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S.A.M. & I.B.M. Magic Associations MEET & GREET PIZZA & POP PARTY!

AbraCORNdabra welcomes our two VERY SPECIAL V.I.P. Presidents of the two prominent Magic Associations of America!  

Come enjoy Pizza, Pop, & Prestidigitation in the intimate Hospitality Suites hosted by the Presidents of the International Brotherhood of Magicians AND The Society of American Magicians!  

*(or their wives…)

Friday May 19th

CLUBS & SPADES ~ 8:00 to 8:45 PM

HEARTS & DIAMONDS ~ 9:00 to 9:45 PM


NEW FOR 2017

“The OscEARs Awards Show


This year’s Awards Party is themed

“007” in honor of our Seventh year!

The OscaEARs Awards Show™ is an amazingly elegant evening of Awards, Photos, and Posters!  This is an event you WONT want to miss!

Get up close and personal with ALL of our wonderful Magical Stars as you get photos and autographs with your favorite magician.  This is your chance to “dress up” and be a STAR!


 (* A Special Commemorative Color Poster will be given to each Attendee ~ FREE!)

Saturday May 20th

10:30 PM SHARP


Magic Flea Market


Bring your used props (NO NEW MERCHANDISE ALLOWED) and join in the fun of our “Meet & Greet Flea Market” (Exclusively offered at AbraCORNdabra!)

Doors open at  12:30 PM – bring your items & be ready to search for that used treasure your act just can’t live without!

Flea Market hours are Friday May 19th – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ONLY.  No other sales will be allowed at the convention to be fair to our wonderful dealers who are bringing BOXES, CRATES, & TRUCKS filled with exciting items for you to see & purchase from them!!!

Note: No pre-set up is allowed in the convention banquet room – NO SALES ALLOWED IN THE HOTEL HALLWAYS AT ANY GIVEN TIME DURING THE CONVENTION – Violators will be removed from the property with no refunds given.   (This is hotel policy – please represent our “Magic Community” by following the Hotel Property rules – Thank you!)

ALL flea market sellers and buyers MUST be registered for AbraCORNdabra.

Friday May 19th

 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ONLY!


NEW FOR 2017

The Jeff Hepburn


One Kernel may, or may not, be awarded the


which comes with  a beautiful Lead-Crystal Award AND $100 Cash.

Sadly, we lost our beloved local magician & Chemistry Teacher – Mr. Jeff Hepburn to Cancer a few months ago.   Jeff worked as a Chemistry Teacher in Des Moines and was also an avid collector of magic – especially Thayer Magic props.  
Jeff bequeathed a fund to AbraCORNdabra as he enjoyed the programs we have and are developing to encourage young magicians;

“The Kernels”.  

Thanks to a personal friend of Jeff’s – this award now comes with a $100 cash prize.  The winner of the Jeff Hepburn Award of Excellence in Magic, will received the lead-crystal award – the $100 cash prize – and will have their name put on the Jeff Hepburn Plaque that will be on display each year at the convention.


Silent Auction to benefit the YOUNG MAGICIANS FUND

We have cleaned out the storage lockers and EVERYTHING MUST GO!  We have amassed a collection from magic collectors that features items from the 1920’s to today!  You will be given a SILENT AUCTION NUMBER at Check-in on the back of your badge.  THIS IS YOUR NUMBER ONLY. There will be a slip of paper with each item.  Simply bid a higher bid than the previous bid (increments of 25 cents or more) along with your bidding number.  At the end of the silent auction (3:30 PM) – we will close the Silent Auction down and add up what YOU won!  You may pay for & pick up your items as soon as we are finished between 4:30 PM & 5:00 PM.

Note: Cash sales only – an ATM is available on property with standard ATM fees applied.

Saturday May 20th

 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM



Young Magician’s Showcase Show 

“The Kernels” is a Young Magician’s Showcase Show featuring some of our younger Magicians.  Check out the Performers page to meet these young magi!

Hosted by TBA!

Saturday May 21st

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM



What has now become a tradition with the Midwest’s PREMIER Magic Convention is the surprise “gift” and YOUR fun & exciting chance to win FREE REGISTRATION to the 2017 AbraCORNdabra Magic Convention!   Our “007” theme continues in a Thrilling, Unique, and Hilarious way of finding our attendee who will be allowed to attend the 8th annual AbraCORNdabra Magic Convention in 2018 for FREE!

11:00 – 11:15 AM ONLY