Magic historians and collectors will be gathering in Bethesda, MD on the weekend of April 25th for the Washington Symposium on Magic History. The event features speakers (including William Kalush, Darwin Ortiz and Dale Salwak), a great dealers room and an auction of vetted magic artifacts. Best of all, the Symposium has arranged for attendees to be allowed to visit the Library of Congress for a private exhibit of their magic holdings, which includes the Houdini Collection. This rare opportunity was the highlight of the last Symposium in 2006 and may never be repeated. For more information visit