MORE THAN TRICKS.
WonderBash is a magic convention set in Grand Rapids, MI for magicians who are serious about making the most out of their magic and performances. With the byline, "More Than Tricks," WonderBash is dedicated to helping magicians go beyond the next sleight, build meaningful relationships with other magicians, think outside the box, and much more.
Alex Ramon has mesmerized millions around the world with his magic, which has been described as, “Mystifying” byThe New York Times and “Mind-Bending”by theLos Angeles Times.In May 2020,Alex received a CBS Sunny Award for“Creativity during Shelter in Place” for his Virtual Magic shows! For over 2 years Alex headlined his show‘Illusion Fusion,’ at the Horizon ResortCasino in South Lake Tahoe. His show became the #1 attraction in Tahoe on bothYELP and TripAdvisor.
ALEX RAMON & MJ
With an entrepreneurial career that spans over four decades, Tom Burgoon has wowed and impressed audiences coast to coast both on land and sea. His unique brand of comedy and magic has been showcased for cruise lines to corporate clients such as 3M, Coca Cola and NASA. From comedy clubs and stage events in Las Vegas, Reno and L.A. to performing for President George W. Bush at the Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C..
The Magic Comic Jamahl Keyes is a professional comedy magician with over 20 years of experience. He has successfully created and presented magic productions and shows for production companies, theaters, corporate clients, television, and more.
Half-magician, half-comedian Jonathon LaChance, has made a career out of simultaneously blowing minds and splitting sides at theaters and festivals across the country! He made Fool us history on Penn & Teller: Fool US on season 8 and he's also been seen on the NBC The Today Show, ABC and Fox programming.
Benjamin Barnes is a Chicago native and a leader in its burgeoning magic scene. A student of the legendary Eugene Burger, Benjamin spent two decades under the tutelage of this modern master. His magic has also been featured on many of the magic world's most prestigious stages including the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, the Off-Broadway hit Monday Night Magic, Chicago Magic Lounge, and most recently fooled Penn and Teller on their hit TV show, Fool Us,
Coming all the way from France to join us at Wonderbash 2023, Alexandra Duvivier has won the Mandrake d’Or in France and is the first French female magician to fool Penn and Teller. She is also the daughter of Dominique Duvivier, a living legend in magic, and has become a favorite artist of the biggest brands for their private events (Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, L'Oreìal ...).
TJ Tana is a Long Island, NY-based Magician and Mentalist. TJ has performed his magic on over 5 continents, both land and sea. As a self-proclaimed "general practitioner" of magic - TJ has a wide range of skills under his belt, from full-scale illusion shows, cruise ships, and strolling magic in some of NYC's finest venues. He attended the inaugural Wonderbash in 2022 and is excited to be back and performing at Wonderbash 2023!
Keep an eye out for more performers and special events to be announced soon. When we plan the details of Wonderbash we work to the very last minute to add as many special guests, surprises, and events as possible. So, keep checking back because you never know when something new is going to appear!
MORE PERFORMERS TBA
WE'VE GOT ALL THIS AND MORE!
3 Stage Shows @ Wealthy Theatre (Full shows from Alex Ramon and more performers TBA)
Exclusive Book (only available to Wonderbash Registrants / Never to be reprinted)
SPECIAL late night events
And much MUCH more!
*More events and full schedule coming soon.
All Full Wonderbash Registrants will receive the Official 2023 Wonderbash Book at no additional charge.
*Book contributors to be announced soon.
*Only Full Wonderbash Registrants will receive a book.
**One book per registration.
***This is an example graphic--official book style TBD
The Residence Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Chosen for Wonderbash 2023 for its spacious suites and a short distance from Wealthy Theatre, the all-suite Residence Inn features upscale suites with full kitchens and room to eat, work, and dream. Plus you can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, evening socials, , discounted parking. Located near restaurants, bars, shops, breweries and more!
In an effort to make things even better than last year, we have partnered with The Residence Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, putting Wonderbash registrants closer to Wealthy Theatre (where events are held) and offering complimentary breakfast, cheaper parking, and room service.
*Discounts only available while rooms last
Located just 1.8 miles from The Residence Inn Downtown, Wealthy Theatre Complex is not only a landmark, it is a community treasure with historic significance, but a pioneer in the infusion of technology into the traditional theatre. We've evolved the idea of "stage and seats" in a revolutionary way, retaining the old while embracing the new.
Wonderbash was created as a weekend of entertainment, fellowship and thought-provoking lectures and discussions that we hope will further you as a performer in all aspects. We have several other surprises in store that I can’t wait to announce. Come ready to discuss, jam, and network with other like-minded entertainers that want to succeed and continue to be the best they can be. I look forward to welcoming you to Grand Rapids in April 2023!