I am compelled to add my comments here now that I've just barely recovered from the marathon.
This was my 2nd magic convention and am now truly afraid to attend any others. The bar has been set high.
I was impressed with this event from my arrival. The venue was great, the Genii staff was simply perfect: friendly, approachable, understanding, helpful.
The lectures, the shows, the give-aways... all truly memorable.
I signed up to go to see Mr. Tamariz, as I'm sure many others did as well, but the chance to see all the other acts of people I never imagined getting to see live... well, I'm still dumbfounded by some of what I saw and heard and experienced.
Finally, I was repeatedly struck by the talented professionals who were there just to be in the audience - folks who could have just as easily been on the stage with their peers with no questions asked. Everyone was approachable (well nearly everyone), and gracious, and kind. (A special thanks to Mr. Ian Kendall Smith for being so generous with his time. Another special thanks to Real Secrets for some good times Saturday night).
This was a truly professional experience and will always be held as one of the highlights of my life.
Here, here, to Mr. Kaufman.