Tonight is Saturday night, and that means it's time for this week's Saturday Night Contest. Tonight also happens to be the birthday of a certain someone that has inarguably had some effect on almost all of us - David Blaine. Today is David's birthday - April 4th, 1973. Our contest tonight is a serious one and asks a single question - what effect has this individual had on you? How has his career affected your life? How has his performance style affected your magic? Did you get started and inspired in magic - like Dan and Dave - after seeing him on television? What effect has he had on you - and why? I'm curious to see the sincere thoughts of each of you. Even if your performance style is the polar opposite of DB's, I think that the manner in which he has brought magic into a more mainstream, modern light has had a touch on all of us - as modern magicians. Submissions should be in the form of a post in response to THIS forum thread, and must be in on or before 11:00pm EST. Submissions - regardless of content - should be respectful, professional, and sincere, as I'll send a link to this thread to DB after the close of contest tonight. Up for grabs is the DB poster of your choice, shipped on the house. I'm intrigued to see the submissions come in for this tonight. The most impactful submission (to be determined by our crew) takes home the prize. UPDATE : This contest has ended. See DB's response to your messages here on Twitter.