Here's a very quick overview, Rick. I'm sure others will add more depth to individual aspects of the conference:
This year's Magic Collectors' Weekend was held May 16-18 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Among the lecture presentations were Pat Culliton on Houdini in Hollywood, Stephen Forrester on New Discoveries about Reginald Scot, Bill Rauscher on S.S. Adams, Phil Schwartz on Thayer Magic, Terry Wong on Tenyo, David Hira on Ren Clark, David Haversat on Jack Chanin, Jim Matthews on Edward Saint, Dan Barth on Wagon and Tent Show Magic, Tom Ewing on James Wobensmith, and Michael Cannick on interesting people he has encountered as a magic book dealer. Arthur Moses exhibited part of his Houdini collection and Derek Kennedy exhibited his P&L collection. Among those demonstrating "Tricks Old or Seldom Seen" were Lisa Cousins, Stephen Forrester, Bill McIlhany, Walter Graham, Derek Kennedy, and Claude Crowe. This year's event honored Ren Clark and Arthur Emerson. Richard Hatch and his wife Rosemary Kimura performed their "Chamber Magic" -- a blend of music and magic -- for the closing banquet. The Magic Collectors Weekend returns to Chicago for next year's meeting which (I believe) will be May 15-17.