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Uri Geller – Genii Birthday Bash Podcast

September 9th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

Uri Geller

Genii’s 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash, is now fast approaching, Celebrating 75 years of Genii, The Conjurors’ Magazine takes place at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, October 4, 5, 6, 2012.

You can listen to the Genii Forum’s very own mrgoat (aka Damian Jennings) have a chat with the amazing Uri Geller by clicking play below.. What will he be lecturing about? What will he perform? Find out right now!

Further information and updates can be found at the Genii 75th Anniversary Birthday Bash website

Click below to listen to the podcast

IBM British Ring Convention – Brian Sefton – ‘Tips on Manips’

August 30th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

Brian SeftonThe IBM (British Ring) is pleased to announce that Brian Sefton (photo) is the latest name to be added to the list of lecturers at the 2012 Great Yarmouth Convention (26th – 30th September)

The title “Tips on Manips” will detail the handling and manipulation of cards, billiard balls and thimbles taken from his long standing and highly successful manipulation act.   Many people will be more familiar with Brian’s Dove and Patter acts but this former British Ring Shield winner clearly has plenty more to offer.

The event takes place at 2.00pm on Thursday 27th September  at the Britannia Pier theatre.  For further information on this 76th British Ring convention please go to www.magicconvention.co.uk

International Magic Convention – David Berglas International Magic Award

August 23rd, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

“Who Will It Be?” is the question on everyone’s lips before the presentation of the David Berglas International Magic Award at The International Magic Convention each year . Always a closely guarded secret, previous recipients have included Uri Geller, David Copperfield, Juan Tamariz and Derren Brown all of whom, following the presentation, have opened themselves to questions from the Convention audience and provided an amazingly frank, illuminating and entertaining hour.

This year promises to be no different with the recipient being … well that would be telling. The only way to find out and be part of this amazing annual event is to be sure to be in the audience on the Sunday afternoon. The presentation closes the daytime events of the Convention which runs from the Friday evening to Sunday (November 16-18 2012) and this year features 7 lectures, 2 special stage shows, the close up competition, and two Gala Shows – one close up and one stage.

A full weekend of top notch magic, comedy and variety to satisfy even the most voracious of magical appetities, and as if that isn’t enough you even have a chance to have in-depth day  seminars on your particular interests in magic at The Festival of Magic in the week leading up to the Convention. Full details and registrations available on The International Magic Convention website

Magi-Fest Ultra-Early Bird Offer Ends Tomorrow!

August 18th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

Columbus Magi-Fest Magic ConventionWhen Magi-Fest was relaunched, the organisers wanted to do something to thank the early registrants with a heavy discount, making registration just $110 for the first week. That offer ends on August 19 at midday EDT/ Ohio time, when the price will go up to the standard Magi-Fest rate of $130 and then to $150 on December 1st. If you haven’t, there’s still chance! Register now.

Magi-Fest takes place 24 – 26 Jan 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. You can find out more about Magi-Fest at the official website


International Magic Convention – Larger Extended Dealer Area and Parlour Performance Area

August 17th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

The Mermaid Theatre Complex has recently undergone something of a renovation and extension which means that International Magic are very happy to announce that during the International Magic Convention later this year (November 16-18 2012)  the Dealers will now all be situated in the extended Newgate Suite.

Not only will this allow easier access from the theatre between events, but also the new space will allow the Convention to feature even more dealers than in the past, alongside a new extra room where Michael Vincent will be performing short Parlour type performances before the Gala Show on Saturday and Sunday night. Alongside Michael’s performance there will be, as always, strolling close up performers and with the foyer space of the theatre also being doubled in size during the building work, even more room to enjoy the pre-show entertainment.

Convention co-organiser Noel Britten says “We’ve always considered we have the best facilities of any of the all-round UK Conventions in terms of the theatre for lectures, close up and stage but the dealers have always been tucked away slightly and a bit of a walk towards the back of the building, now that has all changed, and for us as a venue choice it has added the cherry to the top of the cake”

International Magic Convention and Festival – Schedule of Events

August 11th, 2012 - Magic Convention Guide

The International Magic Convention and Festival of Magic schedule has now been released.

The Convention takes place at The Mermaid Theatre (November 16-18 2012), with the festival of magic taking place at the Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ (November 12th- 17th 2012)

Schedule Of Events For The London Festival Of Magic: All The Below Festival Events Take Place At The Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane Fleet Street, London Ec4Y 8Eq

Doors Open 10.30am for 11am start Doors Open 7pm for 7.30pm start
Monday 12th November DIRECTIONS
Joanie Spina, Andy Nyman, Richard McDougall
Rob James – Magicana
Second Show To be Announced
Tuesday 13th November CARD MAGIC
Woody Aragon, Michael Vincent, Will Houstoun, Vincent Hedan
Woody Aragon
Second Show To be Announced
Wednesday 14th November MENTALISM
Chris Cox, Ian Rowland, Luke Jermay, Joe Atmore, Vincent Hedan
MENTALISM Shows;Chris Cox – Fatal Distraction
Ian Rowland
Thursday 15th November PERCEPTION & DECEPTION
Richard Wiseman, Pete Lamont, Arthur Benjamin
Luke Jermay
Second Show To Be Announced
Friday 16th November COMEDY MAGIC
Stephen Bargatze, Juan Tamariz, Rick Merrill, Neal Austin
See Convention Schedule below
Saturday 17th November JUAN TAMARIZOne Man Show

Schedule Of Events For The 41St International Magic Convention: All The Below Festival Events Take Place At The Mermaid Theatre, Puddle Dock, London Ec4Y 3Db

Friday 16th November See The London Festival of Magic Doors Open 6.30 for 7pm start:
19:30-20:30 Dunninger Radio Show Recreation
20:45-21:45 Jeff McBride Lecture
22:00-23:00 Comedy Mentalism Show
Saturday 17th November Doors open 9.30am, first event 10am
10:30-13:30 Close Up Competition
14:00-15:00 Stephen Bargatze Lecture
15:30-16:30 Eric Mead Lecture
17:00-18:00 Simon Drake Lecture
Doors open 6pm for 7.30pm start
International Magic & Variety Show (performance 1)
Sunay 18th November Doors open 10am, first event 10.30am
DEALERS OPEN ALL DAY10:30-11:30 Joanie Spina Lecture
12:00-12:15 Close Up Comp Award
12:15-13:30 Close Up Gala with Eric Mead, Stephen Bargatze, Rick Merrill, Woody Aragón
13:45-14:45 Rick Merrill Lecture
15:00-16:30 Juan Tamariz Lecture
17:00-18:00 David Berglas Award to ??
Doors open 6pm for 7.30pm start
International Magic & Variety Show (performance 2)

You can read further news and updates on this years International Magic Convention as well as registering for the convention and festival at the International Magic website.