This year’s AbraCorndabra is packed with quality shows, talks and lectures, new dealers room, and other exciting new events (timings and running orders are subject to change without notice).


Friday  
May 18th, 2018
10:30 AM

Registration Opens

Also at the Registration desk at this time – will be AbraCORNdabra’s returning Photographer for 2017 – Mr. Josh Chalkin!

If you have not already set up an appointment to have your promo photos taken – consider booking a session at this time with Josh.  You won’t find a Photo Deal THIS GOOD anywhere else!!!!

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11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Opening Party – Flea Market Mixer 

Make your way to the event that has thrilled conventioneers since our first year – THE FLEA MARKET MIXER!   Bring your gently used magic to sell as you meet your fellow attendees in this unique party/mixer.   NO CHARGE for table space (We simply ask you use good judgement in how much table space you do use) and have fun selling your unwanted magic as you meet magicians from across the country (and the World!)

*PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO ENTER THE FLEA MARKET – YOU MUST BE WEARING YOUR BADGE AT ALL TIMES.   This is the only time you will be allowed to sell magic.   Once the Flea Market Mixer is closed – no one is allowed to sell any magic while on property.   This is out of respect to your many fine magic dealers who have traveled a great distance to bring their wares for your consideration.   Anyone caught selling magic after the Flea Market Mixer is closed – will be asked to leave the convention with no refund.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan on setting up and selling items, please limit yourself to ONE HALF of a TABLE ONLY – if you can SHARE A TABLE with TWO people – even better.  You MUST HAVE YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET AND BADGE BEFORE YOU CAN SET UP FOR THE FLEA MARKET.

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm  OPENING WELCOME & MYSTERY GUEST LECTURE

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break
2:30 pm 

Grand opening of the ALL~NEW  Dealer’s Room…

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Make your way to the return of an ORIGINAL AbraCORNdabra Magic Convention conception Dealer’s Room, the magiK-MART! With some of your past favorites & a BUNCH of brand- NEW dealers making their first appearance at AbraCORNdabra!  Each one of our unique dealers have been “hand-picked” to create a dealers room FILLED with one of-a-kind magic supplies.  

Do you remember the “BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS” at the retail stores?  

magiK-MART features BLUE LIGHT SPECIALS between each Lecture, show, or event throughout the AbraCORNdabra Magic Convention!   Come check out these LIMITED SUPPLIES and LIMITED TIME specials in the all new “magiK-MART” Dealers Room!

3:00 pm  – 4:00 pm

The MAGIMASTERS 2018 Senior Magic Tournament

Magicians aged 50 or older compete for the coveted MAGIMASTERS 2018 Jacket, Hat, & Trophy. Always an entertaining show filled with years of experienced magicians displaying their talents from across the country.

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #1

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Break

4:30 pm  – 5:30 pm JONATHAN BURNS LECTURE

in the ballroom

5:30 pm

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #2

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner on your own

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CHILDREN’S MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR PRELIMINARY CONTEST

This contest is for magicians who perform for Children.  Three contestants will win a slot in the finals.  Finals is Saturday night, opening the FUNdraiser Public Gala Show at Hoyt Sherman Place.

7:30 pm – 7:15 pm

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #3

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Break

 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

HEARTS & DIAMONDS

Close-up Show with THE OTHER BROTHERS & Special Guests, ???? & ???? in the Sangrene Close-up Parlors

SPADES & CLUBS

Bizzare Magic Show with THE DARK CABARET, in secret location – meet in the lobby in front of the registration table to be escorted to the location.

 8:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Break

9:00 pm – 9:45 pm CLUBS & SPADES

Close-up Show with THE OTHER BROTHERS & Special Guests, ???? & ???? in the Sangrene Close-up Parlors

HEARTS & DIAMONDS

Bizzare Magic Show with THE DARK CABARET, in secret location – meet in the lobby in front of the registration table to be escorted to the location.

9:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Break

10:00 pm magiK-MART $100 Gift Card GIVE-AWAY!

AbraCORNdabra is going to help you STREEEEEEETCH your money in the Dealer’s Room this year!

10:15 pm

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #4

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

10:30 pm

“magiK-MART” Dealers Room Closes

10:30 pm – Midnight

BILL SMITH & DAVID CHARVET TALK

in the ballroom

All day & All night

Open JAM SESSIONS with your favorite Magical Stars!   

Saturday May 19th, 2018  
9:00am

“magiK-MART” Dealers Room opens

9:30 am – 10:30 am

THE OTHER BROTHERS LECTURE

in the ballroom

10:30 am

Sections A & B

THE SILENT AUCTION

THIS YEAR’S AUCTION IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!  Tricks from the 1920’s to today!

 The funds raised go to the “Young Magicians Fund” which allows some of our young magicians FREE REGISTRATION to attend the convention.  Bidding is in .25 increments or more, and there are ALWAYS some great deals to be had for all pocketbooks.
The tables will start closing-up bids at various times…  We will NOT announce which tables will close down at what time and what order – we will simply close down one table at a time and calculate who the winners are of each item on that table.

 So place your bids EARLY!

ALL tables will be closed to bids by 3:30 PM

Your help (and bidding $upport), is greatly appreciated!

ALL winners may pick up the items they were the highest bidder on beginning at 4:30 PM

10:30 am – 10:45 am

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #5

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon

“The KERNELS” Young Magicians Showcase Show

Each year, this has proven to be a HUGE HIT with attendees of ALL ages!  Our young magicians come from across America to perform in this prestigious show only at AbraCORNdabra!

12:00 Noon – 12:15 pm

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #6

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch on your own

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

TIM SONEFELT LECTURE

in the ballroom

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #7

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm

SILENT AUCTION CLOSED

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

DARK CABARET LECTURE

in the ballroom

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL #8

in the magiK-MART Dealers Room!

4:00 pm

Pick up items won from the Silent Auction

5:00 pm

“magiK-MART” Dealers Room Closes

We want our fine dealers to enjoy a nice dinner and see the spectacular  “AbracaDAZZLE!  An Evening of MAGIC” Evening Gala Show.  Dealers room will reopen after the Gala Show.

4:00pm – 6:00 pm

Dinner on your own

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Gala Show PRESHOW

Pre-show strolling close-up magic for the public   *(Open to any attendee who would like to participate!  This is your chance to show-off those magical moves!)

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Opening the show is our top THREE FINALIST in the CHILDREN’S MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR CONTEST.

The children in attendance will be the judges!  This is a very fast-paced contest that will crown ONE MAGICIAN as THE Children’s Magician of the Year Winner!

 

  • Winner will be announced at The OscEARs Awards Party following the gala show – at the hotel.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Evening Gala Show 

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Hoyt Sherman Place – This theater was added onto a Mansion that was built in 1877.  1923 – the Des Moines Womens Club bought the mansion and added an art gallery and theater.  To this day – the theater remains in the SAME CONDITION as it was on opening night in 1923.

This year’s evening gala show features some of the top names in Magic with our permanent special guest MC – Mr. Oscar Munoz!

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm SHARP!

“magiK-MART” Dealers Room reopens for final hour

Your last chance to pick up those special props & goodies to take home with you.  The magiK-MART Dealers room will close at 10:30 PMNO EXCEPTIONS

All sales must be completed and the room cleared by 10:30 PM.  NO ADMITTANCE or SALES AFTER 10:30 PM!  So get in there EARLY for your last chance to purchase those magic goodies!

10:30 pm – Midnight

THE OSCEARS Gala Show Wrap Party

This year’s theme:

WELCOME TO WONDERLAND!

OscEARs Award

An elegant evening party of Award Presentations, suprises, and AbraCORNdabra’s highly acclaimed “Meet & Greet with the Stars” 

Winners of the two Contests (MAGIMASTERS & CHILDREN’S MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR), are announced ~ Trophies & Prizes awarded – as well as some “Surprise” awards handed out to some very special winners!

We will also have an OUTRAGEOUS Production Give-away for FREE REGISTRATION to AbraCORNdabra 2019!  You wont believe the FREE GIFT you will get and the CrAzY way we plan on randomly giving away ONE FREE REGISTRATION to AbraCORNdabra 2019!
You won’t want to miss this!

Your chance to get a picture with the stars of the AbraCORNdabra Convention!  All attendees get a FREE, FULL-COLOR SOUVENIR POSTER the Stars will gladly autograph for you.  Bring your camera’s too for a special snap-shot of you with your favorite magician!

This year’s OscEARs Awards Party will have a theme – This year it is ‘ALICE in WONDERLAND”

Come dressed as your favorite Alice in Wonderland Costume!

Midnight – 12:30 am

MIDNIGHT SHOW!!!

An exciting SPECIAL SHOW – TBA

Sunday May 20th, 2017 

ENCORE SUNDAY

10:15 Am

Pick up your FREE full-color

OscEARs Awards Party framed PHOTO!  

*(At the Registration Table)

10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

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SURPRISE LECTURE – TBA