Gospel Magic Day – June 8-9, 2018

With a pre-day training event…and night before party/lecture


Duane and Mary Laflin will host the event and present several lectures.  There will also be a variety of guest teachers such as Dr. Chris Beck, Rev. John Meyers and Aaron Gillam.  It is not yet confirmed, but David Laflin (Duane and Mary’s son may also be on hand to teach).


There is no cost for the main “Gospel Magic Day” but please tell us you are coming.  We want to be sure to have room for everyone and we want to have the proper number of lectures notes prepared. Send us an email at or call/text 406-291-2004.  Just give us your name and say, “I plan to be there!”

Pre-Day Training

There is a cost for this event. $100.  It takes place on Thursday June 7. 10 AM until 4PM.  We wil probably finish off the day by attending a Branson Magic show.


Thursday June 7 – Pre-Day training.  10 AM – 4 PM.  Sessions on “how to structure a show” and “crafting a routine to music.”  Also, hands-on help with tricks, planning your show, and other things you might need.

Friday June 8 – Spend the morning and early afternoon enjoying Branson/Ozark attractions.

5:00 PM – Doors open and registration/orientation/welcome…then supper on our own.

7:00 PM – Party and Lecture.  Fellowship. Snacks. Fun conversation. Funny business. A lecture on new gospel magic routines and ideas.

Saturday June 9

(Schedule subject to change)

9:30 AM – Doors open

10:00 AM – Lecture #1. “Music, Sound, and more for the Gospel Magician”  

11:oo AM – Break

11:15 AM – Lecture #2.  “How To Properly Handle Classic Magic Apparatus”

12:00 Noon – Lunch on site (Or, if you choose, you can go to a local restaurant)

1:00 PM – Lecture #3. “Gospel Magic For Fun Events!” (Emphasis on comedy yet a message)

2:00 PM – break

2:30 PM – Lecture #3. “Marketing Gospel Magic – What Tools Actually Work?”

3:15 PM – Break

3:30 PM – Lecture #4. “Keys To Effectiveness As A Gospel Magician”

4:30 PM – End of training event.  Magic store open.  Studio open for fellowship and one on one sharing.

7:00 PM – Evening Show


There is no cost for the Friday/Saturday event. Everyone comes free. (Optional training day is $100.00)

For lodging, check Branson motels. There are many choices and many price options.  It is almost always possible to find rooms for around $50.00.   If you want to wait until you drive into Branson to look for a motel, it should not be a problem. There are many available rooms. Although the Grand Magic Studio is in Hollister, MO (5 minutes south of Branson), we do not recommend Hollister motels. Their prices are much higher than Branson options. (If you do find a low priced motel in Hollister, the quality will not be good.)   For food, many local options. Fast food and nice restaurants (Plus grocery stores within a few blocks of the studio). We will be ordering in pizza for lunch. We recommend you plan on joining us for the pizza lunch. It is a great time to make friends, check out the magic counter items, and share ideas.

To find the studio, the address is 162 Industrial Park Drive, Suite F, Hollister, MO 65672.  Normally one or two white vans are parked in front of the main door. The studio is located directly across from the Hollister YMCA.  If traveling on highway 65, take the main Hollister Exit and go east. You will go past Menards and into an area of Industrial buildings. We are about 1/4 mile back in on Industrial drive.

The magic store will be open! Grand Magic Studio has a nice display of magic items. If you are looking for props, books and more, many things will be on display.

Expect quality instruction.  One of the reasons why the Grand Magic Studio exists is to provide quality information and teaching for those in creative ministry. We are committed to excellence.  There is a large stage with good lighting and sound system. We use video projection and Powerpoint/Keynote in teaching.  Our auditorim seats up to 80 people.

The Show

Rather than being a lecture or demonstration, the evening show will be an actual gospel magic program. The public is invited.  It will take place on the studio stage.