Christmas Party/Convention

November 30-December 2, 2017 will be our Christmas Party/Mini-Magic convention in Branson, Missouri. (Actually in Hollister, just five minutes south of where the main strip of Branson entertainment begins.)

The party/convention is all about having fun with friends, while learning new magic and improving your performance skills.


Location: 162 Industrial Park Drive, Suite F, Hollister, MO 65672.  (Easy to find. Directly across from the YMCA)

Special features:  Lectures on Christmas Magic.  An opportunity to perform a five minute routine and get personal coaching. A full scale “Grand Magic Christmas Show.”  A magical Christmas party. An evening gala show featuring various magicians.  Attendance at the Dave Hamner “Unbelievable” show in Branson. Attendance at the Taylor Reed magic show in Branson.

Motels: The convention is not using a particular motel. There are so many good choices in Branson.  Just check the internet. If you are looking for a low budget yet comfortable motel, try the Peachtree Inn.  If looking for a water park and many amenities, try the Grand Country Inn.  It is normally quite easy to find rooms in Branson for around $60 per night.  There are yet cheaper rooms, and more expensive.  Find what works for you!

Food: We will have several lunchs on site at the conference. Otherwise, we are surrounded by places to eat. As with motels, you have many choices, go with what you prefer.

Cost: $50 per person covers the entire conference and all the shows. (That’s right, it even covers your tickets to the two big Branson shows we will attend.)  If you only want to attend the Christmas party (8:30 PM Friday night), cost is $10.00.

How To Register: Email Duane at or call Mary at 406-291-2004.   You can pay with credit card now, or pay when you arrive. The important thing is that we know you are coming to be sure we have room for everyone. Please let us know as soon as possible about your plan to attend!

NOTE: The schedule below is subject to change, but it is what we have in mind now. If changes are made, we will post them immediately.   What you will not see on the schedule below is the extra gags and bits of business we are preparing for you.  We are determined for this convention/party to truly be fun.  We have designed the schedule to allow for fellowship and the development of relationships.

Schedule: Grand Magic Christmas Party/Mini Magic Convention

Thursday November 30
4:00 PM – Registration and Reception at our new Grand Magic convention facility (162 industrial Park Drive, Suite F, in Hollister)
6:00 PM – Dinner (On your own or with new friends you meet at the reception)
8:00 PM – “Unbelievable” (Dave Hamner variety show in Branson)
10:30 – 11:30 – Social Hour at iHop
Friday December 1
9:00 AM – Doors open. Shop at the magic store on site.
10:00 AM – Announcements & “Meet Taylor Reed”
10:45 AM – Break
11:00 AM – A Magical Escape
12:00 Noon – Lunch on site
1:00 PM – Lecture #1: Christmas Magic For Church And Ministry Events
3:00 PM – Meet Dave Hamner (Interview on creativity and show development
4:15 – Lecture #2: Christmas Magic For Church And Ministry Events (Part 2)
5:00 PM – Dinner (On your own or with friends you have made at the convention)
6:00 PM – Doors open for evening show
7:00 PM – The Grand Magic Christmas Magic Show Spectacular!
8:30 PM – The Grand Magic Christmas Party
Saturday December 2
9:00 AM – Doors open. Shop at the magic store on site
10:00 AM – Lecture #3: Christmas Magic For General Audiences”
12:00 Noon – Lunch on site
1:00 PM – Lecture #4: “Magical Marketing/How To Get More Shows”
1:45 PM – Lecture #5: “Ideas For Creating Props and Scenery For Shows”
2:15 PM – Break/Leave for Taylor Reed Show
3:00 PM – Taylor Reed Magic Show
5:00 PM – Dinner on your own or with friends you’ve made at the convention)
6:00 PM – Doors open for evening show
7:00 PM – Gala Show (Various magicians/entertainers presenting a full-scale evening show)
9:00 PM – After Party/Photos with friends