Archive | December, 2004


Personally Speaking – Dec04 – Part 4

Competition was healthy and intense. The pressure was thick and you could easily sense it during the competitions, but the great thing is all the contestants were professional in their attitudes, respect and commitment to be there best. Winners Included: Close Up Grand Prix: Léo Otsuka from São Paulo (Brasil) with 84 points. 1st Place […]


Personally Speaking – Dec04 – Part 3

Ryan Rodrigues and Mark Stevens The facility also featured a wonderful daily lunch buffet. Picture those wonderful European outdoor cafes, and that is what we had. How neat this was not just in providing sustenance but helping people feel comfortable, relaxed and in good spirits. The spread was nothing short of amazing with over 20 […]


Personally Speaking – Dec04 – Part 2

If they had Awards for builders of magical illusions, Julio’s fireplace mantel (do they even have fire places in Brazil ?) would be chockfull of trophies. He has consistently been able to take mind-blowing effects limited only to larger stages, and makes them lightweight and portable — all the while NOT sacrificing visual impact, believability […]


Personally Speaking – Dec04

Stevens Magic Emporium Congresso Brasileiro De Magicos – 2004 Versao em Portugues (Version in Portuguese) Queridos amigos – devido a problemas de tempo e custos de tradução. Não foi possível que eu incluísse a revisão completa, mas o que vocês vão ler a seguir é uma versão resumida. É importante pra mim que isso esteja […]

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