The Puppetry Track celebrates puppetry in pop culture and brings the magic of live puppetry to con goers! Featuring special guests Caroll Spinney who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”, and Steve Whitmire, puppeteer for Kermit the Frog! Other Guests include Cheryl Henson, Henson Archivist Karen Falk, “Sesame Street” performers Tyler Bunch and Pam Arciero, and puppeteer for Abby Cadabby Leslie Carrara-Rudolph.
Learn the basics in “Puppetry 101” and get advanced with “Puppetry for TV and Film”. Bring your own puppets to the “Magic Puppet Tea Party”. Learn where to get professional training in “So You Want to Be a Puppeteer”. The Puppet Improv Shows are back with shows for both kids and adults. Mike Horner makes his triumphant return with the family friendly “Timey Wimey Puppet Show” as well as the brand new “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star: A Puppet Musical”! Kids can make their very own puppet in the “Create-A-Puppet Workshop” with Lolly Lardpop. Dragon Con fan favorites Bob and Carl: The Sci-Fi Janitors will be back hosting “The Late Night Puppet Slam” for it’s 5th blockbuster year with even more geeky puppet insanity.