Daytona Festival of Magic

Daytona Festival of Magic
We are in Daytona Beach for the 47th edition of the Florida magic convention. Although this is only the fifth (or sixth) year of combining the conventions between the Florida Magicians' Associaton (FMA) and Daytona Magic Shop's annual conflab. It ranks right up there with any other large regional convention for fun, surprises, cammaraderie and, oh yes...did I say fun? This is a really great way to see out the end of the magic convention season.
Daytona Festival of Magic
The stars came out to shine at the Daytona Festival of Magic (DFM) over the weekend of November 4-6, 2011 including John Calvert, John Ekin, Banachek, Eric Buss, Sylvester the Jester, Johnny Ace Palmer, Geoff Williams, Losander and many, many more. (Thanks to Peter Gould for the great photos above).
Daytona Festival of Magic
The beautiful view from our balcony window overlooking the crashing waves on the shoreline of the Daytona Beach Resort.
Daytona Festival of Magic
Johnny Ace Palmer holds his doves following his close-up perfomance (yes, he uses doves in a close-up show) while the original bird man, Jack Kodell, looks on.
Daytona Festival of Magic
Still performing and getting standing ovations at 100 years of age, John Calvert opened the Saturday night gala with his cigarette production routine.
Daytona Festival of Magic
Registrants bid on new and used magic at the annual auction. I'm sure that some of these items willl be seen on the auction block again next year.