New England Magicians Conference
New England Magicians Conference (NEMCON) is an annual magic convention sponsored by the SAM Tom Prete Assembly #127.
In 1982, the Assembly sponsored the very first conference with Hank Moorehouse, George Schindler, Danny Tong and Paul Fusco as the performers. Tom Prete, the founder and first President of Assembly No. 127, was the first chairman of NEMCON Inc. Prete served as chairman until his death in 2007 after which; the chairmanship was passed on to Assembly 127 President and NEMCON co-chair Henry Holava.
In 1984 NEMCON honored Chet Karkut as its very first honoree.
In 2008, the assembly launched the Tom Prete Scholarship Fund for the Arts and held its first Silent Auction at the 28th Annual NEMCON convention to raise funds.
On September 9, 2009, it was incorporated as the "New England Magicians Conference Inc.", with a Board of Directors, Corporate officers and Board advisers. The Corporations purpopse is to conduct conferences, forums, panels, lectures, and similar programs for instruction and training of individuals in the art of and performance of magic.