The final day of EMC was one of surprises both good and bad. The first session of the day, session 7 was due to start at 15:00 – there I was all geared up to watch David Berglas’s talk on “Miracles With Cards”- the countdown to the session start began and I started to get excited – 3…2….1 – CRASH! No live feed! Technical problems at EMC headquarters prevented the live feed from reaching the majority if not everyone watching – garbled sound, skipping images and the non intentional but still annoying comments from Eric Mead about how he was watching Berglas performing amazing improvised Jazz magic with thought of cards made it incredibly frustrating.
I was annoyed to say the least but at least the footage would be available later on demand, or so I thought. As yet the session has not been uploaded and I’m beginning to think it may have been lost for good – not only Berglas’s talk but also Rene Levands! Does anyone have any news on this? On the plus side Berglas did do an extra 20 minute card session at the end of session 8 to make up for the problems.
The other two sessions worked fine and I really enjoyed them – Dani DaOrtiz performed a mind blowing supposedly self working effect, Gaeton Bloom gave a great performance as did Marco Tempest and Paul Daniels. David Copperfields live tour of his magic museum was phenomenal. It wasn’t all great – the Buck twins died giving a very short talk on how to open a deck of cards and how to look after your hands – not what I think their fans were expecting and Rudy Coby’s performance was terrible – there was no magic.
All in all I really enjoyed the event but really do hope that the missing session is found.