29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention update #3

Pleased to announce that John Shryock (USA) has been added to the convention headliners

John's Brief CV

John 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 entertained.

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.

Cheap domestic flights
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 December.

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

Convention registration can be paid by cheque or direct credit

Direct credit details
Account name:
International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring 160) or IBM Ring 160
Bank: BNZ
Account no: 020223 - 0080757 - 00

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

The official competition registration form will be made available to be downloaded from our website towards the end of the month.

Five confirmed headliners

John Shryock (USA), Marty and Brenda Hahne (USA), Ross Skiffington (Australia) and Jeton (Germany)

Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity

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