36th 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 20 & 21 2015 and features Garrett Thomas and Caleb Wiles. Registrations are available online at www.abbottmagic.com or call 269-432-3235. Limited seating available!
GARRETT THOMAS is a close-up magician based out of WNY who performs at public and private events across the United States. As a magician, Garrett is known for being an innovator as well as one of the top card, coin, and ring manipulators. His original effects, extreme technical skills, and keen understanding of human psychology culminate in highly visual, entertaining, and often enlightening routines.
CALEB WILES - Get ready to step into the ring with one of magicís newest heavy hitters. Calebís lecture is full of incredible close-up routines that are designed for the real world. You wonít find any pipe dreams here. Every effect has been highly acclaimed by the most important critics in magicÖ real live audiences! But thatís not to say that magicians arenít excited about his material as well. His books, DVDs, and Genii column articles have received rave reviews from professionals all over the world.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH
7:00PM Introduction by Gordon Miller, Dollar Raffle and Auction.
7:15PM People's Choice one trick contest with $200 in merchandise certificate prizes.
9:00PM Show featuring Garrett Thomas & Caleb Wiles in Concert will take place.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST
9:00AM Coffee and donuts compliments of Abbott Magic
10:00AM Mini Auction - Closeup Effects
10:30AM Caleb Wiles Lecture
12:00 noon Lunch on your own
1:30PM Mini Auction - Closeup & General Magic
2:00PM Garrett Thomas Lecture
4:30PM Banquet - Menu includes salad, Broasted Chicken, Green Bean casserole, rolls, salad, Coffee, Tea, Punch, and Dessert.
6:30PM Saturday Night Gala Show will begin.
Past Closeup Lecturers
||John Cornelius, Bruce Florek
||Tommy Wonder, Mike Powers
||Phil Willmarth, Eugene Burger
||David Ben, Hank Moorehouse, Dan Garrett
||Steve Beam, Johnny "Ace" Palmer
||Tommy Edwards, Jay Marshall, Jon Brunelle
||Jay Sankey, David Harkey, Tim Wright, Jon Brunelle
||Don Alan, J.C. Wagner, Randy Wakeman
||Simon Aronson/David Solomon, David Neighbors, John Rachenbaumer
||Dan Fleshman, John Luka, Mike Rogers
||Tom Carven, Dan Harlan, Mike Powers
||Eric DeCamps Obie Obrien, Don England
||Robert Bengel, Bob King, Danny Tong
||Bill Goldman, Jim Krenz, David Roth
||Paul Cummins, Dan Garrett, Carl Cloutier
||Steve Bidwell, Doc Dixon, John Luka
||Joshua Jay, Steve Draun, Lennert Green
||Gregory Wilson, Jim Krzak
||Paul Green, Eugene Burger
||Manual Murerte, Pit Hartling
||Doc Eason, Chad Long
||R. Paul Wilson, Carl Cloutier
||Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Tomas Medina
||Eric DeCamps, David Solomon, Mike Powers
||David Costi, Nathan Kranzo, Dan Fleshman
||Marc Oberon, Ed Ellis, Kostya Kimlat
||Paul Gertner, Tom Craven, Mike Powers, Gordon Miller
||John Bannon, Steve Beam
||Stephen Bargatze, Rick Merrill
||Bill Abbott, Richard Sanders
||Eric Jones, David Regal
||Kainoa Harbottle, Max Maven
||Garrett Thomas, Caleb Wiles
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