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Topic: Conventions for collectors/historians
Message: Posted by: TexasJoe (Mar 12, 2006 10:00PM)
Are ther any conventions or gatherings for individuals interested in the history of magic for 2006?
Message: Posted by: jkesler (Mar 13, 2006 10:59AM)
Yes, the Magic Collectors Association is in April, located in Washington D.C.
Message: Posted by: TexasJoe (Mar 14, 2006 09:31PM)
Thanks for the infromation, I worked in D.C. for 20 years, now retired in Texas. does anyone have a contact for the Washington D.C. Convention? Yes, I was an employee of the Civil Service.
Message: Posted by: JimMaloney (Mar 15, 2006 08:45AM)
You need to be a member of the Magic Collector's Association to attend, but you can find out all the details here (including how to join the MCA): http://www.magicposters.com/convention/index.html

Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Mar 15, 2006 08:46AM)
The most recent information I could find is as follows:

Membership dues are for the calendar year and are currently $25 a year. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars by bank check or international money order. Request more information from to Magic Collectors' Association, P.O. Box 511, Glenwood, IL 60425-0522, USA. Or email to magic.collectors@sbcglobal.net

I couldn't find a website and I don't know how current this information is, but it's a start. Thank God for Google.

You might PM Bill Palmer. He's a major contributor here at the Café and a veritable plethora of knowledge on this type of thing.
Message: Posted by: TexasJoe (Mar 15, 2006 07:35PM)
Jim and Steven,
Thanks for the additional information on the Magic Collectors Association.
Sorry to find that the convention is so soon, March 30th to April 1st. I have other obligations at that time. I know the location of the convention very well, since I lived about three miles from the hotel. Sorry to miss it, The Holiday Inn at Rossyln Key Bridge is a fantastic place to view D.C. Its also an easy place to get to the museums (which are all free) by the Merto. A little known side note, Rossyln was the red light district after the Civil War, after General Hooker ( yes that is where that term came from) moved the ladies out of the city to a shanty town (Rossyln) on the Virginia side of the Patomic.
With your infromation I can at least join the group for next year.
Message: Posted by: jkesler (Mar 16, 2006 12:16PM)
That is some great info! I hope that you post more of those "tid bits" on the Café.
Best Wishes,