Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North Third Street

We are pleased to open registration for Magifest 2023. For more than three years we’ve been working toward a very, very, very special Guest of Honor, and now it’s confirmed. Our 2023 Guest of Honor is Lance Burton. Lance changed the landscape of magic in Las Vegas and all over the world. And now he’s coming to Magifest.

We’re so pleased to welcome you back for what promises to be the best Magifest we’ve ever organized. You’ll see more shows, more lectures, and more dealers than in previous years. All for the same low price of $350. That’s half the price of other conventions across the country. We sell out every year, and every year we have to tell dozens of magicians that we’re at capacity and that they should have registered earlier. Please, secure your place while they are still available.

Magifest 2023: What You'll See

Here’s just a glimpse of what you’ll see:

Paul Gertner returns! Paul debuted many of his now-classic routines at Magifest in the early 1980s, and now he’s back with an all-new show and lecture. He will also perform several of his signature routines.

David Gerard Reads Minds! Every year we book a new talent that nobody in the industry is familiar with, and it often happens that this person steals the convention. Remember the name David Gerard, because his mentalism show is a fireworks display of mindreading. He works at breakneck speed with an act he has honed through thousands of performances around the country for high end private and corporate clients. This is going to be the hit of the convention.

Peter Turner causes a scene! On a rare trip to the United States, we’re showcasing a bold, new talent from the UK who will astound you both onstage and at our “bar” theater in the lobby, where he will hold court with fantastic thought-of card material, and mind reading feats unlike anything you’ve ever seen.


11:00am - 2pm: Shoot Ogawa Workshop

This is your chance to take personal instruction from a World Champion magician. Shoot will dive deep, in his three-hour workshop, on how to improve your sleight-of-hand, and how to assemble an act. This will be in a lecture format, but aspects of it will be optionally hands on. So bring some cards and coins, and come ready to get up close and personal with one of the finest sleight-of-hand artists in magic.

Pay extra workshop. Register here

3:00pm - 6pm: Mark Calabrese Workshop

Mark has assembled one of the finest "acts" you can do with a deck of cards, which he honed over years working at New York's most exclusive magic venue: Speakeasy Magic. In this three-hour workshop you'll learn how to take your card tricks and turn them into an "act." You'll also get the real work on card fundamentals from one of our industry's foremost experts: whether it's a silky-smooth double-lift or a bottom deal or anything in between, this will be like taking a private lesson (with other like-minded magicians) from Mark Calabrese.

Pay extra workshop. Register here

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