Mark Calabrese


Performing professionally for 15 years, Mark Calabrese has made a name for himself in the world of close-up magic. Armed with cunning sleight-of-hand and a charming personality, Mark dazzles his audiences with his digital dexterity. He uses these tools to deceive and entertain his audiences while keeping them laughing out of their seats.

Ordinary, everyday items become objects of fancy as Mark delicately handles them with feats of prestidigitation. Coins multiply, cards fly, and audiences cheer.  Mark's brand of magic has been honed over the past few years all over the country.

Mark forms a special bond with his audiences, creating intimate miracles, often taking place in your hands! Mark is also an established Street performer in New York City's South Street Seaport with many acts in his repertoire.  Mark has been lucky enough to perform for stars suchs as Mike Epps (Next Friday, The Hangover), Rosie O’Donnell, Rob Schneider and Gilbert Gottfried, just to name a few.

Norman Beck

Norman Beck has been many things in life just some of which include: Janitor. Bouncer. Bartender. Writer. Magician. Police Officer. Speaker. Consultant. He’s wowed crowds with exceptional close-up sleight of hand magic skills. He’s moved audiences to adopt change with powerful stories that capture the bets and wagers of individual choices, and the consequences people face because of them.

He’ll tell you that he has one of the “oddest jobs in the world”. He works for a company that provides prize coverage for contingency contests. Think hole in one contests, half-court basketball shots, prize vaults, and super slots.

He has played high-level tournament bridge for his entire adult life and what he’s learned from that he uses a great deal of when leveraging real-life situations. Because of his unique skill set, storytelling ability, his gambler’s mystique, and the magic of a sleight of hand expert — Norman woos audiences like no one else can!


Carisa Hendrix


Magician and Variety Artist Carisa Hendrix is an 8-time Award-Winning Entertainer featured in the Guinness Book of World Records (2014), Ripley’s Believe it or Not (2015) and the star of the Super Channel documentary Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire, which tells the true story behind her 2016 Las Vegas magic show.


Recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight award and recently nominated for Stage Magician of the Year at the Magic Castle, Hendrix is best known for her beloved comedy magic character Lucy Darling. With Lucy and a host of her other characters, Hendrix has been delighting audiences internationally for the past 16 years with her signature blend of classy, sassy comedy entertainment.

Ken Scott

Ken Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over 350 shows a year.   He has   entertained over a million people with his unique cutting edge programs.  Ken is a FOUR time winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award.  In addition, Ken was also featured on CNN Headline News, where he headlined their segment on A Day of Magic.


Ken performs yearly in Hollywood California at The World Famous Magic Castle, which is home to the Academy of Magical Arts.  Ken has also performed five times at the White House. Ken has also appeared on ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Video.


Kayla Drescher – She will be performing a live close up set with coins, cards rubber bands and a great personality.  

Kayla has  performed for clients all over the nation, including Microsoft, IBM, CBS Interactive,  She’s is a regular performer at Magic Castle, Toured with Champions of Magic, and seen on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us.


Ken Scott – Ken will be lecturing on how to setup your online studio, he will show a performance clip and then show how his home studio is set up and what you need.

               Ken Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over 400 shows a year.   Ken is a THREE time winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award.  Ken performs yearly in Hollywood California at The World Famous Magic Castle,  Ken has also performed five times at the White House. Ken has also appeared on ABC's America's Funniest Home Video. 


Harrison Lampert – Harrison will be lecturing about character and applying it to magic.

               Harrison is an actor, comedian, and magician, originally from the great state of Philadelphia. He has performed at The Groundlings Theater, The Magic Castle,

The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and The Chicago Magic Lounge (Online)


Mat Franco – We will do an interview with Mat and see what is happening now, and then learn some of his favorite moves and maybe even a small performance.

               For four years, Franco toured the country performing for colleges and universities, fast earning recognition as an in-demand act and eventually winning the 2013 Male Performer of The Year award from Campus Activities magazine. Mat was the first magician to win NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and takes an innovative approach to magic-making that’s driven by pure joy. He is now headlining his own show at the The LINQ Hotel + Experience in Las Vegas called MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY.

Matt Roberts


Matt Roberts is returning to NEMCON to emcee our stage show. Matt Roberts has represented Fortune 500 companies at live events and in over 30 TV commercial, earning two Emmy nominations. A favorite of corporations and performing arts venues, he has presented a decade of 'Music & Magic' shows with live orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall and is the recipient of the 1st Place and People's Choice Award at Abbott's Magic Competition. 

Mateo Price-Otero

Mateo Price-Otero is 14 years old and first became interested in magic upon seeing a performance in Spain when he was ten. He has been doing magic since then and is currently part of two SYM groups, serving as the vice president of SYM #124 and the secretary of SYM #129. Mateo has participated in Tannen's Magic Camp the last two years. He performs in private functions, birthday parties and for family and friends. 

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