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Topic: Metro Magic 2
Message: Posted by: spatrick (Sep 12, 2006 11:45AM)
Greetings All!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the next Metro Magic one day convention will be taking place on November 5th at the Meadowlands Inn in Lyndhurst NJ.


Last years convention rocked and this years promises to do the same. $45 preregisted/$50 at the door. 9AM until 10PM

The lineup of performers is as follows :

Harry Riser
Mickey Silver
Danny Tong
Ron Wohl
Mark Zacharia
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 13, 2006 09:01PM)
In my opinion Mickey Silver alone is worth the price of admission. I'll be there.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Sep 17, 2006 02:16PM)
You'll see me there as well and I'm bringing a fe other with me.
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Sep 17, 2006 04:25PM)

I would love to go, but need to know something... After paying the money to get into the actual convention, do you still have to pay to see the lectures, or is that all included?

Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Sep 17, 2006 07:24PM)
Vinnie, when paying for conventionsm the ticket price includes the lectures, access to the dealers room, and generally performance show at night. It's WELL worth it bud.
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Sep 17, 2006 08:22PM)
Wow! I'd love to come since it's in my neck of the woods, but I won't be in town when Metro Magic 2 happens. Maybe next time then..
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Sep 18, 2006 05:03PM)
Mak, Thanks so much! Sounds great!

But I am going to make sure I call up that number from the website before I send in my money so that I don't get to the convention, and find out that I came all that way to turn around and go back home...

By the way, to anyone who was there last year, I would like to know some basic information on the convention on how the things there work..

-What type of a place is it held at? A hotel lobby, a rented hall of some sort, etc...
-Are there different sections in the convention? (ie. One spot for lectures, one spot for buying effects and stuff, and one stop for just sessioning with people, etc..)
-Can you bring used tricks and DVDs to sell?
-I noticed Mak said something about a performance show at night.. Tell me a little about that please..
-Are there any competitions held in the convention?

Anything else that would help me out so that when I get there, I'm not lost as to what to do would be greatly appreciated!

Message: Posted by: Dave1216 (Sep 20, 2006 08:55AM)
Vinnie -

-It takes place at a hotel. The lectures and shows take place in the conference rooms (same with the dealer rooms.)
-You cannot bring your own stuff to sell. It is not an auction or public swap meet.....
-No competitions
-The "show" is set-up in 3 different rooms. The audience is divided into each room and the performers rotate and perform in each

The entire convention was set up very well last year and everyone had a ball. There was a ton of sharing going on out in the lobby and stuff throughout the day.

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Sep 22, 2006 09:14PM)
Look for me (the guy with the crooked mouth) and I'll show you a rubber band trick, unless Joe Reindfleisch, Vinny Marini, or Vince Mendoza show up then I will be asking them to show both of us a rubber band trick.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Sep 23, 2006 05:56PM)

HAH! Oh, I'll be sure to keep my eye out for ya! And I think Vince is going to this too, so I guess were both in for a treat...

Message: Posted by: spatrick (Sep 24, 2006 08:33AM)
Everyone here is forgetting the best part of this convention.

The ENORMOUS portions of food over in Harolds New York Deli!

Bring your appetite!!

S. Patrick
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Oct 23, 2006 07:38AM)
Gentleman....just a reminder! Metro Magic3 is just under 2 weeks away! I look forward to seeing you all there!
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 23, 2006 11:20AM)
Where can I register for 3? I hope it's not on the same day as 2.

Will you be there?
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 23, 2006 11:38AM)
I can't possibly make it to MM3 because I've already purchased tickets for MM2 which seems to be happening on the same day.

Yesterday Vinny told me he had a prior commitment, and was not coming.

I look forward to meeting you Jonathan I have debated with you often, and this convention will give you the opportunity to buy me lunch. I have heard from very reliable sources that Mickey Silver should not be missed, So see you in two weeks.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (Oct 23, 2006 11:49AM)
Looks like where going to have a great time. I can't wait to catch up to old friends and meet new ones...
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Oct 23, 2006 12:01PM)
Listen here you smartasses....the 2 is right next to the 3...and I got right when saying it's only 2 weeks away. Keep it up and we'll have to have duel. 10 paces, turn, Bertram change and throw. It'll be bloody.

I'm not to worried about Jonathan though...we met a SAMCON(or NEMCON, one of em) and he only tried to beat me up twice.

BTW...I'll be contacting the Dealers there, same as I did for SAMCON, to sell the prints of my 4 Aces portrait. Keep an eye for them, I'll also donate one to the raffles.

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 23, 2006 02:52PM)
If you are going to get tough I'll have to wear a disguise, unless you want to buy me lunch. I don't think you can say smartasses here at the magic Café?
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 23, 2006 03:07PM)
Cool! no asterisks either. Do we still asterisked when trying to type (a n a l o g y) ?? let's find out: ****ogy. click

Now what's all this about buying lunch?

Nice artwork Mike. Charcoal?
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Oct 23, 2006 04:22PM)
Yes, Unfortunetly I cant make it. =[

But I wont miss it next year for the world!

And Mak, VERY NICE WORK!! I'd definetly buy one.. Check your Inbox. ;-)

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 23, 2006 04:31PM)
Any friend of Santa is a friend of mine.
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Oct 23, 2006 04:53PM)
Hahha.. I have a feeling that if we ever cross paths, that's the first thing you'll say..

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 23, 2006 05:17PM)
I know absolutely nothing about Eugene Burger. Maybe no one has ever told you, but among rubber band magicians Vince Mendoza is number one. What you really need is an avatar with you, and Vince on it, and forget about this Eugene guy, who looks tooooo much like Dr. Andrew Weil.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Vinnie Laraway (Oct 23, 2006 05:33PM)
Are you serious? You have never heard of Eugene Burger? =O

Well, I guess it's a pleasure to have Vince in my SAM ring, eh? Yeah, very nice guy, and his magic is beautiful! Although I have never seen his rubber band work. :-/

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 23, 2006 06:02PM)
Look him up http://www.magicvideodepot.com
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Oct 23, 2006 08:34PM)
Lol Wow, I can't believe it didn't *asterisk* it...wouldn't have said it if I knew it wouldn't do that. One thing I don't want is one of those creepy grammer guys chasing me.

Yes they are available for sale from me, there have been only and will only be 50 printed. I have ABOUT 25 left. PM me for details, I'm not sure it's OK to put that stuff on the site. Those grammer freaks might tell Steve :).

Jonathan, it's charcoal and and a varying range of drawing pencils, 2h-6b.

And I dunno about lunch, but if you buy one of my pictures at the convention (They'll be a Bob Solaris booth OR before directly from me) then I WILL buy you a beer!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Oct 23, 2006 09:18PM)

Why didn't you tell me about this? Now I'm booked in Kentucky at a state park too far away to make it.

Will there be an next year? Would they allow me to come then?

(When is the statute of limitations up?)

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 24, 2006 06:52AM)
I go for the lecturers, and if you're going to be there it is enough incentive to make me drive the 100 miles to meet you there next year. I'll even buy you lunch old man.
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Nov 4, 2006 06:59AM)
Yay, it's tomorrow. I haven't been to convention in a while...this should be fun! See ya there guys.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 5, 2006 05:33AM)
Good morning.
About to get moving and off to NJ

see you folks there

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Nov 5, 2006 07:48PM)
Just back,
Hope the rest of the attendees had a great time too
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Nov 6, 2006 06:41AM)
The reason why I went was to see Mickey Silver in action, and I was not disappointed. I have never seen a coin magician as exciting as Mickey. He gave everybody a FREE DVD, and I can't wait to see it.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Nov 6, 2006 08:24AM)
All I can say is WOW to Mickey Silver. If you get an opportunity to see him perform for 2 minutes...go. He alone was worth the price of the lecture. All the lecturers did great...the performances were wonderfull as well. It was great to meet Al (good burger), EricGodHandz, and see Senior Townsend again. I'll be back next year for sure!
Message: Posted by: Paul (Nov 6, 2006 10:39AM)
Enjoyable convention like last year. I missed all the lectures other than a couple of minutes of one (if I'd watched them it would have been pointless having a stand) but nice to meet and chat with Dan Tong and Jonathan Townsend, sign some of Mike's expensive cards, Joe Reindfleish introduced himself as I was going past but we didn't get chance to really chat (though I watched from a distance a nice coin effect of Joe's.) And of course the chance to chat with established friends we don't see too often is always good.

Metro Magic has a really good atmosphere to it, a very friendly convention and if you didn't attend you should make every effort to catch the next one. The organisers do a great job and I hope this convention has a long lifespan.

Message: Posted by: Mark Zacharia (Nov 6, 2006 07:03PM)
The buzz in the lobby was great at Metro Magic! I was one of the lecturers this year and everyone was so gracious with their praise for the convention. Bob Solari, Bill Wisch and Carl Bajor really know how to host an intimate, professional full-day event. Thanks to all of you who bought lecture notes: your kind words about the practicality and thinking behind the work was very gratifying. Respectfully, Mark Zacharia <mark@youwillbelieveinmagic.com>.
Message: Posted by: Dave1216 (Nov 6, 2006 10:39PM)
Another great year at Metro Magic 2. The lectures were fantastic. Mark Zacharia gave some great advice for the real working professional. If anyone is interested in some great lecture notes, pick his up.

Mickey Silver did some of the most amazing coin work I have ever seen. It was the closest thing I have ever seen to real magic. And he gave out FREE DVD's to everyone.

Can't wait until next year