This is one of the cooler ideas I've seen in a long time. Looking forward a lot of the presentations!
The Essential Magic Conference said:Paul Kieve was the physical magic consultant on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in which he also appears, and is the only magician to be associated with the movie series. His student Daniel Radcliffe, wrote the introduction to Paul's book Hocus Pocus; now translated into 11 languages.
He is a leading creator of magic in theatre; West End and Broadway credits include The Lord of The Rings, Zorro, The Invisible Man, Our House, Witches Of Eastwick, Scrooge; and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Woman In White.
He regularly contributes to productions with The Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in the UK as well as working with major international companies including Opera National de Paris, Hamburg Opera and the Royal Opera House. In the US he has been a consultant to Walt Disney Theatrical productions and Sci Fi channel. He has worked with magicians including David Copperfield (Unseen Forces), Luis De Matos (Mistérios TV series), Derren Brown’s TV and live shows.
Television includes: BBC: Cranford, I’d Do Anything, History Of Magic series and Heroes Of Magic for Channel 4. He worked with Las Vegas legend Franco Dragone on India in 2009. He created the first ever magic sections for Guinness World Records and was the recipient of the 2006 British Magical Society 'David Berglas Award' for outstanding contribution to magic. Current projects include Zorro at Folies Bergere, Paris and the stage musical of Ghost due to open in 2011. Paul is a Gold Star member of The Inner Magic Circle.