Currently adding descriptions! We'll have multiple tracks of panels from 3pm Friday through 1pm Sunday, including an entire "Tipsy Crafting" track with free or low cost crafting panels.
Join Chris Coy, Ed Rudisell, and carver Dave Hansen as they present the story behind the Inferno Room in Indianapolis; how they acquired their collection, highlight pieces, and plans for the new collection.
Travel with Tiki Tom-Tom as he shares insights from his months-long road trip to visit tiki home bars, gardens, and other oases. Learn about the people, the passion(fruit)s, and the process of concocting your own “special island.”
Whether you are new to the mug collecting game or an old timer, everyone struggles with the same question: How many versions do I really need of Mr. Bali Hai? Jason will take you on a tour of his collection, answering important questions and teaching the ins and outs of mug-collecting.
Confucius says, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
Beachbum Berry says, “Same goes for Tiki side-hustles!” The Bum and his panel will discuss how they turned their lifestyle into a living — and how you can too. Jeff Berry along with mug-maker Omar Girona of Oakwash, event producers Jonathan & Allison Chaffin of Inuhele, and tattoo artist George “Keoki” Davis.
Intro to Ukulele with the incomparable Chris DeGirolamo & Butch Pierce! Sponsored by Uke Republic
Groovy Coconut Lounge
Join David “Dr. Skipper” Marley for a fun filled history of Walt Disney’s favorite ride. The Jungle Cruise is home of the wildest people at the Disney parks, and Dr. Skipper will share their best stories, along with some of his own.
Join Tiki Diablo, AKA Daniel Gallardo, for insight into his thoughts about bar design, build techniques, and respectful mug design and production.
Christina will be teaching the American style of Mah Jongg, a four-player game of both skill and luck. Vintage and antique sets will be on display during the class, where you’ll get a history of the game, introductory lessons, and an hour of social play.
Around the Sea Serpent Meeting House
This seminar takes you through the origins and production of tequila and its earlier ancestor, mezcal, prior to the rise of cocktail culture. We’ll look at these spirits’ growing role in tiki drink culture, as well as their similarities and contrasts to the dominant tiki spirit - rum.
Wear your lava-lava and compete in the raucous “talent” contest, or just come to watch the fun! Hosted by the incomparable Mark Hooper!
Sponsored by Rocket Betty Designs and Uke Republic
Jungle *Contestant Check in from 2:30-3pm*
From the islands of southeast Asia to the Caribbean, trace the convoluted history of the grapefruit and its journey to the breakfast table with Craig “Colonel Tiki” Hermann. Learn about the flavor profiles of different varieties of grapefruit, and techniques to maximize its impact on your cocktail.
In this workshop, we will explore the history of Polynesian culture, dances, instruments, and costumes.
Bring your own uke, shakers, kazoos, and percussion toys if you don’t wanna uke it up...come join the fun!
Sponsored by When Ukueles Attack‽
Sea Serpent Meeting House