The College of Magic is celebrating its 25th
anniversary in 2005 with three days of non-stop
magic– it’s South Africa's most exciting magical
event ever !
What’s Taking Place ?
It’s a celebration of world-class magic – and to
kick off the excitement, some of magic’s top
international stars will be jetting into Cape
Town exclusively to attend this phenomenal
You’ll see breathtaking stage shows, dazzling
gala performances and close-up jams. You’ll
learn magic from the experts, take part in
award-winning lectures, undergo hands-on
workshops and experience first-hand some of the
most mindblowing magic ever ! And for the teens
– there are numerous special events planned just
for you !
Who’s Going to Be There ?
Everyone ! You’re all invited … students,
graduates, staff members, professionals,
hobbyists, magicians from across South Africa
and magicians from around the world ! It’s the
ultimate gathering of magic’s brightest stars …
Our special guests are:
NBC calls them "The finest act of its kind in
the world". FOX calls them "The most amazing
mind reading act you've ever seen". You’ll call
them incredible. The Evasons have astounded
audiences the world over. Their performance is a
mind-blowing repertoire of paranormal feats that
will leave you breathless. Nothing can prepare
you for The Evasons - the experience simply
Shawn Farquhar is a born entertainer. Certain to
amaze even the most sceptical of audiences, he
has entertained in over 32 countries, performed
for Her Majesty the Queen and has been seen by
over 200 million television viewers. Shawn
dazzled audiences at the World Olympics of Magic
in Den Haag and received a Silver Medal for his
unbelievable close-up performance. Shawn is also
the only magician in the history of Magic to win
both the International Brotherhood of Magicians’
prestigious Stage Magician of the Year and Close
Up Magician of the Year awards !
Pit Hartling. Close up maestro. Multi
award-winner. Author. Performer and inventor.
Hailed as the true “magician’s magician” - a
tidal wave of standing ovations and rave reviews
has followed Pit’s rollicking blend of up-close
sleight-of-hand, breathtaking magic and
side-splitting patter. He is a high-energy
performer who mixes magic that astounds with nonstop
mania that leaves audiences holding
their sides. It's a rollercoaster ride that you
don't want to miss !
Sought after by the likes of David
Copperfield, Nicholas Einhorn represents the best of
British magic !
In FISM 2003, Nicholas Einhorn flawed thousands
with his championship close-up act. He is a two time Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the
Year and a Gold Star member of The Inner Magic
Circle. Nicholas Einhorn is a magician without compare !
Magic has given Nicholas the opportunity to
travel and work all over the world from the
prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood to the
world famous London Palladium ... and now he comes
to South Africa exclusively for the College
of Magic's 25 Years of Magic Birthday
Michael is a Life Member of the Magic Circle
with Gold Star, named Magic Circle Magician of
the Year three times and named as Best British
Performer in the International Grand Prix.
Michael brings with him years of experience and
will be sharing with us his performances and
lectures that saw him receive a standing ovation
at both The Magic Circle in London and The Magic
Castle in Hollywood !
In the world today, there are very few magicians
who posses the magical combination of
superlative sleight of hand excellence and great
theatrical presentation. Michael Vincent is one
of the chosen few. Over the last thirteen
years, Michael has earned the enviable
reputation of being among the top elite
magicians in the world.
His sublime magic has been showcased at the
world's top venues. Michael would be the first
to admit that great technique counts for nothing
if it not supported by a meaningful theatrical
presentation. "I believe that great magic
combined with a good plot and presentation can
make all the difference between the audiences
acknowledging that they have experienced
A written description like this one can do him
no justice - you have to see it to believe it !
Where and When is this Happening ?
All the magic is taking place at GrandWest
Casino & Entertainment World in Cape Town, South
Africa from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th February
2005. GrandWest has state of the art facilities,
a gem of a theatre, plus cinemas, ice-rinks and
restaurants to suit every taste and budget.
Where do I Stay ?
The birthday celebrations take place morning,
noon and night over the full 3 days ! It’s a
time for magicians to make new friends, see old
faces and eat, sleep and live magic. The
GrandWest City Lodge has been chosen as the
official hotel for the event and we’ve organised
a very special “25 Years of Magic” rate.
Situated within the entertainment resort,
delegates are guaranteed of being right in the
heart of the action.
Local delegates who live in the area can quite
easily drive in each day for the celebrations.
Why Should I Go ?
Because quite simply South Africa seldom
experiences a magical event of this magnitude.
It’s a truly world-class event that would cost
you thousands of Rands to attend overseas. And
you have the opportunity of being a part of it
all right here in Cape Town, South Africa !
In fact, never before in South Africa's history
has there been such a gathering of international
The event gives you a chance to rub shoulders
with the world’s best magicians. See their
mindboggling performances LIVE on stage and
discover for yourself some of the closely
guarded secrets of the top underground
The world’s best is here. South Africa’s stars
will be in attendance – if you are somebody who
loves magic – then you cannot afford to miss
Do I Need to Miss Work / School on the Friday
Yes - the event is taking place over the full 3
For those students attending, the College of
Magic will happily provide letters to principals
explaining the unique nature of the event - and
the benefits of such attendance. Schools are
more than happy to support such cultural
What happened to the contest ?
You spoke and we
listened ... after long discussions and enormous
feedback from you - the delegates, a decision
has been made to change the 25 Years of Magic
contest into a showcase performance which will
form part of our community outreach programme
which will allow us to share our magic with
those less fortunate ...
In addition to this
- we have just confirmed that Britain's MICHAEL
VINCENT - FISM Champion - will be joining our
stellar line-up of international stars of magic
I Can’t Wait ! How Much does it Cost ?
To be a part of this international magic
extravaganza, and registering early, will cost
you only R1400 all inclusive !
Bird Registration Fee*
Standard Registration Fee
( 3 nights @ R190 per person sharing )
*Register now as
part of the initial allocation and you'll save
over R300 off the regular fee. Once this
allocation is full - regular rates will apply.
The College of Magic's 25 Years of Magic
Birthday Celebrations are going to be simply
phenomenal. By registering now you'll save over
R300 off the standard reg fee, while our special
room rate at the City Lodge also saves you over
35% off the regular rates !
The registration works out to an unbelievable
R466 a day ! That is truly an amazing deal for a
magical experience like no other.
Six International Magic Headliners
International Stars of Magic Stage Show
Award winning Lectures
Gifts, prizes & surprises !
Late Night Sessions
Ask the Pros
and much more ...
All this makes 25 Years of Magic the best
magic deal ever !
Why Should I
Due to the intimate theatre size, our numbers
are extremely limited and we will definitely
sell out ! By registering now, you:
ensure yourself a place at what promises
to be an event unlike any other.
save over R300 off the regular fee by
being apart of the early bird allocation. Once
this allocation is full - regular rates will
receive guaranteed preferential theatre
win great prizes. At the beginning of
each month, starting in Sept, we will draw names
from registrants and give away unbelievable
magic books, dvds &
other great effects. The sooner you register,
the better your odds of winning ! And by telling
your friends about the celebrations (and having them
place your name as the referrer on their
registration form) you'll get an additional
entry into the draw ! The more people you get to
sign-up, the more you win ...
And best of all, a
full refund is available until January 25th
2005, so you've got nothing to lose. It's
register online now !