The final day (and night) of the "Original Close-Up Convention"
Saturday April 30:
11:00am: Luis Otera Lecture
12:30pm: Lunch Buffet
1:30pm: 7th Close-Up Show "Asian Gala"
3:30pm: 8th Close-Up Show Fechter's Fabulous Frolics (Steve Beam emcee)
5:30pm: Dinner Buffet
7:30pm: Fat Brothers Tribute
8:00pm: 9th Close-Up Show Grand Finale Show (Obie O'Brien emcee)
11:30pm: Hospitality Suite
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:00:00 - Geoff Williams gives us some of his best "Puns of the the Day"
00:04:25 - We follow-up with Lion Fludd after his first appearance and performance at the 4F.
00:10:54 - Scott Robinson, organizer of TRICS magic convention in North Carolina, talks about his upcoming event plus highlights from this convention.
00:14:49 - Matt Episcipo loves this convention because of the camaraderie, a term we frequently hear.
00:19:13 - Steve Bargatze and Rick Merrill have closed the Saturday night show for many years, but this year they are taking a break but talk about what they could have "riffed" on from this year's convention.
00:25:25 - Gary Morton, emcee of the Friday afternoon show, talks about some of the seminal moments from this and past 4F conventions.
00:30:58 - Paul Gertner tells us a little about his planning for his portion of the final night show.
00:36:28 - Michael Dardant and Boris Wils talk about some of the outstanding acts at this year's 4F.
00:47:55 - Mike Maione and Darryl Rose talk about doughnuts and give their impressions on some of the outstanding acts.
01:00:23 - Obie O'Brien sits back and relaxes now that the convention is officially over. He looks back on the successful convention as the 46th annual 4F convention goes into the history books.
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