Opening night at the MagiFest meant a packed house in the small room that was designated as the Dealers' Room. With 24 dealers and a fire department sign indicating the room could only hole 130 people (and that's without the tables), it is hard to fit in 550 registrants at one time. Adding to the feeding frenzy, raffle tickets were given for each $20 you spent with any dealer which gave you a chance to win $1,000 of magic.
Of course, what's a trip to Columbus without going to German Town and a dinner at Schmidt's Restaurant? You know I love good food. Below is a picture of Don Wiberg and me just outside the restaurant. Prosit!