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31 Faces North

Since 2004, Magicana – in association with Allan Slaight – has hosted an invitational magic conference entitled, 31 Faces North. This endevour gathers thirty-one of the world’s top sleight-of-hand magicians, magic historians and experts for a weekend conference of performance, sharing and networking. The conference recognizes giants of the magic community, while offering up-and-coming magicians a chance to meet and learn from magic legends.

Guests of Honour

2003  /  Jay Marshall & Tommy Wonder
2004  /  Johnny Thompson & Harry Riser
2005  /  Billy McComb & Charles Reynolds
2006  /  Max Maven & Bob White
2007  /  Roberto Giobbi & Stephen Minch
2008  /  Ton Onosaka & Herb Zarrow
2009  /  Michael Weber & Bob Sheets
2010  /  Gaëtan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer
2013  /  Allan Slaight

Each year at the end of the conference, the 31 attendees vote for the person who they believe contributed the most at the event. That person then receives the Jay Marshall Award, named after the late, great Dean of the Society of American Magicians, who was also a regular attendee until he passed away. 

AWARD WINNERS

2003  /  Tommy Wonder
2004  /  Michael Close
2005  /  Billy McComb 
2006  /  William Goodwin
2007  /  David Ben
2008  /  Jim Steinmeyer
2009  /  Michael Weber 
2010  /  Steve Forte
2013  /  Allan Slaight
2014  /  Johnny Thompson
2015  /  Mahdi Gilbert