The Session

January 13th - 15th 2023

The Session is a small, perfectly formed magic convention in London, England. Thanks to our connections as the biggest magic store in the world, we’re able to attract amazing performers like Juan Tamariz, Richard Turner, Chris Kenner, Derren Brown, and Dynamo.

But because we limit attendance, The Session gives you not only the chance to meet these legends, but also hang with them. There are only 400 tickets available and it sells out every year. Do not miss out. Book your ticket today.

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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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Ricahrd Turner at The Session

Performers & Speakers

Mortenn Christiansen

Mortenn Christiansen

Mortenn won 1st place forcomedy at FISM 2022 and for many, he was the hit of the whole competition. When you see him you’ll find out why. He’s an incredibly funny performer, but that’s not just why we booked him. His magic is incredibly strong too. We’re going to be treated to a performance and lecture in which Mortenn will share some of his newest and most exciting ideas.

Markobi

Markobi

He pretends to be a bumbling, unscripted magician, but then proceeds to knock everyone’s socks off with some of the best card magic we have ever seen. He brought the house down at FISM, and will do the same at The Session. He will be lecturing and performing in our gala show.

Nick Diffatte

Nick Diffatte

Hot off the heels of his book, Offbeat, Nick Diffatte is performing his full show at The Session, as well as presenting a brand new lecture. This event is not to be missed!

Peter Turner

Peter Turner

Peter really needs no introduction. This legendary mentalist is a huge fan of The Session and attends almost every year. If you’ve been, you’ll have seen him, late at night, surrounded by people and blowing everyone’s minds with his hard-hitting mentalism. Peter will be sharing a one hour lecture that will feature his unique approach to creating emotionally powerful mindreading.

Arthur Benjamin

Arthur Benjamin

Dr. Arthur Benjamin combines his love of (and amazing aptitude for) maths with magic in an incredible way. His show has taken him around the world and he has appeared on numerous TV shows and in major press and given three TED talks. He’ll be presenting an one hour lecture and also appearing in our gala show.

Steven Bridges

Steven Bridges

Steven is a YouTube star who has enamoured his viewers with his real life demonstrations of card counting. His adventures as a card counter in America are fascinating and at The Session he will be sharing his secret stories about the incredible journeys his card counting has taken him on.

Brian Watson

Brian Watson

Vanishing Inc.’s head craftsman, Brian Watson, is an expert on metal things, from creating beautiful Okito boxes to making stunning spun cups. But what professionals all around the world pay top dollar for is to learn his advice on The Cups and Balls. Brian will tackle one of his pet peeves with the routine - final loads.

Mark James

Mark James

Mark is, as they say, a worker. He’s performed in over 40 countries over the last 20 years and has graced the boards of The Magic Castle, House of Card, Chicago Magic Lounge and even the Orient Express. He’s naturally very funny, and has amazing chops too. HIs original approach to magic will be shared in a lecture, show, and he’ll be hosting our gala show.

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Matt Baker will be making his debut appearance at any European convention. His book The Buena Vista Shuffle Club is a best seller and his Vanishing Inc. Masterclass has received rave reviews. In his lecture, Matt will fool you, then amaze you just how clever and deceptive his methods are.

Darren Delaney

Darren Delaney

Darren Delaney has made a name for himself amongst magicians for his incredible memory performances. A previous competitor in the World Memory Championships, he'll show you how he uses memory tricks and techniques to create a massive impact with his audiences.

Alex Romanoff

Alex Romanoff

Alex Romanoff is a performer and magic historian and will talk about a new way of viewing the age old question "Is Magic Art?" He'll also discuss how magic fits in the history of arts and culture, and why learning history can make us better magicians.

Alice Pailhes

Alice Pailhes

Dr. Alice Pailhès has pioneered the scientific research on magicians' forcing techniques. Her research mainly focuses on using magic tricks to study psychological principles such as illusory sense of agency and freedom over choice, decision-making processes and memory malleability.

Gustav Kuhn

Gustav Kuhn

Dr. Gustav Kuhn runs the MAGIC-lab at Goldsmiths, University of London where they investigate the psychological and neurological mechanisms that underpin magic. He will explain how their research can help improve your performance and how psychology can give you a deeper understanding of magic.

Luke Jermay

Luke Jermay

Our first and only regular lecture spot belongs to Luke Jermay. You've seen him lecture on mentalism many times at The Session, but you'll be shocked at just how different his 2023 lecture will be. We predict this will be a highlight of the convention!

Jeki Yoo

Jeki Yoo

An outstanding talent from Korea, Jeki now calls Las Vegas home. A specialist in hyper-visual magic designed for the screen, the question everyone wants to know is whether he can do this stuff live. And he certainly can! We can’t wait to debut his brand new lecture, as well as all his latest, crazily creative routines. This is Jeki's first appearance at The Session and we can't wait for you to see his work in real life!

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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 £175 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 £115 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.

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"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, visit their website, 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.

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