Currently adding descriptions! We'll have multiple tracks of panels from 2pm Friday through 1pm Sunday, including an entire "Tipsy Crafting" track with free or low cost crafting panels.
Al created Crazy Al's Bone Productions right out school. He worked for several marketing firms working with Disney and Warner Brothers characters. However, in 1996, a friend commissioned Al to carve his first large Tikis based on his previous small images. His style of carving is conceptual and highly detailed. Al lists his artistic influences as Primitive Art, such as the Kachina dolls of his youth and a fascination with National Geographic type images. “Primitive man used art to speak to God or at least understand what God is. That's powerful stuff.” Crazy Al’s art has been in many art shows over the years; the first was a show by Tiki News at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood in 1996. The Tiki featured was from a palm tree that he dug up at his boyhood home in Arizona. It had a cow bone in its nose that Al found while hiking in Sedona. Starting in the early 2000’s, Al has been known to have his sculpture featured in the new wave of ‘Tiki Bars’ popping up across the U.S. from NY to HI. Al has done many spectacular mug designs both for himself and these other companies. Adding to his repertoire, Crazy Al takes his art to the stage as the frontman for the San Francisco based Exotica band APE. Al does Tiki carving on stage and provides lead vocals for the band. Al lives in Huntington Beach, CA
Tiki Lindy, started in the cocktail industry nearly two decades ago. Her longest stint in the industry has been as a private events bartender and consultant on tiki bar menus and event cocktails. She regularly represents spirits brands for industry sponsored events, and guest bartends nationwide. She’s the author of “Tiki Lindy’s Field Guide to Pupus, Tidbits & Exotic Provisions” now in it’s 2nd edition, "Tiki Lindy's Compendium of Tropical Delicacies & Adventurous Eats," the e-book "Retrolicious: Retro Inspired Cocktails & Mocktails" and a cocktail exclusive book in the works!
An award-winning mixologist, she has provided symposiums on topics such as rum, tiki bar setup, and cocktail garnishing at tiki events nationwide. Tiki Lindy is also a recurrent contributor in “Exotica Moderne” quarterly magazine. You can find out more on her website www.TikiLindy.com.
Before immersing himself in the worlds of Tiki and Elvis, Keith spent time as a skipper at the iconic Disneyland. Navigating the perilous waters of the Jungle Cruise, he regaled passengers with witty jokes and adventurous tales, creating laughter and delight for all who came aboard.
Keith's affinity for the exotic and tropical is evident in his love for all things Tiki. To date, he has visited over 111 commercial Tiki Bars, more than 60 home Tiki Bars, as well as many other tiki locations.
Being a professionally trained skipper, Keith also served as a skipper on the Tiki Kon Home Bar Tour from 2012 through 2022, telling horrible jokes all day while keeping the bus on track and on schedule.
Combining his love for the jungles of Anaheim and Memphis, Disneyland, and the Tiki lifestyle, Keith is the proud proprietor of the Enchanted Jungle Lounge in Portland Oregon. This remarkable home bar embodies his creativity and dedication to providing a truly immersive experience. Guests are transported to a lush, tropical oasis adorned with vibrant flora, curious artifacts, exotic sounds, and island melodies. The Enchanted Jungle Lounge has become a gathering place for Tiki enthusiasts and Elvis fans alike, where they can unwind, celebrate, and revel in the magic that Keith has created.
Jason is an entertaining, fast paced, modern day treasure hunter who has combed the world, buying and selling tiki collectibles. He has finger on the pulse of the tiki world, what sells, where the deals are, and how to find the hidden treasures. For 24 years he has been collecting all things tiki - menus, mugs, art, carved.... and his collection which numbers over 10,000 pieces also includes 1500 tiki mugs on display. Jason is a thrifter extraordinaire, finding new stuff all the time in both real life (thrift stores) and virtual (Ebay). Because of his buying and selling over the last 1/4 century, Jason has perfected shipping tiki mugs so they arrive safe and sound, all over the world. With those skills, he has now started a new business, Devilishly Good Fulfillment Services, shipping tiki mugs for mug makers and tiki bars. Along with that, his vast knowledge of all things tiki has led him to start consulting with new tiki bars being built.
Tiki Tom-Tom (aka Tom Jaynes) is a writer, photographer, artist, sewist, singer, educator, wanderer, and full-time Polynesiac. His first visit to the Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show converted him to the Tiki life. You might think he’s a partygoer from the stories he tells, but he’s really a wallflower. A former community college administrator turned nomad, you’ll find him mapping out his next road trip at Queequeg’s Coffin, his home Tiki bar in Durham, North Carolina.
Hailing from the Beaver State, Rich is one of the many folks who found there is a natural overlap between Tiki and Halloween. Rich’s previous home haunt ‘City of the “Dam”med’, was featured regionally and nationally on ABC, NBC and the front page of the Wall Street Journal. The main show was fully automated with custom built animatronics, lights, lasers, fog, pirate canons etc. all synchronized to music and video. The last version of the main show was a 12.5 minute Disney tribute featuring the Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates, Princess and the Frog and of course Haunted Mansion. At the West Coast Haunters Convention a few years ago "Birds Are Scary” was the phrase of the show. The neighboring vendors however still had that song stuck in their head a month later after hearing it every 15 minutes for 3 days straight.
Rich’s website is cityofthedammed.com
Bartender and cocktail educator from Ohio, Tiki Underground’s Tiki Ambassador "Tonga Tim" Harnett is a no bow-tie required mixologist bringing his distinctive take on cocktails to share with ATL.
Located in Seattle, Washington, Lisa began watercolor painting in late 2021 after deeply connecting with the serene creative practice that goes hand-in-hand with watercolor technique. Since discovering watercolors she has not put her paintbrush down, constantly creating under the inspirational auspices of her natural surroundings in the beautiful pacific northwest, her capitol hill neighborhood, and any destinations of her wanderlust.
Lisa has created jewelry for over a decade under her Emerald City Wireworks brand, focusing on natural and fantastical stone, wire, and leather creations. Lisa will be sharing her talents as part of the Tipsy Crafting track.
Using ancient building techniques and methods, the Rancher will transform your backyard, pool, hotel or bar into a tropical paradise. Hand selecting natural materials sourced from all over the globe insures an authentic structure that lasts for years.
Custom design / build / prop fabrication
Licensed commercial contractor
Brand Ambassador for Forever Bamboo and Backyard X-scapes
Being adjacent to the foodie world has cultivated an appreciation for warm cozy beverages that feel like a hug. When she isn’t sipping tea, she’s calling on the powers of her ancestors for good fortune as she washes the Mah Jongg tiles.
Simon Rakestraw has been collecting records for 10 years with a special interest in 50's and 60's lounge and exotica. A computer programmer, comedy writer, and tiki enthusiast, he enjoys collecting swizzle sticks and hunting for vintage home goods with his wife Katerina. His current collection can be found at
Kevin Quigley is the author of the book NEW ENGLAND TIKI, part of the History Press's Tiki series. He has interviewed Sven Kirsten, Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, Michael Thanos of Forbidden Island, and more. His articles have appeared in the magazine Extotica Moderne. Additionally, he has written the novels Dry Lightning, I'm On Fire, Roller Disco Saturday Night, and Meatball Express, as well as the story collections This Terrestrial Hell and Damage & Dread.
We will have an entire track of classes and crafts, check out the tab at the top of the site.
What was your first tiki mug? Favorite drink? First time you ended up with a lampshade on your head?
Come meet your fellow tikiphiles and learn about the DON'T MISS activities during the weekend. If nothing else, come say hi to Jonathan. Newbies and old hands welcome.
Either way, you won't want to miss this because we will have small group Q&As, games, and a free prize inside!
Come and go as you like. This is brought to you and conducted by Jonathan of Horror In Clay.
Panel: Friday 3:00pm - 4:00pm in The Sandbar
Freelance writer and reviewer Paul Senft has contributed to many print and digital outlets. His work has appeared in Got Rum? Magazine, Alcohol Professor, Flaviar.com as well as other publications covering a range of subjects related to Spirits, Travel and cocktail culture. Please visit the Published work page for an archive of his work.