Release Schedule

Welcome to the Release Schedule! You can look here for what was shown on the VPC stage by day and time.  But just because it's already happened on the schedule doesn't mean you missed it! Most of the great content that will be presented at Virtual Puppet Con: Northeast Edition 2021 is available for streaming!
Except for the Puppet Slam and Potpourri/Open Mic, most of the other content is now available for streaming.
This streaming is only available for a limited time, though. The content is only available until midnight of November 18. The Lobby is open 24 hours a day, and the store will be open until December 1!

New! Rating system (Look on the left side of event listings):
laughing Smiley Face = appropriate for Youth and Families
No icon = suitable for General Audiences (Parents, watch first to determine appropriateness for your child)
Exlamation point in a triangle = Content only appropriate for Adults (Parental discretion suggested for those aged 16-18)

Click on the "View" button to view the Schedule for that day:

Day 1 - Friday, November 5th

Day 2 - Saturday, November 6th

Day 3 - Sunday, November 7th

Day 4 - Monday, November 8th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 5 - Tuesday, November 9th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 6 - Wednesday, November 10th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 7 - Thursday, November 11th

On the Fringe

Day 8 - Friday, November 12th

Day 9 - Saturday, November 13th

Day 10 - Sunday, November 14th

Day 11 - Monday, November 15th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 12 - Tuesday, November 16th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 13 - Wednesday, November 17th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 14 - Thursday, November 18th

Streaming Day

  • Content featured on the Stage is available
  • Store is Open
  • Lobby is Open

Day 10 – Sunday Nov, 14

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9:15 AM

Film

Fun Time with Mr. Dave
By David Herrera

Children's puppet and live action program with music, special guests and a story.
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9:27 AM

Film

Puppet Story Time ‘The Book With No Pictures’

By Leigh Baltzer

Through Me To You Puppetry invites you to join Newton and his puppet friends for some storytime fun! Newton and his friends take turns presenting stories to the kids - enhanced with music & sound effects. Each "Puppet Story Time" video features a story and a song that echoes the message/theme of the book. And be sure to stay for outtakes at the end!
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9:46 AM

Film

You’re Beautiful Baby
By Vaudeville Pictures

When the lovely Linda Viens checks in with her pals she finds The Vaudeville Puppets are anxious, angry, discouraged, restless, reluctant and confused. Together they try to focus on the importance of spreading positivity and hope to their neighbors but also to themselves.
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9:52 AM

Film

The Tom Knight Show: “The Library Boogie (Featuring Mr. Dave)”
By Tom Knight

In this episode of The Tom Knight Show, Tom goes to the library at night, and all the books come out to dance! Music and lyrics by Tom Knight. Puppets by Tom Knight and "Mr. Dave" Herrera
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10:00 AM

Film

Puppet Story Time “The Times Are A’ Changin'”

By Leigh Baltzer

Through Me To You Puppetry invites you to join Newton and his puppet friends for some storytime fun! Newton and his friends take turns presenting stories to the kids - enhanced with music & sound effects. Each "Puppet Story Time" video features a story and a song that echoes the message/theme of the book. And be sure to stay for outtakes at the end!
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10:04 AM

Film

Fun Time with Mr. Dave

By David Herrera

Children's puppet and live action program with music, special guests and a story.
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9:14 AM

Film

Puppet Story Time ‘Puppet Music Time’

By Leigh Baltzer

Join Newton and his puppet gang for a series of sing-along songs! In this episode, Newton's puppet gang sings "The Twelve Days of Christmas," "I Am Enough," and "The ABC Song." Newton and his puppet friends invite YOU - both kids and adults - to join in!
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10:26 AM

Film

Beautiful Christmas
By Vaudeville Pictures

In this dark and difficult time, may we each and all find ways to give and receive light and peace.
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11 AM

WORKSHOP

Never Too Old – Using Puppets with Middle and High School Students

By Deborah Velto

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12:30 PM

PERFORMANCE

Vaudeville Pictures: Interviews

By Vaudeville Pictures

See the Invited Guests:

Peter Court
Ruadhan Gormally
Tom Knight

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2PM

REGIONAL MEETING

Annual Regional Business Meeting

Annual Business meeting 

Each Guild of the Region will report on what they have done this year, there will be discussion of the upcoming Puppet Homecoming Festival in October, and your chance to bring up questions and concerns with the Regional Director and other members of the Region.
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3:30 PM

IT'S THE PARADE!

Puppet Parade!

Puppet Parade! Parading of the Puppets!

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4:30 PM

WORKSHOP

Walsh/ Coventry Marionettes-Workshop

By Dan Butterworth

Three teachers and two schools create a carved, wooden, marionette show
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6PM

PANEL

Puppets and Social Justice

Panel/Talk

How puppetry can be used to explore topics related to Social Justice Issues and Identity.
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7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE

Vaudeville Pictures: Interviews

By Vaudeville Pictures

See the Invited Guests:

Homeslice
Deb Velto

“Abenaki Stories” – Students will present three Abenaki stories using puppets.

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9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE

Shadow Dance

By Dan Butterworth

Shadow puppet dances from audience point of view and, then, from back stage.
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9:08 PM

PERFORMANCE

Hat Trick

By Kathy MacLellan

Songs, poems and stories about hats.

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