New Zealand International Magicians Convention update #4
to announce that George Schindler (USA) has been added to
the convention headliners
of the Society of American Magicians
no not only loves magic,
he loves to entertain.
He lives to bring a touch of magic and a bit of humor to the
lives of others.
A seasoned entertainer specializing in corporate magic, trade
shows and sales meetings, George is a talented actor and comedian
who combines drama, illusion and humor with solid business
strategies to enhance the special events of his corporate
However George Schindler's talents extend far beyond the corporate
George, who loves theater and acing, starred as Shandu the
Great in Woody Allen's "New York Stories", and produced
his own "World of Illusion" show. He was a consultant
to David Mamet on "Oh Hell!" and the New York Opera
Company's presentation of "The Consul".
George is always in demand for his close-up magic performances
and he and his charming wife Nina are ready to perform their
popular: club-date act. Despite a busy performing schedule,
he has found time to write numerous books, including "Magic
With Everyday Objects", "Basic Balloon Sculpture","Presto!
Magic for the Beginner", "Ventriloquism-Magic With
Your Voice" He also co-authored the best selling ""Magic
With Cards" with Frank Garcia. In 1973 he became co-founder
of the "School For Magicians." George has also
lectured for magicians throughout the United States, England
, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Austria and Australia. George
and Nina were recognized for their expertise in magic an and
the performing arts when they were chosen as curators of the
1985 "Magic, Past & Present" exhibits at Lincoln
Center in New York City.
George Schindler served the Society of American Magicians
as National President in 1992-1993, has been elected to the
Society's Hall of Fame, and serves on the Board of Trustees
of the Society of American Magician's Magic Endowment Fund,
and is chairman of the Houdini Fund. He was honored with Honorary
Membership in 2005.
He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians,
Magic Alliance of Eastern States, Society of American Ventriloquists,
the Australian Society of Magicians, and is a gold star member
of the Magic Circle, England's moist prestigious magic society.
In 1986 the Parent Assembly of the S.A.M. in New York recognized
him as their "Magician of the Year" for his outstanding
contributions as a performer, author and lecturer, and for
his continuous efforts to the advancement of the art of magic.
In 2006 he accepted the Melbourne Christopher "Lifetime
Achievement " award and was named "Dean of American
Magicians" succeeding Jay Marshall. The S .A. M annual
convention was dedicated the George in Dallas Texas in 2007.
George Schindler's talents have taken him around the world
and into the hearts of many. Those who have been treated to
his extraordinary wit and wisdom have unknowingly shared his
passion for the art of magic and his simple philosophy which
can be expressed in the two word title of his recent teaching
DVD , "Entertainment First.!"
For those attending eg from Christchurch or Wellington take
advantage of the special deals that Qantas
and Air New Zealand
are now offering if you purchase your ticket online eg
Christchurch return $158 and Wellington return $138.
Because the seats are limited and the convention is at peak
holiday time, you will need to book these as soon as possible.
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
The official registration form for the convention can be downloaded
Convention registration can be paid by cheque or direct
Direct credit details
Account name: International Brotherhood of Magicians (Ring
160) or IBM Ring 160
Account no: 020223 - 0080757 - 00
you don't have internet web access contact Ross Harlick, Secretary,
91 Panapa Drive, Meadowbank, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
Or by: Phone: (09) 521 3327
Fax: (09) 521 3327
venue will be the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre in Mount
Wellington where we last ran a successful Convention in 2001-2002.
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.
+64 9 526 3000
Fax: +64 9 527 1937
Toll Free Reservations (NZ): 0800 924 786.
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.
NOTE that 50% of the ALLOCATED rooms have already been booked
by conventioneers. If you are planning to attend best to book
official competition registration form will be made available
to be downloaded from our website in about one weeks time.
John Shryock (USA), Marty
and Brenda Hahne (USA), Ross Skiffington (Australia) and George
convention will be a SELL OUT!**
Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity