The Session

January 14-16 2022

The Session is the London's biggest and best magic convention and attracts many of the world's best magicians. Vanishing Inc.’s main goal is to improve the art of magic. And you can experience how we do that firsthand at The Session.

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The Session 2022

The Session is the UK’s best magic convention. Full stop. It was started fifteen years ago, in Gloucestershire, by a bunch of friends simply trying to make the sort of convention they wanted to go to: a convention that wasn’t too big, that actively encouraged sessioning, and a convention where the performers actually wanted to, and did, hang with the attendees.

Where else could you sit at a bar and chat with Chris Kenner about Three Fly? How about the chance to grab a FOMO-inducing Juan Tamariz, Dynamo and Derren Brown selfie? Or, wouldn’t it be amazing to chat about comedy timing with Mac King over breakfast? These are the types of experiences that only happen at The Session. You’ll be encouraged to hang with your heroes and be blown away by magicians you’ve not yet heard of.

We sell out every single year. With previous guests like Juan Tamariz, Derren Brown, David Blaine, Luke Jermay Christian Grace, Caroline Ravn, and Roberto Giobbi it’s easy to see why. Secure your seat at the table. Book your ticket to The Session now.

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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.

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.

Caroline Ravn

Caroline Ravn

If anyone knows how to work social media, it’s Caroline. With almost 40k followers on Instagram, she has proven she is a master of the platform. She’ll be talking about how to use social media to promote your magic and engage with your fans. She’ll be giving real-world hints and tips on growing your followers and engagement. If you don’t know your TikTubes from your Facegrams, this will be a talk you cannot afford to miss.

Jon Allen

Jon Allen

Jon Allen is a magician that has released smash after smash. The Pain Game, Destination Box, Silent Treatment, Paragon 3D and many more. We published his book, The Magic Of Jon Allen and it is referred to by many magicians as a book with tricks in it. ACAAN is a plot that has interested magicians since it first appeared, and Jon is no exception. At The Session, Jon will be doing a short talk on his treatment of ACAAN, and it won’t be silent.

Hector Chadwick

Hector Chadwick

You’ll know Hector’s work even if the name isn’t familiar with you. He is also known as Stephen Long, long-time friend and writer for Derren Brown. If you want to make your magic or mentalism more interesting and engaging, you’d do well to pay attention. His first book, The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick was an underground sensation and went out of print very quickly. We published a reprint of it which also sold out very quickly. Now in its third edition, this book, and (almost) anything that comes out of the mouth of Stephen/Hector is well worth paying attention to.

Luke Jermay

Luke Jermay

You’ll be familiar with Luke’s incredible mentalism work, but did you know that he’s also an astonishing card magician? Luke will be sharing a lecture on his card magic that we know will set your mind racing with new approaches and methodology. To give you a taster of his Luke’s mind works when it comes to cards, do check out the blog posts he has shared from his card magic notebook. We’ve seen Luke work with cards and we cannot wait to see your reaction to his devious thinking and dastardly clever hands.

Matt Pritchard

Matt Pritchard

If you take some magic, add in some science, and mix with a good measure of showmanship, you’ll get a big old beaker full of Matt Pritchard. From TEDx talks to Twitter, Matt loves sharing his unique blend of physics and fakery. He’ll be giving a 45 minute talk on some of the wonders he creates online and in real life. And if you’ve not seen his version of David Copperfield’s Bermuda Triangle illusion, we recommend you seek it out immediately!

Ian Keable

Ian Keable

Ian has had a long and successful career in magic. From comedy clubs, to TV, to winning multiple awards. He’s also an author, and was part of the original team behind Opus magazine. He’s also written about Charles Dickens and most recently on hoaxes and scams in The Century Of Deception. Ian will be telling some of the tales of hoaxes and scams from his book in what will be a fascinating talk.

Who should attend?

Anyone who loves magic as much as we do. If you’ve just been bitten by the magic bug, you’ll learn so much and be so inspired. Beginners are made to feel just as welcome as seasoned professionals and the passionate magicians that attend 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-before-seen lectures, talks and workshops from our amazing performers that have been persuaded to share their newest and most exciting 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 roomA schedule that is packed with astonishing magic, but also leaves time for you to catch up with old friends — and make new ones
  • 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. It’s truly an unbeatable value.

And the hotel this year has rooms from just £95 per night (as always, this is subject to change).

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

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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 MB0000062956 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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