Day One - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3rd 2016
9:00AM ABBOTT'S COLON GOLF CLASSIC (more info) with Al the Only
9:00AM ABBOTT'S REGISTRATION OPENS at the Abbott Plant
10:00AM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS (more info) at Elementary School
10:30AM SUPER SHOWROOM SPECIALS (more info) at Elementary
10:30AM SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR DISCOUNT BOOK SALE (more info) at Elementary
11:00AM LECTURE - Clemens ILgner at the High School
12:00PM COLON STREET PERFORMERS - outside M&M Grill featuring Joe Bennett
1:00PM COLON HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN TILL 4PM (more info)
1:00PM BALLOON SCULPTING WORKSHOP - at Sterlini's Magic Shop (more info)
1:30PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
3:00PM LECTURE - Martin Cox at the High School
3:00PM MAGIC SHOW at Abbott Plant with BJ Mallen or Gordon Miller
3:00PM - 6:00PM FACE PAINTING outside 5 Star Pizza by Carol Hendrix
5:30PM RIVER LAKE INN’S MAGIC SHOW & DINNER with Ron Carnell
8:00PM ABBOTT'S STAGE SHOW at the High School (Preshow Live Organ Music)
Featuring Ice McDonald MC, Sir Patrick, Brenda Hahne, Clemens ILgner, Seebach Illusions
(view seating chart)
10:00PM ABBOTT'S DEALERS ROOM OPENS at Grade School after show
00:00:13 - Mike Conklin, son of "The Amazing Conklins" grew up in Colon and reared by a magical family. He tells what it was like growing up in a small village that blossomed into the Magic Capitol every year.
00:07:19 - Al the Only talks about organizing the "Colon Open Golf Classic" for the past 27 years plus his cemetery tours that he conduct every year and his book
00:16:27 - Antony Gerard is one of the "street dealers" that makes the Get Together unique from other conventions.
00:35:32 - Gave Fajuri talks about the recent Potter & Potter Auction that featured the Norm Neilsen poster collection, part one, plus other upcoming auctions and book projects including John Bannon and Handsome Jack's newest books.
00:44:42 - David Linsell celebrates his 50th attendance at Abbott's Get Together with a coffee table book entitled "The Spirit of Magic" which is a beautiful photo gallery of about 150 images of performance images. This is an absolutely phenomenal book and I hope to offer this in the Magic Store soon or through Amazon.
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