top of page
summit write up.jpg

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.

Lindsay noel.jpg

Rory Rennick

Lindsey Noel

All with a wink, a nod, and a surprising amount of weird body poses resembling human, Lindsey Noel brings her whirlwind energy to today's leading magic venues. Gracing stages the likes of the Chicago Magic Lounge, NYC's Monday Night Magic, and Marvyn's Magic Theater to name a few, this glamorous and strange babe with the power delights and astounds all she encounters. Coming to the art of magic with a background in film and television as a costume designer and stylist and over a decade of producing grand live events, Lindsey Noel brings production value to her performances with beautiful costumes she has designed, multiple costume changes, and detailed elaborate props.




Paul Draper is an anthropologist, academic, and an award winning mentalist, magician, and film maker. As an anthropologist and communications expert specializing in the cognitive science of religious beliefs, he has lectured at fortune 500 companies and universities. As the creator of the show Mental Mysteries, Draper blends his academic background as an anthropologist and communications expert with the arts of mentalism and magic.  A decade into his magic career, he received the Merlin Award for his work as a corporate entertainer. Draper has been described as a pioneer in the field of live online magic shows, regularly performing live streaming shows during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic with viewing audiences of thousands of people.

New Jersey native Kevin Bethea is a professional magician/Illusionist with over 25 years of experience! Kevin is one of the most sought after corporate entertainers in the country. He became interested in magic at the young age of seven when he first saw a movie about his soon-to-be childhood idol, Harry Houdini.After exposure to sleight of hand, The “magic bug” had bitten him for good. Kevin regularly performs his close-up miracles at the world famous “Monday Night Magic”, New York’s longest running off-Broadway magic show. He has also made appearances in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and is a featured performer at prestigious national Magic conventions.

Paul Draper

Kevin Bethea

Richard Kaufman

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.

bottom of page