Typically I post convention updates at the end of each day. But Penguin MAXX was a one day convention (well, actually a day and a half) so I only posted one update that covered the whole event. This was an outstanding event that was more than a Dealer Demo Day because they had two evening shows in addition to lectures and workshops plus, of course, dealers. All took place in Dallas in a hotel with the dealer room literally ten steps away from the showroom. This is one of six such events they plan for 2019 and you should consider attending should they be anywhere near you. You can't beat the price for what you get. The lectures/workshops are outstanding and feature some of the top working magicians in the U.S. today. The talent may change from place to place though some will remain the same across the country. It just depends upon who is available on the dates they are scheduled.
In the case of the Southwest 2019, we saw: Garrett Thomas, Michael Weber, Chad Long, the Other Brothers, Nick Locapo, Michael Kaminskas, Dan Harlan, Brent Braun, Diamond Jim, and Losander.
To hear what all went on and listen to conversations with some of the talent, organizers and attendees, then visit: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/480-penguin-maxx-southwest-2019