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Ed Hutchison
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Having been one for more than a decade, I have a soft spot in my heart for magic dealers. I would have needed a soft spot in my head, though, to have gone into the business with the idea that I was going to get rich. Don't misunderstand, I felt very adequately rewarded for the time I invested, but most of those benefits were of a psychic nature.

I just returned from the Smoky Mountains where I witnessed several great acts. I have written a review elsewhere on this forum and was lavish in my praise of both the performers and the convention organizers. However, as much as I enjoy a good show, the real appeal in any convention--at least for me--is the chance to see what the dealers are offering. They are the unsung heroes of every convention.

I know that things change and the advent of the Internet may well spell the eventual demise of magic shops as we have known them. This would be further evidence that not all that we call And, perhaps the best we can hope for is that some shops located in major metropolitan areas will be able to survive. But if this sad day should arrive, it would make even more important the role that dealers play in the appeal of a magic convention. I would expect that conventions would begin then to advertise the dealers who were displaying as much as they now advertise those who are to perform.

Ed Hutchison
Edward Hutchison

Madison, MS

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