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 Post subject: BOOKS AND VIDEOS ABOUT KIDSHOWS
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:26 pm 
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Everyone that has some good resources for stating a kidshow and setting it up post it here.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:31 pm 
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one name DAVID GINN!


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 Post subject: Shows
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:33 am 
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Look on David Ginn,Sammy Smith or Steve Kissell sites. They have plenty to do research on children's shows. These guys are giants in this field.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:51 am 
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Sam Sadler is an awesome kids magician.
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Terry Herbert is a good source to learn from :D :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:28 pm 
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Definitely David Ginn here are a few other resources:

Birthday Magicians Handbook by Dave Fiscus
Terry Herbert's Children's Magic The Herbert Way
Dan Harlans Pack Small Play Big Kid's Birthday Show (An excellent show all done out of a briefcase!!)

If you are serious about booking shows, promoting etc a good resource is David Ginn's The Only 3 Ways to Book Your Show. Hope it helps.


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 Post subject: Ginn
PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:36 pm 
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You can't go wrong with Ginn stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Ginn
PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:51 pm 
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sluggo wrote:
You can't go wrong with Ginn stuff.


I beg to differ, if you are trying to be a birth day party performer, there are better books and tapes. David Ginn, is a school performer, and library magician. His advice on kids magic is good, but on the specifics of birthday parties, you will not learn a lot.


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 Post subject: bd
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:43 pm 
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Esylvan,
Sorry that you couldn't get anything from David Ginn to help you with B.D. shows. I personnally have a number of books and videos from him that specifically helps putting a B.D. party together.
Sammy Smith and Steve Kissell is as good if not better, but if you couldn't get something from Ginn that could help you, maybe your comprehension and readiing skills aren't up to snuff!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:48 pm 
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No, I got a lot of usefull info, but I just noticed it was geered more twords schools, I was just arguing for the sake of arguing.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:54 pm 
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Can I have some names? On Ginns site he has like 3 books geared to kid shows. If he is such a world renowned author he should distrubute more books. Some names of books would help.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 7:59 pm 
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I heard Kidbiz is worth it.


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 Post subject: BD
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:25 pm 
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One of the best books on birthday parties for kids is called" The Birthday Party Business." There are several kid show entertainers that help in the writing of the book.
On Ginn's site he also has some cassette and video's that could help. Just get on the site and look them up, I won't do it for you.
Also look into Steve Kissell and Sammy Smith, I've seen both of these guys at conventions. They've made their living doing this for years and are very successful so they must know more then some of us on this site.
In order to make money you have to spend it to put a good show together. Oh, you can go the cheap route and feel your way thru, trust me it shows.
You're not fooling anyone but yourself, once the word got out about your show your bookings will start to dwindle. Sacrifice now put in the work and homework, then go out and try the paid jobs. You'll feel more confident and it'll show in your performance.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:28 pm 
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Thanks for the info sluggo. Can you just give me Steve Kissels site and sammy smiths. I tried to look them up and couldnt find a thing.


Thanks a bunch.

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