The Session

January 14-16 2022

The Session is the UK's only close-up magic convention & attracts many of the world's best magicians. Based minutes from London's Heathrow airport, it's the perfect location (and the only London magic convention!).

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Max Maven at The Session

The Session 2022

The Session is the best close-up magic convention in the UK. Full stop. It was started thirteen years ago, in Gloucestershire, back when it was just a bunch of friends trying to make the sort of convention they wanted to go to. One that wasn’t too big. One that actively encouraged sessioning. One where the performers actually wanted to hang with the attendees.

How often would you be able to just chat with Chris Kenner and get his help on your Three Fly in the bar? Where else could you get a selfie with Tamariz, Dynamo, or Derren Brown? How amazing would it be to be able to talk about comedy timing with Mac King over breakfast?

That’s what happens at The Session. You’ll be encouraged to hang with your heroes and be blown away by people you’ve not heard of.

We sell out every single year. With guests like Juan Tamariz, Derren Brown, David Blaine, Troy, Ben Hanlin, Daniel Madison, and Roberto Giobbi it’s easy to see why. Secure your seat at the table. Book for The Session now.

The Session 2021 has been postoned and the line-up and all existing registrations have been moved to the January 2022 convention.

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Performers & Speakers

We'll be announcing even more performing for The Session 2022 in the coming months. Here's just a few:

Mike Caveney

Mike Caveney

A singular talent in magic, Mr. Caveney is revered not only as one of the finest parlor performers working today, but also as a leading historian, collector, and writer. Caveney is a world-expert in the history of magic, and brings his vast knowledge of magic's past into his present work. Mike will share his hilarious brand of magic with Session guests both in his show and lecture, which will feature practical, workable material.

Tina Lenert

Tina Lenert

Tina Lenert combines music, mime, dance, and magic into a stunning blend of artistic performance. Heralded the world over for her famous "Mopman" act, Lenert will share her magic with us, and then lecture on her unique journey to developing the act that takes her around the world. She is a Stage Magician of the Year winner from the Academy of Magical Arts, and recently released an acclaimed Astonishing Essay with Vanishing Inc. Magic.

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

Spain's Mario Lopez has an expertly defined character and a wonderfully odd approach to magic. He performs his visual miracles in a slow, deliberate manner, and there's not so much as a hint of technique visible in his work. The magic just happens. Mario takes the stage at The Session for the first time, to share with us an all-new lecture of magic with common and unusual objects.

Tobias Dostal

Tobias Dostal

One of the most creative minds in magic today, Tobias Dostal has created wildly original magic that has been seen on television and stages around the world. "Silhouette" allows you to do magic with shadows, while "Optix" is one of the most sensational phone effects ever devised. This year, Tobias will take the stage to share with us how he approaches creativity, as well as share his latest, unpublished miracles.

Nicholas Einhorn

Nicholas Einhorn

Nicholas Einhorn is one of our favorite magicians, and we've invited him to present a full lecture for us, with an emphasis on the workable, practical magic that has earned Nick a place at the top of the UK magic scene. Einhorn is a three-time winner of the Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year award and has created some of the decade's best-selling close-up effects. You'll see a mixture of his newest and most popular material.

Harry De Cruz

Harry De Cruz

Having worked closely with Dynamo on several television specials and a live tour, Harry De Cruz steps out from the shadows to perform his outstanding Edinburgh hit-show, "Harry De Cruz gets his Act Together." This show is a collection of party tricks and stunts that Harry performs. At turns, hilarious and amazing, this guy is, according to JK Rowling, "the real Harry Potter."

Michael Vincent

Michael Vincent

A masterful, artistic sleight-of-hand artist who has dedicated his life to the craft of magic, Michael Vincent is coming back to The Session. One of our most popular guests, Vincent's take on the classics is always fascinating and revelatory. This year he'll share his process and development of one of his most cherished secrets, and you'll never look at this trick the same way again.

Christian Grace

Christian Grace

Hot off the success of the smash hit "Level One," Christian Grace is BACK with new magic you don't want to miss. After creating an enormous buzz at last year's convention, we've invited Christian Grace to return to our stage to present his latest impossibility.

Andy Frost

Andy Frost

A technician's technician, Andy Frost (who is known to the magic world by his IG handle, @sleightlyobsessed), is one of magic's brightest new stars in the arena of hardcore card techniques. He creates and improves some of the most challenging moves in magic, and he makes them look easy. We've invited Andy to deliver a talk on his unique approach to sleight-of-hand magic.

Who should attend?

Anyone who loves magic as much as we do. The Session attracts passionate magicians from around the world. It’s wholly inclusive and we’d love you to join us this year for what is proving to be the best convention yet – see the list of performers.

What should you expect?

  • Never seen before lectures, talks and workshops – we persuade our amazing performers to share their brand new material with you
  • The very best magicians in the world sharing their thoughts and ideas with an eager and appreciative audience
  • Amazing opportunities to session with the stars as well as your friends – we have exclusive use of the hotel bar and conference room
  • Streaming videos of everything you see live, after the event
  • A schedule that is packed with astonishing magic, but also makes time for you to catch up over a beer or coffee with old friends – and make new ones

How much is it?

This is the really good bit. It’s only £155 for the three days. You’re going to come away with more practical advice on how to improve your magic than anywhere else.

And the hotel this year has rooms from just £82 per night.

Where is it?

It’s probably the best-located convention in the world. Just two minutes from Heathrow airport – making it very easy to get to.

Please note: we have exclusive use of the conference area and bar at Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre. Only attendees (registered with badges) will be allowed access during the convention (and evenings). This year we will have door security to ensure that only registrants have access, and all registrants must show their badge to enter the conference area.

"The most intense and exciting magic convention in the world!"
Lu Chen
"The best magic convention in the world!"
Dynamo
"My favourite magic convention of all time."
Peter Turner
"The Session is AMAZING. You’d be crazy not to come!"
Ondrej Pšenička
"A GREAT magic convention!"
Johnny Thompson
"The Session is SO MUCH FUN!"
Adam Rubin
Dani DaOrtiz at The Session

The Session sells out every year.
This year will be no exception

Register now

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, Heathrow, London

(Formerly the Park Inn; the same hotel we have been at for the past two years)
Bath Road, Heathrow, Middlesex, UB7 0DU, London Heathrow
+44 0208 7596611 (request Meetings & Events team)

To book, call the hotel directly on between 9am and 5pm Mon to Fri only – you must mention the code MB0000008302 and call during office hours to get our special rates. Booking on their website will not give you our discounted rate.

Email the hotel to book a room

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