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Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby CraigMitchell » April 22nd, 2021, 3:36 pm

Stan writes:

On April 8th, we put 2021 Registration on hold, while we reevaluated producing MAGIC Live this summer. Actually, while we overthought every aspect of the event — again! It’s been a little like nailing jelly to a tree, while the tree keeps moving.

After projecting out all the things we were going to be able to do and all the things we weren’t going to be able to do, MAGIC Live started looking more like MAGIC Lite! Sort of a low-fat Live! The fun of producing this unconventional convention is trying to do something better each year. And we came to realize that just wasn’t going to happen in 2021.

So, while it’s very disappointing to have to cancel this year’s event, for us that’s better than going forward and being disappointed in the event itself.

While it’s very disappointing to have to cancel this year’s event, for us that’s better than being disappointed in the event itself. Instead, we’re moving forward with a full-scale MAGIC Live in 2022.

So, what now?

Please mark your calendar to join us:

May 15–18, 2022

No, that’s not a typo. We had an opportunity to move from summer to spring next year, and we took it. By the way, the average mid-May temperature in Las Vegas is 78°. It’s a beautiful time of year to be in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Registration to MAGIC Live is $455 per person.

Each registration includes tickets to all performances, access to all sessions, workshops, special events, parties, and our dealer room, as well as giveaway items. There are no extra-charge events.

You have the option of paying in full, or joining our convenient payment plan (seven installments of $65 plus a $2 fee per transaction).

Your registration is 90% refundable through March 1, 2022.

While a registration to MAGIC Live is a little higher than other conventions, our hotel room rate is considerably lower ($54 per night plus resort fee and tax). Thus, when you take into account the combined cost of your hotel and registration, MAGIC Live is one of the best bargains of the year!

General Registration for MAGIC Live 2022 opens:

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 • 10 a.m., Pacific Time

You will be able to simply register for yourself, or you can create a group of up to 8 people.

To make sure you and your friends are ready to sign up on May 18, be sure to read our Registration Guide.

Hope you can join us in May of ’22!

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Chris Aguilar » April 22nd, 2021, 7:39 pm

CraigMitchell wrote:...

While a registration to MAGIC Live is a little higher than other conventions, our hotel room rate is considerably lower ($54 per night plus resort fee and tax).


With resort fees and taxes, the room rate nearly doubles to about $90/night. That's still very decent, but anyone expecting $54 rooms might want to take that into account.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby erdnasephile » April 22nd, 2021, 9:50 pm

FWIW, I think Stan (and RK) made the right call for their respective conventions. Looking forward to both events being back stronger than ever next year!

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby CraigMitchell » April 23rd, 2021, 2:56 am

Is RK letting the Genii out the bottle in 2022 ? ;-)

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 23rd, 2021, 7:54 pm

Thinking about it.
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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Bill Mullins » April 24th, 2021, 12:26 pm

Are there any in-person magic conventions planned for 2021? The Gathering for Gardner is set for October 20 through 24, 2021, but it isn't really a magic convention.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby PressureFan » April 24th, 2021, 12:34 pm

Possibly the Rocky Mountain Session in September.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 24th, 2021, 2:26 pm

Has Abbott's cancelled? And last I heard MagiFest was still on for September.
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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » April 24th, 2021, 2:57 pm

Abbott's is not cancelled. They are having it this August.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Richard Hatch » April 24th, 2021, 3:19 pm

Magic Collectors Expo in Las Vegas is still on for August 19-21, even though Magic Live (which was to be just after it) has been postponed. I understand it is sold out with a waiting list.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 24th, 2021, 5:37 pm

At the moment Vegas is not allowing any gathering of more than 250 people in a room.
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Re: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby Brad Henderson » April 24th, 2021, 5:55 pm

TAOM is scheduled to go as planned

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Tom Moore » April 25th, 2021, 4:21 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:At the moment Vegas is not allowing any gathering of more than 250 people in a room.

That’s not going to be a problem for the majority of magic conventions :lol:
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Re: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby Richard Hatch » April 25th, 2021, 4:33 pm

The European History of Magic Conference is still slated to take place in London September 9-12:
https://emhc2021.com/

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Postby Richard Kaufman » April 25th, 2021, 4:35 pm

We'll see if the Brits let anyone enter the country by then.
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Re: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby AJM » April 25th, 2021, 5:26 pm

We're not even allowed in and we live here!

As it happens, we're allowed out and about from tomorrow - first time since Christmas Day.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Max Maven » April 26th, 2021, 2:29 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:At the moment Vegas is not allowing any gathering of more than 250 people in a room.


Actually, Richard, the limit varies with the size of the room.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby The Chris Randall » April 26th, 2021, 10:01 am

Outdoors like Fremont street is wide open. I worked last night and it was arm to arm which was painful to me because i just got my covid shot. I wish that was a joke someone bumped in to me and my arm was still tense and i had to call it a night and go rest.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby The Chris Randall » April 26th, 2021, 10:03 am

Vegas is at 50 percent and next month we are being told hotels will be 100 percent and this is from my brother who is a head pit boss at Mandalay Bay and also Fremont security and police but currently we are at 50 percent

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 26th, 2021, 11:03 am

Max Maven wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:At the moment Vegas is not allowing any gathering of more than 250 people in a room.


Actually, Richard, the limit varies with the size of the room.


I've spoke to two people about it recently and that is not what I was told.
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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Brad Jeffers » April 26th, 2021, 1:44 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:At the moment Vegas is not allowing any gathering of more than 250 people in a room.
Max Maven wrote:Actually, Richard, the limit varies with the size of the room.

Both statements are correct.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby John Signa » April 26th, 2021, 4:53 pm

State general guidance for large events is 50% capacity or 250 attendees, whichever is smaller.
However, more than 250 attendees limit can be exceeded (still keeping to 50% capacity) if a certification form is submitted and approved. Effective May 1, approval shifts from state to local governments.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 cancelled

Postby Anthony Vinson » April 27th, 2021, 7:30 am

Bill Mullins wrote:Are there any in-person magic conventions planned for 2021? The Gathering for Gardner is set for October 20 through 24, 2021, but it isn't really a magic convention.


As of this week Ken Scott plans to hold The Atlanta Harvest of Magic in late September/early October. Attendance will be limited to 100. Talent booked so far: Jeff McBride, Chris Capehart, and Bizzaro. More to come. The website wasn't accurately updated yesterday, so I didn't include the link here. URL is atlantaharvestofmagic.com. Hopefully it will be complete and accurate soon. I'd suggest contacting Ken in the meantime.

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Re: Magic Live 2021 Postponed Until May 2022

Postby Doug Thornton » April 27th, 2021, 11:26 am

In addition to the restrictions in room capacity, the Orleans has a limit of four people per elevator. Stan, as resourceful as he is, probably couldn't convince the staff to install ziplines from the guest rooms to the main showroom.

I sincerely hope things change for the positive in the next twelve months.

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