April 7 & 8, 2023 Performers and Lecturers
Special Guest for 2023
We are excited to welcome as a special guest to the 2023 Utah Magic Fest, current National President of the Society of American Magicians, Rod Chow!
Rod Chow is the first ever Canadian to be National President in the 120 year history of the Oldest Magic Organization in the World, The Society of American Magicians. He is an international award winning magician with over 50 magic awards. Most recently he was MC and Stage Performer in the Palace Theater at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, completing 25 shows over a single week. He is from Vancouver, BC, Canada, and operates out of the Guinness World Record skinniest building in the world!
The Utah Magic Fest will bring some of the magic industry's most creative minds together for shows, lectures, and classes!
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Magician and Variety Artist, Carisa Hendrix is an 15-time Award-Winning Entertainer featured in the
Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Carisa is a recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight Award and is the current reining Stage Magician of the Year at the world-famous Magic Castle.
Carisa has appeared on the cover of prominent magic magazines Genii, Vanish Magazine and Penguin Monthly. With her appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and her extensive touring schedule, it is hard to deny her status as one of magic’s most exciting new faces.
Will Fern is an NYC magic veteran with the kind of real world experience gurus are made of.
He has performed all around the world including The Frog and The Peach, in New Brunswick, where he started as the house magician, to several resorts and hotels in Barbados, to corporate hospitality suites all around the country, over to Europe, Russia, down to New Zealand, and even to Hollywood, at the world famous Magic Castle.
Will currently has products released on Penguin Magic, including a Penguin LIVE Lecture and other downloads. "He performs with such contagious great energy... and all of his creations have that quality built into them." -Asi Wind
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. Ken is also a past international president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
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.
Ken travels around the world teaching other entertainers his original ideas and routines that he has invented and developed.
From New York City, John Reid is an internationally recognized magician and world record holding balloon twister for largest balloon structure made by a single person.
After Dave Cresey passed away, John took over as owner of the famous Cresey Products that includes mouth coils and streamers used by magicians all over the world! Since selling off the company, John is still part of the Cresey Family and assists with the sales and marketing of everything Cresey!
Besides performing shows and twisting balloons full-time, John also teaches magic classes and gives lectures on both the national and international scale!
Kerry Summers is a magician, impressionist, ventriloquist, musician, and a magic creator & inventor.
After college, Kerry married his wife, Carla, and joined a USO tour, performing his variety act all over the world. He has performed in over 36 countries and for every venue imaginable.
Kerry makes his home in Orem, Utah and travels thousands of miles each year, performing his variety act and/or Tribute to the King. He is often seen on cruise ships traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, China, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.
Kerry has invented a magic trick just for the Utah Magic Fest, and he will be presenting a hands-on workshop where everyone will be making their own gimmicked magic trick!