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Keep up to date with the latest Magi-Fest announcements.
12
Oct

5 Minutes With… Our Guest of Honor!

A living legend in the world of magic, Mike Caveney’s fingerprints are everywhere. As a performer, he has traveled the globe and astounded audiences on national television in over 20 countries. He is a recipient of the Academy of Magical Arts “Stage Magician of the Year” award.  As an author and historian, he has received awards from the Magic Castle as well as the Magic Circle, and has authored more than twenty books on the history of magic. He is considered one of the most knowledgeable magic scholars.  As an inventor, he stunned the magic world two years ago with...
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1
Oct

5 Minutes With… Jamy Ian Swiss

Jamy Ian Swiss is one of magic’s most erudite critics. An accomplished performer and gifted scholar, Jamy’s expertise is sought after by magicians worldwide and we are so pleased to welcome him to the Fest in a rare convention appearance.   You work very few conventions. What can you tell us about your appearance at Magi-Fest? Although I have performed and lectured at many conventions over the years, both in the U.S. and internationally, for many years now the focus of my work has been on my career as a professional performer for the public, and for corporate clients, as...
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25
Sep

5 Minutes With… Eric Mead

In the hot seat this week is one of the most sophisticated magicians in the world. His relaxed demeanour and unmatched skill has taken him across the globe. He is the magician of choice for some of the brightest and wealthiest people in the world and it is easy to see why. We are THRILLED to welcome to the Fest, Eric Mead.   You lectured three years ago at Magi-Fest on three routines by Tim Conover, your dear, departed friend. What will you lecture on this time around? I honestly don’t know, and probably will not know until very close to the...
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24
Sep

5 Minutes With… Gene Anderson

Beginning today, we will be posting a series of blog posts entitled ‘5 Minutes With…’. You are in for a real treat and it is a great way to learn more about some of the fantastic performers who will be joining us at Magi-Fest this year. First up [drum roll please] is none other than Gene Anderson! You have worked Magi-Fest before, but this time you’ll be presenting a new lecture. Can you talk about this?  This lecture is essentially a tutorial on magical problem solving. It will be demonstrated and described through six “case studies.” These are favorite routines...
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24
Aug

Have you booked your workshop place?

Eric Mead added to line-up. Ben Earl Workshop filling up fast. We are thrilled to be bringing Ben Earl to the Fest in 2017 and we know that his workshop will be HUGE hit. Make sure you register before it is fully booked! Ben will debut his unifying theory of close-up magic, called “Neo-Movement.” At its core, this theory deals with three aspects of the performance of magic. Ben explains and illustrates each one with beautiful, original effects. Put all three together, and you can maximize the impact of your performance. While the subject matter is advanced, your skills need...
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