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Topic: 2010 International Battle of Magicians
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Apr 4, 2010 07:52AM)
It's time again and I look forward to seeing you all there the last week of this month. That's April 29 - May 1, 2010.

http://www.battleofmagicians.com/convention.php

Never miss the International Battle of Magicians in Canton, OH.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Apr 8, 2010 04:02PM)
Talked with Tim today. Convention is really shaping up grand. Jeff Hobson, Mark Kalin and Jinger, and others are all set to perform and lecture. These are two of the top Vegas and resort acts in the world and they will be in Canton, Ohio. Mark and Jinger will be fresh off their extended run in Puerto Rico. Here is the website..http://battleofmagicians.com/ so you can check out the full schedule and talent.

There are a still a few spots in the contests open. Hobson will give a special class for conventee attendees on Sunday morning for a small added charge (not included in registration). That seminar is limited to 25 people. This is your chance to pick on of the best business brains in the business. Jeff has done it all. Ask him about his parochial school Christmas shows.

I would get my registrations in on this one. Look at the talent lineup, gorgeous 1926 theater with moving cloud ceiling, hotel costs, travel costs and see what a value this can be. Don't forget the last night has free buffet that gives you a chance to do table magic or just visit with friends.

This is an old time fun convention that everyone should experience at least (once a year). Tim has been doing this for 19 years and knows what it takes to make it work.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Illusion & Beyond (Apr 10, 2010 08:27AM)
I will see you all there. I just received my registration the other day. I haven't heard of some of the performers this year but that is what keeps this convention fresh. Different talet coming through all the time.
See yall at the battle.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Apr 10, 2010 11:01AM)
This sounds like a lot of fun. Wish I could be there.

And $90 is a reasonable registration fee after seeing what some of the Las Vegas conventions are costing these days. I see a discount if you're 13 years old so why not a Sr. discount???

Just askin...
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Apr 15, 2010 06:47PM)
Just two weeks from today!
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Apr 16, 2010 06:50AM)
The Canton Police have been notified of our impeding arrival.

Richard
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Apr 21, 2010 08:02PM)
Richard,

They only have a week left to get prepared.

See you folks there!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Illusion & Beyond (Apr 21, 2010 10:08PM)
Just talked to my father and we're ready to go. Now just to make it through 1 more week.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Apr 24, 2010 03:45PM)
If you miss the Duel of the Dealers 8:30 Thursday night, you may miss the greatest deals on magic available in Ohio! Hesitate and you loose.

The weather here at the ranch is awful today. So I have spent the day gathering things that will only be offered there. Most are new, some things from my act, and even somethings for special theme magic shows like The Red Hat Society, funny Birthday magic for old folks, Scouts Blue/Gold magic and the very newest in printed silk production items that aren't even in stores or on the internet yet. Of course, there are always the custom color items that are seldom, if ever, available to the magic community except as very expensive custom work.

See you there.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: jazzy snazzy (Apr 24, 2010 10:41PM)
Sounds like a blast! Wish I could make it.
Can you get some pictures?
Message: Posted by: idomagic (Apr 26, 2010 08:32AM)
Bummer, I'll need to plan a trip to Ohio to visit relatives next year. Looks like a fun get together.
Message: Posted by: magicnewswire (Apr 26, 2010 11:37AM)
We'll have interviews from the event posted daily.
Message: Posted by: hefemexy (Apr 26, 2010 10:07PM)
Hey guys just got the word I"m going to be at this one. If anyone would like to share a room to cut some costs let me know. Hope to hear from ya soon.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Apr 29, 2010 06:41AM)
It starts today! Things are looking very good already. Tim has done a great job AGAIN!

Bob
Message: Posted by: Peter Pitchford (Apr 29, 2010 03:07PM)
Tim's the man.
Message: Posted by: magicnewswire (May 2, 2010 11:43AM)
On this edition of the Magic Newswire's Magic Newscast, John "Big Daddy Cool" Pyka reports from the ninteenth annual Battle of Magicians in Canton, Ohio. Known for the dealer's "Hall of Fun," Hot Dog & Pizza eating contests and a tradition of free haircuts, the Battle of Magicians attracts an outstanding cast of international magicians. In the podcast, John interviews event founder Tim Deremer, Woody Pitman, Mike Bishop, Michael P. Lair, Lion Flood, Jeff Hobson and Kalin & Jinger.

Listen Here : http://bit.ly/BoM2010
Message: Posted by: hefemexy (May 2, 2010 01:38PM)
Hey Thanks Big Daddy Cool or AKA John Pyka, for the interview and great job on the show as well, it was a pleasure to have shared a stage with you and see where I need to continue to take my game. Hope to see you in the future and Yea I got my first interview go everyone check it out. I have such a deep voice.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (May 4, 2010 08:53AM)
The evening show was GREAT!

Bob
Message: Posted by: Magicjg (May 4, 2010 10:59AM)
I heard the show was amazing. I wish I could have stayed to see it.
Message: Posted by: Illusion & Beyond (May 4, 2010 08:23PM)
This is one show I would hate to miss. THe Palace Theater is a beautiful place. It takes you back in time. The convention was laid back as usual and the Sat. night show was a riot. It is a great treat to see this kind of talent in action after hanging out with them for a few days. Even the power outage at the hotel showed how a professional handles certain situations in a the middle of a set. The show must go on. I had a great time. See yall next year!!!!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (May 7, 2010 09:05PM)
OK Tim,

You have had your break. Just what will we see in the 2011 International Battle of Magicians?

Top this one!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (May 7, 2010 09:14PM)
Tim and I have already been talking about possible acts for the 20th anniversary convention. This one will be tough to beat but maybe we can just equal.

I can say that backstage was a manager's dream this year. All professionals who knew how to work and work with others. Kalin and Jinger, Woody Pittman, Skilldini, Billy Bob Steinberg, and Jeff Hobson, all were "With the show". Hobson kept things tight and made things tighter when we were racing the clock a bit on Saturday night. Sunday's show was smooth as glass.

Richard