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World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Bill Wells » August 19th, 2009, 9:21 am

Check out Extreme Conventions on the Travel Channel.

Wednesday, September 23rd, at 8pm Eastern time

for the show featuring the 2009 World Magic Seminar.
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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Kent Gunn » August 19th, 2009, 11:16 am

Bill,

How did you find this out?

If you get any other information, let a guy know.

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Bill Wells » August 22nd, 2009, 10:12 am

Hi Kent -

One of the producers emailed me with the viewing information. I have been working with them since they first approached regarding doing the show late last year. I am familiar with a lot of the footage they shot, but I have no idea what made it to the final cut. Is this what you meant by other information?

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Kent Gunn » August 22nd, 2009, 11:08 am

Bill,

You rock. Yes it is. You didn't say, "Kent you're not on the show". See, now I can still pretend Curtis, Bill and myself all made the final show and not the cutting room floor. I'm pretty sure Bill Palmer's persona and information were interesting and enough off the beaten track they couldn't have cut him. Curtis is suave, polished and genteel. They certainly kept his segment. The old fat guy doing the cups . . . probably not.

Through the grapevine I've heard the mega-mighty Jeff McBride was taped as well. That will make the final show!

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Bill Wells » September 22nd, 2009, 12:40 am

Kent - if they filmed you, I sincerely hope your footage made it to the final show. I have no idea of who or what was in the final edit. I do know that WMS is not the only "extreme convention" on the show so I really have very little idea of what to expect.

However - don't forget - it is THIS coming Wednesday night on the TRAVEL CHANNEL at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time. The 2009 WMS will be part of the Extreme Conventions show.

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Kent Gunn » September 22nd, 2009, 1:50 am

Bill,

I'll be glad to see any of WMS on the travel channel. It was a blast and I am honored you let me lecture for you! I'll be watching.

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Bill Wells » September 24th, 2009, 8:57 pm

If anyone missed the show on Wednesday evening, it will be reaired on Friday and 11 am and 7 pm and again on Saturday morning at 9 am. All times are Eastern Standard Time.

The segment on the WMS featured Losander and the floating table, Jeff McBride, Bizarro, and shots of the teen contest, dealers and others. Those in attendance at the last WMS will see many familiar faces and maybe even themselves.
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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Edward » September 24th, 2009, 10:49 pm

Very short segment devoted to WMS.

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby MattSchick » September 25th, 2009, 7:57 am

I'm so happy I was able to be part of such a great convention! I felt that the segment was really well produced, and I don't think it was very short at all. I figured there would be two-three minutes at most but there was a decent eight minute spot aired.

Congrats to Bill, and Becki wells - you certainly deserved this!

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Tom Frame » September 25th, 2009, 11:50 am

Kent,

The show included a 3 second clip of you raising a cup to reveal three balls perched atop another cup. Unfortunately, there was no mug shot. But congrats anyway. You give good hand.
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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Curtis Kam » September 25th, 2009, 2:55 pm

And Kent's still got another 14:57 of fame left over.

Kudos to Bill and Becki. I saw P&T on Top Chef last night, too. Magicians seem to be gaining respectability on T.V. and this appearance is part of that trend. I think. Despite being compared with hot sauce fanciers and Pirate fetishists.

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Kent Gunn » September 25th, 2009, 3:20 pm

Here, here, Congratulations to the Wells! I thought the people who got air time more than deserved it. I had a great time at WMS. WMS is the big magic convention I've been to. I'm just glad magic got some time on the tube where nobody was revealing secrets.

Losander and his incredible table looked amazing. Bizarro (sp?) looked bizarre and very magical. One of my very favorite magicians Jeff McBride came off as charming and charismatic. Just like in real life. I enjoyed the TV show.

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Edward » September 25th, 2009, 9:53 pm

BTW, where was this held? Is it always in the same location?

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby magicman1953 » September 25th, 2009, 10:27 pm

Looked like the Orleans in Vegas.....way to short a clip fun though

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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Bizzaro » September 25th, 2009, 11:08 pm

Yup, the Orleans. Thanx to Bill for giving a few of us the opportunity to pad our promo reel!
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Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Postby Bizzaro » September 29th, 2009, 10:06 pm

For those who missed it, here is the clip from the show!
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