29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention update

IBM Ring 160 proudly announces that the 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 December.

The venue will be Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Mount Wellington where we last ran a successful Convention in 2001-2002.

The committee is planning a night before show the evening of December 27th at the official opening and the Convention will offficially finish after a New Years banquet prizegiving and cabaret.

Bookings 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.

Phone: +64 9 526 3000
Fax: +64 9 527 1937
Toll Free Reservations (NZ): 0800 924 786.

We 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.

A recent refurbishment programme has assisted in the hotel attaining a four star Qualmark rating.

The official registration form for the convention can be downloaded from: http://www.ibmring160.com/registration.pdf

If 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: rossco@quicksilver.net.nz

**Important notice**
Registrations are heading towards 40 and if you are planning to enter any of the competitions you will need to register early as places in competitions are limited and we will be allocating them in the order that competitors registered for the convention.

Two more confirmed convention headliners.

Marty and Brenda Hahne - USA

Marty and Brenda Hahne have been performing together since they were married in 1983. Originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, they lived in Florida for 14 years before moving to the Midwest in 2003. They live in the friendly city of Ozark, Missouri, located mid-way between Springfield and Branson.

They present nearly 400 performances of their show, Dazzling Magic, each year. For three years, they spent most of their time hopping between seven different cruise ships, sailing the Caribbean. In the year 2000, Marty and Brenda were a part of Magi Fest 2000, presenting their show throughout Singapore. Now, Marty and Brenda spend most of their time performing for children and family audiences at schools, libraries, festivals and private events.

Their show always includes lots of audience participation, comedy magic and colorful, bewildering visual effects. Larger illusions are often presented, such as the famous "Hindu Sword Basket of India" or the baffling "My Crazy Lady," a new version of the classic "sawing a lady in half."

Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity

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