Magifest 2023

January 26 - 28 2023

Columbus, Ohio, USA


Magifest 2023

Magifest is back, and we're at full force! In 2023 we will cap attendance at 1,000 people and we invite you to take part in the most modern, stylized annual magic convention in the United States. You'll be treated to shows, lectures, interviews, surprises and free gifts. We'll be releasing names throughout the year, and you can sign up now to reserve your spot.

Register now ($275)

Magifest COVID Safety Policy

All Magifest registrants 12 years of age and older will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the start of the convention. Your vaccination card or a photo of your vaccination card are both acceptable forms of proof and will be required to pick up your registration.

Magic convention Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay

Renaissance, Columbus Downtown

50 N 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

Be sure to ask for the Magifest rate when booking a room. It's currently $112 (plus taxes) per night.

How to book a room

Magifest 2023: Three Reasons to Join Us

1. The best magic shops: We invite the finest magic dealers from around the world, and take care that each one is offering unique, different merchandise.
2. Access to excellence: Our headliners don't just amaze onstage. You get to meet and hang with them, too.
3. Extra workshops: For an additional fee, registrants can opt into private workshops, limited in attendance, just after the convention. This is a chance to take lessons from some of the finest magicians on Earth.
4. Our youth program. If you're a young magician, we have special programming just for you.

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2023 Workshops

Continue your Magifest through Sunday to join us for workshops with Denis Behr and Bernardo Sedlacek. Register below:

Bernardo Sedlacek (10am - 1pm)

Bernardo Sedlacek attended the last Magifest, and he caused a late night sensation with his unique approach to card magic. We simply had to have him back this year to give one of his heralded workshops. FISM Grand Prix Champion Pierric called the workshop, "a unique approach to card magic," and the legend Gaeton Bloom says, "He blew me away, over and over and over."

This intensive three-hour workshop begins with a mini-show, and then an explanation of every aspect of the show. Then you'll dive into more theoretical aspects of magic with Bernardo, who builds on a foundation of the Spanish School of magic, mixed with many other elements. You've never seen a card magician quite like Bernardo Sedlacek. His magic feels real, yet playful and engaging and always astounding. This is your chance to take your card magic to the next level and see a star-in-the-making. This three-hour workshop will sell out, and it's his only scheduled American workshop date. Reserve your place before it sells out.

Register for Bernardo Sedlacek workshop

Denis Behr (2.30pm - 5.30pm)

One of our industry's most heralded technicians and performers, this is your opportunity to take a lesson that will raise your level with a pack of cards. Denis will teach some of his favorite effects, and he will also zoom in on some of the troublesome, basic sleights that give people headaches. This is your chance to perfect your double lift, hold smaller breaks, and make your magic smoother. You'll be able to ask Denis about the material and sleights YOU want to cover, and how Denis structures his formal close-up shows. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to sit with Denis, as he almost never makes US appearances.

This workshop lasts 3 hours and is $100.

Register for Denis Behr workshop

Limited space available. Register now!

Register now ($275)

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