By charlotte, Mar 20th, 2013, 4:20pm
Just got an email today from glass artist Ryan Blythe of Seattle. He has just opened a booth in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market to sell his handsome glass ducks. Ryan came to Duckfest 2011 in Seattle at my place and we were all impressed by the craft of his glass duckies. The ducks are quite substantial. Check out his ducks at Pike Place or his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BlytheDuckiescom?ref=ts&fref=ts or website http://www.blytheduckies.com/
Calling all rubber duck hobbyists! Duckfest is back!!
Duckfest is open to all rubber duck hobbyists whether you collect, photograph, or make rubber duck art! There will be lots of fun duck themed games and you can meet some of the folks on Duckplanet! Duckfest is a happy place where you can talk about rubber ducks for hours with your fellow enthusiasts.
We are out in the desert this year (Hesperia, California) and there will be games and tons of giveaways. And we mean tons of giveways!
This year our coordinator is Colleen (digicolleen on DP) and sponsor is Mike (havekidsdonttravel on DP) who will be showing off the Duck Room to end all duck rooms. Huge thank you sto Colleen for coordinating and to her husband Fletch for designing the crazy good invitation and to Mike for sponsoring our first ever desert Duckfest!
By charlotte, Dec 13th, 2012, 8:42pm
Watch out Godzilla! The Jackpotjoy rubber duck took over London via the River Thames! Watch these videos and try not to smile! Which incidentally is the motivation behind Jackpotjoy doing this stunt: To make people smile more. I wish I had room for one of these at my house!
By charlotte, Feb 27th, 2013, 6:33pm
Hello All, After a year-long hiatus, Duckfest will be back next year on Saturday, June 22, 2013!! Next year's Duckfest is going to be bigger and duckier than ever! If you've always wanted to attend Duckfest, this could be the one you are waiting for. Mike Humphreys (havekidsdonttravel) has generously offered to sponsor Duckfest 2013 at his home (I call it the Duck Palace) north of San Bernadino, California and he is going all out. There will be special Duckfest ducks and lots of free giveaways! We are inviting all rubber duck hobbyists whether you collect or photograph or make rubber duck art. The event is geared for grownup rubber duck fans, but supervised children are welcome to accompany their adults. The official announcement is still forthcoming as we are currently searching for someone to serve as the organizer and master of ceremonies of activities and duck games, but this is the heads up to save your pennies and vacation days!!
By charlotte, Nov 26th, 2012, 12:28am
Back in August, I gave a talk on Rubber Duck Collecting and the Path to Mastery for the local Ignite talk series where people are given 5 minutes and 20 slides that autoadvance for their whole talk. It is a pretty challenging format that forces one to be concise and to really think about what visuals to put up when. I was nervous beforehand, but once I got up there on stage I was having a good time despite having a couple hundred people looking at me. But such is the power of the ducks people loved the talk, especially the photos that Marcel and I took. Afterwards, people came up and high-fived me! Go duckies! 5 minute video.
By charlotte, Jun 5th, 2012, 3:02am
You may not have heard of Sayulita, Mexico before, but now you have a reason for wanting to go there. Not only is there a place called Bar Don Pato that has live music, but it has a large rubber duck mural out front that proclaims "In Ducks We Trust". Word.
Duckfest 2011 at the home of the Guinness World Record Rubber Duck collection is coming up. There will be games, trading, and many quacky discussions. Please let us know if you are planning to attend, so we can get our ducks in a row.
Many thanks to Fletch for his brilliant Duckfest logo design!
By charlotte, Aug 7th, 2011, 3:20pm
Announcing Duckfest 2011!
Duckfest 2011 will be held on July 9, 12 noon, and take place in Seattle, Washington, USA at the home of the Guinness World Record duckie collection. There will be games, trading, and many quacky discussions. Please let us know if you are attending, so we can get our ducks in a row. The email address to use for Duckfest related questions and rsvp's is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marcel put together another short rubber duck animation. Since so many people wrote to say how much they enjoyed the original Duck Follies (Actually, just one guy; Thanks Burl), Marcel decided to make a sequel. I would like to claim some credit also. I was responsible for turning the "propeller" for each shot. Please do not torture yourself and try to play this unless you have a fast internet connection. To the rest of you, enjoy The Transmogrifier.