Brrrrr! It's cold, especially in the northeast! But don't let that discourage you from coming to Magi-Fest. For 84 years this event has been held in the dead of winter, and snowstorms are often the setting for the best Magi-Fest conventions. So drive slowly, arrive at the airport early, and rest comfortably in the fact that once you arrive, you won't have to look at snow again all weekend. We also remind you that there are no refunds, and that includes weather-related cancelations. By Thursday the northeast is supposed to be warmer and free from snowfall. So get here safe, and we'll be ready for you!
MAIN HOTEL HAS ROOMS AVAILABLE: the hotel just let us know that we have a few rooms remaining. So if you'd like to stay at the main hotel, call them on 877-227-6963.
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Magi-Fest. Last year we heard the same phrase uttered at every turn: “How are you ever going to top this convention?” The answer: we just did! Read on for how to register for the convention event of the year, and a sneak peek at some of the talent.
The most important point: register early! We’re returning to the lovely Crowne Plaza again—it’s the ideal hotel for the Magi-Fest. But it is no longer large enough to fill our ever-growing Magi-Fest family. We have decided to CAP attendance this year, and this means those trying to register a month before the convention will likely discover it is already sold out. Registration is just $200 per person and can be refunded up until November 1 2014.
You have been wildly enthusiastic about our choice of offering long-form shows from some of magic’s brightest stars. So we will bring in one-man shows again for Thursday and Friday nights. There will be MORE dealers in 2015 than ever before at a Magi-Fest, several of them international dealers. And, we will expand our program of finding unique topics and talks in the 15-30 minute range, so you get a huge array of information in each session.
We’re also going to improve the visibility on the screens this year. We realize that there were issues with the monitors, and this will be fixed, allowing us to create the best Magi-Fest yet!
Part of what makes Magi-Fest great has always been the dealers room. With the help of Steve Branham, our experienced dealers chairman, we will be bringing you over thirty of the most interesting dealers from across the world, including:
We have chosen the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Ohio. It boasts 20,000 square foot of meeting space (and we’ll be taking it all!), has free Wifi and is just minutes away from Columbus, Ohio. You’ll recall that the Magi-Fest resided here during some of its most exciting, well-attended years.
Crowne Plaza Worthington, 6500 Doubletree Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43229
The Crown Plaza Columbus North is now sold out, but the great news is that we have secured the Ramada Columbus North (just 2 miles away) as the official overflow hotel. It's a really great hotel! They have given us a Magi-Fest only rate of $94.99 per night, and we will have free shuttle service to and from the Magi-Fest all day long. The hotel has free wifi, and is a big improvement on the overflow hotels offered last year.
But space is limited AGAIN. The hotel is not enormous, so book the Ramada right away. Be SURE to mention MAGIFEST as the code word when you call, so that you receive the special rate. Call 614-890-8111 for booking.
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