JIM “SOAPY” DIXON: CLOWN OF A 1000 EXPRESSIONS
Lon Chaney was the “Man Of A Thousand Faces” and Jim “Soapy” Dixon is the “Clown Of A 1000 Expressions” and he is bringing his own brand of comic entertainment to the TOPCON KIDS ZONE.
Like the Famous Actor, Lon Chaney, Jim “Soapy” Dixon has many faces he wears and like Lon Chaney he applies his own make-up but it is Soapy’s rubbery face that makes him unique and gives him his seemingly endless array of expressions.
The GYPSY, TopCon’s Creator and Executive Director is very excited to have Soapy as the Featured Performer in TopCon’s newly established Kids Zone. “Last year, which was our second year for TopCon, we realized that we did not have enough activities for Children so we set out to remedy that situation. With the addition of the Regency Ballroom and the adjoined alcoves we are able to dedicate one area as the TopCon Kids Zone. We are honored that Soapy agreed to come spend all day Saturday entertaining the Children. Between him and Aunt Nancy Marston, who will be Face Painting in the Kids Zone and along with other planned activities we feel certain that children from 1 to 100 will find something fun to do at TopCon.”
Jim “Soapy” Dixon is well qualified and experienced in entertaining children. A member of the COAI (Clowns Of America International) Soapy entertains children on a regular basis. “I Clown for stress relief” Soapy jokes. But the truth is that the Hays High School graduate and alum of Butler Community College has a plethora of skills that are well suited to a Children’s Performer. He is a master of his craft and his humor is specific to his audience.
TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 which takes place on September 16, 17 & 18 at the Ramada Downtown Topeka Hotel & Convention Center will host the KIDS ZONE all 3 days of the Con but Soapy will only be entertaining one day only as a Pirate on Saturday.
“Soapy and I discussed it”, The GYPSY said, “and we agreed that since some people, and children, are afraid of Clowns, that his Zany Pirate character would be a good fit. Though honestly his Clown make-up is very neutral and I honestly do not see how anyone could find anything about this very talented performer scary at all.”
Parents, don’t let your children have all the fun you too will enjoy Jim “Soapy” Dixon and his entertaining antics.