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Topic: If you could only go to one convention...
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Mar 11, 2012 08:34PM)
You know, with so many [i]"If you could only do one trick for the rest for your life?"[/i] kind of threads, why not have one for conventions?

If you could only go to one- but you get to go every year, which one would it be?
Message: Posted by: magicgettogether (Mar 11, 2012 08:40PM)
Abbotts Magic Get Together
Message: Posted by: Mindpro (Mar 11, 2012 09:36PM)
Gee, we didn't see that one coming...
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Mar 11, 2012 10:01PM)
The F.F.F.F. Close up magic Con. :)
Message: Posted by: MickNZ (Mar 11, 2012 10:02PM)
Magic Live.
Message: Posted by: TCG438 (Mar 12, 2012 02:01AM)
Magic Live...as long as Jamie has the same booth set up as last time.
Message: Posted by: bcookmagic (Mar 12, 2012 03:21AM)
PCAM!
Message: Posted by: tgplano (Mar 12, 2012 08:06AM)
MINDvention. I've been to many others including the ones listed above and this is the best. Optimum size and ability to interact with THE workers. Good lectures and even better sessions in the pub.

Ted
Message: Posted by: Michael Messing (Mar 12, 2012 11:51PM)
I'm pretty biased myself but I would have to say the Winter Carnival of Magic. I've been a part of this convention for 35 out of 38 years and we have a great group of people that attend year after year. You have to have great shows, lectures, dealers, etc. but it's the people who attend that make a convention. (We just finished the 2012 Winter Carnival of Magic and it went really well.)
Message: Posted by: Craig Dickson (Mar 13, 2012 06:59AM)
MITR (Magic In the Rockies).
Message: Posted by: giobbi1 (Mar 13, 2012 07:55AM)
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On 2012-03-13 00:51, Michael Messing wrote:
I'm pretty biased myself but I would have to say the Winter Carnival of Magic. I've been a part of this convention for 35 out of 38 years and we have a great group of people that attend year after year. You have to have great shows, lectures, dealers, etc. but it's the people who attend that make a convention. (We just finished the 2012 Winter Carnival of Magic and it went really well.)
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I'm with you Michael. I would have said a tie between Winter Carnival and Magi-Fest, but alas, they have decided to close Magi-Fest for good, so for me, it's Winter Carnival.
Message: Posted by: MistressOfCeremonies (Mar 14, 2012 07:15AM)
Abbotts because its the only convention within a days drive of my home
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Mar 14, 2012 07:52AM)
Kidabra International because it focuses on family and kid entertainment, which is what I do. There is no other convention or conference like it here in the USA.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Mar 14, 2012 08:18AM)
Kutztown, PA is easily the best bang for the buck for a one day magic convention. They usually have four big name acts, and an all you can eat dinner.
Message: Posted by: Payne (Mar 14, 2012 09:56AM)
Kramien's Magic Jamboree. Sadly though this is its final year as well.

So from now on my favorite convention is any one that will hire me to speak, lecture or perform at it :)
Message: Posted by: Excaliber (Mar 14, 2012 10:34AM)
I agree with Mike Messing , you missed the best convention last weekend < Winter Carnival of Magic, year in and year out ,the best on all aspects , Magic, lectures , dealers, shows, lodging, food

Posted: Mar 14, 2012 11:37am
Not to mention the theater and stage where everything takes place , is by far the best around, trust me on this one ,
Message: Posted by: Steve Friedberg (Mar 15, 2012 10:15PM)
And I agree with David. 4F is such an incredible gathering of many of the world's best close-up magicians. It's an amazing three days.
Message: Posted by: WagsterMagic (Mar 15, 2012 10:52PM)
I'm for Magic at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC! It's a fantastic convention for only having been around for 3 years!
Message: Posted by: Rick Fisher (Mar 16, 2012 09:59AM)
Magic Week In Colon....cannot be beat!
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Mar 18, 2012 08:09PM)
Hay Steve Thanks man Hope to see you there!!! :)
Message: Posted by: murf (Mar 18, 2012 08:33PM)
Cavalcade of Magic in Eureka Springs, AR. Terrific little convention in a great little resort town.

Murf
Message: Posted by: cmyers (Jul 21, 2012 01:02PM)
Midwest Magic Jubilee in St Louis, MO. There is so much stuff packed into a weekend. Best bang for the buck.

Chas
Message: Posted by: Danny Archer (Jul 24, 2012 12:26PM)
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On 2012-03-12 09:06, tgplano wrote:
MINDvention. I've been to many others including the ones listed above and this is the best. Optimum size and ability to interact with THE workers. Good lectures and even better sessions in the pub.

Ted
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Thanks Ted... looking forward to seeing you again in November!
Message: Posted by: Matthew W (Jul 24, 2012 02:09PM)
Kutztown
Message: Posted by: MagicBus (Jul 24, 2012 03:59PM)
Oddly enough, my two favorite all time annual magic conventions are in the same week this year! So I will be starting out at the FCM convention in Marion, Indiana this Sunday (www.fcm.org), then driving over to Abbott's/FAB/Colon next Wednesday night. What a Magic Week this will be! The President of the FCM Del Wilson is also planning on coming over to Colon on Saturday (the FCM convention concludes Friday night).