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Issue Number: #1099
Date: Sunday 8th June 2014
Editor: Alan Watson
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. Vanish - International Magic Magazine 14 Is Available And Free
3. Combined IBM/SAM Convention - Schedule - Digital Version
4. 2014 June Magic Castle Show Schedule
5. Day of Magic in October - Auckland New Zealand
6. Remarkable Magic #352 - Nick Lewin
7. Frozen - #344 - By Kyle Peron
8. David Copperfield
9. Phyllis Wong And The Return Of The Conjuror
10. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
11. Daytona Festival of Magic 2014
12. New England Magic Collectors - Yankee Gathering XV
13. The "Wow" Factor Lecture At MINDvention
14. KIDabra International
15. PCAM 2014
16. The Weekend Of Wonder In Hot Springs
17. 998 Links To Magic Resources
18. Adelaide Magic Convention - October 10th -12th 2014
19. e-zine Archives
20. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The next issue of Magic New Zealand will be published on 13th July upon our return home to New Zealand.

Michele and I are off overseas visiting Australia and then on to the USA. We will be visiting the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, then Las Vegas and finally off to St Louis to attend the joint IBM/SAM. We are really looking forward to catching up with the many magical friends that we have made over the years.

For all those who would like to read the Magic New Zealand e-zine in a HTML format go to: http://www.magicnewzealand.com/ezine-archive/2014-Jan-to-Dec-2014/1099-Jun08-2014.html

Remember if you have any magic news drop me a line:

2. Vanish - International Magic Magazine 14 Is Available And Free
Message by Paul Romhany
Editor - Vanish Magazine

Download your free copy and read it on your iPad, computer, Android etc. Many different ways to enjoy the world's largest magazine for magicians with over 120,000 readers.

Edition 14 - Cover story this issue is Bill Abbott who opens up about the art of marketing and performing. Bill has done something very few have achieved in magic before and shares how he has done it. There is also an article that every magician needs to read by The Illusionist director Neil Dorward on what he sees magic needs to take it in to the future.

Also included are contributions by John Carney, Keith Fields, Bizzaro, Alan Hudson, David Gabbay, Timothy Hyde, Nick Lewin, Matthew Fallon, Steve Spill, Craig. P. Browning, Tobias Beckwith, Peter Turner, David Berglas, Charles Bach, Ted Outerbridge, Peter Mennie, Tony Chris, Leif David, Nickle VanWormer, Diamond Jim Tyler, Danny Archer, Louie Foxx, Maximilian Draco, Wayne Rogers.

Articles range from business to theory to kids magic, mentalism and illusion.

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3. Di Combined IBM/SAM Convention - Schedule - Digital Version
Message by Becki Wells

We are proud to announce that there will be a digital version of the 2014 Combined Convention Schedule for all attendees to download to their cell phones or tablets! The entire convention schedule, along with information about each event, will be at your fingertips.

Each event contains specific information such as what artists are performing in the shows or lecturing, as well as what dealers are exhibiting at the convention or you can look at the entire list of dealers and artist and find out additional information such as what events they are part of, website links and more. Most important, should there be any changes/updates to these events, we will have the ability to update the digital schedule and you will have access to the most current information.

This schedule is available to you NOW! In two simple steps.

Download Eventbase - this is a free app through your app store (available for iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices). Links to download the app are below:

iOS (iPhone): http://bit.ly/ibmsamios

Android: http://bit.ly/ibmsamand

In the Eventbase app, search for and select the "IBM/SAM 2014 Combined Convention" event guide.

Now look through the schedule to find out more about the exciting activities we have planned for you in St. Louis.

If you aren't registered yet - there are still some registrations available. You can register at: http://ibmsam.com/registration/, but don't wait too long. Registration prices increase on June 15th.

Join Us In St. Louis It's All About The Magic!

4. 2014 June Magic Castle Show Schedule
Message by Jack Goldfinger
Director Of Entertainment
Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.

June 2-8th
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Chef Anton
Early: Scott Wells
Late: Bill Goodwin

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Bob Cassidy
Late: Rafael Benatar
Palace of Mystery Rob Zabrecky Ardan James Tina Lenert
Peller Theatre Tom Frank Shawn Eric

W. C. Fields Bar Mark Collier

Friday Luncheon - CUG Rafael Benatar

Saturday & Sunday Brunch - Kids Show Nancy Jean Gray
Lecturer - Sunday 8th Scott Wells

June 9-15th
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Rick Hebert
Early: Mike Pisciotta
Late: Lou Serrano

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Lisa Cousins
Late: Jeff Ezell

Palace of Mystery Arthur Trace Willie Tyler & Lester Danny Cole
Peller Theatre Jonathan Pendragon Crow Garrett
W. C. Fields Bar Karl Koppertop

Friday Luncheon - CUG Lou Serrano

Saturday & Sunday Brunch - Kids Show Jimmy H.

Lecturer - Sunday 15th NO Lecture - Father's Day

June 16-22nd
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Jeff Black
Early: Joycee Beck
Late: Henok Negash

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Oscar Munoz Late: Gary Norsigian
Palace of Mystery Justin Willman Sebastian Kraine

Peller Theatre Derek Hughes Handsome Jack

W. C. Fields Bar Pop Haydn

Friday Luncheon - CUG Joycee Beck

Saturday & Sunday Brunch - Kids Show "Wacko"

Lecturer - Sunday 22nd Danny Cole

June 23-29th
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Bill Bentz
Early: George Tovar
Late: Brian Ochab

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Steve Gore
Late: Brent Arthur James Geris

Palace of Mystery Jamy Ian Swiss Anson Lee Gwenaelle

Peller Theatre Jimmy H. Carl Christman

W. C. Fields Bar Rich Cowley

Friday Luncheon - CUG George Tovar

Saturday & Sunday Brunch - Kids Show Tim Mannix

Lecturer - Sunday 29th Steve Gore

Performers are subject to change due to circumstances and availability

5. Day of Magic in October - Auckland New Zealand
Message by Danny Phillips (NZ)

IBM Ring 160 the Tony Wilson Ring (Inc.) will be holding a "Day of Magic" on Sunday 26th October. (Labour Weekend)

We are just finalising the contract with our impressive headliner. He's the resident Magician on a certain TV channel, also a magic consultant on another one and a series regular on a third channel.

No he's not a Kiwi. Have I got you wondering? All will be revealed in a couple of weeks. In the meantime pencil in to be in Auckland on Sunday 26th October. In fact come the night before and we can all have a magic? Dinner together. There will be lecture and a workshop from our headliner plus a lecture/workshop from a top kiwi magician. Of course there will be a public show and a couple of competitions.

Registrations will be open by 30th June. Overseas professional magicians who will be in New Zealand around the 26th October should contact Danny Phillips (danny@mostlymagic.co.nz).

We have booked the Playhouse theatre, which is housed in an iconic building in Glen Eden Auckland and is considered to be one of the finest theatres around. We look forward to seeing old friends and hopefully a few new ones too on the 26th October.

6. Remarkable Magic #352 - Nick Lewin
Message by Nick Lewin (US)

'The Carbonaro Effect.'

It is always nice to see a magician do well on television. Watching the success of Michael Carbonaro certainly warms my heart a little, if only because he looks like a really great guy. I have never met Carbonaro but I would be amazed if he wasn't pretty much the person that we see each week on the new TruTV hit series 'The Carbonaro Effect' every Thursday night.

What is 'The Carbonaro Effect?' It is a very smooth blend of the old Candid Camera hidden camera TV show and a less 'in your face' kind of street magic. The show had its origin in the segments that were presented by Michael on the old Jay Leno Tonight Show. They were a very popular addition to Leno's program and now an entire show has been created based on the concept.

Carbonaro poses as a regular, and here is the key, highly likeable young man, in a public situation and then uses magical techniques to create humorous situations with members of the general public. My favorite example in the first episode involves the apparent mailing (Via Pet-Ex) of cute little puppies in decidedly flat packages. Carbonaro also removed a disgustingly large bug (as in LIVE bug) from an astounded iPhone owner's smart phone. Both of these stunts resulted in great TV viewing; in turn both cute and gross!

It would be missing the entire point of the show to spend too much time discussing how the actual tricks and effects are achieved that form the basis of the action. This is definitely NOT a magic show---and that could be a large part of the immediate ratings success that it achieved. Not many series expand their ratings numbers in their second week on the air but this one did so in an effortless manner. Hey, it even picked up a second season just as quickly and easily.

There is a neat combination of traditional magical methods and careful staging that makes each stunt look authentic and effective. A magician might look at the camera angles and editing and be a little dubious about how they would fit into a traditional magic TV show. They would of course be totally missing the point! The appeal of the program rests squarely on the shoulders of its star, and he seems more than capable of supporting 22 minutes of reality programing upon them.

With a background that includes mainstream acting roles and performance art, Carbonaro has the perfect combination of charm and lanky good looks to win over the female demographic that is so often deeply unimpressed by magicians. Young guys will look at the show and wish that they could do all these cool things that Michael can. TruTV is very actively courting a younger viewer and this is a show that is going to help achieve their goal in a very significant manner.

A show like 'The Carbonaro Effect' is by its very nature going to rely heavily upon the consistency and quality of the stunts that it manages to pull during its episodes and this show has a real ace up its sleeve. Playing a very major role, albeit an almost invisible one if you look at their website and titles, in the creative side of the series is David Regal. I don't think you could find anyone more perfect to help create the substance of the show than you get with Regal 'under the hood.'

Both Regal and his ingenious 'Clarity Box' made guest appearances in the premier episode of 'The Carbonaro Effect' and I suspect David spends a bunch of time hidden under counters and opaque tables getting the magical job done. His unconventional and super effective approach to the magic arts seem to me to be very on display throughout the episodes. Carbonaro and Regal are a formidable team and between them seem likely to be able to keep the quality crackling for many seasons to come.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing magic get the update and tweak that David Blaine and Criss Angel gave to TV magic by blending traditional magic with the seemingly 'not about to die soon enough' field of reality programing. No hate mail please! I am fully aware that not everyone agrees with this opinion, however the ones who don't are certainly not the demographics that the networks are reaching for. Carbonaro's new series is once again expanding the style and scope of magic in a really interesting manner---more power to it!

One of the interesting sidebars in television history is the failure of the groundbreaking '60s series 'Candid Camera' to be able to successfully reincarnate after the death of its creator/host Allen Funt. I suspect a large part had to do with the public's lack of interest in Funt's son assuming his dad's role, as some kind of a right of birth. With Carbonaro as the focal point of this new show I think we are going to see a hit show that will serve as a stepping off point to a long and varied career for Michael when he decides to evolve and reinvent his showbiz goals.

'The Carbonaro Effect' is available as a season ticket pass on iTunes, which is how I view it, having largely cut the cable cord. However, you can view it for free every Thursday night if you discover where TruTV is on your TV dial and I suspect many people will do just that-and this should make for a very happy cable network!

My blog is at www.remarkablemagic.com
My web site/online store is www.nicklewin.com

7. Frozen - #344 - By Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron (US)

As family and kid show entertainers, we need to be up on the current trends and likes of the children we perform for. Knowing "what is in" helps us to better connect with them. It also allows us to be able to customize an experience that is tailored just to their party theme.

In some cases, themes for party events come from movies that the kids see and are current. It is important to stay up on these and at least know the basics.

One such movie that is a hit for young children is the Disney movie, "Frozen". Many families are having parties and events for their children with this theme. To be able to customize your show or to even add one routine themed around the movie can really make for a great experience for them. You become a solutions provider.

Here are just some ideas for effects and routines that you can use to customize your own show. I hope they are of help to you.

One idea would be to perform an effect called Frankie the Snowman if you have it or can find it. It was put out by P and A silks. Ties in perfectly to winter and to the comical snowman in the movie itself.

Get white foam and cut them into snowball shapes. They do to have to be perfectly round. Then you can do sponge ball routine and the reason they vanish is because they melt in the heat of the hand. But if we believe in magic anything is possible. A lot you could do with that premise.

Make up a version of Pet Store Pranks where each of the cards are characters from the movie. You are trying to find the big snow beast because he is actually a nice guy. But you keep saying he is right here and of course it is a different character and not the snow beast. The home hinged card could be the ice castle. You open it up and he is not there. Of course he appears behind the castle with a see do not see principle. Easy to do with some cardboard and computer print outs.

Use a Temple Screen and make panels to be the characters. Only when they come together does magic happen.

3 card Monte (super easy version - can tell you more in an email). It is the no moves version. You would have the snow beast on both sides and the hero in the middle but we cannot get to the hero. The kids have to help you remember where the hero is. Of course the middle so we remove the hero with magic. (Remove card after turning it backside to the audience). Show other 2 cards to be the beast. Well it looks like we saved her. But in reality we saved everyone because in this story they ALL lived happily ever after and turn card over and it is the entire cast.

Professor's nightmare done with white shoelaces. The concept here would be that they are scarves. We have to have the scarves equal sizes because a small scarf is too short and will not protect us. The middle one is just right and the long one is much too long. But for our 3 heroes, we need them to be the same. Use whichever moves you like but it could tie in very well with this concept.

The bubble to solid clear bubble is a standard effect on the market that could tie in nicely with the theme of the movie. A lot could be done there with that trick.

Slush powder can work really well to freeze and vanish the water. A lot of fun ideas and routines can be involved around that idea.

Of course you can always end with a classic of magic with the "Snow Storm" effect. You can start by making a napkin into a snowflake and proceed from there. Just make sure to clean up afterwards.

These are just thoughts off the top of my head as I am writing this article. I hope it does get you thinking of the many possibilities that are out there if you use your own creativity.

I am happy to announce that my newest book, "FESTIVAL MAGIC", is finished and is NOW available at http://www.kpmagicproducts.com This 112pg book is filled with the most up to date information on how anyone can work and succeed in the festival and fair markets.

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.
8. David Copperfield
Article forwarded on by Mel Kientz

Business Jet Traveler

June 2014
By Margie Goldsmith

The ultra-successful illusionist astonishes audiences by appearing to fly unaided across the stage, but he relies on business jets to traverse longer distances.

Magician David Copperfield is the highest-grossing solo entertainer in history, with upwards of $4 billion in ticket sales. In collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola, he performed Dreams & Nightmares in 1996, which still retains the Broadway record for most tickets sold in a week. He has won 21 Emmy Awards and holds 11 Guinness World Records. His chiseled face adorns postage stamps in six countries.

Signs of Copperfield's potential surfaced early. Born David Seth Kotkin in Metuchen, New Jersey, as the only child of two Jewish immigrants, he was an accomplished ventriloquist by age 8, when he performed for his school. A weekend visit to a magic shop in New York City sparked his interest, and soon he was performing tricks adults couldn't do. At 12, he became the youngest person ever admitted to the prestigious Society of American Magicians. At 16, he performed onstage in his hometown as Davino, the Boy Magician. He also taught a magic course at New York University.

Two years later, he changed his name to David Copperfield (from the Charles Dickens novel) and left for Chicago to play the lead in The Magic Man, which became the longest-running musical in the city's history. By the time he was in his early twenties, he was starring in network TV specials devoted to his magic.

In 2006, Copperfield purchased a chain of 11 islands in the Bahamas for $55 million and renamed them the Islands of Copperfield Bay. He spent an additional $35 million to renovate one of those islands, Musha Cay, and transform it into a vacation destination, complete with magic antiques such as Houdini's pool table. He owns a magic collection that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and includes the collections of Georges Melies and Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, two of his most celebrated predecessors.

For the last 13 years, Copperfield has sold out the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, performing two shows a day Sundays through Fridays and three shows on Saturdays, seven days a week, 42 weeks a year. (He devotes the other 10 weeks to vacations.) We caught up with him late one evening after one such performance.

How did your parents feel about you doing magic?

In the beginning they loved it but when I was 16 and told them I wanted to do it for a living, my mother said no. But her negative reinforcement worked for me, and eventually I showed them I could do it. They traveled the world with me and met presidents and kings.

Who taught you your tricks?

I taught myself from magic books in the library. I'd read the magic effect and make myself invent my own method of how to do it. As a teenager, I sometimes ended up inventing things better than in the book.

What do I call you? An illusionist? A magician? A creator? An Artist?

Illusionist is pretty accurate, because I create illusions. I hope people think of me as a magician. I've tried to lift the art form up and make people respect it, like dancing or theater or music. I am also a creator and I produce and direct and write. I'm on a constant quest to try to get it right.

What does the word "magic" mean to you?

Magic is a state of mind, a state of being transported, a state of being inspired. We have so much unhappiness in the world and people need to dream and be transported. Music does that, movies do that, and magic does that. It's forgetting about reality-let's just go for a ride, and I'll tell you some stories that can hopefully inspire and engage you and make you laugh.

What do you want people to take away from your show?

I hope the takeaway is passion, preparation and persistence. You have to be passionate about something you really love and persistent because people are going to tell you "no" and you're going to make mistakes and do goofy magic stuff.

What do you consider your most successful illusion?

I flew. People in the audience cried and got really emotionally involved. Some saw Peter Pan and some saw Christopher Reeve, but seeing it live on stage without any wires or camera tricks. There was something very emotional about that for the audience.

Have you ever been injured while performing?

I was doing a rope trick and I cut my finger off. Mike Tyson's cut man reattached it and it grew back. That's magic.

You were robbed in 2006 at gunpoint?

I was walking with a group of people after a show when a car drove up and some guys got out. I thought they were stopping to get an autograph but they pointed a gun in my face and said, "Give us your money." Everyone gave their money. Like an idiot, I showed them my pockets were empty, but they weren't. I didn't want to give my wallet away. Luckily, the guys believed it. The police caught them and the robbers went to jail.

You do more than 600 shows a year. Do you ever get burned out?

I get tired sometimes, but I take 10 weeks off a year and go to my islands in the Bahamas. That's a great place to recharge and create. I have a place in New York, too.

Does flying privately facilitate your career?

You can't beat the convenience of flying privately-it saves a lot of time. I've got my own airstrip on my islands and I can't land a big plane but I can land smaller planes.

How do you fly privately?

I charter. I've never owned my own plane. I spent a lot of time researching my own plane and at Airbus and Boeing and we started designing planes together, but I like having other people do the worrying about the pilots and all. It becomes another business when you own your own plane.

What aircraft do you use?

I like the (Bombardier) Challenger 300 and Challenger 604. We can fly from here to Georgetown [in the Bahamas] in four hours, and then another 15 minutes on a [Cessna] Caravan or a Pilatus to my airstrip.

What is Musha Cay?

It's one of the Islands of Copperfield Bay, which also includes 10 pristine and undeveloped islands. Musha Cay is a private resort with a staff of 40 where I've created some amazing experiences, kind of like Fantasy Island. It's a big, beautiful place where adults become kids, and movies and theater appear on the beach out of nowhere.

I know you consider the rehabilitation program, Project Magic, your most important work. How did that begin?

I was corresponding with a young magician who was disabled and didn't reveal that until he sent me a picture of himself in a wheelchair. I realized he had amazing self-esteem because he had a skill that an able-bodied person didn't, and that gave me the idea to work with medical professionals and create a program using magic as a form of therapy. It would motivate people to move muscles or think about mathematics or socialization skills or speech. I was very shy [when I was young] and magic helped me learn certain things. I thought it would be good if I could give that same kind of help to people with disabilities. The program gives people hope through magic.

Do you have any other projects like that?

We're starting a project called RedSafe, where I'll create a huge safe that transports objects magically around the world, such as educational items to inner-city schools or water and drilling supplies to Africa. It will use magic to raise awareness for really important items. Magic is obviously illusion, but giving is a real thing.

What is your goal now?

To do what I can to make a difference, to encourage others to fight for their dreams. The best compliment is if someone comes away from the show inspired to do something he would not have done otherwise. That's the goal. I'm a dreamer and maybe I can inspire future generation of dreamers.

Fast Facts
Name: David Copperfield
Birthdate: Sept. 16, 1956 (age 57)
Occupation: Illusionist
Education: Dropped out of New York's Fordham University after three weeks, when he was cast in the lead of the Chicago musical The Magic Man.
Charity: Project Magic, a program he developed, uses magic as physical therapy is hospitals in 30 countries to help patients regain dexterity, coordination and cognitive skills.
Personal: Single. Three children. Lives in Las Vegas and New York and on Musha Cay in Copperfield Bay in the Bahamas.

9. Phyllis Wong And The Return Of The Conjuror
Message by Sue-Anne Webster (Australia)

"PHYLLIS WONG and the Return of the Conjuror" is out now, and available through Amazon and in New Zealand and Australian bookstores.

Phyllis Wong, that keen young magician with a talent for sleuthing and getting to the bottom of the strangest mysteries, is back!

Here, in this astonishing new story, she finds her world turned upside-down as she discovers that there is magic about that is far more amazing than even she could imagine and villainy the likes of which she has never encountered! This strange new world propels her back to a mystery originating from the time of the world's greatest writer, William Shakespeare - a mystery that is seeping into the 21st century! A mystery that only a conjuror like Phyllis Wong can try to solve!

As Phyllis herself says: 'Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen ... the ride will get bumpy!'

The most intriguing story yet from the ever-popular author Geoffrey McSkimming.


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

Latest updates on VanishLive.com include:

- Ben Hart's Show Full Of Magic
- Video of the Week: Audio Illusions
- Canada's Darcy Oake Makes It To Britain's Got Talent Finals
- Collins Key Gets Tricky With Queen Latifah
- Paul Romhany's Magic & Review #1
- David Blaine To Make UAE Debut
- The Streets by John Archer
- The Gig I'll Never Forget: Danny Archer
- Johnny Depp Tipped As Film Houdini

DAILY magic news, articles from around the world and reviews from working professional magicians.

Visit us today at:

- Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

11. Daytona Festival of Magic 2014
Message by Harry Allen (US)

Daytona Festival of Magic is shaping up to be the convention of the Year!
Here's why:

Lectures - Stage Shows - Close-Up Show - Dealers - Auction - Contests - Full Sit Down Dinner Friday Night.

Want more reasons????
Rich Bloch
Rudy Coby
Fielding West
Silly Billy
Gregory Wilson
Eric Jones
Suzanne The Magician
Don Baggett
Harry Allen
Erik Olson
Scott Humston

Info www.daytonamagic.com
Click on "convention"
Call 386-252-6767

12. New England Magic Collectors - Yankee Gathering XV
Message by David Haversat

Yankee Gathering XV November 6, 7 and 8, 2014

If you have not yet registered for the New England Magic Collectors Association Yankee Gathering XV - Your invitation is attached below. For those that have registered - Thank You!

The 15th Yankee Gathering of the New England Magic Collectors Association will be held in Westborough, Massachusetts on November 6, 7 and 8, 2014. It is our hope that you will be able to join us in honoring George and Sandy Daily and make this another truly special Yankee Gathering.

Presentations by:

Michael Claxton
Bill Rauscher
Gabe Fajuri
George & Sandy Daily
Eddie Dawes
Phil Temple
Steve Thomas
Terry Roses

Performances by:

Mike Caveney
Lee Faulkner
Dick Gustafson
Larry Stangel
Doc Swan

Also Included:

Dealer's room
Magic flea market
Outstanding exhibit room
Wine and cheese reception
Free buffet breakfast
Dessert and coffee get-together
Free buffet breakfast
Dinner banquet
Invitation to the see the Goldman Collection

This is one event you will not want to miss!

Registration is $225 per person before August 1st, and $250 per person after August 1st.

Every previous Yankee Gathering has sold out. Seating will be limited so plan to register early!

David Haversat, Registrar haversat@gmail.com
PO Box 487
Oxford, CT 06478

13. The "Wow" Factor Lecture At MINDvention
Message by Danny Archer (US)

Charles Gauci is one of Australia's foremost mentalists. For over fifty years, he has entertained audiences in Australia and around the world. A published author, Charles is the creator of some of the best-selling effects in mentalism and magic including Eye to Eye, Body Language, Houdini Card Mystery, plus many others too numerous to mention.

His latest lecture, "The Wow Factor", features effects from his professional repertoire which are commercial, practical, and most importantly easy to perform.

Each of the effects will establish in the audience's mind that the performer has a well above average mentality and will condition them to accept that the miracles he performs are genuine feats of a super mind. Charles has had a prolific career as a creator and performer and he will be sharing some of his original mentalism creations. The schedule is bulging with great mentalism performers and creators and there is one more special event I am working on. Stay tuned. www.mindvention.net

14. KIDabra International
Message by Mark Daniel (US)

The Conference of KIDshow and Family Performers August 11-15, 2014 The Music Road Hotels and Conference Center In the Resort Town of Pigeon Forge, TN

The Year of WOW Conference Updates:
David Kaye joins us for the World Premiere of his New lecture: Turn It Around.

Julian Mather from Australia, Ken Kelly from England and Tommy James from New England along with Manhattan's David Kaye share in TED Talk style: Knowledge, Inspiration, and Delight. Together they create a KIDabra Highlight Event called KID Talks!

Barry Mitchell offers to cook up an Optional Workshop on Monday Evening August 11th. MMM- MMM.. Good, Cooking up Magic, Ministry, and Message.

Then on Tuesday the 12th join us for the Famous Optional Biz Builders Seminars as it begins with the one and only Donald Dunphy from British Columbia who is a promotional whirlwind. Donald shares marketing tips with Send out the Ships. Todd Neufeld, former Patent Attorney and one of the world's top balloon entertainers takes you through the daunting task of necessary contracts and paperwork.

Plus Julian Mather and Ken Kelly teach using YouTube videos for your marketing and promotion. And Popular Children's Author from Manhattan, Steve Metzger chats with Danny Orleans about writing, publishing for books for children and how it fits into what we do as entertainers.

The Wows continue; for full info, video and to register go to: www.kidabra.org Please Join us on the very lively Facebook Group Page: KIDabra Members and Friends

15. PCAM 2014
Message by Norden & Gordon
The FUN Producers

It's time for the 81st Annual Convention for the Pacific Coast
Association of Magicians!

July 31st - Aug 3rd, 2014
Vancouver, BC Canada

It will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia Canada and will be hosted by the energetic team of Norden & Gordon!

It will be the year of the 'Workshop' as they will be presenting twelve workshops you can choose from. Everyone will walk away with knowledge, experience and the tools with which to perform many amazing ricks.

Want to know who is coming? You won't believe it...

The School for Scoundrels
Pop Haydn
Bob Sheets
Chef Anton

Gregory Wilson
Dan Harlan
Norm Barnhart
Bruce Kalver
Bob Fitch
Jamie D. Grant
Sterling Dietz
Amanda O'Leary
Brian Anderson
Gwyn Auger
Mike Norden
...And MORE!

Whew - what a line up! And how much? Just $185 if you register by June 15th - otherwise the price goes up to $225. Plus the awards lunch is $10 off until June 15th as well. A lot of the workshops are filling up - so to get your choices please register TODAY!

Visit www.PCAM2014.com for more info and to register. See you in Vancouver!

Norden & Gordon
The FUN Producers

16. The Weekend Of Wonder In Hot Springs
Message by Jay Scott Berry

Tickets now on sale for The Weekend of Wonder in Hot Springs

This the event that everyone's talking about. Produced by Jay Scott Berry & Maxwell Blade, last year's Weekend of Wonder was a runaway success with rave reviews, sold out shows and standing ovations.

Magicians from as far away as LA and Vegas said it was "The best Magic event they had ever attended!" The Linking Ring Magazine calls it "A whole new concept in Magic Gatherings" comparing it to a "Three Ring Circus." Reporter Dennis Schick wrote enthusiastically, "It lived up to its name - WOW! From all aspects, it was wildly successful; my head is still spinning!" This spring, Asheville, NC became the 2nd official WOW city, once again with rave reviews and multiple standing ovations.

So what sets this apart from a standard Magic Convention? The Weekend of Wonder is an International Magic Festival showcasing a full spectrum of the Art from Close-up, Strolling, Parlour and Street Magic to Stage, Comedy and Illusions. Family-friendly, open to the public and magicians, it has the best elements of a Convention plus many things rarely seen, like full One-Man Shows, Workshops, limited to and an All-Star Street Magic Gala!

Most of the shows will be held in and around The Maxwell Blade Theatre.

Lectures & Workshops will be next door at The Springs Hotel. The main "Wizards of Wonder" Gala will be at Horner Hall, a 1200 seat, state-of-the-art facility, centrally located with ample parking. With free shows at restaurants & venues throughout the weekend, this is truly a non-stop Celebration of Wonder!

Golden Tickets for The Weekend of Wonder are now on sale. Strictly limited to the first 100 buyers, this exclusive pass gives you Premier VIP Seating to all 13 Main Events. This includes six One Man Shows, four Headline Lectures, the Rising Stars Show plus the Friday and Saturday night Gala shows. All this for only $200 Adults and $125 Child under 17.

(Such a deal!) You will receive a laminated "Golden Ticket" Pass commemorating the 2014 Hot Springs Weekend of Wonder. This special pass also includes a full colour souvenir program, individually numbered and signed by all the stars.

You can upgrade the Golden Ticket for $50 to include both Workshops.

The 2nd annual Hot Springs WOW stars a Dream Team of Master Magicians, including Jeff McBride, Michael Ammar, Dirk Losander, Andrew Goldenhersh, Jay Scott Berry and Maxwell Blade. It will all take place on September 19th through 21st. This historic resort town, nestled in the mountains of western Arkansas, with natural mineral water and baths, is the perfect place for a one-of-a-kind magical experience.

Tickets are limited, purchase yours online at: www.WeekendofWonder.com

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18. Adelaide Magic Convention - October 10th -12th 2014
Message by Garry Cohen (Australia)

Featuring the Magic of Daryl (USA), Mark Byrne (USA) and James Sleight (AUS)

The Combined Magic Clubs of Adelaide, invite magician's performers and clowns to the friendliest magic convention in Australia. Two and a half days of magic, lectures, competitions, International Gala Show, magic dealers and great magic fun!

We have three great magicians with totally different styles presenting their ideas on how to improve your magical performances. All three magicians have close-up, stand-up and stage experience so we are in for a whole weekend of great magic. There will be a total of 6 different lectures!

Once again, we are holding the function at the fabulous Lakes Resort Hotel.

Convention registration is $325 (AUD) for magicians, spouse $290 (AUD) and $305 (AUD) for juniors.

This includes all convention demonstrations, lectures, competitions, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, and one ticket to our Banquet/Gala Show on Saturday Night with performances by our International lecturers and local artists.

****Early Bird Registrations****
Register Now For A Fabulous Weekend Of Magic!

Go to: https://www.heyprestomagic.com.au/index_files/Page2226.htm

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