Essential Magic Conference Videos


Everything We've Learned So Far (2010 members only)

Everything We've Learned So Far, by Barry and Stuart

Ton Onasaka - Tokyo

Ton Onasaka is the proprietor of Magic Land, a shop in Tokyo specialising in magic for magicians. Ton Onasaka is the creator of many original magic effects. For many years he has played a unique role as a cultural ambassador making possible many exchanges of ideas and information between magicians in the west and Japan.

William Kalush - The History of Mystery

William Kalush is a lifelong student of sleight of hand and the history of magic. He is the co-author, with Larry Sloman, of The Secret Life of Houdini. Here he introduces us to the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York, an institute dedicated to research and the preservation of the history of conjuring, illusion and associated arts.

Stan Allen - Publisher Magic Magazine

Stan Allen is the editor of Magic Magazine. He talks about his early influences in magic, his career as a professional entertainer and how he later found his niche as the publisher of one of the world’s leading conjuring journals.

Ava Do - Mentalist

Ava Do is a professional magician with a special interest in psychology, con artistry and psychic deception. With Apollo Robbins she developed and performs a truly remarkable and baffling two person telepathy act. Ava talks about our fascination for con artists and the secret pleasure that audiences have in being deceived.

Card Magic (2010 members only)

Card Magic, by Dani DaOrtiz

EMC2012 Highlights

If you missed EMC live, you can still catch up and watch online right now for only $99 (75 Euros). It is not too late to register for the Essential Magic Conference. All the sessions are now online for on-demand viewing. 3 Days of Magic featuring 40 of the world’s leading performers, creators and thinkers in magic. Subscribe now and receive online access for one year. You will also receive a box set of 8 DVDs containing videos of all the sessions and bonus materials. The DVDs will be on sale later in the year for $150. This is your chance to get them for free! More than 18 hours of magic. Tricks, explanations, performances, theory and business from an amazing array of international magicians.

Gaetan Bloom (2010 members only)


Dani DaOrtiz


Luis de Matos (2010 members only)


Lance Burton - Master Magician

Lance Burton is one of the world’s most famous magicians. He graduated from being an award winning sleight of hand artist to headlining his own full evening illusion show in Las Vegas. Here he talks about his inspirations, magic and the real secret to becoming a great performer.

Jules Fisher - Lighting Designer (2010 members only)

Jules Fisher is one of the world’s leading theatrical lighting designers. For 50 years his award winning lighting designs have been seen in musicals, plays, concerts and movies. Magic has been a lifelong interest and here he talks about how magicians can use lighting to enhance their performances and bring about moments of wonder.