Performers

We will list SOME of the exceptional talent here, check back often as we update and add MORE MAGICAL NAMES.

ONE name will NOT be revealed until the first day of the convention! This person will be our MYSTERY MAGICIAN for 2023.
You won’t believe your eyes when you see who YOU will get to meet IN PERSON at AbraCORNdabra 2023 – It’s gonna be Mysterious and Bizarre!
 

KEVIN JAMES

FROM:

Las Vegas, Nevada

After more than 10-years of trying to get Kevin James booked at AbraCORNdabra,  WE HAVE FINALLY SUCCEEDED!  His traveling & performing schedules have hindered his appearance for many years, but we have him THIS YEAR!  Kevin is known for creating several unique magical effects,
such as the “Floating Rose” which is performed by David Copperfield.

He had long-running performance runs at venues such as Crazy Horse (Paris) and Caesars Palace (Las Vegas). He has won the “Parlour Magician of the Year” award from the Magic Castle and also appeared on the CBS television special, “World’s Greatest Magicians at the Magic Castle”. In 2007, he was a contestant on the second season of the televised competition America’s Got Talent, where he proceeded as far as the semi-finals.  His most recent appearances have been World-wide tours with THE ILLUSIONIST touring show!  Command performances in almost every country in the World, Kevin James is truly one of Magic’s favorite magicians & magic creator!
KEVIN HAS AGREED TO SLASH HIS NORMAL MASTER CLASS FEE
TO JUST $75 FOR REGISTERED ATTENDEES OF ABRACORNDABRA

($150 for non-registered attendees) – His normal Master Class fee is MUCH more, but as a favor to AbraCORNdabra, he is offering this two-hour Extra fee event for a very discounted price.
This Master Class will be given on Sunday May 21st AFTER the convention ends at 12-noon. (Master class will be from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EXCLUSIVELY for those who sign-up for this class)
Kevin will be teaching his exclusive handlings of the floating rose – this is the same teachings he gave to David Copperfield!  This is your chance to learn HANDS-ON from a true magical master in a very limited environment! 

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BIZARRO
The Optical Illusionist

FROM:

Las Vegas, Nevada
In a world full of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist strives to prove that “normal” is just the setting on a dryer.  Bizzaro has performed from coast to coast and appeared on FOX, NBC, America’s got Talent, and the Travel Channel’s Extreme Conventions. He is a regular at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA.
From lighting himself on fire to getting attacked by snack chips, a Bizzaro show is as different as it sounds. Using various types of music as a frame, he creates a unique picture with visual comedy and off the wall illusions that combine a neo-vaudeville style with silent movie antics.  He has also created original magic that is sold across the world to performers of varying types. The products range from DVDs to one of a kind props. He specializes in fabricating magic for other entertainers and is a creative director and lecturer.
Bizarro is also one of the countries TOP “Escape Room Designers” –
creating puzzling & challenging escape room venues across America.

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KENTON KNEPPER

FROM:

Phoenix, Arizona

Kenton Knepper is Iowa’s “Claim to fame” for Mentalism!  Kenton was born & raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – but now makes his home in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.  Kenton is a “Mentalist mentalist”, highly regarded as one of the top thinkers and masterminds of Modern Mentalism today.  He is also the founder of the Mentalism School and is a prolific creator of magic. 
KENTON PRINCIPLES HARDBOUND BOOK
Rarely has there been a book like this. If you could only get ONE hardbound book to realize your dream of making magic and mentalism powerful, meaningful, memorable, touching, and impressive, this is THAT book.
Kenton Principles is Kenton’s legacy of his most important principles in a hardbound book of almost 800 FULL SIZE pages.  These principles will radically shift everything you do in magic, mentalism, and even in daily life.
What if you could create powerful pieces of magic from old standard tricks? You will do that easily, with just one of Kenton’s original systems.  Imagine being able to move around a stage, or a living room, and become more powerful just by knowing what part of the room or stage you are in.  Just think what you would do if you could make people feel deep emotions without resorting to storytelling, preaching, silliness, or NLP.
AbraCORNdabra is thrilled to have this notable Magi joining us to share his incredible insights with our attendees!

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Christian & Katalina
The MIND TRIPPING Show

FROM:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Christian & Katalina are the #1 Husband and Wife Comedy Mind Reading Act in the Nation. They have created a fun, yet mystifying act that infuses modern day repartee with psychological illusions. Visualize one part Candid Camera, one part Twilight Zone, and one part Gomez and Morticia. Christian & Katalina are able to engage authentically with audiences of all ages spanning the nation and always have the ability to shock, startle, and yes, create laughter for audience members as they witness the impossible.

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Zabrecky

FROM:

Burbank, California
You may have seen Zabrecky in a supporting role, in the supernatural drama, A Ghost Story. His film credits also include a supporting role in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River, and a starring role in the psychological thriller, Decay. As a television actor he has made several appearances in popular shows including GLOWStrange AngelCriminal MindsCSI: NYComedy Bang! Bang! and Angie Tribeca. In 2011 and 2012 he was voted “Stage Magician of the Year” and in 2014 and 2015 he was voted “Parlour Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle.  After Zabrecky performed on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us in August 2016, Penn Jillette said “We were trying to think if there’s ever been a mentalist doing a mentalist act that was sincerely funny and sincerely good. You may be the first ever.  AbraCORNdabra is thrilled to have Zabrecky joining us with his unique act & lecture, we know you will truly enjoy meeting him!

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OSCAR MUNOZ

FROM:

San Antonio, Texas

Oscar joined our AbraCORNdabra Family Staff several years ago.  He is our “Jack of all trades” guy!
Master of Ceremonies, Contest Manager, Performer, Lecturer, and General Helper!

Continuing with a tradition we started in 2018, Oscar will again be over seeing a special event JUST for our very special KERNELS Young Magi!    A select few magicians will join Oscar as they mentor our Kernels ~ Young Magicians with a private Critique Session & Free Lunch after their performances in the KERNELS YOUNG MAGICIANS SHOWCASE SHOW.  We are calling this event the “JIFFY POP PARTY”

This is exclusively for the Kernels and Oscar’s hand-picked staff of magicians only.

For more information about the JIFFY POP PARTY – check out “SPECIAL STUFF”

Oscar Munoz Website – http://www.oscarmunoz.com/

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BEN ULIN

FROM:

Des Moines, Iowa

Ben Ulin has entertained audience around the World.  We are lucky enough to have him call Iowa “home”, as he celebrates his 35th year residency at Adventureland Park as the World’s Longest Running Magic Show presented in a theme park!  Ben’s unique concepts are what has made him one of the most talked about performers in America.
Ben presents a truly unique show this year called…  “THE GLOW SHOW”
This is one show you will be talking about LONG after the convention ends…

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Michael Baker
AKA “Dr. Zirkus”

FROM: Peoria, Illinois 

Dr. Zirkus (Michael Baker), is part “Svengoolie”, part magician, part historian, part show producer, and ALL amazing.  Dr. Zirkus has his own internet program called, “The Haunted Dungeon” that showcases some early haunt black & white videos presented in a very entertaining way!
Michael wears MANY hats, including being an actor, magician, & producer. 
Dr. Zirkus joins us this year as our Mysterious Sideshow Host Friday night.  
Michael is also a master magic builder, creating high-end works of magical art.
Make sure you check out his booth in the magiK-MART.   

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Surprise Special Guest

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Bring a camera – you will want a photo with THIS Super Pop Star making an appearance at AbraCORNdabra!

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OUR VERY SPECIAL GUEST MYSTERY MAGICIAN
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2014 MAGIMASTER WINNER


This person will be our featured guest on our AbraCORNdabra Collectible Coin Series for 2023. 

For more information about the COLLECTIBLE COIN SERIES – check out the bottom of the “LECTURES” page.

2023 AbraCORNdabra is going to be a SPOOKY time!

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UNANNOUNCED SURPRISE SPECIAL GUESTS

 

 

 

 
 
You never know WHO will be joining us at 
The Midwest’s PREMIER Magic Convention!
 
 
 
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*Click HERE to see the line-up for The Kernals: Young Magicians Showcase