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Midwest Magic Jubilee

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Midwest Magic Jubilee is an annual magic convention held in Missouri. Founded in 1956 by Society of American Magicians, (Assembly 8) and the International Brotherhood of Magicians, (Ring One St. Louis). It originally switched locations each year from St. Louis to Kansas City, though currently its permanent home is in St. Louis, which is also the headquarters IBM Ring One.

Hosting approximately 150 to 250 attendees each year, it comprises a mix of magic lectures, demonstrations, and competitions, bringing in professional magicians from all over North America, and dealers from all over the world. It is said to have been Dai Vernon's favorite convention.[1]

Many of the following stage & close-up magicians have appeared at the Midwest Magic Jubilee in St. Louis & Kansas City since it began in 1957:

  • 1957 STL: Bud Dietrich, Joe Scott, Paul LePaul, Gene DeVoe, john Fabjance, Ernie heldman, Jay Marshall, Senator Crandall & Brother John Hammon.
  • 1960 Gene Devoe, Don Lawton, Billy Mccomb, Jay Marshall, Bud Dietrich, Jim Ryan, John Fabjance & Bev Taylor.
  • 1974 Walter Zaney Blaney, Derick Dingle, Roger Klause, Scotty York, Micky Hades, Noel coward, Mike Rogers & Dai Vernon.
  • 1975 STL: Abb Dickson, Johnny Brown, David Ginn, Bob Brown, Dick Stoner, & Father Paul Zipfel.
  • 1976 KC: john Carney, Dr. Chang, Jose De La Torre, Art Emerson, Al Goshman, Jay Marshall, & dick Zimmerman
  • 1977 J. B. Bobo, Ken Klosterman, Jim Ryan, Gene Anderson, O'Dowd & Sandra, Brother John Hamman Mike Caveny & John Cornelius.
  • 1978 Dai Vernon, Andre Kole, Joe Cossari, Phil Goldstein (Max Maven), Jack Chanin, Paul Gertner, Marcom, Joe Palen & Don James.
  • 1979 John Mendoza, David Hoy, J B Bobo, Tom Ogden, David Ginn & Slydini.
  • 1981 Jay Marshall, Lance Burton, the Great Tomsoni, John Mendoza, Abb Dickson, John Cornelius, Tim Star, Don Lawton, Al Cohen & Karrell Fox.
  • 1982 Jay Scott Berry, Terry Seabrooke, & Derek Dingle
  • 1983 Mike O'Dowd, Ali Bongo, Glenn Falkenstein, Randi, Marvyn Roy & Del Ray.
  • 1984 Harry Blackstone jr. Mike Ammar, Mark Kornhauser, David Ginn, Roger Miller, Al Goshman & Howie Schwarzman.
  • 1985 Hans Morretti, Jeff McBride, Tom Mullica, Mike Rogers, Marcos, Bob Little, Don Lawton, David Roth, Petrick & Mia, Dave Cresey, & Richard Kaufman.
  • 1986 Goldfinger & Dove, Gene Devoe, howard Hale, Marcom, Airjazz, Jeff Hobson & Howard Hale.
  • 1987 Dai Vernon, Jay Marshall, Fukai & Kimika, Larry Becker, Kohl & co.Chris Kenner, Michael Ammar, Hiawatha Johnson, Hiawatha Johnson, John Carney, Stan Allen, Don Lawton,Tom Mullica & Mike Caveney.
  • 1989 Jay Marshall, Karari, Brother John Hammon, Tina Lennert, Dana Daniels, Rocco, Frank Garcia, Meir Yedid, Korari, & Dai Vernon.
  • 1991 Don Alan, Jade, Mac King, Joaquin Ayala & Mark Wilson.
  • 1993 Hank Mororehouse, Columbini, Dick Ryan, Jon Racherbaumer & Terry Evanswood.
  • 1995 Satoru Furakawa, David Williamson, Martin Lewis, Justin Willman & Billy McComb.
  • 1997 STL: Kevin James, Pat Page & Alan Shaxon, Jon Racherbaumer, Nick Lewin, Chris Korn, Scotty York, Tom Mullica, Hank Moorehouse, Andy Dallas, Jason Baney, & Eddie Fields.
  • 1999 John Calvert, Justin willman, Jade, topas, Vito Lupo, Aye Jaye, Bob Little, peter White, & Hank Moorehouse.
  • 2002 STL: Dana Daniels, Danny Cole, John Mendoza, Kevin James, Rachel Wild, Diamond Jim Tyler & Gaeten Bloom.
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006 STL: Whit Haydn & Oscar Munoz.
  • 2007 STL: Jason Dean, Michael Finney, Tom Burgoon & David Evangelista, Sterling Steal, Howie Schwarzman, Julie Sobanski, David Solomon, Bill & Ruth Pitts, Sonny Fontana, Mark Mason & Todd Lamanske.
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010 STL: John Calvert,
  • 2011 STL: Eugene Berger, Paul Gertner, Shawn Farquhar, Simon Lovell, Eric Buss, Andrew Goldenhersh, Richard Turner, Authur Stead, Scott Wells & Dan Harlan.
  • 2012 STL: Losander, Chris Capehart, Chris Randall, Dan Garrett & Eli.
  • 2013 STL: TBD

Notable jubilee events

  • The 50th anniversary Jubilee event took place in August 2006.
  • In 2010 one special magical performer celebrated his 99th birthday at the Midwest Magic Jubilee, John Calvert.


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