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Abbotts 76th Get Together 2013

by Greg Bordner

Right after “How’d you do that?” and “Can you make my wife disappear?”, the question I get asked most frequently is: “What is the future of Abbotts Magic Get Together?”

The goal of the Abbott Magic Get-Together is to put on five excellent shows, please a full house of customers, and do it all again next year. Of course, the logistics of doing this in a small town is like bringing Vegas to Mayberry, which is a magical feat all in its own.

In addition we stage lectures and workshops, Vent-O-Rama, Magic Ministers sessions, showcase Street Entertainers, give tours of the cemetary, and even put on a fireworks show. We have been doing this now for 76 years and it has become an annual tradition, as well as a true labor of love for myself and my family.

Let me address the short term plan first. My health is better now than ever and I plan on being here for several more years. I have printed the dates for the next four years on the Abbott Convention bags for registrants of this year’s Get-Together. They are August 6, 7, 8, 9 of 2014; August 5, 6, 7, 8, 2015; August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2016; and August 2, 3, 4, 5, 2017. This will take us to the 80th Magic Get Together.

The long term plan simple. We want Abbott’s to have a 100th Get-Together. In order to do this we must adapt to meet the challenges of the future. This year, I have added Groupon and a huge billboard on I-69 to my marketing plans. Already we have created our own placemats for the restaurants in our area.

We have also gone full throttle into the digital age with our selection of magic downloads. Incredibly, we have nearly 1200 different titles available from Abbott’s, everything from Percy Abbott to some of the latest magic of today. With a Facebook page that boasts one of the longest timelines in magic, and several amazing websites (my two favorites are www.abbottmagic.com and www.magicgettogether.com), we have stepped in to the twenty-first century and are doing better than ever. So, with international shipping and showroom sales, Abbotts Manufacturing Company will be here for many years to come.

We hope to see you Aug 7,8,9,10 to help celebrate our 76th Get-Together, and let me be the first to personally invite you our 100th celebration in 2037!

—Greg Bordner
President









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