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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Recollections of Magi-Fest and the Dream of Oz fulfilled!

This last weekend, I found myself at Magi-Fest in Columbus, Ohio. This was the 80th annual gathering of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, as well as all other magicians worldwide, including those in the Society of American Magicians.

I was there to fulfill a Royal Command from Her Majesty, Princess Ozma; Royal Sovereign and Ruler of Oz. It was nearly two years ago that She spoke to me of Her new Royal Magician and his adventures in Oz.

There were tales of Marauding Morel Mushrooms and an Army of Fighting Trees, the Spell of the Stone Morels and Nick Chopper's Place, of creatures of shadow and Evil, of sacrifices and retribution, of mechanical dogs and pinwheel fields. The tales She spoke of were both amazing and incredible and in any other land, almost unbelievable. In the Land of Oz, all things are possible and so I returned to the Great Outside with Her blessings and a mandate to write of the great grandson of O.Z. Diggs, the original Wizard of Oz.

After nearly two years, I have completed my task and presented my work to my fellow magicians at Magi-Fest.

I had attended  numerous times, starting in 1971 at the old Neil House. I am pleased to report that I had the time of a lifetime and my memories of Magi-Fest in the past had not failed me. It was like coming home and I felt at home among my fellow magicians.

I really enjoyed the Close-Up Competition, which featured some very talented magicians.

The Stage Competition was equally fun and included some classic illusions that I recall from my childhood, including the Zombie Ball, Linking Rings and even the Dancing Cane, which I had first learned from Paul Diamond.

And of course, the were the Dealers, with such a wonderful and varied selection of effects, illusions and legerdemain.

I was especially pleased to reconnect with an old friend from long ago. It was this man and his son who gave my father and I a lasting friendship I can never repay.

I'm also pleased to report that Joanne the Duck also had a great time!

In retrospect, Magi-Fest was everything I had hoped for and I look forward to next year... I may even perform!

1 comment:

  1. I have all his books and anyone should buy it and enjoy for they are magic reading and he is oz to the fullest.