Max Maven will be lecturing at PCAM 2013

PCAM 2013 is shaping up to be one of the best years in PCAM history, with the addition of a very special guest: Max Maven, one of magic’s most influential voices, will be lecturing. (And you haven’t signed up yet?! Register now!)

The late Orson Welles wrote that Max Maven has “the most original mind in magic.” He’s published over 1700 creations in the conjuring literature, and been an advisor to over a hundred television shows. As a consultant he has worked with David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, and many others. He has also directed revue shows for several major American gambling casinos..

Tim Mannix will be at PCAM 2013!

Tim Mannix

Can our lineup for PCAM get any better? Yes, we are the “little magic convention that can”, as Tim Mannix has just been added to our roster of talent! Tim is not only a great magician with adults, but also one of the best kids’ magicians.

Tim’s experience includes everything from adult performances with his stand-up comedy magic show to tickling the funny bones of children at birthday parties. Tim involves his audiences whether with expert close-up sleight of hand in more intimate settings or from the stage during full-length shows.

With over 17 years experience, Mannix performs a highly interactive show incorporating a spirit of enthusiasm, which animates his performances of illusion, comedy and ad-lib. Remarkably amusing, Tim’s sense of fun and magical expertise will keep you baffled and amused! Parents are often delighted that he can retain the interest of even the youngest of audience members for extended periods of time.

Paul Green is added to the PCAM roster!

Paul Green

Paul Green performs the kind of magic that audiences love, and that you’ll love performing. Paul was named “Lecturer of the Year” at the world famous Magic Castle in 2002 and additionally has been nominated by his peers at “The Castle” for Close Up Magician of the year two times. With years of experience and thousands of performances under his belt, Paul Green’s magic is practical, powerful and memorable.

And he will be at PCAM 2013!

Close-up magician added to the PCAM roster : David Gabbay

A creator of original magic, and regular Magic Castle performer, David Gabbay is modern approach to this age old art can make your magic amazing.


In 2010 David Gabbay starred in his own one man Hollywood theater show, “Caught In A Miracle” to sold out houses and critical acclaim.  A multiple award winner, most recently in 2011, David competed with magicians from across the country at the prestigious TAOM convention to earn himself the First Place Award for Close-Up Magic.

Ice McDonald is coming to PCAM!

Ice McDonald

One more lecturer and performer is confirmed! An international award-winning magician, Kenrick “ICE” McDonald has established a stellar performance reputation with his grand illusions including doves disappearing through impossibly small objects, and the spectacular appearance out of thin air of his Mighty Macaw.

A popular and much-sought-after master lecturer and media entertainment consultant, ICE has crafted an educational series, “I Dove U Truly, Volumes 1 & 2” and “Show Know-Nos”.  ICE has also been honored with his inclusion in the history book, Magical Heroes: The Lives and Legends of Great African-American Magicians and twice on the cover of The Linking Ring the world’s largest international magic publication. ICE was awarded the 2003 Entertainer of the Year by a National Entertainment Organization. Recently ICE was featured in a documentary entitled: The Art and Soul of Magic: the Story of America’s Black Magician.

Commander Lt. Colonel Trent R. Pickering from the United States Air Force Space Squadron, after witnessing ICE’s performance, presented ICE with the Commander’s Medal for Excellence. ICE made a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Produced and Starred in The African-American Master of Magic. Genii Magazine, who recently published a four page article on ICE, dubbed him “The King of Cool”.

New lecturer: Howard Hamburg!

You won’t believe your eyes! 2011 Academy of Magical Arts Lecturer of the Year and close-up legend, Howard Hamburg, will be sharing his experiences and relationships that spans 60 years of magic with Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Michael Skinner, Larry Jennings, J.C. Wagner, Bruce Cervon, Tony Giorgio, Jerry Andrus, Jimmy Grippo, Francis Carlyle and others and interspersed throughout these stories, he will lecture and explain over 10 close-up effects.

Howard Hamburg

You will want to see this!

Trevor and Lorena Watters are coming to PCAM!

All the way from Vancouver Canada, Trevor and Lorena Watters have been preforming for over a decade and have won over 20 international awards for their classic illusions, personality and comedy magic!

Trevor and Lorena Watters

They have been featured in corporate events, TV, festivals, fairs and on board luxury cruise ships!

All the way from Vancouver, B.C., TREVOR & LORENA WATTERS are coming to work and are the perfect mix of Comedy and Magic. Their act is Fun and Playful, with Classic Illusion and Exciting Quick Change Magic. Picture The Carol Burnett Show with Magic Props.

Over two decades Trevor and Lorena have collected and have been honored with over 20 international awards. Most recently Trevor and Lorena took to the road to compete for gold in the World Magic Seminar Convention’sInternational Competition held in Las Vegas Nevada. Juried competitors,invited by the World Magic Seminar’s Board of Directors, were chosen to represent eight countries from around the world and gathered to vie for the coveted Siegfried and Roy’s Golden Lion distinction. The best of the best talent from Japan, Korea, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Canada and the USA delivered top notch performances that garnered the recognition and accolades from the most seasoned professionals in the Las Vegas entertainment business. Each competitor wowed the audience with their unique style and expertise that resulted in a show paralleled to Olympic proportion. Winners of the Sarmoti People’s Choice award went to the Canadian contingent, Trevor Watters and Lorena. In the 33 years of the World Magic Seminar, Trevor and Lorena are the third Canadians to bring this world renown award to Canada.

Shawn Farquhar will be at PCAM 2013!

Announcing our first guest at PCAM 2013!

PCAM 2013 is proud to announce Shawn Farquhar as guest performer, lecturer and MC for the Saturday magic show.

Shawn Farquhar

The Canadian Association of Magicians awarded Shawn the MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2003 and 2010, the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians awarded him the GRAND PRIX D’HONNEUR, the International Brotherhood of Magicians awarded him both STAGE MAGICIAN and SLEIGHT OF HAND MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR, making him the ONLY magician in history to win BOTH world championships and the Olympics of Magic in Beijing, China awarded him the highest award in magic, the GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC in 2009!

PCAM 2013 Website

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Our hosts for this year, our 80th Anniversary, have really pulled out all the stops and it’s going to be awesome.

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