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Jaxon
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I'm so looking forward to this coming week end at Michigan Magic Day. This will be the first magic convention I'll ever be able to hear. I've been going to magic conventions since my early 20's but of course I've never really been able to hear all the lectures and shows. I could hear a little when I was younger but I'm sure it'll be a very different experience for me now that I've got my Cochlear Implant. To be honest I've avoided a lot of shows and lectures because I couldn't really get the full effect of them. So I'm so anxious to see what it'll be like for me now.

Here's the information on Michigan Magic day:
http://www.michiganmagicday.com/

If you happen to be there please come up and say hello to me. I'm going to kind of be on the sidelines this time (As in I'm not in any of the shows or contests). I just plan to experience it all with my newly restored ability to hear. But I so look forward to the small things like just being with a group of magicians and being able to be more involved in conversations. Not to mention being able to hear the shows and lectures.

If you talk to me I can hear now but I'm still "Hard of hearing". I'll still lip read to some degree but that combined with what I'm able to actually "hear" make communication so much easier for me. So for those of you who will be there and never meet me. Just talk to me like you do anyone. I just might have to have things repeating from time to time. For those of you that do know me. I'll now be able to know when you're talking about me behind my back/in front of my face. So be warned. LOL

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After regaining my ability to hear after 20 years of deafness. I learned that there is magic all around you. The simplest sounds that amazed me you probably ignore. Look and listen around you right now. You'll find something you didn't notice before.
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Congrats Ron, hope you enjoy the show.

Also, will you be doing the pool tournament at Curly's this year? I have it on the schedule for Thursday Aug 5th at 2pm.
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Way to go Ron! I couldn't be happier for you. Ron, by the way, was the first recipient of the Percy Abbott performing award at MagiCelebration 6 years ago!
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Jaxon
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Wow, has it been six years already? LOL I remember it like it was yesterday.

I'd like to do the pool tournament. I'll have to advertise it better this year. Last year no one showed interested until it was to late. Maybe I can make a flyer or something and post it a week or so before hand around town.

"The Magic 8-ball tournament".

I had a wild idea for it but I don't know how well it'll go over. To have it a teams tournament and each team must consist of at least one magicians. So any non-magicians who want to be in it will have to find a magician to be their partner.

I was also thinking it might be fun if the looser has to perform a trick on their table. LOL

Like I said. I don't know if I'll use those things but just thinking of way to make it different and get more involved.

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Yep, over 80 registerred for Michigan Magic Day this Saturday. See http://www.MichiganMagicDay.com Registration at the door is only $30- best deal I have ever seen for a full one day convention with dealers, lectures, contests and show. The night before party is only $7.50. Wow! Ring 211 has done a great group effort to put this all together- hope to see you there. I think you can even bring your own used stuff to sell if you'd like- see the web link for details.

Posted: May 5, 2010 10:28am
Randy from Ring 211 now reports over 85 pre-registered. Only $30 to register at the door (which opens at 7AM). See http://www.MichiganMagicDay.com for full details including location, meals, directions, you name it. All this Saturday in Grand Rapids, Michigan (a great city to visit including the nearby G.R. Ford Presidential Museum)

This is the best $30 you'll ever spend to see: Junior and Adult stage contests, close-up show, evening stage show, 3 lectures, raffle and prize drawings, dealers (including Hank Moorehouse, FAB Magic, Hippity Hop Magic) and other used magic dealers. You'll find something you can use!

Talent: Gene Anderson, Nathan Kranzo, Jania Taylor, Alan Kazam, Keith Kocher, Chaz King, Gil Scott and P.J. Weber. Also in attendance will be Mike Miller, the S.A.M. International President. See you there! http://www.MichiganMagicDay.com
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Hi Ron
I'm Lucy Sanders, wife of Bob. I have been learning Magic since marrying Bob and I can identify with your hearing changes. Mine is changing too but in the other direction. I too lipread a great deal even though I don't yet use a hearing aid. I am a physician and have to use an amplified stethoscope. I hope you are pleased with your Convention experience. The cochlear implants are something I have only read about, so to hear from an actual patient is fascinating. I'm so glad for you.

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Thank you Lucy. Maybe I'll meet you someday. I always enjoy talking to Bob at the Abbott's get together in August.

You might want to look into a hearing aid. The technology of them have advanced so much lately. As I was going through the process of getting my Cochlear Implant I went to a series of doctor visits for tests and my mother went to some of them with me. Her hearing has been decreasing and I was able to convince her to look into getting a hearing aid. The timing turned out great because the day before my Cochlear implant was turned on she got her hearing aid. It was great because within a 24 hour period I started to be able to hear again and my mother was able to hear better. She's now glad I convinced her to do it. My Dad no longer complains about the TV being up to loud. LOL

Just thought I'd share that. If a hearing aid will help you hear better then it might be something you'll really like.

Well thanks again. Tell Bob I said hello.

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Ron from Kalamazoo- small world! Hope to see you at http://www.MichiganMagicDay.com this Saturday in Grand Rapids. On this hearing thing- man oh man it's a pain to not hear well. So many magic shows I watched the magic without clearly hearing the dialog. I have been almost totally deaf in my right ear since infancy, and struggled with dual hearing problems my entire life including having massive ear infections- and have of course seen many doctors over the last 45 years. I can remember once doing a magic show when I could not hear what I was saying...

My current ear doctor is Dr. Ely Shapiro of Adult & Pediatric Ear Nose & Throat on Drake Road in Kalamazoo-he is the BEST ear/hearing specialist I have ever seen in my lifetime. He has helped me tremendously- and without going into all the details- I do not even use my hearing aid now... The technology and procedures available are light years ahead from when I was a college student and had to sit in the front row of every class taken just to hear.

So hears to you!- I can feel your pain somewhat and wish you all the best Lucy. I hope you can find the hearing improvement/relief that I have found.
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I'll see everyone there. I only live a few miles from the festivities, so it's easy for me to make the trip. I'll be at the Night Before Party as well. I'm not sure about the Afterglow Party. When I think of afterglow, it's not something associated with a hotel bar. I know Mike McNee wanted to checkout Billy's in Easttown, so I'll see what band(s) are playing.
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I'll be riding out with Mike. Figured we're from the same town going to the same place so just going to ride together. We're taking off in an hour or so from now so I'll see you there Alan.

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I won the Senior Close-Up Contest. Woohoo!

Ron, it was good to see you and Mike at the convention. Besides, you guys needed a guide to the local restaurants. Smile The portions are always bigger than I'm accustom to eating, twice in one day. I was stuffed and left sleepy from all that food, and from the lack of sleep. I'd better stock up on No-Doz, next time.

The convention turned out quite well. And at $25, for those who preregistered, it was a bargain!

I was pleased that Jania Taylor lectured. The business end of magic is often neglected at conventions, and we had a roomful of magicians looking for more ideas on how to get the gigs.
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What a great time! My hat is off to the entire Grand Rapids magic club for putting together a wonderful Michigan Magic Day! It was a fun day and everyone got their money's worth...more than their money's worth!

Mark your calendars now for Michigan Magic Day - April 29 & 30 2011 for Coldwater, Michigan site of the next MMD - at the historic Tibbit's Opera house where such famous folks as Alexander Hermann,John Phillips Sousa, the Barrymores and many other famous celebrities have performed. Already booked with an all new lecture and emceeing our show that night - Gene Anderson! Bookmark http://www.michiganmagicday.com NOW and stay tuned for details!
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Why I performed at the Tibbit's Opera house in Coldwater Mi. just last Summer for a full house of little children.

I wish I was there yesterday to talk to Ron.
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Jaxon
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I had a great time.

I'll share a couple of fun moments. At the night before party we where taking turns giving short performances. To show off my new hearing I turned my back so I couldn't see them and had someone name a number and a color and I repeating them back. Last year the only way I could have done that was to cheat somehow. This time, I just heard what they said. Smile

While in the show room I picked up a coin pale and did a few misers dream moves. When I heard the coin land in the pale I yelled out, "Oh, now I get it." LOL

Anyway, it was such an amazing experience for me to be able to hear the shows and lectures. To be honest I usually feel this urge to get up and leave in the middle of many shows and lectures. Not because of the magician on stage but because when you can't hear what they are saying they can get pretty boring. But now I can hear what they are saying and it's a totally different experience now.

And of course I had a great time just talking to other magicians. I found it much easier to feel involved in it all.

Now I'm looking forward to my next magicians gathering at the Abbott's get together even more.

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Just got an email from Randy Vander Wal, I.B.M. TVP for Michigan. Michigan Magic Day 2010 was a huge success. 117 registrants. The three lectures (Kranzo, Anderson, Taylor) were all very positively received. Dealers terrific; various close-up, evening stage (televised over the hospital closed circuit system), and contest shows all went well. Lots of door prizes given out. Ring 211 now invited back to perform at the host hospital for a future event. But then here's the really cool kicker: A check for $2,000 was presented to the DeVos Children's Hospital from Ring 211 which equaled the "profit" for Michigan Magic Day after all expenses were paid. Wow!- unbelievable. Congrats to MagicBob, Randy, and all the other Ring 211 folks who worked so very hard together on this nice event, much appreciated! And thanks to all who came to GR on that cold and rainy day.
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On 2010-05-09 09:03, Rick Fisher wrote:
What a great time! My hat is off to the entire Grand Rapids magic club for putting together a wonderful Michigan Magic Day! It was a fun day and everyone got their money's worth...more than their money's worth!

Mark your calendars now for Michigan Magic Day - April 29 & 30 2011 for Coldwater, Michigan site of the next MMD - at the historic Tibbit's Opera house where such famous folks as Alexander Hermann,John Phillips Sousa, the Barrymores and many other famous celebrities have performed. Already booked with an all new lecture and emceeing our show that night - Gene Anderson! Bookmark http://www.michiganmagicday.com NOW and stay tuned for details!



If Gene is there.....then why not have me and we'll just do the entire thing again! : )
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