One of the world’s most celebrated illusionists, Rob Lake’s mind-blowing illusions dazzle and entertain millions across network television, in Times Square, on the Vegas strip, Atlantic City, Atlantis Bahamas, and before sold-out audiences in casinos, arenas, and theatres worldwide.
His astonishing original illusions are uniquely presented as awe-inspiring storytelling on the grandest scale.
Bill Palmer (TAOM 2023 Guest of Honor) played the part of Merlin the Magician from 1975 – 2000 at various Renaissance Festivals in the South, including Texas Renaissance Festival, Scarborough Faire and the Florida Renaissance Festival and is the curator of Cups and Balls Museum. Bill has translated more than half dozen German books into English, including books by Punx, Borodin, Ted Lesley and Erik Jan Hanussen.
Steve Valentine is not only a successful actor with over 250 hours of TV and Film to his name, he is also a multi-award winning magician dubbed by some as a “walking encyclopedia of magic”.
Steve is also a Magic Castle / Academy of Magical Arts multiple award winner, and has toured with the number one touring magic show in the world, THE ILLUSIONISTS.
Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a NY-based touring family performer, author, and creator who has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC’s Universal kids, HGTV, and live on tour with David Blaine, who also calls him “the best kids magician in the world!!”
Chad Long‘s casual, engaging comedic style has garnered him legions of fans around the world!
Growing up in Indiana, Chad got bitten by the magic bug at age 13. His passion towards his craft has only intensified since then.
Whether wowing guests at an exclusive private party, drawing a humongous crowd at a trade show, or entertaining a gathering of 500 top executives, Chad is always the hit of the event.
Michael Finney is a comic’s magician and a magician’s comic. His seemingly effortless blend of the two make him one of the most sought after variety entertainers today. From comedy clubs, corporate events, and cruise ship his act has taken him all around the world, entertaining millions. His straight stand-up comedy entertains patrons of all ages. His magic act combines comedy with amazing magic and audience participation creating memories to last a life time. He has appeared on over a dozen network television appearances and received multiple world class awards for his performance.
Christopher Carter, mind reader, mentalist, and motivational speaker, is the premier corporate events entertainer in Chicago and nationwide.
Brent Braun is consistently regarded as one of the top behind-the-scenes consultants and creators working today. His experiences, from working with top names in magic, the world’s largest magic retailer, and appearing as well consulting on P&T Fool Us, give Brent a broad range of expertise.
Awarding winning Father & Son Comedy Magic Team, Dave “Pops” and Jake Rangel “Kid” both known for their seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance, have taken their act all across the globe. Dave was a Winner of TAOM Close-Up award in 2014. Jake was awarded Bob Blau Young Magician’s Award for 2018 from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. And both received Houston Community Service Award from the Houston Police Department in 2020.
Doug Conn is a seasoned magician based in the vibrant city of New Orleans. With a career spanning over three decades, Doug has perfected his craft of close-up sleight of hand.
During the pandemic, Doug adapted and shifted his focus online, where he grew his social media following to over a million fans. He’ll share the techniques that contributed to this success and how they can work for you and your magic.
Katrina Kroetch has professionally performed her unique blend of playful and whimsical magic worldwide in over 18 different countries such as France, Germany, Africa, India, Mexico, and even America (wow). She has been a cast member of the international touring show Champions of Magic and a performer on numerous network television shows including Masters of Illusion and Penn and Teller: Fool Us . She’s volunteered and been an advocate for Magicians Without Borders and the non profit Emergency Circus.
Harry Maurer is not only a favorite in the showrooms of Las Vegas, Laughlin and Biloxi, but in more than half of the showrooms in Atlantic City, where he was nominated for a prestigious “Atlantic City Entertainer of the Year Award”!
Scott Wells is a full time professional magician who has traveled and performed around the world where he has met and worked with and become friends with some pretty cool people. Enjoy listening to the Magic Word Podcast with magicians talking about their magic, magic conventions and what’s going on in the magic scene today.
Chip Romero will give a late night presentation of the seldom-seen illusion of The Great Leon’s “Haunted House”