Our next magic weekend was penciled in for March 2021, but I'm afraid that date is coming up before society will be ready for public gatherings. This is extremely disappointing to everyone. Right now the next likely date will be March 2022, and we're in the process of locking it in with the Sheraton so stay tuned. We'd love to get the very same lineup of the last cancelled event, but of course that'll depend on each headliner's availability.
There is a chance we'll do another virtual event between now and then, so stay tuned for info on that!
Find out as soon as we have more news by joining our mailing list at the bottom of this page, as well as our FB page.
Forgive us for a quick brag about how great our virtual event was!
Last March we were one of the pandemic's very first live-streamed events, and over 500 people joined us!
Click here to watch the entire 2.5-hour recording at no cost! Find the running order and time codes here. (Forgive the opening 3-min video montage being muted.) Big thanks to Max Maven, Shawn Farquhar, Stephen Bargatze, & John Shryock for making it great!
The free streaming event had no effect on everybody getting full refunds on their weekend registrations. MANY THANKS to the folks who voluntarily left $10 or more of their refunds to help with our considerable sunk costs. This made me feel a bit like George Bailey at the end of Wonderful Life!
Remember the following masters from last year?
Our four 2019 headliners were genuinely great guys, and had a great time here in Portland! David Regal, Jonathan Levit, Tom Burgoon, & Robert Ramirez!
Here are some great photos from the 2019 event:
Also a great Video Montage by Darren Sethe.
See our complete list of Past Headliners!
Over the past 11 years the PMJ has been growing nicely. And along the way it's been a great time for everyone involved - including the headliners! Looking back at our list of past headliners - holy cow! The masters who've joined us have done great lectures, great evening & close up shows, and had some great chemistry in our panel discussion. On top of all this we've found them extremely accessible hanging out with us between events!
Our move to the Sheraton has been a great step up, and we're hoping to keep our relationship there. The extra space has allowed us more attendance, more dealers, more elbow room, and the added electricity of opening the evening shows to the public.
Started in 2009, the PMJ is an annual 3-day magic convention that brings together magicians from Oregon & Washington and beyond for a great weekend of learning & camaraderie. It's open to all levels of magic enthusiasts, from beginners to hobbyists to seasoned pros. It's a weekend packed with instructional lectures, shows, magic dealers, a panel discussion, a contest, and the camaraderie of fellow magicians.
We can't believe the magic headliners we continue to host each year! See the complete list at the Past Headliners tab.
Get info as we set dates, firm up headliners, open up registration, and when our discounted room block opens up at the Sheraton. Sign up for our announcement list at the bottom of the Contact tab. Also follow our FB page for up-to-date announcements. (History has shown we don't over-post or over-email. Usually only 7 or 8 emails per year.)