PRLog - Oct. 14, 2012 - LOGAN, Utah -- The Cache Valley Conjurers and the USU Illusionists have joined forces to host competing magicians from throughout the area at USU's Taggart Student Center Auditorium (TSC 227) at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012. Any interested magician can compete, but acts are limited to just 8 minutes. Stage magic, illusions, close-up magic, and even mentalism are all welcome. Three prizes will be awarded by a panel of three judges, headed by magician Brad Bonar, Jr., joined by two non-magician judges. Entertainment value will be the primary criterion used by the judges to award the $100 first prize, $50 second prize and $25 third prize. In addition, the audience will determine the winner of a $50 "People's Choice" award.
Deceptionist Richard Hatch
Logan deceptionist Richard Hatch of the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music will MC the event and perform during the judging phase. Magicians from Salt Lake City and Idaho have already announced their intentions to compete. Anyone interested in competing should call Steven Viator at 435-770-0730 or Richard Hatch at 435-932-0017 to reserve a spot in the competition. There is no charge to compete.
The public is invited to view the competition and vote for their favorites. General admission tickets are just $5 and will be available at the door and may be purchased in advance at the Taggart Center box office, room 212, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling Steven Viator at 435-770-0730 or Richard Hatch at 435-932-0017.
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The Cache Valley Conjurers and the USU Illusionist are magicians who meet monthly to improve their performing skills and knowledge of the craft of theatrical conjuring. Membership is open to those with a sincere desire to learn and a willingness to respect the traditions of conjuring. Close-Up magic, stage magic, parlour magic, street magic, the history of magic, card magic, coin magic and mentalism are just a few of the interests group members share. The Cache Valley Conjurers meets monthly at the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music and the USU Illusionists meet regularly on campus. For more information about the Cache Valley Conjurers call Richard Hatch at 435-932-0017. For more information about the USU Illusionists, call Steven Viator at 435-770-0730.