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Issue Number: #1041
Date: Sunday 11th August 2013
Editor: Alan Watson
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. Magician Justin Willman Uses Tech for Tricks
3. Jeton - Gentleman Jongleur Wins Juggling Oscar
4. Masters Of Magic Is Now In Crotone
5. In Time For John Calvert's 102nd Birthday
6. Remarkable Magic #313 - Nick Lewin
7. Real Magic - #307 - Kyle Peron
8. IBM British Ring Convention
9. Magician Melinda Saxe Is Happy To Be Back Onstage
10. Magic At The Beach Announces More Amazing Talent
11. Updates So Far This Week On VanishLive.com
12. 2014 Florida State Magic Convention
13. Midwest Magic Jubilee
14. Magic New Zealand App
15. e-zine Archives
16. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
Now You See Me - is now in New Zealand cinemas

About the film: Starring a stellar cast; Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, NOW YOU SEE ME pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen", a magic team of the world's greatest illusionists.

The Four Horsemen pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, and then funnel the millions of stolen profits into their audiences bank accounts, while staying one step ahead of the law.

To view the trailer visithttp://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/catalogue/nowyouseeme

FBI Special Agent Dylan (Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes-and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he's forced to partner with Alma (Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious.

Out of desperation he turns to Thaddeus (Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the bank heist was accomplished using disguises and video trickery. One thing Dylan and Alma agree on is that the Horsemen must have an outside point person, and that finding him (or her) is key to ending the magicians' crime spree. Could it be Thaddeus? Or Alma? Or could it really be... magic?

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2. Magician Justin Willman Uses Tech for Tricks
Article forward on by Mel Kientz (US)

Us Today

Magician Justin Willman
Uses Tech for Tricks

Magician Justin Willman tells USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham
about how he weaves tech gadgets into his magic.

by Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

Forget the rabbit, magician Justin Willman can make a spider crawl out of your phone.

Los Angeles - Magician/comedian Justin Willman long ago ditched the top hat and wand for an iPhone, flash drive and computer mouse. Willman, host of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and upcoming revival of Win, Lose or Draw for the Disney Channel, uses tech to get folks hip to classic magic tricks with a digital twist.

We met him at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles here, where he hosts his monthly live-streamed talk/magic webcast Sleight of Mouth on the Justin.TV website.

Magic And Tech

Willman closes his live show with an effect in which he can predict a tweet. "It's an old trick, but by doing it in a modern social-networking way, it makes it seem fresh. ... I do a lot of iPhone/smartphone tricks. Obviously, the most powerful magic is when you do something impossible with an ordinary object, especially something right out of somebody's pocket. It's where magic is headed. Decks of cards aren't as common anymore, but smartphones are what we have on us. Magic has a stereotype of being dusty and old school, so if I can breathe some new life into it, and make it high tech at the same time, then I'm moving the art form forward."


He does Sleight from the back of the comic store - which is also home base for the popular Nerdist podcasts. "We've had 80,000 people watching at once," he says. That it runs on a website that just happens to be named Justin.tv (no relation) that specializes in live streaming is a "fun coincidence," he says. With today's technology, anyone can produce their own talk show in their living room for less than $1,000, he says. To set up, he bought a couch and chair, some lights and microphones, and uses one video camera, a Sony EX-3, run by a friend.


Willman was one of the featured performers during YouTube's recent live Comedy Week kickoff, doing a bit with Apple's Siri, where the computerized digital assistant (supposedly) taught him - to disastrous effects - how to palm a banana and make people think it disappeared. His videos attract huge numbers - with more than 1.2 million views - but he says it's tough putting so much original material online. "You want to put great content out there, but at the same time, that burns through the material. Unlike music, where they want to hear the hits, with magic, they want to see something new. It makes it hard. It's a good problem to have, a challenge."

Favorite Apps

o Redfin (free; Apple and Android). "I bought a house two years ago, and can't turn off the real estate brain." With Redfin, "if you're driving around, and see a house for sale, you can open Redfin, and it will immediately tell you the price of the nearest house without touching anything. It just comes up."

o Camera Plus (free; Apple). "It's my favorite photo app. I just drag my photos into there, hit clarify, and people think I'm an artist."

o American Airlines (free; multiple platforms). I'm a loyal platinum guy, so I use that a lot.

o iSwap Faces (free or $1.99 for full version; Apple) "Never gets old. I can take a picture of you and I and pretty convincingly put my face on your body, and yours on mine."

3. Jeton - Gentleman Jongleur Wins Juggling Oscar
Message by Anthony Darkstone - Europe/USA

As many of us know the closest allied art to Magic is juggling. So often they go hand in hand (yes, pun intended). What you may ask is the Juggling equivalent to a FISM award or indeed a Hollywood Oscar? It is the International Jugglers Association's Award of Excellence. It is with great pleasure I am delighted to share the news that a good friend of mine, Jeton - Gentleman Juggler from Germany, was the recipient of this prestigious award a few weeks ago.

This award is only given to those that the I.J.A deems to have excelled in the Art. Jeton, who is well known internationally and often booked for Magic conventions is the first German national to receive this award. At the 66th Annual I.J.A Festival in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA, he was on the Bill of the 'Cascade of Stars' Gala show where he received a standing "O" during his act, another at the end and a third when he was presented with the Award. Incidentally, to the best of my knowledge he is the only juggler who incorporates Magic effects in his act. A glance at this link will demonstrate his consummate skill.


4. Masters Of Magic Is Now In Crotone
Message by Cecilia Garrone

Our journey towards the great 2015 FISM World Magic Championship is going on! It is our pleasure to present you Masters of Magic "Partner City" Project!
Masters of Magic is now in Crotone for the organization of MagiKrò Festival, an incredible success that involves the whole Province of Crotone in the "Partner Cities" project for 2015 World Magic Championship.

In these days in the unforgettable background of Calabrian Region, amazing artists are performing on our stages such as Gianni Mattiolo, Mikael Szanyiel, Dolly Kent, Sos Petrosyan, Arnò, David Kaplan, Alberto Giorgi, Dominic Lacasse, The Chapeaux Blancs and many many more.

This is only one stage of our journey that will lead us to the World Magic Championship.

For information about how to experience FISM Italy, the best World Magic Championship ever, you can visit our website: http://www.fismitaly2015.com
We look forward to meeting you all in Italy!!

Don't hesitate to contact me, I am at your disposal for any needs or questions you may have.

Dott.ssa Cecilia Garrone
Sales Manager

email: cecilia.garrone@mastersofmagic.it
web: www.mastersofmagic.it
mobile: +39 348 00 11 257

5. In Time For John Calvert's 102nd Birthday
Message by John Calvert (US)

My talented nephew suggested that on this 102nd birthday of mine, "we should celebrate it by making it a bit easier for people to own my limited edition biography book and the documentary DVD."

He thinks that, in spite of my long life, there are people who still don't know everything about me. Imagine that.

The book is now on sale now for only $49.95. Order now and receive the DVD "John Calvert - His Magic and Adventures" for FREE.

The John Calvert Magic Team

6. Remarkable Magic #313 - Nick Lewin
Message by Nick Lewin (US)

A Column from the Road.

I am writing this column in my exit row seat on a Delta jet heading to New York. I have quite a flurry of things going through my mind from the recent PCAM Convention in Burbank. It was a great event and I enjoyed it immensely.

First thing I have to mention is how happy I was with the amount of magic we sold during the first official outing of 'Lewin Enterprises,' our new product line. We sold an incredible amount of my new newspaper tear DVDs. In fact every time I demonstrated the effect we sold one. I have been getting some raves from purchasers now that they are home and able to see how clearly the preparation and presentation are detailed. If you are interested in adding this effect to your show I truly recommend spending the 35 bucks and picking up my DVD.

The torn and restored newspaper is truly a classic effect in magic for very good reasons. It has a great plot, is totally visual and can be used as an opening, closing or anywhere in the middle effect. I have closed my show with this variation of the Elmsley tear for nearly 35 years and it holds a very special place in my heart. One of the greatest compliments was when Mr. Elmsley himself told me it was the best version of the routine he had ever seen. Yikes!

During the PCAM I thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet up with all my Los Angeles buddies at the convention. Thursday night was the Tribute to the Larsen Family and as always it was a delight to catch up with the various members of this unique dynasty. I am firmly of the opinion that any chance you get to spend time with the Larsens it is probably going to be fun.

The lecturers all did a superb job and I heard nothing but raves from the attendees about their contribution. It was a very eclectic group of lecturers and if you attended even half the scheduled events then it had to raise your magic IQ by quite a few notches. From the card subtleties of Howard Hamburg to the mental marvels of Max Maven there was much to learn. I particularly enjoyed the enthusiasm of a youthful attendee who was discovering the true strength of the Professor's Nightmare as taught by Paul Green.

I even made a new friend at the convention-and his name was Boris! He is the digital creation of Australia's Ian Pidgeon and stars in one of the funniest pieces of iPhone magic I have ever seen. The routine (find it on iTunes etc. as Magic Spider) is one of the cutest pieces of interactive magic you are ever likely to see. Sufficient to say that it now occupies scarce and treasured real estate on my iPhone and in pocket. Only perform the trick though if it doesn't worry you to hear grown people scream and shriek!

I also picked up the DVD of 'Desperate Acts of Magic,' which looks like being a great indie magic film and I can't wait to view it. I will be writing a full review of it in a future edition of the Magic New Zealand e-zine - it has been getting some great reviews in the trades and papers here in the United States and I suspect it will be required viewing for magical movie buffs. This has been quite a year for magic based movie releases.

Well, sometime between starting to write this column, and reaching this point, I seem to have made it to New York and into my hotel! My upcoming booking has me arriving back in Las Vegas on the final day of 'Magic Live,' as tired as I will be, nothing will keep me from stopping by and saying 'Hi' to all my friends there. If you are attending the event and you see me standing somewhere in a dazed condition come up and say hello. In fact I may even introduce you to Boris….

My email address is nicklewin1@mac.com
My blog is at www.remarkablemagic.com
My web site is www.nicklewin.com

7. Real Magic - #307 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron

Real Magic - #307 - Kyle Peron

I was at a summer camp the other day doing my show and having a great time. I was in the gym and setting things up. I was kind of bummed a bit because i was flying solo as my wife has a show to do herself. So I set up my show best I could and arranged things to make it easier for me to run the music myself and to get props.

The kids came in and sat down in the rows on the floor and smiles on their faces and acting as kids would act. All of them so excited to be seeing a magic show. The show was a surprise to them.

The show started and the kids were clapping and interacting with me as they always do. My shows are geared for so much interaction. I want them to laugh, giggle, clap, and interact with me from their seats and from the stage.

As the show was going on I always look at the kids and make eye contact. Part of this is done because I am deaf and I lip read. The other reason is that is what I was told by a mentor a long time ago about how to engage audiences.

I ended up doing a little extra time because the client and the kids all wanted me too. I had no other shows lined up that day so figured give the people what they want.

After the show I was talking to a guy who wanted to thank me for the new routine I did that day. This new routine is a comedy picture duplication mentalism routine that is a lot of fun but a powerful and wow ending to it.

He really enjoyed it. We got talking and he told me he was there because he works for the Intermediate Unit. Now this basically means he works for kids who have special needs. They are there to assist, teach and provide guidance to these kids in any means possible.

Out of curiosity, I asked him if he was here on break or were his special needs kids coming later in the day. He looked at me and said,

"No dude four of the kids in the front row watching your entire show have severe autism. I was there to help them. They usually never sit still because they can't focus. Dude YOU had them entranced the entire 50 mins and they were fixed on everything you did. For 45 mins those kids had the time of their lives and I have you to thank for that."

I will tell you that made me feel like a million bucks. I honestly had no idea at all. I am a deaf entertainer and I KNOW what it is like to have someone ignore you simply because they have no idea how to handle you. I know what it is like to be forgotten or left alone because I was DIFFERENT.

The only thing these kids want (and any kid wants) is to be treated the same. To just simply be a normal kid and be treated as one.

So many adults give up on kids like this out of frustration and lack of patience. I am asking you today PLEASE do not ever do this. Please promise me that if you do a show and you see or learn of a kid like this, do not forget about them. Engage them, learn from them and make them feel important.

If you are not sure how to work with kids like this, ASK. There are people and organizations out there that are more than willing to help you learn. They are there for your support.

It is wonderful to be able to make a difference. Thanks for allowing me to share this with you.


As always, I encourage you the readers to let me know your thoughts. So if you have any thoughts on my articles or suggestions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me directly at magic4u02@aol.com. I would love to hear from you.

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8. IBM British Ring Convention
Message by Geoffrey Newton PRO

IBM British Ring Convention (4th - 8th September in Buxton Derbyshire)
The People Page
(Full convention details on www.magicconvention.co.uk)

History of Mystery

This year Buxton will bring the 40th Anniversary of the History of Mystery programme which Eddie Dawes first introduced at the Harrogate Convention in 1973 during his Presidential Year of office. On this occasion there will be topicality as the Buxton Museum possesses, and will be displaying, artefacts from the Houdini Collection of Douglas Randolph, and Ann Beedham, the author of Randolph's biography, Randini: The Man Who Helped Houdini, will be speaking under the same title. Ann will have signed copies of the book available at the end of the event.

Randolph, who grew up in Sheffield, performed escapology under the name of Randini, and was also a good artist. During Houdini's engagement at the Sheffield Empire in 1913 Douglas met him backstage, the American took a liking to the 18-year-old and he and Bess visited the Douglas home for the first time. The following year on Houdini's return to Sheffield, Randolph demonstrated for him a presentation he had devised - escaping from a straitjacket whilst suspended by his ankles in mid-air. Houdini noted this with great interest and soon afterwards it became a feature of his outdoor publicity stunts, but he never gave credit to the young man who had devised it, a highly visual presentation still widely used by modern escapologists. Ann will recapture this fascinating story of the rapport between the youngster and the world-famous escapologist.

For the second topic, attention is turned to Magic of the Orient, and Peter Brunning will speak on 'When East met West; the Japanese Magicians who came to Edwardian London.' While British audiences at the turn of the 20th Century had already witnessed some impersonations of Oriental magicians it was not until 1904 they first had the opportunity to see the genuine Japanese specie when the Ten Ichi troupe arrived in London, bringing such novel mysteries as the Thumb-tie and Water Fountains. The troupe included Ten Ichi, his stepson Tenji, a 15-year-old boy Takase Kiyoshi, and several females, and it is the three named principals who are the focus of the talk, together with the subsequent arrival for the Maskelynes at St George's Hall of Gintaro and the rope-walker Tamamoto.

Finally we feature that much-loved magician, the late Pat Page, with Barry Murray's presentation on the exciting Patrick Page Sound Archive, supported by the playing of examples pertinent to Barry's talk. The tremendous amount of work which has gone in to the assembly of this collection of material will be apparent and a fitting tribute to a wonderful personality, knowledgeable and remarkable magician.

I am sure you will all enjoy another History of Mystery this year and the efforts Eddie and his speakers put into it.

An Audience with Ian Adair

Steve Short will be conducting this event with highly respected magician, author and inventor Ian Adair. These two have been working hard together to present a very informative and entertaining session detailing Ian's life and work in magic. Although not working to a solid script it will be very much a timed event profusely illustrated with photo/movie clips on the big screen, some of which have never been published.

Ian took up 'magic' when he was five years old and from the moment he left school all he wanted to do was become a magic dealer. Well he certainly achieved that being part of probably one of the biggest dealers of all time The Supreme Magic Company based in Bideford, Devon. Yes I remember it well and always looked forward to receiving my goods with every order personally signed 'Best Wishes Edwin and Ian', happy days.

Now at the age of 72 although no longer performing paid shows he keeps busy having written 13 books over the past two years and 85 items marketed by Sam Dalal of India during that time. This brings Ian's originations to over 1,000.

The presentation will include anecdotes, flashbacks, and a little about disasters involving customers and suppliers. Ian will have copies of his new book A 'Supreme' Lifetime in Magic available during the convention. The publication is scheduled to be launched towards the end of August so the timing will be just right. This sounds like an event to remember.

A Tribute to Alan Shaxon

Michael Bailey will present this hour long tribute to someone he knew well for over 50 years. Alan was a man respected by all and a former President of both the British Ring and The Magic Circle. In this Michael will show many videos that have not been seen before along with live performances of Alan's best known effects.

I learnt so much from his book "My Kind of Magic" published in 1970, he was certainly a guiding light in my early days of magic. I am sure you will all enjoy this afternoon about one of the nicest and most talented magicians of our time.

As you can see there is a varied selection of talks about people which will make an excellent contribution to the convention.

Geoffrey Newton PRO

9. Magician Melinda Saxe Is Happy To Be Back Onstage
Article forwarded by Mel Kientz (NZ)

Magician Melinda Saxe is happy to be back onstage after taking time off to raise a family

Melinda, "The First Lady of Magic," who stars in "V - The Ultimate Variety Show" at Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood.
David Saxe with his sister Melinda.

When I took a break from show business to start a family, I never knew I would be back onstage working with my brother, David Saxe, in one of the finest productions, "V - The Ultimate Variety Show" in The V Theater at Planet Hollywood.

Taking a break was something I will never regret, although it was exciting to return to the stage as "Melinda, The First Lady of Magic" after becoming Melinda, Mom of Magic. And let me tell you, parenthood takes a healthy dose of abracadabra at times!

I have two amazing kids. My son Mason is 9, and my daughter Mallory is 5. When Mallory was 2, we were living in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Once when I was trying to get the dishes done, I popped in a DVD of my Disney TV special wondering if she would figure out that she was watching her mom.

At first glance, she didn't realize that was her mom on the video, but once she figured out it was her mom performing magic, she couldn't stop watching it. She even said to me, "Mommy, you need to move back to Las Vegas and do magic."

My son Mason was curious to know how I became a magician, and I told him I moved to Las Vegas when I was 3, and, growing up in a show business family, I used to watch my mom dancing in "Folies Bergere" - and that inspired me to be onstage. Many people follow in their parents' footsteps to become second-generation doctors, lawyers, chefs, etc., but, in my case, I was destined for the stage because my role models showed me what an exciting life it could be.

At a young age, I realized that there were always male magicians in those shows in which my mother performed, and I was mesmerized. I thought to myself if it could be possible for a lady to be a magician. I kept asking my mom that question, as well, and she told me, "Go for your dreams".

She took me by the hand and made sure that I learned from the best. As I studied and worked on learning magic, I had a dream to be onstage in Las Vegas with my own show. We had never seen a lady magician before, so we were up for a difficult task of trying to create a show that would be as powerful as the big boys.

I remember feeling defeated in the beginning as one of my peers asked me, "What makes you think you deserve your own show when there are so many other magicians more deserving?" That really hurt me at the time. Yes, I was born into a show business family, and those connections made it easier for me to get my start. I had to remind myself that people don't keep coming to bad shows. I may have had a leg up, but I also had the talent and stage presence to live up to the high standards of my customers.

I never gave up in the hard times. The negative comments only inspired me to work harder and do my best perfecting my craft, as I knew the real proof that I deserved to be onstage would come from the love of my audiences. As I started at Bourbon Street Hotel and then headlining at the top hotels on the Strip, I've been fortunate to have the love and acceptance of so many great people along the way, especially all the kids who still inspire me to live my dreams.

After taking a few years off to start my family, I am thrilled to be back onstage at The V Theater and sharing my magic at "V - The Ultimate Variety Show," proving that dreams really do come true.

10. Magic At The Beach Announces More Amazing Talent
Message by Mike Heidtman
Magic at the Beach is pleased to announce two more awesome acts that will be appearing at MATB2014. Those of you that have been watching our website are already aware of the incredible international talent we are bringing in and now we are asking that all of you join us in welcoming two talented Americans …
Eric Buss
Although most would agree that his props are totally awesome, it's Eric's personality that wins audiences over. His high-energy, and hilarious act has been called, "Pure Art, Pure Madness!" It combines his crazy inventions and his high-octane sugar rush into a non-stop ride of mischief and magical gadgetry that most people could never imagine. Eric not only imagined it, he turned it into an award-winning act that he has performed around the world and on "The Late Show" with David Letterman. In fact, Letterman called his performance "Tremendous, sensational, beautiful and a real crowd pleaser," and that was only 90 seconds of it! If he can impress Letterman, he must be good!
Tom Burgoon
For over 20 years Tom has captivated audiences from coast to coast with his unique brand of comedy and magic. His performances for Scandinavian World Cruise Lines spanned an 8-year period during which he entertained over 2 million passengers! A creator of many magical effects for magicians, Tom is a renowned performer for trade shows and corporate clients the world over.

A regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, Tom has performed everywhere from comedy clubs and stage events in Las Vegas, Reno and L.A. to performing for President George W. Bush at the Inaugural Ball in Washington DC. Don't miss his comedy madness!

So now along with Pilou from France, Gaston from Germany and Woody Aragon of Spain, Tom Burgoon and Eric Buss will be joining us in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC, USA, 16 - 18 January 2014.

MATB2014 is being held at the Ocean Dune Resort & Conference Center. Everything is all under one roof and all rooms for our guests are ocean front. Register before December 1st 2013 and save yourself some money (more to spend in the Dealer's Room). All registered attendees will also receive a reserved ticket for the Champions of Magic show Saturday night at The Carolina Opry.
Visit www.MagicattheBeach.org to register securely online or call 843.626.8191.
We'll see you at MATB2014 !!

Submitted by Mike Heidtman
MATB2014 Event Coordinator

11. Updates So Far This Week On VanishLive.com
Message by - Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

Updates so far this week on VanishLive.com include:

- Grimaldi's Pizzeria Partners with Mac King
- The UK magician who hopes to be a smash in the boxing ring
- Jerry Andrus' legacy lives on at Keyhole House
- Tattoo artist works his magic for free on Harry Potter's birthday
- The tricky business of a Santa Monica street performer
- Krystyn Lambert on her start at the Magic Castle
- Under no illusion that Paul Zenon is back in town
- Justin Willman on using Tech for Tricks
- Marty the Magician speaks out

Video Of The Week: Paul Daniels recently flew to Portugal to record his life of magic - Bravura. Here's a behind-the-scenes view of this exciting project.


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We'd love to hear from you. Get in contact with Vanish through the website.

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Over 210 pages of articles, reviews and more tricks than ever before.
Interviews with two FISM magic champions who share their experience on how they create their original magic, character development and more.
The feature story is on UK magician Matthew Wright, from his rise as a teenager hanging out with gangsters to his work in Spain where he works eight months a year and now books other magicians.

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12. 2014 Florida State Magic Convention
Message by Dan Stapleton, President of the FMA

I am letting a couple of acts "out of the bag" as the excitement grows for next years (Orlando) 2014 Florida State magic convention. Open all three attachments and you will see much information on not only the convention itself, but also two acts who will be appearing at the convention...as a "sneak" preview on what's/who's to come. Spread the word!

Giovanni Livera - IBM Gold Cups winner

Giovanni's boundless energy and witty charm has given him the ability to motivate and transform people and organizations. Giovanni has astounded and electrified over half of the country's Fortune 500 companies.

While is his twenties Giovanni produced and performed an entertainment spectacular for the NBA franchise the Orlando Magic. Giovanni filled stands with thousands of fans. He established himself as both an innovative entrepreneur and a superior showman.

Giovanni has authored 3 books (including The Amazing Cigar, co-authored with Jon Racherbaumer) and his latest print Live a Thousand Years is in its second publication. He was recently nominated into the prestigious National Speaker's Hall of Fame. Giovanni is only one of the 5 people in history to have received the coveted Gold Cups Award by the International Brotherhood of Magicians and his new DVD "Salt & Silver" is one of the hottest items in magic today. "Gio" will be lecturing and performing in one of two close-up shows during the convention.

Todd Charles-Wild Man

Todd Charles is just your typical banjo, juggling, hand-shadow impression, singing animal, magical, musical, comedy act! His creative vision combines his talents, resulting in never-before-seen comedy that's been captivating audiences all over the world. As a teenager he performed with the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus, and went on to tour the National Comedy Club circuit and cast in major Casino Revue Shows. He has had the privilege to work with such greats as Kevin Bacon, George Burns, & Merv Griffin, and regularly is an opening act for many great music artists.

Currently, Todd spend much of his time touring and performing for corporate functions, casinos, resorts, theaters, cruise ships, fairs, and festivals. He recently returned from Singapore, Australia & New Zealand where he headlined in International Comedy Festivals.

Todd has appeared on numerous TV shows:
The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon,
Ed McMahon's Next Big Star,
The Statler Bros. Show,
ABC's America's Funniest People,
Fox's 30 Seconds to Fame, as well as appearances on MTV, VH-1, HBO, & Showtime.

13. Midwest Magic Jubilee
Message by Terry Rich

Just added to the Line Up:
IBM Champion, Michael Dardant!
You still have time to register.
Go to www.MMJubilee.com
August 15-17 2013

Here is a little bit about some of our performers!

The Comedy and Magic of Levent

Levent's fast paced act is a combination of Magic and Madness. In addition to his phenomenal Sleight of hand, he keeps audiences laughing at his hilarious off the wall sight gags and highly original comedy. Levent captivates his audiences with style, exceptional skill, personality and an outrageous sense of humor. He is truly one of the funniest comedian magicians in the country today.

Boris Wild

Boris Wild is an international magician, author and lecturer based in Paris, France. He travels all over the world to perform at corporate events, magic conventions and in prestigious places such as "The Magic Castle" in Hollywood. He is a French Champion of Magic, a Monte Carlo Magic Stars Award Winner and a FISM Winner at the World Championships of Magic. He has appeared on many French and international TV shows including "Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde", Magic Show at the Lido, and Champions of Magic... He has been featured in the photo exhibition "The World's Greatest Magicians" in Sweden.

He was the Guest of Honor and MVP Award recipient at the 2008 FFFF Convention. He has appeared on the cover of The Linking Ring and GENII Magazine. Boris was the Chairman of the Close-up Jury at the FISM World Championships of Magic in Beijing and is the recipient of the Bronze Medal of Cultural Influence from The French Renaissance.

Diamond Jim Tyler

Diamond Jim Tyler has been doing magic professionally since 1986. He is an award-winning magician, an inventor of effects and has authored nine books and dvds. He entertains clients regularly around Dallas/Fort Worth and has worked at places like the IMPROV, The Magic Circle in London, and The Magic Castle in Hollywood on several occasions. In the last five years alone he has bamboozled audiences in 40 of the 50 states plus 21 other countries!

Michael Dardant

Michael Dardant, the "Magic Mike" of New Orleans is the perfect entertainer on any stage. As a comedian he brings a genuine Southern flair with a Cajun accent that catches you completely off guard. As a magician, he presents a completely original act involving stunning sleight of hand, pickpocketing and a stuffed tiger! In 2012 the world of magic witnessed a strive for stardom as Michael claimed 13 championship awards, making him the most decorated magician in North America in 2012!

In May, he became the first ever to take 1st place in both categories of Stage and Close up Magic in the same year at Canada's National Magic Convention (C.A.M.). Then, in July, he became an International Champion, winning 1st place in Close up and the People's Choice Award, at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention (I.B.M.)

Lee Alex

British born magician Lee Alex is known in the magic world for his quick change costumes. Since 2009 his lecture on the subject of quick change for magicians has taken him all over the world and he continues to tour the lecture to this day. Lee's public performances are however quite different. For the past 12 or so years he has been based in Istanbul, Turkey, a great center for Lee's travels, and his illusion performances take him to countries far and exotic. Normally the heat of some of these countries does not allow for quick change performances, although Lee does claim to have performed one time at -40 degrees in Siberia at the last inhabited town before the North Pole.

Stay tuned for more on the performers at the Midwest Magic Jubilee. Plus you will not want to miss the special opening show, "The Best of the Midwest"!
Also PBC Photography will be holding Photo shoot sessions. You will want to get your session times reserved early for your new Promo Photos.
Register at www.MMJubilee.com

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