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Topic: MCA 2010 :: Who's going this year?
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Feb 22, 2010 12:54AM)
I'll be there...will you?
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Feb 25, 2010 04:25PM)
Anyone?

It's already 50% full for registrants.
Message: Posted by: ted french (Feb 25, 2010 04:27PM)
What is it?
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Feb 25, 2010 05:03PM)
Magic Collector's Weekend
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Feb 25, 2010 09:04PM)
Can't make it again this year. I have track meets to work.

So once again I will miss the great Louie.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Mark Holstein (Feb 26, 2010 08:09AM)
Looking forward to it!
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Feb 27, 2010 08:53PM)
Richard, what do you mean track meets?

Mark, it will be good to see you and Sue.

Mom's memorial is scheduled that weekend.
More details soon.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Feb 27, 2010 09:05PM)
I am registered Track and Field official. I am doing Indoor College meets right now. But in the spring, I am state qualifying meet referee the same weekend as the Collector's Weekend. I have been an official for over 30 years.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Feb 27, 2010 09:06PM)
Ahh. I see.

the things you learn.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 4, 2010 12:12PM)
Tricks Seldom Seen is back!
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Mar 4, 2010 12:21PM)
I've started a twitter search for this years MCA...
its #MCA2010 since MCA won't work and MagicCollectorsAssociation
is too long.

Even tho @GordonMeyer is the only person I know of
that I communicate with who also attends.
Message: Posted by: James Alan (Mar 4, 2010 04:16PM)
We just posted some new information about the schedule online:

http://magicol.wordpress.com/
Message: Posted by: James Alan (Mar 15, 2010 01:10PM)
Just announced the Thursday Programming:
http://magicol.wordpress.com/
Message: Posted by: James Alan (Apr 8, 2010 01:32PM)
The convention is now 75% sold out, and good news just keeps on coming.

In addition to performing on Friday night, Jason England will also be speaking about some gambling-related items from his collection. Daniel Zuckerbrot (who has made films about Dai Vernon, Stewart James, Martin Garnder, Jeff McBride and others) will also be doing a presentation.

There will also be presentations on Professor Hellis and the Sphinx (the illusion not the magazine).

Finally, Walter Blaney will be discussing (and performing!) his famous ladder levitation. Since Walter is now retired, this could be the last chance to see this illusion performed by the inventor.

All that and more at http://magicol.wordpress.com/
Message: Posted by: James Alan (Apr 13, 2010 11:59AM)
Quick Update:
The hotel is getting quite full, so you'll need to book soon.

Also, we've added another option to the Friday night programming. A local show "Supernatural Chicago" is offering convention attendees discounted tickets. For $20 (normally $25) registrants can see a "the longest running theatrical magic show in Chicago history.

In total that makes 5 options for Friday Night: Supernatural Chicago, Jay Marshall Auction Preview, Jason England's performance, magic in the bar and visiting Downtown Chicago.


Get your registrations in soon, and more importantly, get your hotel room booked TODAY!
Message: Posted by: James Alan (Apr 20, 2010 12:27PM)
We're down to the last two days to get the group rate for the hotel. You can book online [url=http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1003034660&key=D1D57]here[/url].

We've also posted some more about the scheduled presenters. Speakers include Gary Hunt, Deigo Domingo, Jim Maloney, Robert Olson, Jim Alfredson, David Charvet and Eduardo Sanchez. Find out what they will be speaking about at the [url=http://magicol.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/saturday-programming]MCA Blog[/url]

Plus previously announced speakers: Joe Culpepper, Will Houstoun, Walter Blaney, Jason England, Daniel Zuckerbrot, Sandy Marshall and guests of honour George Daily and Mike Caveney.

See you in Chicago!
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Apr 20, 2010 09:14PM)
I'm excited about the Fu Manchu presentation.
so many know about theo and many know little
about david.
Message: Posted by: James Alan (May 6, 2010 03:33PM)
We've also announced a once only screening of [url=http://magicol.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/mccomb-uncorked/]McComb Uncorked: The 31 Faces Interview[/url] on Friday evening at 8:00 pm.

This never before seen footage was shot at the 31 Faces North magic conference in Toronto and features Max Maven interviewing the legendary Billy McComb in 2005, shortly before he passed away. This is truly unique footage, and definitely not your average magic interview.

See you in Chicago.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 9, 2010 08:51AM)
T minus four days.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 10, 2010 09:15AM)
T minus three days
Message: Posted by: tabman (May 10, 2010 10:53AM)
M, I'd love to be there but its too far and too expensive for me to attend. I hope you'll favor us with some reports during the conference for those who for various reasons would like to be there but can't. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 10, 2010 11:35AM)
I will do my best Tab.
I never had the opportunity to write up on last year
with all that happened afterwards...

I might have to do a re-cap and then this years tooo
Message: Posted by: tabman (May 10, 2010 12:19PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-10 12:35, Marshall Thornside wrote:...I might have to do a re-cap and then this years tooo....[/quote]

Thank you. I know you're busy so thanks double for the offer. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be looking forward to your thoughts and comments from the MCA conference. It's promising to be extremely interesting looking at the events Ive seen listed.
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 11, 2010 09:13AM)
Two more days
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 12, 2010 10:57AM)
One more day !
Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 16, 2010 07:17PM)
Well the MCA2010 is now over and I will be re-caping
over the next week.

Not only this years but a little of last years.

I will note this.

Well the MCA2010 is now over and I will be re-caping
over the next week.

Not only this years but a little of last years.

I will note this.

We performed on "Tricks Old Seldom Seen" which was
back after several many many oodles of years.
I believe it hasn't been around since Walter Gyderson
was alive. Anywho...

I assisted my father (his left arm)
in performing "The Snake" a very rare effect.
and I think the reception from the crowd wasn't
only on behalf of seeing my father performing
but was also something never seen by any
(if anything extreme few magicians)
and many came up to say they were fooled.

More on that.

Otherwise, it a pleasure meeting James over the weekend.
And seeing many and meeting new folks as well.
Message: Posted by: tabman (May 16, 2010 11:29PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-16 20:17, Marshall Thornside wrote:
Well the MCA2010 is now over and I will be re-caping
over the next week.

Not only this years but a little of last years....[/quote]

Great. Ive been looking forward to this. Thanks for going to the trubble.
Message: Posted by: tabman (May 19, 2010 11:12AM)
Julie Eng posted a great picture on Facebook. She was Walter Blaney's "last floatee." I forwarded the pic to Walter and he said Julie was wonderful and a great floatee. I sure wish I could have been there to see that. Ive known Walter for close to 40 years and he's a fantastic person and has an equally fantastic family.
Message: Posted by: Gordon (May 20, 2010 11:04PM)
Bill Pack is doing his usual good job of reporting on the conference. His summary of the first day is here:

http://chicagomagic.blogspot.com/2010/05/41st-annual-magic-collectors-weekend.html
Message: Posted by: tabman (May 21, 2010 12:03PM)
[quote]
On 2010-05-21 00:04, Gordon wrote:
Bill Pack is doing his usual good job of reporting on the conference. His summary of the first day is here:

http://chicagomagic.blogspot.com/2010/05/41st-annual-magic-collectors-weekend.html
[/quote]

Great. Ill read it tonight when I get some time later. Thanks, looking forward to reading Bill's perspective on the event.