New Zealand International Magicians Convention update
IBM Ring 160 proudly announces that the 29th New Zealand
International Magicians Convention will be held In Auckland
New Zealand from the night of December 27th 2008 to January
1st 2009, 1.00am.
Registrations will open during the afternoon/evening of 27
venue will be Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Mount
Wellington where we last ran a successful Convention in
The committee is planning a night before show the evening
of December 27th at the official opening and the Convention
will offficially finish after a New Years banquet prizegiving
can be made for convention accommodation by contacting:
Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt.
Wellington, PO Box 14 164, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 9 526 3000
Fax: +64 9 527 1937
Toll Free Reservations (NZ): 0800 924 786.
We have been able to secure a very attractive room rate
of $NZ110 per night (incl GST) for single or double rooms
with registrants being able to book direct with the hotel.
40 rooms only are available at this rate and reservations
need to be made well before the end of November 2008.
A recent refurbishment programme has assisted in the hotel
attaining a four star Qualmark rating.
The official registration form for the convention can be downloaded
If you don't have internet web access contact Ross Harlick,
Secretary, 91 Panapa Drive, Meadowbank, Auckland 1072, New
Or by: Phone: (09) 521 3327
Fax: (09) 521 3327
Registrations are heading towards 40 and if you are planning
to enter any of the competitions you will need to register
early as places in competitions are limited and we will be
allocating them in the order that competitors registered for
Two more confirmed convention headliners.
and Brenda Hahne - USA
Marty and Brenda Hahne have been performing together since
they were married in 1983. Originally from the Cleveland,
Ohio area, they lived in Florida for 14 years before moving
to the Midwest in 2003. They live in the friendly city of
Ozark, Missouri, located mid-way between Springfield and Branson.
They present nearly 400 performances of their show, Dazzling
Magic, each year. For three years, they spent most of their
time hopping between seven different cruise ships, sailing
the Caribbean. In the year 2000, Marty and Brenda were a part
of Magi Fest 2000, presenting their show throughout Singapore.
Now, Marty and Brenda spend most of their time performing
for children and family audiences at schools, libraries, festivals
and private events.
Their show always includes lots of audience participation,
comedy magic and colorful, bewildering visual effects. Larger
illusions are often presented, such as the famous "Hindu
Sword Basket of India" or the baffling "My Crazy
Lady," a new version of the classic "sawing a lady
Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity