Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Discuss the latest news and rumors in the magic world.
User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25816
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 14th, 2020, 10:19 pm

Due to the pandemic, the Academy of Magical Arts Award Show in May of this year was postponed.

The Academy of Magical Arts will present its 52nd annual Awards Show digitally on Sunday, August 23, at 7:00 PM (California time); 10 PM east coast time.

Everyone is invited to this virtual show! You don’t have to be an AMA member to attend, and it’s absolutely FREE.

Simply go to www.magiccastle.com/awards at showtime and enjoy.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Chris Randal2
Posts: 97
Joined: January 20th, 2020, 3:49 am
Favorite Magician: Vito Lupo, Lance Burton, and Double Vision

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Chris Randal2 » August 15th, 2020, 11:04 pm

When will the nominees be announced

JimW
Posts: 4
Joined: July 31st, 2020, 12:54 pm

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby JimW » August 16th, 2020, 2:20 am

The final voting has already taken place. The winners were supposed to be announced in May but the annual awards show was postponed and eventually canceled. The online show at the end of this month is to announce the winners for 2019.

Ted M
Posts: 1088
Joined: January 24th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Dani DaOrtiz
Location: Madison, WI

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Ted M » August 16th, 2020, 9:57 am

The thrust of his question remains intact:

Were the nominees publicly announced? If so, who were they?

Hint: The list of nominees builds anticipation and interest in an award event.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25816
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 16th, 2020, 11:02 am

Yes, and all the members voted.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
AJM
Posts: 1299
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Scotland

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby AJM » August 16th, 2020, 11:25 am

Let me guess:

Zabrecky
Shoot Ogawa
Jon Armstrong
Hannibal
Corner-person Begrudger

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25816
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 16th, 2020, 1:20 pm

I would list them, but frankly I can no longer remember who was nominated in all the categories.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Ted M
Posts: 1088
Joined: January 24th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Dani DaOrtiz
Location: Madison, WI

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Ted M » August 16th, 2020, 2:12 pm

In the original post, non-members -- who wouldn't have seen or voted on any of the nominees -- were invited to watch.

So far it's not sounding very exciting to this non-member.

User avatar
Dustin Stinett
Posts: 6931
Joined: July 22nd, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Sometimes
Location: Southern California
Contact:

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Dustin Stinett » August 16th, 2020, 2:20 pm

And the Nominees are...

Close Up Magician of the Year
Armando Lucero
Asi Wind
David Regal
Hannibal
Jared Kopf

Parlour Magician of the Year
Arthur Trace
Chris Capehart
Derek Hughes
Hannibal
Mike Pisciotta

Stage Magician of the Year
Chipper Lowell
David Kovac
Gregory Wilson
Lindsay Benner
Lucy Darling (Carisa Hendrix)

Lecturer of the Year
Dani DaOrtiz
Jonathan Levit
Karl Hein
Shoot Ogawa
Woody Aragon

And of course there will be the announcements of the various Fellowships and the Magician of the Year.

Ted M
Posts: 1088
Joined: January 24th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Dani DaOrtiz
Location: Madison, WI

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Ted M » August 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Thanks Dustin!

Joe Lyons
Posts: 510
Joined: November 13th, 2017, 8:27 am
Favorite Magician: Wonder
Location: Texas

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Joe Lyons » August 16th, 2020, 2:41 pm

Sounds great!

While the pandemic has stolen a trip to the Castle and a visit to David Copperfield's museum from me it has given me several events, like this, that I wouldn't have experienced otherwise.

Tonight - a visit to the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan.

JimW
Posts: 4
Joined: July 31st, 2020, 12:54 pm

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby JimW » August 16th, 2020, 8:32 pm

Sorry, I didn't have the list handy when I posted last night. It's been such a long time, I don't even remember who I voted for.

Ted M
Posts: 1088
Joined: January 24th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Dani DaOrtiz
Location: Madison, WI

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Ted M » August 23rd, 2020, 9:42 pm

Here's a bump, since this starts in 20 minutes.

http://www.magiccastle.com/awards

User avatar
Doug Thornton
Posts: 530
Joined: January 18th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Harry Anderson, Derren Brown, Mac King
Location: Gorgeous New Jersey USA
Contact:

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Doug Thornton » August 23rd, 2020, 11:22 pm

The show was nicely produced. It was a treat to experience. Congratulations to the recipients and nominees.
And special thanks to host Max Maven. Well done!
Smiles all around
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SAM161CALENDAR/
SAM 161 - The David Copperfield Assembly
https://www.sam161.com/

I.M. Magician
Posts: 1054
Joined: August 19th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Favorite Magician: All of the very best!
Location: Magicville

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby I.M. Magician » August 24th, 2020, 11:41 am

What a wonderful hour that was! So much great talent there and nice to see that so many who deserve awards received them.

Well presented in all aspects and great to watch! I am on my fourth go at it...lol.

I will say that perhaps the tribute to those we lost should have been saved for the very end. Other than that, a job well done and great to have the opportunity to see something like that.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25816
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 24th, 2020, 12:48 pm

I thought it was great!
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

User avatar
Steve Bryant
Posts: 1924
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Ballantine
Location: Bloomington IN
Contact:

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Steve Bryant » August 24th, 2020, 2:10 pm

It is 2:00 PM or so on Aug 24, the day after the Castle awards. The presentation is still online at magiccastle.com/awards, I think on purpose. If you missed it, or want to watch it again (I just did), take a look.

Steve

User avatar
erdnasephile
Posts: 4392
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby erdnasephile » August 24th, 2020, 5:49 pm

I'm a long-time member of the AMA but have never been to the Awards show, but have read the written reports about them for years. The impression I got was that they tended to vary in quality a bit, with many flashes of brilliance interspersed with somewhat flatter notes (like most live awards shows). Therefore, I was pleased and very curious when I heard that the AMA was going to stream the show.

I enjoyed watching quite a bit. The pace was very brisk, respectful (no lame jokes), and celebratory. I felt throughout that we were in solid, capable hands. The highlights for me were the Devant award going to the Larsen clan (So well-deserved!! --although what was going on with Erika's hair blowing to and fro?) and Derren Brown's acceptance speech. Oh, and Angelo Carbone's genius on display was stunning! (That milk thing is absolutely crazy!)

I was also appreciative but wrecked by the sad count of how many more giants we lost this year coupled with the increasing percentage on these lists of folks that I have actually met. (Those great pictures of NN and BW made me smile through the sadness).

In any event, hearty congratulations and a big "Well done!" to everyone involved in gifting us with this fine production.

Jack Shalom
Posts: 1052
Joined: February 7th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Brooklyn NY

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Postby Jack Shalom » August 25th, 2020, 1:12 am

That was fun. Well done, all involved.


Return to “Buzz”