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Topic: Last EMC?
Message: Posted by: MickNZ (Apr 23, 2012 09:22PM)
I've heard that this will be the last EMC, is that true?
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Apr 24, 2012 10:50AM)
This is directly from the EMC's blog. " The Essential Magic Conference is back. Join us on the 27th, 28th and 29th of July for the third and final event in the Essential Magic Conference Trilogy."

I wasn't able to purchase the EMC last year but I have the first year and all I can say is. It was very much worth the fee. I heard that last years was even better. I'm sure this final installment well be even better. Sad to see that it won't be held in future years but I'm sure the over all expense is one of the factors that is keeping it as a trilogy. To anyone that doubted that an online convention could be any good I say you owe it to yourself to sign up this year and see how wrong you actually were.

To those that know how good it has been. Sign up and don't wait till it is too late then wish you had.
Message: Posted by: helder (Apr 24, 2012 12:03PM)
The first 6 of 33 names are already announced: Bill Malone, Denis Behr, Armando Lucero, Paul Harris, Chris Kenner and Marco Tempest. Even if it's only these Im in.
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Apr 24, 2012 08:30PM)
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On 2012-04-24 13:03, helder wrote:
The first 6 of 33 names are already announced: Bill Malone, Denis Behr, Armando Lucero, Paul Harris, Chris Kenner and Marco Tempest. Even if it's only these Im in.
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Agree!
Message: Posted by: isis_izumi (Apr 25, 2012 05:24AM)
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On 2012-04-23 22:22, MickNZ wrote:
I've heard that this will be the last EMC, is that true?
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Right - according to my friend who went to Magic-Con in San Diego and there it had announced officially
Message: Posted by: MickNZ (Apr 25, 2012 06:27AM)
[quote]Having already confirmed that Bill Malone, Chris Kenner, Paul Harris, Armando Lucero, Denis Behr and Marco Tempest will join the EMC 2012 Line Up, there is no better time than now to watch previous years sessions, and get yourself signed up for the final Essential Magic Conference.[/quote]
http://www.magicconventionguide.com/category/essential-magic-conference-2012/
Message: Posted by: atucci (May 10, 2012 06:33AM)
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On 2012-04-23 22:22, MickNZ wrote:
I've heard that this will be the last EMC, is that true?
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It is. The problem is the organizers have lost a ton of money on the first two events. In edition to the logistical challenges of running a three-day event EMC has the online piece to consider as well. Each of the first two events had approximately 1000 paid subscribers which doesn't bring them close to break even.

If you'd like to see EMC continue spread the word. Rumor has it if they come close to breaking even or even making a profit EMC may continue. When you think about it for $100USD, even if you didn't tune in for any part of the live feed, you have the on-demand playback available almost immediately AND receive the DVD package a few months later.

It's really a bargain.
Message: Posted by: Astonish Inc (Jun 11, 2012 03:37AM)
I know $100 seems pretty steep for what is essentially a webinar. But, I cannot begin to stress the level of QUALITY, the BRILLIANCE of the speakers and the real VALUE, that unfortunately, is all to often looked over by some of our smaller minded members( Of the magic community itself)

But if you would like a quick VIDEO review I have one posed on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxRxQ9lgu7o

I hope that helps.

All the Best

Austin Albert
Message: Posted by: Stromberg (Jul 23, 2012 12:24PM)
Does anyone know why they want to end it at three? Seems like a strong enough of an idea to continue.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 23, 2012 01:54PM)
Did you read the comment two above yours?
Message: Posted by: Dean Jones (Jul 23, 2012 04:05PM)
I'd like to add my voice to those declareing this venture as awesome. I did it for the first time last year and felt I had my money's worth after the first session. I learnt so much, not just effects but about the buisness of magic, or how to create. I've since boaught the dvd's of the first years as well. I can't think of any magic dvd's or books that I have bought for the same cost that have improved my magic by even a tenth as much as the EMC did
Message: Posted by: p0testi0 (Jul 31, 2012 08:31PM)
The conference ended and said that "Phase 1" is now complete... and it mentions "Phase 2?" I'm sure there is something in store for us. I'm about a 3rd through all of the sessions and it is fantastic so far.
Message: Posted by: magicurt (Aug 1, 2012 04:09AM)
The conference was incredible! I desperately hope they continue it in some form. This was my first and I will not miss another, EVER!
Message: Posted by: chappy (Aug 2, 2012 05:54AM)
I am a bit late to post here but just wanted to use this thread to thank the EMC team for creating such an incredible event.

The event was phenomenal.

In my 30 years in magic I have never received so much value and paid so little. To learn during the conference that worldwide there were only 2000 registrants I had mixed feelings.

Disappointed that the lack of support may may have contributed to the end of this event. It is simply ridiculous how few people supported EMC.
Selfishly pleased that so few were able to access the information shared during the event.
Fortunate for being there while it lasted.
Message: Posted by: M Sini (Aug 2, 2012 07:48AM)
2012 was my first EMC and WOW! I had no idea what I was missing! I have yet to finish watching all the sessions ( 6 out of 9 so far) but I agree I was never gotten so much and paid so little. I hope it continues in the future and I plan to go back and buy the DVDs from the previous 2 years as well.
Message: Posted by: AndyC (Aug 2, 2012 09:34PM)
I only got to watch the first few hours. But the insights gained on technique and performance are invaluable. Looking forward to watching the DVD and online. Great value and sorry it won't be repeated next year.
Message: Posted by: LoganPorterMagic (Oct 5, 2016 05:29PM)
Do they offer the 'full package' of all EMCs anywhere?
Message: Posted by: mantel (Mar 22, 2017 10:25PM)
[quote]On Oct 5, 2016, LoganPorterMagic wrote:
Do they offer the 'full package' of all EMCs anywhere? [/quote]

Yes, at http://essentialmagiccollection.com/bundles
Message: Posted by: RowB (Apr 19, 2017 05:03PM)
Wish they did this again
Message: Posted by: MZadina (Apr 24, 2017 06:14PM)
I have been a live guest at all EMCs ... they belong to the best projects in magic history and I can only recommend that you get the bundle.
There is so much interesting stuff and many of the best performers of our time.
Do yourself a favor and become an EMC fan!
Message: Posted by: Jesseb (May 16, 2017 01:00PM)
I hope there is another EMC one day, it was amazing.
Message: Posted by: iccemann101 (Mar 12, 2018 10:20AM)
It would be great if they did another EMC it was a great idea for the new age.
Message: Posted by: Adam Meier (Jul 8, 2018 09:43AM)
Emc was the best. Hope there will be more in the future.