JOSHUA JAY is an internationally-recognized performer, author, and lecturer. Essentially a household name among magicians as well as the public.
He's had wonderful appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with James Corden.
He is a former World Champion of the World Magic Seminar, He appeared on Penn & Teller's Fool Us, where he fooled Penn and Teller with an original piece of magic. Jay is the best-selling author of several books for the public and for magicians, including How Magicians Think, for which he toured over 50 cities across the country.
ANDI GLADWIN wears many hats. Perhaps his greatest trick is how he divides his time between being a professional close-up magician, magic creator, lecturer, author, and co-founder of Vanishing Inc Magic. (Which is now the world's largest magic store!)
His book The Boy Who Cried Magic, is one of the best-selling magic books of recent years and is already on its 3rd printing, just a year after its launch.
He has lectured at the biggest conventions in the world including MAGIC Live, The Session, Blackpool, FISM, Magifest, The Genii Convention, and many more. He has been featured on Masters of Illusion, and most recently Penn & Teller: Fool Us where he did indeed fool them.
Andi resides in the UK, but is most often found travelling to perform for magicians & audiences all over the world.
CARISA HENDRIX (AKA Lucy Darling) is a magician and Variety Artist from Toronto. Among her many awards she was most recently named Stage Magician of the Year at the world-famous Magic Castle! She's also a recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight Award.
She's featured in the
Guinness Book of World Records (2014) and Ripley’s Believe it or Not (2015).
Hendrix has appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and tours extensively. You may have seen her on the covers of Genii, Vanish Magazine &/or Penguin Monthly.
She is one of magic’s most exciting new faces, and we're thrilled she's coming to Portland!
John Carney is a legendary sleight-of-hand artist who studied under Dai Vernon. He's also an author and comic actor. He has won Hollywood’s Magic Castle award for Magician of the Year 7 times, and has twice won awards at the FISM magic championships.
In addition to being a sought-after performer, he also does corporate speaking, as well as his own theatre show titled "Carney's Wonders". He has performed in casinos in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, & Las Vegas, and has appeared on The Jerry Seinfeld HBO Special, CBS's Magicians' Favorite Magicians, and David Letterman's Late Show.
He has lectured extensively throughout the world, and his books Magic by Design, Carneycopia, Sleights and Insights, and The Book of Secrets are considered modern classics on the art form of magic. In his lecture he explains the how and the why of everything he does, which serves to teach so much more than a few secrets or stratagems.
Carney embodies the state of his art, combining exceptional skill and creativity
with pure entertainment!
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