Magic-Con is an interactive conference for those serious about the art of magic, where those in attendance can share ideas, insight, and a common experience while working together towards the advancement of an art form.
As their mission to advance the art of magic, Magic-Con provides a platform for magic’s smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries, and top performers offering presentations behind the art, science and technology of magic. Through this shared knowledge, they aim to cultivate the next generation of magic through inspiration.
Magic-Con is not a traditional magic convention. It is an intellectual conference for those serious about the art. It is a full three day weekend of lectures, discussions, interviews, performances, presentations, interactive activities and whatever else the organizers can dream up.
In addition to lectures, there will be talks and presentations by non-magic professionals on topics such as: entertainment, business, science, art, and technology. These are just a few examples of fields the organizers strongly feel our art can benefit from.
Announced at the 2012 convention, they are changing to a bi-annual schedule with the next being held in 2014.
Magic-Con was founded by Dan and Dave Buck and Syd Segal. However, it is a collaborative project being organized by a team of creative individuals who all share a passion for magic and its advancement.
Scheduled are: Mike Caveney, Roberto Giobbi, Lennart Green, Helder Guimaraes, Derek Hughes, Glenn Kaino, Richard Kaufman, Mac King, Robert Lang, David Regal, Al Seckel, Bob Sheets, The Virts, and David Williamson.
The inaugural conference including: David Blaine, Dan and Dave Buck, John Carney, Sebastien Clergue, Derek DelGaudio, Jason England, Daniel Garcia, Bill Goodwin, Guy Hollingworth, Bill Kalush, Chris Kenner, Chad Long, John Lovick, Max Maven, Eric Mead, Jamy Ian Swiss, Juan Tamariz, J C Wagner, Michael Weber, Asi Wind, and Paul Wilson.