Mark Holstein Well known Illusionist Mark Holstein makes a special appearance at the 2011 Get Together as the Master of Ceremonies for one of the shows. Mark, along with his wife Sue, have toured the United States with their illusion act, "The Holsteins" and are a Magic Get Together favorite, having appeared together as Get Together performers in 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2009. Mark continues a tradition of magic handed down from Percy Abbott,Werner Dornfeld, and William Smetak - that tradition being stage manager of the Abbott Magic Get Together. Mark Holstein holds the distinction of being the first magician to win the Jerry Conklin Abbott Magic Family Award. His wife Sue is the daughter of Bill Smetak, the legendary magician and former Abbott stage manager of whom that Get Together stage has been named in honor of. Mark also is an author of magic and has penned several articles and cover stories for Magic Magazine (my favorite being his article on De Yip Loo, the famous Chinese magician who performed several times at the Get Together).