Rory Rennick, native of Columbus, Ohio, has performed for thousands.
He was the first magician to regularly host his own family show at the National Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurants in Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Liberty Township Ohio and Newport, Kentucky. He was also seen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Rory is a teaching artist with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education and a member of the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling and the Ohio Local History Alliance. Rory is a founding member, and currently serves as the historian of the International Association of Black Magical Artists. He has also appeared in a number of historical stage productions, including one that he produced himself. He is the foremost authority on the escaped slave turned magician Henry “Box” Brown.
Richard Kaufman, writer, illustrator, designer, and publisher, has changed the face of publishing in the magic world in the late 1970s. Mr. Kaufman is also an internationally recognized sleight-of-hand artist and has starred in several DVDs on the subject, as well as appearing on the first two seasons of Criss Angel's TV show, "Mindfreak" and writing the trick section of Angel's book "Mindfreak: Secret Revelations." He is currently the Editor in Chief and publisher of Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine -- the oldest independent magazine in the world devoted to the interests of magic and magicians. Genii operates The Genii Forum, an internet discussion group open to all and MagicPedia, the largest online encyclopedia of magic.
For the past 16 years, Jim Gagne has worked as a teaching artist throughout the United States and abroad. In that time, he has had the good fortune to work with a diverse constituency of learners, ranging from kindergarteners to senior citizens. Throughout his career, Jim has been affiliated with Shakespeare Theater Company, Round House Theatre, Sitar Arts Center, Olney Theatre Center, InterAct Story, Encore Stages, The Diener School, and Laura Rubinoff & Associates Speech Pathologists. Now, as a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Jim facilitates his workshop, From Hip-Hop To Shakespeare. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and may be reached through at,
A native of New Jersey, Magician / Illusionist Phillip Jennings began studying the art of magic and illusion at the age of 7. Currently, Phillip travels throughout the Mid-Atlantic states and performs Stage Magic in the following venues: Community centers, libraries, school systems, local and national festivals; Illusion Shows with female assistants: Full version stage shows perfect for big corporate events, evening shows, performing arts centers, TV, fashion shows and First Night type of events. When considering what to do at your next event that you are hosting, think outside the box and try something magically different. You will be surprised, mystified and laugh yourself silly while viewing The Magic of Phillip Jennings!