LECTURERS
AbraCORNdabra has assembled some of the most diverse and interesting magic lectures, talks & workshops …

something for EVERYONE!

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MYSTERY MAGICIAN LECTURE

We wanted to start off the convention with a BANG!  Every good show opens with one of the BEST in the show – and it is no different with our lecture series!   Opening AbraCORNdabra’s 8th year is our VERY SPECIAL GUEST MAGICIAN with his all-new lecture that has gotten fantastic reviews the couple of times he has presented it.  Honing it just for his presentation at AbraCORNdabra!  What does he teach?  You will have to come, to find out!

Friday May 18th, 2018 – 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

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JONATHAN BURNS LECTURE
***”COMEDY & CHARACTER”***

Learn the in’s & out’s of physical comedy magic from one of the true legends of the craft – JONATHAN BURNS!  From College Shows to National Television appearances – this guy has twisted himself into all sorts of successful *(and FUNNY) situations!  You will “stretch” and “contort” your way thru belly laugh after belly laugh with this lecture!

Friday May 18th, 2018 – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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BILL SMITH / DAVID CHARVET TALK

 

 

 

 

 

 

BILL SMITH

Listen to the history of some of magic’s famed illusionists from the guy who pushed their props on and off stage for them…  THEN – learn the nuts & bolts of the big prop/illusion magic from the man who has built them for ALL of the Big Names in Magic!

 

DAVID CHARVET

“CHARVET ON THE CLASSICS”

One of the magic world’s foremost historians and writers, David Charvet has authored books about such past greats as Jack Gwynne, Virgil, Willard The Wizard, Emil Jarrow and Ade Duval, among others. He is recipient of the Literary Fellowship Award from the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle in Hollywood; the Literary Award from the Milbourne Christopher Foundation in New York, and awards from the I.B.M. and S.A.M. Magic Hall of Fame. His talk, “CHARVET ON THE CLASSICS” will show you how to breathe new life into classic props and effects to make them entertaining to a new generation.”

Friday May 18th, 2018 – 10:30 PM to ????

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THE OTHER BROTHERS LECTURE

Creativity that has set these two apart from all the rest.  Well known for their many inventions that are sold on INVISIBLE INC. – Daryl & Darryl will teach you things you never knew you needed to know….

BUT DO!  (As only “brothers” can!)

Saturday May 19th, 2018 – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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TIM SONEFELT LECTURE

Learn the ABC’s of working with Children from one of the Nation’s top Children’s Magicians!  Tim “Tips the Toddlers Tricks Tremendously” with this 60-min lecture that will have you booking birthday party shows as soon as you get home!

Saturday May 19th, 2018 – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

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 JOEY VASQUEZ & JOSEPH DANIELS LECTURE
Learn the spooky secrets to a haunted-ly good magic show from South Carolina’s expert “Ghost Hunters” & paranormalist ~ Joey Vasquez & Joseph Daniels.   Learn how to find the creepy magic in your own hometown and command those spirits to perform under YOUR spells… 
Saturday May 19th, 2018 – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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RUDY COBY ENCORE SUNDAY LECTURE
 “HOW TO BE A WORLD FAMOUS MAGICIAN” – Rudy Coby can truly “talk the talk”, as he has certainly “walked the walk” as a World Famous Magician!   Rudy’s lecture has been seen around the World including the world Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California…  And now will be seen at AbraCORNdabra during our “ENCORE SUNDAY LECTURE!”
 
Sunday May 20th, 2018 – 10:30 AM to Noon

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We started with MICHAEL FINNEY being the first we honored in 2016, with our unique, BEAUTIFUL collectible coins!  Followed by EUGENE BURGER in 2017.

The TRADITION continues at AbraCORNdabra, The Midwest’s PREMIER Magic Convention..
We will have a limited number of minted collectible coins (Limited to just 100 coins minted for each year!) that will feature our yearly MYSTERY MAGICIAN on them.

We are very excited to honor THIS year’s incredible “MYSTERY MAGICIAN” who could easily be a “magic convention” all by himself!

Get your Official Collectible Coin ONLY at the Registration Desk at AbraCORNdabra!

We have a small handful of the first year’s collectible coins (Michael Finney) available…

They will ONLY be offered at the Registration Desk beginning May 18th, 2018.  These remaining Michael Finney Collectible Coins will be sold for $40 each at this year’s convention.

We have some of the second year’s collectible coins (Eugene Burger) available…

They will ONLY be offered at the Registration Desk beginning May 18th, 2018.  These remaining Eugene Burger Collectible Coins will be sold for $30 each at this year’s convention.

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