Archive for the 'Conventions' Category

Michael Trixx At The IBM 2018 Convention

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2018

Michael Trixx opened the gala show at the IBM 2018 Convention last month in Grand Rapids. He was even nice enough to post his performance on the ‘net. It’s a little long (about 20 minutes) but it is Video Friday so kick back and enjoy some magic!

Getting Ready For Abbott’s At 103.3 KFR

Posted by Michael on July 31st, 2018

Abbott’s 81st Magic Get Together starts tomorrow and 103.3 KFR is getting ready with a visit from BJ Mallen. You can get all the details of this year’s Get Together (and future Get Togethers) at the official website.

Indian Brotherhood Of Magicians Competition In Delhi

Posted by Michael on July 26th, 2018

This clip of an unidentified young lady performing in a magic competition in Delhi earlier this year was posted by the Indian Brotherhood of Magicians, who hosted the event. They have more clips on their YouTube page.

A Peek At The 2018 FISM Award Ceremony

Posted by Michael on July 25th, 2018

Eric Chien, winner of the 2018 FISM Close Up Grand Prix, posted this clip of the award ceremony. We can’t find a website for Eric, but you can see more of his magic on his YouTube page.

Another Peak At FISM From Two Of Hearts

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2018

Since I am still not seeing English language FISM footage showing up on YouTube, we are going back to the guys from Two of Hearts and their travelogues of the convention… starting with some of the food.

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 With Jy Norvin

Posted by Michael on July 12th, 2018

Jy Norvin is a Singapore based magician who is posting video from FISM; it is not in English, but he has subtitles built in and, honestly, we still can’t find a decent English language FISM vlog! Jy is full of enthusiasm, though, and makes a pretty good virtual FISM host. You can see more of his videos on his YouTube page.