Some great upcoming conventions….
I am writing this column in my magic loft surrounded with books, boxes, DVDs, tricks, posters and stacks of other items packaged to go to the PCAM Convention in Burbank early on Thursday morning. There also seems to be enough food and drink to host 3 or 4 cocktail parties! I think we will have fun….
The PCAM (Pacific Coast Association of Magicians) is celebrating 80 years of presenting their convention. I am particularly happy to be launching our new magical product line there. The very first convention magic convention I was ever hired to lecture/perform at was the PCAM in the mid-seventies. This year I will be limiting my performances to a 10-minute Dealers Show on Thursday night. However I haven’t quite eliminated the idea of doing something weird or wonderful during the open mic night on Friday—It has been quite a few decades since I took part in an open mic occasion and it might be a bunch of fun to do something that no one might expect!
Being present at the PCAM Convention in Los Angeles also gives me the perfect reason to be in LA, play hooky for an evening, and catch Bob Dylan in his Americanarama Summer Tour. I am excited to be attending the concert with my youngest daughter Katrina, who has been attending Dylan concerts with me throughout her entire life!
I like PCAM’s decision to allow magicians to buy admission to most of the days, events and shows on an individual basis. They have an amazing line-up of talent including Max Maven, David Regal, Shawn Farquhar, Ice McDonald, Howard Hamburg, Rob Zabrecky, Paul Green, Andrew Goldenhersh, David Gabbay and Tim Mannix. The convention runs from August 1st-4th and if you want more details go to http://pcam2013.com for full details.
I am also looking forward to the rush of International magicians and excitement that Magic Live will bring to my hometown of Las Vegas from August 11th-14th. Stan Allen always does a great job with his convention and it is always a ‘book your registration early’ event, this year will be no exception. Full schedule and details of ‘Magic Live 2013’ can be found at http://www.magicmagazine.com/live/schedule.php
Looking ahead a few months I will be lecturing, performing and bringing my magic product line to a couple of other great conventions in the fall. The first will be at the ‘3 of Clubs Convention’ in beautiful Vancouver November 8th-10th. If you want details about the convention then check them out online at http://www.ibmring92.com/tri-city-convention/
I have many good magical friends in the Tri-City area and was delighted to be able to reschedule the convention after missing it last year when I was trapped at sea during ‘Superstorm Sandy.’ This year I’m hoping to catch up with my cohort, colleague and buddy Paul Romhany who now resides in Vancouver.
In October I am featured at the MAES (Magicians Alliance of Eastern States) Convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on the 4th – 5th. This should be another great convention and I am looking forward to it very much. Full details can be found at http://www.maesonline.org
If you are attending any of these conventions please come up and say ‘Hi,’ it is always a real pleasure to meet up with some of my readers and get to meet them in person. One of the thrills of my semi-retirement as a professional performer is getting to add magic conventions to my schedule, and they are proving very successful and also a blast to perform.
I am currently locking in lecture and workshop dates for 2014 and if you are looking for a featured performer at your next event then let me know and we can check schedules…
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