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Anders Moden
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I'm not competing at FISM but as I read another thread I came to wonder if you have got any tips for contestants at FISM. I mean, obvious do's and don'ts that might not be as obvious for all of us who aren't judges?
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Good question Anders! (And great to see you in here too!)

Here are some very obvious don'ts:



DON'T - look at a successful act and copy it with slight changes.
DON'T - look at a successful act and copy it at all!
DON'T - do routines you've bought at a magic shop or a lecture.
DON'T - create a 'theme' act where it's all based around (for example) Barbie Dolls, whee they multiply, change colour, and then grow to life size as a climax.
DON'T - do an act that is purely a demonstration of skill.
DON'T - do any type of act which ends up with you looking great at the expense of any volunteers or assistants.
DON'T - do any act where any animals are being hurt or even look as though they're being hurt.
DON'T - use any foul language. Even when used in context this can offend sensitive judges and lose you points.


I actually wrote a series on 'How To Win A Magic Competition' on our blog. I could post it here in The Café if people would like, or you can take a look at it here:

http://magicunlimited.typepad.com/magic_......_ma.html
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