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Topic: Convention on Magic History
Message: Posted by: evanthx (Oct 11, 2004 07:18AM)
Does anyone know about the Convention on Magic History? I read about it periodically in magazines but I don't really see a web site or know when the next one is being held. Is it open to the public? And when is the next one being held?

Thanks for any information!
Message: Posted by: gfajuri (Oct 11, 2004 02:52PM)

There is no web site you can visit, unfortunately. The Magic Collectors' Association holds a convention every year, usually in Chicago. In 2005, however, the MCA convention will be held in Las Vegas. If you would like to join the MCA, contact David Meyer at magic.collectors.assoc@worldnet.att.net. All members are welcome to attend the convention, and membership (which includes a subscription to a wonderful quarterly magazine, "Magicol") only costs $25! WELL worth it.

The Los Angeles Conference on Magic History is held every other year, and attendance is on an invitation-only basis. The Conference is run by Jim Steinmeyer. Sorry I can't provide more info on this one.


Gabe Fajuri
Message: Posted by: Kevin Connolly (Oct 11, 2004 03:50PM)
If you collect magic or like it's history, then you have to join Magicol. Gabe is right on target.
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 11, 2004 07:36PM)
By all means join Magicol, I think you will find it worth your time.
Message: Posted by: evanthx (Oct 13, 2004 03:02PM)
Thanks for the advice - I hadn't heard of Magicol. I'll join that, I'm quite curious about it!

Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 13, 2004 09:12PM)
Feel free to contact me if you want to talk about history stuff. It needs to be continued on.
Message: Posted by: Terry Harris (Jan 21, 2005 11:18AM)
I write an article in each issue of Magicol, called what is it? You can submit a photo of a piece of magic you possess and the members will fill in the missing pieces. that might be worth the small investment of just $25.00 per year. The magazine carries many, many interesting articles--Terry Harris
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jan 21, 2005 05:00PM)
It may be difficult to get in to the Collector's Weekend at this late date. The registration for this one is limited.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jan 24, 2005 12:55AM)
I believe on or about 5 June, In paris, there is going to be a HUGE Collector's Convention. Do a google search for "georges proust" (without the " marks) and I think you will find it.
Message: Posted by: Kevin Connolly (Jan 24, 2005 05:46PM)
As of last week, there were 22 registrations left out of 250. You'll have to act fast.

Good Luck,
Message: Posted by: Michael Dustman (May 10, 2005 09:44AM)
Is there another way to contact Mr. Meyer? I have tried e-mailing him at the address above and it keeps getting bounced back saying the address is temporarily suspended.

Appreciate any insight.

Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (May 10, 2005 11:44AM)
Call Magic Inc.

They have everyone phone #.

I have his # but am not sure
where its at this moment.
Message: Posted by: Clay Shevlin (May 10, 2005 06:12PM)
I think the working e-mail address for the MCA is magic.collectors@sbcglobal.net. I know Mr. Meyer is busy but I'm sure he'll find the time to respond to serious membership inquiries. Clay
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (May 13, 2005 12:31AM)
You need to delete the period at the end of the e-mail address.