Master Payne has an entertainingly offbeat outlook on the performance of magic. He is known for his thematic, character driven presentations, an aspect of magic he has specialized in ever since he was asked to create an act for the Camlann Mediaeval Faire in Carnation Washington. A venue which he has been the official Faire Magician since it’s opening in 1981. 
He has presented his Mediaeval\Renaissance act abroad, delighting audiences in England and even traveled to Guam to appear at a Renaissance themed Arts Festival held in the posh Tumon Bay Hilton.  His other accomplishments include being a Columnist for MAGIC Magazine from May 2012 to December 2014, A product reviewer for MUM Magazine a “Guest Geek” in the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow as well as being the inspiration for the Master Payne character in the Hugo Award winning Girl Genius web comic.
He is a regular speaker at Jeff McBride’s Magic and Meaning Conference, and reprised some of these presentations at the 2011, 2013, and 2016 MAGIC Live Conventions. He has appeared at the Magic Castle where he performed his trademark Twenty minute Coin in Bottle Routine. Thus setting a record of being the only performer to present a single trick set in the Parlor. In 2005 was the Gold Medal Winner of the PCAM Pro Challenge. He is the author of Sometimes the Jokes are Just for Me a slim volume on the performance and presentation of thematic magic.
He is a native of Washington State and currently resides in Seattle
For more information read all about him in the February 2010 edition of MAGIC or visit his website www.masterpaynemagic.com


Chris Capehart is an accomplished master magician. He is respected throughout the world by his peers, applauded for his skills by the most famous of magicians and sought after for repeat performances by clients. Chris has done it all. In thirty-five years he has performed on the big stage, lectured to magicians, become a famous, accomplished street performer, created routines and mastered the linking rings. He has been published and imitated throughout the world. His skill at close-up is no less than astonishing. His quick comeback verbal skills sharpened on the streets of New York City have made him an outstanding comedian. 

​We are super excited to have Chris at PCAM 2018!



Kayla Drescher is excited to bring her unique style of magic to the 2018 PCAM Bakersfield! Kayla has performed for clients such as Microsoft, IBM, Johns Hopkins University, and many more.  You may have seen her on The Today Show when she won David Copperfield’s “Search for the Next Great Magician”.  More recently, she was featured on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us on the CW Network.  Kayla focuses on combining magic with organic objects, hilarious comedy, audience participation, and lots of fun.  Outside of magic, Kayla enjoys sports, snacks, and big dogs. 




Joshua Jay has been called magic's Renaissance man by MAGIC Magazine. It's not hard to see why: he is a performer, lecturer, author, and photographer of all things mysterious. He maintains a globetrotting performance schedule--Jay has performed in over fifty countries and appears regularly on national television (most recently on Good Morning America and the Today Show). His performance style is completely unique: he performs with ordinary, borrowed objects, causing them to twist, bend, appear, and vanish at will. At only seventeen years old Joshua Jay was crowned world champion for close-up magic at the World Magic Seminar, and he is now regarded as one of the leading creative forces in the magic world.

Joshua Jay is the author of thirteen books for magicians. In 2009 he penned a best-selling magic book, MAGIC: The Complete Course, and had his fine-art photography exhibited in several shows (appearing recently at the Culture Museum in Linz, Austria). From corporate functions to private parties to VIP backstage events, Joshua is performance-driven. His track record of success includes the production of his 2010 sell-out one-man show, "Unreal," that enjoyed runs in New York, Ohio, Florida, and Las Vegas.

This will be Joshua’s ONLY west coast lecture and we are so excited to have him at PCAM Bakersfield 2018!



Trevor and Lorena Watters have become one of the hottest teams in the comedy magic world. Their show is a unique blend of classic comedy and magical innovation. Their show has been described as “priceless” and “fun”.  With over 20 international awards including the Siegfried and Roy “Golden Lions Head” from the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas it is clear to see why they are the most sought after comedy magic duo in North America. Trevor and Lorena take their audience on a roller coaster ride of laughter, mischief, audience participation and spectacular illusions. Both are truly two of a kind. PCAM is so excited to have these two at this year’s convention.




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