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17
Oct

How to apply for a scholarship

Joe Diamond here! I’ve gotten some messages from a few of you interested in the scholarship asking how to find a charity to perform for. I figured I’d write up a few ideas that you can try right away. You can start by asking your school, church, or community center about any charity events coming up. Thanksgiving is happening in November, so there is usually a food drive of some kind happening. You can also look in the local newspaper. Print isn’t dead yet. Usually, you can find information for local charity events in the newspaper, or community events listings...
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22
Jun

5 Minutes with…Shawn Farquhar

Magi-Fest: You have performed at virtually every major convention around the world. We’re HONORED to have you at Magi-Fest. You have also organized dozens of conventions yourself. What, in your mind, is the secret ingredient to a great convention? Shawn: I love magic conventions! I think it is the one place, other than the stage, where I truly feel at home.  No two conventions are ever the same, and what sets them apart is the vision of the organizers.  Some convention have become stale as they stick to “working formulas” while others try new things that sometimes fail.  I’d rathe...
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22
Jun

5 Minutes with… Caleb Wiles!

Magi-Fest: You are known for your extremely clever card magic routines. But many of our attendees have never seen you work before. Describe your style, and some of your influences in magic. Caleb: I strive to create playful tricks with strong premises. I want everything I publish to be practical for use in the real world. I’m happy to utilize difficult sleight of hand when necessary, but I find that there is generally a better, more elegant approach. I’d much rather solve card problems using subtleties and presentation rather than knacky moves that only look good in the mirror. Economy...
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