Essential Magic Conference Videos


Asi Wind - Making every show count

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.

Roger Quan - More than a Magic Shop

Magic shops have a special place in the history of magic. Roger Quan, owner of Rogue Magic and Fun Shop in Elmhurst, New York, reveals the part his store plays in inspiring the new generation of magicians and the role magic shops can play in the local community.

Jonathan Bayme - CEO of Theory 11

Inspired by David Copperfield and mentored by Chris Kenner, Jonathan Bayme has established an enviable reputation as a performer, creator and CEO of Theory11 an online business devoted to promoting and sharing the very best in contemporary close-up magic and making it available via the internet.

Steve Cohen - Making a Vision come true

Steve Cohen is the presenter of the exclusive Chamber Magic show at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Inspired by Hofzinser and Robert-Houdin he has brought the art of parlor magic to a new generation of audiences. Here he reveals some of the secrets of his success.

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.

Bill Herz – Know your Audience

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.

David Yamner – The Dream Magic Show (2010 members only)

Concept Artists devise customized entertainment for their clients. CEO David Yamner explains the role that magicians can play within this aspect of the entertainment industry and describes the dream magic show that could take the world by storm.