820: Ken Weber - the ANSWER man
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Ken Weber
2d ago
Ken Weber is the President of Weber Asset Management and also a mentalist, magician, consultant and author. This week we chat with Ken about these latter job descriptions. Ken has performed aboard cruise ships and as a young man in the Catskills of New York. He was an early member of the Psychic Entertainers Association (P.E.A.) and frequent attendee at MINDvention and other mentalism conventions. He authored “Maximum Entertainment” that was updated and re-published as “Maximum Entertainment 2.0.” More than just a reprint of the original, there is much more material added to the new book. We ..read more
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819: Blackpool Magic Convention 2024 - Day Three Report
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Romhany, Herz, Burns, Foxy, Hilsum, Jimmy C., Crowe, and Sperlich
1w ago
Sunday 18th February 2024 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dealers’ Hall Open 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. John Bannon Lecture (Arena) and Luca Volpe Lecture (Foyer Hall) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Ikeda Yosuke Lecture (Spanish Hall) and Maga Gaia Lecture (Derham Lounge) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Danny Goldsmith Lecture (Arena) and International Close-Up Show (Foyer Hall) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Montreal Trio Lecture 2 (Spanish Hall) and Lawrence Turner Lecture (Derham Lounge) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mac King Mega Talk (Opera House) 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Harrison Greenbaum Lecture (Arena) and Mat O’Neill Parlour Show ..read more
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818: Blackpool Magic Convention 2024 - Day Two Report
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Iannone, Steele, Charlton, Mitchell, Kendall, Davis, Einhorn, Young, Caveney, Purnell, Archer, and Taylor
2w ago
Saturday 17th February 2024 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dealers’ Hall Open 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Michael O’Brien Lecture (Arena) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Paul Richards Lecture (Spanish Hall) and Kyle Purnell Lecture (Foyer Hall) 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Family Entertainment Competition (Opera House) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. David Regal Lecture (Arena) and David Kaye Lecture (Derham Lounge) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Montreal Trio Lecture (Spanish Hall) and Bear Pit Close-Up (Foyer Hall) 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Axel Adler Lecture (Arena) and Mat O’Neill Parlour Show (Derham Lounge) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Remy ..read more
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817: Blackpool Magic Convention 2024 - Day One Report
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Rowland, Presto, Berglas, Stahl, Fallon, Regal, Wilson, Rodriquez, Stone, Plant, Boulanger, Marzouki, and Narud
2w ago
Friday 16th February 2024 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Dealers’ Hall Open 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Paul Romhany Lecture (Spanish Hall) and Richard Griffin Lecture (Arena) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. International Close-up Show (Foyer Hall) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. John “Chunkie” Russell Lecture (Derham Lounge) 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Ann DeGuzman Lecture (Arena) and Ben Hart Lecture (Spanish Hall) 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cameron Francis Lecture (Foyer Hall) 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mat O’Neill Parlour Show (Derham Lounge) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Christian Grace Lecture (Arena) and Tom Wright Lecture (Spanish Hall ..read more
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816: Protecting Secrets with David Sandy, Bill Smith and Mark Holstein
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with David Sandy, Bill Smith, and Mark Holstein
2w ago
Over the last two weeks, we have presented two individuals who support and encourage magic exposure. This episode features three magicians who have vested interests in keeping magic secrets secret. David Sandy is a performer, producer and collector. Bill Smith is a builder, performer and collector. Mark Holstein is an attorney, performer and collector. What they all have in common is their passion for the keeping magic secrets from the prying public in order to keep our audiences amazed and mystified. Each of our guests this week has a little different perspective on why we should protect the ..read more
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815: Justin Flom - Justified?
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Justin Flom
3w ago
Forbes magazine proclaimed Justin Flom as the “most viewed magician on the planet.” He has racked up 20 billion views since the pandemic started and was named the “No. 1 influencer” across all social platforms for Jan. 2022 according to Tubular Leaderboard, which tracks views and interactions. He launched his viral visibility with the exposure of the “deceptive base” used (mainly) by illusionists. He went on to expose more and more methods and tricks in magic before moving into other areas to increase and broaden his market and assure longer “watch time” for his videos that ultimately turn in ..read more
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813: Magifest 2024 - Day Three Report
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Dave Arch, Andrew Martin and Eli, Richard Hatch, Joshua Jay, Jeff Kowalk, David Sandy and Lance Rich
1M ago
Saturday 27th January 2024 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dealer’s Room Open 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. John Guastaferro's One Degree: An Afternoon of Music, Magic, and Motivation John G combines his love for music (classical guitar), motivational speaking (he runs a non-profit for a major corporation) and magic (he has developed some truly world-class card magic) in this one-of-a-kind event. You will leave feeling inspired and with an array of new card moves and tricks. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Youth Event Final call for young magicians. Surprises await, just for our young attendees. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m ..read more
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812: Magifest 2024 - Day Two Report
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Mark Mason, Christian Schenk, Nancy Anderson, Mark Holstein, John Wofe and Harrison Greenbaum
1M ago
Friday 26th January 2024 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dealer’s Room Open 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Arthur Benjamin Lecture Dr. Benjamin combines his love of magic and mathematics in a way you've never seen before. He is astoundingly good. Whether or not you're mathematically inclined, this will be a fascinating foray into the intersection of magic and math. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Blaise Serra Lecture You may not have heard of Blaise Serra, but you won't forget his prodigious sleight-of-hand skills and innovative techniques. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Magifest Live Hosted by Randy Shine This our most popul ..read more
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811: Magifest 2024 - Day One Report
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells with Charlie Randall, Mark Doetsch, Shawn Doolan, Carroll Baker, Tony Hassini, Keith Fields and Matt Stanley
1M ago
Thursday 25th January 2024 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dealer’s Room Open 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Peter Samelson Lecture. Peter Samelson will offer a new lecture on both stage and close-up magic. An expert in both arenas, this lecture will span the course of his career, along with new material. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Youth Program Welcome Event All young magicians are welcome, and so are parents! Meet and make new friends for your exciting weekend ahead! 7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. NEW: Basecamp Welcome Meet and Greet 7:30pm - 8:30pm Michael Feldman Lecture To celebrate the release of his new book, "The Page ..read more
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810: Rolando Santos - Evoking Emotions
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by Scott Wells, Scott Wells and Rolando Santos
1M ago
Rolando Santos has said a lot over his long, professional career and he still has a lot to say to the world. He is a storyteller with his background in news reporting and with his magic, as well. Rolando is a Past International President of the I.B.M. and also a Retired CEO - CNN Chile and an Emmy Award Winning journalist. Rolando talks about the Seven Emotions and how we as magicians can employ them to make our act stronger. They are: Anger, Fear, Happiness, Sadness, Awe, Curiosity, and Hope. He also discusses points on how making connections by being observant and aware of our surroundings ..read more
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