We’re pleased to welcome Caleb to the Magi-Fest for the first time. He specializes in high-impact card magic that is easy to do, and he’ll kick off our convention with a brand-new Thursday Night Lecture.
Mark is a headline magician who has performed on the biggest stages in Europe, and is a top headliner on the world’s most luxurious cruise-ship lines. Mark rarely works in the US and we’re honored to have him on our stage.
We’ll hear from two inspirational magicians! Sam Sandler will tell us the amazing, true story of how he woke up one morning to find that he was deaf, and how he has overcome this obstacle to tour the country doing magic professionally. And Ice McDonald makes a return to the Magi-Fest stage for an illuminating talk.
Doug Isenberg: Doug is an internationally recognized lawyer, and he will discuss intellectual property as it applies to magic. The Memory Arts: Sarah and David Trustman will show us how to vastly improve our memories, and specifically how to memorize a deck of cards. Rick Smith Jr.: A Guinness World Record Holder for card throwing, and the undisputed world expert on the subject. He’ll speak to us about his storied career throwing cards, and give us an onstage demonstration. The Hope of Magic: Last year there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when a group of students presented some magic in the face of adversity. Onstage, we promised to gift them with some new magic props if they would come back to perform for us. We can’t wait to see what they do!
Why is there so much bad magic? How many magic tricks are sold around the world? Is the internet good or bad for magic? This unusual panel discussion will feature several luminaries in the magic retail world, in a frank discussion about the innovations, problems, and solutions that are worth discussing when it comes to making magic better.
It’s rare to see a living legend live onstage, and we’re beyond honored to welcome the inimitable Max Maven to our gathering. Max will astound with the mentalism that has taken him to stages all over the world.
Want to throw cards at targets? Want to win amazing magic? Want to learn card scaling from the undisputed best card thrower in history? Want to learn how to defend yourself and torment your enemies with playing cards? Then don’t miss this late-night contest, in which we’ll crown a Magi-Fest card throwing champion!
We say this every year, and we’ll say it again. Do not miss this unique event. We invite 200 young children to attend a magic show by the incredible Mario Marchese, who has appeared on numerous times on national television. Immediately following his innovative kids show, the kids are dismissed and Mario will speak to you about his unique approach to kids magic, which includes electronic magic the likes of which nobody has ever seen!
Josh Janousky: Josh will perform several of his latest inventions, which you may have seen going viral on the net! Timothy Paul: A wildly original close-up magician, Timothy will surprise you with two unpublished card routines, and then explain how they work. Allan Kronzek: To celebrate the release of his book, Allan will present two never-before-seen card effects. Ben Seidman: One of the country’s leading traveling performers gives us his take on some brilliant close-up magic.
Mark has an endearing, engaging style, and his parlor material is as amazing as it is hilarious. He created the bestselling trick of 2016, “AmazeBox,” but he has a great deal more to share in this lecture.