"So, when you get back, let me know what MagiCuba was like." This was a common thread I heard before I left for Cuba plus some of the Facebook posts I received while in Havana. As with most magic conventions I attend, I like to post daily updates from the hosting city so those not in attendance feel as if they were there. It is the next best thing to being there. Well, the WiFi in Cuba is...well, less than stable, free and accessible. So, I recorded conversations as usual, but had to hold them until my return. They are now all available in six separate installments. I say "six" because the first "prologue" is really more of a travelogue and unnumbered. So, there is no magic discussed but rather a chance for you to hear my first impressions of Cuba.
I also want to point out that this was not a "convention" in any traditional way and doubtfully will ever be held again. There were no dealers, no sales pitches by the lecturers, and no stage contests. The registration included the lectures, all meals and most drinks, some cigars, walking tours of old Havana, and bus transportation to and from the many shows. The attendance was about 140 people, but most were family and friends of the magicians. The actual number of magicians was probably around 25-30. That made the lectures quite intimate and fun.
Here are the links to the individual podcasts:
Cuban Travelogue: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... travelogue
Day One Update with Peter Rogers, Chris Korn, Chris Gartner, Jon Stetson, and Ashley & Michael Trixx: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... 18-day-one
Day Two Update with Joe Curcillo, Shep Hyken, Bill Herz, Chris Korn and Alex Boyce: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... 18-day-two
Day Three Update with Dave Cox, Michael Goudeau and John Archer: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... -day-three
Day Four Update with Jade, Chad Long, Bob Riordan, Jorge Blass, Roger Ruiz, and Steve Kradolfer: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... 8-day-four
Day Five Update with Chris Korn, Mitch Praver, John Archer, Don Greenburg, John Rose and Jon Stetson: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... 8-day-five
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