David Stone flew from his hometown of Paris to appear at our convention! This man has written 6 books on magic and has made more than a dozen instructional videos - all receiving top accolades! These, combined with a great comedic sense, have given him recognition in the world of professional magicians. He is a FISM medal winner, and has been presented numerous awards from FFFF - the most prestigious gathering of close up magicians in the world. He has presented his lecture on Restaurant Magic in 20 countries, and is easily the most famous French magician outside his country.
Richard Osterlind has long been considered one of mentalism and magic's most creative minds, and one of the leading teachers of the art. Beyond his now-classic mentalism publications and DVDs (including his renowned Mind Mysteries DVD series, and his general-public work, "Mind Over Matter"), he's been a full-time professional mentalist for over 40 years.
An informal survey revealed Osterlind to be THE most influential mentalist ever, ranking higher than Corinda and Annemann. This might have to do with him publishing 25 instructional DVDs and 16 books on the subject.
Master magician Rocco Silano is an extraordinary Sleight-of-Hand Artist and International TV-Star who charms audiences the world over with his elegant style of prestidigitation.
He is the only American to have won awards at two FISM World Championships: in '94 in Yokohama, Japan, and “Most Original Act” in '06 in Stockholm. He has also been nominated 9 times as Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in 4 different categories.
Early on in his career, Rocco studied under the legendary sleight-of-hand master Tony Slydini. You'll probably recognize his face from the boxes of "D'Lights" - the popular magic effect that has sold more than any other trick in history!
It's doubtful whether the SLC MJ will return, at least under the supervision of myself, Greg Moreland. But a few locals have expressed interest in taking the baton, so we'll see what happens.