Magic New Zealand® is proudly sponsored by International Entertainment

Phil Cass - Lecture Info

With a middle name like 'Trust Me' you can be sure of one thing... Phil Cass defies the conventional pattern of mayhem in live entertainment.

Phil's lecture will consist of both close-up and stand-up effects that are guaranteed commercial items as they are or have been regular excerpts from his show. The emphasis will be on comedy magic that is performed with a strong on stage personality. Magic that is both amazing and entertaining on an emotional level.

Whit Haydn - "Phil's wonderfully edgy showmanship is very fun to watch. Because of the psychological push and shove between the performer and his mark, it plays for a bigger room than most routines can. It is by far one of the most different and original presentations I have seen."

To mention just a few of the other effects in the lecture:
  • Water from one hand to another called the Fisherman's Wharf special
  • Borrowed $50 is destroyed and then found in a sealed cigarette packet
  • Money to trouser fly
  • An easy and very commercial ESP routine
  • Paper to money which is suited to currency differing in size & colour
  • How to steal a watch in a routine with no risk of being caught
  • An entire children's routine, ready made to put straight in your act
  • Thoughts & opinions on walk around, comedy & how to be commercial

CLICK HERE to find out more about Phil and the other Headliners

Convention Banquet - Sun 25th Oct 7.30pm
To top off two full days of magic, the Wellington Magic Club are hosting an awards banquet on the Sunday of the convention, at the James Cook Hotel.

Entertainment - NZ Jazz Duo G&T

Nick Granville and Nick Tipping can usually be found in dark corners NZ, playing music from jazz to Tina Turner, and will be providing music at the convention banquet.

They perform over 150 shows a year and have worked with Delta Goodrem, Ronan Keating, Paul Potts and Hayley Westenra, The Rodger Fox Big Band (WJO), Mike Stern, Joey DeFrancesco, Patti Austin, Steve Smith, Kurt Elling, Eric Marienthal, Diesel, Jon Stevens, Chris DeBurgh, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Frankie Stevens, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Vector Wellington Orchestra to name but a few.

The earlier you book (and pay), the better your seat!

CLICK HERE to purchase banquet tickets

Registrations - Limited Places
There is just over 4 weeks until the convention and time is running out to register! With over 145 people attending the convention already, this event is not to be missed!

CLICK HERE to register - it takes 1 minute.

Convention Accommodation Running Out
There are only 2 ROOMS LEFT at the James Cook Hotel. The only way to book now, is by calling +64 4 495 0279. Make sure to ask for the "Wellington Magic Convention Discount".

CLICK HERE for more information on the special convention rate.

Preliminary Schedule Released
There are eight lectures, two competitions, two public shows and a banquet. Find out when each of them are below.

CLICK HERE to view the schedule.

Join our Facebook Event
Let everyone know you are coming by joining our Facebook Event.

For more information, or to get in touch, visit us at

Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

Our subscriber list is not made available to any other companies or individuals. We value every subscriber and respect your privacy. You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from the Magic New Zealand® E-zine at Magic New Zealand® E-zine is published each Sunday. The opinions expressed therein are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of Magic New Zealand®. Neither Magic New Zealand® nor Alan Watson vouch for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, message, statement, or other information reported via Magic New Zealand® E-zine. Subscribers to this publication and authors who contribute to it by doing so agree they will not hold Magic New Zealand® or Alan Watson, jointly or individually liable or responsible in any way for the opinions expressed therein.
Magic New Zealand® reserves the right to alter, correct or disregard any articles submitted. Readers are encouraged to submit timely articles or news items which may be of interest to subscribers. By submitting articles to this e-zine, the authors grant Magic New Zealand® the right to publish such articles and such authors confirm their copyright of the material submitted. All works published by Magic New Zealand® are protected by international copyright legislation and articles must not be published for profit by anyone other than the individual authors without the written permission of Magic New Zealand®. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this publication may be freely redistributed, but not sold, to other magicians if copied in its entirety, including the copyright notice below and the above disclaimer.

Copyright © 2015 Alan Watson.

Magic New Zealand® E-zine