You might be surprised to learn that the "Magic Capital of the World" is not Las Vegas, New York, or London, but the tiny town of Colon, Michigan. Indeed, the tiny town with barely more than a thousand residents is recognized as such by the United States Congress. For the past 80 years Colon has hosted Abbott's Magic Get Together, an annual convention that pulls in several hundred magicians from all over the world. This year, it's also hosting Michigan Magic Day 2018.
Starting with a Night Before Gathering on May 18th and running throughout Saturday, May 19th, the event boasts hours of lectures and performances, including appearances by:
A multi-award winning stand-up comedian who has appeared on dozens of popular shows including America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live and Brain Games. Sometimes dubbed "the hardest-working man in comedy," Greenbaum often clears 600 shows a year.
This chill illusionist was described as, "hip, laid back and refreshing," by the LA Times. His fun patter and impressive illusions got him into the last stage of America's Got Talent, as well as onto channels like SyFy, Discovery Channel and NBC Showtime.
This multi-talented magician has great reviews, but almost no online presence. Upload some videos, John!
A razorsharp magician, comedian and sideshow performer, Mallen makes time for plenty of TV appearances between cushty corporate gigs.
A magician and trick creator who has performed and lectured across the United States, Europe, and Asia. He's worked as a consultant for Penn & Teller and appeared on Wizard Wars, Houdini and Doyle, and America's Got Talent.
Gronauer started performing magic at just 12-years-old. He's been performing for 4 years. Do the math.
This prolific author and skilful close-up magician has been entertaining restaurant crowds for nearly thirty years. He has lectured and performed at magic conventions and clubs around the world.
Early registration for Michigan Magic Day 2018 starts at 6:00pm on Friday, May 18th, with most of the events taking place the following day. Tickets are available now.