The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Latest and Greatest? » » Penguin Live Lectures (13 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
Adam Paul
View Profile
Veteran user
332 Posts

Profile of Adam Paul
Why are there no reviews of any of the Penguin Lectures in here lately. People used to post reviews, but not any more?
James Conti
View Profile
Elite user
My mum isn't too pleased about my
425 Posts

Profile of James Conti
I guess because Penguin lecture reviews are prominently on the Penguin Magic website and if people want feedback on the event, they go to Penguin's page for the lecture. Maybe we should start that trend again!?!
Check out my teenage point of view magic reviews here:
http://ireviewmagic.weebly.com

Watch my reviews here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVbu_9bC71_H8BYM8YL9geg
MovieMan
View Profile
Special user
569 Posts

Profile of MovieMan
I agree that the discussions on the lectures here was useful. The Penguin page, while helpful, isn't conducive to any kind of discussion.

Maybe if people started threads on each of the lectures here again..?
James Conti
View Profile
Elite user
My mum isn't too pleased about my
425 Posts

Profile of James Conti
Http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=218

The Penguin Live threads are back gentlemen!!! Smile
Check out my teenage point of view magic reviews here:
http://ireviewmagic.weebly.com

Watch my reviews here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVbu_9bC71_H8BYM8YL9geg
Tim Cavendish
View Profile
Inner circle
1351 Posts

Profile of Tim Cavendish
Penguin lecture threads seemed to start vanishing from the Café around the time the ad in this forum changed from Penguin to Murphy's Magic.

My favorite lecture from the past few months was Dani DaOrtiz (his 2nd lecture for Penguin). It was stupendous.
Jamie Ferguson
View Profile
Inner circle
Alba Gu Brŕth
3642 Posts

Profile of Jamie Ferguson
My favourites have been:

Ian Rowland
Jim Sisti
Docc Hilford
Devin Knight
Bob Cassidy
Jay Scott Berry
Paul Gertner
Mark Elsdon

I've taken and used a trick, bit of business or approach from each.

If I was forced to choose my favourite of favourites it would be the lecture by Bob Cassidy. Held me spellbound from beginning to end.

This subcription is the best value in magic.
When the chips are down, the duvet is uncomfortable.
mastermindreader
View Profile
V.I.P.
Seattle, WA
12589 Posts

Profile of mastermindreader
I've got to admit you have excellent taste, Jamie.Smile

Am doing another one on September 14th with Richard Osterlind. It is rumored that this one will be a mentalism death match.
Martin Pulman
View Profile
Inner circle
London
3364 Posts

Profile of Martin Pulman
There can be only one!!!!
george1953
View Profile
Inner circle
Mallorca (Spain)
5941 Posts

Profile of george1953
A mentalism death match, I can feel the headache starting already somebody save me.
By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.
korttihai_82
View Profile
Inner circle
Finland
1804 Posts

Profile of korttihai_82
I personally stopped writing comments or reviews about em since there are so many people in Café who's only job seems to be disagree and whine on other people's opinions... Especially if you didn't like something and wrote why there always seems to be 2-4 people wanting to start a lynch mob cos you just wrote bad review about their personal hero. Funny thing is that in most cases it is extremely obvious that those people havent even seen the product in question but they still feel that they know the content.

That said, Penguin lectures are still the best deal in magic at the moment. Watched few of the Murphy's ones, but they are coming decade behind of what Penguin is doing. However Murphy's ones are also getting better but they have a lot of work ahead of em if they want to get to where penguin is at the moment.

Juha-Matti
Magicsquared
View Profile
Inner circle
1260 Posts

Profile of Magicsquared
The next technological evolution these online lectures need is someone in the back with a boom mic who can just swing it over the head of anyone who has a question or interjection. This thing where it's "Well, we'll just repeat the question because people can't here you," is wildly inefficient. Especially when someone gets into a conversation with the performer.
TuneHV
View Profile
Inner circle
New York
1825 Posts

Profile of TuneHV
The best of the more recent lectures was hands down Axel Hecklau for me.
David Jonathan
- - - - - - - - - -
THREESUM | SNAPS | Precise Premonition | With The Band | You Know | CAANWICH | Fourtunate | Destined | Wrong Turn | Fortuity | Arbitrium | Sovereign Sandwich | RudiMental

More Info: www.davidjonathanmagic.com
emyers99
View Profile
Inner circle
Columbus, Ohio
4114 Posts

Profile of emyers99
Agree re Axel. Also, the Café needs to start a section for the penguin lectures. Not sure why that hasn't happened yet. Would be great to promote more discussion about them.
Dr. Van Van Mojo
View Profile
Special user
570 Posts

Profile of Dr. Van Van Mojo
Quote:
On Aug 5, 2014, emyers99 wrote:
Agree re Axel. Also, the Café needs to start a section for the penguin lectures. Not sure why that hasn't happened yet. Would be great to promote more discussion about them.

That's a great idea, I bet Steve will appreciate the suggestion and keep it in mind. Smile
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=40
James Conti
View Profile
Elite user
My mum isn't too pleased about my
425 Posts

Profile of James Conti
Dan Sperry's lecture was filled with insightful theory on magic, one of the best this year IMHO
:)
Check out my teenage point of view magic reviews here:
http://ireviewmagic.weebly.com

Watch my reviews here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVbu_9bC71_H8BYM8YL9geg
Imind
View Profile
New user
56 Posts

Profile of Imind
Ill refuse to buy anything from murphys because of that annyoing banner. Hate it especially when using my iphone.
dmoses
View Profile
Inner circle
2196 Posts

Profile of dmoses
Dude... no matter where you're buying... you're always buying from Murphy's.*






*yup, even then.
"You're a comedian. You wanna do mankind a service, tell funnier jokes."
TPR by Dave Moses and Iain Dunford
Tim Cavendish
View Profile
Inner circle
1351 Posts

Profile of Tim Cavendish
I can understand the Café's reluctance to establish a forum for a particular vendor's products, but now that there are multiple sources of online lectures, a forum called The Lecture Hall (or similar) would be really useful, and likely well-trafficked.

Actually a dedicated forum for real-world lectures would be extremely useful too. I'd love to see a prominent place for lecturers to post their tour schedules, and for lecture venues to post their upcoming lecturers.
Joe Roberts
View Profile
Special user
745 Posts

Profile of Joe Roberts
Quote:
On Aug 6, 2014, Tim Cavendish wrote:

Actually a dedicated forum for real-world lectures would be extremely useful too. I'd love to see a prominent place for lecturers to post their tour schedules, and for lecture venues to post their upcoming lecturers.


It already exists. "So Happy Together..."
Tim Cavendish
View Profile
Inner circle
1351 Posts

Profile of Tim Cavendish
Quote:
On Aug 6, 2014, Joe Roberts wrote:
Quote:
On Aug 6, 2014, Tim Cavendish wrote:

Actually a dedicated forum for real-world lectures would be extremely useful too. I'd love to see a prominent place for lecturers to post their tour schedules, and for lecture venues to post their upcoming lecturers.


It already exists. "So Happy Together..."


Unfortunately that forum is a mishmash and lacks focus: "News and views on conventions, lectures, club meetings, etc."

Consequently it's used only sporadically for posting lecture notices. Even the big multi-part reviews of the IBM/SAM convention from Craig Mitchell got posted in a different forum.

It also has a dumb name, which may further discourage usage.

I think lecturers, venues and attendees would all benefit from a focused place to announce lectures.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Latest and Greatest? » » Penguin Live Lectures (13 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
X
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.14 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL