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Topic: SCAM 2011 Convention
Message: Posted by: magic18el (Aug 19, 2010 10:45PM)
The South Carolina Association of Magicians Proudly Presents

SCAM 2011


Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th, 2011

IBM Ring 105, Columbia, South Carolina is pleased to announce
our 16th Annual Convention to be held at the delightful Clarion Hotel.

Details will be posted on our web site in the months leading up to this outstanding event as well as up-dates by email so you can follow our progress.

On behalf of the members of Ring 105 and SCAM, I want to sincerely thank everyone who supported us for the past fifteen years. We look forward to your continued involvement and to welcoming all the new magicians that will join us in the future.

SCAM 2010 was a success! However, after discussing the conflicting convention events in 2010 and taking into consideration the effect on our fellow magicians and in fairness to all concerned, we have decided to move our dates. We will hold SCAM 2011 in April and give everyone the choice of where they would like to spend this quality time.

Ah, springtime in Columbia.

Perhaps you may even choose to attend both – double the magic and fun.
Whatever your Choice, please support the effort and enjoy the rewards.

We promise to uphold your trust in SCAM and bring you another weekend of top magic talent and entertainment.
Stay tuned for updates and please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely, Helen F. Pettit, Chairman, SCAM 2011
Message: Posted by: SeasideShowman (Aug 20, 2010 11:05AM)
I very much look forward to this event and wish Ring 105 the best of success !!
Message: Posted by: Glen (Aug 23, 2010 09:14AM)
Great, look forward to being there!!!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Glen (Aug 23, 2010 09:21AM)
Thank you for stepping up to the plate and doing this, two conventions to go to now and something to look forward to in April. thank you thank you!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: FredNarlo (Jan 6, 2011 04:10PM)
I look forward to being there!
Message: Posted by: FredNarlo (Jan 10, 2011 10:28AM)
Brandon Wagster added to the lineup. I saw him at MATB last year and he was amazing. A lot of talent!
Message: Posted by: mattmccoy (Jan 10, 2011 07:24PM)
Brandon will be presenting new illusions this year at matb as well. He is very good. Smart to use local talent...
Message: Posted by: magic18el (Jan 13, 2011 12:06AM)
The South Carolina Association of Magicians Convention

SCAM 2011

The Clarion Hotel Downtown

Columbia, South Carolina

Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Talent Line Up

John Calvert

Duane Laflin and Company, sleight of hand illusionist Geoff Williams,

Children’s Magic Specialist Joseph Lefler,

Comedy Magician Harry Allen

Award Winning Magician Brandon Wagster and Hannah Lynn

with more to come.

There will be 6 Great Lectures, An Outstanding Close-Up Show, A Stage

and Close-Up Contests with Cash Prizes and Awards, Great Dealers,

A Special Magic Auction, A Cabaret Show, an amazing Gala Show

and an After Party Get Together.

We will be at the Clarion Hotel Downtown,

1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC

Fabulous amenities, Free on-site parking,

A beautiful full service restaurant and lounge and more.

Every room night counts toward our Reserved Block so make your

reservation now. Call the Clarion at 1-800-277-8711. Tell them you are with

the S.C. Association of Magicians Convention to receive a special convention

rate of $89 per night for 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Please note that this special rate is for a limited quantity and is not

available on line. You must telephone the above number.

Check our website for more information and registration.


Come and enjoy our Southern Hospitality and Great Magic.

See you in beautiful April
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jan 13, 2011 07:47PM)
Sounds like a great one. Wish you all the best in the world. Maybe we can work something out next year.

Message: Posted by: CMMAGIC (Jan 14, 2011 07:54AM)
I'm down as well Bairefoot , were locals in Columbia ya know , haha
Message: Posted by: FredNarlo (Jan 15, 2011 05:07AM)
I am sitting on the fence on whether I am going to this one or not. The dates are good with my work schedule, the registration price and hotel price is right, it's close to me, etc. yet I still would like to see who else will be the talent. I have my hopes up...
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jan 15, 2011 05:03PM)
You never know who might get hire Fred.

Message: Posted by: magic18el (Jan 16, 2011 12:26AM)
Keep your hopes up Fred. If you are into close up, I don't think our next announcement will let you down. The
magicians that I have mentioned it to have said aahhh, but I have to confirm it completely first. Hope to have an announcement in a week or so maybe less.
Message: Posted by: John Tudor (Jan 16, 2011 03:44AM)
Is it Bechtler?
Message: Posted by: FredNarlo (Jan 16, 2011 08:53AM)
I am interested to see who it may be...I am a close-up worker. HURRY!
Message: Posted by: magic18el (Jan 17, 2011 07:53PM)
I am waiting for one of three to respond to my emails and phone calls. We would be lucky to have any of them, all three
are great.
Message: Posted by: Bairefoot (Jan 18, 2011 11:20PM)
I was told a several weeks ago all the entertainment was booked. Like I have said before if I can ever help let me know. Hope you can get someone.

Message: Posted by: FredNarlo (Jan 29, 2011 01:03AM)
Darwin Ortiz just added to the line-up!
Message: Posted by: magic18el (Jan 30, 2011 01:26AM)
That's true Fred. We are very pleased to announce that Darwin Ortiz has been confirmed for SCAM 2011.
He will be in the Close Up Show and also giving a lecture. We actually have been talking to him for
awhile but it was just confirmed this week when he returned from England. Please check the rest of
the line-up at http://www.scamcon.org

Registration is now open for SCAM 2011
Message: Posted by: magic18el (Feb 20, 2011 07:32PM)
Seven weeks to SCAM. April is beautiful in Columbia, the sunny South.

Let’s review:

SCAM 2011 is April 8 and 9, 2011 at the Clarion Downtown Columbia located at 1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, S. C. This is the same hotel as last year but we are trying different rooms. If you are in the hotel lobby, just cross the breezeway for registration.

The Camellia Room is straight ahead that is the dealers room or to the left is the spiral staircase which will lead you to the Magnolia Room which is the lecture room. This room will also be used for the contests, cabaret show and close up show and the Youth Pizza Party. Outside this Magnolia Room, is the covered Magnolia Terrace where one can session to the wee hours of the Saturday Morning with a cash bar for the first hour.

The talent is all booked. We have the following:

Internationally known John Calvert will be in the Cabaret Show Friday Evening, a

Lecture on Saturday with a question and answer session and be in the Gala Public Show Saturday Night.

Duane Laflin will be giving a lecture Friday Afternoon and will also be in the Cabaret Show Friday Evening. You will also be able to find Duane and Mary in the Dealers Room. Saturday Night during the Public Gala Show Duane Laflin and Company will be entertaining us with a 30 minute Illusion Show with his assistants Brittany Payne and Mallory Matney.

Darwin Ortiz will participate in the Close Up Show Saturday Morning and give a lecture Saturday Afternoon. Darwin will also be giving a “After The Convention Workshop” Sunday Morning from 10AM to 12:30 PM in the Board Room. This is a very limited workshop. Only 10 people will be allowed to attend. You must be registered for the convention in order to participate in the workshop. Please contact me if interested.

Geoff Williams will be giving a lecture Friday Evening, participate in the Close Up Show Saturday Morning and be in the Gala Show Saturday Evening.

Joe Lefler also will be giving a lecture Friday Afternoon and participate in the Cabaret Show Friday Evening. You will also see Joe and Sue in the Dealers Room. Joe will also be in the Saturday Night Gala Show.

Harry Allen will be the MC for the Friday Night Cabaret Show and be giving a lecture on Comedy. Of course you will see Daytona Magic Shop in the Dealers Room.

Brandon Wagster and Hannah Mertz will be in the Cabaret Show also. The two will also be starting the Saturday Night Gala Show with a bang with several illusions.

Registration is now open. Why not register today. Seating is limited.

Message: Posted by: magic18el (Mar 4, 2011 11:40PM)
SCAM is proud to annouce their newest dealer: Seo Magic - USA.

Seo Magic was originally founded by Tomio Seo in Hiroshima, Japan in 1975. His son Daisuke came to the United States in 2004, learned English and Magic and opened Seo Magic - USA in 2007(online shop). Their mission is to bring the best magic from Japan with the ease of buying it all over the world. He really appreciates the warm and hospitable people of the United States. We are very pleased to have Daisuke with us at this years SCAM.

Message: Posted by: magic18el (Mar 11, 2011 08:50PM)
Four weeks to SCAM. Aren’t you getting excited.

Let’s review:

SCAM 2011 is April 8 and 9, 2011 at the Clarion Downtown Columbia located at 1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, S. C.

The talent is all booked. We have the following:

Internationally known John Calvert.

Duane Laflin will be with us from “ The New Majestic Theater” in Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee.

Darwin Ortiz will be in attendance from Washington, D.C.

Geoff Williams is very funny so I know you won’t want to miss him.

Joe Lefler is our Master Children’s Entertainer from Cleveland, Ohio.

Harry Allen will be funny as usual

Brandon Wagster and Hannah Mertz will be unique.

The Dealer Room is all set. We will have the following dealers:

Daytona Magic, you can count on Harry Allen being with us –from Daytona Beach, Florida.

Seo Magic is coming all the way from Torrance, California. Originally from Hiroshima, Japan and wants to bring the best magic from Japan.

Fred’s Magic Books from New Jersey - Don’t miss his great table – you will be glad you stopped there.

Laflin’s Stage Magic is owned by Duane and Mary Laflin. Add a new stage effect to your show.

Magic and Sound Systems – This is the company with all the family entertainment and new sound systems.

Columbia Magic from Columbia, SC – Books and general magic dealer.

Registration is now open. Why not register today.

Message: Posted by: John Tudor (Mar 24, 2011 08:08AM)
Looks good!
Message: Posted by: magic18el (Apr 2, 2011 12:17AM)
Only one week until SCAM.

Only a couple spots left in the Contests. You must be registered for the
convention to enter the contests. We have a new contest this year for the
Junior Close Up Worker.

Bring your magic that you are not using to the auction and take home some SCAM money.

Rooms still available at the hotel. Special rate of $89 per night when you tell them you are
attending SCAM. Low convention rate. Top Talent. Dealers Room. Warm on Friday to be in the
80's, beautiful weather.

Message: Posted by: magic18el (Apr 3, 2011 11:19PM)
Four Days To SCAM

SCAM is almost here. Registrations are coming in nicely but room still available. Now we are trying to fill all 3000 seats at the Township Auditorium. If you are registered for SCAM you get your ticket as part of your packet but maybe you might know someone who would like to attend a good magic show. Tell them to get their tickets at http://www.thetownship.org and click on tickets or you can get them through

Added to the bill is one of Columbia's favorite Magicians - John Tudor as MC and last years Contest winner of both Stage and Close Up - Lion Fludd. Oh and did I mention, one of our Stage Contestants and his assistant are flying all the way from Japan just to be in our contest, another coming from California and another from Louisville, Kentucky. Friday will be here before we know it.
Message: Posted by: hefemexy (Apr 10, 2011 06:06PM)
It was a pleasure to perform at this convention along with Mr. Calvert and Jonh Tudor, Brandon Wagster, Geoff Williams and the host of entertainers who made the gala show a blast.
Message: Posted by: magicman812 (Apr 11, 2011 11:24PM)
Any reviews of the convention?
Message: Posted by: magic18el (Apr 11, 2011 11:32PM)
I want to thank everyone that attended the SCAM Convention. We had a blast. If you missed 2011 be sure not to miss 2012, we will be announcing the date very shortly.

In the meantime I would like to announce ourFirst Place winners. We are very proud of them.

2012 Stage Contest: Masakatsu Chiaki from Japan
2012 Adult Close Up Contest: Lion Fludd, originally from Charleston, S. C. now
living in Louisville, Kentucky. Lion's Award is a
repeat of last year. He also won 1st place in 2010.
2012 Youth Close Up Contest: Britain Bass from Simpsonville, S. C.

Magician Of The Year: Roman LePree-Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

We also gave a Merit of Recognition Certificate for the Video Contest to:
Evan Reynolds from Canton, Georgia

See you next year at SCAM 2012, our 17th year.

Congratulations to all our winners.
Message: Posted by: hefemexy (Apr 14, 2011 11:56AM)
Hey magicman812, I thought this was a great convention that people get a chance to see how much they are appreciated for being more than just magicians, but for people also. Plus the abc local news was down there interviewing people and it was an honor to share the stage with Mr. Calvert as well