A former MMA fighter and theater major, Brian Potvin has taken his creativity and determination to new levels with the help of balloons. As the Ballusionist, Brian now performs on TV, at posh parties, art events and corporate celebrations creating unbelievable works of balloon sculpture.

In 2003, divided by his passions, Brian began working as a clown at parties to help pay the bills. He immediately saw the opportunity that was ignored by his competitors. As a clown, he had the chance to reinvent himself constantly, to create, to work with people and to expand his knowledge of the arts; all while having a blast. In a few years, he found that he could create anything he wanted with balloons. He also found his voice in creating the balloons — making jokes, amping up the party and creating a whirlwind of wonder.

The makeup came off and he started spending hours twisting latex to make the things he loved, like movie and comic characters, as well as anything he could imagine. Since then, he’s had the chance to share his balloon creations on TV shows around the world with hundreds of celebrities including Gwen Stefani, Dean Kane, Sascha Baron Cohen and David Arquett.

2024 theme "10 year Anniversary" "Aluminum Year"

in Person July 14 Pre/Set up day-July 18, 2024

 ​Instructors/Classes- Subject to change! Twisting & Decoration Classes

John started twisting in 1984 and went full time in 1993. He has busked around the world, taught and still creates with passion and love. He is a real jam room jammer who is old school with always a new twist and more! He is looked at as an icon in the balloon industry. He is so looking forward to share at this first Bling Bling Jam in Las Vegas! 

Donate on paypal to the Jeff Hayes Scholarship fund for 2025

at Once we have enough in the fund for 2025

​We will announce it!

Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Patrick started face painting and balloon twisting at age 16. Acted at Garfield little theater in Cleveland. A member of freemasonry and Scottish Rite. A first tenor. Side show performances and a fire-eater and fire breather. By the time he was 25 he was a full time clown. After 16 tears moved to Las Vegas to pursue an acting job that land him work at Harrah's and Caesars . But still street performing, doing parties and restaurant work as a balloon twister. Working part time at Sin City comedy club. 

Shuttle to and from Airport to Binion's ​

Bell Trans 702-739-7990 800-274-7433 Around $15 each way

CX Bus Public Bus Around $2.00 each way 702-228-7433 Drops off at Casino Center 

List of some fun things to do and Know about on Fremont St


People either think inside of the box or outside of the box. However for Mickey Silver,


Mickey has always understood that to create the impossible he first has to think the impossible. Mickey takes you to a new dimension, where you will be amazed of what is possible with his magical sleight of hand, I.E."THE HANDS OF LAS VEGAS"!

What this man does with his hands will make you seriously question your senses as your experience is not just magic but supernatural! 

Bling Bling Jam will be 10 years old in 2024! (2014-2024) 2024 line up! (Subject to change) July 14-18, 2024

​Sharon Woolfolk Owner/ Designer BeginAgain Events in Palmdale, California Florist, Balloon Artist and Certified Event Decorator since 1987. 

Debbie Stevens (The Diva) Has been teaching at balloon conventions for over 20 years - sharing her knowledge of everything from balloon dresses & accessories, to insanely large balloon designs.  The Diva, has won numerous industry awards including:  Top Fashion Designer, Top Twister, Ralph Dewey Award, and The David Grist Memorial Award.

​CJ Nelson is an award winning artist that has been twisting balloons for more than fifteen years!  He lives in a Small college town and operates a successful balloon entertainment -decor company.  


Ken Stillman has pioneered the balloon industry since the early 90s A few of his personal accomplishments include His life size Princesses, Awesome Bouquets, Super Heroes, Balloon Beads, and His famous Hitch Hiker Hat.

​​​​Folks, who are not local must stay at the Binions/4 Queens during the Convention and must use book through the room block only!-This keeps the cost down for registration. Otherwise attendees subject to an additional fee Of $100

Ask for ur "FUN BOOK" For buy one get one free/half price on ur meal at most of the restaurants at Binion's and the 4 Queens Hotel. You must book on the block and not a third party to ask for your book at check in! 

Mickey Silver "Hands of Las Vegas"

​Bling Bling Jam las Vegas in Person in July and attend in person for jam classes and More! 

Virtual classes will vary!

Joe Mock from Buffalo, NY, has been twisting up the future of balloons for 11 years. He's part of the Dynamic Duo "Balloon Brothers". His life mission is to help every Twister become the best version of themselves, and reach their maximum twisting potential. He'll be teaching brand new designs and concepts at Bling Bling Jam 2024.

No refunds  and subject to $50 fee/any Promo free items costed out!/ No transfers to anyone who already has a deposit down. Only transfer to someone who is a new registrant and needs to be approved on a case by case basis! No double transfers and all credits from 2020 must be used by 2022 events! Or any other year! If anyone cancels for covid and or any other reason, They will still receive the re plays for that year! (Meaning no credits for the following year as the reason we have replays)
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- Must always be post marked before registrations go up in price!

​Blanca Mendoza is a  CBA. She loves  creating quality, unique & spectacular custom designs for all types of events. She has been in the balloon industry for over 20 years. Her company, LA Balloon Events is base in Los Angeles, CA. Her creativity begins from a simple vision to making it a reality using different colors, shapes and sizes to create a wow factor in every event. She is excited to return to the Bling Bling Jam 

Jan is highly recognized for clever new balloon design concepts with Betallic foils and Sempertex latex presented to students in classrooms around the world. She 's well known for consistently showcasing a fresh palette of balloon designs and innovative techniques in her entertaining and inspriring presentations.

Darren Mortiboy started twisting back in 2014. He loves creating and sharing his balloons with the world!  Darren is from Northern Ireland  and will be with us for the first time in person in Las Vegas! He is very excited to share some of his new designs and meet The Bling Bling Jam Family!

  Registration Early bird of $375.00 (FIRM) ends on June 30, 2024 in person Jam July 14-18 2024 Bling Jam fully paid no refunds or transfers  Pay Pal Fees Apply -($389.07) Then Goes up to $450.00

Kids under 12 years old $125.00- parent needs to be present/registered

As Always bring your own balloons!  Click on Add to Cart for payment. We also accept Cash App and Zelle. Email for that is

In the event-if we are shut down in the summer of 2024/mandates that keep many from coming in person the event will then be virtual and for the same dates and times!  We can't control Covid!

  Thanks for visiting The Bling Bling Jam The- "JACKPOT" Deco-Twisting Convention

           Plus so much more!           

The Best convention for your buck with 5 days of learning-plus many replays, Zooms and more!

Most of our attendees are full time and Deco Twisters! We have a active jam room, competitions, business classes, magic, panel discussions, the newest product vendors/jam product (the best quality in the industry), Entertainment, awards, raffles, Parade, Balloon Couture Fashion show and costume, the local media and always more! Once you attend you too will say "Bling it on" We look forward to joining our Balloon Family at Bling bling Jam! 

Hotel rooms Sunday-Friday July 14-18 2024  

Around $39.00- $59.00 (plus for upgrade sides/room/larger rooms etc)  Price goes up after June then subject to availability) Sunday-Thursday during the conventionplus 13% tax and NO RESORT FEES!!! Folks must book in room block, or subject to a fee. 

1- The Fremont Experience -Directly outside Binions Hotel and  Casino. Home of the Viva Vision (The Largest LED Screen in the World! Light show outside every hour on the hour-starting at 8 Pm- 1 AM. Bands/shows Street performers all happening at different times!

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 


Group Discount for 2024

Sleeping Rooms

4 Queens Four Queens: 

Apache Hotel: CR0711A
Four Queens: CV0711A


​​(800) 634-6045, press 1.

Then State: Bling Bling Jam Balloon Convention.  Group code only works when calling/not online!