New Zealand® is proudly sponsored by International Entertainment
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
is running out to register for the competitions
those already registered please get your competition entry
forms into our Secretary Ross
The convention commiteee are now at the stage of confirming
a final schedule for the four days of fun and magic and need
to know how many competitors want to enter the competitions
so this final schedule can be settled.
will be awarding Cash prizes for first place only in the following
competitions, subject to satisfactory performance as set
out in the registration rules.
Senior Stage $250.00
Junior Stage $150.00
Senior Close up $200.00
Junior Close up $100.00
Every Junior Stage competitor will win a prize
Entertainment is very generously sponsoring the winner in
the Junior Stage and the Junior Close-up competition. It will
be an all expenses paid package to attend Sean Taylors Superday
Weekend 2009, in Sydney, Australia. This package will also
include payment for a guardian to accompany each of the winners.
offical convention competition form can now be downloaded
This will take place on the afternoon on last day of the
Convention, December 31st. To assist the committee in
making this a fun and also a functional event, registrants
have to pre register if they intend to bring magic to sell
at this auction. The committee reserve the right to limit
the number of lots registrants can hand in to meet the time
available for this auction. Michael Woolf will be the auctioneer
on the day and pre registration needs to be made before
November 23rd with Tony Wilson. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
also need to give an indication of how many lots they plan
to enter at this time before the Committee sets an individual
registrants limit and before the Convention begins on December
27th (for those travelling to Auckland).
second hand magic can be sold at the trading tables supplied
free to all registrants after the auction is finished for
a limited time before getting ready for the final night.
Programme Advertising - Last call
rates are as follows:
Full page A4 B&W $200.00
Full page A4 Colour $250
½ page colour $125.00
½ page B&W $100.00
¼ page colour $75.00
¼ page B&W $50
It will be first in, first served basis.
back cover has already gone.
would prefer photo ready copy 600 DPI .jpg or .tiff (including
photos) He is happy to assist with layout and settings if
Urgently: Malcolm Silverman
John Shryock (USA), Marty and Brenda
Hahne (USA), Ross Skiffington (Aust), George Schindler (USA),
Steve Walker (Aust) and Charles Gauci (Aust)
The official registration and competition form for the
convention can be downloaded from: http://www.ibmring160.com/
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
e-mail: Ross Harlick
venue will be Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Mount
can be made for convention accommodation by contacting: Waipuna
Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt. Wellington,
PO Box 14 164, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand.
+64 9 526 3000
Fax: +64 9 527 1937
Toll Free Reservations (NZ): 0800 924 786.
have been able to secure a very attractive room rate of
$NZ110 per night (incl GST) for single or double rooms
with registrants being able to book direct with the hotel.
40 rooms only are available at this rate and reservations
need to be made well before the end of November 2008.
recent refurbishment programme has assisted in the hotel attaining
a four star Qualmark rating.
Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity