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Date(s) - 2019 Oct 20
11:00 am - 08:00 pm

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It’s Judge Conference time in BC (the last time for 2019)! This time, we’ll be getting together at the SImon Fraser University (in the Academic Quadrangle) for a weekend of Magic, Judging, and Generally Fun Things.



Presenter application deadline – 28 September
Test candidate application deadline – 5 October
Questions for Q&A submission deadline – 12 October
Attendee application deadline – 12 October


What’s in a conference?

The goal of this conference is to improve the overall quality of Magic Judges and their interactions with Magic Players. Attendees are invited to receive training and knowledge from other experienced judges, and share their own skills and observations with the judge community.

As an appreciation for your contribution to the betterment of the Magic Judge Programme, foils will be mailed out two weeks after the conference to attendees. Only judges who are certified as of the application deadline (Saturday 12 October) and who have actively participated in a full set of workshops will be eligible to receive a foil packet after the conclusion of the conference. More information on the possible contents of the foil packet is available on the Judge Conferences Blog.



If you wish to attend this conference, please take the time to apply here on JudgeApps and tell us about your JudgeLife™. Attendance at this conference may be limited, so be sure to indicate in your cover letter not only how this conference will affect your own personal growth in the programme, but also how it will benefit your local, regional, or global Magic community.

Please note that you may cancel at any time, so it’s better to get your application in sooner rather than forget about it and accidentally miss the deadline. Also note that you can edit your application after applying.

Preference will be given to judges living in British Columbia, but all interested parties are encouraged to apply (and will likely be accepted as long as there is room and their cover letters contain sufficient content).

A fee may or may not be collected to cover venue and/or food costs, but no judge will be turned away if they cannot pay, whatever the reason.


Tentative Schedule


11:00am — BRUNCH @ The Study (Maggie Benston Student Service Centre)

1:00pm — Welcome & IPG Quiz
1:15pm — State of Judging in BC
1:30pm — workshop #1
2:30pm — workshop #2

3:30pm — BREAK

3:45pm — workshop #3
4:45pm — workshop recap
5:15pm — Judge Academy Q&A

6:00pm — DINNER @ Red Robin (Lougheed Shopping Centre)


Presentations and Volunteering

If you wish to run or assist with a workshop, or volunteer in some other way, please let us know in your application! Note that the application deadline for presenters is Saturday 28 September.

This time around, our conference will exclusively run role-playing workshops, where all interested judges will have a chance to be in the hot seat for some direct, 1-on-1 mentorship. Other roles include leading a workshop, assisting in presenting scenarios, and observing.

We will also host a Q&A on Judge Academy, answering (only) questions submitted via JudgeApps. Note that only questions submitted by Saturday 12 October will be answered.



Have you been thinking about testing for the next level? This is a perfect opportunity to stop procrastinating and put a deadline on your calendar. Testing for L1 and L2 will be available at this conference—make sure you express your interest when you apply. Deadline to apply for testing is Saturday 5 October.

Please note that certifying for L1 at this conference will not make you eligible to receive a foil packet.

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