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Wellington Magic Convention - October 24th - 26th, 2015

New Headliner Announced - Mike Bent (USA)

"One of the world's best Kid Show Magicians!" - The Magic Castle

In the 30 years that Mike has been entertaining, he has gained a reputation as one of the best comedy-magicians and children's entertainers in the United States. He is the only magician to have won the prestigious "Best of Boston®" award from the editors of Boston Magazine. The Boston Globe has called him "wonderfully wacky, and a brilliantly original talent" while Nickelodeon dubbed him Boston's Best Children's Entertainer in 2009.

Mike has made numerous television appearances on HBO, Showtime, ABC, NBC, CBS, Comedy Central and A&E. His books, products and lectures have become the standard for the industry. He has been featured on the cover of MAGIC magazine and a monthly column called "Bent on Deception".

Mike has been invited to perform at the White House nine times, appearing alongside J.K. Rowling, Justin Bieber, The Cast of Glee, Fergie, John Lithgow, the Cast of Sesame Street and Jim Carrey. The White House programme called Mike "one of the most creative and imaginative people in magic."

"Mike Bent really understands children's comedy!" - Magic Magazine

As a performer, teacher and dad, Mike knows how to use comedy and magic to entertain, educate and motivate children. Mike has been teaching professional comedy writing at Emerson College for more than 20 years. It's not unusual to watch a comedy show on television and see one of Mike's former students listed in the credits.

Mike's unique, appealing style leaves audiences of all ages and descriptions laughing and scratching their heads, long after he has left the stage.

"Mike Bent is one of those rare individuals that bring something new to the table in his phenomenal lecture and original performances. I would recommend him without reservation." - Shawn Farquhar

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Other Headliners

Charlie Frye & Co.
Internationally renowned variety artist specializing in juggling, magic, and physical comedy, Charlie is of the world’s most sought after specialty acts.

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Phil Cass
He’ll cut off your tie, tear up your money, lift your watch, and split your sides! Phil Cass is one of Australia’s most well known comedy entertainers.

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Nick Nickolas
Multi-awarding winning Street Performer, Nickolas has achieved international recognition as a one man entertainment event.

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Paul Romhany
Paul will be bringing his lecture & performance on Mentalism, with some highly innovative close-up to stage material, suitable for a variety of venues.

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David Merry
David is Canada's premiere comic magician, and has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandel, Weird Al,and was a joke writer for Joan Rivers and Jay Leno.

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Mike Bent
In the 30 years that Mike has been entertaining, he has gained a reputation as one of the best children's entertainers in the United States.

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- Seniors: $290
- Juniors, Parents & Partners: $190

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Early Bird Rates - Closing Soon

Time is running out to register with the Early Bird Rate and save. On the 1st of May, 2015, Registration fees will be increasing by $50 per person. Don't leave it to the last minute!

Win Back your Registration Fee!

One lucky person will win back the cost of their registration fee within the first hour of the Convention!

All you have to do is register before October 24th, 2015.
  • Register before 10th of November, 2014 and get 3 entries into the draw
  • Register before 1st of May, 2015 and get 2 entries into the draw
  • Register before 24th of October, 2015 and get 1 entry into the draw

The earlier you register, the more entries you get!

If you have registered and refer a friend, you can gain an EXTRA TWO ENTRIES per person that you refer.

For every person that writes down your name as the referee, during registration, you will get an additional 2 entries!

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