There are places where mascot people show up, to be part of the trade show scene. IFEA (International Festivals & Events), comes to mind. Or there are mascot people who go to yearly sport gatherings like the Baseball Winter Meetings. The NBA performers have an annual gathering, but there hasn’t been a mascot association.
National Mascot Association
At AvantGarb, we are big fans of everything mascot, There is no such thing as a bad mascot. All mascots bring joy and curiosity whether they are totally fabulous, or a teensy bit ragged from age. Mascots create community for all who are near them.
As mascot makers, we like to connect with other mascot makers, as well as mascot performers, mascot trainers and the marketing people who have incredible ideas for characters, that we are able to bring to life. The suppliers of the mascot stuff, the people who dye the fabric, the sewing machine guys, the fabric suppliers, the foam supplies and everyone fills orders at McMaster-Carr. Then there are the people who know where to get the props, Gameops.com, comes to mind, the video people who catch the amazing mascot moments, and the mascot fans.
Everything changes when a mascot shows up because, when a mascot shows up, you know you’re going to have fun.
I hope you join us on the journey to create the National Mascot Association. First we will be a virtual organization. When there is enough interest we will gather, meet, talk, present, exchange information
…..and, well, it is a mascot organization…so there will be hilarity and disorganization, too.