It is time to look at an old time magic convention again that is still fun and not outrageous money to go to leaving more money for the important things....magic.
This year will be the 22nd year for the Battle of Magicians in Canton, Ohio. Top flight acts and lectures and shows that rival any national convention will gather in Canton on May 2-4, 2013
This year Fielding West ( I hope you have been reading his advice in Magic Magazine) will be lecturing and performing. Joe Devlin ( one of the top cruise ship acts in the business) will return with his dynamic illusions for our big headliner show at the Palace Theater. Marty Hahne (Dazzling Magic) will be lecturing and performing with kid show and family oriented magic in mind. Closeup will have British flavor with Chris Payne and Mark Leveridge. Daryl (Mr. Fooler Dooler) will be back to lecture and entertain as only Daryl can do. Nathan Kranzo will bring some new twists and ideas to the table for you. George Saterial will perform his award winning dove act and lecture . And a big special guest, Nick Lewin will present his Billy McComb lecture that has been very rarely seen highlighting his relationship and mentoring from the much loved Billy McComb.
There are six super lectures, close-up show, Friday night show, $1601 in stage and closeup contest monies, dealers, a big headliner show in a restored 1927 vaudeville house with lots of real people watching the show (not just magicians who never react or clap!), and big free after show party in the hotel for registrants with a hot buffet.
Hotel for the convention is the Canton Courtyard Marriott (yes, you can earn and use your Marriott rewards points) with a shuttle to the Akron Canton Airport (check with the hotel on this one). Rooms are $95 with free (yes, free) parking. Lots of good, reasonable food in the area. Tons of stores close for the wives to go shopping while you watch magic.
Registration is still only $95 ( it does go up $10 after April 15th, so mail your taxes and registration before then). Hurry as all seats are reserved for the headliner show.
Here is the link for the website..http://www.battleofmagicians.com/convention.php.
More details will be coming but mark your calender now for the first weekend in May!