Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Year in Review

2010 was a great year for magicit was packed with some highlights and some low lights.

It started with James Clark & David Blaine using Magic to raise money for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake. 2010 was an interesting year for magicians and the legal system, Jonathan Pendragon was released from jail, Jim Pace went to Jail and David Copperfield’s accuser dropped her case against him.

The Essential Magic Conference was a success! Could this be the future in magic conventions?

Lance Burton retired from the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas And Doug Henning received a star on Canada’s Walk on Fame.

Magic on TV was huge in 2010…Michael Grasso and his long run on America’s Got Talent plus Ellen, Craig Ferguson and David Letterman all on “Magic Weeks.”

We said goodbye to many magicians in 2010 including Martin Gardner, Ray Alan, Tony Corinda, Glen Falkenstein, JC Wagner, Frank Brent, Tony Curtis, Charles Reynolds, Carl Mellish, Bob Elliott, David Alexander and Ron Wilson.

And he ended 2010 with a hot one…the magic cruise and all the magicians getting stranded on board.

What lies ahead in 2011? I guess we will just have to wait and see!