Day Two Schedule:
10:00 am - 11:30 a.m. Friday Session
Doug Isenberg: Doug is an internationally recognized lawyer, and he will discuss intellectual property as it applies to magic. The Memory Arts: Sarah and David Trustman will show us how to vastly improve our memories, and specifically how to memorize a deck of cards. Rick Smith Jr.: A Guinness World Record Holder for card throwing, and the undisputed world expert on the subject. He’ll speak to us about his storied career throwing cards, and give us an onstage demonstration. The Hope of Magic: Last year there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when a group of students presented some magic in the face of adversity. Onstage, we promised to gift them with some new magic props if they would come back to perform for us. We can’t wait to see what they do!
10:30 am - 5:00 p.m.Dealers Open Closed for lunch between 1pm – 2.30pm
12:30 pm - 1:30 p.m. Woody Aragon There is only one Woody. If you have never seen Woody Aragon before, you will be astounded by his original approach to close-up magic.
2:30 pm - 3:30 p.m.Magic in the Marketplace Talk Why is there so much bad magic? How many magic tricks are sold around the world? Is the internet good or bad for magic? This unusual panel discussion will feature several luminaries in the magic retail world, in a frank discussion about the innovations, problems, and solutions that are worth discussing when it comes to making magic better.
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Shawn Farquhar He won FISM. He won IBM. He won SAM. He tours the world more than perhaps any magician on the scene today. Come see why Shawn Farquhar is one of the most acclaimed magicians on Earth.
7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Max Maven It’s rare to see a living legend live onstage, and we’re beyond honored to welcome the inimitable Max Maven to our gathering. Max will astound with the mentalism that has taken him to stages all over the world.
9:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.Ben Seidman Show Ben Seidman is an amazing artist: funny, technically brilliant, and a wonderful storyteller. See why he has won College Entertainer of the Year in this exciting, hilarious show.
10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Kieron Johnson It isn’t magic, but it’s amazing! Keiron is the world’s leading regurgitator, and Josh and Andi will host him in this zany, over-the-top event. (Not suitable for young children)
11:59 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Rick Smith Jr. Want to throw cards at targets? Want to win amazing magic? Want to learn card scaling from the undisputed best card thrower in history? Want to learn how to defend yourself and torment your enemies with playing cards? Then don’t miss this late-night contest, in which we’ll crown a Magi-Fest card throwing champion!
Time Stamps for this podcast:
00:00:17 - Joshua Jay with an "elevator talk" to start off the day.
00:01:00 - Allan Kronzek chats about his participation as talent at this convention
00:12:20 - Bruce Young has been attending the MagiFest since Josh and Andi have been organizing this event.
00:17:02 - Steve McDonagh has been attending for 20+ years and compares past MagiFest conventions with this "new era" of this event.
00:24:01 - we chat with four young attendees who tell us why they are here and how they have been influenced by others and seeing some of their magic "heroes" here.
00:29:52 David and Sarah Trustman (and their son, Cooper) were part of the morning session and summarize their method of memorization of stacked decks.
00:33:48 - Ken Weber shares a secret with us about an update of his book, "Maximum Entertainment"
00:43:05 - Steven Brundage tells us that he plans to move from New York to Los Angles while keeping busy performing his Rubik's Cube magic internationally
00:51:28 - Scott Robinson was a presenter who discusses his "Sleight Club" and the rules of "Sleight Club"
00:57:06 - Another presenter, Woody Aragon, tells us the "muse" for his creations.
01:03:58- Andi Gladwin, co-organizer of the MagiFest, talks about this convention and piracy of intellectual property.
01:18:29 - We give a wrap of the day with an update on Gregory Wilson's health condition and delay of some lecture dates.
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