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Huge magician convention coming to Mission

More than 100 magicians will be performing
Norden the Magician performing at Opening Nite Theatre in Mission. Norden has co-organized a magic convention in Mission. (Bob Friesen photo)

Mission is about to get very magical – literally.

The 89th Annual Pacific Coast Association of Magicians will be holding its convention in Mission from Nov. 10 to 13.

The conference covers the entire Pacific coast, along with countries including Canada, U.S., Australia, Japan and thousands of members across the Pacific Rim.

The conference is organized by two prolific kids entertainers, as Norden the Magician and the Great Gordini, who combined have over 40 international awards for their acts and contributions to the magic community.

Norden wanted to bring the conference to his home town of Mission this year and put in a bid to the committee.

“I’m very excited about this event,” said Mike Norden.

A comedy show will kick off the event on Nov 10, starring YouTube comedian Wes Barker. This show will take place in the ballroom at the Best Western.

Then on Nov 12 is the big show, called Hocus Pocus, at the Clarke Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Starring international magic celebrities that have appeared on Penn & Teller Fool Us, Ellen, Comedy Central, Big Trick Energy and more.

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On top of that, each night of the convention, the hotel will have strolling magicians doing table magic at Scratch Restaurant.

For more information, visit the event website at and click on 2022 Convention for ticket details.

More than 100 magicians will be in town for the convention, so don’t be surprised when you’re walking down the street and someone stops to ask you to “pick a card … any card.”


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Chris Campbell

About the Author: Chris Campbell

I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
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