SEAM 2006 in Planning Stages for Birmingham, Ala.

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SEAM 2006 in Planning Stages for Birmingham, Ala.

Postby Guest » October 6th, 2005, 9:02 pm

SEAM for 2006 is in the planning stages for Birmingham, Alabama. The current dates are August 3-5, 2006. Ring 35 is the Birmingham Ring.

Bet you didn't know that it is also called the Magic City Magic Club and Birmingham is also called the Magic City.

Ring 35 hosted SEAM in Birmingham before in 1949, 1961, 1966 and 1974.

As more information developes please keep us posted. Michael Baker is the contact.

His email is:

It should be a great one! See you there.

Bob Sanders
Magic by Sander


Re: SEAM 2006 in Planning Stages for Birmingham, Ala.

Postby Guest » April 3rd, 2006, 5:25 am

At last! Some lodging news and more in the mail out from Michael Baker.

"Hello magicians!

I would like to personally invite each and every one of you to attend SEAM 2006, August 3-5, at the Hilton Perimeter Park South Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama! This year, the convention is bigger and better than ever!

The Southeastern Association of Magicians Convention Committee for 2006 is really excited about all that's in store, and is sure that you will find this to be one of the best regional conventions around! We have an excellent schedule of events planned, including:

* Stage & close-up shows
* Dealers
* Contests
* Lectures & workshops
* Raffles & some other fun surprises.

The convention is actually larger this year. We have expanded SEAM 2006 to 2 1/2 days, with events beginning as early as 3:00 PM on Thursday. We currently have over a dozen acts booked, including:

* Justin Miller
* Joseph Young
* David Ginn
* Eric Evans
* Christian Compton
* Paul Sponaugle
* Bill Pitts
* Justin David
* Bruce Walstad
* Ruth Pitts
* Darrell Osborn
* Bob Sanders
* Dakota Rose
*Jamie Sellers

We have 7 Lecture/Workshop/Seminars planned, covering everything including, innovative close-up, stand-up, kids' magic, ropes, crooked carnival games & cons, magic collecting, and a few things even I don't know about yet! We are even working on adding a separate private workshop with Eric Evans for Sunday morning.

We have no less than half a dozen dealers, a dealer's show, and contests for stage (adult and youth) and close-up. There are two big stage shows, and one close-up show. We are having a late night open mic session after the Thursday evening lecture, and several raffles, including a couple of pristine vintage John Calvert Magic Sets! There are also a couple of surprises that we have not announced!

The Hilton Perimeter Park Hotel is offering a special SEAM rate of only $85.00 single or double, if you reserve your room by July 15th!

The hotel is located in one of Birmingham's best areas for restaurants and shopping, with very easy interstate access. Birmingham has many area attractions, so this is a great convention to bring your family to... even if they don't want to see all the magic! The Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau is working closely with us to supply information to all the registrants about all that Birmingham has to offer!

We are an easy drive for anyone in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and of course, Alabama! Of course, that doesn't mean we are restricted to people only in those states! Anyone, from anywhere is welcome to attend, and we'd love to have you!

You'll find great incentive packages for early registration! Register early (by June 1st) and you will get the lowest rate of $75.00. Plus, you will get FREE REGISTRATION for your spouse or one youth!! These combined perks will give you a savings of $60.00!! That's huge!! Plus you get free chances in the drawings for the John Calvert Magic Sets! The registrations are already coming in. You'll want to get in early for the best deal!

Check the website, for more information, hotel contacts and rates, registration forms that you can download, and contest rules & entry forms. Mail out flyers will be available to those who need them, and a package will be sent to all area Rings and magic clubs.

Feel free to contact anyone on the Convention Committee listed below, if you have any questions. We are here to help! SEAM 2006 is bigger and better than ever! See you here in Birmingham this August!

Best Regards,



SEAM 2006 contacts:


Michael Baker - Convention Chairman
2711 6th Street NE
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 854-9193

Ben Jackson - Registrations
25 Ridge Drive
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 879-6122

Bill Rosenblum - Contests
2690 Altadena Road
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 969-2254


Re: SEAM 2006 in Planning Stages for Birmingham, Ala.

Postby Guest » June 26th, 2006, 2:35 pm

They have released the schedule of events:
Event Schedule For Thursday August 3

12:00 Noon Dealer Gallery Set-up
(Inverness Room)

3:00 pm 4:30 pm Rope Magic Workshop
David Ginn (Jefferson 1 & 2) (this event is limited to first 50)

4:30 pm 7:30 pm Dinner Break (on your own)

7:30 pm 9:00 pm Magic Collecting
A seminar by Bill Pitts (Jefferson 1 & 2)

9:15 pm 10:30 pm Open Mic Stage ** (Jefferson 1 & 2)

Dealer Gallery Hours on Thursday (Inverness Room)
3:00 pm 5:00 pm
7:00 pm 11:00 pm

Registration Desk Open on Thursday
3:00 pm 5:00 pm
7:00 pm 9:00 pm

** Open Mic Stage is open to any participant wishing to perform, but openings may be limited to availability. To guarantee yourself a slot, contact Michael Baker. Performance order will be by random drawing before the show begins. There will be no set up time per se. Just like a comedy club, you should be ready to hit the stage and begin performing when you are called.

Only a stage and microphone on a stand will be provided. Time limit is strictly set at a maximum of 10 minutes per act. You will be given a two-minute warning to wrap up. At the end of ten minutes, the microphone is shut off whether the act is finished, or not again, just like a comedy club!

All acts must be presented in good taste (family show). In appropriate material will be cause for immediate stopping of the act, at the discretion of the convention staff.
Event Schedule For Friday August 4

8:00 am - 8:30 am Close-up Contestant Meeting
(Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

8:30 am - 10:00 am Crash Course on Kidshows
A lecture by David Ginn (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

10:00 am 11:30 am Close-up Contest
(Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Cons, Scams & Crooked Carnival Games
A lecture by Bruce Walstad (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm The Secret Art of Magic
The Eric Evans Lecture (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Dealer Show (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner Break (on your own)

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Magic in the Magic City Show
Public Show at the Hilton Ballroom (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

9:45 pm - 10:30 pm Stage Contestant Meeting
(Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

10:30 pm - midnight Puzzling Magic with a Twist
A lecture by Joseph Young (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

Dealer Gallery Hours on Friday (Inverness Room)
9:00 am 12:00 noon
1:30 pm 5:00 pm
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Registration Desk Open on Friday
8:00 am 12:00 noon
1:00 pm 5:00 pm

Hospitality Suite (Colonade Suite Room 209) open variable times
Event Schedule For Saturday August 5

8:00 am - 8:45 am SEAM Meeting
(Colonade Suite Room 209)

8:00 am - 10:00 am Stage Contest
Adults followed by Youth (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

10:15 am - 11:45 am Standing Up & Sitting Down
A lecture by Justin Miller (Jefferson 1&2; Cahaba 1&2)

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Close-up Show

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Various Special Events at locations to be announced

Raffle drawing announcements
Broken Perch Ceremony for Matilda
(certified by Guinness as the worlds oldest chicken)
A special performance event that you wont want to miss! (Heres a hint Its a secret!!)

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner Break (on your own)

8:00 pm 9:30 pm Stars of Magic at The Grand
Public Show at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center

Dealer Gallery Hours on Saturday (Inverness Room)
9:00am 12:00 noon
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
10:00 pm - midnight

Registration Desk Open on Saturday
9:00 am 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hospitality Suite (Colonade Suite Room 209) open variable times

Evening Show Program for Friday

Hilton Ballroom

Bill Pitts (Master of Ceremonies)
Justin David
Darrell Osborn
Christian Compton
David Ginn

Close-up Show

Jamie Sellers
Joseph Young
Paul Sponaugle
Eric Evans

Evening Show Program for Saturday

Cahaba Grand Conference Center

Bob Sanders (MC)
Joseph Young
*stage contest winner*
Dakota Rose
Bill and Ruth Pitts

Please note: SEAM 2006 schedule is subject to change


Re: SEAM 2006 in Planning Stages for Birmingham, Ala.

Postby Guest » July 14th, 2006, 3:18 am

Just a note about Hilton rates for the SEAM 2006 Convention: July 15th is the last day to get convention rates for the room. I understand that the difference is about $25/night.

This is going to be a very good one!



Re: SEAM 2006 in Planning Stages for Birmingham, Ala.

Postby Guest » December 22nd, 2007, 6:21 pm

Things are getting set for the SEAM 2008 in Atlanta.

We are looking forward to another great one!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander

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