PCAM 2016 Contest Winners

Category #1 Juvenile Stage Magic
Gold Medal Miles Tresser

Category #2 Juvenile Close Up Magic
Gold Medal Miles Tresser
Silver Medal Logan Graupmann

Category #5 Mentalism
Tied for Gold Medal
Gold Medal Ron Saylor
Gold Medal Will Zhang & Matt Stewart

Category #6 Close Up Magic
Gold Medal Leo Kanzelbereger
Silver Medal Zac Daniels

Category #8 Platform Magic
Gold Medal Bob Bolivar

Category #9 Stage Magic
Gold Medal Jonathan Sywulka
Silver Medal Dean Apple

Category 10 Comedy Magic
Gold Medal G Sparks
Silver Chris Lopez

Category #11 Best Assistant
Gold Medal Debbie Apple
Silver Medal Gwyn Auger

Category #12 Children’s Entertainment
Gold Medal Chris Lopez

PCAM 2015 Contest Winners

•Category: Stage Magic – Juveniles (aged 13 and under)

GOLD – Hannah & Haley Biane
SILVER – Devin Graupmann

•Category: Close-Up Magic – Juveniles (aged 13 and under)

GOLD – Theo Chattra
SILVER – Devin Graupmann

•Category: Stage Magic – Juniors (aged 14 to 18)

GOLD – Elliott Hofferth
SILVER – Ben Eskenazi

•Category: Close-Up Magic – Juniors (aged 14 to 18)

GOLD – Ben Eskenazi

•Category: Mentalism

GOLD – Jeff Christensen
SILVER – Ron Saylor

•Category: Close-Up Magic

GOLD – Jim Vines
SILVER – Junichi Tamura

•Category: Most Novel or Innovative

GOLD – Not Awarded

•Category: Platform Magic

GOLD – Jeff Christensen
SILVER – Ron Saylor

•Category: Stage Magic

GOLD – Steve Hamilton
SILVER – Bruce Meyers

•Category: Comedy or Novelty Magic

GOLD – Steve Hamilton
SILVER – Chris Bange

•Category: Best Assistant

GOLD – Gwyn Auger

•Category: Children’s Entertainment

GOLD – Christopher Lopez
SILVER – Mike Norden

And of course, we can’t forget one of the crowd favorites, the annual “Bag O Tricks” competition.

FIRST PLACE – Joe Turner and Glen LaBarre (tie)

S.A.M. #95 One Hand Cut-A-Thon

FIRST PLACE – Matthew Jones

PCAM 2013 Contest Winners

P.C.A.M. 2013 Contest Winners

“In all my years of running this event I have not seen a more stellar line up like we had at the 2013 Convention.”
- Kevin Cardona

Juvenile Stage
Gold: Aidan Lam

Silver: Matthew Levine
Juvenile Close-up

Gold: Aidan Lam
Silver: Matthew Levine

Junior Close-up
Gold: Eli Tanenbaum
Silver: James Abroms

Junior Stage
Gold: Mario Seki

Close-up
Gold: Tom Frank
Silver: Aki Mitsui

Platform
Gold: Tom Frank
Silver: Billy Hsueh

Comedy
Gold: David Blatter and Leeman Parker
Silver: Chris Lopez

Children’s Entertainer
Gold: Mike Norden
Silver: Chris Lopez

Mentalism
Gold: Roy Saylor
Silver: Andre Paik

Stage
Gold: David Blatter and Leeman Parker
Silver: Steve Owens

Most Novel
Gold: Steve Owens

Best Assistant
Gold: Elizabeth Reichelt

PCAM 2014

Congratulations to Mike Norden, the new President of the PCAM. He and Gordon Boyes will be co-chairman for the upcoming convention in British Columbia, Canada. For all the details you can visit: www.pcam2014.com

Contest Deadline

Contest Entry Deadline – July 19 – No walk in Contest Entries.

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

Please visit the contest page to register, now….

Traveling

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 recommendSuperShuttle (@$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:
http://www.lawa.aero/welcome_lax.aspx?id=4696

From Union Station, you can take the MetroLink’s Ventura County Line Rail:
http://www.metrolinktrains.com/schedules/line/name/Ventura%20County/service_id/1141.html

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

http://www.lawa.aero
http://www.metrolinktrains.com

Also check http://www.metro.net/ 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 andMagicianVillage 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
https://www.facebook.com/MagicianVillage/app_208195102528120

Or check out their free Facebook pages, dedicated to selling lightly used magic items:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/surplusmagicexchange/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/163631910391328/

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.

http://pcam2013.com/advertise

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.

Jimmy H will amaze you!

PCAM 2013 continues to get better and better with our latest guest, Jimmy H!

At the age of 16 James Holguin was admitted into one of the most prestigious magic organizations for young magicians in the country, The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle) Junior Society. It was here where James would learn from some of the greats in magic and develop his own style of magic. He developed an act that was set to 1940’s big band music and he would manipulate doves, cards and billiard balls all while dressed in an authentic purple Zoot Suit. This act became one of his trademarks and made him into an award winning magician.