Select any of the questions below to see the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Where will the convention be held?

MAGIC Live will be at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. At $44 for Sunday through Thursday nights, this is one of the lowest room rates of any magic convention.

For more information and to book your room visit our hotel page.

Do you have assigned seating?

Over the years, we’ve learned that the problem with assigned seating is that we don’t know where you would prefer to sit. Some people don’t mind the sides if they can sit in the front, others don’t mind the rear if they can be in the center. What is a great seat to one person can be displeasing to another. So…

We have a seating system based on the boarding passes used on Southwest Airlines. Basically, each attendee is assigned to a seating group, determined by their registration date. Group A enters the theater first, then Group B, etc.

Seating assignments will be made in order of registration, as will first choice of show times for performances.

If I register now, will I be able to sit with my friends?

If you and your friends all register together, then you will all be given the same seating priority and be invited to pick show tickets together.

If your friends have registered before you, they will need to wait until all members of your party have been invited to select their shows and plan your schedule accordingly.

Unfortunately we are not able to increase your seating priority to match that of someone that has previously registered.

Keep in mind that all daily Sessions are open seating, so there will be plenty of time to sit with old friends. And you are going to meet the most amazing new friends while sitting in a show.

What is the last day to receive a refund?

Your deposit or full registration is 90% refundable up until May 10, 2017. Refunds are not available after May 10, 2017.

When does MAGIC Live begin and end?

The opening night celebration kicks off at 7 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2017. Our Registration Desk, however, opens at 10 a.m. that day so that you can get signed up and settled in.

Registration will also be open on Saturday, August 12 from noon until 6 p.m.

The convention will end late on the night of Wednesday, August 16. If you do have to take a flight out Wednesday night, we suggest you book it after midnight. Of course, we would encourage you to spend Wednesday night at the hotel to relax and enjoy all the time possible with new and old friends.

When will you be announcing who's booked at MAGIC Live?

We sincerely believe that mystery and surprise are a big part of magic, and a big part of this unique event. So, we will not be releasing the names of presenters or performers prior to the convention.

On the first day of the convention, we will reveal the names of all of our speakers. We will, however, be keeping the close-up and stage performers a surprise.

Not announcing names in advance allows us a little edge when arranging talent for MAGIC Live, and it does keep a certain element of surprise to everything. If our past conventions are any proof, the system seems to work pretty well.

Can I buy a day pass or tickets to the shows?

Unfortunately we are not able to sell day passes or show tickets a la carte.

Are junior magicians allowed to attend MAGIC Live?
Teenage magicians are welcome at MAGIC Live!  We do not have a junior registration rate, and there are a couple special considerations.
The Orleans Hotel is an entertainment/casino business governed by the laws of the State of Nevada and licensed by the State of Nevada Gaming Control Commission. It is against the law for any minor (under the age of 21) to loiter in, or near, any gaming area. Should any minor be discovered participating in gambling or creating a disturbance, said minor and guardian would be required to leave the property.
Also, minors are not allowed to check-in or occupy a hotel room without the accompaniment of at least one person 21 years of age or older.
Can my spouse receive a discount on registration?
Every registration to MAGIC Live includes tickets to all performances, as well as access to our dealer’s room, all sessions, breakouts, and special events. There is only one rate for registration, $420.
Does everyone get a photo for a name badge?

We will have our photographers on site Saturday, August 12 from noon until 6 p.m. and again on Sunday, August 13 from noon until 10 p.m.

These badges are part of our security system, so there are a couple rules, please:

Only one photograph per person.

Only one person per photo; no group shoots.

Your face must clearly be recognizable; no sunglasses, hats pulled down low, profile shots, etc.


How do I sign up to be a dealer?

For information about the dealers room, please contact contact us.

What should I do if I require special assistance?

We aim to make MAGIC Live as enjoyable as possible for all attendees. If you have any special needs, please email us using the contact form on our website or call our offices at (702) 798-0099 ext. 110.

This list of Frequently Asked Questions will be added to as we go along. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, please contact us and we’ll get you an answer.

This page was last updated on  July 29, 2017 at 19:34 pm.