NZ Labour Weekend
2012 (19/10/2012 to 22/10/2012)
those who are making flight reservations the convention
starts on Friday night 19th October and finishes on Monday
22nd October at 2.30pm.
Five headliners that are confirmed
Shawn Farquhar (Canada)(US), Mark Mason (England) and Ken
Scott (US), Felix (Spain) and The Gillam Family (USA)
Farquhar has been entertaining audiences around the globe
for over two decades. His magic has been seen on Television
shows like the X-Files and Highlander, in Motion Pictures
like Spooky House and the Fly II, for corporate clients
like IBM and Konica, and on the most luxurious cruise vessels
such as Norwegian Star and Radiance of the Seas.
Recently Shawn has been a key note speaker/lecturer for
the world's best magic events including London's famed Magic
Circle, Siegfried and Roy's World Magic Seminar and the
world's largest magic convention in Blackpool, England.
Don't take our word. The Canadian Association of Magicians
awarded Shawn the MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2003
and 2010, the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians
awarded him the GRAND PRIX D'HONNEUR, the
International Brotherhood of Magicians awarded him both
STAGE MAGICIAN and SLEIGHT OF HAND MAGICIAN OF
THE YEAR, making him the ONLY magician in history to
win BOTH world championships and the Olympics of Magic in
Beijing, China awarded him the highest award in magic,
the GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC in 2009!
Scott - Comedy and Children's performer
Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over
350 shows a year. He has entertained over a million people
with his unique cutting edge programs. Ken is a two time
winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award.
In addition, Ken was also featured on CNN Headline News,
where he headlined their segment on A Day of Magic. Ken
performs yearly in Hollywood California at The World Famous
Magic Castle, which is home to the Academy of Magical Arts.
Ken has also performed five times at the White House. Ken
has also appeared on ABC's America's Funniest Home Video.
Mason - Elite close-up magician
Mason has been a full time professional magician for
over 20 years he has performed his unique brand of magic
at every type of event imaginable, from small select groups
of celebrities to the Las Vegas Strip. He hails from England,
over the last decade his career has rapidly expanded throughout
the USA. Mark and his wife emigrated to Florida and have
not looked back since. He is recognised as one of the world's
premier close up magicians. With his silky skills and fast
wit he has rapidly become one of the most sought after magicians
in the corporate world. Mark's unique style of personalized
close up magic can be performed under any circumstances.
has performed both for and along-side many leading celebrities
including Bryan Adams, Simon Cowell, Prince Edward, Gordon
Ramsey, Muhammed Ali, Sir Cliff Richard, The Duchess of
Kent, Bob Monkhouse, Cirque De Soleil, Heather Small, UB40,
and many many more.
prestige skills have been incorporated from small select
private parties to large corporate gatherings. He has performed
in over 30 countries. He has television appearances both
in the UK and America to his credit and has also worked
as a consultant for television.
The magician, surprising, fascinating and entertaining audiences
of different ages and nationalities for at least 18 years.
A teacher, magician, clown, lecturer and always curious
in Argentina and based in Spain for the last 10 years, where
he has performed in prestigious halls, auditoriums and theatres.
Specializing in magic for children, illusions and stage
magic in both spoken and musical shows. For the last 8 years
(with over 900 shows presented in hotels) he loves to surprise
the most demanding European public with his international
50 minutes show full of musical magic.
presents his show in the biggest hotels of Mallorca (Spain)
during the summer season, the favorite vacation place for
the upper social classes in Europe. Each year is hired to
perform at private parties for politicians, actors, singers,
athletes and businessmen who rely on his experience and
professional responsibility. From the tennis player Boris
Becker to the owners of multinationals companies such as
the airline "Air Europe", "Lidl" (largest
supermarket chain in Europe) or hotels chain "Sol Meliá"
(the world's largest operator of holiday resorts).
5 years, along with his partner Claudio Casagrande, Felix
creates Magiclatex, which today is the largest store specializing
in latex products for magicians. Thousands of artists from
around the world and many of them internationally renowned
use their products and routines on their shows. Creator
of effects combining the properties of latex with powerful
neodymium magnets. The study of magnets and his great curiosity
led him to modify and refine techniques and classical systems
in order to create new effects. So a new, varied and dynamic
show was created: "Magnets in Stage Magic and Close
- up", where as a Bonus, he shows and explains his
most impressive routines made with his own latex creations.
Gillam Family (USA)
Gillams are a delightful couple with clever ideas and wonderful
magic. They have much experience and expertise in doing
shows for children and family audiences. In the USA their
schedule is booked full with performances and they get much
repeat business which means they know what they are doing
and they do it well. They are successful as working magicians
which means there is much to learn from them.
Aaron is a psychology teacher who applies his intelligence
and education to his magic lectures. The result is novel
ideas, smart yet simple methods, and effects that are entertaining.
Aaron and Denise worked in my magic show for a summer season
and I continue to use them whenever I can. I highly recommend
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