It regularly drew over 800 attendees and final year still attend by over 500 magicians.
There were several factors in the decision including:
- Long-time, loyal attendees who are aging out faster than younger registrants are coming in
- The downturn in the U.S. economy over the past few years
- Financial pressure on the convention due to increasing costs and insurance requirements, while keeping registration, food, and lodging costs affordable to attendees
The staff in 2012 were Tony Dolciato, Randal Fath, Mike Heniken, Steven Kline, the Krech kids, Glenn Mackie, Red Penley, and Mike Sanderson.