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November 14th, 2015

The Greatest One Day Convention Around!

Kutztown Middle School, 10 Deisher Lane, Kutztown, PA 19530

This Year's Convention is dedicated in loving memory to our friend, colleague and mentor, Mr. Dwight R. Powell - You will be missed!

The 2015 Kutztown Magic Convention Featured Performers

 Stephen Bargatze

Stephen Bargatze is an internationally acclaimed comedian and motivational speaker. With over 25 years’ experience, Stephen is a rare talent among entertainers.

His genuine personality endears him to any audience, and he quickly develops a strong, positive relationship with the crowd. No longer merely spectators, audiences find themselves caught up in the comedy and amazement of Stephen’s zany performance. He sticks with direct, simple effects that are easy for the audience to understand. His personal story of overcoming an alcoholic home life as well as a childhood accident that left him with a speech impediment touches men and women on an emotional level.

 

As Director of Student Services Program for Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, he speaks to thousands of students each year using his magic to show today’s youth how drugs, alcohol and tobacco can effect their lives. Steven has a unique way of combining humor and magic with impacting messages to motivate audiences. His “Magic With a Message” presentations are not only enlightening but inspirational.

 Stephen Bargatze

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 MIchael Trixx

 Michael Trixx

With a background in music Trixx combines his two passions, Rock N' Roll and Magic to give an unforgettable performance. Live doves and parakeets appearing and vanishing from thin air, levitations, confetti blizzards, and fire magic second to none all make for a rockin' good time.

Trixx has been seen on NBC's America's Got Talent and at clubs all over the States and London and is the 2009 Florida State Magic Convention's Stage Show Contest Champion.

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 David Kaplan

Illusion, music, juggling and deadpan comedy collide in this vaudevillesque spectacle. Inspired by the antics of Keaton, Sellers, Victor Borge, the Smothers Brothers and the illustrious Wile E. Coyote among others, “The Great” David Kaplan welcomes spectators young and old into a wonderfully strange world they will not soon forget.

Perhaps Kaplan’s most spectacular accomplishment is emerging from the performance in one piece. As his world seemingly crumbles, he manages to tame a rogue bowling ball, juggle furniture, perform feats of prestidigitation, and play melodies on "concert balloon", turkey baster and his great grandfather’s ukulele, -- all to the delight of a charmed audience.


 

 David Kaplan

 

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 Shoot

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Shoot Ogawa

Shoot was a featured performer at out 2011 convention and he is back for an encore appearance.  Shoot Ogawa was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He began magic at the age of 10. Shoot has been featured on almost and every television channel in Japan and has performed his magic for talk shows, variety shows, and children's shows. He has produced more than ten videos featuring his original magic. Shoot has also starred as a character in "Magic Master", a popular Japanese teenager comic book. Now living in the United States, Shoot speaks fluent English and he has maintained two homes - in Los Angeles near the Magic Castle and Las Vegas.

Since moving to America, Shoot has been featured in many major events including the famous Rolling Stone Party. He has also been intimately involved in the Japanese community. In January 2004, "Lighthouse", one of the most popular Japanese publications named Shoot Ogawa as one of the three best Japanese entertainers in America. Shoot is a creator and performer of beautiful magic. His original magic has been featured in many magazines and tender through his numerous videos

Garrett Thomas

Garrett Thomas is a close-up magician based out of the WNY who performs at public and private events across the United States. As a magician, Garrett is known for being an innovator as well as one of the top card, coin, and ring manipulators. His original effects, extreme technical skills, and keen understanding of human psychology culminate in highly visual, entertaining, and often enlightening routines.

Garrett's commitment to the art of magic manifests not only in his performances, but also in his strong commitment to teaching the science and psychology of magic to other magicians. Garrett has produced several instructional books and videos on the subjects of coin, card and ring manipulation, creating magical moments, and on the secret to becoming a “real” magician.

It is this combination of imagination and skill that has led Garrett Thomas to become a sought after speaker at international magic conventions, a regular contributor to the bi-monthly video magazine Reel Magic Magazine and a columnist for the Society of American Magicians.

 garrett thomas

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Wayne houchin

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Wayne Houchin

Wayne Houchin has been described as equal parts con-man, street magician, and daredevil. In 1999 he made headlines when he successfully escaped from a strait-jacket while hanging 50 feet above a crowded intersection - he was 16 years old. Houchin's work as a performance artist, magician and daredevil has made him one of the most popular and exciting mystery entertainers in the world. His acclaimed performance and lecture tour has taken him to more than 30 countries. He has appeared on NBC's Today Show, headlined the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, made history in the Dominican Republic by stopping time during a live nationally televised stunt, and has been a guest speaker at Trinity College's Science Gallery.

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Gazzo

Gazzo was part of our 2009 Convention where he lectured, was part of the Close-up Show, and performed in the Gala Evening Show bringing his own unique style and personality to an appreciative audience.  He is back once more and you are in for a treat.

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 Gazzo the Busker

 

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