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Blackstone Sr. & Richard Tanis Stars Colon Walk of Fame

We are pleased to announce two additional stars on our Colon Michigan Walk of Fame which now gives us 8. Coming soon - Richard Tanis and Harry Blackstone Sr. Other stars include: Percy Abbott,Wilma Rench, Bill Watson, Monk Watson,Neil Foster & Carl Karl. This project has taken off quite well and...
by rickfishercolon
03/24/13 03:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackstone Sr. & Richard Tanis Stars Colon Walk of Fame
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Re: Fire in Colon

This past Friday, literally minutes before the Colon fire, I was contacted by ITC Group. These folks are a part of large electrical co-op here in Michigan. Colon has been selected to be the location for a live remote/on air program hosted by Paul W. Smith of WJR Radio in Detroit! They will be settin...
by rickfishercolon
03/12/13 09:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire in Colon
Replies: 3
Views: 347

10th MagiCelebration Colon Michigan

We (FAB Magic Company) are celebrating our 10th anniversary July 31-August 3rd here in Colon Michigan - with 4 stage shows,close up show, 6 lectures, youth stage competition, dealers, worlds largest magic flea market and so much more! Cost is only $125.00 all inclusive for adults, $75 for youth 17 a...
by rickfishercolon
03/10/13 10:37 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 10th MagiCelebration Colon Michigan
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Re: Fire in Colon

Everyone is okay..no injuries but we did lose three of our long time businesses - Curly's/Papa Mancinos, Five Star Pizza & the Prudential Building on the corner of Blackstone Ave and State Street. Five Star building may be saved - but the other two buildings are a total loss. Here in Colon we ba...
by rickfishercolon
03/10/13 10:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire in Colon
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Colon & Marshall Michigan on PBS TV

We (FAB Magic) had the good fortune of hosting this tv event for "Under The Radar" last August. The episode with Colon & Marshall Michigan as "Twin Magic Towns" started airing today. Great publicity for both Marshall Museum of Magic and Colon, Michigan - the magic capital of ...
by rickfishercolon
01/05/13 10:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Colon & Marshall Michigan on PBS TV
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Youth Essay Contest & Youth Stage Contest MagiCelebration, Colon,Michigan

FAB Magic is proud to announce two great contests. We are giving away 50 full registrations to MagiCelebration, July 31-August 3rd in Colon, Michigan, for youth 17 & Under and 50 full registrations to accompanying Adult for a total of 100 registrations! In order to be considered we ask that you ...
by rickfishercolon
01/01/13 06:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Youth Essay Contest & Youth Stage Contest MagiCelebration, Colon,Michigan
Replies: 0
Views: 110

10th Annual MagiCelebration Summer 2013 - Stellar Lineup

We just added Charlie Frye & Company to our already stellar line up at our 10th Anniversary MagiCelebration July 31 - August 3rd here in Colon Michigan. Add Losander, Joe Devlin & Company, Kozmo, Bobby Maverick, Baffling Bill, Aaron Balcom,The Zodiacs,Norm Barnhart, Normondo, Dick Stoner,Syl...
by rickfishercolon
11/04/12 09:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 10th Annual MagiCelebration Summer 2013 - Stellar Lineup
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Joshua Jay/Tom Craven - FAB Magic Daze Oct. 26 & 27 - Colon, Michigan

Two great performers and two great days of magic! 6th Annual Magic Daze here at FAB Magic in Colon, Michigan Starring Joshua Jay & Tom Crave. Cost is only 40.00 and that includes the nite before party on October 26th. We still have seats available - <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www...
by rickfishercolon
09/14/12 08:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joshua Jay/Tom Craven - FAB Magic Daze Oct. 26 & 27 - Colon, Michigan
Replies: 0
Views: 148

WILMA RENCH DAY AUGUST 4TH AT FAB MAGIC, COLON,MICHIGAN

Come celebrate with us on Saturday, August 4th at FAB Magic Shop between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm to honor one of magic's greatest treasures - Wilma Rench! She will be signing her Tribute To Magicians CD and signing autographs. For nearly five decades Wilma Rench has captivated audience's with her beautif...
by rickfishercolon
07/18/12 09:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WILMA RENCH DAY AUGUST 4TH AT FAB MAGIC, COLON,MICHIGAN
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Re: Quality multiplying wands

We own the rights to Bev Bergeron's Multiplying Wand - the original version - these don't nest as in other versions and they are made here in Colon and don't break! :)
by rickfishercolon
06/09/12 11:03 AM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Quality multiplying wands
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Magic Walk of Fame In Colon Is Now Reality!

Quite the contrary. We are initiating the Walk of Fame to honor those who have made significant contributions to the art of magic in Colon. We do have a criteria and our DDA board will make determination by the application if they can have a star. Money is NOT the object here...you have missed the p...
by rickfishercolon
06/08/12 10:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Walk of Fame In Colon Is Now Reality!
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Magic Walk of Fame In Colon Is Now Reality!

We are pleased to announce our Magic Walk of Fame Stars is now a reality! Three stars have been sold and will be installed before magic week...You can read the story here just published by The Sturgis Journal... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.sturgisjournal.com/community/colon/x49229...
by rickfishercolon
06/05/12 07:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Walk of Fame In Colon Is Now Reality!
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: BLATANT RIP-OFF

I have to agree with Richard here. When is enough enough? We build all of our magic in house here in Colon and employ local folks and pay a fair wage. The China ripoffs are aplenty. I would like to have $100 for every set of Bev Bergeron Multiplying Wands out there. We still make them here in our st...
by rickfishercolon
06/05/12 07:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BLATANT RIP-OFF
Replies: 121
Views: 9166

National Magic, Demon+ Rare Effects

Just picked up a 60 year estate full of great old stuff. Meteor Card Gun, old Tannen,Abbott's, National magic,etc...

anyone looking for obscure items should check them out here
www.fabmagic.com
by rickfishercolon
05/05/12 10:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: National Magic, Demon+ Rare Effects
Replies: 1
Views: 232

BE A STAR IN THE MAGIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!

Can YOU imagine a star with YOUR name on it permanently installed in the sidewalks of Colon, Michigan - The Magic Capital Of The World? Yes, it could be a possibility - a real one - I have received permission to begin preliminary investigation from the village council of Colon, Michigan to have our ...
by rickfishercolon
04/14/12 09:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BE A STAR IN THE MAGIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Hank Lee

This is not only a sad time for Hank Lee but for magic and magic dealers everywhere. In an era on 'online' only purchases it has made it tough for magic dealers to survive let alone thrive. This has given the magic industry a bit of a black eye but one that will eventually heal. It is a lesson to no...
by rickfishercolon
04/02/12 08:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 69431

$2,000 Close Up Magic Challenge - Colon, Michigan 2012

Announcing ... 1s Annual Close Up Magic Challenge - Thursday August 2 & Friday August 3 - 2012 during magic week here in Colon in association with our 9th Annual MagiCelebration Two divisions - Senior & Junior Each division will have a $1,000 payout! 1st place prize = $500 cash 2nd place pri...
by rickfishercolon
12/22/11 10:09 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: $2,000 Close Up Magic Challenge - Colon, Michigan 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 168

ADVANCE - New Gospel Magic Convention 2012 - Coldwater, Michigan

I am very pleased to announce the formation of a NEW Gospel Magic Convention for October 5th & 6th at the historic Tibbit's Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan. ADVANCE is a two day function designed especially for the Gospel magician with two full stage shows Friday and Saturday night. The Lafli...
by rickfishercolon
10/25/11 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ADVANCE - New Gospel Magic Convention 2012 - Coldwater, Michigan
Replies: 2
Views: 163

3rd Annual Colon Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Busking Competition

For the third year in a row the Colon Michigan Chamber of Commerce is proud to host our Busking Competiton! No entry fee! Here are the details....hope you can join us and win some CASH! <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.colonmichiganmagic.com/Busking_Competition.html">http://www.colonmi...
by rickfishercolon
07/10/11 12:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3rd Annual Colon Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Busking Competition
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Michigan Magic Day 2011 & MagiCelebration

The Colon Mystics are sponsoring Michigan Magic Day April 29 & 30th in Coldwater, Michigan at the historice Tibbit's Opera House. Featuring: Dirk Losander, Duane & Mary Laflin, Gene Anderson, Rick Fisher & Alan Smola. Two lectures, close up show, contests, dealers, evening show all for o...
by rickfishercolon
11/28/10 10:54 AM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Michigan Magic Day 2011 & MagiCelebration
Replies: 0
Views: 284

Colon, Michigan History website

We have just assembled a new website devoted to the history of Colon, Michigan and the wonderful folks who have made us the Magic Capital Of The World! We have uncovered hundreds of never before seen photos of magicians - i.e Blackstone, Abbott, Thurston and many more...we hope you enjoy. Updates da...
by rickfishercolon
10/07/10 09:19 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Colon, Michigan History website
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Roy Huston Estate Auction - Bill Neff collectibles & More!

We are proud to announce in November we will be hosting what some are saying THE "auction event of the decade". FAB Magic Company will be auctioning off the entire Huston estate - #2 - which includes some very rare items including the Bill Neff ghost tables, Neff Guillotine, Scenery and hi...
by rickfishercolon
07/29/10 07:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Huston Estate Auction - Bill Neff collectibles & More!
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Percy Abbott Day Declared In State of Michigan!

It is now official! The state of Michigan and Honorable Governor Jennifer Granholm have issued a Certificate of Tribute that proclaims Friday, August 6th - Percy Abbott Day! The proclamation will be on display in the FAB Magic Shop for all to see. A proud day for the Abbott family! Come and see Syd ...
by rickfishercolon
07/18/10 11:27 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Percy Abbott Day Declared In State of Michigan!
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Re: Magic Festival puts Colon on the map

For the record the above story is not true. Recil Bordner did not start the Abbott Company nor did he start the get-togethers. Yes, he was intregral part of the company but the business was my dads - Abbott Magic Company. Come to Colon and meet me at FAB Magic and I will tell you the whole TRUE stor...
by rickfishercolon
07/10/10 10:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Festival puts Colon on the map
Replies: 3
Views: 295

MagiCelebration 2010

For those of you who haven't made arrangements for a great magic convention - please mark your calendar for August 4-7th. It's the only FREE Magic gathering on the planet starring Devin Knight and Kozmo! There is a busking competition as well with prize money totaling $950.00 and there is NO registr...
by rickfishercolon
07/09/10 09:16 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagiCelebration 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 81

New FAB Magic Store Locations - Resumes now being accepted

FAB Magic, headquartered in Colon, Michigan, is in the process of adding three new branch stores - Dallas, Texas; Prescott Valley, Arizona & Indianapolis, Indiana - slated for opening spring 2011. We are now accepting applications/resumes for part time help at each of these new venues. Requireme...
by rickfishercolon
07/09/10 09:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New FAB Magic Store Locations - Resumes now being accepted
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Re: Percy Abbott: Magical Years

While you are here in Colon during magic week please stop in say hello to our newest demonstrator - Sydney Abbott - Percy's son :)

He has lots of great stories and memories and would love to share them with you!
by rickfishercolon
07/09/10 09:01 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Percy Abbott: Magical Years
Replies: 2
Views: 551

New Lamps For Old!

We are now accepting trade-ins for new magic! We move lots of used magic here at FAB Magic and now here is your opportunity to get that item you have always wanted! Simply email us a list of your items and as many pics as you can send. We will then give you a $$ amount we are willing to exchange for...
by rickfishercolon
05/19/10 08:30 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Lamps For Old!
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Re: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?

Just an FYI - we are still planning on opening branches of FAB - Indianapolis is at the top of our list. Other branches to follow: Sites we are looking at, Phoenix and Dallas. They say I am crazy to open shops in this economic environment of ours but I believe there is real potential here...stay tun...
by rickfishercolon
05/14/10 07:23 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4137

Re: Percy Abbott: Magical Years

The book is now at the publisher. Several of you have emailed me about the availability. We are now reserving copies as this will be a limited run book. Available August 2nd and only $29.95 + s/h

It was a labor of love :)
by rickfishercolon
04/28/10 12:24 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Percy Abbott: Magical Years
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Jerry Conklin

Tonite Jerry is fighting for his life. I spent part of the day with Jerry and his wonderful family at the Laurels in Coldwater, Michigan. Before I left, I said my goodbye's and asked him if there was anything I could do for him - He replied, "Keep the magic in Colon alive". We will my frie...
by rickfishercolon
03/01/10 11:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Conklin
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Re: Roy Huston Auction During Magic Week in Colon Michigan

Update: Roy's wife Yuka was here this weekend and we finalized plans for the auction. I am getting several emails regarding details. The items will NOT be available for bidding on the internet eg. ebay,our website,etc. You MUST be here in person to bid on these items. We will take all forms of credi...
by rickfishercolon
02/22/10 11:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Huston Auction During Magic Week in Colon Michigan
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Percy Abbott: Magical Years

FAB Magic's new book, "PERCY ABBOTT: MAGICAL YEARS" will be offered during magic week here in Colon August 4-7th. Friday, August 6th is Percy Abbott day and Syd Abbott, Percy's son, will be here to sign the book. We will be taking preorders within the next few weeks and you can add your na...
by rickfishercolon
02/21/10 01:13 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Percy Abbott: Magical Years
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Roy Huston Auction During Magic Week in Colon Michigan

For the past 7 years FAB Magic has hosted the annual MAD,MAD,MAD Auction during Magic Week here in Colon. This year we are very pleased to announce that on Friday, August 6th we will not only be auctioning various other pieces from our attendees but a big collection from the ROY HUSTON estate will b...
by rickfishercolon
02/19/10 09:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Huston Auction During Magic Week in Colon Michigan
Replies: 1
Views: 474

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