New Zealand International Magicians Convention update #3
to announce that John Shryock (USA) has been added to the
Shryock masterfully incorporates skillful magic and grand
illusion with drama, dance, and comedy and creates for his
audiences a mystical world of laughter, wonder, and amazement.
John's high-energy, charismatic stage personality is infectious
and the audience experiences this almost as if they were performing
the magic themselves. They leave exhilarated and completely
A popular entertainer known for his million dollar smile has
performed in over 100 cities across three continents. He is
regularly featured on television and in the top casinos, night
clubs, cruise ships, conventions, and resorts across the globe.
Audiences worldwide have enjoyed John's energetic personality,
captivating "sleight of hand" and spellbinding illusions.
His impressive skills earned a command performance at President
George W. Bush's Gala Inaugural Ball and numerous appearances
on the nationally broadcast television series, "Masters
of Illusion". John is also a favorite performer at Caesars
Magical Empire at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and is one of
the few magicians in the world well versed enough to have
performed in all three showrooms at the world famous Magic
Castle in Hollywood, CA. John is the 1992 winner of "The
Battle of the Magicians" and is the author of a book
on magic, entitled Sleightly Tricky. When John is not performing
on the world's stages or creating innovative magic, he tours
as a guest lecturer for various magicians' societies.
John began learning magic at the age of sixteen when his father
gave him a magic set for Christmas. He was soon amazing his
friends and family with progressively advanced sleight of
hand magic. This childhood hobby quickly became a professional
career as he began traveling the country as a headliner in
comedy clubs and performing his award winning bird act on
luxury cruise liners.
For those attending eg from Christchurch or Wellington take
advantage of the special deals that Qantas
and Air New Zealand
are now offering if you purchase your ticket online eg
Christchurch return $158 and Wellington return $138.
Because the seats are limited and the convention is at peak
holiday time, you will need to book these as soon as possible.
29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention will be
held in Auckland New Zealand from the night of December
27th 2008 to January 1st 2009, 1.00am.
Registrations will open during the afternoon/evening of 27
The official registration form for the convention can be downloaded
Convention registration can be paid by cheque or direct
Direct credit details
Account name: International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring
160) or IBM Ring 160
Account no: 020223 - 0080757 - 00
you don't have internet web access contact Ross Harlick, Secretary,
91 Panapa Drive, Meadowbank, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
Or by: Phone: (09) 521 3327
Fax: (09) 521 3327
official competition registration form will be made available
to be downloaded from our website towards the end of the month.
John Shryock (USA), Marty and
Brenda Hahne (USA), Ross Skiffington (Australia) and Jeton
Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity