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Topic: Beat the Wand @ Blackpool Convention
Message: Posted by: Rude-Dog (Jan 21, 2014 04:00AM)
The greatest show on Earth returns...

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Beat the Wand is back! Last year was our best show yet with George Warhorse and his Monkey of Truth taking a well deserved first place.

For any newbies to Blackpool Magician's Convention let me fill you in...

Beat the Wand is an interactive magical variety talent show. You have 3 - 5 minutes to blow the audience away with your act.

Non-magical acts have proved to be more popular with the audience so we would love to continue the variety aspect this year.

Juggling, Escapology, Contortian, Geek Magic, Bizzare, Occult, Mind Reading, Ventriloquism, Mouth Juggling, World record attempts...

Of course magic is welcome in the show but remember the audience is 99.9% magicians so whatever the act, it will need a novel twist or presentation to capture the audiences interest. There were some fantastic spoof magic acts last year which also went down very well.

If you are interested in performing here are the rules...

* Your act must last a minimum of three and a maximum of five minutes.

* Five giant wands will be thrown into the audience. After an act has performed for one minute the "voting" begins. Once a wand holder has seen enough of your act they will place their wand in the air. If five wands are in the air the act will stop.

* If an act reaches three minutes they are safe and will be allowed to finish their act.

* Of all the acts who reached the three minute mark and "beat the wand" the audience will decide the winner by Clap-o-meter.

* Performers will be supplied with a hand mic, a table and two chairs. There are no cameras or screens in the bar so close-up/table magic will not be suitable.

If you are interested, or know someone who would love to be involved or need any further info then please contact:

beatthewand@hotmail.co.uk
Message: Posted by: MagicKatie (Jan 21, 2014 06:06AM)
*george firehorse
Message: Posted by: deanbarlow (Jan 21, 2014 06:29AM)
PJ, PJ, PJ, PJ, PJ......
Message: Posted by: Rude-Dog (Jan 21, 2014 06:41AM)
I hope Derek gets PJ on the Sunday Gala show soon. :)
Message: Posted by: deanbarlow (Jan 21, 2014 07:07AM)
Yes lets hope so. I cant wait to see what he brings to the party this year!
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Feb 2, 2014 05:37AM)
Thanks, Katie
Message: Posted by: Nick Birch (Feb 2, 2014 04:04PM)
Watching PJ after 5 pints is about as funny as it gets!

Can't wait.

Nick
Message: Posted by: Rude-Dog (Feb 4, 2014 03:02PM)
We have some great acts lined up so far. It's going to be a night to remember. If you want to be part of it get in touch beatthewand@hotmail.co.uk
Message: Posted by: goshawk (Feb 26, 2014 05:15PM)
So...did PJ finally do it?
Here's the video
Enjoy!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4W_UnWjIRA
Message: Posted by: magicinsight (Feb 26, 2014 05:43PM)
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On , goshawk wrote:
So...did PJ finally do it?
Here's the video
Enjoy!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4W_UnWjIRA
[/quote]

Was this one of the "better" acts?
Message: Posted by: goshawk (Mar 2, 2014 10:04AM)
[quote]
On Feb 26, 2014, magicinsight wrote:
[quote]
On , goshawk wrote:
So...did PJ finally do it?
Here's the video
Enjoy!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4W_UnWjIRA
[/quote]


Was this one of the "better" acts?
[/quote]

Well, there is whispers - only for it been all ready set to be a all Korean Gala show next year, PJ would have been performing on the Sunday night. Having said that., again not confirmed - that PJ I has been approached to perform in Vegas.....watch this space!
Message: Posted by: deanbarlow (Mar 2, 2014 10:57AM)
Brilliant!