Meet the Team

Svetlana McMahon
Founder, Festival’s engine and strategist
Creative Producer and Promoter based in Edinburgh

Kevin Quantum 
Founder and creative spine of the Festival
Magician, Producer, Consultant, Member of “The Magic Circle” AIMC with Silver Star

Ida Casilli – Festival Administrator

Matthew Shelley (Scottish Festivals PR) – PR manager

Clare Bridson – Social Media Manager and PR Assistant

Gary Anderson (Lanyard Media) – Digital Advertising

Alison Reid – Stage Manager and Production 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.