that I come across.

I plan to use Websites for Clowns to present topics related to the business side of being a clown including websites, business cards, and marketing. I launched my own personal website in 2004 and since then have created and maintained several other websites for myself and others. I have also spent countless hours on the Internet and hope to be able to share some of what I have learned.

Welcome to Just For Clowns

Welcome to Just For Clowns, a new blog by Mike Becvar aka Sir Toony Van Dukes.  In 2009, I started another website project, The Clown Network, where I am creating a resource for the professional clown. One of the challenges that I faced with that website is the fact it is hand coded and not using a database to manage the content. It means it takes a little more effort on my part to maintain and update the content. I am hoping that by using a WordPress Blog template, that it will be a little easier for me to manage this website. This also mirrors some of the work I have done with the Face Painting and Balloon Twisting Blog which I created in April 2011.

Welcome and let’s hope for a long and successful future.