We finally made it through all the competitions and the final night gala show. Max Maven competed the evening contest show. These are the first place winners who competed tonight for the Gran Prix:
Kim Young-Min from Korea - general magic
Shin Lim from Canada - cards
Horret Wu from Taiwan - cards
Thommy Ten & Amélie van Tass from Germany - mentalism
Pierric from Switzerland - parlor
Hector Mancha from Spain - manipulation
Gran Prix winner close-up - Pierric
Gran Prix winner stage - Hector Mancha
Creativity and artistic achievement - Derren Brown
History, research and scholarship - Magic Christian
Theory and Philosophy - Roberto Giobi
And the 2018 FISM will be held in South Korea.
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:02:12 - Guy Hollingworth, one of the lecturers and performers.
00:10:49 - Rob Zabrecky, another one of the lecturers who also presented his one man show.
00:19:10 - William Watt, from Paris, France, was one of the "pre-selected volunteers" used by many of the competitors
00:26:48 - Christian & Katalina, contestants from the U.S. who competed in the Mentalism category
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