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Topic: I.B.M./S.A.M. Combined Convention Podcasts
Message: Posted by: Scott Wells (Jul 2, 2014 05:13PM)
The tenth combined convention is under way. It has been very hectic and I'm having enough trouble with the internet that makes me even more sleep deprived as I try to post these daily reports.

But here is the report from Monday June 30th which is officially the first day of the convention, but since not much happened (except for youth activities, a welcome party and a lecture by Henry Evans), I call it Day Zero. This podcast includes chats with Jeff Lanes, Frank Seltzer, Steve Bryant, Karl "Koppertop" Hein, John Sturk and Oscar Munoz.

You can see the photos, read the show notes and hear the podcast at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/day-zero-combined-convention-2014
Message: Posted by: Scott Wells (Jul 2, 2014 05:16PM)
Day One is now hot and ready for your pleasure. Today is a shorter podcast (less than 40 minutes) that includes chats with Richard Hatch (H&R Magic Books), Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger, Dale Salwak, Greg Bordner, Bill Cook and Lance Burton.

You can see some photos, get the time stamps for the show and more at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/day-one-combined-convention-2014
Message: Posted by: Scott Wells (Jul 4, 2014 09:40AM)
Wow, I've got to keep this more up to date. There is so much going on and my time is taken up with producing the podcasts that I find it hard to post social updates to promote the daily updates from the convention. So I will post two quick posts here to bring you up to date.

Day two includes talks with Alan Watson, George Shindler, Shawn Farquhar, Alex Ramon, David Oliver, Sandy Marshall (talking about Simon Lovell's health), Michael Close and Don Wiberg.

See, read and hear it all at http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/day-two-combined-convention-2014
Message: Posted by: Scott Wells (Jul 4, 2014 09:44AM)
Okay, Day three was really full, too, with some great talks plus a fun one from the stage done between the contest acts. Today you can hear chats with Danny Archer, Jim Steinmeyer, Gabe Fajuri, Bill Evans, Phillip Pound, Janette Page, David Kaye, and Rick Heath.

It's all available at http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/day-three-combined-convention-2014
Message: Posted by: Scott Wells (Jul 5, 2014 04:04PM)
Happy Independence Day (to our U.S. listeners). Today we kick off with Eric Jones talking about his upcoming trips to Australia and China to perform magic. Then one of the competitors in the FISM North American Championships, Christian Painter, talks about preparing for this competition. At the cocktail reception before the banquet, Past National Presidents, Mark Weidhaas and Vinny Grosso, talk about the convention registration and the contests, because they were the chairmen responsible for the S.A.M., respectively.

Christopher Hannibal next talks about his inspiration for his close-up act which he presented in the competition. Inside the banquet, Joe Curcillo is excited about receiving the Milbourne Christopher Award for Mentalism. Then after the banquet, Bill Gleason, a 911 early responder, tells us about the relatively new award given to select people by the S.A.M. for heroism and patriotism.

All this, photos, video, blog, and the podcast are all at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/day-four-combined-convention-2014