What is the Battle of Magicians?


Information regarding COVID-19

Dear Magic Enthusiast,

Known as the FUN convention, each year the Battle of Magicians features top notch talent and some incredible surprises.

These three short days happen from planning and coordinating for almost a year. We look forward to it and know that you get excited about it as well!

We want to let you know about some new-on-the-scene magicians here in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine and Director of Health, Amy Acton, MD have been working tirelessly to help make COVID-19 disappear! (Or at least, keep it at bay by flattening the curve.)

In these never before seen times, we hope and pray that you and your families are safe and healthy!

Although we were bummed to have to postpone the Battle, it has been heartening to see so many magicians join together online to share their gifts and do good for others.

Some have requested that their registration be carried forward to next year. Others have asked for a refund. We're here to serve you, so whichever you prefer is fine. Until we see each other, take care of yourselves, your families, and your loved ones!

In the meantime, we hope the following sincerely facitious suggestions bring a smile to your face:

  • Please make sure to sanitize your magic wands before use. Disinfecting wipes are available in a variety with lovely scents. Prior to purchase, inspect the product label to ensure the wipes are compatible with woffle dust.

  • Due to market conditions, the magic dealers have placed a strict purchasing limit of 52 cards per deck. Please don't ask them to violate this.

  • Please don't waste precious toilet paper by throwing it over someone's head. If you have a spare roll, do something useful with it... like trading it for a couple bricks of Gold Venexianas or White Centurions.

If you have any questions or just want to say, "Hi", please give us a call at the Battle Headquarters at 330-494-2623!




  1. All contestants must be fully registered for the Convention. Acts will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

  2. There is a $10.00 Contest Registration Fee for the Stage Competition that must be paid prior to performing in this category.

  3. There is a $10.00 Contest Registration Fee for the Close-Up Competition that must be paid prior to performing in this category.

  4. Contestants will perform only once in each category.

  5. The Contests will be limited to ten acts in each category. Once each category is filled, that Contest will be closed. In the event there are less than six (6) contestants in a category, only first and second place awards will be given.

  6. Both Contests have no age limits.

  7.  Acts are requested to perform between 8 to 10 minutes. Any act that exceeds 12 minutes will be subject to disqualification.

  8. The drawing for the order of the contestants will be held prior to each event. Both Close-Up and Stage Contestants are required to meet with the respective MCís to determine contest position. Please check with the Convention Registration desk personnel when you arrive as to the time and place of your meeting.

  9. Once the order of the Contestants has been established there will be no trading places among the Contestants. Each act must be ready to perform in the order drawn.

  10. Winners will be chosen by Magicianís Decision. Convention registrants will have two votes in the Stage and Close-Up Contests. They will vote for their top two favorite acts. The magician receiving the highest number of votes will be the FIRST PLACE WINNER in that category. The performer receiving the second highest number of votes will be the SECOND PLACE WINNER. The third highest vote getter will be the THIRD PLACE WINNER. Decision of the audience is final.

  11. All tabulations will be verified by an electronic calculator.

  12. In addition to the prize money, the First Place winner of the Stage Contest must perform his/her act on the Saturday Night Headliner and Sunday Afternoon Matinee Show at the Canton Palace Theatre.

  13. All Contestants must be backstage one hour prior to their respective contests.

  14. If you have been previously hired to perform at this convention, you are ineligible to participate in either contest.

  15. By order of the fire marshall, no acts shall be permitted to use fire or pyro of any kind.

  16. Non-compliance with the above rules will result in disqualification.

  17. Upon registering, the contest rule sheet will be sent to you for you to sign, date and promptly return to guarantee your status as a contestant.

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