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EricClark
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Yippeee!

My favorite convention of the year!

Cape Cod before the tourists, beer and burgers at Liam McGuire's, and tons of great magic!

This year, APRIL 4th - 6th, 2008 - Chipper Lowell, Peter Samelson, Shawn Farquhar, Laurent Beretta, David Sousa, Magic of Lyn, Martin Lewis, Nick Lewin, Rafael Benatar, Helder Guimaraes, Sonny Fontana, Mikael Szanyiel, Stoil & Ekaterina and more!

Who's in??

http://www.hanklee.org/conclave/conclave12.html
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Not fair, I have gigs on each one of those days. I would love to go. Oh well, the show must go on. Not to mention the mortgage needs to get paid.
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Well, here's to hoping that his sons "A Capella" group won't be there! Cheers!
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Eric

I can't make it this year, working Friday night and Saturday. Smile
I spotted you at NEMCON last month, you do get around.

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Wish I could be there this year but I'm doing shows...I've been to more than 10 and love it! Always a great weekend! And if there is no rain it's even better! It's only 4 hours from NYC, easy ride.
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Have you ever wondered why "MAGIC" conventions are held on the weekends? Don't you think they would more appropriately be called "Hobbyist" conventions for the very reasons both Justin and Nucinud just stated? Magicians have to turn down a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of shows (we don't get paid vacations), and pay all the other expenses of the convention (food, hotel, travel, registration). Whereas hobbyists work another job already and simply travel down without missing a single hour of work (and if they do, they can just take a paid vacation).

I think we need to rethink the model. Most conventions seem to follow a mode that may be outdated today.

Just expressing my frustrations and two cents. Smile
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On 2008-04-03 11:29, Peter Pitchford wrote:
Have you ever wondered why "MAGIC" conventions are held on the weekends? Don't you think they would more appropriately be called "Hobbyist" conventions for the very reasons both Justin and Nucinud just stated? Magicians have to turn down a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of shows (we don't get paid vacations), and pay all the other expenses of the convention (food, hotel, travel, registration). Whereas hobbyists work another job already and simply travel down without missing a single hour of work (and if they do, they can just take a paid vacation).

I think we need to rethink the model. Most conventions seem to follow a mode that may be outdated today.

Just expressing my frustrations and two cents. Smile


not all conventions are held on the weekends... LVMI and MINDvention both take place Sun - Tues... this was done specifically to allow workers to do their weekend gigs and still be able to attend...
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In the early days I didn't care too much if I missed a couple of shows to attend a convention because I was only making about $200/show. Nowadays a missed weekend could cost me a few grand, and I can't afford to lose out on that kind of scratch.
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Danny,

You are a thinking man.
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Not fair -- I have SATs. =(

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Most of the conventions held in Vegas are during the week (SAM, Magic Live, Collectors) because they can get better room deals mid week. But it does make it good for workers to go.,

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On 2008-04-03 01:49, brokin6 wrote:
Well, here's to hoping that his sons "A Capella" group won't be there! Cheers!


I was very happy there was no lasso act this year!

Great convention!!!
magico
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I could not make it this year. I heard a couple of performers did not show up? Anyone know who? Also how was the new location for the shows?
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Awesome theatre and everyone made it except for Martin Lewis who had just had an operation and was unable to travel. He was replaced by Andrew Goldenhersh who incidentally got a standing ovation! This was a super fun convention and one of the friendliest I have attended.
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Shawn,

Thanks for the information.
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Due to my schedule I don't usually perform at conventions, but dammit, this one SLIPPED onto my calendar!

: )

I must say, this was one of the nicest and friendliest ones I've been to in a long time. Absolutely agree with Shawn. Some really good acts. Fun to see friends perform! Also enjoyed a couple lectures here and there - of note: Nick Lewin & David Kaye. Great stuff!

Was bummed that my tech rehearsal time on Saturday conflicted with the close-up shows and Shawn's lecture, but it's hard to squeeze EVERYTHING into the same day when you're performing as well! : )

Must also tell you that for a packed audience made up of mostly magicians, they were WONDERFUL! They really got into the show and I had a great time performing for them. Made several new friends, which really is the best part of these conventions, isn't it? Special thanks to Hank Lee and congrat's on his 20th year!!!

Also a huge amount of thanks to David Oliver who directed the shows. His crew is the cream of the crop, and his professionalism (especially with certain technical difficulties that arose with some acts) was OUTSTANDING! Bravo!

Aside from performing for a fantastic audience, my own personal show highlights for me were: David Sousa's manip act. First rate! Andrew Goldenhersh's chicken productions and his opening butterfly routine. And Shawn's "Shape of my Heart" routine. F*&kin' Fantastic! Really nicely routined!

In short, this is a convention that I'd highly recommend if you ever find yourself on the east coast in April!

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