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NEWS MASTERS OF ILLUSION ANNOUNCES SEASON FIVE Winners from 2015 Hollywood, CA (June 20, 2018) – MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associ- ated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will celebrate its fifth anniversary season premiering on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. Masters of Illusion features amazing magic performed by 42 cutting-edge illusion- ists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interac- tive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines – all in front of a studio audience. 8 Allan Slaight Awards 2018 This week’s episodes will include: “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” — (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) “It’s All in the Cards” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) CHALLENGING PERCEPTION — Hosted by Dean Cain, “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines — all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Rick Smith Jr., Ed Alonzo and Samantha Bell, Joel Meyers, Keelan Leyser & Matt Daniel-Baker, Shoot Ogawa and Andi Gladwin (#501). Original airdate 6/29/2018. The Allan Slaight Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the pursuit of the impossible. The Slaight Family Foundation established the awards in 2015 and has pledged to give $50,000 a year, over five years, to celebrate exceptional work in five distinct categories. Each recipient receives not only a cash prize, but also a specially engraved iPad to commemorate the achievement. “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” — (8:30-9:00 p.m. ET) “The Things You Can Do With Umbrellas” (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV) Hosted by Dean Cain, “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines — all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include: Ed Alonzo (Piercing Glass with an Umbrella), Scott Pepper (Small Trunk Metamorphosis), Jason Bishop (Goldfish Image to Real), Tommy Wind (Rat A Tat-Tat), Jarrett and Raja (Musical Card Trick), Murray SawChuck (Cabaret Classic), Adam Wylie (Ever Changing Card Deck) and Jonathan Pendragon (Group Magic 360). (#412) (Encore Presentation) Magicana has the honour of administering the distribution of these prestigious awards and now, in our fourth year, we have changed the format for sharing the news. This year we will be announcing each recipient on our website, releasing the name of one winner a day, starting on Monday, June 25, until all four individuals and one organization are lauded for their contributions to the advancement of magic as a performing art. Masters of Illusion is produced by Associated Television International with return- ing Executive Producers David McKenzie (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009), David Martin (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009, “Marie”), and Al Schwartz (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 and 2014), along with Co-Executive Producer Jim Romanovich (“From Rocky To Creed,” “The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards”) Be sure to follow Magicana’s news blog to find out which exciting performers are the 2018 Allan Slaight Award winners! VANISH Magazine www.VanishMagazine.com