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by CraigMitchell
May 19th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Corona compliant seems to have different meaning in NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Corona compliant seems to have different meaning in NYC

https://youtu.be/ObhraLewkOM

'Corona compliant" seems to have a different meaning in NYC
by CraigMitchell
May 16th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times Review of Zoom Magic Shows
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: NY Times Review of Zoom Magic Shows

Kudos to Helder who seems to have conquered the Zoom model.

$85 a ticket

A special delivery in the mail

And sold out virtual houses ...

https://www.geffenplayhouse.org/shows/the-present/
by CraigMitchell
May 10th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Roy Horn
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: RIP Roy Horn

There's a great interview with S&R in the Sept 1993 issue of Magic Magazine available in the archive. Roy was asked if people walked out of their show thinking it's a magic show? His answer encapsulated it all: "In the first couple of minutes of the show, they may be thinking, 'How's this h...
by CraigMitchell
May 9th, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Roy Horn
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: RIP Roy Horn

The world has lost a legend. Roy’s love of life and ethereal bond with his animals combined with Siegfried’s desire to do the impossible, saw this unstoppable force create one of the most spectacular live entertainment experiences ever seen. A phenomenon so powerful that night after night, sell-out ...
by CraigMitchell
April 3rd, 2020, 2:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM Convention Postponed
Replies: 0
Views: 491

IBM Convention Postponed

Another one bites the dust ... Magic NZ reports: "The IBM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Convention (July 8-11, 2020) has been postponed until next July 2021." The July 2021 dates is NOT mentioned on the official FB post though: " Throughout the current global health crisis, our internatio...
by CraigMitchell
March 28th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Corona death - magician mentioned on CNN
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: Corona death - magician mentioned on CNN

Further impact ... https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronav ... 18411.html ... with possible spread at an IBM ring meeting ;-(
by CraigMitchell
March 23rd, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Live is cancelled
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: Magic Live is cancelled

Dates for Magic Live 2021 are Aug 22-25 ... three weeks after FISM.

FISM 2021 already has bumper numbers ... and Live has its consistent core group of attendees - so both will no doubt be fine ... just a pity it isn't possible to have spaced them out.
by CraigMitchell
March 23rd, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Live is cancelled
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Magic Live is cancelled

Stan has just announced the cancellation of Magic Live


:-(
by CraigMitchell
March 19th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Corona death - magician mentioned on CNN
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Corona death - magician mentioned on CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/19/health/coronavirus-deaths-victims/index.html Richard Curren lived at a Florida assisted living facility with his wife of more than five decades. The retired magician fell ill last week and died days later. "Richard was ebullient. He was loving," his wife,...
by CraigMitchell
February 28th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RUN closes ... another Cirque flop
Replies: 0
Views: 1661

RUN closes ... another Cirque flop

https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2020/feb/27/cirque-du-soleil-run-show-closing-march-8-luxor/ Rumors have The Illusionists possibly moving in... LVRJ: There is no plan for a show to move into the “R.U.N” theater at Luxor. Lamarre said the magic show “The Illusionists” is one possibility, as the show i...
by CraigMitchell
February 18th, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4921

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

4300 was the number I was given including registrants, day visitors, guests et al and I could believe it. The place was heaving ... two gala show performances nightly, dealers room jam packed to the point of not being able to walk and overflowing lecture rooms like I have never seen. They have fast ...
by CraigMitchell
February 17th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 4921

Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

As someone who was highly critical of the Blackpool convention under Derek Lever - I must give the new organizing team credit. The event has grown in leaps and bounds and the changes / improvements are phenomenal compared to my last visit a few years back. The investment in tech, talent and design s...
by CraigMitchell
January 1st, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 1957

Re: 2019 In Review

Dustin - your 'year in review' is a much-anticipated Genii tradition ... thank you!
by CraigMitchell
December 13th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn and Teller cancel Australia Tour
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Penn and Teller cancel Australia Tour

Penn and teller’s Jan Australian tour has been cancelled due to Teller having to undergo further “urgent back surgery”

He underwent spinal fusion surgery in July 2018 and there have been followup procedures since. The Vegas show was most recently dark in Oct 2019.

Wishing Teller a speedy recovery
by CraigMitchell
December 5th, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists headed for Vegas ?
Replies: 0
Views: 454

The Illusionists headed for Vegas ?

https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/ti-owner-phil-ruffin-talks-more-circus-circus-plans-1906665/ “Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin on Wednesday told the state Gaming Control Board that “The Illusionists,” which he says is playing in New York and is Cirque du Soleil’s most successf...
by CraigMitchell
November 14th, 2019, 1:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Viva Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 2175

Re: Viva Las Vegas

"In the non-magic world, I saw the Cirque "MJ" show which was horrible. The first Cirque show I saw was "O," which was possibly the greatest show I have ever seen. However the MJ show appeared to simply appropriate the brand. The stage felt more like a high-school theatre th...
by CraigMitchell
November 8th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Viva Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 2175

Re: Viva Las Vegas

@Tom - have you seen Cirque's RUN yet yourself ? Is it as bad as early reports say ?
by CraigMitchell
November 4th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

@diego ... to answer your question as to whether it is worth staying at the 'official' hotel ... it depends. In FISMs gone by - many of the late night activities took place at the 'official hotel' ... FISMs recently have tried to recreate the jamming/social area at the convention centre proper. So m...
by CraigMitchell
November 3rd, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

How odd - what dates are you inputting ?

In terms of the Hilton - this can’t be booked online yet but according to the organizers can be booked by calling the reservations line.
by CraigMitchell
November 3rd, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

Re: FISM 2021 Hotels Released

Club Level rooms are still showing as being available for booking @ the Delta
by CraigMitchell
November 3rd, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 Hotels Released
Replies: 26
Views: 2392

FISM 2021 Hotels Released

If you are attending FISM 2021 ( and you should! ) - hotels have just been released. https://www.fismquebec2021.com/hebergement?lang=en The Delta Hotel is the official hotel and connected directly to the convention centre. This is the first time FISM is being held in North America and expectations a...
by CraigMitchell
October 16th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 100
Views: 12898

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Even David is not pulling in guaranteed sold out houses ... a quick look at the seating map shows: 7 pm Wed evening still has approx 20% unsold seats 9:30 pm Wed evening is approx 50% empty 7 pm Fri evening still has approx 50% unsold seats 9:30 pm Fri evening is currently 40% empty It's a small hou...
by CraigMitchell
October 15th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 100
Views: 12898

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Side point - Terry Fator has been struggling with ticket sales in Vegas, too - having to discount significantly. Nearly all shows have been of late.
by CraigMitchell
October 15th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 100
Views: 12898

Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

A raft of Shin Lim’s upcoming shows at The Mirage have been axed :-( No official word on the cause but the Twitter verse aren’t mincing their words: “@celebrityradio Vegas producers make no sense to me. Clueless about room size. They punch too big with shows and then have to cancel, go on Houseseats...
by CraigMitchell
October 8th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii 2019 Convention
Replies: 27
Views: 5970

Re: Genii 2019 Convention

Overall - Richard and his team can be commended. There really was something for everyone ( including one or two strange choices that always adds to the mix ;-) An enormous amount of work goes on behind the scenes to pull these events off - thank you to Genii and the many merry minions! Now what's th...
by CraigMitchell
September 26th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S&R on ABC 2020 Fri night
Replies: 1
Views: 883

S&R on ABC 2020 Fri night

https://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/siegfried-roy-hour-2020-event-airs-friday-night-65809360 https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/siegfried-roys-storied-career-las-vegas-strip/story?id=65716644 "Famous duo opens up about career-ending tiger attack & recent allegations surrounding it The seaso...
by CraigMitchell
August 11th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton - TeePee No More
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Lance Burton - TeePee No More

"Regarding the “Tee Pee” Illusion I do not want to bury the lead. So let me say right here up front to those people who have expressed concern and were offended by my Native American number, I hear you. I am retiring the “Tee Pee” illusion and it will no longer be part of the show. I am sincere...
by CraigMitchell
August 6th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 86
Views: 15301

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Be sure to speak to Tim Ellis who has done a large amount in this area including a one-man show about aspergers and magic.
by CraigMitchell
July 9th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Redefining Broadway and Boob Jokes: Criss Angel in NYC

Anyone have any insight into the Broadway tradition of disclosing occupancy & revenue figures ? It doesn't happen in the West End for example ...
by CraigMitchell
June 24th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Shop / Chinese Theme Park
Replies: 3
Views: 636

New Magic Shop / Chinese Theme Park

https://blooloop.com/news/lionsgate-theme-park-rides-retail-food/ "Now You See Me – Iong’s Magic Shop: Experience the mystery of magic at Iong’s Magic Shop and take home some magical souvenirs." "Now You See Me – Macau Night Markets: To create an immersive new world with a magical twi...
by CraigMitchell
June 8th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bucket list - The Retreat 2020, South Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Bucket list - The Retreat 2020, South Africa

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-conventions/the-retreat-2020/default.aspx "We're proud to announce that the 2020 Retreat will be held in Phinda, South Africa, on safari. You'll see, truly, some of the most influential magical artists in the world, alternating between luxury safari adven...
by CraigMitchell
May 29th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hans Klok back to Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 475

Hans Klok back to Vegas

Hans Klok returns to Vegas - this time in the very intimate 400 seater “Thunder from Down Under” theatre at Excalibur ...

https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertain ... p-1674330/
by CraigMitchell
May 27th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine overreaches in Europe ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3682

Blaine overreaches in Europe ?

It seems Blaine’s promoters severely over estimated his commercial appeal in Europe ( or Ireland at least ) With 10 days to go - he has switched venues from the 10000 seat 3 Arena in Dublin to the 2000 seat Bord Gais Theatre. “Technical issues” is the official reason - but with tickets still readily...
by CraigMitchell
May 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Berglas MBE
Replies: 0
Views: 498

David Berglas MBE

David Berglas recently received his MBE for his enormous contribution to the art of magic. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1123961918996340736 https://twitter.com/MarvinBerglas/status/1124234042449199104 Congratulations to the one and only International Man of Mystery - David Berglas! A true ...
by CraigMitchell
May 1st, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 10471

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

And seems Mr Angel couldn’t resist a dig at his former employers Cirque ... Ever on the ball - their retort “Need an opening night invite? See what a full house looks like again?”” https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/criss-angel-fires-a-shot-at-cirque-as-r-u-n-is-a...
by CraigMitchell
April 30th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 10471

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

In the sign of the times - Cirque's latest show is dropping the acrobatics, is down to just 75 minutes and promises to attract a different type of audience. https://www.latimes.com/travel/lasvegas/la-tr-travel-las-vegas-cirque-du-soleil-new-show-without-acrobats-20190430-story.html ---- “If you’re b...
by CraigMitchell
April 21st, 2019, 4:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 10471

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Tom, you have great insights into the industry & entertainment in general. You really should consider writing more about the trends.
by CraigMitchell
April 20th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 10471

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Now thats funny!
by CraigMitchell
April 20th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 10471

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Criss Angel has just interestingly announced the cancellation of all 930 pm performances. He blames his injured shoulder - but such an enormous reduction of ticket capacity ( so soon after opening ) and for the indefinite future - would appear that he, too, may be unable to sustain demand for two pe...

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