The Session 2015
Jan 10 - 11 2015, Cheltenham


We have pulled out all the stops for our tenth anniversary. We'll be announcing our full line up over the next few months, but here is a small preview ...

Juan Tamariz
Asi Wind
Michael Weber
Peter Clifford
Luke Jermay
Andi Gladwin
Joshua Jay
Boris Wild
Roberto Giobbi
Daniel Madison

The UK's only close-up magic convention


The Session is a conference for serious close-up magicians. Based in the regency spa town of Cheltenham, you'll learn the true secrets of performing amazing close-up magic from some of the best in the industry.

With a variety of workshops, lectures, parties and plenty of time to session (of course), it's no wonder that The Session has sold out every single year. With one-off events and lectures designed specifically for this event, The Session is not just a conference; it is a learning experience like no other in magic.

  • Lectures, talks and shows.
  • Only the very best lecturers and performers.
  • Two days of intense and fun magic lectures and shows!
  • Discounted hotel accommodation at the convention venue: Thistle Cheltenham.
  • Organised by Andi Gladwin & Joshua Jay of Vanishing Inc.
  • Limited to 200 registrants. Always sells out!

The Thistle, Cheltenham


We have selected a nice modern venue for The Session—plenty of room for lecturers, shows, dealer stands and of course, sessions! We’ve even arranged a heavily discounted rate for everyone staying at the hotel. It is the same hotel at The Session 2014 and our attendees told us that it is the perfect venue!

The hotel is a two hour direct train journey from London, around 45 minutes drive from Bristol and about 1 hour from Birmingham. It's just off the M5 (junction 11) and around 5 minutes from Cheltenham city centre (and train station). Here are the details:

Visit hotel website
reservations.admin@thistle.co.uk
01242 232691 (use this number and not the one on the hotel’s website)
Thistle Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham GL51 0TS.

You must mention that you are with The Session as all rooms are blocked out for us. Also, please call or email the hotel (and not book online) using the number above to get the discount.

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