Magic-Con 2011 is fast approaching being less than two weeks away. I’ll be posting videos, updates, and other cool stuff about the conference at least daily. We want to keep those of you at home covered and in the loop. For those of you who don’t know, Magic-Con is a conference hosted by Dan and Dave Buck in San Diego, California. This is the second year it’s going. Last year it was hosted at the Hilton Bayfront. Magic Con is the first conference/convention of its kind; the line-up of presenters is incredible. Last year great magicians such as David Blaine, Juan Tamariz, Daniel Garcia, Guy Hollingworth, and many other gave talks. Juan’s performance got three standing ovations, from a room full of magicians. The other great part was the sessioning. You learn, share, and get so many ideas spending time with other magicians who are serious about magic. And jamming in a group with Danny Garcia just has a surreal feel to it.
This year there are speakers from fields other than magic. The whole convention is still going to be focused on the art of magic. Seeing it through other people’s eyes will not only be extremely interesting but helpful and insightful. One of the presentations talked about so far that stood out to me was the Neuroscientists. They worked alongside Apollo Robbins to see how and why the brain can be fooled be magic. Also, they authored a book titled Sleight of Mind, which I hope to have finished before the conference.
If this year is anything like last year, Magic-Con is going to be an incredible experience. Dan/Dave (not sure which) have said that it’s going to be 100 times better, and that’s hard to imagine. There are new ideas, new presenters, and new people which will hopefully make for a wonderful time.
I’ll conclude this post with a discussion portion. Please comment with your answers, or anything else Magic-Con related.
If you attended last year, what was your favorite thing that happened? Your least favorite, or something you hope they changed? If you’re going this year, what are you most excited about? Lastly, what are you hoping to take away from Magic-Con?
Posted: March 16th, 2011
at 12:23pm by Robin Carey
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