Conferences

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.

Conferences

Magic Collectors Weekend

Magic Collectors Weekend / MCW

Magicana programs and produces the Magic Collectors Weekend, which is traditionally held in the Chicago area, hosted on a biennial format.

 

31FN

31 Faces North / 31FN

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

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Normal Beck

Rafael Benatar
Rafael Benatar

Gaetan Bloom
Gaëtan Bloom

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Eugene Burger

John Carney
John Carney

Jason England
Jason England

Roberto Giobbi
Roberto Giobbi

Kostya Kimlat
Kostya Kimlat

Max Maven
Max Maven

Eric Mead
Eric Mead

John Mendoza
John Mendoza

Pat Page
Pat Page

David Solomon
David Solomon

Jim Steinmeyer
Jim Steinmeyer

John Thompson
John Thompson

Richard Turner
Richard Turner

 

Workshops for Kids

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab

Helping Hands & Hand2Hand
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.

Camp Ooch

Urban Ooch (day camp) for Kids with Cancer
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.

Leacock Foundation

Summer Literacy Day Camps
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.