41st MCW Report

21 May

We made it!

The 41st Annual Magic Collectors Weekend (MCW) successfully concluded this past weekend in Chicago at the Westin O’Hare hotel. This year, we honoured George Daily and Mike Caveney. Each guest acknowledged and honoured the other with delightful anecdotes of their longtime business relationship and adventures in locating magic treasures. The two ended their presentations with a lovely recap of their biggest project together, acquiring Egyptian Hall. What a story!
Another huge highlight of the Weekend was listening to Walter “Zaney” Blaney give the detailed history of his world-famous Ladder Levitation. Walter fondly recalled great moments of the Ladder’s lifespan, from his inspiration to create it to historic appearances on Johnny Carson. Walter also gave his last and final performance at the 41st MCA. It was, indeed, an emotional and historic moment. Walter’s daughter – who is also a successful magician and entertainer – made a special trip to Chicago so she could share this golden moment with her father.

There were several other great moments to recap which we will do on our MCA blog. To learn more about the MCA, its journal Magicol, or the 42nd MCW in 2011, visit: www.magicana.com/mca.

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