Friday, January 11, 2008

It's Almost Here!

The excitement is in the air. The phone calls are coming in, the newspapers are covering their stories on Hocus Pocus, and it looks like we'll have a record attendance for this year's Hocus Pocus Swap Meet & Get-Together! If you attended last year, you know how much fun was had by everyone in attendance. Well double that because this year we have twice the number of lecturers, twice the amount of dealers, and twice the amount of fun! You still have time to sign up if you are interested in attending the lectures and/or attending Daryl's Workshop on Sunday, but hurry; seating for the workshop is limited!

Of course, you'll also get a chance to meet all our superb staff here at Hocus Pocus like Mike, Tony, Ken, Jan, Karen, and my wife Betty. Of course, I'll be there in the midst of all of it, too so make sure to say hello...

We've gathered all the details you'll need right here in order to attend the Swap Meet and Get-Together:

We're only days away! Find out why almost 300 magicians attended the First Annual Hocus Pocus Swap Meet last year! Please join us for an unforgettable weekend of magic, lectures, guests, free gifts, and more!

Where will you be on Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, 20th? We hope to see you here in Fresno, California for the 2nd Annual Hocus Pocus Swap Meet & Get-Together! If you haven't already registed, don't delay; spots are going fast!

Starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday the 19th, the doors will open and the second annual Hocus Pocus Swap Meet & Get-Together will officially begin! Be a part of magic history where, in addition to a fantastic swap meet, there will be a fun-filled 2 days of lectures and guests, free gifts, and more! FREE GIFT BAGS will be given to all who attend and a special prize drawing for Hocus Pocus Gift Certificates will be held!

Check out the Saturday lineup:

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Swap Meet

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Special Guest Lecturer Suds (left)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Special Guest Lecturer Jay Leslie

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Special Guest Lecturer David Regal

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Special Guest Lecturer Shoot Ogawa

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Special Guest Lecturer Daryl

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Special Guest Lecturer Losander

Mark & Nani Wilson will be our special guests selling memorabilia and signing autographs. This is a rare treat you don't want to miss! Special Guest Dealer Dean Dill!

*Lecture fee for all 6 lectures is only $40.00

*Individual lectures may be purchased for $15.00.

*The Swap Meet is free to attend, however if you wish to sell your magic wares, tables are $20.00 each.

*A special hands on workshop with Daryl is being offered on Sunday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at an additional charge of $30.00 per person (seating is limited, so make sure you register early to reserve your spot). Daryl’s "Fooler Droolers" lecture is GREAT, but his "Hands On" workshop is even better! It's much more personalized and the "Hands On" method of learning is the best there is. The workshop contains COMPLETELY DIFFERENT material from that which is taught in the lecture. In the workshop, Daryl teaches every detail of his beautiful Fingertips Coins Across routine 3FlyIII, an EXCELLENT and totally impromptu "no switch" version of Out of this World, several variations of one of the most beautiful sleights in card magic, and ANYTHING ELSE any of the attendees would care to learn! Remember, seating for this workshop is limited so register soon.

Since Fresno is centrally located in the San Joaquin Valley, California, between San Francisco and Los Angeles, we're so close, why not join us for our Swap Meet & Get-Together? We've even reserved special hotel rates for your convenience if you are planning on staying the night. The hotel information is listed below:

Best Western Water Tree Inn
4141 N. Blackstone Avenue
Fresno, California

To get these special rates, just mention the Hocus Pocus Swap Meet when phoning the hotel. The Water Tree Inn is only a few minutes away from Hocus Pocus and has been host to many of our past guests, friends, and lecturers.

This promises to be a fantastic, fun-filled 2-day event. If you wish to participate or attend (or both), contact us toll-free at 800-407-4040 to reserve your spot! Reserve January 19th and 20th on your calendar and be sure to show up at:

Hocus Pocus
1492 N. Clark, # 104
Fresno, CA. 93703

Remember, to attend the Swap Meet is absolutely free and won't cost you a dime! To purchase tickets for the entire lecture package or individual lectures, call now at 800-407-4040.
Remember, to sell your magic items, you must reserve a table. To reserve your table, call now at 800-407-4040.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend these 2 days with some of magic's greatest performers, and who knows; you may pick up a bargain or two at the Swap Meet!

Now I'm signing off because tomorrow is my 17th Wedding Anniversary and tonight, Betty and I have a date! We're going to dinner at a new restaurant, and then we'll be seeing ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.

We hope to see you here next Saturday and Sunday!

Until next time,


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