Magic Collectors' Weekend
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Magic Collectors' Weekend is the annual gathering of the The Magic Collectors’ Association.
Originated by Walter Gydesen and was initially held each winter (March or April) in Chicago, hosted by Frances and Jay Marshall.
- Held at Magic Inc. in Chicago up until 1993.
- Year / Honoree
- 1970 01st - Ed Miller
- 1971 02nd - (March 20-21) Al Flosso
- 1972 03rd - (March 24/25) Chet Karkut
- 1973 04th - Sid Lorraine
- 1974 05th - (March 22/23) Bert Pratt
- 1975 06th - Dorny Dornfield
- 1977 08th - (March 25/26) Walter B. Gibson
- 1978 09th - (April 7/8) Bill Kuethe and Stewart James
- 1979 10th - Dr. Edwin Dawes
- 1980 11th - H. Adrian Smith
- 1981 12th - Lloyd E. Jones
- 1982 13th - Milbourne Christopher and Little Johnny Jones
- 1983 14th - (April 15/17) Honoring Ken Klosterman and Irving Desfor
- 1984 15th - (April 5/7) Honoring Marion Nicola widow of the Great Nicola and Will Rock.
- 1985 16th - Jane Thurston Shepard and Rev. William V. Rauscher
- 1986 17th - Virgil & Julie and McDonald Birch
- 1987 18th - April 30-May 2) John Booth and John Calvert were each honored for 50 years of contributions to the art of magic. David Charvet was featured speaker talking about the career of Jack Gwynne.
- 1988 19th - (April 7-9) Stuart Cramer and Ormond McGill
- 1989 20th - Bruce Posgate, George Johnstone and Stan Kramiem
- 1990 21st - Walter J. Gydesen and John Gaughan
- 1991 22nd - Robert Lund and Roberto Albo
- 1992 23rd - Dr. Morris Young and Sidney Radner
- 1993 24th - (May 6/7, Covington, KY) Hosted by Ken Klosterman honoring Frank Herman and William Brewe
- 1994 25th - Seymour Davis
- 1995 26th - Bev Bergeron
- 1996 27th
- 1997 28th - Paul Daniels
- 1998 29th - (April 23-25, Schaumburg, IL) Honoring the Blackstone family of illusionists.
- 1999 30th
- 2000 31st - Baltimore, Maryland hosted by Society of Osiris.
- 2001 32nd - (May 17-19 Schaumburg, Illinois)
- 2005 36th - (April) Las Vegas.
- 2006 37th - (March 30-April 1) Rosslyn, Virginia/Washington D.C.
- 2007 38th - (May 3-5, Schaumburg, IL) Honoring Jim Steinmeyer hosted by Squash publishing.
- 2009 40th - (April 23-25, Schaumburg, IL) Honoring Johnny Thompson
- 2010 41st - (May 13 - 15, Chicago) with Guests of Honor: George Daily & Mike Caveney
- 2011 42nd - (May 19, 20 & 21, Chicago) with Guests of Honor: Dr. Gene Matsuura & Ray and Ann Goulet.
- 2012 43rd - ( May 10 - 12,Chicago) with honor guests James Hagy and Richard Kaufman.
- Note there is also a Magic Collectors's Day in England.