JJ Szabo Florida
Confirmed for 2017
Sponsored by Qualatex
Shuttles to and from Airport to the The Golden Nugget are around $9.50 each way or some are $17.50 Round Trip. Here is a list of a few to call
Bell Trans 702-739-7990
Coach USA 702-644-2233
Show Time 702-895-9976
Teachers subject to change
The Bling Bling Jam July 24-27. 2017
The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Old Downtown Las Vegas
Group Discount and Code: GLBLING
3 Drinking outside is allowed outside, but new law in Vegas. It must be in a paper cup. So, if you purchase drinks make sure you have a cup from the Casino. Or, ask someone the rules.
4 Get a Players card at each casino. When you do, they give you extras! Like at the Fremont, I believe an extra $1 each time you eat at the buffet. Again, please ask on check in. If you gamble, they give you some great perks.
4 Souvenirs -The best shops are in Old Down Town. Many of the same Items available on the Strip, but way less. A great place to shop!
5 The World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. Home of the Reality show "Pawn Stars" Make sure you check it out!
6 Golden Gate Hotel and Casino. The very first Casino in Las Vegas -opened in 1905. They are famous for Shrimp Cocktail.
7 Container Park the new Hip place
8 Busking is allowed on Fremont St. Make sure you hear the rules During Patricks Class. You must now have a permit! Make sure u know the rules!
These are just a few cool things to know in Old Down Town Vegas
Got Questions? Call me
Steve Klein Producer Boston, Ma.
Magic Balloon by Fabrizio of REUNION ISLAND ( French department ) in the Indian Ocean, is an International Award-winning Balloon Artist, Magician and Clown. Since 1993, he has been Twisting around the World, performing at corporate events, Gala Evenings, Trade Show, Festivals, Parties and More !
Fabrizio's Entertainment is not only a balloon dog !
It's Comedy, It's Symphony, It's colourful, and it's Magic!
This Balloon Master, mixes Magic with Comedy and Balloons to create a fun
filled atmosphere that Adults and Kids will be Crazy Over!
Adaptable to a variety of special events needs, this Balloon twister
Extravaganza is a flexible Entertainer that can be incorporated into themed
Let's go to the Balloon Art Discovery and beyond!
(o) is a father, husband, magician and the mastermind behind Balloons!
A true balloonatic, ()) constantly has balloons on the brain ― so much so that there are balloons in his pockets at any given time. Dennis’ love for balloons began when he twisted his first one-balloon dog at his son's 7th birthday party, and now there’s nothing (0) can't create!
Faces are his forte, so it makes sense that his favorite Betallatex colors are Deluxe Toffee and Peach Blush, which is perfect for so many of his "AIR-icatures.”
A member of Team, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and The V Magic Circle. ()) has taught for several years as a featured teacher on the Balloon Webinars from "Your Party School". D is excited to be a featured teacher at this year's Bling Bling Jam- Sponsored by Betallic. D is a force to be reckoned with. He can’t wait to share some of his creative balloon ideas featuring Betallatex balloons with you!
Check out some of (o0’ creations at Balloons on Facebook.
Hotel rooms Sunday-Thursday July 23-27, 2017 Rates are as follows
Carson Tower Sunday July 23-Thursday July 27, 2017 at $59.00 per night and a $15 Dollar resort fee per night- plus 13% Tax
Gold Tower Sunday July 23-27, 2017 at $79.00 per night and a $15 dollar resort fee per day
Rush Tower Sunday July 23-Thursday July 27, 2017 at $89.00 per night and a $15 Dollar Resort Fee per day- plus 13% Tax
Gives folks access to the fitness center for 2 people daily
Does not include wet areas (A value of $20 per person, per day Plus access to the Pool
In room internet for up to 2 devices per day (Value of $14.99)
Printing your boarding pass at the Front desk or Box Office Only
2 Free Bottled waters per day
Complimentary RJ Newspapaers in the Tower lobbies from 6 Am- 10 Am
Promo Code for the Bling Bling Jam GLBLING Call Hotel at 702-385-7111
Day Passes $125 Cash Only
Limited at the door
Nao, is a magician, who learned some basic balloon twisting in 2008 on some free sites for his magic show. He has learned from many people on Facebok and love to share his work and idea's. Nao, says balloons are symbolic memories of child hood dreams, that we all forgot! So balloon artists, make dreams come true with their art! Our Little dreams, of creativity, become big dreams of reality, as we create! Nao says "If you think you can not make a new creation, take your time until you stop and make it a reality! He loves his balloon family and is super excited to see his everyone at the Bling Bling Jam 2017 in Las Vegas!
Steve Taylor Magician
He simply blew down the walls that for years had defined the limits of the possible for balloon artists. Within a very short time the extraordinary detail and refinement of his one-balloon creations astonished even veteran balloon sculptors. Not content to limit himself to simple one-balloon figures as balloon sculptors and entertainers did at that time, his repertoire of balloon figures rapidly expanded to include aircraft, animals, birds, cars, cycles, celebrity caricatures, reptiles, sports equipment, and many other phenomenally detailed innovations. He developed a balloon weaving process in 1984 which made possible a wide variety of life-sized multiple balloon sculptures that amazed and entertained audiences wherever he performed.
His Balloon Art exhibits could only be described as incredible, and regularly attracted audiences numbering in the thousands. He began working with Pioneer Balloon Company in January, 1986, teaching and demonstrating Balloon Art throughout the world. At the International Balloon Arts Convention in Orlando, Florida in August, 1994, Marvin was awarded the Crystal Award for his outstanding contributions to the Worldwide balloon industry. The Crystal is the highest honor the balloon industry at that time could bestow. It would be comparable to earning the Oscar as the Best Actor in a Feature Film in the Movie Industry. In the year 2000 He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 20 year dedication to the Balloon Industry. In 2012 he was awarded a second Lifetime Achievement Award for his 25 years of service to Pioneer Balloon Company and Qualatex balloons.
In addition to his personal accomplishments with balloon figures, Marvin and his wife, Penny, operated a successful full service balloon business for over thirty years. They travelled extensively and have decorated and performed throughout North and South America as well as in such exotic places as Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Israel, and Lebanon, and in several countries in Europe and the Far East. They developed many of the balloon decorating techniques that are in use within the balloon industry throughout the World.
Patrick Morris Las Vegas, Nevada
Simply put, Aaron "Doc" Hay loved the art of balloon Sculpture. This strange passion all started in the early 1990's when he picked up clowning as a weekend hobby that quickly turned into an unexpected steady incline within a couple of years. As Doc's interests grew, he studied different aspects of clowning and found he was drawn to balloons. The basic animals he first learned were not enough for him so he started making up with own creations. He shared his unique creations with many and taught whomever was interested in learning.
Participating in jams, conventions and large scale balloon projects, Doc found a passion and skill for creating and building giant sculpted balloons. In 2008 his first official large balloon creation for pay was created of the West Virginia State Capital Building at the Annual Festival in Charleston West Va.
Doc has has created large balloon installments throughout the Usa, Canada, China, Cruse ships and more.
The large list of accomplishments under his belt doesn't stop Doc from appearing at regular restaurants and performing at local events, festivals and parties. Often he gets asked why he still works small parties etc: and his reply is : "It doesn't matter what skill level you are at.. You gotta just always be out there doing it to stay fresh. Work is practice and practice is play when you have a passion for what you do.
Aaron Hay Ohio, USA
Brian Potvin California, USA
We are so excited for Bling Bling Jam 4! We are excited about our 2017 theme and a possible pre build! Heard your feedback we had no Jaming last year! Even though we are called a Jam we had and will have tons of classes! (Last year there was no Jam time and the best Value/ ask anyone who attended!)
Blanca started decorating for friends and family in her early 20s' just for fun that turned into a hobby. It never came across her mind that this could become a business. Than she had her second baby and wanted to work from home and have a flexible schedule. Having a strong background in party planning/decorating , she decided to expand by enrolling at the community college. She took courses in party planning, floral arrangements, and decorating. IN 2006 she was curious to learn how to make an arch for her own baby shower. This is where- her "Whole New World" Began! She took classes all over and was never worried about the costs and turned her hobby into one of the most successful balloon decoration businesses in LA called "LA BALLOON EVENTS". She also became an instructor for Conwin's "Balloon Artist Academy" She is also a founder of the QBN Mundo Latino Chapter in LA. Today she shares her knowledge by teaching others the techniques of the art of balloon decorating and successful business tips. She continues to grow and is very excited to teach for the first time at the Bling Bling Jam 2017 and share with all of you!
A native of San Diego, Steve Taylor has been in the people-pleasing business since the age of eight. At this young age, Steve began performing his comedy ventriloquism and puppetry. At age twelve he added magical illusions to the mix. By the age of fifteen, he had added playwriting, directing and film production. One of his first stage productions won Best Play and Best Director at the Master’s Drama Tournament of San Diego County. At age seventeen, his comedy film parodies won numerous awards at local film festivals and one was even picked up and aired by KPBS in San Diego.
After earning both a BA and MFA in Cinema and Performing Arts at the University of Southern California, Steve worked in Hollywood as a film editor for ten years. Steve worked on mainstream shows like Fantasy Island, TJ Hooker, Designing Women and Hart To Hart (to name a few).
In 1988, Steve left Hollywood and began Steve Taylor Productions, a company dedicated to providing clean and wholesome family entertainment through both live and filmed presentations nationwide.
Additionally, as a Professional Member of the National Speaker’s Association, Steve has taught on the creation of family entertainment and small business marketing in every major American city, in all 50 states and in three foreign countries. From 1996 to 2003, Steve created, produced and toured the US alongside David Ginn and Samuel Patrick Smith presenting their extremely popular Komedy Kidshow Klinic. Steve Taylor Productions continues its mission of providing clean family entertainment nationwide and is currently based on the West Coast. Steve, is excited to debut at the 2017 Bling Bling Jam and share his skills with all of you!
Personally, Steve is the father of two daughters, two son-in-laws and a cute dog named Coco.
Jackie Hunter Desk/Second in Command Manchester, NH
Marvin Hardy Utah, USA Sponsored by Qualatex
Confirmed for 2017
Sponsored by Betallic
Born and raised in northern Indiana, J.J. Szabo started twisting balloons at the age of 10 at a craft festival in hopes to earn enough money to buy a robot. This medium sparked his imagination and gave him a unique creative outlet. In his early 20's, J.J. joined the Michiana Twisters, a group of local entertainment professionals that discuss business aspects and share ideas. After relocating to Tampa, FL, he spent 10 years at a major theme park performing as a stilt walker, puppeteer, costumed character, dancer, balloon artist and trainer, which is where he met his wife Holly. He obtained a degree in computer animation and worked as an animator for an online gaming company. During this time, he used his artistic education and experience to help develop his balloon twisting skills. As an award winning professional balloon artist J.J. has been a featured performer throughout the country at festivals, private parties, parades and grand openings. Today J.J. has made a career with his balloon art performing at nightclubs, special events and conventions. He has created large scale builds, balloon dresses for fashion shows and fun costumes with other balloon industry professionals. J.J.'s style of balloon art is constantly evolving as he experiments with new and different balloons and techniques. He can create any new request on the spot and hundreds of different sculptures, often of his own design. When creating a new design he believes in maximum amount of detail with minimal labor. The most brilliant designs are usually the simplest.
Nao Osaka Japan Confirmed 2017
No refunds past March 1, 2017 and subject to $25 fee/any Promo free items costed out!
Folks may sell their tickets for the price they paid only and not to be used by more than one person! One registration per person.
Only to folks over 18 year of age and please contact The Bling Bling Jam for approval. It's going to be the best Jam ever!
To Mail in check/write out to
Steve Klein 9 Conestoga Rd Lexington, Ma. 02421
Folks, who are not local must stay at the Golden Nugget during the Convention, this keeps the cost down for registration. Otherwise attendees subject to an additional fee Of $100.00
Fabrizio From France/Reunion Island Confirmed 2017
Holly Lenore Alexandra Hasty Desk staff member Florida
Roger Godin Desk/Music Staff member Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan is excited to have the opportunity to bring a breath of "fresh air” to the Bling Bling Jam with her special no-helium balloon arrangements designed especially for Bling Bling Jam attendees! She respects and admires the art of the twist, but her years of experience as an instructor have primarily focused on decor designs and beautiful, air-filled techniques to increase profits. Now, at Bling Bling Jam 2017, she will premiere air-filled decor components designed for twisters to showcase their sculptures at large events and hustle the kiddies through long lines, plus arrangements to sell as interactive drop-offs and clever add-ons at twisting gigs. They’re brilliant and unique and created by Jan specifically for busy twisters!
Bling Bling Jam Early Bird Registration
$325.00 check and $335.00 Paypal
Justin Perez is a balloon artist from Naples, Florida. Five years ago at the age of 15, Justin purchased a balloon pump and decided to learn how to twist balloons. After watching You Tube videos, attending balloon conventions and countless hours of practice, Justin Became the creative artist in the family 's balloon business, The Balloon Buccaneers.
Justin has worked on large balloon sculptures with Aaron Doc Hay in West Virginia. He enjoys creating unique and intricate sculptures and is making a name for himself in South Florida. In 2016 he was thrilled to receive the honor of Top Dog at The Bling Bling Jam in Las Vegas. He is excited to be teaching at the Bling Bling Jam 2017 and looks forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!
Blanca Mendoza CBA California USA
Justin Perez 2016 Top Dog Winner/Special Guest Teacher- Florida
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At Door $350.00
Anyone transferring their registration, must email me in an email the name the persons.
Bling Bling Jam 2017
Cash at the Door only
day passes cash only!
(Limited day passes each day-based on availability)
(Until sold out)
at the Door
No Refunds past March 1, 2017
Jan Ilams Betallic Balloons