Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States
2006 Convention

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Convention Dates:

    September 7 - 9, 2006

Convention Location:

    The Radisson Hotel
    Trevose, PA

Convention Committee:

  • General Chairman - Mike Miller
  • Registrar - John Beinhaur
  • Publicity - Beth Sheligo
  • Site - Mike Miller and Beth Sheligo
  • Talent - Phil Milstead and Mike Miller
  • Contest - David Bowers
  • Dealers - Scott Correll


  • ___ Attendees
  • ___ Dealers

Award Winners:

  • Best Assistant - Nadine Dickson
  • Larry West Memorial Award for Best Close-Up, Junior - Not given
  • Close-Up, Adult - Michael Scanzello
  • General Magic - Denis Kovkiv
  • Stage Manipulation - Forrest Chapman
  • Earl Canapp Comedy Award - Forrest Chapman
  • Junior Stage - Denis Kovkiv
  • Mentalism - Nick Santaluccia
  • Clint Reidel Best Act of Competition Award - Bill Dickson
  • Originality - Michael Scanzello
  • Pierre Fontaine Outstanding Newcomer of the Year Award - Shari Nelson
  • M.A.E.S. Award of Excellence - Denis Kovkiv
  • William H. Endlich Award, to the person who best exhibits the spirit of M.A.E.S. - Scott Correll

The Acts:

Danny Archer From 1987 to 1991, Danny Archer worked at the Philadelphia Magic Company. He has performed at a number of conventions including Magic Spectram in Montreal, the prestigious Blackpool Convention and FFFF in Buffalo. His magic is created to be performed in real world situations.


Alain Choquette Unlike most professional magicians, Alain Choquette sticks to the basics of his trade without using a great deal of Hollywood-style special effects. For an evening full of humor and good old-fashioned entertainment, Alain Choquette is sure to deliver the goods.


Andy Dallas President of the Society of American Magicians, Andy Dallas is an escape artist and magician, and the recipient of the Aurora Awards for his work in radio and television as a comedy writer and television personality.


Give And Take Give & Take Jugglers began in 1976, founded by then 5th grade school teacher Dave Giles. With a troupe that is reminiscent of a renaissance guild, G&T; has delighted audiences for over two decades. Their style is best described as family oriented new vaudeville.


Gustafsons Richard Gustafson is the Dean of the M.A.E.S and a past National President of the Society of American Magicians. Together with his wife, Joanne, he has performed "Magic by Candlelight" on numerous TV shows, including the Ed Sullivan Show, in U.S. and abroad.


Richard Hughes Richard Hughes is generally regarded as the world's leading authority on feather flower magic. Using primarily silks and flowers, Richard blends colorful and strong magic, within a classical setting, into a solid routine of high audience impact "flash" magic that is timeless.


Joshua Jay Specializing in sleight-of-hand magic, Joshua Jay's unique style has earned him the critical acclaim necessary to maintain an international performing schedule. Joshua is a monthly columnist for MAGIC Magazine.


Tom Jones Tom Jones ("Wild Magic") is a native of Upstate New York. His peers have recognized his skills - The International Brotherhood of Magicians honored him as "Magician of the Year.


Shari Nelson Shari Nelson is the daughter of magician parents. Shari has been featured at the Bob Little Convention and the Philadelphia S.A.M. Winter Holiday Show. Shari also studies dance and acting.


Ken Scott Ken Scott was voted Atlanta Magician of the year 2001. He has appeared on numbers television shows including NBC, Fox TV Atlanta, and CNN Headline news. Ken has been invited two times to perform at the White House for the annual Easter Egg roll.


Mike Snyder & Donna The award-winning act of Mike Snyder & Donna is a unique blend of magic and large illusions, audience participation and comedy. Performing as partners, the team has won numerous awards through the years and they're constantly thinking of new ways to "WOW" the audience.


Tim Sonefelt Tim Sonefelt received the Hal Martin Award for Excellence in Magical Stage Performance at the SouthEastern Association of Magicians Convention in Charlotte, NC in 1990 for his dove and manipulation act. In January of 1998 he became the very first recipient of the SC Magician of the Year Award, presented by SCAM (South Carolina Assoc. of Magicians).


Glenn Strange Glenn Strange has won numerous awards in competitions throughout the United States. Glenn's original comedy routines, and tricks have been published in many books and international magazines. He has been a featured performer at the most respected and renowned of magic conventions in the world.


The Dealers:

  • Danny Archer
  • Alain Choquette (Spectram)
  • Scott Correll
  • Denny and Lee
  • Diamond Magic
  • Craig Dickson
  • Empire Magic
  • Richard Hughes
  • Joshua Jay
  • Bob Little
  • Joe Mogar
  • Tim Sonefelt
  • Wild Magic
  • Ziggy's Magic Shop