We have the 2023 dates locked down: March 17, 18, & 19!
Another piece of BIG NEWS: We're moving venues! As much as we've loved our years at the Sheraton, we're moving to keep YOUR HOTEL RATES LOW! The Sheraton had to raise even our special rates to $139/night, so we're moving a mile away to the AIRPORT HOLIDAY INN where we've negotiated a rate of $109/night! (Or $119 w/breakfast; 2 breakfasts if sharing a room!) We'll be in a venue room the exact size as the Sheraton, with a much bigger lobby area. (With food available between events on Saturday!)
The only other tid-bit we're gonna tip right now is that 2023 will include JOSHUA JAY! His Portland lecture last year was resoundingly praised, and at the PMJ he'll be bringing us a full force of material.
Registration and addt'l headliner news probably won't come along until mid-Nov. So in the meantime the rest of the site will still be info from the 2022 event...
AND WHAT A GREAT TIME WE HAD!
JASON LADANYE was here from New York City; DAN SPERRY from Las Vegas; and STEPHEN BARGATZE from Nashville; and GREGORY WILSON from Venice, CA! You can still see their info on the Headliners tab.
Each year you count on us to put together a FANTASTIC WEEKEND OF MAGIC, and this year did not disappoint! We all gave our magic circuits a big boost and learned from some of the sharpest magicians in the business.
- Write up in Willamette Week: "Magicians Amass at the Airport Sheraton"
- A nice video montage of the event put together by Darren Sethe.
- Dan Sperry did his fantastic DOVE ACT! Stephen Bargatze was a literal laugh riot! Jason Ladayne knocked us into a standing ovation for his wonderfully entertaining card work! And Gregory Wilson was his usual master class in charisma and audience management! We were SO HAPPY to have so many from the public to enjoy it with us.
- EVERYONE in attendance received 3-months of free full-access to the entire magic video catalog at Enfilo. The link and personal passcode code was on the back of each nametag. Enfilo is a Netflix-style website with videos by top magicians including Dani DaOrtiz, Juan Tamariz, Max Maven, Eugene Burger, Shawn Farquhar, and many many more.
Next year's event will likely be Fri-Sun March 24-26, 2023, but that date is currently fluid.
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Please allow us a few paragraphs to celebrate our other recent events:
JOSHUA JAY was here in Oct (2021) and gave us a FANTASTIC LIVE LECTURE!
We had one of the pandemic's very first VIRTUAL EVENTS when our March 2020 weekend had to be cancelled.
Our virtual event was joined by over 500 people from all over the world! Max Maven, Shawn Farquhar, Stephen Bargatze, & John Shryock did great work to make this shine!
And one last tip-o-the hat to our 2019 HEADLINERS!
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 12 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 PDX Sheraton in 2017 has been a great step up. The extra space allows 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 (typically 150) fellow magicians.
We can't believe the headliners we continue to host each year! See the complete list at the Past Headliners tab.