29th New Zealand International Magicians Convention update #4

Pleased to announce that George Schindler (USA) has been added to the convention headliners


George's Brief CV

Dean of the Society of American Magicians

Mr. Showbiz…George Schindler…no not only loves magic, he loves to entertain.

He lives to bring a touch of magic and a bit of humor to the lives of others.

A seasoned entertainer specializing in corporate magic, trade shows and sales meetings, George is a talented actor and comedian who combines drama, illusion and humor with solid business strategies to enhance the special events of his corporate clients.

However George Schindler's talents extend far beyond the corporate arena.

George, who loves theater and acing, starred as Shandu the Great in Woody Allen's "New York Stories", and produced his own "World of Illusion" show. He was a consultant to David Mamet on "Oh Hell!" and the New York Opera Company's presentation of "The Consul".

George is always in demand for his close-up magic performances and he and his charming wife Nina are ready to perform their popular: club-date act. Despite a busy performing schedule, he has found time to write numerous books, including "Magic With Everyday Objects", "Basic Balloon Sculpture","Presto! Magic for the Beginner", "Ventriloquism-Magic With Your Voice" He also co-authored the best selling ""Magic With Cards" with Frank Garcia. In 1973 he became co-founder of the "School For Magicians." George has also lectured for magicians throughout the United States, England , Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Austria and Australia. George and Nina were recognized for their expertise in magic an and the performing arts when they were chosen as curators of the 1985 "Magic, Past & Present" exhibits at Lincoln Center in New York City.

George Schindler served the Society of American Magicians as National President in 1992-1993, has been elected to the Society's Hall of Fame, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Society of American Magician's Magic Endowment Fund, and is chairman of the Houdini Fund. He was honored with Honorary Membership in 2005.

He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Magic Alliance of Eastern States, Society of American Ventriloquists, the Australian Society of Magicians, and is a gold star member of the Magic Circle, England's moist prestigious magic society. In 1986 the Parent Assembly of the S.A.M. in New York recognized him as their "Magician of the Year" for his outstanding contributions as a performer, author and lecturer, and for his continuous efforts to the advancement of the art of magic. In 2006 he accepted the Melbourne Christopher "Lifetime Achievement " award and was named "Dean of American Magicians" succeeding Jay Marshall. The S .A. M annual convention was dedicated the George in Dallas Texas in 2007.

George Schindler's talents have taken him around the world and into the hearts of many. Those who have been treated to his extraordinary wit and wisdom have unknowingly shared his passion for the art of magic and his simple philosophy which can be expressed in the two word title of his recent teaching DVD , "Entertainment First.!"

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE that 50% of the ALLOCATED rooms have already been booked by conventioneers. If you are planning to attend best to book NOW!

The official competition registration form will be made available to be downloaded from our website in about one weeks time.

Go to: http://www.ibmring160.com

Five confirmed headliners

John Shryock (USA), Marty and Brenda Hahne (USA), Ross Skiffington (Australia) and George Schindler (USA)

**This convention will be a SELL OUT!**


Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity

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