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July 28: Don England Lecture

If you have not paid for 2014-15, your membership dues are due! 

You’ve probably heard his name, but may not know who Don England is. Recently retired from his day job, Don lives in Champaign, Illinois. He was a student of Ed Marlo for 25 years and a friend of Brother John Hamman. 

Don England is a living legend in the world of close-up magic. It has been said if you combine Marlo and Hamman, you would get Don England. He is an innovator, creator, artist, author and philosopher.

His book “Paradox” is considered the ultimate gaffed card publication. His mixture of gimmicks and sleight of hand, create stunning effects. And the non-gaffed section of the book is excellent.
But he’s not just about cards. Take away the cards, give him some poker chips, dice and a cup and prepare to be wowed.

Don’t miss your chance to see and learn from one of the most sought after lecturers in the world. 

Members Free. Guests $20. Or join for $75 and get the rest of the year's activities!

Past lecturers have included the following:  Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew, Jeremiah Zuo, Jim Krzak, Jim Sisti, John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Fields, Kozmo, Michael Ammar, Mike Hall, Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (thrice), Tomas Medina, Tony Noice, and Whit Haydn.

In addition, we have an annual magic contest which is recorded and broadcast on Comcast Cable's "It's Magic" television show.

2014 Contest Winners: 1st Place John Jurney; 2nd Place Bruce Young; 3rd Place Mark Doetsch

For membership info, contact Mark Doetsch at 224-627-3381 or send an email to