Magifest Schedule

Thursday 25th January 2024


Registration Open

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Dealer’s Room Open

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Peter Samelson Lecture

Peter Samelson will offer a new lecture on both stage and close-up magic. An expert in both arenas, this lecture will span the course of his career, along with new material.

6:00pm - 7pm

Youth Program Welcome Event

All young magicians are welcome, and so are parents! Meet and make new friends for your exciting weekend ahead!

7pm - 7.15pm

NEW: Basecamp Welcome Meet and Greet

Meet next to the registration desk.

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Michael Feldman Lecture

To celebrate the release of his new book, "The Pages are Blank," Michael Feldman will perform and talk about his avant-garde card material. Watch out for his deck switch: it might just be the best one you've ever (not) seen.

10pm - 11:00pm

Dan Harlan Show and Lecture

Friday 26th January 2024

10:00am - 5:30pm

Dealers Open

10:00am - 11:00am

Arthur Benjamin Lecture

Dr. Benjamin combines his love of magic and mathematics in a way you've never seen before. He is astoundingly good. Whether or not you're mathematically inclined, this will be a fascinating foray into the intersection of magic and math.

11:30am - 12:30pm

Blaise Serra Lecture

You may not have heard of Blaise Serra, but you won't forget his prodigious sleight-of-hand skills and innovative techniques.

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Magifest Live Hosted by Randy Shine

This our most popular programming event. Watch Jason Suran, Harrison Greenbaum, Lance Rich, Tim Hill, and Richard Hatch give short talks on a range of topics.

3pm - 3:30pm

Youth Event: Magic Game

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Juliana Chen Lecture

A master of stagecraft and a FISM winner, Juliana will share her experience and work that she has taken all over the world.

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Allan Ackerman Lecture

A legend in card magic, Allan Ackerman will be demonstrating new and unpublished material from his brand new hardbound collection. If you've never seen Allan work live, brace yourself for velvety-smooth presentations of diabolical card magic.

7pm - 8pm

Youth Event: Secret Lecture

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Jason Suran Show

One of New York's busiest mind-reading entertainers, Jason Suran's high energy performance is sure to be a convention hit. Think Woody Allen meets Derren Brown.

9:30pm - 11:00pm

Richard Turner: Dealt

In the final-curtain performance of his acclaimed one-man show, the legendary Richard Turner will deliver his heartfelt, funny, and amazing show one last time, just for us. History in the making...

11:00pm - 11:45pm

Richard Turner: Inteview

A chance to get to know a living legend. This is your time to spend time with this year's Guest of Honor.

10:30pm - 12:30am

Bar Magic (Blaise Serra)

Don't miss this chance to see one of the world's finest exponents with a deck of cards, up close and personal.

Saturday 27th January 2024

10:00am - 5:30pm

Dealers Open

10:30am - 12:00pm

John Guastaferro's One Degree: An Morning of Music, Magic, and Motivation

John G combines his love for music (classical guitar), motivational speaking (he runs a non-profit for a major corporation) and magic (he has developed some truly world-class card magic) in this one-of-a-kind event. You will leave feeling inspired and with an array of new card moves and tricks.

12pm - 1:30pm

Youth Event: Lunch with Magic Legends

Final call for young magicians. Surprises await, just for our young attendees.

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Richard Turner Poster Signing

Meet Richard and get your Magifest poster signed (line starts at registration desk).

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Youth Event

Final call for young magicians. Surprises await, just for our young attendees.

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Asi Wind and John Graham: Magic Between Friends

Two fan favorites join forces to present a lecture and talk on how collaboration will improve our magic.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Jay Sankey Lecture

Join Jay Sankey to celebrate the relaunch of his Definitive Sankey books and learn his latest magic!

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Gala Show

Featuring Juliana Chen, Trigg Watson, Alexander Koblikov, Montreal Trio, Art Benjamin. Hosted by Andi Gladwin.

10:00pm - 10:45pm

State of the Magic Union Over 18s only

Harrison Greenbaum roasts the magic world. Note: not for the easily offended.

10:00pm - 10:45pm

Late night young magicians jam

Join some magic celebrties for a magic session in the YM Club Room!

10:30pm - 11:30pm

Bar Magic (Blaise Serra)

Sunday 28th January 2024

11:00am - 1:30pm

Art Benjamin workshop

Pay extra workshop (free for VIP Tickets). Register here

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Dan Harlan workshop

Pay extra workshop (free for VIP Tickets). Register here

As always, this schedule is subject to change.