2023 Yearbook

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Click HERE to download the photos from the Merlin Award Banquet Party, August 10, 2023


George Schindler
Lifetime Achievement


James and Tely Nagle, Drake Oak Brook Hotel and Resort

Outstanding  Sponsor in Magical Entertainment


Michael and Claudia Late

Best Extraordinary Austrian Illusion Show


Steve Spade

Best Magic & Escapology


Jordan Winton

The Next Star of Magic


Adrian Baroni

Best Comedy Magic Mexico


Roberto Zenteno Solis "Spider"

Best All-Around Magician Mexico


Alexander Krist

Outstanding Magic & Illusions Europe


Jean Paul Olhaberry

Best Magic Show Chile


Natalie & Eli

Most Beautiful Quick Change Act


Randilyn Locke

Best Daredevil Escape Artist


Paul Fidler

Best Fire Magic


Chris Capehart

Best Cabaret Magic


Tim White

Lifetime Achievement


Christian Diamond Doleshall

Lifetime Achievement


Michael Chaut

Longest Running Magic Show NYC


Hanson Chien

Most Original Magician


Matt Hollywood

Illusionist of The Year


Joe Devlin

Magician of The Year


Paige Thompson

Female Magician of The Year



Magical Entertainer of The Year


Franz Harary

Outstanding Illusion Design


Eva Julia Christiie

Lifetime Achievement



Best Stage Magic Europe


Khaled Almuhareb

Best Close-up Magician Middle East