ankee Gathering IX was held November 14-16, 2002 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.  The three-day schedule of events included Lectures, Performers, Dealers, Exhibits, a Banquet, an Auction, and a Flea Market.

The convention honored Dr. Morris & Chesley Young, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to magic, magic collecting, and conjuring history.  Tragically, Dr. Young passed away en route to the Gathering, but he was remembered in heartfelt tributes at the Saturday evening gala dinner event.

The Gathering featured lectures from many experts in magic history and collecting, and we are extremely grateful to these speakers for making the convention so memorable:

bullet Peter Lane, Magicians and Moving Pictures
bullet Fr. Cyprian Murray, Cine-Mentalists II: The Film Portrayal of Psychic Entertainers
bullet Mark Wilson, Mark Wilson: The Inside Story
bullet David Haversat, McArdle and His Magic
bullet Phil Schwartz, Thayer: As the Wood Turns
bullet Gabe Fajuri, The Sphinx: One Man's Monument to Magic
bullet Charles Pecor, John Rannie and Me
bullet Ray Ricard, Unknown Books Containing Magic