Puppet Slam Network: Press + Media

Press + Media appearances for the Puppet Slam Network include:

The Puppetry Journal

The Puppetry Journal  ran a substantive cover story on the world of puppet slams, featuring my work as co-founder of The Puppet Slam Network and my interviews with puppet slam artists.

Portland Press Herald 

The Portland Press Herald covered the work of the Puppet Slam Network as part of a larger story on Blainor McGough, curator of King Friday’s Dungeon in Portland, Maine.

Calgary Herald

While in Calgary, performing at the Dolly Wiggler Cabaret, I spoke about my work with the Puppet Slam Network.

Puppetry International

In “The North American Puppet Slam Scene in 2010”, Puppetry International interviewed me about my work as a curator of short-form adult puppetry and in my role as Puppet Slam Network Co-founder .

CJOB, Winnipeg

Dan Walechuck appeared on CJOB, Winnipeg radio, to discuss The Puppet Slam Network and his curation of Puppet Apocalypse.

Film Snobbery Interview

I appeared on Film Snobbery, a film making web series hosted by Nic Baisley, to discuss puppetry’s renaissance and my work with the Puppet Slam Network.

Feast of Fools

I appeared on Feast of Fools #395 – Life On Marsiana Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast where I spoke about a variety of topics, including my work with the Puppet Slam Network.

BSR 88.1 FM

On Spoiler Alert, I interviewed film produce and Puppet Slam Network co-founder, Heather Henson.

Jen Lynn, photo: Doug Wong


From 2005-2016, The Puppet Slam Network cataloged, connected, supported, and generated awareness for evenings of short-form puppetry for adults.  The Puppet Slam Network fostered connections in the growing field of independently produced puppet cabarets, so that puppet artists could know where they could perform, venues could find puppet artists, and audiences could enjoy an intimate, tactile, and compelling form of entertainment. 


Ibex  Puppetry is an entertainment company dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry in all of its mediums. Founded in 2000 and receiving multiple UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) awards, Ibex Puppetry supports puppet art in the mediums of film, stage, gallery exhibits, workshops and artist presentations. The Heather Henson Foundation has continued to support individual puppet slams beyond the run of the Puppet Slam Network and Ibex Puppetry.