Magic Stars 2020 schedule

June 5-7th 2020

Friday 5th June 2020

5pm - 6pm

Registration opens

Get your badge, your free $100 gift pack, and introduce yourself to your new friends.

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Pizza Party

Get to know your fellow magicians as you stuff your face full of Columbus’ best pies.

7:00pm - 7:15pm

Opening Orientation with Andi and Josh

7:15pm - 8:00pm

Opening Show featuring Andi Gladwin, Joshua Jay and Shawn Farquhar.

8.30pm - 9.30pm

Fool Us!

This is your chance to fool Penn & Teller—er, Andi & Josh, with your deepest miracle. Prizes awarded and the grand prize will be free entry to the Magifest convention!

Saturday 6th June 2020

10:00am - 11:00am

Magic Class Session One

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Close-up. This session includes GOAL-SETTING in your notebook.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Round Robin

Divided into three groups, you’ll learn ab amazing trick (with props included) at each station.

12:00pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 2:30pm

Magic Class Session Two.

Growing in Magic. This is YOUR chance to perform for your instructors and receive help from world-class magicians...and each other!

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Joshua Jay on Under/Over.

Joshua will talk about a range of topics on how to start a performing career, the role parents play in their children’s magic, and whether or not to perform in school.

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Flourish and Moves Competition

Before a panel of judges, this event is all about technical skill. Got an invisible pass? Prove it. Can you spring cards between your hands? Show us. Prizes awarded.

8:00pm - 9:30pm

An Evening with Shawn Farquhar.

Part show, part lecture, we watch the master at work.

Sunday 7th June 2020

10:00am - 11:00am

Magic Class Session Three: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Parlor Magic

10:00am - 11:00am

Parents Seminar

Parents Seminar. Discuss the issues and support systems possible for “magic” parents, with Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin, as well as each other.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Andi Gladwin Lecture.

See Andi perform his favorite effects, and then talk about the magic he’s developed for television.

12:00pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 2:30pm

Volunteering Magic

This is your chance to perform magic for people in the Columbus community who need it. Join your instructors as you ALL perform magic for an unexpected and excited audience.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Magic Class Session Four: The Business of Magic.

This lesson also includes GOAL-EVALUATION in your notebooks.

6:30pm - 8:30pm


8:30pm - 9:30pm

Closing show

Featuring a surprise guest performer.

9:30pm - 10:00pm

Closing party

First a group photo, and then an ice-cream party!