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Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Postby erdnasephile » August 4th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Hi, All:

If you're at MAGIC Live staring tomorrow, I'd love to hear your candid impressions please.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Postby Scott Wells » August 4th, 2018, 5:16 pm

I will be posting daily updates from the convention each day on The Magic Word Podcast. It will be the next best thing to being there! Pictures and videos will be on the blog to supplement the podcast. Enjoy!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 4th, 2018, 6:48 pm

Advanced convention report:

The dealer room will be very busy on the first night and less busy thereafter.

Friends you meet on the first day or two you will not see again.

There are a lot of events on the schedule and some are better than others.

One of the two stage shows will be better than the other.

Some of the lectures will be more interesting than the others.
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Postby Jackpot » August 4th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Mr. Kaufman is displaying strong psychic abilities. There is no doubt that his prophecies will come to pass.
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Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Postby erdnasephile » August 4th, 2018, 8:42 pm

Thanks, Scott--look forward to your reports!

(FWIW, I just found out that MAGIC Live overlaps for a day with the Creation Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio: https://www.creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas.html --sounds like Geek heaven in LV...)

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Postby Doug Thornton » August 5th, 2018, 4:29 am

Pre-MAGIC Live event : Johnny Thompson, Rick Maue, and Paul Vigil on mentalism. A Penguin Live taping for the future. Some cool effects. I hope we can all be as sharp-minded as Johnny as time goes by.
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Postby Doug Thornton » August 6th, 2018, 3:16 am

The trading cards at the opening night party were photos of magicians' iconic effects and props. No faces. The object of the game, as in the past, was to trade cards to have a complete set of nine. Then once you identified the magicians you could seek them out for autographs.
The dealers' room was jumping as always and there were about 10 prize packages worth about $1000 each. And there were ice cream bars.
The main events begin Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
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Postby Steve Bryant » August 19th, 2018, 11:41 am

I posted most of my thoughts on Little Egypt Magic at the usual http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html

I also recommend Scott's podcasts. I found his interview with Stan Allen at the end of day 4 to be the most interesting.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 19th, 2018, 1:27 pm

Great, Steve, as usual.
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Postby Andres Reynoso » August 20th, 2018, 2:21 pm

erdnasephile wrote:Thanks, Scott--look forward to your reports!

(FWIW, I just found out that MAGIC Live overlaps for a day with the Creation Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio: https://www.creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas.html --sounds like Geek heaven in LV...)


Yes erdnasephile, it was heaven :D I arrived earlier to Las Vegas and attended Star Trek Convention on Saturday. Next year overlaps again. I have to evaluate Star Trek/Magic Live or Genii Convention :lol: and now that Richard has released the names in Genii Convention is a hard decision.
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Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Postby erdnasephile » August 23rd, 2018, 12:48 pm

Appreciate your thoughtful takes, Mr. Bryant! Thanks!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » August 23rd, 2018, 3:49 pm

Andres Reynoso wrote:
erdnasephile wrote:Thanks, Scott--look forward to your reports!

(FWIW, I just found out that MAGIC Live overlaps for a day with the Creation Official Star Trek Convention at the Rio: https://www.creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas.html --sounds like Geek heaven in LV...)


Yes erdnasephile, it was heaven :D I arrived earlier to Las Vegas and attended Star Trek Convention on Saturday. Next year overlaps again. I have to evaluate Star Trek/Magic Live or Genii Convention :lol: and now that Richard has released the names in Genii Convention is a hard decision.


It's not a hard decision. :)
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Postby Bill Mullins » September 10th, 2018, 6:16 pm

Marc Summers, in his talk at MagicLive, mentioned being on Jay Leno alongside Burt Reynolds. Here's some back story.

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Postby Ted M » September 11th, 2018, 9:11 pm

What was the name of the guy with the zebra act?

This is a different guy with a zebra act, right? https://youtu.be/x-SRA47S0JA?t=1m25s

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Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2018, 9:18 pm

I heard it was a horse.
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Postby Bill Mullins » September 12th, 2018, 1:00 am

Ted M wrote:What was the name of the guy with the zebra act?

This is a different guy with a zebra act, right? https://youtu.be/x-SRA47S0JA?t=1m25s


Glenn Singer, aka El Glen-o Grande.

Your video is not him. This is him, doing more or less what he did at MagicLive.

Richard Kaufman wrote:I heard it was a horse.


It was a zebra.


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