Not only can he make or improve tricks, he also is a first-rate director who, in his words, “can make your show suck a lot less.” Who is this? It is Texas’s own though now Las Vegas based Bizzaro, the Optical Illusionist making his TAOM debut (unless you count the times he competed many, many years ago). Bizzaro will be performing, presenting a lecture and generally hanging around to talk with you. He is one who is very approachable and knowledgeable. And did I say creative? Yeah really creative. An all around great guy.
You may also know of Christian as a columnist for M-U-M where he’s been writing for several years—Working in the Real World. Together they also have written a popular book on mentalism called Protoplasm. In the book, Christian talks about the transition from straight magic to mentalism. Turns out a lot of the effects he was doing had a mental aspect so why not embrace it. If you think mentalism is boring, then you haven’t seen Christian and Katalina. You will love the act and you will love them.
You may have heard of The Other Brothers and their hit new trick BARE… but that’s not their only claim to fame. For the past four years, The Other Brothers have been the magical force behind some top named magicians. They’ve also created countless effects, saving the best for only themselves and their audiences. Last year all that changed. Not only did you find them lecturing and performing at places like Magi-Fest and Blackpool, they’ve also begun publishing the impressive library of effects that they’ve built up over the years. This duo is not to be missed. Here is your opportunity to sit down and learn some of this wonderful magic from these two hidden gems. You will see them perform on both stage and close-up and give a great lecture on Friday (you are getting two for the price of one) so get there early!