I recently got back from Kapital Kidvention in Washington, D.C. Let's take a peak at what we saw:
Kapital Kidvention is ran by Louis Meyer and his wife Lynn. It was located at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington a bit outside of the city. When you enter the check in there is a tunnel, down the left side of reception, that leads directly into the metro! This has shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, just about everything you need in a minute walk from the doors of the hotel. The best part, you never have to step outside if you don't want to. The kick off Super Jam hosted by Sillyfarm was great, Heather Green and Marcela Murad were present having a fun time with the painters and getting them excited for the weekend. This was the evening before the first night. The following day was the first day of classes and Heather started the convention off with a lecture on business practices and how to make money, which we all should have attended. If you missed it then shame on you!!! The classes which followed were great with my Eye Design class being one of them. Each progressive jam night was amazing with such talented artists feeding off of each other and creating some great works of art. Some other great artists such as Wiser Oner, Lea Selley, Melissa Munn, Sean Avram, Corey Morgan, Ronnie Mena and Mark Reid were in attendance.
There was also a special game Louis created where 5 artists paint one model, however the catch is you can't see what the other person painted till you got up to the model. Each artist had 2 minutes and we rotated 3 times!!! One of the highlights for me was the Magic show on Saturday featuring my friend, Michael Dardant. Claiming over 20 first place titles in Magic Competitions and ranking 7th in the World, you do not want to miss an opportunity to see him perform. He had everyone in stitches laughing within seconds of opening the show. Closing with me on stage blindfolded, holding an orange in one hand on top of my head and Michael with a razor sharp knife aimed at that orange.
For the closing evening on Sunday Louis organized a show for all the adults and children of the attendees, free of charge. All in all, with location, access and entertainment this show is definitely worth going to and if you have the opportunity to attend, don't miss out.