Shore City Magicians Club
The Shore City Magicians Club hosted the 30th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in June 2010. This has been the largest New Zealand magicians convention to date.
History and objectives
The club was formed in April 1974 by Percy Dawson, Stan Hull and Ron Mogridge with an objective to foster the arts and traditions of magic, with a primary focus on young people.
The club meets at Takapuna once a month. Meetings typically begin with club business, followed by performances by members that wish to perform a trick or routine. Club evenings usually have a theme, e.g. sleight of hand techniques, children's magic, quiz night, "A Trick I Don't Do Because ..." etc.
27th New Zealand International Magicians Convention 2004
In 2004, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SCMC, the club hosted the 27th New Zealand International Magic Convention in Takapuna.
30th New Zealand International Magicians Convention 2010
The 30th New Zealand International Magicians Convention was held over Queen's Birthday Weekend June 5–7, 2010. Headliners for the event were Paul Daniels, John Carney and Whit Haydn along with special guests Darren Carr, Debbie McGee and TC Tahoe. The headliners of the convention appeared in two sold-out public shows called the International Stars of Magic show.