Several magic clubs have contests for magicians. Our magic club San Jose IBM ring 216 has 3 full competitions every year - one for walk-around magic, one for close up magic and one for stage magic. This year I participated in the close up competition. The winner is decided by the audience. Unfortunately this year there were very few non-magicians in the crowd - so it was mostly magicians voting for magicians. While there is nothing wrong with this per se, it does change the tone of the competition. I did pretty well in both my perormances (each performer did their show twice) but did not win. All of us did have a fantastic time. Our club was fortunate to have as many as eight talented magicians compete that evening.
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Before we wrap up the year 2010, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.