Headliners

Headliners

 

 

Shin Lim

Reigning FISM World Champion in Close up 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!

Coming to us all the way from Boston, Massachusetts, Shin originally went to university to study piano performance. However he was forced to drop out due to developing carpal tunnel syndrome, picking up magic instead. In less than a decade Shin Lim has become one of the most in demand magicians in the world.

His act on Penn and Teller: Fool Us has been seen by over 20 million people online, and now he is brining his act to New Zealand. Shin will be presenting a lecture during the convention, and performing in the Saturday Gala Show.

 

Rob Zabrecky

Two-time ‘Stage Magician of the Year’ – Magic Castle

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.

MAGIC Magazine described him as, “A unique persona, highly reminiscent of Norman Bates, with a bit of Rod Serling in the mix — a psycho from the Twilight Zone, doing magic.”

In 2011 and 2012 he was voted “Stage Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle, and in 2014, voted “Parlour Magician of the Year” by the same organisation.

 

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, pickpocketing, 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 & Co.

World renowned Variety Act specializing in silent Physical Comedy, Magic, Clowning, and Juggling.

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.

Charlie will be presenting a brand new lecture, and performing new material in both the convention stage and closeup shows. Plus, he will also be taking part in another event, soon to be announced. 

 

 

Colin Cloud

“One of the greatest thought readers of our time.” – Uri Geller

Colin has been described as a mind reader, a mentalist, a psychological illusionist and the closest thing to a real life Sherlock Holmes. 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.

Not only is Colin a real world worker, he is also a devious creator, with Ken Weber describing him as “the future of Mentalism”, which you will get to see first hand in the lecture he will present.

“Amazing… Loved your act!” – Derren Brown

“There’s a very short list of creators/performers in the magic community that I will sit up and pay close attention to when they speak. Colin Cloud is at the top of that list. If you get the chance to hear, see or read anything from Colin you WILL walk away with a fresh innovative perspective. I guarantee it.” – Bill Abbott