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.