Hi folks

The gang at International Magic have been really busy over the last few weeks, not only putting the 40th edition of the International Magic Convention (18th to 20th November) but also organising the first London Festival of Magic which will take place the week leading up to the Convention itself.

The Festival will feature Workshops and Seminars during the day and performances at night, all taking place at the Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London. The daytime events are 10:30am for an 11am start and the evening events are 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Here is the schedule of what has been organised:-

Monday 14th November
Daytime: Marketing For Magicians with Bob Yelland
Evening: Monday Night Magic – a varied bill of top class magical and comedy performers.

Tuesday 15th November
Daytime: Advanced Card Techniques with Guy Hollingworth, Jason England, Ben Earl and Paul Wilson
Evening: Hustle! – Double bill of performances. Combined show of Guy Hollingworth, Jason England and Paul Wilson followed by Pete Wardell’s One Man Show

Wednesday 16th November
Daytime: Mentalism with Andy Nyman, Paul Stockman, Mark Elsdon and Luke Jermay
Evening: Mentalism with Quentin Reynolds and Todd Landman

Thursday 17th November
Daytime: Making Magic Meaningful with Eugene Burger and Larry Hass
Evening: An Audience With David Berglas – A chance to spend an evening with the International Man of Mystery in an intimate setting as he answers questions and looks back at his incredible career.

Friday 18th November
Daytime: Creativity with Tom Stone, Mark Setteducati, Angelo Carbone

Saturday 19th November
Evening: Max Maven Thinking in Person: An Evening of Knowing and Not Knowing
The schedule for the Convention itself has also been announced. As it has the last couple of years, the convention is taking place at the Mermaid Theatre, Puddle Dock, London – in my opinion, a brilliant venue. Here is what has been organised:-

Friday 18th November
Evening (doors open 6:30pm for 7pm start):
Harry Anderson Show

Saturday 19th November
Daytime (doors open 9:30am, first event 10am):
Dealers – open all day
28th International Close Up Competition and Kevin Reay Trophy
Eugene Burger Lecture
David Williamson Event
Jason England Lecture

Evening (doors open 6pm for 7:30pm start):
International Magic and Variety Show (first performance)

Saturday 19th November
Daytime (doors open 10am, first event 10:30am):
Dealers – open all day
Larry Hass Lecture
Close Up Gala with Eugene Burger Lecture, Larry Hass, David Williamson, Tom Stone, Jason England
Max Maven Lecture
Tom Stone Lecture
David Berglas Award to ????

Evening (doors open 6pm for 7:30pm start):
International Magic and Variety Show (second performance)

So there you have it folks. Now we know what’s happening when and I, for one, cannot wait. Just remember, it’s only 3½ months away!

Speak soon.

The Cardman 🙂

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