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Topic: Coin Seminar in PA Question
Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (Jul 11, 2005 09:18PM)
I'm planning on attending this weekends Coin Seminar, and I can't wait.

I basically have 3 questions:

1) how many Magic Café members aside from me will be attending this event?

2) who's interested in dinner afterward for some late night sessioning, or sessioning during the day on sunday?

3)I know enery will be running high at DeSouzas house, but I know there may be a lot of magic taking place elsewhere. Does anyone in the are know of any area magicians on that sunday who may be performing that are worthwhile to see work tables?
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jul 11, 2005 09:43PM)
I work tables on Tuesday nights here Eric and I'm a coin guy as well. I was just talking about this coin event with Marc at the SAM nationals but I don't think I'll be attending.
Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Jul 11, 2005 10:58PM)

I will be there. I can hang out and session for a bit Sat afterwards.

Not sure about where to go see people work tables.

Message: Posted by: phedonbilek (Jul 11, 2005 11:56PM)
I will be there as well since I happen to be in NY. But I plan to drive back the same night... My pregnant wife will be awaiting me on the doorstep!!!

Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Jul 12, 2005 08:21PM)
A bunch of us are going out to dinner after the Seminar, all attendees are invited to join us and hang a while!
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Jul 13, 2005 12:38AM)
On 2005-07-12 21:21, Michael Rubinstein wrote:
.....and hang a while!
[/quote]Hey Michael, what is this wording? :)

Wasn't it "hang around all night" in the 'old' days when being younger?

Getting old??? :goof:
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Jul 13, 2005 08:21PM)
Werner, are you saying that Hang out is in, and hang is out? Dang!
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jul 13, 2005 09:12PM)
I have to work a commerce bank opening so I won't be able to attend but I'll see everyone around at some point I'm sure.
Take care,
Message: Posted by: richgerb86 (Jul 14, 2005 01:50PM)
I will be there & I am looking forward to meeting everyone. The weekend can not come soon enough!
Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (Jul 14, 2005 02:04PM)
I know the feeling man!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Bill Citino (Jul 14, 2005 02:22PM)
On 2005-07-13 22:12, twistedace wrote:
I have to work a commerce bank opening so I won't be able to attend but I'll see everyone around at some point I'm sure.
Take care,

Same thing goes for me too.

Message: Posted by: tedski (Jul 14, 2005 06:31PM)
Having been at the first event, I can tell all of you that are attending this one that you won't be dissapointed. I would have like to attended round two, but can't swing it either. (Hey, I still have plenty to work on from #1 anyway :)
Message: Posted by: wdmonroe (Jul 14, 2005 06:40PM)
I couldn't attend the first one, was deployed to the Middle East. I am attending this one, I've been out of coin magic for awhile, still a little rusty. I'm looking to get back into it in full swing and I see no better place than to start at this Coin Seminar. :)
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jul 14, 2005 08:20PM)
Hey Rich!
Long time no see...I think it's been a year since I saw you at the Bob Little Super Sunday and like 3 or 4 years before that at Mingus Magic shop up by Kutztown when we were working on the Sankey/Himber count! Have fun at the coin seminar!
Take care,
Message: Posted by: Bob Johnston (Jul 14, 2005 11:11PM)
Can someone share the information about the seminar?
Message: Posted by: RealDeal JU (Jul 14, 2005 11:46PM)
I would like to know about the seminar too. I live right outside of Philadelphia, so getting to PA is not a problem.

Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Jul 14, 2005 11:54PM)
Bob, the Seminar is on July 16th, at Marc DeSouza's Magic Theatre. It will run around six hours, and will be hosted by David Roth, Mike Gallo, Geoff Latta, myself, and special guest Kainoa Harbottle. There is a topic on this very forum with more information about it. However, with only one day before the Seminar, if you want in you have to act FAST! E mail me Fri. morning to rubinsteindvm@aol.com, and send me your cell number, day phone number, and evg. phone number, and I will go over details with you. Please act promptly, or I won't be able to get you registered! Hope to see you on Saturday, Mike
Message: Posted by: Bill Wells (Jul 15, 2005 01:37PM)
Anyone going to the Coin Seminar 2 from the Northern Virginia area that is interesting in car pooling? I plan to go up on Saturday morning and will probably return late Saturday night.

Give me a call - 703 360-5404

Message: Posted by: Rob Elliott (Jul 15, 2005 02:15PM)
I'll be there as well and am looking forward to meeting all of you. As Ted mentioned above, there was a ton of material handed out during round one, so be prepared for lots o' magic.
Message: Posted by: Curtis Kam (Jul 16, 2005 11:08PM)
Okay, so it's been over for at least an hour! How'd it go?
Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Jul 17, 2005 01:27AM)
Curtis, I just got back myself and it is 2:30 am... a group of us (including Kainoa) hung around until 1:30 am.

It was fun, more to come...
Message: Posted by: wdmonroe (Jul 17, 2005 08:23AM)
I had a blast. Learned alot. Made a lot of friends. I was sorry that I had to leave right away to get back here to Va Beach. I left in such a rush I left with another guy's material. I would just like to say thank you to everyone and for rekindling my love for coin magic. Hope to see you all there at the next one. Cheers,


PS A lot of material to work through. Did Geoff get around to doing some backclipping or will that have to wait til next time.
Message: Posted by: Rob Elliott (Jul 17, 2005 12:09PM)
Loved it! Better than the first one. (I still can't believe I was the only one who went to both.) Although it was only scheduled to go until 6:00, it went until almost 10:00 and then most of us went to dinner afterward, so we got more than our money's worth -- and it was great to finally meet everyone face to face.

Thanks to all the presenters and of course to Marc for being our host.

If you haven't picked up any of Kainoa's stuff yet, GET IT! The guy's amazing!
Message: Posted by: tedski (Jul 17, 2005 07:47PM)

I guess your a veteran....Better than the first one????
Dude, I'm jealous - I still refer to the material from number one.

Okay, when does number three come around :)
Message: Posted by: Rob Elliott (Jul 18, 2005 09:32AM)
Thanks, Ted. "Veteran" certainly sounds more prestigious than "roady", which is what David Roth dubbed me.

I really shouldn't say this was "better" than last time. Each seminar was great in its own right for different reasons. The intimate setting of Seminar 1 provided more one-on-one time with the presenters and the attendees, which I missed this time around. However, with over twice as many people in attendance, the Philly session contained a [i]tremendous[/i] amount of talent, not to mention varying perspectives on presentation style, misdirection, etc. Dan Watkins was kind enough to perform some of his effects from COINVANISH 2 and I got to see what all the hubbub is about. And Kainoa's stuff is just mind-boggling. We also got to see more jaw-dropping routines from the Mikes (Gallo and Rubinstein), Geoff, and Dave -- and you would not believe Marc DeSousa's collection of magic books, products, and posters.
Message: Posted by: David Melnick (Jul 18, 2005 12:14PM)
I have to agree with everyone else. Having just gotten into magic, and mostly coin magic at that, only 2 years ago, and after having spent hundreds of dollars on videos, books, DVD's, etc, it was great to meet the NY guys and see their greatness. They obviously enjoyed teaching us, and never rushed through things, going well over the scheduled finish time. I would have enjoyed spending hours with them just learning about the history of coin magic (David Roth showed some wonderful videos of late, great coin men of the past including Goshman, Slydini, Vernon and Al Flosso- hilarious!) and the modern history of coin magic, from the 1970's.

And it humbled me to no end seeing all the other participants showing off their talents- Eric's karate coin and others. The one thing I would like in the next seminar would be more breakout sessions, allowing me to present routines to the pros and have them give me pointers, from the level of my execution of the sleights to the way I present the routines, speed, timing, misdirection, etc. While one expert teaches, a small group could gather in another room and go over routines to get more one-on-one teaching.

Overall, it was a great experience and one I hope to repeat next year.
Message: Posted by: Pachin (Jul 18, 2005 05:57PM)
The experience of this seminar was of extreme value for me. Learning from five of the best masters in coin magic was an excellent experience for me. I flew all the way from Texas to PA. I left at 1:00 pm on friday and arrived at 3:00 am on Saturday because weather conditions. But every effort, dollar, sacrifice and minute I spend was worth it. Besides having the opportunity to meet in person all these master of the art, we learned new stuff directly from them. They helped us correct our sleights and improve what we know so far as well as practice the new material that they show us hand to hand. To finalize this experience it was a pleasure to hung around with all of them as Dan said until 1:30.

If there is another seminar in the future and it is in Tumbuctu I will not hesitate at all getting there to meet with my new friends, David, Geoff, Kaiona, Michael, Dan and Ph.

Thanks to all

Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Jul 18, 2005 08:42PM)
It was good seeing you again Joaquin. I just realized there are two threads here on this same topic, my mini report of the event is [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?from=viewforum&topic=124285]HERE[/url].