Essential Magic Conference news

New Member Video: Matthew Holtzclaw - Experiencing the Mysterious

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With a background in theatre, professional magician Matthew Holtzclaw frequently acts as a magic consultant to theatre and film productions. Currently he just finished work on a Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow and a stage project directed by Teller called Play Dead.

New Member Video: Bill Herz – Know your Audience

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Bill Herz is one of the best known names in the world of corporate entertainment. He has worked for many of the Fortune 500 companies and is the CEO of Magicorp an entertainment company with a unique take on magic. Here he offers advice on working the corporate market.

FISM joins EMC

Posted by Blog, almost 9 years ago. 0 comments

We continue to be amazed at the amount of help we have received for the Essential Magic Conference. It seems that our aim to learn, share and collaborate resonates with many in the magic world. Today we had the additional pleasure of receiving confirmation from Eric Eswin, International President of FISM, organisers of the World Championship of Magic, will join the EMC.

EMC and FISM share common goals

The Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM) is the sole organiser of the FISM World Championships of Magic (WCM). These are internationally recognised by all major magic societies. The first WCM was in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1948. Since that time FISM has been organising World Championships of Magic on a grand scale every year and since 1952 every three years. The latest WCM took place in 2009 in Beijing, China. The 25th WCM will be held in July 2012 in Blackpool, England.

The Federation consists of 82 magic clubs, both national and international, representing over 50,000 magicians from more than 50 countries. The aim is to ‘develop, elevate and promote the art of magic’ sentiments that echo our own goals in setting up the EMC.

FISM winners at EMC

FISM’s reputation for organising gargantuan conferences that showcase the best in magic is unrivalled. The list of FISM competition winners reads like a who’s who in magic: Fred Kaps, Hans Moretti, Pierre Brahma, Richard Ross, Tommy Wonder, John Ramsay, Arturo de Ascanio, Lance Burton, Norbert Ferré and many more.

Incredibly, when we look at our list of Speakers at the EMC we find that we have many FISM award winners among them: Cyril Takayama, Lennart Green, Helder Guimarães, Richard MacDougall, Gaetan Bloom and Topas. They will be joined at the conference by Eric Eswin, International President of FISM. We hope you can join us for the world’s first digital conference on magic.

Thank you FISM

We are honoured that FISM is joining the EMC. And special thanks goes to FISM President Eric Eswin and Vice Presidents Gerrit Brengman and Domenico Dante. We will try to maintain the high standards you have set. 

New Member Video: Asi Wind - Making every show count

Posted by Blog, almost 9 years ago. 0 comments

Asi Wind is a professional magician in New York. His close-up skills and inventive approach to magic have made him one of the best in the business. Asi talks about his first experience of magic and how he keeps that moment of astonishment in mind every time he gives a performance.

Exclusive EMC member videos

Posted by Blog, almost 9 years ago. 2 comments

Soon we will be launching a series of videos that are available only to registered members. These will appear on our EMC website.

The first is an interview with mega event agent David Yamner from ConceptArtists who will be offering some professional advice on how to deal with agents as well as describing his dream magic act, an act he says could conquer the entertainment world tomorrow.

We’ll be giving more freebies away to EMC Members in the run up to the conference. So if you want to be sure of getting everything, register now!

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