In this report from the first day of MAGIC Live!, we chat with quite a few people in an effort to get around to as many attendees as possible since there are 1,600 attendees. We also chat with a couple people prior to the start of the convention since we arrived two days early and attended a few shows.
Time Stamps for this podcast:
00:00:16 - Departing Houston as we discuss what the next week might hold for us.
00:02:32 - Mike Hammer talks about his show and audiences. We catch up since our last visit this past February.
00:04:58Po-Han Huang, from Taiwan, has been traveling and performing in the U.S. for the past couple months. We met at the Magic Castle when he dropped in to see my show after he had performed there for a week. Also, he gives us a quick review of several of the magic shows currently playing in Las Vegas because he has seen them all.
00:13:17 Paul Gertner and I talk about what we think might be coming up this week at MAGIC Live! plus he talks about his current status of performing at trade shows and his blog.
00:26:13 - Steve Valentine
00:27:10 - Raj Madhok is glad to be at this year's convention
00:28:05 - C.J. Johnson gives kudos to The Magic Word Podcast
00:30:15 - Kayla Drescher will have asurprise up her sleeve for this convenbtion
00:31:30 - Chuck Jones talks about returning to tour New Zealand with his illusion show
00:32:40 - Lew Wymisner talks about the status of "Magic in the Rockies" and whether or not it will ever return
00:34:50 - Shawn Hull is a regular listener who is at this convention because he heard this podcast last year and decided to come to their first MAGIC Live!
00:36:47 - Katie Sokulski talks about the registration process
00:38:27 - Bro Gilbert talks about working with Murphy's Magic Supplies plus his experience working as a consultant for Criss Angel
00:48:00 - Christopher Hart and Don Wayne talk about illusion creativity
00:54:17 - panel discussion with Penn Jillette and Johnny Thompson answer questions from the audience after the screening of the film, "Gambler's Ballad"
01:03:01 - Johnny Thompson talks about his upcoming book.
01:07:23 Larry Hass shares some memories of Eugene Burger
01:18:25 - Stan Allen talks about his expectations for this convention
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