Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Washington Symposium on Magic History starts today

The highly anticipated Washington Symposium on Magic History kicks off today at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Houdini is going to be well represented at the conference. Bruce MacNab will be giving a special talk about his highly acclaimed new book, Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini. David Saltman of The Houdini File will give a talk on magician Jerry Andrus and will share details about his recently completed historical novel that focuses on Houdini in Russia. William Kalush, co-author of The Secret Life of Houdini, will also give a talk on Houdini.

There will also be a private showing for conference attendees of rare artifacts from The Library of Congress' Houdini and McManus Young Collections. The 3-day event is being hosted by Kenneth Trombly.

With so many great Houdini happenings, I kills me that I couldn't make it. However, our friend Dean Carnegie of The Magic Detective is at the conference, so I will be watching his blog and Facebook for updates.

Have fun everyone!

1 comment:

  1. David Saltman's Talk on Jerry Andrus and Houdini was great! I got to talk to him for a while afterwords and he is a great guy. I also got to meet Bruce MacNab and finally picked up a copy of the book from him! I'm going to miss his talk, but he is going to fill me in later in the day.
    I'll write more on my blog! Thanks for posting this John, wish you were here!