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About our Special Guest
Seattle-based community organizer/activist Val Thomas-Matson talks to us about developing award-winning local children’s show “Look, Listen and Learn” (LL+L). LL+L produces children’s television to bridge the achievement gap in Washington so that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) kids enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Featuring local children and teachers at learning venues across King County, LL+L applies brain development knowledge to foster learning and enhance caregiver relationships.
Just a head’s up: the website is in the midst of a redesign for 2021 with a few pages being reorganized and a new look coming soon. Hint: Meetings can now be found under Events.
This is a great time for members to send in their puppet pictures for our Photo Gallery. Please include design and photography credits. Also, if you’re a PoPS member involved in any (online?) shows right now, we’d love to spread the word on our home page. Not a member yet? It’s easy to join online or by mail.
Our President, Rachel Jackson, has a piece in Toronto’s next Concrete Cabaret!
Concrete Cabaret #7 – A Very Special Holiday Special Sunday, December 13, 2020 @4pm PST
Seasons are changing. Nights are getting longer. Winter cozies will be upon us soon. Concrete Cabaret is planning a holiday special! We have special guests, special puns, and special videos working with the medium of performing objects and puppetry.
This is a live, ticketed event on Zoom, suggested donation $5-10 or whatever you can afford! NOTAFLOF.
Puppet artists active between January 1, 2019 – March 1, 2020 who have lost work due to COVID-19 may be eligible for financial assistance. Apply by December 27, 2020 to the Direct Relief Fund for Puppet Artists at https://www.puppeteers.org/relief Donations to the fund are also welcome.
Workshop: “How I Make Money With Puppets On The Internet” Puppeteer Grant Baciocco tells you how his puppet character went from a couple hundred followers to over 2 million followers in less than two years and how he monetized that following to create income.
More About Our Presenter: Grant Baciocco is a content creator and performer who is on the forefront of all things new media. Back in 2004 he created the popular, family friendly podcast The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd which went on to release over 150 episodes and garnered awards and praise from iTunes, SPIN Magazine and TiVo to name a few. He then went on to work for the Jim Henson Company as the creator, producer and host of the Henson.com Podcast. He is also the creator of several other award winning, family friendly podcasts including Did This Happen? and Grant’s Advent Calendar Video Podcast. In addition, he is a puppeteer improvisor member of the Jim Henson Company’s Puppet Up! Uncensored troupe and has hosted the show on numerous occasions. His comedy music act, Throwing Toasters, has toured clubs and colleges across the country, played a sold out show at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, had several #1 hits on the Dr. Demento show and opened for “Weird Al” Yankovic. For 5 years he served as an associate producer on Joel Hodgson’s Cinematic Titanic. He can also be seen weekly as a ringside interviewer on Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. He is also the creator/owner of Saturday Morning Media, a trans-media company focused on creating quality family friendly content.