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Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Brian Glicker » March 1st, 2006, 5:27 pm

I heard that Jon Armstrong is competing at FISM and that he is being sponsored by the Castle. He is great and I am sure he will do well. Does anyone know who else has signed up to compete, either through SAM, IBM or the Castle?

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Pete Biro » March 1st, 2006, 6:07 pm

Maybe the FISM site has a list?
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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Brian Glicker » March 3rd, 2006, 7:45 am

No list on the FISM site. Does anyone have any answers?

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Mark W. Nelson » March 3rd, 2006, 1:34 pm

I believe the Academy of Magical Arts is also sponsoring Arthur Trace; I'll double check to confirm.

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Tim Ellis » March 3rd, 2006, 3:10 pm

I saw Jon Armstrong performing at The Castle last year and I was extremely impressed. His technical skill was way up there but, most importantly, he really connected with the audience and had a great stage presence.

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Guest » March 3rd, 2006, 5:23 pm

yeah...he is not bad... I guess

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Brian Glicker » March 6th, 2006, 9:47 am

There is nothing on the FISM site about who is competing. Anyone know any US people?

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Pepka » March 6th, 2006, 3:08 pm

Armstrong fooled the hell out of me at WMS. Incredible skill and an excellent demeanor with his audience.
Arthur Trace was my pick to win the International stage competition, but alas, it was not to be.
I wish them both the best of luck.

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Brian Glicker » March 7th, 2006, 12:43 pm

Any answers yet as to who else is competing?

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Guest » March 7th, 2006, 12:54 pm

I heard some British guy that is a lawyer, and now a magician member of the Castle is going to compete...

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Nathan Kranzo » March 8th, 2006, 4:49 pm

Rick Merrill will be there. He won both IBM and SAM last year. Not only does he have a great act but he has killer chops AND he is hillarious. He'll be hard to beat. : )

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Alexander Crawford » March 9th, 2006, 3:10 pm

Originally posted by TheMagicApple:
I heard some British guy that is a lawyer, and now a magician member of the Castle is going to compete...
That would be great news if it's the card mutilator I think you're referring to, but I would be a little surprised (pleasantly though).

Magic Circle members can see who the Magic Circle has decided to sponsor in the latest minutes. The rest of you will have to wait, I'm afraid!

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Guest » March 13th, 2006, 10:11 am

I have been told that this is the list that the AMA are sponsoring for FISM:

John Armstrong
Arthur Trace
Ivan Amodei
Gregory Wilson
Chase Curtis
Rocco
Rick Merrill


Any news re: IBM and SAM sponsorships?

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Guest » March 14th, 2006, 5:38 pm

After seeing him do close-up at the castle this week, without even doing his FISM act, I think he has a great chance. He really connects with the audience.

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Guest » March 20th, 2006, 10:18 am

I was sorry to have missed Jon's lecture this past Sunday at the Magic Castle.
I was too sick to go.
Roger

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Guest » March 24th, 2006, 9:31 am

If you want to see some of Jon's card work and an interview (plus a bit of Lennart Green's snap deal), go to Jon's website and click video. The link features the trailer reel I produced for a documentary project I was working on ( Jon was one of three magicians worldwide who were chosen to participate -the project was to follow the magicians as they prepared for, and competed at, FISM 2006).

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Re: Jon Armstrong and FISM

Postby Guest » March 25th, 2006, 1:56 am

Having known Jon since the late Magical Empire and dragging my friends to see him at two WMS AND being an old magic fart (30+ years of magic demo-ing), I can honestly say that Jon is one of my Favorite performers. His hold on the audience is wonderful! I hope for him the best in the contest!
Mike
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