Magicians Take Over Michigan Town

April 5, 2014

This week something magical happens in Michigan. No it’s not getting voters to the polls for a primary election. It’s a convention of magicians happening in the small mid-Michigan town of Colon. So many magicians, in fact, it actually doubles the population of a town whose signature industry is selling magic – from card tricks to large stage illusions. The Magic Get Together envelopes all of Colon, but the tricks are produced in a long, jet black building decorated with dancing skeletons – the Abbotts Magic Factory. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter telephoned the factory to talk about this week’s Get Together and reached Abbott’s Magician-on-call, B.J. Mallen.