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.
ICE McDONALD is an international award-winning entertainer and master magician, Ice gives stellar stage performances and has earned a reputation for his grand illusions, including making doves appear through impossibly small objects. He has sold out performances at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, broken audience and box office records at Monday Night Magic in New York and has been featured on NPR, Fox 11 Morning News, KGUN 9 The Morning Blend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Masters of Illusion (series on FOX TV), News One Now with Roland Martin, a documentary The Art and Soul of Magic – The Story of America’s Black Magician and ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, BBC. Ice Has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Riverfront Times and in numerous international publications. His sheer mastery of illusion has astonished audiences in London, Wales, India, Singapore, Jamaica, Bahamas, United Kingdom and throughout the United States of America. What sets Ice apart from other magicians is that he builds his own illusions, has not had any formal training; is a devout Christian; and is one of the MOST celebrated magicians in the nation.
ANDI GLADWIN is a professional close-up magician, magic creator, author, co-founder of Vanishing Inc Magic, and lecturer. His Master Prushoff and Multiple Revelation Project DVD's were the best sellers and received rave reviews in all major magic journals. His "Magic Squared" effect is a true show stopper and his book 52 Memories and Blomber Laboratories are both amongst the biggest selling magic books of the last decade. Andi has lectured at the biggest conventions in the world including The Session, Blackpool, FISM, Magi-Fest, Magic Live, The Genii Convention, and many many more. He was recently featured on UK TV's "Next Great Magician" and on Penn and Teller: Fool Us and now he's joining us at the friendliest convention, PCAM!
Carisa Hendrix is a multi-talented lady who started her journey at a very young age. She was creating her own magic effects at the age of seven, and since then she has become a skilled fire eater, sideshow artist, and last years winner of the MICF Best Comedy Magic Show at the Melbourne Magic Festival. She's written for Magic Magazine, Vanishing Magazine, and has been featured on iTricks. Her charming alter ego Lucy Darling is a hilarious creature whose show is a wonderful mix of comedy, carnival stunts, and amazing magical acts. She is sassy and loveable character with absolutely fabulous hair.
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