A weekend of magic Featuring local & international magic superstars

Guests of Honour: Phil Cass & Philippa

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It is with tremendous pleasure we welcome one of Australia’s most talented performers and Brisbane native PHIL CASS to The Assembly in 2019.  Phil is a show-business professional who has actively pursued excellence in live entertainment for the last 36 years. On five separate occasions, Phil was nominated by his peers in the entertainment industry as one of the top 5 variety entertainers in Australia, of any category… and was finally awarded the Gold ‘MO’ Award for Australian Performer of the Year in 2014/15! During their career Phil & Philippa have been honoured with 27 show business awards for excellence in live entertainment...

8 ‘MO’ Awards for Best Speciality Act in Australia; 8 Awards from the Queensland Wallace Awards including The Entertainer of the Year Award; 3 Comedy Sight Act Awards from the Australian Club Entertainment Awards (ACE) ; 7 magician of the year type awards ; & as already mentioned 2014/15 GOLD ‘MO’ Award for Australian Performer of the Year.

Further, Philippa was awarded at the NZ conference in Oct 2015 by MAGIC New Zealand,  a Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding work as a professional magic assistant and stage partner.

He is considered by his peers to be Australia’s #1 corporate comedy magic act, and with a middle name like ‘Trust Me’ you can be sure of one thing… Phil Cass defies the conventional pattern of mayhem in live entertainment with his unique on-stage persona that safely runs the gamut from insult to result!

His lecture for magicians, seen in over a dozen countries, will consist of both close-up and stand-up effects that are guaranteed commercial items as they are or have been regular excerpts from his show. The emphasis will be on comedy magic that is performed with a strong on-stage personality. Magic that is both amazing and entertaining on an emotional level.


The Assembly aims to set a new standard for boutique magic conventions in Australia.





Eatons Hill Hotel
646 S Pine Rd
Eatons Hill QLD 4037



Friday 21st June 2019 (5pm)

Sunday 23rd June 2019 (5pm)


Hosted by Piper Magic, The Assembly will bring together some of our industry's best creative minds from around the world to share, explore, learn and discuss all facets of the art of magic.

Over two and a half days you'll witness multiple lectures, enjoy hands-on workshops, experience sessions, parties and performances.

Our international guests include creative genius and Penguin Live host DAN HARLAN from the USA, prolific close up creator JOHN CAREY from the UK & one of the world’s foremost card magicians JASON LADANYE from the USA.

And we’re delighted to welcome our Guest of Honour, Australian Comedy Magic legend, PHIL CASS.


Numbers will be limited, so register now to avoid missing out!

Our international guests for The Assembly 2019 include...


Dan Harlan is  one of the most prolific creators in the world of magic with an extensive background in theatre.

One of the most innovative modern magicians, Harlan's cutting-edge miracles are coveted by discerning connoisseurs of fine magic done well. Performing, writing, teaching, consulting, creating and lecturing, Harlan does it all!

Over the years Dan has created some of the most highly-prized effects in magic, including Hover-Card, All-Seeing Eye, Stash, Vortex, SpeakEasy, The Awakening, Card-Toon, Crazy-8, Color-Mixer, Hold It Buster, Hot Crossed Ones, Missing, Think, My Word!, Red Rover, Royal Oil, Switchblade,... and the list goes on!. 

Dan Harlan has also consulted for top professionals including: Kevin James, Jeff McBride, Keith Barry & David Copperfield.

We're delighted to welcome Dan Harlan to The Assembly for his very first visit to Australia.



We are overjoyed that John Carey will be coming to Australia to perform at our convention! In recent years John has established himself as one of the most creative card & close up magicians in the U.K and Europe, lecturing and holding workshops in 15 countries.

Having published 4 critically acclaimed books and myriad DVDs and downloads, John’s streamlined, powerful and practical material is in the repertoires of magicians around the world!

See John in action on the trailer for his 2017 DVD project “The Essential John Carey”, released by Alakazam Magic



It is with great pleasure that I announce our third international guest for The Assembly 2019 is none other than Jason Ladanye.

In 2013, Jason released his first book, Confident Deceptions and in 2018, he releases his second book Game Changer. Jason is known for creating high-impact card tricks that play like miracles for lay audiences. His peers consider Jason one of the best card magicians in the world.

“Jason Ladanye is a new and exciting international cardician whose passion for the subject is second only to the uninhibited skill he has worked hard to achieve. He brings a refreshing perspective to the subject – his material and virtuosity sparkles with raw power and energy.”
-Michael Vincent

“A superb technician, the very definition of a professional performer.”
-Andrew Wimhurst

“Jason Ladanye is a master of artifice, ruse, and subterfuge at the card table.”
-Jack Carpenter

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Jason Ladanye brings his unique brand of card magic to the streets of NYC. Real people, real reactions, and real magic.



Nick Britt is one of Australia's busiest family performers, covering close up, stage and corporate magic shows around the world with a unique offering of themed shows and tailored presentations.

Nick’s themed shows over recent year’s have included

  • Nickleby vs Blaze: World’s Greatest Magic Battle

  • The Magic Chef

  • The Greatest Kid’s Show on Earth

    … and many more, making him a firm favourite for venue bookers around the country.

    His lecture, titled "How to book out a year in advance with out spending a cent on marketing" is a MUST SEE for anyone in the birthday party & family show market.


Register now for Brisbane's first
magic convention in over a decade!


General Registration
$340 per person
Applies from February 1st 2019 to June 14th 2019


Registration includes admission to all sessions & events held formally as part of The Assembly Convention only.

Hotel/Accomodation, food, drinks, merchandise, travel, transfers and all other ancillary costs are not covered by the registration fee.

There is a single rate for every registrant which covers all convention events. Should you not wish to attend sections of the weekend, we will not reimburse or subsidise the registration fee.

*We are not providing day passes or partial registration* 


Convention Room Rate - $155 per night (King Room)

FREE inclusions:

  • Free WiFi

  • Free Secure Parking

  • Free Domestic Phone Calls

  • Free Foxtel Premium


Book directly with the hotel, and quote code 'EHS1' to secure the convention rate.

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An industry leader in entertainment, dining and leisure, the award-winning destination Eatons Hill Hotel & Accommodation is located a short 25 minutes from Brisbane airport & CBD. 

The 4.5 Star North Brisbane Accommodation has all the amenities guests could need during their stay.

Hotel features include:

~24hr Reception
~Heated Pool
~Hotel Bar, Lounge & Restaurant
~Wireless High Speed Internet
~Supermarket & Retail Services

Rooms available:

  • King Room - $155pn
  • King Deluxe - $185pn
  • Corner Suite - $265pn
  • Sky Penthouse - On Request

Alternate accomodation options within approximately 10km of the venue include:


Frequently Asked Questions

Over time we will aim to cover a few of the recurring questions popping up regarding processes & features in and around the convention. Have a question... please get in touch via email : hello@pipermagic.com.au


what happens if I register and need to cancel?

While we don't have a strict refund policy in place, each situation will be handled case by case to ensure a good outcome for all. Ideally we will aim to facilitate a transfer of registration to another interested party


am I able to pay for registration in instalments?

Afterpay is an exciting new online payment method to allow customers to pay for their orders over time. Your registration fee will be split into four equal payments and direct debited every two weeks.

Please read the information via the link below to determine if this is a suitable option for you.


will you offer day passes if I can't make it for the entire weekend?




Yes! A shuttle service will be provided for a fee on the Friday between Brisbane Airport and Eatons Hill Hotel, and back to the airport from 4:30pm on Sunday.

This service must be pre-booked to ensure you’re allocated a seat. Please email your flight details and we will allocate you a shuttle time.