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Topic: Sideshow Weekends
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Nov 20, 2004 06:52AM)
I have just finished doing a workshop on sideshow skills at the Inner Circle of Bizarre Magic in Conneticut. I was very happy with the way it went.

Even though it lasted five hours, the session was too short to completely cover all the material. I am thinking about doing a weekend session around the country. This would start with a Friday night cocktail party were the participants will get to know each other and I would do my act to show them what this material looks liked when performed. We would then work all day Saturday and Sunday learning
fire eating, sword swallowing, bed of nail, broken bottle walk, blockhead act, animal trap and more.

It probably cost around $200 with all materials included in the fee. I am looking at doing it in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston and Washington DC. If you want to know how the ICBM session went, go over to the bizarre magic forum and you will see some comments from the particpants.

So this is what I'm thinking of doing, if there is interest. What do you all think?
Message: Posted by: oscarquella (Nov 20, 2004 08:18AM)
I think it's a great idea! I visited Coney Island over the summer and talked to a student there before seeing the show. I want desperately to take some classes, but can't really get the time off of work AND afford the trip. I live in MN, so I might actually be able to make to a Chicago workshop!
Message: Posted by: The Village Idiots (Nov 20, 2004 10:04PM)
More? Do tell.

I highly regard you as the man.

Will
Message: Posted by: ns (Nov 27, 2004 01:13AM)
This sounds awesome. Please keep us all posted on any developments. Doing it in Vegas would be particularly fun...
Message: Posted by: docdazzal (Nov 27, 2004 09:27AM)
Hey There Todd...

How about expanding your tour to include the Phoenix area too???

Thanks...
Message: Posted by: drwilson (Dec 14, 2004 08:43AM)
Dear Todd,

I had a conflict or I would have made it to ICBM. If you do a weekend workshop in Boston I would definitely attend.

Yours,

Paul
Message: Posted by: Viano (Dec 27, 2004 09:57PM)
I was there for the ICBM workshop and I would attend another. You are an excellent teacher and the course content was great. I was inspired to perform effects that I had previously not considered. I am now working at making the newly aquired skills fit into my shows. Some fita and some don't (yet).

Thanks Todd.

Viano
Message: Posted by: PROFED (Dec 30, 2004 08:25PM)
Todd: Count me in for Chicago, PM me or announce dates
Ed Gilmore
Message: Posted by: rch129 (Dec 31, 2004 09:29AM)
Any chance you will be doing anything in CT or NY again, sorry I missed it...
Message: Posted by: Clifford the Red (Jan 1, 2005 03:31PM)
Wow! That sounds awesome Todd! I would love to attend that.
Message: Posted by: unilogo (Jan 12, 2005 03:26AM)
It indeed sounds amazing....

crap I'm 17....oh well one more year!..for some of my favorite stuff in this world!
Message: Posted by: FacadeTheStiltBoy (Jan 12, 2005 04:50PM)
How about anywhere near Omaha?
I know that Chicago is physically closer to Omaha than say Denver, but Iowa is just a terribly long drive becuase of the low speed limit.
Message: Posted by: mota (Jan 12, 2005 09:32PM)
If you do Chicago, PM me with the details...thanks.
Message: Posted by: Cholly, by golly! (Jan 13, 2005 01:38AM)
How about Atlanta or Charlotte?
Message: Posted by: magicmani (Feb 1, 2005 06:18PM)
If you do the training session in Chicago do let me know of the schedule and the training details.
Message: Posted by: Captin Spaulding (Aug 21, 2005 02:35AM)
Todd...are there any workshops in tx...
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Aug 21, 2005 07:57PM)
Todd, I have a connection to a nice performance space in the DC-area that you could probably use.

Drop me a line if that's something you still need.

~Stephon
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Aug 22, 2005 09:26PM)
Todd, you always have a friend in Philly. Oh wait.. that's what the license plate says.
Message: Posted by: handa (Aug 22, 2005 10:37PM)
The PA license plate that I made says http://www.visitpa.com, but I didn't know that we were allowed to customize them...

Chris

P.S.--Todd, I hope that the run is still going well.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Aug 23, 2005 10:53AM)
Heh heh... no I mean the old plates from the late 80 to early nineties... They changed it from "The Keystone State" to "You Always have a Friend in Pennsylvania", then they went the way of the infernalnet.
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Aug 23, 2005 11:06AM)
Oh crud, Im back in town and looks like I may have to organize something. I'm working on a grind show bar in Chicago. We'll see if I cna get it to levitate out of the planning stages.