New Zealand International Magicians Convention update #7
and Brenda Hahne - USA
and Brenda Hahne are Dazzling Magic and headliner guest at
New Zealand Convention.
Message from Greg Britt (Elgregoe) - TVP - IBM South
Island New Zealand
Marty and Brenda Hahne are Dazzling Magic and are coming as
special guests to the New Zealand convention in Auckland starting
I had the great pleasure of meeting Marty and Brenda two of
the nicest people in magic while attending as a guest lecturer
at the Magic Show conference. This conference is produced
by Marty and Brenda Hahne and Duane and Mary Laflin in Branson
Missouri. This annual convention provides much professional
and audience tested routines for the serious magician. The
early conventions had all the lectures by the Laflins and
the Hahnes but as the convention gained momentum guest lecturers
Marty and his wife Brenda were previously from Florida but
in 2003 moved to the Ozark Mountains living near the entertainment
capital of Branson Missouri. He has been performing magic
since he was a teenager and the Hahnes became fulltime performers
Their performances include 3 years on cruise ships and now
perform nearly 300 shows a year mainly for schools and family
audiences. Let's face it many attendees at the New Zealand
convention will be family performers so I'm sure will find
material they can drop straight into their current shows.
Martys wife Brenda is also an entertaining and busy performer
as a ventriloquist. Marty wrote a column "Real World
Magic" for Laughmakers Magazine. Many may not realize
Dazzling magic has an impressive range of magic for sale,
many exclusive items manufactured by them. Marty owns the
Elmo range of magic. These high quality items created by magical
inventor Gene Elmo who passed away in Florida in 1997 are
now produced by Marty.
He builds all the cylinder effects and Brenda does all the
silk sewing, dyeing. They specialize in Kid show routines,
livestock, silk and stage effects. You can view their impressive
range at www.dazzlingmagic.com
or see their double dealer's booth at the IBM/SAM convention
in Louisville. Or better yet come to the New Zealand Magicians
Convention at the Waipuna Lodge Auckland on the 27th December.
Marty is a person who is full of energy on and off stage ,
and after we attended his conv
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
and cabaret on 31st December.
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 and competition form for the
convention can be downloaded from: http://www.ibmring160.com/
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
Alan Watson - Marketing & Publicity
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