What a great weekend of magic we just had!
Our four 2019 headliners had a great time here in Portland: David Regal, Jonathan Levit, Tom Burgoon, & Robert Ramirez!
David came full circle after having been at our very first PMJ in 2009. In addition to being a terrific magician and great guy, he's written numerous books on magic, and is a writer/producer for the popular TV show The Carbonaro Effect. Robert Ramirez's close up magic was one of the highlights of last summer's Magic Live in Las Vegas, and we got to see why those accolades were deserved. Jonathan Levit is a longtime favorite at the Magic Castle in Hollywood - and seems to be a consultant for just about every movie made about magic! He lit things up here in Portland as well. Tom Burgoon is considered one of the top comedy magicians in the country - and we got to see firsthand how great he really is.
David Stone! Richard Osterlind! Rocco Silano! & Whit "Pop" Haydn! A great bunch of diverse talents! Stone flew here from Paris, Osterlind came as one of the all-time great mentalists, Rocco (from Philadelphia) proved why he's a master of classic manipulation magic, and nobody could resist the charm and wisdom that Pop Haydn brought! Here's a nice collection of photos from last year's event.
Here's the complete list of our past headliners:
2019: David Regal, Jonathan Levit, Tom Burgoon, Robert Ramirez
2018: David Stone, Richard Osterlind, Rocco Silano, Whit "Pop" Haydn
2017: Asi Wind, Banachek, Michael Finney, Tony Clark, Henrick Bothe
2016: Michael Ammar, Chad Long, Nate Kranzo, Paul Draper, Rhys Thomas
2014: Simon Lovell, Garrett Thomas, Kozmo, Max Krause
2011: Gregory Wilson, Jon Armstrong, Daniel Garcia, Matt Baker
2010: Daryl , Whit "Pop" Hayden, Wayne Houchin, Doc Eason
2009: David Regal, Aaron Fisher, Nate Kranzo, Steve Dobson
Over the years everyone has been having a fabulous time - including the headliners! And speaking of headliners, looking back 2 years it's still hard to believe these legends all came to our 2017 event: Banachek, Asi Wind, Michael Finney, & Tony Clark! Each of these masters did great lectures, performed in our evening shows, performed close-up shows, and had some great chemistry in our panel discussion. On top of this, they were extremely accessible hanging out with us between the events!
Our move to the Airport Sheraton has been a great step up, and we're happy to announce we're returning there again March 27-29, 2020. The extra space allows us more elbow room, more dealers, and the added electricity of opening the evening shows up to the public. (We've come to realize how putting 2 rows of laymen in the front have made these shows even stronger.)
Started in 2009, the PMJ is an annual 3-day magic convention that brings together magicians from Oregon & Washington & 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 every year! See the complete list at the Past Headliners tab.
Many thanks to our local brick-&-mortar DAVE'S KILLER MAGIC SHOP for their support! Please support Dave's great shop!