Magic is about performing the impossible, but it’s science that defines that boundary. Such is the theme of Jason Latimer and Engineering.com‘s “Impossible Science Student Challenge,” a STEM-focused student competition they’ll be launching at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC this April.
The challenge is open to current middle school and high school students in the US and Canada. All the contestants have to do is use Engineering.com’s ProjectBoard to showcase their STEM-related projects and experiments. The winning team will earn their entire school a live magic show courtesy of Latimer, a Magic Grand Prix World Champion and curator of the Impossible Science stage show.
The competition goes live on April 6th and the deadline for submissions is June 15th. The winner will be announced on June 20th.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo will run from April 7th to April 8th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. It’s the county’s largest celebration of STEM fields and will feature some 3,000 hands-on exhibits and over 30 stage shows. It’s a free event, though please make a donation if you can. Registration is open now.
Remember how the idea for those beautiful Pink Madison Rounders playing cards we covered earlier in the month came from a photoshopped image made for April Fools’ Day? No? Well the idea came from a photoshopped image made for April Fools’ Day. Ellusionist is celebrating that moment of creative inspiration by encouraging even more photo-editing tomfoolery.
The magic retailer is offering an as-of-yet unreleased red variant of the excellent HELLIONS deck to 24 lucky winners of its “Fotoshop” competition. All you have to do is use photoshop (or Gimp or whatever, I don’t think they’ll check) to edit a pack of Pink Rounders into someone’s hands. They can be anyone’s hands: A famous actor, a doctor, a politician or even English pop-sensation, Sting, playing the role of Feyd Rautha in David Lynch’s criminally underrated, 1984 film adaptation of Dune.
Once you’ve finished your surreptitious photographic manipulation, simply post the results to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #PoundersOutNow and tag @ellusionist in the post, tweet or picture. Your entry has to be out there by April 1st. Good luck!
Every three years, the greatest magicians from all over the world gather to show off their skills and compete at FISM. The prestigious convention plays host to the “World Championship of Magic,” where illusionists from a variety of genres attempt to win the coveted Grand Prix. This year, FISM 2018 will take place in Busan, South Korea, and the organization has released a trailer promising six days of some of the most mind-blowing magic you’ll ever see.
FISM 2018 will take place between July 9 and July 14 2018 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (also known as BEXCO), and will feature lectures, workshops, one-man shows, a dealer’s hall, and gala shows, in addition to the big competition.
Registration for the upcoming competition is still open and available for $700 USD per standard ticket. Dealer and sponsor tickets are still available as well. Visit FISM 2018’s official page for more information.
Specifics on the contents of the hosted lectures and performances are still sparse, but stay tuned to GeniiOnline as more details trickle in from the rapidly-approaching convention.