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South Tyneside International Magic Convention 2013

March 8, 2013toMarch 10, 2013

South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2013 8th – 10th March 2013

Sponsored by Magicbox

Venue – Customs House Theatre, Mill Dam, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, Ne33 1ES http://www.customshouse.co.uk

HQ Hotel – Best Western, Sea Hotel, Sea Rd, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2LD http://www.seahotel.co.uk 

2013 Convention Price Remains at £65

Includes all lectures, close-up sessions, and Gala Shows. You can also gain free access to the exclusive “Midnight Show” by Edinburgh Fringe sensation Ian D Montfort on Friday night at The Sea Hotel convention HQ

Please note: No day delegate rates are available. All acts are subject to contract.

To register please email: Karri Prinn 0191 4247986 or e-mail events@southtyneside.gov.uk


Scott Land is a puppeteer at the top of his game. His seasoned performing skills are on display in nearly every scene of Paramount Pictures’ Team America: World Police. During the making of the movie – the most expensive puppet-driven feature film ever produced – Scott did more than pull the strings on dozens of lead characters. Throughout the 4 months of shooting, Land lent his expertise to director/producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone who, shot by shot, relied on his 25 years of marionette experience to help them create their landmark film. Other screen credits include Disney’s The Princess Diaries 2, for which he created and performed a Julie Andrews look-alike marionette. His other TV and film credits include Pee Wee’s Playhouse, The Ben Stiller Show, Still Breathing, Shakes the Clown and Rodney Dangerfield’s Birthday Bash.

Sylvester the Jester ~ USA
Sylvester the Jester is a world famous, comedy magician, inventor and artist whose surreal blend of Cartoonish visual comedy and innovative magic has garnered several prestigious awards and made him a frequent guest on TV shows around the world and cemented him in high category of one the top acts in both magic and comedy world.

Charlie Frye & Co ~ USA
Acknowledging America’s rich vaudeville tradition, Charlie Frye & Company synthesize virtuosic skills and a passionate love of their art into something classic yet undeniably fresh — something that astounds even as it entertains.
For the last twenty-odd years (some odder than others), Charlie and his wife Sherry have been delighting audiences worldwide with their singular blend of silent comedy, magic, juggling, slapstick, and acrobatics. Charlie is often compared to classic comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Dick Van Dyke.

Jimmy Carlo ~ UK
JIMBO is acknowledged as one of the leading Children’s Entertainers in the UK. Renowned as a top class performer he presents magic of the highest calibre leaving children both amused and amazed. Jimbo has travelled around the world entertaining with his unique brand of magic, and has, for a number of years entertained at all major holiday centres in the UK plus, TV, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Top Venue’s and Hotel Chains Worldwide. Jimbo, made history in 1991 by becoming the first act ever to win 3 major awards at the British Ring’s International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in Great Yarmouth. The awards were; Best Magic Act, Most Original Act, Best Comedy Act. 1999 also saw Jimmy win the coveted title of British Champion of Comedy Magic. Then to add to his accolades he was crowned KIDabra International Family Entertainer of the year 2009.

Dani DaOrtiz ~ Spain
Dani DaOrtiz is a rising star of Spanish close-up magic, who many consider the next Juan Tamariz. He has many publications to his credit and is the editor of ElManuscrito, a magazine which focuses on articles of lasting depth about the foremost figures and milestones in magic.

Gaston ~ Germany
Two-time FISM Champion, Gaston, is a key member of the famed Flicking Fingers and one of magic’s most creative performers. Discover the genius for yourself and see first hand the theatrical brilliance of Gaston.
He performs in a way that will go straight to your heart. He is a master of metamorphosis – both as a magician and as a performer. Spectators enjoy it when he plays with different characters: the likeable nerd, the strange egocentric, the dazzling seducer, the inscrutable Mafioso, the ingenious professor, the conceited prima donna, the child, the animal, Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad wolf…Just tell him what he’s supposed to, choose a topic and a language, and he will comply – within seconds.

Graeme Jolley ~ UK
Graham is one of Britain’s top mentalists and one of the magicians who fooled Penn & Teller on their British television series. Known for his razor sharp wit and rapid-fire mind reading, Graham is one of the UK’s top comedy performers. His inspirations are Al Koran and Chan Canasta and he brings a uniquely entertaining style to this genre of magic.

Peter Turner became interested in magic at the age of 5, making the transition into mentalism at the age of 15 and has been performing professionally for several years. His first book titled Devious Realities was published by the highly regarded ‘Wizard’ Kenton Knepper, who openly admitted he was fooled and impressed by Peter’s material.
Peter is widely known for his use of sneaky tactics, daring techniques and use of perception control to create clean elegant effects. His second book ‘Dare to BOLD’ is now on release and aimed at seasoned performers that are looking for workable material. Since then Peter has published several more books, has consulted for various performers around Europe.
Peter is quickly becoming known for his unique thinking and over the last few months as created quite a stir in the mentalism community.

Dale Shrimpton ~ UK
Dale will present “Ring out your dead”. The talk combines some tried and tested pendulum effects, and tales from the Freddie Valentine Datchet seances. And how the Pendulum can be used in a table hopping environment.
Friday 8th March 2013
• Scott Land
• Dani DaOrtiz
• Sylvester the Jester
• Pete Turner
• Brian Sefton
• Ian D Montfort
• John Archer (compere)

Saturday 9th March 2013
• Charlie Frye & Co
• Scott Land
• Brian Sefton
• Graham Jolley
• Gaston
• Rob James
• Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee (compere)

• Pete Turner

(Please note that there is an additional charge for the Master-classes)
Prices and full details to be announced
• Dani DaOrtiz
• Scott Land
• Sylvester the Jester
NOTE: All acts subject to contract (nights may vary)

Please check the following websites for any updates:

South Tyneside International Magic Convention 2013 Dates Announced

May 31st, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

The ever successful South Tyneside International Magic Convention  has been confirmed to be Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2013 thanks to the main sponsors Magicbox, Customs House and South Tyneside Council.

The price remains at £65 includes all lectures, close-up sessions, 2 Gala Shows. You can also gain free access to the exclusive “Midnight Show” on Friday night at the convention HQ

Registration is NOT open yet – previous delegates will be offered spaces first – that will be sometime in the Summer

Names of lecturers and performers should start to be announced in the next couple of weeks, and every year there are performers and lecturers who have never appeared in the UK before.

In the past the convention has had names including Greg Wilson, Sylvester the Jester, Richard Osterlind, Jamy Ian Swiss, Michael Finney, Gaston Quieto, Docc Hilford, Daniel Garcia, Robert Baxt, Trixie Bond, Alain Nu and Brando & Silvana. Add to those names Max Maven, Boris Wild, Banachek, Paul Daniels, Geoffrey Durham, Pete Firman. Luke Jermay, Marc Paul, David Berglas, Whit Haydn, Shoot Ogawa, Romany Charlie Frye, Juan Tamariz, John Archer, Terry Herbert, Quentin Reynolds, John Lenahan, Patrick Redford, Paul Romhany, Steve Axtell and Bob Sheets, David Williamson, Banachek, Brad Manuel, Joshua Quinn, Tim Sonefelt, Simon Drake, Wayne Dobson, Lennart Green, Roni Shachnaey, Richard McDougall, Jeton, Shahid Malik, Jason Latimer, Paul Vigil, Andrew Van Buren, Jon Stetson, Colin McLeod, Norbert Ferre, Nicholas Einhorn, David Stone and Gary Dunn.

This years convention featured David Regal, Levent, Rob Torres, Markus Beldig, Robert Temple, Ricky McLeod, Mat Ricardo, Archini & Smith High Jinx and Christian Schenk.

If you cannot attend the entire weekend (and we’d fully recommend it) you can join a Master Class on the Sunday afternoon.

Master Classes are ideal because sometimes the lecturers would like to spend more time on a particular effect. They are also a way of getting to see and learn from a performer in an intimate setting, and perhaps getting one-on-one instruction on a routine that has been developed and perfected over years, saving you months of trial and experimentation. Each Master Class is limited to 20 people

Full details will be announced soon.

EMC 2012 Early Bird Registration Finishes Thursday!

May 29th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

Essential Magic Conference
You only have until Thursday 31st May to grab the EMC 2012 Early Bird Registration, if you do, you’ll receive amazing bonuses.

You will get 25% discount on any Essential Magic Collection DVDs. These include the Box Sets of Rene Lavand, Dani DaOrtiz, Lennart Green, Luis de Matos and past EMCs.

And you will be entered into our $3,500 Magic Draw. Murphys Magic Supplies has put together a bumper box of magic goodies. Every Early Bird registration is automatically entered for the draw. It’s winner take all. You can view the complete list of prizes here.

Join in on the 27th, 28th and 29th of July for the third and final event in the Essential Magic Conference Trilogy. The Essential Magic Conference is the world’s first digital conference for magic and magicians. 33 magicians, 3 days of magic.

Watch live via the internet. View on your computer, your iPad or even your iPhone. Watch all sessions online and on-demand for one year. And receive an 8 DVD Box Set of all the sessions once the conference is over. DVDs mailed post free to anywhere in the world.

Conference package is US $99 or EUR €75 for access live and on-demand plus DVD set.

Announced so far for EMC 2012 are Armando Lucero, Bill Malone, Chris Kenner, Daniel Madison, David Williamson, Denis Behr, Eberhard Riese, Eric Mead, Gaetan Bloom, Graham Jolley, Guy Hollingworth, Marco Tempest, Norberto Jansenson, Paul Daniels, Paul Harris, Steve Cohen, Tom Stone, Topas, Woody Aragón, Yann Frisch and Yigal Mesika!

More speakers to be announced soon…

Register on the main Essential Magic Conference website

We are proud once again to be a Media Partner of the Essential Magic Conference.

Magicians of Facebook Convention, Bromsgrove

October 21, 2012

Magicians of Facebook UK will be holding their first-ever convention in Bromsgrove, at the Holiday Inn on Sunday 21st October 2012.

The day will feature lectures from Luke JermayStephen LeathwaiteWayne Goodman, and Tom Crosbie. There will also be some great dealers, plus many deals for you with some great competitions! The organisers are also planning a fun night the evening before (Saturday).

There will be a show with Luke JermayTom Crosbie and Alex Fisher (Bizarre Magic) and finish off in the bar for a drink and a jam, this is however very limited.

All this is for only £20 for the day. Full details can be found at their Facebook Page or their website

Magicians of Facebook Convention Announced

May 28th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

MOFUK Convention 2012
Magicians of Facebook UK will be holding their first-ever convention in Bromsgrove, at the Holiday Inn on Sunday 21st October 2012.

The day will feature lectures from Luke Jermay, Stephen Leathwaite, Wayne Goodman, and Tom Crosbie. There will also be some great dealers, plus many deals for you with some great competitions! The organisers are also planning a fun night the evening before (Saturday).

There will be a show with Luke Jermay, Tom Crosbie and Alex Fisher (Bizarre Magic) and finish off in the bar for a drink and a jam, this is however very limited.

All this is for only £20 for the day. Full details can be found at their Facebook Page or their website

FISM 2012 Delegate Packs

May 28th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

FISM 2012 BagFISM 2012 is fast approaching and the Blackpool Magicians’ Club club have said that they have been extremely busy in preparation.

The FISM bag that each registrant will receive will be crammed full of goodies – including a Jack Hughes World of Magic compilation hard backed 230 page book priced at £150.00, a limited edition Magical Cooper Bear, a large colour Souvenir Programme, a box of Hanky Panky Magic Tricks. Plus one lucky registrant will receive a genuine £6,500 diamond to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

FISM 2012 in Blackpool takes place 9th-14th July 2012 full details and booking information can be found on the Official FISM 2012 website