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Juan Tamariz and Jeff McBride Announced for International Magic Convention 2012

June 9th, 2012 by Magic Convention Guide

Jeff McBride

Juan Tamariz and Jeff McBride are the first two of many headline names to be announced to appear at The International Magic Convention at The Mermaid Theatre in central London later this year. The 41st Convention (known affectionately as Ron’s Day after it’s founder Ron MacMillan) will run from the 16th to the 18th of November 2012 and will continue it’s long standing reputation of bringing you some of the best known names in magic along with underground stars and breaking talent at, what are widely regarded as, the best Magic Convention facilities in the UK.

Juan will be lecturing and performing within the Convention and also presenting his One Man Show on the Saturday Night as an extra event. This show will be held at The Bridewell Theatre and continues the Convention’s desire to showcase some of the world’s greatest performers in a solo show environment. We know that the audience this year will experience the same sort theatrical and memorable event as those who have attended Rene Lavand and Max Maven’s shows in previous years. Tickets to this show will be sold separately to the main Convention and will act as an alternative to the Gala Show on the Saturday (but don’t worry if you want to see the Gala Show it will be repeated as always on the Sunday night too – Martin MacMillan who runs the Convention has always been keen that Conventioneers get the chance to see ALL the events of the weekend and not have to make choices between one event and lecture or another).
Jeff McBride, another universally recognised figure in the world of magic will also be appearing over the weekend not only as a lecturer but we are also delighted that he will be performing several of his pieces that have become modern day classics in the Gala Show. More names will be announced over the next few weeks along with full details of the Festival Of Magic (Nov 12th – 16th).
The Festival runs at the Bridewell Theatre in the week leading up to the Convention (12th-16th November) with each day being themed around a particular aspect of magic allowing real in-depth analysis of themes, performance and technique. Tickets will be available for individual days and also discounts will be available for multiple day purchases – so check out the full programme of days before making your purchase. The Festival ran for the first time last year and was an unqualified success in allowing magicians to spend more time with some of the stars of the Convention in a more ‘niche’ environment than the general Convention allows.

“Last years Convention celebrated the 40th annual Convention and we pulled out all the stops with people saying it was one of our best ever. We set the bar high and look forward to reaching it again this year.” - Noel Britten, Convention Event Co-ordinator