I thought it would be useful for close-up magicians who do lectures to recommend their favorite locations.
I just lectured at Barry's Magic Shop in Rockville MD last week. It had:
tiered seating for forty
a sound system
a big screen
snacks during the break
a web site promoting the lecture with a photo and video (they shot and edited the video)
Everyone could see, even when they were in the back and the trick was on the table. They were able to attract 32 attendees for my lecture. For me that was a big crowd. The attendees had a wide range of skills. They stayed awake. Sales were great for DVDs, lecture notes, and packaged tricks. I don't lecture much but to me this was a great spot.
What spots do you recommend?