“Each year, the state of Kentucky hosts the biggest global convention of ventriloquists in the world. The Convention takes place next to the Vent Haven Museum, a venue dedicated to the art of ventriloquism which is also a cemetery of sorts: this is where puppets who no longer perform on stage – often after the death of their owner – come to be kept and exhibited. The Convention is an opportunity for ventriloquists from all over the United States, and the rest of the world, to meet, network, make friends, and build professional relationships. Ventriloquists from very different social and professional backgrounds come here to find like-minded peers and share a common passion that is seen as unusual and sometimes downright odd by others.(…)”