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High Country Collectors Conference

A special one-time Collectors Meeting will be held in the beautiful High Country town of Blowing Rock, NC. August 17-18, 2018. Because of the visits to private collections, registration for this event is limited to 30 participants. 

Registrations will be accepted in the order received. 

We plan a full program and have a number of speakers scheduled. We still have openings for a few speakers. If you are interested in making a presentation please inform us of your proposed topic. 

Edwin A. Dawes - Guest of Honor


Registration: $250 non-refundable by PayPal to Bill@spoonermagic.com. Send checks to Bill Spooner @P.O.Box 848, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. 

Rooms: A block of rooms are being held at the Holiday Inn Express in Blowing Rock. The rate for Friday and Saturday is $135 plus tax. Weeknights are $80 plus tax. These group rates will be available before and after the conference for those who wish to extend their stay. 

Venue: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. 

Meals: Breakfast is included at the hotel. Registration includes lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday as well as all breaks. 

Airport: The nearest airport is Charlotte International (CLT) which is 75 minutes from Blowing Rock.

Blowing Rock: Crown of the Blue Ridge - www.blowingrock.com. 

Special Event: On Sunday August 19th there will be a visit Marion, NC to experience Dr. Cato and Susan Holler’s fantastic Libartorium and additions to their magic collection. Words cannot describe the Libartorium it must be seen. 

 The cost for this event is $50.00 which includes bus transportation and lunch.

Dr. Cato & Susan Holler

Register and pay on PayPal to Bill@spoonermagic.com. For more information contact: 

Gerry Hayes | Bill Spooner | Steve Beam

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