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The Indian Rope Trick and Other Tall Tales

It’s amazing what one hears when the ear is on the ground. It is easy to understand how myth, if repeated often enough, can masquerade as fact. Although we have received some very positive comments about the state ofMagicol, and the Magic Collectors Weekend, we have also heard from a variety of sources of some rumble […]

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MCW – Gninrom Yadrutas

  For many sleight-of-hand magicians, particularly for the new generation, the book most coveted is a first edition of S.W. Erdnase’s The Expert At The Card Table.  Even though the book is not particularly rare, it is probably the most sought-after magic book published in the 20th century.  Recent auction prices have seen copies sell for $5,000. […]

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MCW: Full House

Well, registration for the Magic Collectors Weekend is picking and so are room reservations. If you are thinking about booking your hotel room now would be a good time. We have just been informed by the Westin OHare that we have filled up our “block” of reserved rooms. This means that while there are a few rooms available, the MCW rate […]

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MCW 42: Chicago Goes Coastal

We are pleased to report that we have finalized the roster of presenters for the 42nd Annual Magic Collectors Weekend to be held at theWestin Hotel in Chicago from May 19th to 21st. The Westin offers our conference superb facilities with an amphitheater for our formal presentations, a dealers’ room right across the hall, and plenty of other amenities. We […]