Hoping someone can help with some advice regarding the Magic Castle.
I've only attended the Castle once, a couple of years ago, when I happened to receive an invite from a magician performing there during a trip to L.A. I'll be in L.A. on business next week and would like to attend again, and while not an IBM/SAM member, I have an invite card another magician gave to me a little while ago. My question, though: are non-members stuck having to have dinner there? Yes, I realize that's how they make their money, but I'm only in town for two days and it'd be much better if I could do a business dinner and then head over there for the later shows. (The business dinner unfortunately won't work at the Castle...) If that's not possible, since I'll be by myself, what's the solo dinner experience there like? I just feel it will have a depressing tinge to it.