Archive for the 'Conventions' Category

Magic Get Together Videos Trickling In

Posted by Michael on August 10th, 2021

Monty shared with video of James Ember and Daryl Rogers fooling around at the Abbott’s Magic Get Together 2021 over the weekend on his YouTube page.

Highlights From 2005 Get Together

Posted by Michael on August 6th, 2021

Let’s finish up the week with a few highlights from the evening shows at the 2005 Magic Get Together. You can see more from past Abbotts Magic Get Togethers at the official YouTube page.

Backstage At The Get Together

Posted by Michael on August 6th, 2021

From the Abbotts Magic Get Together YouTube page comes this look behind the scenes of the stage show from 2008.

Walter “Zaney” Blaney Broken Wand Ceremony

Posted by Michael on August 5th, 2021

Scott Wells posted this video yesterday of Lance Burton at the broken wand ceremony for Walter “Zaney” Blaney at the Abbotts Magic Get Together.

Abbott’s Magic Get Together 2021 Is Live!

Posted by Michael on August 5th, 2021

The Abbott’s Magic Get Together is going on right now in Colon, Michigan. There are plenty of big name guests (huge names, actually) but it caught my attention Joel Hodgson, from Mystery Science Theater 3000, is listed not as a lecturer but a performer. That would be a live show I have always wanted to see. If you are in Colon, by the way, here is a story from The Daily Reporter on some of the local churches opening up their kitchens this week.

Jimmy Dixon: Pitching Magic

Posted by Michael on June 17th, 2021

Tradeshow magic got me thinking about other kids of “working” magic and pitch magic immediately came to mind. I am not sure what the Kansas City Spirit Festival is (despite the fact iTricks Tower Midwest is now in suburban Kansas City) but back in 1990 Tom Frank shot this video of magic pitchman Jimmy Dixon.

Jonathan Usher At New Zealand’s Magicana

Posted by Michael on June 14th, 2021

Jonathan Usher shared his performance at New Zealand’s Magicana convention on June 6. What Jonathan fails to mention in his YouTube post, but what you can read on the New Zealand Herald website or on Star News website is he won the Magician Challenge Trophy for best act in the evening show and awards for best comedy and best overall performance! Congratulations Jonathan!