KP and COVID-19 as of 3-17-20

Krazy Paint is known for Krazy Fun but there’s nothing fun about an illness that can kill. This past weekend, much like the rest of the country and world, Corona Virus affected the Piston Powered Auto-Rama and Krazy Paint. Both events were shut down before they began. For KP, we got the word on the day we were supposed to set up our booth. We immediately changed gears and contacted everyone we knew was coming to warn them. It’s one thing to put on one of the biggest and most popular Charity Panel Jams in the country. This weekend, we learned it’s quite another to whoa one down to a complete stop and turn it around. With the help of much of the KP Family, we did it and saved a lot of unnecessary travel and possible exposure risk.

That was five days ago. Today, after conversations with our stakeholders, we have a direction to work away from KP 2020. We’re leaving it behind and turning our attention to next year’s show, which we are now calling Krazy Paint 2020/21. It will happen on March 12-14, 2021 as part of the Piston Powered Auto-Rama, March Motor Mania 2.0. Let’s address the many points by subject.

Our Plan – We’re taking the bull by the tail and facing the situation. But in typical KP fashion, we want more for our results. We want to go further so we decided we are gonna OWN this deal like a whiny little brat. KP 2020/21 will give artists and guests TWO years of panel jam crammed into one. How are we gonna do that? Hehehe, we’re already working on even more stunts, surprises and ‘Holy Kraps!’ than we’ve ever done. More news on that as it develops.

Do you have a piece of art you designated for KP and it has 2020 on it? Do what we did on our booth passes and other KP stuff. Put a slash after the 2020 and scrawl in /21 so it reads, 2020/21. The uglier and nastier the better. Take that, virus! Who’s yer Daddy???

Schedule Change – As of this point, we know of a few schedule changes for the show that will impact KP. This is an ongoing development, but we do know the stage schedule will change and we have plenty of time to absorb those changes. A new stage schedule is being produced.

It’s Not True – Many folks thought Cooz was frowning and sneering while he was in Kleveland to kiss off KP 2020. Turns out, his face was just frozen from lack of Florida heat. We hear he is thawing out nicely and the doctors say any frostbite will not be permanent and he can return to wearing Flip Flops in a week or so.

Sign-In – Those who were on the credential list for KP 2020 are AUTOMATICALLY locked in for KP 2020/21. If you are not planning on coming, let us know so we can open up spots to new folks. More details and dates to come on this subject.

Art Already In-House – If you have already sent us art, either because you could not attend or because you sent it in ahead of you being here, we’ll keep it for the next show. If you need us to send it back to you, let us know and we will. Those not attending are still entered for the Donut Hole Award.

Good News – JC kept playing the Vegas odds that the infamous Scully would not show at KP. Scully has jackpotted us for the past two years and now, he was a No Show for 2020. JC hit big betting against his buddy and won so much the Vegas bookies have already banned him for any action on Scully for next year. According to reports, there were seven zeros on his winning check. In true JC fashion, though, he spent it all on toilet paper. What a maroon!

Bowling Pin Art Swap – Sit on those bowling pins (wait – not literally) as we WILL have our Art Swap as part of Krazy Paint 2020/21. This will give time for more killer pins to be created. We figure you want to see ‘em all at once and wouldn’t that look kool? Here’s a new twist, watch for our new Sloppy Seconds deal on bowling pin swaps.

Awards – All our awards will carry over for KP 2020/21. That includes our newest award, the W&B Golden Chest Award. This one is for W&B’s fave pick of gilding work and includes $300 worth of W&B products. So, you can still get in on this kool contest.

What Happened to all those Snacks? – We asked everyone to help us stock our Snack Table at the show. Somehow (we think we know who) folks were told to send all those cookies and yummies to Fat Daddy. Don’t fall for it! When questioned about this, all he would say was, “Nom, nom, nom…Burp.”

We are Humbled…SERIOUSLY – We received countless calls and messages showing support as we had to back up the KP truck for 2020. From folks understanding how much work we ended up losing, to folks offering to send money to make up for what we lost with the cancellation. Wow! We’re blown away by all the love. Thanks, so much. You guys are the best and this makes us work even harder to give you TWO years’ worth of Charity Panel Jam in one, next year.

Questions – We will update this page so stop by and check the date for new info. Otherwise, send your questions to the KP three via our Facebook page.

KP 2020/21 – We’re gonna own it. Join us as we kick even more butt…