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Felt-A-Thon Puppet Marathon Charity Event Returns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Rachel Jackson

Phone: 206-291-7922

Email:   feltathon@gmail.com

FELT-A-THON PUPPET MARATHON CHARITY EVENT RETURNS

What: The FELT-A-THON

When: Sunday, March 20, 9am – 9pm

Where: Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134

Website: http://www.feltathon.com

Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom invite puppet fans worldwide to take part in the second FELT-A-THON. The FELT-A-THON, a 12 hour puppet marathon charity event, will be held Sunday, March 20.

Beginning at 9am, Seattle-based puppeteers Rachel Jackson and Chad Allers, along with other local artists, will attempt to make 9 puppets in only 12 hours. A live stream of The FELT-A-THON will be available online, so that people everywhere will be able to tune in and watch their progress. Part of the 2016 World Day of Puppetry, all proceeds collected will go to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital.

In addition to collecting donations during the live stream event, all completed puppets will be put up for auction the next day. Those proceeds will also go to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The first FELT-A-THON was a great success, raising $1,500 for Habitat for Humanity-King County on March 21st of last year.

The 2016 FELT-A-THON will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. The entire event will be viewable for free online via live stream. Donations will be collected via IndieGoGo. Audience participation will be encouraged via social media: suggestions will be solicited, dares taken, and questions answered via The FELT-A-THON’s Twitter feed and FaceBook pages.
Guest artists include: Kendra Hayes, Sann Hall and Zane Exactly. More guests TBA.

Website: http://www.feltathon.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/FeltAThon
Twitter: @Felt_a_Thon

About World Day of Puppetry: The World Day of Puppetry 2016 invites puppeteers and community members to celebrate the art of puppetry across the country and around the world. For more information about the initiative, please visit the websites of the Puppeteers of America (www.puppeteers.org) and UNIMA-USA 

(http://www.unima-usa.org/).

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FELT-A-CON: A day of activities celebrating the art of puppeteering

The first FELT-A-CON, a day of activities celebrating the art of puppeteering, will be held Saturday, October 10, at Theatre Off Jackson.

FELT-A-CON is a day for networking, education, fun, and outreach. We welcome both professionals and enthusiasts, and puppeteers of all skill levels, from beginners to legends.

Pricing:
$55 before October 1st
$65 after October 1st
$70 walk-up registration (day of show)

Register herehttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2220383

Your Registration Fee includes:
– 3 workshops
– lunch
– a FELT-A-THON 2015 commemorative button
– and 1 admission to the October 10th performance of Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam.

Organized by Seattle-based puppeteers Rachel Jackson (MANOS – The Hands of Felt), Chad Allers (Crash Boom Puppets) and Annett Mateo (Seattle Children’s Theatre; Drunk Puppet Night), FELT-A-CON is produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson and Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam.

Presenters scheduled to appear:
Christopher Comte
Gavin Cummins
Puppeteers of America Pacific NW Regional Director Elly Leaverton
Rachel Jackson
Annett Mateo

Schedule:
10am – Noon: Workshop 1
Noon – 1pm: LUNCH
1:15 – 3:15pm: Workshop 2
3:30 – 5:30pm: Workshop 3
~ Dinner Break ~
8pm: Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. 10

Scheduled workshop topics (more details soon):
Punch & Judy basics
Shadow puppet construction
History of Shadow Puppets
Business Basics for Artists
Let’s Talk About Your Puppet
Puppeteer HiveMind

Felt-a-thon, March 21, 2015

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What: The FELT-A-THON

When: Saturday, March 21, 10am

Where: Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134

Website: http://www.feltathon.com

Vox Fabuli Puppets and Crash Boom invite puppet fans worldwide to take part in the very first FELT-A-THON. The FELT-A-THON, a 24 hour puppet marathon charity event, will be held Saturday, March 21.

Beginning at 10am, Seattle-based puppeteers Rachel Jackson and Chad Allers, along with other local artists, will attempt to make 12 short puppet videos in only 24 hours. A live stream of The FELT-A-THON will be available online, so that people everywhere will be able to tune in and track their sleep deprived progress. Part of the 2015 World Day of Puppetry, proceeds collected during the event will go to a charity chosen by popular vote.

In addition to collecting donations, audience participation will be encouraged via social media: video suggestions will be solicited, dares taken, and questions answered via The FELT-A-THON’s Twitter feed and FaceBook pages.

“We want to give people a lot of ways to participate, whether they’re here in Seattle or on the other side of the planet,” said Jackson. “We’re super eager to see how people respond here in our first year. We have lofty visions of future Felt-a-thons, with events taking place in several cities at once. ”

The FELT-A-THON will benefit one of three charities – Habitat for Humanity, charity: water or Autism Speaks. The entire event will be viewable for free online via live stream, but the finished videos will be made available to donors before the general public. Donations will be collected via IndieGoGo.

Guest artists include: Annett Mateo – Master Puppet Artisan for Seattle Children’s Theater, local band Brite Lines, and filmmaker Tonjia Atomic.

Website: http://www.feltathon.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/FeltAThon
Twitter: @Felt_a_Thon

About World Day of Puppetry: The World Day of Puppetry 2015 invites puppeteers and community members to celebrate the art of puppetry across the country and around the world. For more information about the initiative, please visit the websites of the Puppeteers of America (www.puppeteers.org) and UNIMA-USA (http://www.unima-usa.org/).

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Save the Date: Felt-a-thon

What: The Felt-a-thon

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Where: Inscape Arts Building, Studio 230

815 Seattle Blvd South

Seattle, WA 98134

Website: https://www.facebook.com/FeltAThon

Seattle, WA: The first Felt-a-thon, a puppet marathon charity event, will be held in Seattle Saturday, March 21, 2015 as part of the World Day of Puppetry

Rachel Jackson (Vox Fabuli Puppets) and Chad Allers (Crash Boom Puppets), along with other local artists, will attempt to make 12 short puppet videos in 24 hours. The entire event will accessible via live stream and Twitter feed and proceeds will go to a charity chosen by popular vote.

“The idea was inspired by my programmer friends talking about their Hack-a-thons, but the event also has a flavor of the telethons of yore,” said Jackson. “People will witness our sleep deprived insanity and hopefully that will entertain them and encourage them to give.”

About World Day of Puppetry: The World Day of Puppetry 2015 invites puppeteers and community members to celebrate the art of puppetry across the country and around the world. For more information about the initiative, please visit the websites of the Puppeteers of America (www.puppeteers.org) and UNIMA-USA (http://www.unima-usa.org/).

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