Back in March, we reported on two live shows held to raise money for Alan Fisher's trip to the FISM World Championship of Magic in Busan, South Korea. Fisher had already earned his spot at the competition, but needed a little help rustling up the cash for travel costs. I recently followed up with Fisher, and I'm glad to announce that the shows made enough money to send him and his box of tricks to Busan. He currently plans to arrive a few days before the competition's July 9th start date so he can catch up with some old friends, many of which he'll likely end up competing against.
He also plans to write a blog about his experiences at the competition.
Personally, I'm glad Fisher made it into the competition, both because he's a genuinely nice bloke and a skilled magician, but also because his old-timey prestidigitator act and jolly, Colonel Sanders look will be a breath of fresh air amidst all the sharply dressed, 2-cool-4-u card manipulators that insist every routine feature a Hans Zimmer track. In preparation for the competition, FISM organisers had Fisher put together a new promo vid, which you can see below.
Everyone here at GeniiOnline wishes Fisher the best of luck in the competition.