The Session & The Event – January 11th – 13th 2019

The Session is the best close-up magic convention in the UK. Full stop. It was started thirteen years ago, in Gloucestershire, back when it was just a bunch of friends trying to make the sort of convention they wanted to go to. One that wasn’t too big. One that actively encouraged sessioning. One where the performers actually wanted to hang with the attendees.

How often would you be able to just chat with Chris Kenner and get his help on your Three Fly in the bar? Where else could you get a selfie with Tamariz, Dynamo, or Derren Brown? How amazing would it be to be able to talk about comedy timing with Mac King over breakfast?

That’s what happens at The Session. You’ll be encouraged to hang with your heroes and be blown away by people you’ve not heard of.

We sell out every single year. With guests like Juan Tamariz, Derren Brown, David Blaine, Troy, Ben Hanlin, Daniel Madison and Roberto Giobbi it’s easy to see why. Secure your seat at the table. Book for The Session now.  

Register now - before we sell out!

Performers & Lecturers

We'll be announcing the full list of The Session and The Event performers later in the year. In the meantime, here are just a few of the world-class lecturers and performers you will see:

Who should attend?

Anyone who loves magic as much as we do. The Session attracts passionate magicians from around the world. It’s wholly inclusive and we’d love you to join us this year for what is proving to be the best convention yet – see the list of performers.

What should you expect?

  • Never seen before lectures, talks and workshops – we persuade our amazing performers to share their brand new material with you
  • The very best magicians in the world sharing their thoughts and ideas with an eager and appreciative audience
  • Amazing opportunities to session with the stars as well as your friends – we have exclusive use of the hotel bar and conference room
  • Handpicked dealers – just like the products we sell on Vanishing Inc. – we make sure you only get the best of the best in our dealers’ room
  • A schedule that is packed with astonishing magic, but also makes time for you to catch up over a beer or coffee with old friends – and make new ones

How much is it?

This is the really good bit. It’s only £115 for two full days (and nights) of incredible magic. You’re going to come away with more practical advice on how to improve your magic than anywhere else.

And our new hotel this year has rooms from just £64, including breakfast.

Where is it?

It’s probably the best-located convention in the world. Just two minutes from Heathrow airport – making it very easy to get to.

Please note: we have exclusive use of the conference area and bar at The Park Inn. Only attendees (registered with badges) will be allowed access during the convention (and evenings). This year we will have door security to ensure that only registrants have access, and all registrants must show their badge to enter the conference area.

“The most intense and exciting magic convention in the world!”

Lu Chen

“The best magic convention in the world!”


“My favourite magic convention of all time.”

Peter Turner

“The Session is AMAZING. You’d be crazy not to come!”

Ondrej Pšenička

“A GREAT magic convention!”

Johnny Thompson

“2018 was maybe the best year ever and I look forward to coming back next year!”

Michael Weber

“There’s beer and card tricks … so it’s lots of fun”

Denis Behr

“The Session is SO MUCH FUN!”

Adam Rubin

The Event - Mentalism Day

The Event is a hardcore, one day, intensive mentalism clinic. In the past, guests have included Weber, The Evasons, Max Maven, Paul Vigil, Anthony Owen and of course, our co-organiser for the day, Luke Jermay. With performers of that calibre in one place you know you’re going to be in for a special day.

The Event is a special mixture of lectures, unique talks, never before seen panel discussions and of course incredible shows. Running until late at night, we guarantee you’ll leave with a head full of new ideas and techniques you can put into your existing act.

How much is it?
It’s just £65 to attend The Event. However, we’d recommend coming to The Session as well. If you attend both it will cost you only £155 for both.

Where is it?
In the same venue as The Session, just two minutes from Heathrow. Details are here.

More info about The Event

Park Inn, Heathrow
Bath Road, Heathrow, Middlesex, UB7 0DU, London Heathrow
Hotel phone: 0208 759 9991 (use code VINC2019)

2019 Dealers

We hand pick the very best magic dealers from around the workd. Our dealers room will be open all day Sunday.

  • Vanishing Inc. Magic
  • Big Blind Media
  • Cartamundi
  • Jon Allen

  • PropDog
  • MagicWorld
  • Card-Shark
  • Pegani Magic
  • Matthew Garrett
  • Bluether Magic HK