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The 33rd Annual Abbott Close Up Convention will be held Friday Evening, March 9th and all day Saturday, March 10th. Bill Abbott and Richard Sanders will be your hosts and stars for this weekend. Price is $85 and includes Saturday Banquet, Friday one trick contest with prizes, and the Costello Castle will be open.

I hope to see you there.

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You can register online for this at the link below

http://abbottmagic.com/2012-Abbotts-33rd......seup.htm

There are only about 25 seats remaining. Always a sellout, last year we sold out over a week before the event.
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As always this should be a FUN time!
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I am sure that most people know what an incredible magician Richard Sanders is. Not only is his magic very good, he is a super entertainer, as well. Check out his website: http://www.thatsimpossible.com/

For those who are not familiar with Bill Abbott, his magic is also very good. He, too, is an excellent entertainer. For your convenience, here's Bill's website: http://www.billabbottmagic.com/

I think Abbott's hit the jackpot with two outstanding performers. If you are anywhere near (or far) you should make an effort to attend. If so, you will have experienced a GREAT weekend.
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Less than twenty seats remaining for this incredible event, I don't have an exact count yet because I am not sure how many were sold at the Abbott booth at the Magi Fest this weekend, but the Colon shop is under twenty at this time.
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Here is the schedule for the upcoming Abbott's Close-Up Convention.

CLOSEUP CONVENTION SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, March 9th

7PM People's Choice one trick contest with $300 in merchandise certificate prizes.

9PM Show featuring Richard Sanders & Bill Abbott in Concert will take place. After the evening event, drive to Costello's Castle, on Palmer Lake, for MAGIC, DRINKS, AND SNACKS.


SATURDAY, March 10th

9AM Wake up with coffee and donuts

10AM Mini Auction

10:30 Bill Abbott Lecture

12 noon...lunch on your own

1:30PM Mini Auction

2PM Richard Sanders Lecture

4:30PM Banquet

6:30PM Saturday Night Gala Show will begin. Once again, after the evening event, drive to Costello's Castle, on Palmer Lake, for MAGIC, DRINKS, AND SNACKS.

You can register at: http://abbottmagic.com/2012-Abbotts-33rd......seup.htm

I'm looking forward to seeing you there.
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Planning the usual stuff at the cottage. All is ready. Looking forward to seeing everyone. This should be a great weekend.
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I stopped in at Abbotts yesterday to see the seating arrangements. With a little creativity (and pushing back the sales counters) Abbotts added a few more seats (we did this last year as well). With this addition, right now, there are 15 seats still available. After that, it will be standing room only.

Last year we sold out about a week prior to the convention (below is the post from last year) so please don't wait till the last minute.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/searc......=6977494
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Menu for the banquet on Saturday (Mar 10) is below.

Salad
Chicken
Pork Roast
Green Beans
Cheesy Potatoes
Coffee, Tea
Dessert
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Only one week left until the convention. Do yourself a favor and register to see two of the best close-up Canadian magicians around. Aaaay!

This promises to be a fun weekend.
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Four seats just became available (a group had to cancel due to a family emergency).

http://abbottmagic.com/2012-Abbotts-33rd......seup.htm
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Can't wait 'til next weekend. Looking forward to debuting a brand new lecture entitled Pack Smart Play Anywhere!
Contains new stuff & re:imagined classics. BTW I will be accepting only cash (no credit cards) for anyone interested in purchasing props, books, etc. after the lecture.

Thanks to Greg at Abbotts and John Luka for making this happen.

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Aaaay! Let me rephrase that.

Do yourself a favor and register to see two of the best close-up magicians ANYWHERE.

See you on Friday.
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If there is room available and you can make it, you will have a great time.
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Forecast is for temperatures in the mid twenties (Friday night) to low fifties (Saturday) and clear skies.

In addition to the incredible talent you will see at the Abbott Closeup Convention here are a couple side notes for people visiting...

Abbotts will have a "Chopping Block" effect on the shelf for the closeup convention that will ship out on Monday (after I get a chance to photograph it and put it on our website). What makes this unusual is that the prop has not been built for 50 years and was resurrected thanks to a thread elsewhere on this forum. The thread was based off of this picture http://www.creepymagic.com/riptricks/1961choppingblock.html

Lots of changes at the Colon park (across the street from Abbotts to the North). Saturday looks to be sunny and 50 degrees so you might want to check out the new walking areas at the park. It should be completely finished before the August Get Together. Also at the park you will find the marker making Colon a Michigan Historical Site (P24712) in honor of Colon & Blackstone.

For the adventurous you might want to drive over to the Colon Cemetery where graves of many famous (and a few not so famous) magicians are interred. Abbotts has maps of the cemetery available so you can locate these graves easily (there is also a map at http://magiccapitol.com/aboutlakeside.html ).

Several good places to eat in Colon along mainstreet (Dawn & Phils, M&M Grill, Curlys, 5 Star Pizza) (less than a block walk from Abbotts). Also be sure to make some time and visit Fab magic which is also located along mainstreet. Rick Fisher has some unique products that you can only get from his shop.

Best of all is the natural beauty of Colon and its lakes.

Have a great time and if you have not registered yet check with Abbotts for availability (269 432 3235).
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Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening. This should be a lot of fun.
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It will be a grand time....and Hank will be there in spirit for sure....HAVE FUN!
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It was AWESOME!

Thanks Bill and Richard.
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It really was awesome.

Bill and Richard did a great job; great performances and great lectures.

Thanks to Gerry Costello for providing a place to hang out complete with food, drink, munchies, and a lot of fun socializing.
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First wave of pics can be found at http://topsmag.com/Newest_Tops/?p=6070
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