SATURDAY JULY 15 SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - NOON - Pre-Registration Opens for 2018 - Registration Area
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - I.B.M. Board Meeting- French Room
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Dealers Open - Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM - Martin Lewis Lecture | Group A Only - Grand Ballroom
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Close-Up Gala | Group B Only— Bomhard Theater
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Close-Up Gala | Group A Only— Bomhard Theater
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Martin Lewis Lecture | Group B Only - Grand Ballroom
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM - Kenji Minemura Lecture - Grand Ballroom
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Ted Outerbridge Lecture - Grand Ballroom
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Awards Presentation - Whitney Hall
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Stars of Magic Finale - Whitney Hall (Ticketed Event)
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM - Presidents Reception | Farewell Party - Fountain Room (Second Floor (Rivue Tower)
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:00:16 - Michael Close, Editor for the M.U.M. magazine, talks about his past ten years as editor and some of the "overlooked" gems in the issues.
00:08:28 - Dick Bowman, National President of the S.A.M., talks about some of the goals for his year in office. We are interrupted for the show, so this is part one of two chats with Dick.
00:15:29 - Robert Festa, a Friend of The Magic Word,gives us his perspective of the convention and why he traveled all the way from Hawaii to be here.
00:23:00 - Graham Etherington and Peter Rogers tell what made them travel even further to attend this convention. They hail from Australia.
00:36:20 - Joel "Batman" Zaritsky talks about V.1 video channel offered as a benefit of the S.A.M. membership where members can watch live lectures and download then for later viewing, too.
00:43:51 - International President of the I.B.M., Bob Patterson, tells us what is on his agenda for the coming year as the newly inducted top officer of the organization.
00:49:41 - Dick Bowman concludes our discussion on his goals for his Presidency. We also talk about the status of getting a Magic Merit Badge offered by the Boy Scouts of America.
01:01:37 - Tony Chapek talks about his unique interactive act and how he "missed the boat" on not using the iPad.
01:08:11 - Marc DeSouza helps recap the convention.
01:16:58 - Chris Randall is excited that he was nominated to move forward to compete in FISM in South Koriea with his stage act
01:19:59 - Luis Carreon was one of the Professional Close-Up Show performers and he tells us about getting booked and meeting his magic heroes.
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