Fun at IJA festival in Winston-Salem


       We spent a wonderful week doing workshops and juggling at the annual convention. Calder did the special workshop with Yuri Pozdniakov and had a great time. We saw many incredible jugglers including Viktor Kee, Peter Davison, and the Peapot Jugglers. It was an absolutely phenomenal convention.      

       Everything about the location was perfect; hotels very close by, Steven’s Centre for shows right there, lots of variety for food nearby. The hotel staff stated they were very happy we were there as this time of year business is normally very slow.

       Davin wished the ceilings were higher for diabolo, but other than that the venue was very good. Even Karai wants to go again next year, even though it was so hot at the beginning of the week that she swore she wouldn’t again do a juggling convention in a hot climate in July. She simply had too much fun, and the air-conditioning was everywhere.


4 Responses to “Fun at IJA festival in Winston-Salem”

  1. Tobi Says:

    Nice Paul, I read the extra paragraph.

  2. Karai Says:

    OK, it is fair to say I have been permanently corrupted by the fun factor of juggling conventions. Normally I am a normal (albeit a knitting) mom, who occasionally juggles, just for variety, but these conventions are so decadently joyful and focussed and GOOFY fun, I must perforce succumb to their siren call.
    Next year I am going to Lexington, Kentucky with absolutely no idea what that entails, or if it even exists anywhere but in some juggler’s imagination, and in the heat of mid-summer (madness!). And I know that, wherever the one for 2009 is located, I will be happy to go, just because these hilarious new friends that are jugglers have decreed the location as Party Central. Yay! You can come, too. I hope you do!

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