39TH ABBOTT CLOSEUP CONVENTION
The Abbott Magic Close-Up Convention has provided Magicians the chance to expand their repertoires with the greatest close-up talent in the world performing and lecturing at a reasonable price. The Close-Up Convention takes place March 23 & 24 2018. Registrations are available online at www.abbottmagic.com or call 269-432-3235. Limited seating, this event is almost always a sellout (Greg usually can find room for late registrations)! Jason Ladanye and Paul Vigil are this years performers.
Jason Ladanye - has performed his unique brand of card magic at Resort Casinos like Turning Stone, Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun, and at corporate events for Fortune 500 companies including Fuji Films, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and General Motors. Earlier this year, Jason performed at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. The Road Company, one of the biggest theatrical production companies in North America, hired Jason as a consultant for their hit Broadway show, Cheers Live. In 2004 and 2010, Jason Ladanye represented the USA at the prestigious International Magic Convention held in London, England. He has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and Inside Edition exposing card cheating scams. In 2013, Jason released his first book, Confident Deceptions which is available worldwide. In 2017, Jason will be releasing his second book, Game Changer. His peers consider Jason one of the best card magicians in the world!
Paul Vigil - Paul Vigil He has been practicing the art of magic since the age of 5, and 10 years later Paul under took the challenge of becoming a professional performer. Within a further year Paul had become one of the most in demand performers in his native Salt Lake City. The center of magic, Las Vegas, soon called for Paul to join the ranks of the industries leaders and in 2002 Paul moved to Las Vegas, soon to establish himself as one of the finest performers the city has to offer. Alongside a full and demanding performance career, Paul’s creative contributions have not gone unnoticed by his peers. Nominated multiple times and winning the award for “Magic Trick of the Year”, as well as being asked to present his theories, ideas and concepts to other performers in his noted lectures. With numerous performances at every major Las Vegas casino and full-house shows at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, as well as entertaining the likes of Nobel Laureates – he is ready to bring his own type of wonder and astonishment to intelligent audience’s the world over. Paul has appeared on several hit TV shows including the Emmy award winning Penn & Teller’s “Bullsh!t” and multiple performances on “Hocus Pocus” hosted by Fielding West and Teresa Livingstone, as well as being the featured performer at the World Famous Magic Castle, performances that garnered multiple standing ovations.
CLOSEUP CONVENTION SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, March 23
7PM People’s Choice one trick contest with $300 in merchandise certificate prizes.
9PM Show featuring performers in Concert will take place.
SATURDAY, March 24
9AM Wake up with coffee and donuts
10AM Mini Auction
10:30 Jason Ladanye Lecture
12 noon…lunch on your own
1:30PM Mini Auction
2PM Paul Vigil Lecture
4:30PM Banquet at Methodist Church - Menu includes seven layer salad, stuffed chicken breast, red mashed potatoes, Green Beans, coffee, tea, punch, and dessert.
6:30PM Saturday Night Gala Show will begin.
Past Closeup Lecturers
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