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17 Jul

DAY 4 -- IBM Jacksonville Convention 2015

Category:   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

 Friday began bright and early with meetings for the Close-up Contest contestants, and the Close-up Contest judges. About the same time, spouses left for a special tour of the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens. They had a briefing about the tour yesterday so knew what to expect.


This morning featured the second session of The Big Three Event. The third, and last session will be held tomorrow morning. Following these sessions, new International President Joe Turner led his first board meeting. 


The long-awaited Close-up Contest was held for two hours in theafternoon. Several small rooms were set up with tiered seating for everyone to see clearly. The Close-up contestants then rotated from room to room. Following the two hours of close-up performances, David Kaplan lectured.


This evening was the annual Grand Banquet and Show in the Grand Ballroom. The featured entertainer was Bill Abbott & Soma.


Then the Gold Medal Show featured emcee Dave Cox, and the six stage contest finalists with special guest, Ice McDonald, the immediate past president of the Society of American Magicians.


After the evening show, Chad Long lectured for an hour and a half,beginning at 10:15 pm. At 11:15 pm there was a meeting of the Invisible Lodge.


Time to get to bed a little earlier tonight because the Order of Merlin breakfast is at 8 am tomorrow. Good night.









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