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Fred Einsle
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  • Aurora, IL
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xylophone with puppets attached to his sticks (is that the actual term..?)

Started Dec 10, 2011 0 Replies

Found mention searching from a Chicago Tribune comment board:Was this unique or has anyone seen such anywhere?** Puppets, seen to dance on a Xylophone - - sort of an early attempt at Chuck E.…Continue

Looking for someone interested in doing Self Promotion as a Guest of Honor (or suggestion)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Einsle Dec 7, 2011. 5 Replies

Event - Midwest Furfest - Rosemont, Illinois - November 16 - 18, 2012- still early enough I could submit a suggestion for next year - puppets, known as pawpets at these conventions (term "pawpets"…Continue

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FurFest Baseball - MFF 2016 Variety Show

Veteran puppeteer Major pays homage to the World Champion Chicago Cubs at the Midwest Furfest 2016 Variety Show.
Jan 20
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Jun 8, 2016
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Jul 22, 2015
Fred Einsle replied to Swannie's discussion easy puppet box pattern
"IF you want something very low cost - start with a large cardboard box.     You might be able to obtain one from any large discount store IE - Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc.      They just compact them…"
Dec 27, 2014
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Dec 27, 2014
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moose (12)

"That is indeed some moose!"
Dec 27, 2014
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Furpet Network

"MFF 2013 - Never used puppet concept - Recorded in the hotel room at Holiday Inn Express.     Tomorrow from musical version of "Annie" -     Was to be part of the long running annual puppet show,…"
Dec 25, 2014
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Dec 25, 2014
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Christmas Scrooge // 2nd of 3 video attempts

"Merry Christmas - cancellation of a planned puppet show in 2014 has me with a ton of ideas for future use possible. Going back to another attempt at two puppets at the start of a new video location I have named WILDHORSE STUDIOS Using this as a test…"
Dec 25, 2014
Fred Einsle commented on Michelle Puhl Price's blog post Kid Puppet Workshop: What should an hourly rate be?
"Be open to negotiation - unless you have experience that matches and have done it a while you may not have an idea what to charge.    Being flexible on price, and if you gain experience - ideal references from doing this one or more…"
Dec 24, 2014
Fred Einsle commented on Michelle Puhl Price's blog post Kid Puppet Workshop: What should an hourly rate be?
"Hello, there is not as much activity on here as there used to be, and don't know what time frame you were asking.     But, would sound like something for kids paying your labor and travel - would equal something the same…"
Dec 24, 2014
Fred Einsle and Swannie are now friends
Nov 23, 2014
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Oct 26, 2014
Fred Einsle replied to Swannie's discussion Street string Puppet Show ideas
"There are a lot of links on You Tube, of such shows - this one in Chicago likely a more than what you have - but, saw this on the local PBS station - a number of young 20-something puppeteers use this bike/stage contraption to move locations in the…"
Oct 19, 2014

Profile Information

Chicagoland, USA
Relationship to Puppetry
puppet owner, Folkmanis Puppets - performing as a hobby, though it would be nice to make some money from it in some way...
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
MIdWest Furfest and Craig Fuguson's Late Late show puppets. Longer time ago local television WGN-9 Chicago's Garfield Goose and Friends, Cuddly Dudley and the Muppets.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
the Muppets, and local Chicago television WGN Garfield Goose and Cuddly Dudley (they can still be seen every Thanksgiving and Christmas on WGN Chicago. Both airings will also be streamed live on WGNtv.com (show name - Boz, Gar and Ray) I used to watch all three of the shows.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
A character not found or created yet - dog Irish Setter or Golden Retriever - currently by name of "Major"
More About Me:
Wide variety of interests - IT person who does field service and thus looks for ways to meet others with similar interests. Yet, I don't stick with one but have many - computers, social organizations, DCI drum corps fan, collecting DVD's of shows and movies, animation - Disney, Dreamworks and others. furfest-people interested in animals - though I tend to like dogs best.
My Company/Troupe/Group
FurPet Network on You Tube (see website link)
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Naperville Jaycees, The Last Fling (town festival), Midwest FurFest (convention/FVS puppet performance act), WMC Productions (running lights for a community theater)

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Unique performance types tried this year

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

What I am up to - Labor Day Parade - my unofficial mascot (Freddie Fling - puppet avatar Oct 2014) joined me in the parade as "bucket shakers" - seeking donations for charity, sadly got rained on which kept the crowds small. Fun barking at people - can do that without mouth movement of my Real Self - and get an interesting reaction from many. Who says puppets need to only talk or sing. Idea from years back at a show for kids where vendors were selling "invisible dogs". Thought, would be so…


MidWest FurFest 2012 thoughts

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:13pm 0 Comments

My time to seriously start planning MidWest Furfest - performance concepts. The variety show and puppet show. Concepts 1. last year done at the small puppet show Dog and Wolf singing a Monty Python song. 2. Mr. Rover's Neighborhood - to go with the "came from television theme" taking part Mr. Rogers return as a dog - start of his show leading in to possible singing attempt with the music to the Complete Cheers theme as a theme for Fur Fest. – the show name never is mentioned in the song. And…


Garfield Goose, toy version

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 11:33pm 2 Comments

Museum of the hard to believe, the seller is back on ebay again trying to sell worn out basic sock puppet product of WGN television as a toy of the real puppet that rests in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.    Asking price of $999.99 for one used toy puppet.   …


Sesame Street for Boomers?

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

Wishful thinking of how some sort of variety show or something new of interest makes it on television.    Saw this about what is claimed another "Sesame Street for Boomers" for so many years later in life.   Could it include a new entertainment aspect to it?   …


Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:31pm on August 24, 2011, David C. Herzog said…
Welcome to another Chcago puppeteer. You will find many discussions under Shameless self promotions that have PDF files containing the chicagoland Puppetry guild newsletters
At 3:55am on March 7, 2012, noahginex said…

Profile is still up, but hadn't been here in ages.  But I should at least keep this current.  Thanks for the comment!  Hope you liked the appearance.

At 9:06pm on April 20, 2012, peggy rich said…

thank you for welcoming me!

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