379-382: Daily Updates from T.A.O.M. 2017

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379-382: Daily Updates from T.A.O.M. 2017

Postby Scott Wells » September 5th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Due to the Hurricane Harvey, there were a few people who couldn't make it to this year's Texas Association of Magicians (T.A.O.M.) convention in Frisco, Texas (a northern suburb of Dallas). Thankfully and fortunately, I was unaffected in that my home and neighborhood was dry and escaped the devastation. But even with the few who were refunded their registration fees (less than 20), this year's turnout of about 200 was light by comparison with previous years (though last year's convention in Corpus Christi was probably a record low at around 160). Typically Dallas, Austin and Houston have the larger turnouts (500-ish) more so than some of the other cities that host the T.A.O.M. conventions.

Be that as it may, the event was average to above average by comparison with past T.A.O.M. conventions. There were some definite highlights heralded by some of the registrants. Some raved over the evening shows while others raged. Of course everyone has a favorite and an opinion of what they liked or disliked, but Gregory Wilson, Christian and Katalina and Naathan Phan seemed to be popular standouts who were frequently mentioned as being outstandingly good. The schedule gave the registrants time to get between events without hurrying, there was time for meals and socializing and the venue (Embassy Suites) has both a free, full breakfast and a free Happy Hour which kept registrants in the same hotel and allowed for more socializing with friends. The meeting rooms were spacious though there was no video and the sound was typical for most conventions (bad). I'm always surprised when a professional refuses to use a microphone when one is available.

But if you missed the daily updates, then you can hear what went on and hear chats with many people including a full lecture by David Charvet on the "Willard the Wizard" dynasty.

Day One: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/scot......017-taom
Day Two: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/scot......017-taom
Day Three: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/scot......017-taom
Day Four: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/scot......017-taom
Visit The Magic Word at http://themagicwordpodcast.com/

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Re: 379-382: Daily Updates from T.A.O.M. 2017

Postby Scott Wells » September 6th, 2017, 1:04 pm

Apparently the truncated URL's that I posted didn't direct to the podcast page. Here are the correct and complete links:

Day One: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... -2017-taom
Day Two: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... -2017-taom
Day Three: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... -2017-taom
Day Four: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... -2017-taom
Visit The Magic Word at http://themagicwordpodcast.com/


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