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  • Gene Turner

    Gene Turner’s interest in magic began as a hobby in 1976, while employed as an insurance salesman. In using magic to break the ice with his clients, he soon found that they wanted him to perform at parties, in addition to handling their insurance needs. By 1985, Gene found that he was successful enough with […]

  • Suzanne

    Audiences all over the country have been falling in love with Suzanne since 1985. She resides in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota and can be see locally there at Mad Jack’s Sports Cafe in Brooklyn Park and Vadnais Heights and at Birch’s Restaurant and Bar in Long Lake. Her engaging style makes the audience an essential participant […]

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    Eric Mead

    For many years, Eric Mead has been establishing himself as one of the premier magicians in the United States. Now, he spends his time traveling the world, consulting for TV shows, authoring books and producing videos. The effort has paid off — now he is internationally recognized as one of the very best magicians in […]

  • John Mendoza

    John Mendoza is a legendary figure in close-up magic and his books and manuscripts can be found in just about every magician’s library. In addition to his own effects and routines, John has also authored books for such notables as Don England, Chris Kenner and Dan Fleshman. For over 35 years, he’s made his living […]

  • Christopher Taylor

    Canadian mentalist Christopher Taylor has produced material for Criss Angel, David Copperfield, Marc Salem, Keith Barry, Andy Nyman and scores of other performers all over the world. He has also contributed to dozens of TV shows around the world including multiple “Next Uri Geller” specials and many others he is not at liberty to divulge. While Christopher is best […]

  • GUEST OF HONOR: Walter “Zaney” Blaney

    A legend of the convention and banquet circuit, Walter Blaney has been officially commissioned ” Texas Ambassador of Good Will ” by six Texas Governors. Walter’s television appearances include: The Tonight Show, Dinah Shore, Mike Douglas,Merv Griffin. Amsterdam to Auckland, Mexico City to Tokyo…Walter has performed in 14 foreign countries. Johnny Carson: ” Yeah, That’s Walter ‘Zaney’ […]

  • Leland Faulkner

    LELAND FAULKNER combines magic with performance art to create perhaps one of the most unique presentations you may ever see. The master of light and shadows, he uses only his hands and a few simple props to create an endless number of characters, each of which connect deeply with the audience. He has vast experience […]

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  • Tony Miller

    Tony Miller is the creator of such effects as “Pocket Space”, “The B*K*M Wallet”, “The Steve Draun Wallet”, “The MoFo Rising Card” and MANY others! He has made a career of producing custom designed products for some of the top names in magic! His ideas can play almost anywhere from intimate close up to the […]

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    Bob Sheets

    Bob Sheets is from Washington D.C. via San Diego, Chicago, & Aspen. Behind Bob’s humorous presentation style is experience gained from one of the most diverse work histories in Magic. Serious credentials in a variety of venues include Circus and Side Show performer, Shopping Center Magic promotions, Magic Bartender, Street Magician, Bar/Restaurant Owner, Renaissance Festival […]

  • Peter Samelson

    Peter Samelson combines twin passions – magic and theater – to carve out a unique place in the world of show business. This “soft-spoken conceptualist of sorcery” (The New York Times) created two solo off-Broadway shows (The Magician and PaperWork,) has designed illusions for theater, film and television, and authored the book, Theatrical Close-Up. Although […]

  • Jan and Danny Orleans

    Danny Orleans and Jan Rose are one of the busiest teams of working professionals in the magic community. Between 1970 and 1995, they performed over 4000 programs for youth and family audiences at school cultural arts programs, libraries, camps, park districts, theatres, museums and arts centers in over 30 states, Canada and the Caribbean. In the past 10 […]

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    Becky Blaney

    How many female comedian – magicians have you seen? It is rare. Becky’s one of a kind comedy magic has brought her show to all 50 states and many television appearances. Becky Blaney is the Queen of contagious comedy who brings your group closer together. A female magician – comedian who is an expert on bringing more fun into […]

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    Asi Wind

    Spontaneous and unpredictable, Asi’s performances are a roller-coaster for the mind. Combining a free-spirited playfulness with superb skill and a uniquely creative mind, NYC based Corporate Mentalist (mind reader) Asi Wind treats each audience to a truly memorable experience. He is globally hailed by magicians as being one of the few performers in the world […]

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    Doc Eason

    Bar magician extraordinaire Doc Eason will be on hand throughout the MITR weekend. A four time Academy of Magic award winner, Doc has been a mainstay of MITR since its inception. He will head up the Annual Bar show as well as be accessible throughout the convention. For those not familiar with Doc’s incredible story, […]

  • Michael Weber

    NEW ADDITION: Michael Weber

    “A walking Swiss Army Knife” Michael Weber inhabits a unique position in the world of the professional teacher, inventor and wonder-worker. He holds Masters and Doctorate degrees yet he has never let his formal education interfere with his lifelong fascination and facility with “Forbidden Knowledge.” Scientific American magazine wrote “Michael Weber is a walking Swiss […]

  • NEW ADDITION: Duane Laflin

    NEW Addition! Duane Laflin, assisted by his wife Mary, has performed on five continents, in eighteen countries, and in forty-seven of the fifty states in the USA. In South Africa, Duane was honored to be a special guest lecturer at the Siegfried and Roy College Of Magic. In Mexico City he received the illusionist award. […]

  • Steve Spangler

    Steve Spangler is an author, professional speaker, Emmy Award winner, listed in the public Time 100 poll, science teacher, founder of two companies, toy maker and a trained magician.   He is most famous for the hugely popular experiment of dropping a Mentos into a bottle of Diet Coke, with the end result being a huge geyser […]

  • John T. Sheets

    “MOMENTS OF MAGIC & ILLUSION” Award Winning – Las Vegas Style Illusionist, Magician, Sleight of Hand Artist, and World-Class Fire – Manipulator, Creator, Inventor, Actor, Psychic Entertainer, Illustrator, Cartoonist, TV Consultant, Miracle Worker! Cutting Edge Visual Illusions  Coins Disappear & Reappear  Cards That Change Colors  Flowers Emerge From Thin Air  Objects Mysteriously Float  Fire Eating & […]

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