Day three of the 87th annual convention continued with the second day of the "Big Three" events (see yesterday's blog). The afternoon event was four hours of close-up contests with 14 or so contestants. After the contest, David Kaplan lectured before the evening banquet. The diners were entertained by Bill Abbott and Soma before they let out and everyone hustled over to the theater for the evening show, hosted by Dave Cox. The show was the top six finalists (listed in yesterday's blog) who were competing for the Gold Cups. The winners of all the contests will be announced on the Saturday night show. The late night lecture was by Chad Long.
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:02:29 - Multiple award winning magician, Michael Dardant, talks about entering contests and his FISM experience of being entered and competing in both stage and close-up in Italy.
00:16:47 - I.B.M. President Elect and Contest Committee Chairman, Oscar Munoz
00:28:57 - Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle) Close-Up Magician of the Year, Suzanne, talks about restaurant magic. She is joined late in the discussion my Oscar Munoz who also talks about school shows.
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