Sharing wonder with magic collectors, historians and enthusiasts.
Underscoring our commitment to exploring and advancing the art of magic, Magicana recruits top magic performers from around the globe to share, inspire and educate both the public and other artists about magic.
To ensure that we meet the broad spectrum of public interest, Magicana produces several different levels of lectures, workshops, classes and conferences.
From intimate, hand-on-hand workshops to standing-room only large-format lectures, Magicana has invited world-class performers to share their knowledge, insights and masterful sleight-of-hand to the magic community.
Magicana programs and produces the Magic Collectors Weekend, which is traditionally held in the Chicago area, hosted on a biennial format.
From 2003 to 2010, Magicana – in association with Allan Slaight – hosted an invitational magic conference entitled, 31 Faces North. This endevour gatherd thirty-one of the world’s top sleight-of-hand magicians, magic historians and experts for a weekend conference of performance, sharing and networking. The conference recognized giants of the magic community, while offering up-and-coming magicians a chance to meet and learn from magic legends. Learn more.
Lectures & Workshops
Workshops for Kids
In addition to our regular programming, Magicana works with these summer camps, which last four to six sessions, to help children strengthen their non-dominant side.
Since 2009, Magicana has been working with the Urban Ooch camps providing day-long workshops on magic for kids with cancer. We spend the entire day, dedicated to teaching 20-30 kids dealing with childhood cancer magic tricks with the masterful help of Camp Ooch Camp Councillors.
Magicana works with the partners from the Leacock Foundation for Children to bring the fun of magic and reading together in an afternoon of magic.