What is it?
The Penguin Magic Experience and Expo (MAXX) is a two day magic-FILLED event in November 16th and 17th, 2018. It is your chance to hang out with, and learn cutting edge magic from some of the world's best magicians. And when we say hang out with, we mean it. Hanging out is ON THE SCHEDULE.
MAXX has everything you love about big magic conventions, all at a fraction of the normal magic convention price, and in 2 action-packed days. We're busy. You're busy. Spending 4-7 days away from home, away from family doesn't work for many people.
You will see and learn great new magic. You will hang out with the worlds best magicians. You will make new magic friends, new magic memories, and have a blast.
5:00pm - 7:00pm: After grabbing your registration, check out our Magic Expo dealers room!
7:00pm: We kick everything off with a magic show featuring many of our special guests.
9:00pm: Then after then show, stick around for a late night magic lecture with Michael Weber where he will teach you how to read a mind, name a thought-of card and make a solid object vanish using VooDoo!
10:30pm: As if that wasn't enough, The Other Brothers will give a full lecture and Q&A.
9:30am: David Regal
4:30pm: Dan Harlan: For this special Penguin Magic Experience, Harlan has prepared a lecture highlighting his latest innovations, plus a few old favorites, to illustrate the importance of a well-structured performance. Learn how to prepare professionally-polished presentations.
6:00pm: Max Maven
: We open up the Magic Expo Dealers room from 12pm to 6pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to see and buy some of the best magic available. See dealers like: Penguin Magic with Nicholas Lawrence and Brandon Gerald; Michael Kiminskas
There will also be workshops running throughout the day, featuring Brent Braun, Nick Locapo, Diamond Jim Tyler and Michael Kaminskas. These are more targeted talks about specific magic subjects, loaded with information that you will REALLY USE.
12:30pm: Nick Locapo: Killing Them with a Classic: Nick shares his exotic work on a classic in magic, that he has been fooling magician's with worldwide for years.
1:30pm: Brent Braun: Switched at Birth: Not examinable? It doesn't need to be! Switching objects in a practical and easy way in a real world environment.
2:30pm: Diamond Jim Tyler: Bar bets, scams and puzzles
3:30pm: Michael Kaminskas: Cups & Balls
8:00pm-9:30pm: A closing show featuring many of our special guests.
9:30pm-12:00am: The Penguin Magic Jam Session. Ask anyone of the headliners anything you like, this is YOUR time to hangout and ask all the questions you thought of too late, to see the moves you wanted a closer look at from the show or from a lecture, or to swap jokes, moves or just generally gawk and get autographs :)
- Max Maven - Max has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, top talkshows and variety specials, as well as acting on comedy and dramatic shows including the starring role on Count DeClues' Mystery Castle for the Fox network, and guest-starring on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and General Hospital. In 1998, Max developed and starred in a new Canadian series, The MAXimum Dimension, an offbeat educational show aimed at younger viewers, involving recreational mathematics. The 26 episodes were a popular success, placing among the top six shows on the TVO network.
- Michael Weber - Known for creating compelling stories and confounding mysteries, his magic has been seen by millions in films like The Prestige and The Illusionist. He has won numerous awards from the IBM, SAM, FISM and was awarded The Creative Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences. He will teach an assortment of extraordinary effects using ordinary materials suitable for close-up, parlor and stage.
- Dan Harlan - One of the most prolific creators in the world of magic, with incredible hits like Starcle, All-Seeing Eye, Hover-Card Plus, Vortex, and many, many more. Also well-known as the host of Penguin LIVE and the mastermind of the Tarbell: Every Trick in the Book series. For this special Penguin Magic Experience, Harlan has prepared a lecture highlighting his latest innovations, plus a few old favorites, to illustrate the importance of a well-structured performance. Learn how to prepare professionally-polished presentations
- Gazzo - Gazzo is one of the most sought after professional entertainers in the world. Based in Bath Spa, England Gazzo performs magic all over the world. He has been mixing his comedy, magic, and charm for over 30 years into a must see show. Most famous for his cups and balls routine, Gazzo has turned a classic magic effect into a hilarious, magnificent, gut busting night out. He blends his unique style and comedy into his shows that whether you are a fan of magic or not, you become a fan of Gazzo instantly! He has travelled the world performing for all different types of people. He has graced stages across Canada, USA, UK, China, Dubai, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, and all over Europe. Recently he was seen on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us on ITV to a great success. “ In all art and performance its the singer not the song and you are the best singer we have ever seen.” Penn of Penn & Teller.
- David Regal - David Regal is a television writer and a creator of effects for magicians. His background is live comedy, as a member of the main company of Chicago City Limits. Since moving to the Los Angeles area he has served as head writer for Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, and has written for many sitcoms, including multiple episodes for Everybody Loves Raymond.In addition, magic effects of his design are performed around the world. There is a reason that David has been awarded The Academy of Magical Arts “Lecturer of the Year” award and this is your chance to learn from one of the best.
- The Other Brothers - Daryl and Darryl are magicians from Las Vegas Nevada whose unique act has taken them from performing in talent competitions to being the judges. They will have you laughing and scratching your heads at the same time. At moments the audience is filled with side splitting laughter, and at the very the next, they’ll be screaming, In sheer disbelief, at the perfect illusions these two create.
- Nick Locapo - Nick Locapo is one of the hardest working magicians in America. Over the last decade he has he has performed his close-up and stage act for over a million people, and thousands of organizations.
He spent 5 years as a featured magician performing at NBC Universal Studios, a state of the art American theme park and entertainment resort complex in Orlando Florida. Today, Nick is a resident performer at P3 Magic Theater in Columbus Ohio. Nick also works for Penguin Magic, the biggest magic shop in the world. He teaches the newest magic available to magicians everywhere.
- Brent Braun - Brent Braun is consistently regarded as one of the top creators working today and has created some of the top selling magic of the last two decades including Torched & Restored, Position Impossible as well as his five-star rated Decks and Deceptions. Brent is known for his powerful, real-world material that he creates by blending practical methods with sound theory, presentation, and showmanship.
- Diamond Jim Tyler - As seen on Scam School with 2 million followers! DJT will demonstrate some of his award winning routines as featured at The Magic Castle, The Magic Circle, in 46 states and 29 countries. He will also talk about his Bamboozlers series.
- Michael Kaminskas - A magic thinker, creator and innovator and known throughout the world for his exceptional sleight-of-hand. His magic has been featured on the BET, CBS, NBC and FOX television networks and featured in nearly every trade publication, including a feature cover story in MUM. When not lecturing for magicians or performing at the World-Famous Magic Castle, Michael can be found casting his spell on a myriad of clients including, celebrities, political figure, and Fortune 500 companies. Known across the globe as an expert in the field of cups and balls. As part of Penguin MAXX, Michael will open your eyes to new ideas and new concepts taking the oldest trick in the book to the next level.
- Nicholas Lawrence - Nicholas is an internationally known magic creator from Buffalo, NY and specializes in Close-up Visual magic. He currently live’s in Columbus, OH working with Penguin Magic. He has published over 10 DVDs and numerous downloads, and currently over 30 different effects published. He has also consulted for some of the top magic professionals from around the world, including Joshua Jay and Shin Lim.
- Brandon Gerald - Originally from North Carolina, and having performed for several years as a featured magician at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL., Brandon now calls Columbus his home! Brandon won 2017 Rising Star of the Year from The International Association of Black Magical Artists, and regularly appears locally at P3 Magic Theater. With a mixture of impossible visual antics, and a smooth casual behavior, Brandon provides an experience that you won’t forget.
- Shaun Dunn - Shaun Dunn has been a major player in the magic industry for over 12 years. His creations have been featured in award winning books as well as part of of the monumental True Astonishment series. He has worked with countless magicians and been an important decision maker in over 1000 individual magic products. His advice along with his sharp eye for what sells has helped many magicians succeed in the magic industry and now he is sharing some of that wisdom with you.
All-inclusive TWO-DAY registration: $99.95
- Friday Magic Show Ticket
- 6 Full Magic Lectures
- 4 Workshops
- Dealers Hall Access
- Saturday Magic Show Ticket
- Saturday night Penguin Magic Jam Session Pass
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles - Westside
6161 W Centinela Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
Parking discounted to $15 a day
Overnight rooms $119
Special rate only available until October 24th