McComb Uncorked!

It’s hard to believe but the 41st Magic Collectors Weekend is just a week away.  We are thrilled that so many members have registered and we are particularly appreciative that so many are making the trek from Europe to join us.

We’ve described in an earlier post that Friday night is an “optional” night, but we’ve also scheduled a few activities for those who want to stay at the hotel.  Well, we’re pleased to announce yet another option for Friday night!

At 8:00 PM we will screen “McComb Uncorked: the 31 Faces North Interview”.

For the past seven years, documentary filmmaker, and MCW presenter, Daniel Zuckerbrot, has archived the activities of 31 Faces North, an invitation-only gathering of magicians held in Toronto, Canada hosted by Magicana and Allan Slaight.

The organizers of 31 Faces North have always staged an interview with at least one of their honored guests. Previous interviews include Jay Marshall, Johnny Thompson, Charles Reynolds, Max Maven, Ton Onosaka, Stephen Minch, and Bob Sheets. The interviews are known for their candor, the subjects being asked tough questions – questions that aren’t generally posed by traditional magic media. The answers are often surprising and, sometimes, uncomfortable.  The goal of 31 Faces North is to archive these interviews for future generations.

In 2005, Max Maven interviewed Billy McComb shortly before McComb’s passing. Now, through the courtesy of Zuckerbrot, Maven and Magicana, we will screen once only the unedited footage of Billy McComb’s final thoughts on his life and magic.

No need to sign up if you are a registered Weekender. Still need to register? Better get to it, there is a lot going on that you don’t want to miss!

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