Past Lives

Since the first MAGIC Live in 2001, our creative production team has pioneered many aspects of a magic convention that had never been done before – and some that have never been done since. Take a glimpse back at just a few of the scenes from the previous Lives.

2011 brought the Carnival of Wonders show.

Video screens ensured all could see Denis Behr’s close-up in 2013.

David Blaine was interviewed in 2001.

In 2017, magical puzzles came in 49 Boxes.

David Copperfield and his alien, 2015.

In 2013, Jeff McBride interviewed Wayne Dobson onstage.

Jack Goldfinger, 2013.

The 2009 dealers’ room, with props large and small.

In 2011, most everyone attended From the Dark, but no one saw the show.

In 2001, Lance Burton interviewed Channing Pollock.

An Allakazam moment, with Greg Wilson, in the 2011 history of the Sawing.

The inspiring Abbey Goldrake in 2017.

A 2007 routine by Homer Liwag.

In 2017, a visiting elephant from Circus 1903.

Marvyn Roy in 2004, always electric.

The Blackstone Sawing recreated in 2011 by David Charvet.

A rare magic convention sighting of Steve Forte, Bill Malone, and Ron Conley, 2015.

Lance Burton passes along a sponge ball tip, 2016.

Jinger Leigh-Kalin, 2016.

Amazing Johnathan and “friend,” 2016.

Guy Hollingworth presented Expert at the Card Table in 2009.

Max Maven camps out in Tales of Terror, 2009.

Hosts Julie Eng and Jonathan Levit with David Williamson, 2017.

Wayne Houchin takes the stage, 2015.

A small portion of the 2016 Museum.

The 2013 theme was “Friends,” exemplified by Lance Burton and Mac King.

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