2nd March 2021

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Zoom meeting



All over the world, video chat magic is exploding. It has been featured by AGT, BGT, Penn & Teller, The Late Show, Ellen, and many more. Creative magicians have never been busier, and agile corporate mentalists can’t keep up with demand (even though they never leave the house).

New tricks and methods are being created daily to cater for and leverage this new performance space. It’s exciting, challenging, and lucrative. In this never-before-seen 2 hour lecture, Will Houstoun and Harry De Cruz will share a selection of the best material from www.VideoChatMagic.com, a project by Will and Steve Thompson that features tricks, tools, essays and technology specifically designed to enhance your performances over Zoom and Skype. You will learn brand new visual and mental effects, devious methods, and cutting edge concepts unique to this exploding field. Whether you are a professional getting bookings for shows on Zoom, or a hobbyist who wants some amazing magic to share with your friends online, this is the lecture for you.

Learn how to use child psychology techniques to make the kids love you and want to see you again and again. If you do kids shows or are just starting out you must attend this lecture. What you learn will result in repeat bookings many times over. Even if you don’t do kids shows this lecture is funny and entertaining and you will be able to apply his theories to your own magic shows

Will Houstoun has a PhD in magic history as well as a Literary Fellowship from The Academy of Magical Arts in Los Angeles. He is the Magician in Residence at the Royal College of Music/Imperial College London Centre for Performance Science, a Research Associate in Imperial College’s Faculty of Medicine, a Member of the Inner Magic Circle and past winner of The European MagicChampionships.

Steve Thompson is an avid creator of magic and mentalism. He has designed for large scale theatre productions including Stephen King’s Shawshank Redemption and Riverdream’s Magick Macabre.His professional work is as a leadership consultant and as a philanthropy advisor helping individuals and organisations to maximise the impact of their charitable donations.

Harry De Cruz worked as Dynamo’s Head of Magic, creating for his Bafta nominated TV series Dynamo:Magician Impossible, SkyOne series Beyond Belief and his worldwide arena tour Seeing is Believing. Other projects Harry has consulted on include the Olivier Award winning Groundhog Day the Musical. As a performer, Harry debuted his one man show in 2018, where it was met with critical acclaim.