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New Zealand Magic Convention


Fri 20 Oct 2017, 2:00pm–10:30pm
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 8:00am–10:30pm
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 8:00am–10:30pm
Mon 23 Oct 2017, 8:00am–1:00pm

Where: James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 147 The Terrace, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Nopera Whitley

The New Zealand Magic Convention is Australasia's largest event for magicians and magic hobbyists. Featuring lectures and performances from experts in close-up, card and stage magic, mentalism, manipulation and comedy, this is a rare opportunity to learn from some of the best magicians in the world.

Headliners already announced include:

Shin Lim - Reigning FISM World Champion of Closeup Card Magic.

He ‘Fooled’ Penn and Teller, and he’s performed on Broadway with The Illusionists. In 2015 he became the FISM World Championship of Closeup Card Magic and now he’s coming to New Zealand! Shin Lim is one of the most in-demand magicians in the world and will be presenting a lecture during the convention, and performing in the Saturday Gala Show.

Rob Zabrecky - Two-time, Magic Castle ‘Stage Magician of the Year’

As a magician, there is simply no one like him. He invents a magical world through a series of strange and beautiful effects, which he combines with remarkable timing and theatrical edifice. Zabrecky sets the stage for everyday life, then sets is on fire. As a magic humorist, he creates a dryly abstracted, austere universe that pushes magic to its very edges and often explores bizarre and contemplative human behaviour.

Hector Mancha - Reigning FISM Grand Prix World Champion of Magic.

Hector is a multi-disciplinary artist coming to us all the way from Madrid, Spain. He specialises in card magic, parlour magic, pick-pocketing, manipulation, hands shadows and improvisation. In 2015, Hector won the highest honour in Magic. The FISM World Grand Prix, also being crowned as the World Champion of Manipulation at the same event. Hector will be lecturing at the convention and will be performing his world champion manipulation act at the Saturday Gala Show!

Charlie Frye - World renowned Vaudeville Variety Act.

Charlie Frye is not only one of the world’s leading stage magicians, he is also an amazing juggler, card technician, sleight-of-hand artist, not to mention a fantastic magic thinker and creator. Charlie is often compared to classic comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Dick Van Dyke. He plays the rubber-faced, put-upon juggler/magician. Sherry plays his elaborately bored, beautiful assistant.

Colin Cloud - The closest thing to a real life Sherlock Holmes.

Colin has been described as a mind reader, a mentalist, and a psychological illusionist. Call it what you like, Colin’s skills have been taking him all around the world. Performing his unique brand of entertainment for everyone from A-list celebrities to appearing on prime time TV shows, from theatres to comedy clubs … you name it, Colin has literally performed everywhere imaginable all with the same astonishing results.

More headliners to be announced soon.
For a full schedule of events go to the website.

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