The Magicians Guild Presents Glitches in Reality

Thursday, July 25, 2024 to Saturday, July 27, 2024

The Magicians Guild, a collective of the world’s greatest magicians, brings extraordinary shows in the most intimate and immersive setting, Universal Preservation Hall.

The first of the shows is not to be missed. Introducing Glitches in Reality.

Every three years, in what is deemed the “Olympics of Magic,” the global magic community comes together to name one magician the best of the best. In 2022, that magician was Simon Coronel. Glitches in Reality features World Champion of Close-up Magic and FISM Grand Prix winner, Simon Coronel, in a show that blends theater and magic into a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Labeled an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” by the U.S. Government, Simon left his engineering career behind to immigrate from Australia to America. Simon spent the next decade of his life honing the techniques that would eventually win him the highest accolade in magic – engineering close-up miracles that focus on the craft, skill, and ingenuity of magic, while still leaving his audience overcome with wonder. His masterpiece production, Glitches in Reality, uses close-up trickery and mind-blowing sleight of hand to take the audience on a journey through the truth behind magic and illusion; a truth that is far more amazing than even the illusions themselves.

Recommended for Ages 14+

Simon Coronel Bio:

As the World Champion of Magic and a two-time fooler of Penn and Teller, Simon Coronel has continually pushed the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of magic & illusion.

Simon’s innovative approach has garnered numerous accolades, including the title of Close-Up Magician of the Year at the prestigious 2023 Magic Castle Awards and the Most Original Close-Up award at the Magic World Championships in 2012. Beyond his magical prowess, Simon is a versatile creator, having designed the #1 Kickstarter jigsaw puzzle of all time.

With a strong foundation in psychology and business strategy, Simon brings a unique perspective to his performances. His journey from a BA in Psychology and Mandarin, along with a B.Eng. in Software from Melbourne University, to his experience as an Accenture business strategy consultant, provides a unique and compelling foundation upon which his performances are built. With an unwavering commitment to his craft, Simon continues to astound and inspire, making him a true luminary in the world of magic.

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