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magicgettogether
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Greetings all, I have been working with Greg at Abbotts in putting together a website on the history of Abbotts Magic Get Together & Colon MI. One of the things I am looking for is stories and tales of people's experience at Abbotts Magic Get Together. If you have one, I would love to hear from you. About all I can offer in return for your story is a return link to your homepage.

As I began researching this, I found the magic history in Colon more and more fascinating. With this being said, I felt it worthwhile to try a post on this board, I have been a member here for a while but don't think I have ever posted before.

Anyhow, thanks in advance, all the best

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If you haven't seen it yet I'm sure this is something that'll fit what you are looking for. I believe it was published in a Magic magazine a few years ago. This is a PDF file from Mac King:
http://www.mackingshow.com/images/road.p......2098.pdf

I'll briefly share a couple of my own memories. If you like I can write them up in more detail.

It's kind of amazing because a few of the magicians in your image are a part of this story. I think this happened at my third or fourth get together. I was just starting to have the courage to perform for other magicians. One night at the American Legion during the get together someone approached me and asked if I'd perform one of my coin routines for their friends. I said sure so I fallowed him from the back room of the Legion to the front of the building. I got caught up on the way as someone else came up and said hi to me. Then I turned and saw who was sitting with the guy I was fallowing. Who was sitting there? Karrel Fox, Jay Marshall, Ab and Karl Norman along with a few others that I can't remember their names but I recognized their faces as fairly known magicians at the time. I remember thinking, " Why didn't warn me?" I was so intimidated by magicians then that I felt myself start to sweat. I don't know how but I made it through and finished my routine. They seemed to like it and talked for a few minutes about it. After a while I felt less intimidated and had a good time. I still think about that night from time to time because it was a huge boost in my self confidence.

Another story involves Karrel Fox. I can't remember if it was the same year as the above story or maybe it was the fallowing year. It was quite a while ago. Karrel waved me over and had me fallow the group he was with. We piled into a couple or cars. I had no idea where we where going but when Karrel says to come I fallowed without questions. We ended up at a cemetery. I never knew that there where a lot of famous magicians in there. I couldn't hear everything that was being said but they walked from grave to grave and just told stories about that magician. The amazing thing was that it wasn't a sad atmosphere. There was a lot of laughs.

Anyway, those are a couple of my fondest memories during the get together.

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Thanks Ron, great stories, I sent you a PM.
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