Classes, Lectures, & Workshops
Each of our regular sessions will be approximately one hour including a Q&A session at the end. All classes and events are hosted via Zoom, September 7th thru 9th.
The Toy Coach
Magician & Booker for The Chicago Magic Lounge
Benjamin Barnes is a Chicago native and a leader on its burgeoning magic scene. Although he is best known for his performances before corporate audiences, Benjamin has also appeared at some of the most prestigious showplaces in the United States including the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. Earlier this year Benjamin returned to the CW’s hit television show Penn & Teller’s: Fool Us and FOOLED the famous duo with his own original magic. .
Illusionist, Speaker, Biz Coach & The Magic Marketing Man
Cody’s magic empowers by helping people discover and celebrate what makes them unique. Whether you’re a corporate employee, a member of the autism community, or a delighted child seeing their first magic show, Cody makes sure everybody at every show is heard. He does this by using a wide range of emotions, humor, and magic moments to take his audiences on journeys of inspiration, awareness, and acceptance. He brings a sense of vulnerability to his shows through personal stories which encourage others to break down their own barriers. He humanizes complex issues to move people to a place of understanding. You will leave Cody’s talk with a different way of thinking: whether it’s a different perspective on magic, an empathetic understanding of our differences, or simply becoming aware of the magic of everyday life.
Corporate Comedy Magician
Katie Rosa Marchese
Marketer and Tour Manager for Mario The Maker Magician
Magician & Podcaster
Kayla Drescher has performed for clients all over the nation, including Microsoft, IBM, CBS Interactive, Lyndon State College, Castleton College, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, and many more! She’s also appeared on television numerous times, including NBC’s “The Today Show”, where she won David Copperfield’s “Search for the Next Great Magician.”
Kayla is also an incredible interviewer and the host of The Shezam Podcast.
Motivation & Marketing Coach
Coach Leah Orleans, creator of The ABCs of Fitness is absolutely amazing at helping people identify their personal motivation engines, and calm their inner critic and imposter syndrome.
Meadow Perry performs her original Bubble Magic Show nationwide for organizations, and internationally for festivals and corporations. Meadow's performances have a unique, elegant style that brings a touch of sophistication to any event, even when on the virtual screen. https://www.facebook.com/meadowperry.magic
Magician at Law
Sara Crasson, a “vibrant personality” who is “as passionate about her subject as she is about the performance of magic” (Vanish Magazine), is an attorney by day, magician by night, producer of Flavors of Magic, the first official Resourceress of the Society of American Magicians, and the author of Own Your Magic: A Magician’s Guide to Protecting Your Intellectual Property. Her lecture on how magicians can protect their creative work was called “the surprise hit” of the 2019 Genii Convention by M.U.M., and the New York Law Journal has recognized her as “the leading authority on how intellectual property law applies to magic.”