Hotel rooms Sunday-Friday July 19-23, 2020 Around $30.00 Sunday-Thursday during the convention and $18 resort fee/ Folks must book in room block, or subject to a fee. 

Resort fee:

Holly Hasty Florida Registration Desk- Life of the Party -Sponsored by Bling Bling Jam

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

JJ Szabo bio:

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 and graphic artist for an online gaming company. During this time, he used his artistic education and experience to help develop skills as a costume fabricator and balloon twister. As an award winning professional balloon artist J.J. Szabo 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 mediums 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.” 

Brian Potvin California, USA Sponsored by Qualatex Balloons

​Confirmed for 2019!

Shuttles to and from Airport to the The Plaza 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


Group Discount and Code: SBLINGJ 


 for 2021

Balloon Diva
Balloon Diva began working as a balloon artist in 1997, and has since won numerous industry awards, including “Top Fashion Designer” in the 2019, 2015, 2012 & 2008 at Balloon Couture Competitions.  Balloon Diva dresses have been featured in fashion shows in China, Hong Kong, Europe, United States and etc Also in 2014, Balloon Diva  had the honor of winning Top Twister.

Balloon Diva enjoys sharing her passion, knowledge and experience with balloon dresses and fashion shows.  As well as her love for balloon creations, from small bracelets to insanely large characters. Balloon Diva  has been teaching for over the past 15 years 
Balloon Diva has also produced numerous videos on balloon designing from Balloon Dresses to 646 Creations.  Her balloon designs and instructions have also been featured in Balloon Magi

Balloon Diva is both owner and proud member of her own company and is a family of 6 balloon artists, entertaining at Fashion Shows, Corporate Events, Trade Shows, Festivals and Fairs, Etc.

Gergo Csatai Hungary (2nd time Teaching in at The Bling Bling Jam 2019)

Sponsored by Funny Balloons/GEMAR Balloons!

We are so excited for Bling Bling Jam 6! We are excited about our 2020 theme!  (Balloon Legends) Large Jam room!~ Even though we are called a Jam we had and will have tons of classes! 

JJ Szabo Florida Sponsored by Bling Bling Jam

Rob Driscoll Portsmouth, England First Time Teaching in USA IN 2019 Sponsored by Bling Bling Jam


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.

Rob Driscoll Sponsored by The Bling Bling Jam-

Rob has been a full time professional magician and balloon twister for over 20 years, having started out in 1994. Professionally he works as "The Bowtie Balloon Guy", and as well as fulfilling bookings for dedicated balloon twisting under the name, he also creates balloon models in all his standard magic shows. Rob is also a Amateur photographer and with his photo skills created "MY Daily Balloon", 'Twisted Cinema", "A-Z Endangered Species", "It's a Balloon World After All", and his current project "Another Fine Myth"

Furthermore, Rob had had the privilege of taking his skills and experience into teaching and he has lectured twice for the United Twisters in the Netherlands, Twisters Club in Ansterdam, The Blackpool Balloon Bash, CEBA IN Barcelona, NABAS in the UK, Amscan's Balloonin Marvelous in the UK, The Congress of Aero Designers in the Ukraine, and for Graham Lee's Care and Share Days.

Rob's work has also been featured in many online and print publications including The Daily Mail, Mail Online, The Sun, The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Take a Break Magazine. 

Nao Osaka Japan Sponsored by Bling Bling Jam 2019

​Arla Albers has been in business for over 27 years.  In the Washington DC area, she is the fastest and best (and highest paid per hour) face painter.  Arla is a retired Navy Commander. She has face painted or twisted balloons on over 25 cruises with both Royal Caribbean and MSC Cruise lines.  Her travels have taken her all over the continental U.S. teaching face painting. She was the FPBA convention’s “Imagine That” (tips and tricks) instructor.  Many years ago, Arla was the person who actually brought full face painting into the DC area and taught there. She has worked for the White House as well as congressmen, many country clubs, restaurants and more.  Arla’s classes are for practical, on the job gigs, not for the face that takes an hour to paint. Her goal is to make you the expert so that you look really good to your clients.

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. Married to Linda since 1997

​​In 1980, Mark Zettler founded Life O' The Party to provide novelty entertainment, singing telegrams and balloon deliveries.  The business was started with just a gorilla suit and a telephone. Today, Mark along with his wife Andrea, run one of the oldest and largest companies of its kind in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.  Life O' The Party (, along with their other company, Balloonacy ( offering balloon decor and deliveries, novelty telegrams, DJ's, along with wholesale balloon supplies online at, and hundreds of party entertainers.

Mark and Andrea have been dedicated to events for balloons, décor and entertainment for the past 39 years. 

An International Special Event Society, (now International Live Event Association) member since 1997, he served on the NY Metro Chapter Board of Directors for seven years, including as President during the Chapter’s first (and only) Chapter of the Year honors.
Some of Mark's National accounts Include..
Petco, 7-Eleven, Five Below, Chase Bank, Bob's Discount Furniture, 
Sav-A-Lot Stores, Aldi Foods

Vincenzo Musto Italy Sponsored by Funny Balloons/GEMAR 2019

First Time Teaching at The Bling Bling Jam!

Patrick Morris Las Vegas, Nevada

Confirmed for 2019

1- The Fremont Experience -Directly outside The Golden Nugget 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 

 ​Instructors/Classes- Subject to change! Twisting classes, Balloon Decoration Classes, 

Mark Zettler Confirmed for 2019 Sponsored By BALLOONstitute and BALLOON & Parties Magazine

Patricia Bunnell USA Sponsored  by Betallic Balloons Confirmed 2019

Steve Klein Producer Boston, Ma.

Donate on paypal to the Scholarship fund for 2021 at Once we have enough in the fund for 2020 , we will make an announcement!

Debbie Stevens Canada Confirmed 2018

Janet Lenox Desk/Music Staff member Las Vegas, Nevada 2019

Jan Ilams Betallic Balloons 2019

​July 18-22, 2021  at The Plaza Hotel and Casino Las Vegas ​

July 17-21 2022 at The Plaza Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

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!
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 The Plaza 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 $100.00

  Registration 2020 Super Early Bird with a Small Ear Twist Bling Jam Patch from the past-Included value up to $15.00 Only on this Link fully paid no refunds or transfers till April 1,2020. $295.00 Check and $304.12 Paypal International Fees Apply.

Jan Iiams, education director for Betallic and international, award-winning instructor, will present brand-new balloon décor design classes especially developed to inspire 2019 Bling Bling Jam artists. Classic décor enhanced with Betallatex entertainer balloons is a perfect match for artists who want to expand what they offer to customers and to increase profits. Jan will grow your skill set and boost your confidence in two all-new décor classes and a hands-on organic stage workshop. Bring your camera and get ready to bBrilliant with Betallic balloons!

 Got Questions? Call me


Patricia Bunnell is an award-winning, internationally recognized balloon twister and teacher. She has taught at more than 30 workshops, conventions and jams all over the world. She also has five DVDs on the market and is constantly creating more.

Patricia started her career as a balloon twister in 1990. She developed her skills by attending local clown conventions and then moved on to balloon conventions, which took her skills to a new level. As she perfected her skills, she developed her own unique style. Her passion is “mob twisting,” also known as “line twisting.”

A published author for Betallic, Patricia has also written for the top international clown group, Clowns of American International, worldwide. She has also contributed articles for Balloon HQ.

Patricia is passionate about her art and loves to share it with others. She looks forward to teaching you her techniques using Betallatex balloons as you incorporate them into your own style.

Balloon Diva Confirmed for 2019! Sponsored by Bling!

Eric Weinstein USA Top Dog 2018 Bling Bling Jam Winner Guest teaching Spot!

Confirmed for 2019!

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 2019 in Las Vegas!

Jackie Hunter Desk/Second in Command Manchester, NH

 No transfers and no refunds! Must be paid in full by June 1, 2020 or subject to loss of down payments!

Please email with Shirt Size and full name and phone number.

Anyone transferring their registration, must email me in an email the name the persons.

Arla Albers Fairfax, Va 2019

Super Super Early Bird $100 Down $103.30 Paypal USA /International Fee's apply. Balance my be paid off by May 1, 2020 no refunds no transfers. No Patch.

Holly Hasty bio:

Holly Hasty, originally from Atlanta GA, is a professional Dancer, Stiltwalker, Balloon Artist, DJ, Mermaid, Burlesque Performer, and Party Starter Extraordinaire in Tampa, FL. She began dancing at the age of 6 and has performed with many celebrities including Tina Turner, Travis Tritt, Shock G, Ruby Rose, Marshmello and Darius Rucker. She met her husband JJ Szabo at Busch Gardens Tampa where she performed as a dancer, costume character, princess, puppeteer, and party starter for roughly 7 years. She then began branching off and booking gigs independently and is now a full-time entertainer and award winning costume builder.

Will Bradshaw Magician Las Vegas 2019

William Bradshaw is an award winning magician. He has worked for the Magic and Mystery school of Las Vegas for the Last five years and has been recently awarded the highest award from the Mid-America Festival.