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The 5th U.S. Deaf Magicians Festival
The 5th U.S. Deaf Magicians Festival took place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from May 16th - 19th, 2001. The festival was headquartered at the Best Western Longbranch Hotel and Convention Center. The Festival is held every two years. Two years ago, the Festival took place in Hollywood, California,at the infamous Magic Castle.
Deaf magicians from throughout the U.S. began assembling on Wednesday, May 16th. A special guest, deaf magician, Anatoly Reznik, flew in all the way from Moscow,Russia. A native of the Ukraine, Anatoly is currently the President of the Society of World Deaf Magicians as well as a noted magic dealer in Europe. A general meeting was held and names were drawn to determine the order of appearance for Fridays contest.
On Thursday, magicians and tourists alike toured parts of Iowa for a tour of the Amana Colonies and the Amana Furniture Company. The Amana Furniture Company even made a wooden magic trick for us that we can use! Dinner was held at the Ox Yoke Inn with all foods coming from Amanas fresh vegetable gardens, meat from the Amana Colonies Smokehouse and chickens from neighboring farms. Afterwards, the group enjoyed the close-up magic of local Iowan, Tim Stolba, and deaf magicians,Jim Casey, Simon Carmel, and Anatoly Reznik.
Friday morning, the competition took place. Judges included Duane and Mary Laflin, ArdenJames, and Anatoly Reznik.
Winners of the stage contest were:
1st - Matt Morgan, West Allis, Wisconsin
2nd - Rickie Rowray, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
3rd - Morton & Myrna Feldman, Jenkintown, Philadelphia
Winners of the close-up contest were:
1st - Steve Longacre, Tustin, California
2nd - Sammy Ruiz, Long Beach, California
3rd - James Casey, Sarasota, Florida
On Friday evening, an all-star magic show featured Duane Laflin and his lovely wife, Mary, as well as Arden James, Michael Sibbernsen and Matthew Magic Morgan. Additionally, the winners of the stage contest and our visitor from Russia, Anatoly Reznik, performed. Dr.Simon Carmel, a deaf magician from New York, acted as master of ceremonies and provided some magic as well as deaf humor.
On Saturday morning, magic lectures were given by Michael Sibbernsen, Duane Laflin, and Simon Carmel. Magic props and supplies were sold by the Laflins, Anatoly Reznik, andRoberts Magic Shop.
A meeting was held Saturday afternoon and new officers were elected for the next two years. The new officers are; President, Matthew Morgan, Vice-President, James Casey, Secretary, Steve Longacre, and Treasurer, Rickie Rowray. The newly elected board voted to honor Anatoly Reznik as an Honorary Member of the U.S.Deaf Magicians Society. He was recognized and honored at the banquet on Saturday evening. Morton Feldman, out-going treasurer, wasalso recognized for his contributions and service for the past eightyears. After the banquet, the winnersof the close-up competition performed.
Festival organizers and co-chairs were Matthew Morgan andRickie Rowray. Additionally, Justin Olson provided support to the festival by assisting all magicians and touristsin attendance. (firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com) Voice interpreters were provided for those who were not familiar with sign language.
The next U.S. Deaf Magicians Festival will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 7th to August 10th, 2003. Sammy Ruiz and Steve Longacre will be coordinating the 6th Festival.
Winners from the 5th Festival are being invited to participate in the 9th World Deaf Magicians Festival which will be held inMoscow, Russia, from April 14th to 21st, 2002. We wish the best as U.S. Deaf Magicians strive to bring back the top awards at the world competition.
Information and/or membership applications regarding theU.S. Deaf Magicians Society can be obtained by contacting Steve Longacre at:STLong@aol.com
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