Conference speakers

Speakers for 2012 will be announced progressively. If you are new to EMC, check out the 2010 and 2011 Speaker list for an insight into the spirit of the conference. You can purchase instant access to previous conference content here. The following speakers are already confirmed for this year's conference.
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Armando Lucero
(United States)
We are proud to reveal that Armando Lucero will be joining us. He is one of the finest sleight of hand magicians in the world. Beautiful, elegant and profound. His work with cards and coins takes the performance of magic to a new artistic level. Do

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Dani DaOrtiz
(Spain)
Dani DaOrtiz is a rising star of Spanish close-up magic. He has many publications to his credit and is the editor of ElManuscrito, a magazine which focuses on articles of lasting depth about the foremost figures and milestones in magic.

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David Britland
(United Kingdom)
David Britland is a television writer and consultant specializing in magic and deception. He co-created The Real Hustle and has worked on many British shows including Secret Cabaret, Max Maven’s Mind Games and Derren Brown’s specials.

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Denis Behr
(Germany)
Denis is one of Germany’s top card men. The Session called him “one of the finest technicians alive.” He is the author of Handcrafted Card Magic and the creator of the Magic Book Archive, an online searchable database of card magic. Denis combin

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Eberhard Riese
(Germany)
Eberhard Riese is the secret weapon behind many of the world’s top performers. He is a magician with enormous technical knowledge and theatrical experience and director of many awarding winning magic acts. In 2006 he was awarded the Creative Fellow

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Gene Matsuura
(United States)
Gene Matsuura has made an extensive study of the magic of Slydini. In the 1970s they began a book project together. Slydini discussed his methods, particularly the timing, co-ordination and psychological ploys that underpinned his routines.

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Hiro Sakai
(Japan)
Hiro Sakai is new to EMC. He is well known in Japan and Korea where he has appeared on television many times, often in the character of ‘Dr Leon.’ He is an author and inventor and has contributed his ingenious magic to many magic magazines includi

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Marco Tempest
(United States)
Marco Tempest's masterful blend of digital media and magic has enabled audiences to glimpse the future before technology gets there. His imaginative combination of magic and computer-generated imagery is unequalled within the performing arts.

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Mike Caveney
(United States)
Mike is a member of The Inner Magic Circle. He was recently voted Stage Magician of the Year by the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Since 1979 Mike Caveney's Magic Words has published over fifty books on the history, practice and theory of magic.

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Paul Harris
(United States)
A legend in magic will be appearing at EMC 2012. Paul Harris’ influence on contemporary magic runs deep. Known for his ingenious methods, super cool presentations and, above all, his dedication to the art of astonishment, Paul Harris is a real star

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Steve Cohen
(United States)
Steve Cohen, The Millionaires' Magician, performs internationally for celebrities, tycoons and aristocrats. When he is not traveling, Cohen can be found at New York's famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel performing his sold-out public show: 'Chamber Magic.

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Tom Stone
(Sweden)
Sweden’s Tom Stone is highly regarded for his creative insight into the art of magic. His popular articles in Genii magazine brought Tom’s thinking to a wider audience. His best-selling books, Vortex and Maelstrom, have cemented Tom’s reputation

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Woody Aragón
(Spain)
This Spanish maestro really knows how to deliver astounding routines. His A Book in English, was a best- seller. His card magic is subtle and ingenious. Woody specializes in creating wonderfully baffling automatic card tricks that really have an impac

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Bill Malone
(United States)
Bill Malone is a highly skilled card magician but when he performs you are too busy laughing to notice. Skill and entertainment in one magnificent bundle. Classic magic with commercial twist. We are delighted to welcome this astounding man to EMC.

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Daniel Madison
(United Kingdom)
Daniel Madison learnt the principals, mechanics and dangers of his art through the cold school of experience. In 1998, when caught cheating at an unlicensed card game, a beating almost took his life. The experience left him obsessed with deception.

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David Williamson
(United States)
David Williamson is one of the greatest performers that magic has ever produced. He combines skill and comedy in way that no one else can. His magic is outstanding, his style is unique and his sense of humour leaves us breathless.

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Derren Brown
(United Kingdom)
Derren Brown has changed the face of mentalism. Acclaimed for his television specials and theatre shows, Derren Brown redefined the art of mental magic, updating it for the 21st century and making it credible, entertaining and unbelievably popular. At

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Eric Mead
(United States)
Eric Mead brings his years of experience and eclectic knowledge to bear in creating customized content for companies and events. His quick wit and subtle sleight-of–hand make him one of the most sought after magicians working today.

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Graham Jolley
(United Kingdom)
Graham is one of Britain’s top mentalists and one of the magicians who fooled Penn & Teller on their British television series. Known for his razor sharp wit and rapid-fire mind reading, Graham is one of the UK’s top comedy performers. His inspira

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Luis de Matos
(Portugal)
Luis de Matos is a professional magician in Portugal and creator of Studio 33, the facility which hosts this web conference. He has been appearing on Portuguese television since 1990, his latest series being the 13 x 1 hour show Mistérios.

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Max Maven
(United States)
Orson Welles wrote that Max Maven has "the most original mind in magic." He has performed in every kind of venue, consulted for most of the top names in magic, and published over two thousand articles, tricks and essays. Now, he is very tired.

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Norberto Jansenson
(Argentina)
From Argentina we are excited to introduce the wonderful Norberto Janenson, a magician who brings theatre and storytelling to his magic. He is a favourite of Rene Lavand, combining culture, literature and mystery to create a unique theatrical and emot

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Richard Wiseman
(United Kingdom)
Richard Wiseman has researched the psychology of magic and produced several magic-based videos for You Tube, including the viral hit, The Colour Changing Card Trick. He holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology.

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Teller
(United States)
Teller will be joining us online live from Las Vegas to answer your questions. This is a unique opportunity to interview one of the most creative performers in magic, an artist and perfectionist who, with Penn Jillette, reinvented magic for a new gene

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Topas
(Germany)
Topas is a World Champion Manipulator. His dexterity has taken him around the world. He was awarded Grand Prix Magiques de Monte Carlo and World Magic Award 2008 in the USA. In 2010 Topas will tour his illusion show, Surprise, in China.

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Yann Frisch
(France)
FISM award winner and French magic champion Yann Frisch is one of magic’s freshest talents. Yann has been creating a sensation wherever he goes with his unique take on classic magic, an absurdist take on the cups and balls. Cool, clever, stylish and

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Cyril Takayama
(Japan)
Cyril is a star of Japanese television where his magic specials are among the highest rated shows. In 2007 The Academy of Magical Arts nominated him Magician of the Year. Last year he toured throughout Japan and played to sold out audiences.

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David Berglas
(United Kingdom)
David Berglas is a true international man of mystery. Miracles are his trademark, always taking an effect beyond the limits of magic into the realm of the impossible. He is the creator of the legendary Berglas Effect

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Debbie McGee
(United Kingdom)
Debbie McGee is the wife and stage assistant of Paul Daniels and as famous in the UK as Paul himself. Debbie frequently appears in the media as well as presenting her own radio show. Debbie has been the secret weapon behind many a trick.

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Dynamo
(United Kingdom)
Dynamo, star of top rating television series Magician Impossible, and the only magician on the planet to walk across the River Thames will be joining us live in Portugal on 29th of July. Do not miss this extraordinary performer who has been captivatin

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Gaetan Bloom
(France)
Gaetan Bloom is one of the most creative magicians on the planet. He has a knack for creating entertaining effects made possible by devilishly clever methods that not only fool laypeople but destroy magicians.

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Guy Hollingworth
(United Kingdom)
Guy Hollingworth is one of the world’s leading sleight of hand artists. His most famous effect is probably The Reformation, an impossible torn and restored card. His book Drawing Room Deceptions is a one of magic’s contemporary classics.

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Luis Piedrahita
(Spain)
Luis Piedrahita Cuesta (born 1977 in Coruña, Spain) is a Spanish stand-up comedian, magician, script writer, broadcaster and author. He is known as "El Rey de las Cosas Pequeñas" ("The King of Small Things"), due to his monologues in which he critiq

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Michel Clavello
(Argentina)
Michel is one of the most important professional and referents of illusionism in Argentina. Born in the city of La Plata in 1957 andbegan working as a magician at a young age.

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Paul Daniels
(United Kingdom)
Paul Daniels is a star, of comedy and magic. He is an incredible showman, a skill that drew audiences of millions to his long running BBC television series. He is the most famous magician in the UK.

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Stan Allen
(United States)
Formerly a professional magician Stan Allen is now the editor and publisher of MAGIC Magazine. In 2011, Stan and his team will produce the fifth MAGIC Live! gathering in Las Vegas, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of MAGIC.

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Tina Lenert
(United States)
Tina Lenert is renowned for her awarding combination of magic and mime. Her famous Mopman act has taken her around the world as a professional magician and helped win her the Academy of Magical Arts Stage Magician of the Year award.

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William Kalush
(United States)
William Kalush is a lifelong student of sleight of hand and the history of magic. He is the founder of the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York and the co-author, with Larry Sloman, of The Secret Life of Houdini.

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Yigal Mesika
(Israel)
Levitation, animation and telekinesis are Yigal’s specialty and over the years he has created some unusual tools and gimmicks that enable magicians to make these dream effects a reality. He is the creator of Spider Pen, Tarantula, Electric Touch and

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