AKA Convention Presenter Feature: Paul Dugard

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Why did you pick to host a workshop/talk about Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles?  Cliff Quinn volunteered me.

 

How many AKA Conventions have you been to?  I have been to 2 others.   It has been a long time…

 

Why should someone who has never been to the convention, make the decision to come?  Where else can someone be shoulder to shoulder with the Subject Matter Experts.

 

As you run around through out the day, what do you use to keep properly fueled and on the top of your game?  Start with a good breakfast, a cup of coffee and lots of water…

 

If you have been to a Convention before, what is the most memorable workshop/event/roundtable you ever went to, and why?  They all were great. 

 

A magical fairy has descended on the AKA Convention, and is going to grant you four wishes, what do you wish for?  Both winds.   Nice 1/2 MPH for Bubbles.  10+ for Rev’s.  A good #1 leader, Good flyers.

 

The convention isn’t all about competition, a big part of it is about reconnecting with fellow kite fliers. Who are you most looking forward to reconnecting with?  I would like to get back in touch with the West Coast group.

 

You have just been elected ‘king of the kite field’ for the day. What will your first decree be?  Lets Fly.

 

Not all presenters are divas, in fact none of the presenters are! But if they were, what do you think would be a diva-esque quirk of at least one of your fellow presenters?  Need a good Duck.

 

Should everyone at the convention be required to: a) wear a cape with their hidden superpower on it for one day. b) Drop what they are doing at 12:46 every day and dance with the closest person c) carry with them at all times a stuffed animal d) have access to an all you can eat cupcake buffet.  Definitely C, but change to a Duck.

 

What is one funny trait about you that most people don’t know?  Simple.  Ducks..

 

When you pack for your trip to the convention, even if you make a list and check it twice, what is the one thing you will inevitably forget?  My Wife.

 

Do you play a musical instrument?  No, but i sing in the choir.

 

If you had a really fluffy bunny, what would you name it?  No fluffy Bunny and it would be a Duck named Fredd.    Yes with 2 D’s

 

You have just opened a kite themed restaurant. What is your signature dish and your signature drink?  My dish would be a Comras.  Sit-down and Shut-up is my signature drink.

 

Who would you say is your greatest influence in the kite world and why?  To many to name, If I start 30 years ago, TOL, Top Of The Line.   TC Powers,  

 

What is your favorite kite?  Make it Kites,  Rev’s.