Personally Speaking – May05

Personally Speaking – Spring 2005

Spring has sprung, here in the mid-west! Flowers, rain, allergies, and longer days! Hooray. In this edition, we are proud to highlight one of our team members – Craig Cole. My son Mark wrote the article right after the Seminar, and we’re happy to share it with you. Continue to the end of this article to read it!

There is no better way to celebrate Spring than with our annual “One Day Magic Sale” at Stevens Magic Emporium.

One of the Four Lectures

Every spring we hold a “One Day” event at the shop with great savings plus a lecture for early attendees, topped off with a huge array of magical goodies! It’s a fun, fun time for all, and this year over 56 locals attended and had a great magic time! Starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs until the last “magi” leaves!


Yum Yum – Eat Em’ up!

But what was special this year was our celebration of serving magicians for thirty years, of having a full-time retail operation. Never did we dream that we would have the business for such a long time, when we started it in 1965. After working in a home studio for 10 years, in 1975, Stevens Magic Emporium entered a new era and did what every business person said couldn’t be done – open up a retail magic shop in Wichita , Kansas (population 320,000 at the time).

Preparing for the onslaught

Then in 1975 moved into 3238 E. Douglas for our first full-retail business! The celebration was highlighting our years as a open to the public, brick and mortar magic store since 1975. In 1998 we moved to our new location at 2520 E. Douglas and are almost out of room yet again!

Some Goodies on Display

Wow…but what fun this “old man” has had in those years. I have been able to travel the world with a “Bag of Tricks” and met so, so many wonderful lovers of our art! I’ve seen such great magic and attended conventions all over America as well!

More Goodies in the Front Room too.