Berlin Juggling Convention, 2018

Directions to BJC were easy to follow and as I neared the site, I saw stenciled clubs pointing me in the right direction. I arrived just as they were opening the gates. They give everyone a temporary pass and you can only upgrade to a proper pass if you do volunteer work. I took the first shift of badge control …

EJC 2016 Review

EJC 2016 was in Almere, the Netherlands from July 30-August 7. I managed to arrive in Amsterdam a day early, so after I settled into my hostel, I strolled around Nieuwmarkt and Dam square. The city is certainly like the stereotypes: cannabis wafting through the streets, drug-related gifts and paraphernalia in all the tourist shops, bicycles zipping everywhere, cheese shops, …

EJC 2015 General Review

Like last year, I will write 3 parts: 1. General Review: Info about EJC, minus the big shows. 2. Open Stages: Sunday – Wednesday 3. Main Shows: Matthias Romir Show, Opening Show, Italian Show, and Gala Show (here are last year’s: part 1, part 2, part 3.) The first part, I will write in diary form with lots of name-dropping. My point-of-view …

EJC 2014 – Legends of the Stage and Gala Show

This is the final of a three part series. See EJC 2014 – General Review and EJC 2014 – Open Stages. Part three will be about the Legends of the Stage and Gala shows. Before I get into the review, I want to give a big shout out to the wonderful photographers who let me reproduce their work (over 150 …

EJC 2014 – Open Stages

This is the second in a three part series. See part one: EJC 2014 – General Review. Part three will be about the Legends of the Stage and Gala shows. Before I get into the review, I want to give a big shout out to the wonderful photographers who let me reproduce their work (over 150 photos) in this article. …

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EJC 2014 – General Review

This was my third EJC. Aside from the previous Millstreet in 2006, I was in Munich in 2011. There is so much to write about, so this review is going to be divided into several parts: In this one, I’ll give a general overview of EJC 2014 with many of the events and goings-on. Part two will talk about the …

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EJC Limerick Contest

Interact! is an occasional column for jugglers to get creative and share with the community.  We feature contests and collaborations of all kinds – photo contests, juggling challenges, prop reviews and essay competitions.  Three winners will be selected each time, with a fantastic prizes from the IJA Store awarded, just to keep it interesting. EJC 2014 is in Millstreet, not …

IJA Fest FAQ

Below are answers to some important questions that you may have about the upcoming IJA fest. 1. Numbers will be early in the week. When can I sign up for preliminaries? Numbers Competitors: Because Numbers finals are on Wednesday at 1pm, you must attempt to qualify for Numbers on Monday or Tuesday. Sign up for preliminaries, either at the Numbers …

How Running is Like Juggling

I hate running but I love juggling. Ok, so maybe the two are very different, but I do see many parallels in the ways I approach both activities. First, a bit of background. I have never been a runner and I have been overweight and even obese for most of my life. Late last summer, my doctor diagnosed me with …