Thank you!

Thank you everybody for making PCAM 2013 spectacular! Hope to see everyone next year for PCAM 2014 in Vancouver! (July 31st, 2014!)

Guests of PCAM 2013

For those of you who are not registered, I thought I would share some optional a-la-cart items so you can still take advantage of this local conference. Please share this information to your non-magician friends, but remember, some events will be very limited as we have an almost full convention!

Contact PCAM on our contact page for more information.

Thursday, August 1st

Full day registration: Welcome Party with Larsen family tribute, nacho bar and no host bar; access to the dealer’s room; Online Jam Offline: $50

Friday, August 2nd

“An Evening of Magic” starting Jimmy H, David Gabbay, Andrew Goldenhersh, Shawn Farquhar: 8pm; Tickets: $15

Full day registration: An Evening of Magic; access to the dealer’s room; the following contest competitions: Children’s Magic and Comedy Magic; the following lectures: Trevor & Lorena Watters Panel, Tim Mannix, David Gabbay, Howard Hamburg, Max Maven: $75

Saturday, August 3rd

Stage Magic Show 
starting Rob Zabrecky, Trevor & Lorena, Paul Green, Ice McDonald: 8pm; Tickets: $15

Movie: Desperate Acts of Magic: 11:00pm; Tickets: $5

Full day registration:  Stage Magic Show; Desperate Acts of Magic; access to the dealer’s room; the following contests: Mentalism, Close-up, Platform & Stage; the Bag-of-Tricks contest; the following lectures: Jimmy H, Ice McDonald, Shawn Farquhar, David Regal: $75

Sunday, August 4th

Magic Competition Awards Luncheon and Show: 12:30-2:30pm; Tickets $50

Full day registration:  Magic Competition Awards Luncheon and Show; access to the dealer’s room; Tony Eng’s People’s Choice Contest; Paul Green Lecture: $75

If you want to attend all 4 days, you can still register at the door. 

  • Magician: $225
  • Youth Magician: $150
  • Non-Magician/Spouse: $150

Magician Registration and Youth Registration will include all lectures, award banquet luncheon, contest registration access, all show access including contests, and access to the dealers’ room.

Non-magician registration will include access to the dealers’ room, access to all shows including contests, and award banquet luncheon. (No lectures - no magic secrets)

More Magic Castle events..

We are so happy that some of you will be visiting the Magic Castle during your stay for PCAM 2013, but did you know there are even MORE magic shows you can see? The Pasadena Playhouse will be featuring more shows during their Cirque-A-Palooza festival, and you have discounted tickets!
Sunday, August 4 at 7pm:
An Evening of Magic from the Magic Castle®

The show will feature AMA Award Winning Magicians. 
An amazing night of magic at the historical Pasadena Playhouse!

Hosted by Mike Caveney
Jonathan Pendragon
Tina Lenert
Danny Cole
with special guest star
Mac King!!

Jamming with Michael Dardant.

We couldn’t keep Jon Armstrong for our online jam session (well, not physically, but that’s a surprise..) But we got Michael Dardant to help us.

In his own words, “Recognition as a magician has allowed me the experience of being a magic consultant as well. I have planned illusions for theater performances such as Cats, Merlin, and Once Upon A Mattress. I’ve also choreographed sleight of hand routines for films like The Last Exorcism and The Lucky One. I began working with a company in Miami called Silly Farm which hosts many conventions for entertainers. This has allowed me to utilize my experience by giving workshops and lectures to magicians and other performers. Most recently I filmed 2 instructional videos on easy magic for FABA TV. (”

And we have more surprises Thursday night at our Online Jam Offline, where you will be learning tricks and sessioning in a new way. But getting a good deal on registration is going away Monday! So register now! (And check out SME and MagicianVillage to get an even better deal!)



Contestants Notice: Deadline is July 19th!

For those entering our PCAM 2013 contest, please be reminded that Contest Entry Deadline is  July 19 - No walk in Contest Entries.

Visit the website to register NOW! And good luck!

$5.00 entry fee will be collected at the pre contest meeting.

Valet or Self-Park?

Because of the car convention next to our convention, the hotel will be offering valet service or self-parking to PCAM attendees at the same rate of $12/day. So please take advantage of parking your car in style!

More info at 

For those flying into LAX..

Even though PCAM 2013 will be walking distance from the Burbank Airport, some will be flying into the Los Angeles Airport, which means getting a shuttle: we recommend SuperShuttle (@$28/each way).

But if you need there is also public transportation from LAX for less than $10:

From LAX, you can use the FlyAway bus program to Union Station:

From Union Station, you can take the MetroLink’s Ventura County Line Rail: 

Make sure of operating times and schedules, which can be found on these websites:

Also check as there are busses and rail service from LAX to Union Station (GreenLine) and from Union Station to Universal Studios/Universal City (Red Line) which is very close to Burbank. (Some of us might even be able to you up, just contact us and let us know when you are expected to arrive..)

Safe travels and see you at PCAM!

MagicianVillage and PCAM 2013 work together online!

Big news! As part of reaching out to our online community, Surplus Magic Exchange and MagicianVillage is promoting PCAM 2013 in a big way!

And if you are a MagicianVillage paid member, you can get a special deal for magician attendees until July 15th! (We also have our very good Magician Discount until July 15th as well.) 

But you must be a MagicianVillage paid member to get the MagicianVillage deal.

To join for $
25/year, go to

Or check out their free Facebook pages, dedicated to selling lightly used magic items:

But we can only offer deals for only 40 more days, and we are still filling up hotel space until the end of the month.

Hope to see you at PCAM 2013 and the PCAM Online Jam Offline on August 1st!

Advertise with PCAM!

Love PCAM? Supporting a contestant in one of our contests? Or you’d like to make your magic products and services known to our PCAM 2013 attendees? PCAM 2013 has an easy online form to allow you to purchase a 1/3 page ad in our PCAM 2013 brochure.

You can simply scan your business card and upload your own business card size ad, or contact us if you need some help designing one. And thank you for supporting PCAM 2013.


New Hotel Block (and new rate)!

Well, we did it : you got in early and we filled up our last hotel block at the best rate of $119, thank you! But we know many of you still want a room, so we negotiated a second block at $139/night, still a good rate! We apologize for the minor inconvenience. But hurry! This rate is guaranteed only until the end of June. So reserve your room now!

Reservations: (818)237-3615

Or click here for reservations, use Group Code ‘camcama’.

(Contact us if you have any problems, as we are still pushing to increase our hotel block even more!)

PCAM 2013 has gone mobile on Guidebook!

Another way PCAM 2013 is thinking forward is we built a mobile app for the convention. And best of all, it’s FREE! CLICK ON THE HEADER FOR MORE INFO!

Yes, if you have an iPhone, iPad (some newer iPods), Android smartphone/device, a Blackberry or just a web-enabled device, you can download a guide to PCAM, complete with exhibitors and events, and more! The app will remind you of events as well as update when we update, but can also be used offline (no need for a constant Internet connection).

PCAM 2013 is getting Desperate!

It’s been a little quiet here…a bit too quiet. That’s because the PCAF staff has been running around securing last minute details, and starting our phase to promote our contests (sign up here!). But we got some more news, so we had to tell you sooner than later.

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Your chance to win a Magic Castle membership!

PCAM 2013 is giving away a chance to win a one year membership to the world famous Magic Castle* to ALL paid PCAM 2013 attendees. Every fully paid registration will receive one FREE raffle ticket; you can only get this raffle ticket with your paid registration and you cannot purchase any additional tickets. One ticket will be selected at the Welcome Party, and you must be present to win. 

Is there any reason not to register today?

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David Copperfield is NOT coming to PCAM!

Since PCAM is celebrating its 80th convention, we wanted to think BIG for our guest list, so we actually did ask magic legend David Copperfield to stop by. He politely said he’d be busy with his MGM show all August, and wished us well. But he did send us something to make it up..


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David Regal loves to lecture..

PCAM 2013 is jam-packed with some of the best lecturers and performers you’ll be seeing this year, so we are proud to have the author of “Approaching Magic" lecture to improve your magic.  Registrations at a discounted rate are still available!

David Regal is a television writer and a creator of effects for magicians. His background is live comedy, as a ;member of the main company of Chicago City Limits. Since moving to the Los Angeles area he has served as head writer for Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, and has written for many sitcoms, including multiple episodes for Everybody Loves Raymond.In addition, magic effects of his design are performed around the world.

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