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2018 FISM AWARDS

Posted by Michael on July 14th, 2018

This list is compiled from a couple of sources including Lee Alex’s Facebook page and the Genii forums. Someone has placed a score sheet on a public Dropbox, too, however we are not sure if it is official.

GRAND PRIX WINNER FISM 2018 CLOSEUP
Eric Chien (Taiwan)
GRAND PRIX WINNER FISM 2018 STAGE
Miquel Muñoz (Spain)
MICROMAGIC
1: Eric Chien (Taiwan)
2: Dee Kay (Korea)
3: Sergio Starman(Italy)
CARD MAGIC
1. Bill Cheung (China)
2. Pete Rafart (Spain)
3. Alex Tsai (China)
3.(tie) Javi Benítez (Spain)
STAGE ILLUSIONS
1: not awarded
2: Yunke (Spain)
3: not awarded
GENERAL MAGIC
1: Miquel Muñoz (Spain)
2:Read Chang (Korea)
3: Han Manho (Korea)
COMEDY MAGIC
1: not awarded
2: Nathalie Romier (France)
3: Tutti Li Famili (Spain)
MENTALISM
1: Javier Botia (Spain)
2: Jan Juro (Germany)
2: Anka & Lucca Lucian (Austria)
3: Kristoffer Castelle (Italy)
PARLOUR
1: Marc Weide (Germany)
2: Axel Hecklau (Germany)
3: Sho Tagashigi (Japan)
MANIPULATION
1: Florian Sainvet (France) / An Halim (Korea)
2: Nestor Hato (France)
3: Yuki Iwane (Japan)
3. (tie) Yukihiro Katayama (Japan)

OTHER AWARDS
Dee Kay (Korea) – Most Original Act Close up
Sansung Kim (Korea) – Most Original Act internship
Javier Bottia (Spain) – Invention
Han ….. (Korea) – Invention
FISM SPECIAL AWARDS
Creativity and artistic vision
Derek Del Gaudio
History research and scholarship
Stephen Minch
Theory and Philosophy
Jeff McBride

FISM 2018 In Busan South Korea!

Posted by Michael on July 10th, 2018

FISM 2018 is underway in Busan, South Korea! Just in case you did not make the journey to the giant convention and world magic championships, we have video featuring some of the opening ceremonies from a Korean YouTube user. For some reason, iTricks is not wanting to support Korean characters today and we apologize for that!

We’ll post all the decent video we can find as the celebration continues through Saturday. If you are posting FISM footage or have a favorite feed from FISM (preferably in English), let us know!

The 2018 Allan Slaight Awards From Magicana

Posted by Michael on June 29th, 2018

This week the recipients of the 2018 Allan Slaight Awards were announced by Magicana, with the final award (Lifetime Achievement) being announced this morning. Prizes include engraved iPads and a monetary award of between $5000 and $15000. This years award winners include:

Canadian Rising Star Award: Nicholas Wallace
International Rising Star Award: Noah Levine
Sharing Secrets Award: College of Magic
Sharing Wonder Award: Michael Carbonaro
Lifetime Achievement Award: Edwin A Dawes

Congratulations to all, not only for winning these awards but for everything you have done to earn them! In case you are wondering, the clip at the top is International Rising Star Award recipient Noah Levine in a spot he did for Sobe a few years ago.

Thai Magic Theater Receives Merlin

Posted by Michael on December 21st, 2017

The Tuxedo Illusion Hall is the first magic theater in Thailand. Located in Pattaya, it boasts a 350 seat theater and puts on up to six shows a day! Earlier this week they received a Merlin Award for the Best Illusionist 2018 and posted this video showing highlights of the award ceremony.

Merlin Award Ceremony From Bangkok

Posted by Michael on October 20th, 2017

From September of this year we have this clip of the Merlin Awards ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand that saw Peter Marvey receive the Merlin Award for the Most Original Illusionist of The Century. His creative director
Vivi Vega also received a Merlin Award for the Best Creative Director of Most Spectacular Show.

The IMS In Vietnam

Posted by Michael on May 2nd, 2017

According to the Internet, the Vietnamese caption to this video translates “Tien Dat is honored to receive a Master Magician from Mr. Tony Hassini.” Apparently, this is how the International Magicians Society rolls in Vietnam! We would like to wish Then Dat hearty congratulations and if you would like to see more, visit his official website.