MagicFest Los Angeles 2019

This weekend in Los Angeles, we have 2 new judges to Welcome to the fold!

Eric Kubo

  • Name: Eric Kubo
  • Pronouns He/him/his
  • Level: Level 2
  • Location: San Jose, California, United States of America
  • Region: USA – Southwest
  • Approximate date/month/year you started playing Magic: 1995
  • L1 Certification Date: November 18, 2018
  • Favorite thing (e.g., card, deck, group of people) about Magic: It’s a thing my brother and I share
  • Occupation: Judge at CFB
  • Random fact about yourself: I have a Masters in Musical Theatre Writing
  • Why did you become a judge?: I liked helping people understand the game better
  • What excites you most about this event?: Finally working a GP!
  • What worries you most about this event?: Being on my feet for so many hours a day
  • What are you hoping to learn at this event?: How to work an event on such a large scale
  • Who are your mentors?: Josh Silvestri, Travis Lauro, Jonathan Ma
  • What challenges have you faced or are you facing to become a better judge?: The TO/Head judge/Floor judge boundaries and balance
  • How have you worked to overcome those challenges?: Actively seeking feedback and listening to those I work with.
  • What is the best part about your local Magic community?: Having a competitive community that is also super welcoming.
  • What is your favorite Magic memory?: All of them.

Jose Cedeño

  • Name: Jose Cedeño
  • Level: Level 1
  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Region: Hispanic America – North