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Whew!

  And with that, we bring the 42nd Annual Magic Collectors Weekend to a close. We were thrilled to have Guests of Honor, Ray & Ann Goulet and Dr. Gene Matsuura share their collection tales up-close and personal. We were also delighted to have a broad range of exhibitors this year including: Byron Walker Magic Books; Jay Hunter, […]

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Last Chance!

This is the last weekend to book your hotel accommodations for the 42nd Magic Collectors Weekend at the discounted rate of $125/night. The special rate applies for May 19, 20 and 21. There are a lot of events going on in Chicago around our Weekend dates, so hotel rooms are high in demand. MCW hotel discounted […]

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MCW: It’s Saturday Night!

As is the custom, we will provide the MCW with a magical finish – an evening stage show held in the intimate surrounds of our amphitheatre. The show will be hosted by David Charvet and, in addition to being the Master of Ceremonies, David will perform an interlude with Rag Pictures, the subject of his presentation the day […]

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MCW: Saturday Afternoon

We have four wonderful speakers scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Leading off will be Jeff Taylor, the new curator of the American Museum of Magic. The Museum, founded by Bob and Elaine Lund, should need no introduction to this crowd. There has been much speculation, however, about what has happened to the collection and the access to […]

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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 […]