One of the top attractions of the weekend's events are the lectures by each of our headliner magicians. We work hard to get the very best. They're always great teachers, as well as extremely entertaining people. You can bank on having a ball and learning a lot from each and every one of them!
We have evening shows on Fri & Sat night, featuring all 4 headliners. These shows are included in your registration, and are the only events the public can buy tickets for: $20 in advance or $25 at the door. All seating is general - however the front 2 rows are designated for the public, on a first come basis.
On Saturday morning we get to see all our heavyweights perform close-up shows genuinely close up. The attendees split up to gather around tables in 3 or 4 different rooms, and the performers rotate around doing 20-mins set in each room.
On Sunday we have our headliners together on stage to talk about issues of their choosing, as well as topics you bring up. A moderator guides the way through this chemistry of thoughts.
Our Dealer's Room has 7 tables, and the cost is $75 + registration. Email PortlandMagicJam@yahoo.com.
This year we had 2 big estate sales, Dave's Killer Magic Shop, Tim Flynn's wonderful busking tables, and products from all the headliners.
This is "parlor magic", with each person getting up to 5 minutes. By parlor, we mean standing up, with no magic happening down on a table (though a table can be used to place props.) The contest is limited to the first 10 non-professionals to sign up. You can sign up in advance or at the event. Contact info posted as the event drawn nearer.
On Sunday afternoon the headliners sometimes offer extra-fee private workshops. They will choose the minimum & maximum # of attendees, as well as the specific time to hold them. This year Jonathan Levit is offering a 3-hour workshop centered around improving your personal routines. Information here.
This is the heart of the weekend for many. In-between events, during meals, and late at night, people gather together and share their hobby in this sea of kindred spirits. People gather in the venue room, the session room, the restaurant, and in their hotel rooms.