Magic & Meaning 2020 - Online!
GENERAL SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES PACIFIC)
Friday, October 23, 2020: 2:00-3:30pm: Opening Party
Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2020: 10:00am to 4:30pm.
Held on the ZOOM platform; available afterwards ON DEMAND to all registrants.
It is our pleasure to announce that the Mystery School’s annual Homecoming event—the Magic and Meaning Conference—will be happening this year, and it will be ONLINE.
The Magic and Meaning Conference has been our community’s time to gather together, re-connect, and re-charge our love of magic that matters. And yet, throughout the pandemic, the Magic & Mystery School has built upon its long experience with the Zoom platform to design and deliver online programs, courses, and seminars that have achieved very high quality. We have been busy applying some of what we've learned to come up with creative solutions to make sure this year's event will be an appropriate and exciting celebration of our 30th year!
We are excited to pivot the 2020 Magic and Meaning Conference into an online format. The Conference will be held Friday, October 23, 2:00-3:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2020, from 10:00am to 4:30pm PACIFIC. We are planning to emulate the in-person Conference by featuring online versions of its most beloved events. For example, there will be:
— Guests of Honor: LANCE BURTON and JADE
— 18 Presentations (P-E-P Talks) from attendees.
— Ensemble Shows featuring members of the community
— Small Group discussions (using the breakout room feature of Zoom)
— Teaching Magic Sessions
— Special Events, such as the Festival of Wands (our archetypal magic tool of the year), and a Broken Wand Ceremony.
— The Video Vault of all the events and talks will be made available to everyone who registers, even if they cannot attend in live-time.
One important benefit of shifting the 2020 Magic and Meaning Conference to an online event is that now becomes accessible to magicians from all over the world.
To help make it possible for people to sign up in these challenging times, we have set the tuition for the Conference at $145.00. Also, since this is an online program, people are eligible to apply for a need-based stipend that will cover 50% of the tuition. (To see if you qualify, go here.)
We hope you will plan to join us for this incredible celebration of the Magic & Mystery School’s 30th Anniversary! Sign up now for an incredible weekend of magic and mystery with our tribe!
In addition to his work as a performer, McBride is in demand as ateacher and lecturer for magicians and lay audiences.
Larry Hass, Ph.D.
Dr. Lawrence Hass is the Associate Dean of the McBride Magic & Mystery School and Professor of Humanities at Austin College (in north Texas).
Tobias Beckwith has worked for the last two decades as manager and producer for many of the world's leading magical performers.
Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz
Dr. Rosenkranz has led the Course in Magic and Medicine, achieving CME accreditation for the program.
Abigail Spinner McBride
Abigail McBride is a musician and artist, based in Las Vegas.