The 2024 AbraCorndabra is a Toast to the CLASSICS OF MAGIC!  Featuring quality mini performances by the stars, showcase show, talks and lectures, contests, exciting dealers room, and other classically new events & happenings.  AbraCORNdabra is KNOWN far & wide as being a “different” & “unique” type of magic convention, as well as the “Magical Family Reunion” for magi across America!
(timings and running orders are subject to change without notice).

     
Friday May 17th, 2024 AbraCORNdabra ~
The Midwest’s PREMIER Magic Convention
 
11:00 AM CHECK-IN TO PICK UP REGISTRATION PACKETS
*(You must pick up your registration packet AND badge BEFORE entering the Flea Market!)*
REGISTRATION DESK IS IN SALON D (WITH GLASS PICTURE WINDOW)
11:00 AM Registration Opens
Also at the Registration desk AbraCORNdabra’s returning Photographer for 2024 – Mr. Josh Chaikin!

Consider booking a session as you check in with Josh.  You won’t find a Photo Deal THIS GOOD anywhere else!!!!
PLEASE NOTE: JOSH HAS SET PHOTO SESSION TIME SLOTS – ONCE THESE SLOTS ARE FILLED, HE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE ON ANY MORE CLIENTS!

Josh’s custom private studio is located in SALON B!

To make your reservation for YOUR time slot – see Josh at the Registration table in the lobby
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Flea Market BALLROOM EAST
1:15 PM Grand Opening / Welcome
With
SPECIAL WELCOME MAGICAL GIFT/CLUE to who our special guest MYSTERY MAGICIAN is!
BALLROOM WEST
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Show & Lecture #1
JOAN DuKORE

BALLROOM WEST
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break  
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM magiK-MART Opens

 

FRONT LOBBY & BALLROOM NORTHEAST
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
BALLROOM WEST
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Dinner on your own  
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Interview (Lecture #2)
RAY PIERCE
BALLROOM WEST
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Break  
8:00 PM magiK-MART closes  
HEARTS & DIAMONDS
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS with ROB & CAROL ALLEN
Learn how to make your own Mouth Coils AND Spring Bills!
This is a Hands-On “Make & Take” Workshop for all ages!

BALLROOM SOUTHEAST
CLUBS & SPADES
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lectures # 3 & #4
TWO Lectures in ONE hour!
DAVID CHARVET‘s
“The Great NICOLA” Lecture.

AND

GREG WILSON‘s
“The Wilson Legacy Continues…”

BALLROOM WEST
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM Salon A& B
CLUBS & SPADES
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM
HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS with ROB & CAROL ALLEN
Learn how to make your own Mouth Coils AND Spring Bills!
This is a Hands-On “Make & Take” Workshop for all ages!

 

BALLROOM SOUTHEAST
HEARTS & DIAMONDS
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Lectures # 3 & #4
TWO Lectures in ONE hour!
DAVID CHARVET’s “The Great NICOLA” Lecture.
AND
GREG WILSON
‘s
“The Wilson Legacy Continues…”

BALLROOM WEST
10:30 PM to ??????? Jam Sessions on your own!
If you are a “nite-owl” – you will enjoy “hanging out” with fellow magi trading magical secrets & such.  The hotel has a late-nite restaurant & bar with plenty of space for all to “jam magic”
Bar- Pool Side /
Pizza Restaurant
Saturday May 18th, 2024 AbraCORNdabra ~
The Midwest’s PREMIER Magic Convention
 
9:00 AM magiK-MART Opens with FREE DONUTS with the dealers!  (Bring your own drink)

 

FRONT LOBBY & BALLROOM NORTHEAST
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Lecture #5
ALEX RAMON
BALLROOM WEST
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break  
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM The WORLD FAMOUS F.O.V. SILENT MAGIC AUCTION – raising funds for the Young Magician’s Fund. BACK LOBBY
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon The Kernels Showcase Show
BALLROOM WEST
12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM FREE BOX LUNCH ON ABRACORNDABRA!
(Kernels & Parents Box Lunch critique
in private dining room – SALON D)

Enjoy a THICK Sandwich, Chips, Cookie & Drink with AbraCORNdabra’s FREE BOX LUNCH!

SERVED POOLSIDE

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM JIM STEINMEYER INTERVIEW #6
Hosted by ALEX RAMON

BALLROOM WEST
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break
LAST CHANCE TO BID ON SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!

(Silent auction closes at 3:20 PM)
 BACK LOBBY
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Show & Lecture #7
DANA DANIELS

BALLROOM WEST
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Pay & Pick up Auction Winnings BACK LOBBY
5:30 PM magiK-MART Closes FRONT LOBBY & BALLROOM NORTHEAST
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner on your own  
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM OscEARs Awards Party
Doors open – mingle with magical friends – cash bar

BALLROOM EAST & WEST
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Old Maid’s Staff Show BALLROOM EAST & WEST
8:30 PM -9:00 PM Awards Presentations with surprise guests
(Bring a camera – you will NOT believe who will be making an appearance at this show!)
BALLROOM EAST & WEST
9:00 PM – 9:45 PM The OscEARs Wrap Party MYSTERY MAGICIAN & GUESTS SHOW!
We will TOAST the CLASSICS!
BALLROOM EAST & WEST
9:45 PM – 11:00 PM Meet & Great with the Magical Stars – Souvenir Poster Signing  FRONT LOBBY
ENCORE
SUNDAY May 19th, 2024
 AbraCORNdabra ~
The Midwest’s PREMIER Magic Convention
 
10:30 AM Photo & Surprise Gift pickup  BALLROOM WEST
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Interview #8
MYSTERY MAGICIAN LECTURE
BALLROOM WEST
11:30 AM  AbraCORNdabra 2024 closes!
THANK YOU FOR COMING!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR FOR AbraCORNdabra’s 15th year
with a theme of

HOUSE OF CARDS
Close-up magic
Featuring The
MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIP OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC Contest