eJuggle: Fest Reviews

Austin Jugglefest XX

The most important factor separating good juggling festivals from great festivals is the personality of the event.  Each festival takes on a particular persona reflective of the city and local juggling community.  Austin Jugglefest XX in February 2013 really stood out as one of the most fun festivals of the past year.  It’s a festival every juggler should highlight on …

Madfest 2013 Review

The perpetual “47th” annual Madfest took place this year on January 18-20th 2013, at the MATC gym, in its home of Madison, Wisconsin. As is customary at the festival, the gym practice space was free to enter. The inside was very spacious and provided an excellent juggling area for all the jugglers in attendance. The back end of the gym …

St Louis Festival Review and Poem

There are few things one can be sure of in life, but one is that the St. Louis Jugglefest is always a rocking good time. And I’m not just saying that as the former festival director – as Wes Peden said, “It was fun.” Well, this year was no exception. St. Louis always attracts a great group of jugglers and …

A convention in Brazil: How is it like? (14th CBMC review)

Every country is different. And it comes if we’re talking about its people or its culture. Taking this into account, I’m pretty sure that conventions are different all around the world. What makes traveling to a convention outside your country even more awesome! In this article I’ll give you a review of the 14th Brazilian Juggling and Circus Convention (CBMC, …

Cleveland Circus Review

October 19, 2012 marked the beginning of the 3 day Cleveland Circus juggling festival hosted by the Case Western Reserve University Juggling Club on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. About 60 jugglers from around the Midwest came together for a weekend of juggling and fun. Welcoming jugglers of any skill level, the festival began on …

IJA 2012: All Things Gravitational

On the theory that jugglers always get tricks right on the third try, the IJA returned to the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC for the 65th annual festival, July 16-22, 2012. The virtually cataclysmic event spanned nationalities and generations as juggling history, know-how, and festive fun gave rise to a yearly bonanza only jugglers can create. From internationally renowned variety artist …

Assembly of Awesome 2012 Review

The Assembly of Awesome held its inaugural event on August 31 through September 2nd, 2012 at the Maumee Soccer Center in Maumee, Ohio. The idea behind the event was an ambitious and interesting one, serving not just as a juggling event, but as a collaborative festival between all types of performance art (the press release listed arts ranging from baton …

WJF 8 Convention Review

WJF 8 took place this year from Tuesday August 7th to Sunday August 12th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls South Dakota. I was brought out to serve as the Head Referee for Major League Combat. A fun fact about Sioux Falls, the airport and convention center are so close together that jugglers can walk from the …

EJC 2012 Lublin Festival Review

           This past summer, I went on a juggling adventure. I took a few thousand dollars I made while teaching mathematics during June and left for Europe. After the juggling convention Summer Flame in Vienna, Austria and the French Juggling Convention in Toulouse, France, I found myself in Lublin, Poland for my first EJC!             I will not lie, it …