38th Abbott Closeup Convention 2017
Michael Ammar His television credits include two appearances on The Tonight Show; The Late Show with David Letterman; CNN Headline News; Worlds Greatest Magic; Travel Channel: Magic of LA; International Magic Awards; The Worlds Best Magic Tricks EVER; and several appearances on Japanese and Korean television specials. When Caesars Palace debuted Caesars Magical Empire in 1997, Michael’s show was featured for over 1000 performances. Other noteworthy events in which he has performed are: Hugh Hefner's "Midsummer Nights Dream" party at The Playboy Mansion; retirement celebration for Bud Baker, CEO of Wachovia; The "Black Tie and Boots" Inaugural Ball for President George W. Bush; "Salute to Heroes" Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama.
Bruce Bernstein His products have gained great acclaim from around the world, and his routines are used by many of today's top working pros. Among his critically acclaimed creations are PSI-TECH, PSI-KICKS, CLASSICS, PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING, PSYCH-OUT, THE BERNSTEIN CENTER TEAR, COUPLES, THREE, LINKING PINS, and PSI-DECK, of which Max Maven said, "If Machiavelli had wanted to do Card Mentalism, he might of come up with something like Bruce Bernstein's PSI-DECK.” Bruce either lectured and/or performed at all of TONY ANDRUZZI’S legendary “INVOCATIONALS”, and received the Psychic Entertainer’s Association’s “BLACKWOOD AWARD” for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS to the ART of MENTALISM as well as the “LEDERMAN AWARD” for OUTSTANDING CREATIVITY. His lectures on Magic and Mentalism have been critically acclaimed throughout the country, and Bruce has lectured at the famed “Magic Castle”, as well as being a featured performer/lecturer at the “05 Abbott’s Close Up Convention”, the “Magic In the Rockies”, and, of course, the “Mindvention.” In addition to his onstage appearances, he serves as a consultant and has developed material for some of the biggest names in the field.
CLOSEUP CONVENTION SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, March 10th
7PM People’s Choice one trick contest with $300 in merchandise certificate prizes.
9PM Show .
SATURDAY, March 11th
9AM Wake up with coffee and donuts
10AM Mini Auction
12 noon…lunch on your own
1:30PM Mini Auction
4:30PM Banquet at Methodist Church - Menu includes seven layer salad, stuffed chicken breast, red mashed potatoes, Green Beans, coffee, tea, punch, and dessert.
6:30PM Saturday Night Gala Show will begin