Juggling Podcast #001 – Juggling Games

My Patreon rewards are changing next month! To prepare, here’s the first Juggling Podcast, as posted exclusively for Patreon supporters in October 2018, but now uploaded as a workshop on mistakes to avoid when organising and running juggling games.

The video footage was added to the original audio in January 2020.

Future Juggling Podcasts like this will be shared on YouTube as well as Patreon, though there will still be a monthly episodes exclusive to Patreon supporters.

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00:00:00
Intro to the podcast – why are we doing it?

00:04:45
Intro to the workshop series – organising things at a juggling convention

00:06:23
Who are the juggling games for?

00:08:20
Classic games you shouldn’t leave out.

00:10:54
Trying out a new game that’s never been done before.

00:12:18
Establish the rules before the game starts, even with well-known games.

00:14:18
Have a team who know the rules to judge people taking part, don’t just leave it up to the host.

00:15:28
Crowd control and audience sight-lines.

00:16:21
Explain the tules twice! The timing of challenges in endurance games.

00:19:33
Fairness vs entertainment.

00:21:26
The same format for every game in the session. An informed audience is a happy audience.

00:23:51
The longest part of the games is the time between BETWEEN the games.

00:26:00
Games to avoid… because they are hard to organise?
Long distance club passing is hard to do without a team helping!

00:28:19
Games to avoid… because they take too long!
Games where people take turns (can work at a small convention).
Games where the audience decides the winner by applause.

00:29:41
Juggling limbo! This gets a chapter for itself.

00:31:54
Test a skill that people have already trained… and that isn’t impossible.

00:33:09
What is the game testing?
If it begins as endurance, don’t switch to combat!

00:34:23
Prizes and when to give them.

00:37:27
Order of the games. End with the tossup!

00:38:34
General hosting skills.

00:40:18
Patreon Thanks. These are the Patreon perks for 2018 and 2019. They will change in the future!