Meet the Team

Kevin Quantum (aka McMahon)
Founder and creative spine of the Festival.
Magician, Producer, Member of “The Magic Circle” AIMC with Silver Star

Svetlana McMahon (nee Shevchenko)
Co-founder, Festival’s engine and strategist
Theatre and Events producer based in Edinburgh

Charline Roth – Festival Administrator

Gary Anderson (Lanyard Media) – PR Manager

Alison Reid – Stage Manager and Production Assistant

Kaitlyn Morgan – Administrative assistant


John Archer: BAFTA award-winning magician
Jamie Harrison: Artistic director of ‘Vox Motus’, one of Scotland’s leading theatre companies
Gavin Oattes: ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’. Owner of ‘Tree of Knowledge’ Motivation Training Company
Dr Ivana Rihova: Tourism Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University
Carol Taylor: Formerly of Arts and Business Scotland and Diageo
Judith Wilson: Event Manager and Consultant. Owner of JMD Events
R Paul Wilson: Magic Consultant, Creator and Star of BBC’s ‘The Real Hustle’


Ian Black, Sam Weston and our whole amazing volunteer team who really do make this event the most awesome magic festival in the world.