Competition

Competition

The Competition for the Golden Cat Award will be conducted under a new interesting and more intriguing format. Quick Hands Project’s membership in FISM will result in stricter RULES of competition.

Jury & Awards

The Grand Prix winner will receive the Golden Cat Award.

The jury will be composed of globally recognized names from the magical world.

Lecturers

Q

Laura London

Sleight of Hand Artist

Lecturer

Q

Laura is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with gold star.

Her close up and card skills have made her one of the most in demand magicians in London.

Her performances at corporate and private parties have taken her around the world.

Laura’s TV credits include ITV1’s ‘The Next Great Magician’ and ‘Penn and Teller’s ‘Fool Us’,
‘The Magic Party’ for BBC NI, ‘Children In Need’ and Playing Tricks,

Lecturer

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Sergio Starman

Close-up world champion of FISM2018

Lecturer

K

Lecturer

Q

Juliana Chen

Lady of Magic

Lecturer

Q

She is the first woman and first Chinese magician to won the world championship of magic

Chen has beed featured on NBC special The world’s Greatest Magic IV and ABC Champions of Magic,

Chen was awarded the Chavez Memorial Cup, which recognized her professional excellence in the magic industry

Her story was written to the Nelson education school book in Canada,  she also become 100 most influence Chinese-Canadian in British Columbia.

Lecturer

Event Schedule

Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program!

27

Friday

09:00 - 20:00
Registration

hotel Mak

12:00 - 21:00
Dealers time

hotel Mak

19:30 - 21:30
Dinner break
21:30 - 23:00
Magic Talks

hotel Mak

23:00 - 00:00
Old vs Young Competition

hotel Mak

00::00 - 04:00
After-party

hotel Mak

28

Saturday

8:30 - 17:30
Dealers time

Vazrazhdane hall

08:30 - 10:00
Rehearsal of the "Close-up" competition

Vazrazhdane hall

10:00 - 11:30
Rehearsal of the "Stage" competition

Vazrazhdane hall

11:30 - 12:15
Lunch break
12:15 - 12:30
Official Opening Ceremony

Vazrazhdane hall

12:30 - 15:00
"Close-up" Competition

Vazrazhdane hall

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break

Vazrazhdane hall

15:30 - 17:30
"Stage" Competition

Vazrazhdane hall

18:30 - 19:30
Jury's meeting with contestants

hotel Mak

21:00 - 22:00
Official Dinner

hotel Mak

22:00 - 23:00
Award ceremony

hotel Mak

23:00 - 05:00
Magic Party

hotel Mak

29

Sunday

09:00 - 14:00
Dealers time

hotel Mak

9:00 - 10:15
Lecture
Juliana Chen

hotel Mak - Conference room

10:15 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 - 11:00
Magic BlitZ for Freshmen
Mr Jim

hotel Mak - Conference room

11:00 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 12:30
Lecture
Laura London

hotel Mak - Conference room

12:30 - 12:45
Coffee break
12:45 - 14:00
Lecture
Sergio Starman

hotel Mak - Conference room

14:00 - 18:00
Lunch / Free time
18:00 - 19:00
Red Carpet

Vazrazhdane hall

19:00 - 21:00
Gala Show of THE 9TH MAGIC GATHERING “GOLDEN CAT 2020”

Vazrazhdane hall

22:00 - 05:00
Closing Cocktail Party

hotel Mak

Our Guests

Lee Alex

Quick Change
Master

Guest

Lee Alex is known worldwide in the magic fraternity for his work and study in the branch of “quick change” – the art of transforming costumes in a flash.

Lee has lectured and presented workshops on this subject since  2009 to magicians throughout Europe, North and Central America, Asia and Australia, including the famed Magic Circle, London, the Magic Castle, Hollywood and the Las Vegas World Magic Seminar.

Lee Alex has attended several editions of the Golden Cat  as a lecturer, gala performer, judge and guest.

Guest

Andrea Baioni

FISM European Еxecutive
Board Vice President

Guest

Born in Ravenna (Italy) in 1963, he became a member of the Club Magico Italiano in 1977 and a Board Member in 2000. He is also a Member of the Inner Magic Circle and a FISM Official Judge since 2009.

In 2011 he was elected as a member of the FISM European Executive Board (now Vice President) and in 2014 he joined the FISM Consultancy group for Communication and then in 2019 member of IT Consultancy group.

Director of the CMI College since 2008, CMI Acting President in 2014 then Vice President since 2015.

Guest

Lee Hathaway

member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star

Guest

Lee Hathaway is one of the UK’s leading close-up and cabaret magicians.

А member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star

Аlso one of the first UK magicians to famously fool the legendary Penn & Teller on the TV series ‘Fool Us’

Guest

Драго Драганов

телевизионен водещ,
журналист и шоумен

Guest

Guest

Rubirossa

President of the Hellenic IBM Ring

Guest

Residing in Athens in the winter season, and on the beautiful island of Rhodes in the summer season, Rubirossa keeps himself busy by teaching magic to over 5000 kids each year. His passion for magic has taken him to many parts of Europe, attending magic conventions and festivals. He is a collector of magical apparatus, books, and multimedia, and continues to add new items to his collection. Rubirossa is currently president of the Hellenic Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Finally, his favorite branch of magic is close-up magic, as he enjoys performing to guests daily in Rhodes.

Guest

Piksi & Zeka

Guest

The team Piksi and Zeka is very first and only team of illusionists in Serbia at the time.

They are very reputable masters of illusion and comic magics in a world of magic in Serbia as well in whole Europe.

Guest

27-29 March

About the Gathering

The end of March will be magical and inspiring for both professional and hobby magicians excited to learn who will be crowned the new Golden Cat Award winner.

Those already under the spell of The Golden Cat, know how much there is to lose for those not brave enough to participate. The Golden Cat gets bigger and better each year and to prove that the organizers from Quick Hands Project and The Municipality of Gabrovo have prepared an unforgettable line-up of Star Magicians.

Sponsors

Our Jury

Georgi Petkov - Binti

Jury

Jury

Andrea Baioni

FISM European Еxecutive
Board Vice President

Jury

Born in Ravenna (Italy) in 1963, he became a member of the Club Magico Italiano in 1977 and a Board Member in 2000. He is also a Member of the Inner Magic Circle and a FISM Official Judge since 2009.

In 2011 he was elected as a member of the FISM European Executive Board (now Vice President) and in 2014 he joined the FISM Consultancy group for Communication and then in 2019 member of IT Consultancy group.

Director of the CMI College since 2008, CMI Acting President in 2014 then Vice President since 2015.

Jury

Juliana Chen

Lady of Magic

Jury

She is the first woman and first Chinese magician to won the world championship of magic

Chen has beed featured on NBC special The world’s Greatest Magic IV and ABC Champions of Magic,

Chen was awarded the Chavez Memorial Cup, which recognized her professional excellence in the magic industry

Her story was written to the Nelson education school book in Canada,  she also become 100 most influence Chinese-Canadian in British Columbia.

Jury

Lee Alex

Quick Change Master

Jury

Lee Alex is known worldwide in the magic fraternity for his work and study in the branch of “quick change” – the art of transforming costumes in a flash.

Lee has lectured and presented workshops on this subject since  2009 to magicians throughout Europe, North and Central America, Asia and Australia, including the famed Magic Circle, London, the Magic Castle, Hollywood and the Las Vegas World Magic Seminar.

Lee Alex has attended several editions of the Golden Cat  as a lecturer, gala performer, judge and guest.

Jury

Priska Walther

FISM Secretary

Jury

Jury

Tickets

Basic Full Gold
untill Jan 15th 69lv 99lv 349lv
until Mar 26th 89lv 129lv 349lv (until Feb 29th)
at the venue 99lv 149lv -

A member of our team will contact you with details once you have registered.

Basic

89 lv 99 lv


  • Ticket for the Gala Show

  • Ticket for the "Close-up" Competition

  • Ticket for the "Stage" Competition

  • Access to the official party of Magic Gathering Golden Cat 2020

  • Preferential prices for accommodation at the Mac Hotel

Full

129 lv 149 lv


  • Access to all events in the program

  • Ticket for the Gala Show

  • Lecture of Laura London

  • Lecture of Juliana Chen

  • Access to the official party of Magic Gathering Golden Cat 2020

  • Personal gifts

  • Preferential prices for accommodation at the Mac Hotel

Gold

349lv


  • Access to all events in the program

  • 3 nights in h.Mak in double room

  • Ticket for the Gala Show

  • Lecture of Laura London - Front seat

  • Lecture of Juliana Chen - Front seat

  • Access to the official party of Magic Gathering Golden Cat 2020

  • Gold package

  • Dinner with the Special guests on Friday (27th March)

  • Sandwich and a drink (Coffee/Tea/Water/Soda) included on Saturday in hall Vazrazhdane from Gastronom

  • Lunch included (Sunday) in hotel Mak

  • Personal gift from the Lecturers

  • Personal gift from QHP

  • Photo and autograph with each speaker of Goldem Cat 2020

  • Free extra rehearsal

Contacts and Location

  • Contacts
    General Queries

    info@quickhands.pro

  • Location
    Vuzrajdane Hall

    Vuzrajdane Str, Gabrovo Centur, Gabrovo

  • Event Organiser

    +359 896 236737

  • Hotel Mak

    bul. “3-ti Mart” 9, Gabrovo