It’ll be cold this Saturday, so come warm up at the 34th annual World Famous Austin Magic Auction. The deals will be HOT!
The Austin Magic Auction has officially logged in more than 1,500 items – including fantastic stage effects, great close-up tricks, books and collectibles. Volunteers have spent weeks preparing for the big day, cataloging and tagging everything from squared circles to mental epics to a Geo Illusion. A portion of proceeds benefits Assembly 2o6 of the Society of American Magicians.
Doors open promptly at 8 am. Everyone, yes everyone (including auction chair Trixie Bond), pays the $10 entry fee. But that gets you in for the entire day, plus your proof of entry is good for half-price admission to a lecture by close-up master Eric Jones after the auction (more about that later). Complimentary hot coffee and morning treats will be served between 8am-9am. The Magic Camp Café will be selling breakfast tacos and other goodies too. The live stage auction begins at 9.
Our auctioneers C.J. Johnson, Scott Wells and Grant Walsh will take the lead selling stage items. Throughout the day they will be joined by guest auctioneers Kent Cummins, Oscar Munoz, Jim Gentil, Matt Dulinhaunty, Brad Henderson and maybe even another surprise. Many people tell us they come for no other reason than to see the show put on by the auctioneers.
Magic Camp will have snacks and drinks available for purchase. Hungry for a real lunch? Magic Camp also will have an “All You Care to Eat” buffet with a choice of three hot entrees (spaghetti and meatballs, vegetarian primavera pasta, shepherd’s pie), salad, bread, tea and water included for just $10 per person. Lunch will be served from 11:30am-1pm.
Eric Jones Lecture
The auction is scheduled to end at 5 pm. A little bit later, at 7 pm, Philadelphia magician Eric Jones will be lecturing at a nearby YMCA, only about 1,000 yards from the Cedar Park auction site. Jones is a master coin and card manipulator, and was a big hit during a recent Texas Association of Magicians convention. Cost of admission is $10, although it costs only $5 with proof of entry from the auction.
And if all that’s not enough, don’t forget the collectors meeting on Friday, February 27th at 7pm. Claude Crowe, Ron Cartlidge, Arthur Moses, Brad Henderson and Randy Naylor will be speaking. Kent Cummins, founder of the Austin Magic Auction, will give a history of how it all started. If you want to share one of your collectibles, have a question or just want to listen, you are invited! There will be a light dinner of sandwiches, chips and soda available for $5 per person.
Need to stay over Friday or Saturday night? Rooms are still available at the brand new Bungalows Hotel.
- Friday Night Collectors Meeting and Saturday Magic Auction: Twin Lakes Fellowship Church, 1150 South Bell Boulevard in Cedar Park.
- Saturday Night Eric Jones Lecture: Twin Lakes YMCA, 204 East Little Elm in Cedar Park. The lecture will be held in the “Survivor Cabin.”