Okay, folks, the biggest convention of 2014 is going to be the combined IBM/SAM convention in St. Louis. The last combined convention drew 1900 people--the largest convention ever in the USA.
This time the theater seat limit is 1400, so I would suggest that you take advantage of this early registration offer not only to save money, but to make sure you GET IN! See below for the press release:
I.B.M.and S.A.M. ANNOUNCE REGISTRATION FOR
BLOCKBUSTER 2014 COMBINED CONVENTION
The worlds two largest magic organizations will hold a combined convention in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 1-5, 2014. The convention will draw amateur and professional magic enthusiasts from every corner of the world and attendance will be limited to 1400 registrants.
Featured during the five day event will be the FISM North American Championships of Magic in close-up and stage with winners having the opportunity to compete in the FISM 2015 World Championships of Magic in Rimini, Italy. Competitors will also be competing in stage and close-up magic for I.B.M. and S.A.M., as well as the IBM/SAM Champion of Magic selected by Peoples Choice. Cash prizes and performing contracts for winners could exceed $20,000.
Beginning February 1st, for a period of 28 days, those who plan to attend will have the opportunity to register for the convention at an all-inclusive price of $295. Register on-line and by mail. No telephone registrations will be accepted. At the end of February, registration will close until July 2013 when the registration price will be $395.
New for the 2014 Combined Convention will be a special two day event, the Lance Burton Young Magicians Seminar, for magicians between the ages of 7 and 19. Young magicians under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (parent, relative or guardian) who is registered for the 2014 Combined Convention.
Registration information and forms, contest information and forms and a preliminary schedule overview can be found on the convention website www.ibmsam.com