This Spring--A Grand Conclusion !
As I announced in November, because of my wife Marjorie’s appointment as the 15th President of Austin College (in Sherman, Texas), the 2009 season of the Theory and Art of Magic program will be its final one at Muhlenberg College.
While there is sadness in this, I am simply delighted that Muhlenberg College has been a major patron of the magical arts for 11 years. That required extraordinary vision and an extraordinary commitment to magic.
While the Theory and Art of Magic program will be coming with me to Austin College (where I will be teaching magic and philosophy as “Professor of Humanities”), the magic program and Muhlenberg College will always remain linked.
The good news is that we are not finished here yet: on March 18-22, 2009, as our final events, we are holding the Second Theory and Art of Magic Conference on Performing Magic at Muhlenberg, with keynote performances and presentations by Eugene Burger, filmmaker Michael Caplan, Roberto Giobbi, and Max Howard. It will also feature presentations about the history, theory, and performance of magic by magicians and scholars of magic from all over the country and indeed, from around the world.
The conference schedule is now set. You can see it by clicking HERE. Please note that tickets are required for the conference itself, the two evening shows, and the extra magicians-only events. For complete ticket information or to purchase tickets online, click HERE. You can get complete information about travel to Allentown and the Conference hotel by clicking on the “program” link above.
I hope that you will join us at Muhlenberg in March for this special celebration of magic!