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The Next Generation of Magicians

I maybe getting nostalgic in my many years on the planet, or it could be the recent loss of several magicians way too early in their lives, but it got me thinking of my early days in magic, my first magic club, my first convention and the impact they had on my life. FYI I joined the Sussex Magic Circle when I was 19 and my first taste of a magic convention was The 1984 IBM British Ring Convention in Eastbourne. And we will be back there this year, but more on that later.

In March, Lady Sarah and I will be at The Winter Carnival of Magic – NO WE ARE NOT PERFORMING, we are doing something much more exciting! We have a couple of magicians from our magic dinner show in Detroit, The Magic Soiree, entering the competition. We are very excited to be able to go and support them. Just as many friends did for me when I entered the International Street Magician of the Year at Covent Garden and Close-up Magian at The Magic Circle many years back (#humblebrag #wonboth).

Below is a little magic from one of these young magicians…. were we ever that young?


We are very proud to announce that The Magic Soiree has been awarded the prestigious “Ambassador of Magic designation” from the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.). So far only a handful of magic theaters have received this award and we are honored to be on the list.

Ken Scott (Past President) said about this distinct honor “The Ambassador of Magic designation is reserved for magic theaters, magic shows, and other magic venues that share the art of magic with the public and have demonstrated a level of professionalism and excellence through their programming.”