Jeff McBride’s Magic & Mystery School


OCT 15-18, 2014 LAS VEGAS

Location:  Sunset Station Hotel and Casino
1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 547-7715

Featuring the Faculty of the McBride Magic & Mystery School:
Jeff McBride
Eugene Burger
Tobias Beckwith
Robert E. Neale
Dr. Larry Hass
Bryce Kuhlman

And Guest Teachers:
Kenton Knepper
Dr. Ricardo Rozenkranz

Call for Presentations:
As in previous years, the 2014 Magic and Meaning Conference will feature a large number of 20-minute presentations from Conference attendees.  We are now accepting proposals for presentations from anyone who previously has attended the Magic and Meaning Conference.

Presentations are welcome on any topic relating to the performance of magic in meaningful ways (broadly understood).  Each presentation will be 20 minutes in length; visual supplements such as Powerpoint are welcome (but not required).

To submit a proposal for possible presentation at the Conference, please send a 100-200 word description of your topic, with a title, to Katherine Rettke, the Conference’s Executive Assistant, at All proposals are due to Katherine by July 15, 2014.

Call for Performances:
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to perform at the Conference in one or two types of shows.  There will be “Ensemble Shows” (in which participants will be able to feature their favorite performance pieces) and, continuing a tradition started in 2010, there will be a “Nealist Show” (in which participants will perform the magic of Robert Neale).

We are now accepting proposals for 3-5 minute performances in one or both of these types of shows.  Please send a brief description of the piece or pieces you would like to perform, including a statement of the effect and the props used, to Katherine Rettke, the Conference’s Executive Assistant, at  All proposals for performances are due to Katherine by July 15, 2014.

Final Notes, Please Read Carefully:
With appropriate permission, some of the presentations (not performances) will be made available as videos to people who become Members of the Magic & Mystery School at the Supporting level ($50 per year) and the Premier level ($100 per year). After subtracting $20 to cover base operational costs, the rest of those membership fees go directly into the Magic & Mystery School Scholarship Fund, which provides need-based financial aid to deserving, talented students who currently cannot pay the full price for their magic education. On behalf of the students who will benefit from your generosity—by donating your presentation or by becoming a member yourself—we thank you!

You will be informed by August 1, 2014, if your proposal(s) for presentation and/performance have been accepted.  (The number of available slots for presentation and performance are limited.)

Registering for the Conference is required to present or perform there.  For more information about the Magic and Meaning Conference or to register for it, please visit Also, please be aware that seating for the Conference is strictly limited, and it has sold out months in advance for the previous two years.