FISM 2012 ... Some News

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FISM 2012 ... Some News

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 22nd, 2012, 9:18 pm

Very little news has come out about FISM 2012 so far other than the list of performers which was only recently released:

Boris Wild, Marc Oberon, Shoot Ogawa, Mark Mason, Jay Scott Berry, Kozmo, Rocco, Michael Weber, Henry Evans, Cameron Frances, Joshua Jay, John Archer, Eberhard Reise, David Stone, Axel Hecklau, Michael Ammar, Matthew Johnson, Eric Jones, Sos and Victoria Petrosyan, Tony Chapek , Soma, Frank Wilson, Dolphin Dancers, Clive Webb and Danny, Victor Michaels, Ernesto Planas, Han Seol Hui, Greg Frewin, Stan Allen, Topas, Sabrina Fackelli and Gennady Kil, Amethyst, Jupiter, Rafael, Paolo Giua, Mike Caveney, Tina Lennart, Great Nardini, Richard McDougal.

The FISM 2012 website gives very little information, only one ad has appeared so far and that was in MAGIC magazine. Derek Lever won't advertise in Genii because many of us here on the Forum dared to be amused by the videos on YouTube in which Adolph H. bemoaned his inability to get FISM booked in Berlin. Here's the video/parody that started it all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKEU8ZOH ... re=related
and Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGM1iQQW9FE
and Part 3 (where children's magic enters the picture):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaLrAYvw ... ure=relmfu
and Part 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haa-8iFB ... ure=relmfu
and Part 5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYPoA3Ko ... ure=relmfu
(I'm happy to say that Adoph was incorrect about the Genii Forum being closed!)
and Part 6:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqzYm-37 ... ure=relmfu
and Part 7 (the last):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-IgbWdZ ... ure=relmfu

Usually by this point I've already been in touch with the FISM organizers and run an advance story about the unique venues and performers--but not this time. My requests for interviews with the organzisers have been ignored.

But finally some news appears on magicweek.co.uk:

"Blackpool Magicians Club offer FISM Convention registrants great value for money: "Each registrant will receive a special F.I.S.M. shoulder bag, a Jack Hughes World of Magic compilation hard backed 230 page book (priced at 150.00), a limited edition Magical Cooper Bear, a large colour Souvenir Programme, a box of Hanky Panky Magic Tricks, plus one lucky registrant will receive a genuine 6,500 diamond to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Joshua Jay will be presenting his brilliant one man show on Monday 9th July and Tuesday 10th July which has never been seen in the U.K. previously. Over 145 competitors have entered the World Championships of Magic. There are 3 stupendous Gala Shows, a Banquet and a night at the famous Blackpool Tower Circus, 30 star lectures and 125 International Magic Dealers. Over 2,000 magicians from 40 different countries have already registered."

I'll be there and you'll get a full report in Genii.
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Re: FISM 2012 ... Some News

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 23rd, 2012, 11:36 am

By the way, the registration price of 550 Euros equals $722, double the price of registering for the Genii Convention. :)
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Re: FISM 2012 ... Some News

Postby mehtas » April 23rd, 2012, 6:32 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:
By the way, the registration price of 550 Euros equals $722



Not to forget the travel, weeks stay in hotel, food..... so on and so forth.

Judging on that, they've done well (according to the blurb on magicweek)

"Over 2,000 magicians from 40 different countries have already registered"

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Re: FISM 2012 ... Some News

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 23rd, 2012, 7:24 pm

FISM usually gets at least 2500.

The only good thing one can say about Blackpool is that the hotels are cheap (not good, just cheap) and the food is cheap (not good, just cheap).
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Re: FISM 2012 ... Some News

Postby AJM » April 24th, 2012, 3:42 am

If I'm not mistaken, FISM will be taking place at the height of Blackpool's summer season - so accommodation won't be as readily available as it is in February during the annual convention.

Despite what you may think of the place (I have the same views) Blackpool will be jam packed during FISM.

There are folks who holiday in Blackpool year after year after year and expect to stay in the same hotel/guest house (even the same room) year after year after year etc etc....

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Re: FISM 2012 ... Some News

Postby mehtas » April 24th, 2012, 10:03 am

AJM wrote:
If I'm not mistaken, FISM will be taking place at the height of Blackpool's summer season - so accommodation won't be as readily available as it is in February during the annual convention.



SPOT ON :)

Lots of prices are higher than you would see them in Jan-Feb period

During the busy months lots businesses have to make up for the quiet season.

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Re: FISM 2012 ... Some News

Postby Q. Kumber » April 24th, 2012, 11:34 am

Pelham Lodge Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Winter Gardens and is run by magician Martin Scott Price. I have stayed there and it is very comfortable and of a higher standard than the average Blackpool guest house. Excellent breakfast and free wi-fi. Highly recommended.
www.PelhamLodge.co.uk


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