One of the most common questions people ask is, "Does this convention have anything to do with the Cape Cod Conclave?" And the answer to that is, "NO!"
The Conclave was a very fine, respected, and long-running convention; and although Oceanside Magic International also takes place on Cape Cod, it is not and never was in any way affiliated with the Conclave or any of its personnel. Nor is it related to any other convention, Ring, Assembly, or organization.
OMI is independently produced by Markus and Angelique Steelgrave, professional magicians from Maine (read more about them here!). The Steelgraves have performed for the Red Jacket Resort system (NH and MA) for nearly 20 years--on Cape Cod every April and Summer for the past 10 years (2017 will be Year 11), so they have a wonderful working relationship with this host venue.
In 2011, The Steelgraves collaborated with the Red Jacket and many other area sponsors to create the Cape Cod Festival of Magic, which ran from 2011-2014; as Entertainment Coordinators for the Festival, The Steelgraves hand-picked some of the most world-renowned magicians to perform on the Cape.
The Conclave sadly "disappeared" after 2011, just as the Festival began to pick up steam. Meanwhile, there was a noticeable hole in the magic convention circuit. Those familiar with The Steelgraves' work with the Festival asked, "Why not create a convention for magicians?"
Why not, indeed? The Resort was receptive to the idea, and offered the perfect venue; there were plenty of magicians wanting to perform; and the timing seemed right. Thus OMI was born!
OMI continues to receive praise, from performers and attendees alike. So far each one has attracted from 120-140 enthusiastic and wonderful registrants--most of whom have attended all three past conventions! We feel at this point as if we're all part of the "OMI Family". If you were part of this special experience, thank you! If you haven't been here yet, consider joining us in April! Thanks!
If you have questions, please contact us.
Just prior to OMI, check out NEMCON, another wonderful magic convention!
36th Annual NEMCON
March 10 & 11, 2017
Radisson Hotel Cromwell
"One of the best, if not the best, convention I have been to. I commend the Steelgraves on the time and effort they put into hosting such a great event with such a stellar line-up of performers, lecturers, etc. I hope to see everyone again next year...and some new faces as well!"