Public Display Workshop – Part II

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Crash Camp | Workshop

February 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Presented by: Monica Blam, Monty Gill

Crash Course Pyrotechnics is Monty Gill and Monica Blam. So you want to work on a public display? Well, call your local fireworks company a few weeks before Independence Day, they will put you to work… Or, sign up for this workshop and work with professional pyrotechnicians. Learn how to safely plan, build props, prepare products, fuse, wire, and teardown a show. Most people get paid to do this kind of work, but not us! Sign up for this multi-session workshop and learn from professional pyrotechnicians. We’ll teach basic show preparation and some extras: building mines, props, and placing products built by other member workshops. We will shoot what we’ve built along with other contributions and purchased products in a choreographed display.

Additional Session Information
PPE Required
Age 18+


About Presenters

Monica Blam

has been working firework shows since 2014, has been licensed since 2017, and attending winter blast since 2015. Her interest in art, rock ā€˜nā€™ roll, punk, and metal music has given her a sense for appreciating the subtle elegance and refinement in fireworks.

Monty Gill

crewed his first public display Independence Day 2006 and has not looked back since. He joined the WPA a few years later. When not working as a professional bio writer, he is doing mature adult things. Definitely not reading comic books, playing video games, watching cartoons, going to heavy metal shows, watching horror movies, shooting stuff, or playing with fireworks.

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