This was the first full day of the conference and it was full of exciting shows and sessions. This podcast is not as long as yesterday's because I had more time to sit with friends to chat whereas today was more of attending events. This shorter podcast contains more comments and "registrant reactions" to the sessions.
The Opening Session was phenomenal and the sessions were good too but the international close-up show was outstanding featuring: Johan Stahl from Sweden, Simon Coronel from Australia, Denis Behr from Germany, Steve Valentine from the U.K , and Yann Frisch (FISM Winner) from France.
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:00:08 - Rory Johnson, co-producer with Stan Allen, introduced the opening session and laid the theme of this year's event...Friends.
00:03:15 - Cameron Ramsay, one of my fellow podcasters with Dodd Vickers' Magic Newswire, and I talk about our thoughts on the opening session.
00:14:17 - As we await entrance into the session on creativity with Mark Settaducati and Lubor Fieldler, I chatted with Dick Olson and Raj Madhok about their assessment of the opening session.
00:17:48 - Jeff and Laurie Pearson talk about their opinion of the Mike Bent ("Bent on Deception") session that he attended and I gave him my review of the Creative Session that I attended. Due to there being three sessions, we could only select two. We both talked about the Writing & Magic session by Larry Wilmore & David Regal.
00:24:32 - Trixie Bond and Dick Olson give a wrap of the evening's international close-up show. I then followed with a quick wrap of the earlier evening show by the Long Beach Mystics.