The Ipswich Magical Society Convention 2006
This years convention will take place in Needham Market on Sunday 22nd October 2006. During the day the doors will be open to magicians only who will be able to browse the many dealer tables, see the arranged lectures and watched the close up sessions.

The evening show is open to the general public, and looking at the line up it promises to be even more successful than last years sell out show.

Tickets are 25 for the day (15 for Juniors), which includes the ticket for the Gala Show in the eveing if booked before October 1st. Additional tickets for the Gala Show are 8 for Adults and 4 for Children.

For more details, please contact the Registration Officer:-
Simon Shaw,
3 Kingshall Street, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9LH Phone: 01359 270876
Mobile: 0794 9907 426
email: imsconvention @

 The Day
Doors Open 09:45
Official Opening 10:00-10:15
Lecture: Oz Pearlman 10.30-11:30 A brief overview of Oz Pearlman Oz Pearlman's website
Lecture: Roy Davenport 12:00-13:00 A brief overview of Roy Davenport The Davenports Shop website
Lunch 13.00-14:15
Close up 14.15-15:15
Star Lecture: Paul Daniels 16.00-17:15 A brief overview of Paul Daniels The new look, Paul Daniels Website
Last Chance with the Dealers 17:15-17:30
Evening Show. Curtain Up 19:15
 The Close Up Session (14:00-15:00)
Oz Pearlman A brief overview of Oz Pearlman Oz Pearlman's website
Roy Davenport A brief overview of Roy Davenport The Davenports Shop website
Paul Daniels A brief overview of Paul Daniels The new look, Paul Daniels Website
Michael J. Fitch A brief overview of Michael J. Fitch Michael J. Fitch's Website
 The Evening Show
Marc Jacobs, Compere A Brief Overview of Marc Jacobs
Billini. A brief overview of Bill Burch Bill Burch's website
Oz Pearlman A brief overview of Oz Pearlman Oz Pearlman's website
Matt Edwards A brief overview of Matt Edwards Matt Edward's website
Richard Whymark A brief overview of Richard Whymark Richard Whymark's website
Roy Davenport A brief overview of Roy Davenport The Davenports Shop website
Paul Daniels A brief overview of Paul Daniels The new look, Paul Daniels Website
 The Dealers
Aquarius The Aquarius Website
Alakazam The Alakazam Website
The Card Collection The Card Collection Website
Davenports Davenports
Kernow Magic Kernow Magic
Myth and Magic
Studio 9 The Studio 9 Website
Zane Zanes Magic Shop Website
Anthony Brahms
Flash Magic Stephen's Flash Magic Shop Website
World Magic Shop The World Magic Shop
Paul Daniels is without doubt one of the most accomplished magicians in the World, and certainly one of the most exciting. Add to that a unique comedy style and you have a complete entertainer and one of the funniest men in show business.

With a reputation as one of the most popular society and show-business entertainers, Paul has entertained The Royal Family including princes William and Harry, The Sultan of Brunei, The Sultan of Oman, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Barry White, John Major (Prime Minister), James Callaghan (Prime Minister), Princess Michael of Kent, The Duke and Duchess of Wessex, and countless others.

In the world of TV no-one has enjoyed more success than Paul Daniels. From the moment he burst onto the ITV network, and later switched to the BBC, his magic shows topped the ratings. A recent book on TV facts calls him the most successful TV magician of the 20th century. His creative genius enabled him to produce consistently stunning shows, never rivalled in spectacle, covering the full range of the world of entertainment magic, from small, "close-up" effects, to enormous outside broadcast illusions.
Paul Daniels with Ipswich Magical Society member, Duane Tucker In 1983 Paul was presented with the prestigious 'Magician of the Year' Award by the Hollywood Academy of Magical Arts before a star-studded audience in Los Angeles. It was a tremendous achievement for Paul, and he was the first magician from outside the USA to receive the award.

In 1985 his exciting TV special, "Paul Daniel's Easter Magic Show" was awarded the coveted Golden Rose of Montreaux Award (European equivalent to an Emmy) by a distinguished panel of judges at the International TV Festival in Switzerland. This was followed immediately by the Variety Club of Great Britain staging a special show business luncheon in Paul's honour at the Dorchester Hotel in London, televised by the BBC. Twenty years of primetime, top rated TV shows aired in 47 countries testifies to the widespread appeal and entertainment value of Paul's performance style.
Paul Daniels has entertained many millions of people from all walks of life both in this country and abroad. He continues to enthral audiences of all ages with a unique comedy style that never fails to impress, resulting in a truly magical and memorable experience for all.

A group from the Ipswich Magical society recently went to Paul's one man show in Halstead, which was a tremendous evening. A full in-depth review of the show can be seen here.

I think in recent times it is very likely that Paul Daniels has influenced more people start a career in magic than any other person.

Oz Pearlman has been dazzling audiences for the past 10 years. For many years he was best known as the Penguin Magic demonstrator. He has released 3 card magic DVDs, Stealing Pips, Born to Perform card magic, and WatchMagic, all of which have become blockbusters selling thousands of copies in over 35 countries. He is also an accomplished performer, recently completing a 9-month run of his Off-Broadway show, WatchMagic, where the NY Times hailed "even skeptical viewers are won over". He is a real world performer with extensive experience in close-up and stand-up magic in a variety of venues, and has a true passion for teaching.

Oz Pearlman's lecture consists entirely of high-impact, visual magic! Oz will perform some of his most treasured routines and creations, and after he's done fooling you, he'll teach them in great detail. The material will consist of primarily card magic, with a mix of mentalism and magic with everyday items. Not only will you learn the sleights and moves that go into each routine, but the subtleties and little touches that transform a trick into a miracle. There is a variety of material covered in the lecture, and something for magicians of all skill levels. The routines, sleights, and flourishes range from beginner to advanced, with an emphasis on direct, commercial magic that you will USE. This is one lecture you can't afford to miss!

Roy Davenport Roy davenport is a fourth generation magician and a member of the Inner Magic Circle. His many awards include World Jr. Magic champion in 1988 and 3rd place in manipulation at the World Magic Championships (FISM) in Dresden in 1997. The first British success for 36 years.

Roy Trained at Mountview Theatre school and his extensive performance experience includes theatres all over the world from the Cirque Magique D'Alsace in Stasbourg to It's Magic in Los Angeles (USA), the Hansa Theatre, (Hamburg, Germany), the Magic Castle (Hollywood, USA) and covers work on ships such as the QE2.

Roy is also often called upon as technical advisor for many television programmes.

When Roy is not in theatre he is busy with private and corporate functions, performing close-up magic for companies such as British Airways, British Telecom, Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan and Stanley at the Trianon Palace, Versailles.
Marc Jacobs is equally known for his Mentalism and Singing, two jobs that he really excels at. At the convention Marc will be compering the evening show and I have no doubts that he will make the whole evening go with a swing

Richard Whymark Richard Whymark is one of East Anglia's funniest comedians who has performed his zany act at venues all over the U.K.

A skilled performer with visual, vocal and comedy impressions blended with his own stand-up style has endeared him to all types of audience. Add his comedy magic and you have a performer who can adapt his act to suit any occasion for any audience from family to adult.

In 2002, 2003 and 2004 Richard was winner of the Vera Smith Trophy awarded for stage magic at the Ipswich Magical Society. There is a review of all these competitions on the Ipswich Magical Society website.
Michael J. Fitch Michael is an award winning young Magician and Entertainer, who began performing magic at the age of four and has dedicated his life to perfecting the art of illusion. He has performed professionally since his secondary school days and has held audiences spell bound for many years.

His award winning close-up magic has led Michael to some high profile corporate engagements all over the country as well as abroad. Most recently he was winner of the 2006 Ipswich Magical Society Close up Competition (The Magini Shield) and back in May 2006 the Vera Smith Cup for his entry in the Stage Competition.

He is also one of the for stars in Channel 4’s Brilliant and innovative “Freaky Magic”. In short Michael J. Fitch is one of Britain’s most exciting magicians.

Matt Edwards Although Matt is still relatively young, he is nevertheless a very experienced professional magician who is skilled in most genres of magic. In 2005 he won the Ipswich Magic Society "Hickson Cup" stage magic competition and the "Magini Shield" Close Up Competition. In 2006 he has been away working in abroad in one of Spain's top magic bars "Scary's House of Illusion" and recently he was profiled in magicseen, Europes newest and hottest magic magazine.

In 2005 he appeared in several much exclaimed shows at the Magic Cavern Club in London. These included "Card Symphony", and "Card Idol" and then later he performed in "Late Night Magic", a stunning magic and illusion cabaret show at the Jermyn Theatre in London's West End.

As an active member of the Ipswich Magical Society over the last few years many of his perfomances have been reviewed on this website in the reviews section.
One of East Anglia's top comedy performers. In performance Bill is both adventurous and versatile able to play to the audience whatever the occasion.

Whether it is entertaining kids or keeping an audience of 200 hundred people filled with laughter Bill Burch is the man.

Bill Burch, aka Billini

Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk.

(Free Parking in Community Centre Car Park)