I've been outmaneuvered by the clowns. In a cunning move by the clowning community, they apparently scheduled the 24th annual Clowns of America International Convention for the exact same week that they knew I would be busy attending the ILEETA training conference!
The convention is being held in Clarksville, Indiana, right across the river from Louisville. They are offering a variety of classes and contests, and the event ends with a clown worship service on Sunday. Clowns can buy a wide variety of clown merchandise such as costume noses:
This clown is shown demonstrating a technique for sucking the life essence out of a small child:
On a positive note, I've made a useful discovery. It seems that clowns use certain types of jewelry to recognize each other while in disguise as regular folk:
Ah well. I can't be in two places at the same time, so I guess it's back to ILEETA tomorrow. The work continues.
You can see these and more clowny photos in this feature from the Louisville Courier-Journal. I applaud the Courier-Journal for publishing these photos, even if the Courier-Journal failed to grasp their true nature.