First Week Seminar Series Archive

The Judge Academy team invites you to a special event series on judging related topics throughout the first week of each month on our Twitch channel. Once a monthly First Week series has concluded, the recordings are uploaded here for judges to replay and enjoy at their leisure.

If your are looking for a schedule of upcoming live presentations, keep an eye on our Judge Academy social media pages. (Twitter, Facebook) If you are interested in presenting on a topic during a future First Week series, please submit your idea to us through the Contact form.

2022 Archive

Prereleases and Judge Gatherings with Matthew Fox

Judge Academy’s first First Week broadcast! Samantha Harr introduces Community Champion Matthew Fox to discuss Prereleases and Judge Gatherings.

Policy: Modules, Exams and Goals with Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee discusses Policy — Modules, Exams, and goals for the future!

Logistics: Experience and Online Learning with Jonah Kellman

Jonah Kellman talks logistics  and the differences between on-site experience and online learning.

RULES: Modules, Exams, and the Future with Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee talks about Rules – Modules, Exams, and goals for the future!

2022 conferences with nicolette apraez

Nicolette talks about Judge Academy’s plans for conferences in the coming year

international mentorship perspectives

Matthew Fox brings us mentoring perspectives from around the world: Elise Bouaziz, Felix Capule, Federico Donner, and Matteo Callegari have a round table discussion about mentoring and feedback.

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studying magic strategy

Jonah Kellman invites Kevin Desprez and Andrea Mengucci to discuss how player and judge perspectives can impact investigations.

Building a Tournament Series

Jonah Kellman invites Max Kahn and Norman Cohen from Nerd Rage Gaming to talk about their tournament series. The challenges involved, their successes, and what they hope to do in the future.

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The History of NetReps and official rulings

Daniel Lee, Scott Marshall, and Nathan Long discuss the history of NetReps and Official Rulings.

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Tournament Policy: Where are we going?

Daniel Lee and Scott Larabee discuss the past, present, and possible future for Tournament Policy in Magic.

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Making Fun of Tournaments (Mock Tournaments)

Champions Jonah and Daniel talk about Mock Tournaments and how they can benefit your community as a learning opportunity.

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Judge Writing Skills

Samantha Harr invites Level 2 Tobias Vyseri on to talk about ways to improve your writing as a judge.

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unsporting conduct

With the 2022 Premier Play announcement and the imminent return of in-store play Daniel Lee sits down with Level 3 Judge Eliana Rabinowitz to discuss Unsporting Conduct.

Replacement Effects

Daniel Lee and Steven Zwanger deep dive on replacement effects – unfortunately due to technical issues this broadcast was cut short about halfway through Steven’s presentation, we hope to have him back in the future so we can provide a complete video!

Running a Charity Event

Matthew Fox welcomes Level 3 Judge Joe Klopchic to discuss his experiences running the Hunter Burton Memorial and offers advice on how to make a charity event a success for your cause.

Logistics of Side Events

Jonah Kellman and Amanda Coots talk about side event logistics so you too can learn to control the chaos!

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Feedback Perspectives

Samantha Harr is joined by Isaac King to discuss different perspectives around feedback.

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