You want to pick a convention to attend next year ... which one? Your hosts Richard Kaufman, Joshua Jay, and Andi Gladwin want to help with your decision.
For those who attended Genii's first convention in 2012 there is only one answer: the second Genii Convention in October 2015. We sold out the first convention with 800 people, many of whom repeatedly said that it was by far the best convention they'd ever attended. We expect to sell out again, and we expect our hotel to be fully booked. Don't end up at the Red Roof Inn down the road!
Now is your chance to save $50 by registering before January 1. Pay only $299, less than MAGIC Live (and we have 4 days of events) and half the price of FISM.
Many of our attendees said our convention hotel was the best venue they've ever stayed at. The beautiful Florida Hotel and Conference Center is located in Orlando (the 6th top rated hotel according to Trip Adviser), the biggest vacation destination in the United States. Walk out the back of the hotel lobby and into The Florida Mall, the largest shopping mall in central Florida. It has an enormous food court and many restaurants, making inexpensive meals at the convention a breeze. Our hotel is only 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport and there are inexpensive shuttle buses available. Taxi cabs are also plentiful.
Our room rate is only $105 a night (no pesky or hidden "hotel fee"), which includes free WiFi in the room and lobby, two bottles of water every day, newspaper, free parking, free use of the pool, business center, and gym.
Make it a family vacation and stay (for the same low rate) a few days before or after the convention and visit Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida (home of The Wizardling World of Harry Potter and Diagon Alley), or Seaworld. Most attractions are only 15 to 25 minutes away.
We don't have 1600 people at our convention: that's way too many. You meet your friends once and never see them again. With less than 900 people attending, you'll see your friends every day. Plus, we do not have overlapping events--everything is available to everyone who attends, and you can see every event with your friends. We've improved our schedule and given it a bit of "air," with plenty of time for lunch and dinner each day.
We'll publish our full schedule soon, but here's a sampling of our talent so far:
• Rob Zabrecky will perform his one-man show.
• Raymond Crowe will perform his one-man show.
• John Archer will perform his one-man show, as well as lecture.
• Derek Hughes will perform his one-man show.
• The Fat Brothers (Dani DaOrtiz, Miguel Angel Gea, and Christian Engblom) will perform their three-man show, as well as present several lectures.
• Tom Mullica will perform and lecture.
• Alana will perform twice, including her famous "Hand" act.
• Mike Caveney will MC, perform, and lecture.
• Tina Lenert will perform and lecture.
• Joshua Jay will perform and lecture.
• Andi Gladwin will perform and lecture.
• Michael Carbonaro and Eugene Burger will present their two-man show, "Dark Stories."
• More artists will be announced in coming months.
Activities start on Wednesday evening with early bird access to the dealer room (all local magicians who are not registered will be allowed in at no charge as a courtesy on this evening only). We will also have one or two events on Wednesday evening, so arrive on Wednesday if you can. We'll have full days of activities on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and two extra-charge workshops (with limited space) on Sunday given by Rob Zabrecky and The Fat Brothers.
Register today, book your hotel, and save
The convention hotel will sell out long before the convention registrations. Staying at the convention hotel—which many people feel is the best convention venue they've experienced—is the perfect option, so secure your reservation with The Florida Hotel and Conference Center as soon as possible.
We have secured the outstanding rate of just $105 per night. The normal $18 “amenities fee” has been waived. There is free self-parking, free Wi-Fi in your room, free daily bottled water, free daily newspaper, free use the fitness and business center and pool. The hotel is great, and the rate is a steal in the area. Make sure to mention “Genii Convention” to get this rate or click here to book your room now.
Bring the family! Orlando is an amazing place for families and a romantic place for couples. You might consider extending your stay and visiting Walt Disney World, Universal Studios (home of The Wizardling World of Harry Potter), or Sea World. We have secured the special hotel rate of $105 per night for the length of your stay, several days both before and after the convention.
The Genii Bash in 2012 was an unprecedented success. The event was oversold, and all major events ended in a standing ovation. The lineup was, according to most, the best they had ever encountered at a magic convention.
We are also making some changes. The Genii team has added two new partners to the mix: Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin. These two guys are a perfect fit: they are both professional magicians, they organize two of the best conventions, and they bring a fresh perspective. With more than 15 years of convention-planning experience between them, Josh and Andi are a logical choice for where we want to take The Conjurer’s Convention.
We are altering the schedule to allow more time between events so you have time to hang out with your friends and the celebrity magicians attending the convention. We just can’t throw a party this cool without letting everyone enjoy each other’s company, make new friends, and share great effects. We’ll have some of the finest close-up magicians in the world strolling around to ensure you get to see magic up close. We’ll have a schedule filled with intriguing events, but this time you won’t have to skip something to eat lunch. Problem solved.
We will also have crystal clear projection this time, and airtight technical production. That’s a promise.
We’re not quite ready to announce performers, but you can be sure of one thing: the collection of magicians that will appear in Orlando for us will surpass all expectations. Whether your love is manipulation, close-up, magic theory, Tenyo effects, illusions, history, or the variety arts, we have invited the best magicians in every branch of our art to speak and perform.