Archive for the 'Conventions' Category

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.

Ryan Hayashi’s Pre-FISM Interview With Himself

Posted by Michael on July 11th, 2018

Ryan Hayashi is among the many talents vying for honors in Busan, South Korea at FISM 2018. Before he left, though, he took a few minutes to sit down with himself to talk about the competition and what it means to him.

The Magic Man’s FISM 2018 Stage Act

Posted by Michael on June 19th, 2018

FISM 2018 in Korea is next month… new champions of magic will be crowned! German competitor Willi “The Magic Man” Auerbach posted this video featuring the Rubik’s Cube stage act he will be performing.

Close Up From The Winter Carnival Of Magic

Posted by Michael on March 27th, 2018

Andrew Rement, the DIY Magician, was at the 2018 Winter Carnival of Magic in Pigeon Forge and posted several clips from the contests on his YouTube page. This one features the Close Up Competition.

A Final Visit To Blackpool With Cavan Booth

Posted by Michael on February 23rd, 2018

A final look at Blackpool, including some dealer time, with Cavan Booth. He has a little more from the convention (and some other interesting stuff) on his YouTube page.

Have a great weekend everyone… and stay safe!