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MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Dave Buck » November 18th, 2009, 12:50 pm

It has been a dream come true for us in assembling the line-up for Magic-Con 2010. We started out with a wish list of our favorite magicians and to now see those names on the Magic-Con website as actual presenters of the conference is unbelievable.

There is one name we have not announced, and to say we are saving the best for last, would be an understatement. All we can say is, if you have not registered before we reveal our Special Guest of Honor, you might miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity.

On December 1st, we will unveil his identity.

See what Eric Mead and John Lovick have to say about the Special Guest in a new series of video testimonials.

Also, be sure to check out our latest podcast featuring two very respected magicians, Michael Weber and Derek Delgaudio, discuss the next generation of magic, the YouTube effect and what you can expect at Magic-Con.

For more information and to register, visit www.magic-con.org
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Dave Buck » November 19th, 2009, 11:53 pm

We will be adding new testimonials daily to our Vimeo account here: http://www.vimeo.com/magiccon with subtle clues to who the Special Guest is. Will you be able to figure it out before we announce him on December 1st?

Post your guesses below.
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Bill Duncan » November 20th, 2009, 1:17 am

Well I was going to say Paul Harris, when I heard Eric Mead had the first post because of the books and all. Then while I was listening to Mr. Mead I briefly thought Doc...

But no. There can be only one.

Juan Tamariz

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Gene B » November 20th, 2009, 2:33 am

In listening to Paul Wilson though--he says the Special Guest learned from the greats--i.e. "Juan Tamariz"--

Sure wish it was Juan--he is fantastic in person!!

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Hatch » November 20th, 2009, 10:47 am

Dave Buck wrote:We will be adding new testimonials daily to our Vimeo account here: http://www.vimeo.com/magiccon with subtle clues to who the Special Guest is. Will you be able to figure it out before we announce him on December 1st?

Post your guesses below.


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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Mike Rozek » November 20th, 2009, 1:17 pm

This hardly seems possible, but....

Ricky Jay.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 20th, 2009, 3:17 pm

You are correct: that is not possible.
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Postby The Magic Apple » November 20th, 2009, 3:23 pm

I heard it was Brian Glicker
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby mai-ling » November 20th, 2009, 4:43 pm

Richard Hatch wrote:
Dave Buck wrote:We will be adding new testimonials daily to our Vimeo account here: http://www.vimeo.com/magiccon with subtle clues to who the Special Guest is. Will you be able to figure it out before we announce him on December 1st?

Post your guesses below.


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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Kent Gunn » November 21st, 2009, 12:59 am

I don't know who your super-cool dude is.

My guess is:

Paul Harris

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 21st, 2009, 1:01 am

Paul Harris does seem a likely candidate.

It would be easy to suss out.

Dan and Dave: will your special guest actually perform tricks for the conventioneers? If the answer is no, then it might very well be Paul Harris. If the answer is yes, then it's far less likely to be Paul Harris.
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Dave Buck » November 21st, 2009, 8:30 pm

Then I don't think I can answer that question Richard :) I can say he will amaze us all though.
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Tom Gilbert » November 21st, 2009, 10:51 pm

Well they mention performing and lecturing which unless things have changed would rule out Paul Harris. Paul Wilson said the guest studied under Tamariz... so out goes Juan. Paul also mentioned cards.. But I'm at a loss for a name. Ok John mentined funny.. Williamson? Not sure of a Tamariz connection.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 22nd, 2009, 12:07 am

Wonder it it's Roberto Giobbi.
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Denis Behr » November 22nd, 2009, 3:21 am

Tom Gilbert wrote:Paul Wilson said the guest studied under Tamariz... so out goes Juan.

Technically, he said that the guest uses ideas of Tamariz. Of course, Juan would use his own ideas.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Tom Gilbert » November 22nd, 2009, 12:15 pm

Good point Denis, plus Juan is pretty funny.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby David Scollnik » November 22nd, 2009, 6:17 pm

Derren Brown?

Seems the convention dates (not so?) coincidentally fit a gap in Derren Brown's touring schedule.

(I was thinking about it being Lennart Green, but it seems to me that he does not fit all of the clues.)

If not Derren Brown, I wonder if another performer with initials DB might be the one.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby sincityjesse » November 22nd, 2009, 8:23 pm

Roberto Giobbi perhaps?

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 22nd, 2009, 9:39 pm

I was thinking of Roberto as well, but I think it's a Spaniard.
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Pete McCabe » November 23rd, 2009, 12:56 am

Someone who is always doing those things that only a true Spaniard can do, like speaking Spanish and going home to visit his family in Spain.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby David Scollnik » November 23rd, 2009, 1:43 am

Dave Buck's video says that the special presenter has transcended the world of magic and achieved genuine celebrity and is the acclaimed author of several best selling books sold world wide.

I like Derren Brown for this as I said before. Incidentally, he has a new book slated for release on December 1, 2009 (according to Amazon).

The other "DB" candidate I was thinking of was David Blaine, in case that was not obvious, but as far as I know he only has the one best selling book, not several.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Mike Rozek » November 23rd, 2009, 9:48 pm

Ok, Derek's video aside, I think all signs point to Tamariz. Paul Wilson practically "spells it out" for us, and Max's video has a nice little background reference to a Spanish artist.

Of course, I could be wrong:)

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 23rd, 2009, 10:01 pm

Richard Hatch wrote:
Dave Buck wrote:We will be adding new testimonials daily to our Vimeo account here: http://www.vimeo.com/magiccon with subtle clues to who the Special Guest is. Will you be able to figure it out before we announce him on December 1st?

Post your guesses below.


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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby CraigOusterling » November 23rd, 2009, 11:57 pm

Mike beat me to the guess. I've edited enough film and video, heard enough bleeps and blips to formulate what Derek is saying and he's saying Ricky Jay. Whether or not that's the ACTUAL special guest is going to be seen Dec 1 but at multiple points you can hear Derek saying Ricky Jay's name.

The event would be monumental if it was Ricky Jay. Actually it's going to be monumental whomever it is. But Ricky Jay would make it a first trip to Disneyland kinda thing.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Dave Buck » November 30th, 2009, 4:07 pm

View the latest video testimonials from Michael Weber, and Bill Kalush at www.Magic-Con.org.

On December 1st (tomorrow), we will announce our very special Guest of Honor.

Register at www.Magic-Con.org/Registration
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Perrin » December 1st, 2009, 10:07 pm

Today is the 1st of December! No announce has been made? I guess this will come within 2 hrs before midnight!

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby David Scollnik » December 1st, 2009, 10:50 pm

I'm sticking to my guess that the presenter's initials are "DB". :)

I guess we'll know soon enough.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 1st, 2009, 11:05 pm

It's not going to be David Berglas, and Derren Brown is not a student of Juan Tamariz last I heard (though he fits most of the other qualifications).

Oh, that still leaves David Blaine, and I haven't heard that he's been hanging with Tamariz, either. But who knows?
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Pete McCabe » December 1st, 2009, 11:12 pm

It's Tamariz. Just posted.

No indication of what Weber's tribute meant. But I know there's some meaning in there somewhere.

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby sincityjesse » December 1st, 2009, 11:38 pm

Hot Damn! All of these great magical thinkers AND Tamariz to boot!! Glad I'm gonna be there!!

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Dave Buck » December 1st, 2009, 11:40 pm

You can view the announcement here.

I hope to see many of you in March!
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby David Scollnik » December 1st, 2009, 11:55 pm

Pete McCabe wrote:It's Tamariz. Just posted.

Just changed my avatar to celebrate. :)

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby The Magic Apple » December 3rd, 2009, 10:29 am

I really thought is was going to be Brian Glicker...

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby mai-ling » December 3rd, 2009, 7:25 pm

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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2009, 9:18 pm

Juan Tamariz is a Spanish close-up magician, though that title belittles him. He is one of the great living masters of performing magic with cards--an astounding showman and performer whose abilities are almost unmatched. He had (has?) a show on Spanish TV for many years, and it was shown in Spanish-speaking countries all over the world.
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Re: MAGIC-CON 2010 Special Guest of Honor

Postby Mark.Lewis » December 4th, 2009, 12:32 am

Juan Tamariz is very good. He shouts and screams too much for me though. We British prefer our entertainment to be somewhat lower key. Not quite as low key as Fred Robinson and Jack Avis but a trifle lower key than Juan Tamariz.


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