20th October 2018. We regret that due to personal reasons Fritz Alkemade has withdrawn his participation from the convention.
Headlining the Sunday night Gala Show, straight off the ship from another international cruise is 2018 Britain’s Got Talent semifinalist Mandy Muden.
Now a household name, she’s just been named as one of “50 Amazing Women Over 50” by Women & Home Magazine.
The London-based comedian and magician was awarded the Magic Circle Carlton Award for Comedy in Magic and has appeared on Dick and Dom’s Funny Business and as a mentor on Channel 4's Faking It.
Mandy is a member of the Inner Magic Circle and is also the first and only woman to host the Magic Circle Awards Ceremony.
She is also a trained actress and this yer appeared in Snow White at the Wycombe Swan following previous theatre productions of Aladdin and Cinderella.
Just five years ago she travelled to perform at the USM Dinner as a relative unknown, now she returns an International Superstar !
A full time professional for 14 years, Chris has released effects such as Childsplay, Omen, Dupes, The Light, Ice Coins and more.
He has also had published “Congreave's Curiosities” and done a Murphy’s “At The Table” lecture.
Our next performer, again making his Irish debut, is Henri White, Magician and Pianist, from London.
Henri is the young magician who was plucked from the audience by Jason Manford to appear onstage on Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
His mentors include Fay Presto and the late, great Paul Daniels and he is an active member of the Magic Circle.
His own marketed effects include MYST and The Souvenir.
Vanni Pulé, from Malta, will be appearing at Belfast MagiCon 2019.
In his own country, Vanni Pulé is a household name because of his hundreds of TV appearances over the years. His forte, however, was cabaret and, together with his wife, Mary Anne, and his other box-jumpers, he entertained holiday makers and locals in most hotels and clubs. He also performs Close-Up for conferences and corporate events.
For magicians, he published various ideas on magic magazines on both sides of the Atlantic and he won the Howard Bamman Trophy twice. He also lectured to various societies. Between 2011 and 2012 he was International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
This is a lecture you can not afford to miss. It's nice to know the new generation of magic is in safe hands." - Wayne Dobson
"If you're looking for some good visual magic with smart, well-constructed methods, then you have to check out Dave Loosley’s lecture." - Alan Rorrison
"Dave Loosley is one of my favourite creators of modern magic, His tricks are as fun to learn as they are to watch." - Kieron Johnson
In this lecture, Dave Loosley will take you through the tried and tested routines used hundreds of times in the real world. Dave’s magic is easy to perform, very visual to watch and always creative. You are going to learn some incredible magic with sweets, cards, napkins and rubber bands. This lecture will be crammed with great information including the creative process Dave goes through when inventing his unique style of magic and a lot of fun and laughter along the way.
Who is he?
Dave Loosley is a multi-award winning magician from the U.K. He has been performing magic for the past 17 years and is an Associate member of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star. Dave is known for his unique creations and presentation style. His first magic product, Squash, was a hit amongst the working magicians. Since then he has continued to release practical, hard hitting magic including his incredible Colour Changing Deck Routine “Mystique". And, more recently, his sell out effect “Inflexion".
As well as gigging and lecturing in the UK, Dave co-hosts a weekly magic Video Blog alongside Peter Nardi where they offer their opinions and unique presentations to what’s new in the world of magic. Dave’s unique style and engaging personality has allowed him to become established in the rest of the UK and now it’s time for him to come to us.
Appearing on Friday night and running a late night, extra fee, workshop the same night is Peter McLanachan
Peter is a relatively unknown Scottish card man who has lectured and performed around the UK, as well as in Ireland, Germany and the United States and has been an attendee of the invitation-only 4F Convention in New York State since 2009. In 2005, Peter won the IBM Ring 85 Close Up Competition in Dublin and at the 2017 Scottish Magic Convention in Montrose was named Scottish Close Up Magician of the Year, as well as being awarded the Jimmy Craig Quaich for Services to Scottish Magic.