The Ipswich Magical Society Convention 2010
When Sunday October 24th 2010
Where The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe, see map
How Much 25 (Includes free ticket to the Gala Show)
Gala Show Additional Gala Show tickets are:-
12.50 Adults,
7.50 Children,
10 Concessions,
30 Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children)
Details 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 watch the close up session.

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

Where to Eat Hot and cold food will be available from the Convention centre, but there will also be numerous restaurants and pubs open on the day that are in waking distance.

Where to Park The nearest car park is in Ranelagh Road, Felixstowe which is a 2 minute walk from the Convention centre.

see map

Contact Registration Officer.
Simon Shaw
3 Kingshall Street,
Rougham, Bury St Edmunds,
IP30 9LH
Phone: 01359 270876
Mobile: 0794 9907 426
email: imsconvention @

Click Here to see the Advertising Poster for the day
 The Day
Doors Open 09:00
Official Opening 9:45
Nick Einhorn's close up magic 9:50 A brief overview of Nick Einhorn Nick Einhorn's website
Lecture: Danny Archer 10.00-11:00 A brief overview of Danny Archer Danny Archer's website
Lecture: Richard McDougall 11:30-12:30 A brief overview of Richard McDougall
Lunch 12.30-14:00
The Serious Business of Comedy 14.00-15:00 A brief overview of the event
Lecture: Nick Einhorn 16.00-17:00 A brief overview of Nick Einhorn Nick Einhorn's website
Last Chance with the Dealers 17:00-17:30
Evening Show. Curtain Up 19:30
 The Evening Show
John Archer, Compere A brief overview of John Archer John Archer's website
Richard McDougall A brief overview of Richard McDougall
Nicholas Einhorn A brief overview of Nick Einhorn Nick Einhorn's website
Michael J. Fitch A brief overview of Alec Powell Alec Powell's website
Richard McDougall A brief overview of Richard McDougall
Michael J. Fitch A brief overview of Michael J. Fitch Michael J. Fitch's website
Shahid Malik A brief overview of Shahid Malik Shahid Malik's website
 The Dealers
Magic Books By Post Magic Books By Post
World Magic Shop World Magic Shop
Magic TAO Magic TAO
Barrie's Magic Barries Magic
More dealers to be confirmed
Shahid Malik Self styled Magician, Illusionist & Escapologist Shahid Malik, regarded by many as 'Britain’s most exciting Magician', has entertained & mesmerised audiences the world over with his highly original style of entertainment.

His talent has taken him around the globe; from Night Clubs & Theatres to Exhibitions & Outdoor Spectaculars; from Brighton to Bangkok, Iceland to India - Shahid is in demand by the top Shows, After-Dinner Gala Cabarets, Conferences and major Corporate clients.

Awarded the supreme accolade of "Magician of the Year" (by the Int. Brotherhood of Magicians) holder of 3 World Records for his death-defying Escape Stunts, regular appearances on TV shows, Royal Command performances - both at home & abroad have taken Shahid & his beautiful wife Lisa to heights rarely achieved in the amazing World of Magic, Illusion & Escapology.

Most recently the Magic of Shahid Malik has been listed as one of the 'Top 50 in the World' by Channel 4 TV.

The Ipswich Magical Society feels very privileged to have Shahid and Lisa performing for them.

Shahid Malik

Nicholas Einhorn is one of the most sought after magicians in the UK and a Gold Star member of the world famous Inner Magic Circle. He won 2nd place (Micro Magic) at F.I.S.M, The World Championships of Magic, 2003 and has won the title "The Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year" twice. (1996 & 2002).

In addition Nicholas was voted "The Magic Circle Centenary Close-up Magician" in 2005. Part of a special event to celebrate the society's 100th birthday.

His many TV appearances include This Morning (Granada TV) RI:SE (Channel 4) Xchange (CBBC) The Dan & Dusty Show (ITV1) Test The Nation (BBC1) Watchdog (BBC1) Brainiac (Sky One).

Nicholas is the top selling magic author of many titles including The Art of Magic and Sleight of Hand, How To Do Magic, Close-up Magic, The Encyclopedia of Magic, Card Magic, Magic Illusions, Conjuring Tricks, Amazing Puzzles & Stunning Stunts, The Illustrated Compendium of Magic Tricks and Stunning Stunts, Stand-up Magic and Stage Illusions (Over 500,000 copies sold worldwide)

As a consultant and magic advisor Nicholas has created the illusions and special effects for several large stage and screen productions including the musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost" (Starring Ron Moody) the hugely successful pantomime "Cinderella" (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), The Old Vic's "Aladdin" (Starring Ian McKellen) and the feature film "Bright Young Things", (Directed by Stephen Fry).

Nicholas also designs, develops and markets new concepts and magical effects for the magic fraternity. He has been invited to give magic lectures in England, Ireland, Austria, Israel, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Singapore, USA, Switzerland and Italy. Many of his illusions have been purchased and performed by magicians all over the world including some of the most established names in magic including Paul Daniels and David Copperfield.
Nick Einhorn

Richard McDougall is a former World Open Champion for Close Up Magic, and a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle. A magician skilful enough to dumbfound the keenest eye and flexible enough to interpret your requirements.

The Magic Circle wrote that "Richard delivers intimate, intensely focussed and exquisite magic" whilst Opus magazine reported "Richard McDougall more than meets any artistic standard you could care to set" and we think they're both right!

Private engagements include five parties for Her Majesty The Queen, including the only private party celebrating her Golden Jubilee; two parties for HRH The Prince of Wales, including his 50th birthday at Highgrove; Millennium night at the Savoy Hotel, London and private parties for Paul Getty and Sir Paul McCartney.

Richard has also performed in over thirty countries for corporate clients including Cartier, Asprey and Rolls Royce. His stage routines have been featured on television in Japan, Columbia, France and the United Kingdom and he was co-writer on the Derren Brown show which won the Silver Rose of Montreux for Channel 4.

"The highlight of the evening...slick and genuinely funny" London Evening Standard.

Dynamic FX

Richard McDougall
Danny Archer Danny Archer's lecture is a true lecture, not a dealer demo, all the effects are fully explained with no need to buy any special props. Danny has lectured and performed in 46 of the 50 States. Worldwide in Canada, Scotland, Wales, England, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Luxemburg, Israel, Italy, Spain and France, Maylasia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

He has performed at conventions like the IBM national, the British IBM national, LVMI, Hank Lee's Cape Cod Conclave, A1 Convention at the Capital, Magi-Fest, Iowa State convention, LA State convention, FFFF, Houdini Convention, SCAM, Rocky Mountain Magic, NYCAN, Sydney Superday of Magic, MINDvention, PCAM, Winter Carnival, TAOM, the Scottish National convention and the Tannen's Jubilee.

His lecture is filled with solid, audience tested effects that can be learned and performed by anyone. You will see and learn original magic with cards, coins, silks, business cards and more. There is close-up, parlour and stage effects … there is sleight of hand, self-working, mentalism and comedy magic … no pipe dreams … all with the Archer Touch.

John Archer John Archer is a Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year and is certainly one of the best comedy magicians in the UK today. 

John Archer has been working as a professional Comedy Magician for the past 14 years and was working semi-professionally for 10 years before that. Since turning professional John has won many awards both in the UK and abroad.

John will be compering the evening Gala show again, as only he can but will also be part of the feature event of the day, "The Serious Business of Comedy", where John Archer and Graham P. Jolley, the two most successful comedy mentalists, will be chatting to Michael J. Fitch who will be showing video clips to highlight some of the points being made.

Michael J. Fitch - from C4's Feaky Magic Michael is an award winning 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 close-up and stage magic has led him to some high profile corporate engagements all over the country as well as abroad. Most recently he is the current holder of the International Children's Entertainer of the Year, but is equally at home performing stage magic, close up magic and even mentalism, where Uri Gellar himself has complimented Michael's spoon bend.

Michael is also one of the stars in Channel 4’s Brilliant and innovative “Freaky Magic”.

In short Michael J. Fitch is one of Britain’s most exciting magicians.

As well as doing something in the evening show Michael will be hosting "The Serious Business of Comedy" with Graham P. Jolley and John Archer.

Graham P. Jolley is an extremely engaging mind-reader, psychologist, entertainer, cabaret artiste and conference speaker with a stream of TV credits and a flair for keeping audiences enthralled.

As a corporate after dinner speaker, a private party entertainer or in open forum at a conference, his mind-reading ability baffles every audience he meets and gains their instant respect.

Graham P. Jolley is the most outstanding mind reader of his generation. He presents an unforgettable event with no parallel in show business. And what's more he's very funny.

Graham will be part of the feature event of the day, "The Serious Business of Comedy", where he and John Archer, arguably the two most successful comedy mentalists, will be chatting to Michael J. Fitch who will be showing video clips to highlight some of the points being made. .

The Serious Business of Comedy is an exclusive event where the worlds two funniest mentalists will be interviewed my Michael J. Fitch who hopes to get some insights into what makes comedy funny and how it can work in the field of mentalism.