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Topic: KAX Review
Message: Posted by: danfreed (Feb 3, 2014 03:09PM)
OK, so you guys that weren't at KAX missed a very cool conference. It was near ventura at a very cool resort hotel. I went a day early and did the Warner Bros studio tour and did dinner and shows at The Magic Castle with JR, Kimmo, Silly Scott, Gary Dunn, kenn Scott, and others. that's a really cool place if you ever get a chance to go.
The conference had an excellent line-up of presenters. Some people who I've never seen. Jay Johnson did a few things and was in the gala show. The big gala show at the end was amazing - it really was the best variety show I've ever seen. There was a van that took groups of people on a tour at the nearby Axtell puppet factory - that was really neat to see how everything is done there and meet all the nice folks. I sat in the van next to Jay Johnson on the way there and he was as nice as can be. His puppets are jerks though! Steve Petra's lecture was one of the best presentations - he's top notch.
I met lots of really nice people, including a few Café members. The dealer room was small, but Axtell released about 14 new items - all great. This was the first KAX, so the turnout wasn't the best, but I'm sure it will keep getting bigger. The location and time of year, for me anyway, was much better than the Kidabra conference in TN. Here are photos (some from the Warner Bros tour): http://www.flickr.com/photos/61077844@N06/
Message: Posted by: Mr. Pitts (Feb 3, 2014 05:39PM)
Thanks for the review Dan. I'd love to attend, it sounds like it was a great conference.
Message: Posted by: axtell (Feb 4, 2014 01:04PM)
Here are all the official photos for KAX 2014 on one page! It was AMAZING!