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Mick Peck

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Mick Peck
Auckland Magician Mick Peck, New Zealand
Mick Peck
Born1981
Auckland, New Zealand

NationalityNew Zealand

Mick Peck (born 1981) is a professional award-winning magician based in Auckland, New Zealand.[1][2]

He is a member of London's Magic Circle, the most prestigious magic club in the world.

Mick has been convention chairman for two New Zealand International Magicians Conventions (the 24th in 2004 and the 30th in 2010).[3]

He appeared on the cover of The New Zealand Herald Canvas magazine in September 2011 for the feature by Alan Perrott entitled 'Hey Presto! - Why there's still room for old-fashioned magic' and was profiled in The Sunday Star Times Sunday magazine in July 2015 for the feature "Revealing The Tricks of the Magician's Trade" by Jeremy Olds. He was also featured on the NZ Herald Online website in 2013 as part of their “What I Do?” feature on unique occupations.

Mick is the Editor of Inside Entertainment, the monthly membership magazine of the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand, an organisation formed in 1966 for entertainers and performing artists.[4] In 2014 he was elected Vice-President of the organisation.

In 2013 he co-founded VanishLive with Paul Romhany.[5] VanishLive is the online presence of Vanish magazine, an international trade magazine for the magic industry read by over 80,000 magicians. VanishLive features a daily roundup of global magic news, articles and reviews of magic tricks, books and DVDs.

In 2014 he was presented with a special award from Magic New Zealand "in recognition of his long term service and outstanding contribution to the magic fraternity" of New Zealand.

Mick is a recipient of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce Awesome Service Award, presented for providing inspirational customer service. The Awesome Service Award is supported by NewstalkZB and the Sunday Star Times; nominations are made by happy customers and winners judged by Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Michael Barnett ONZM.

Major Awards

  • 2014 : Special Award For Outstanding Contribution to NZ Magic : Magic New Zealand[6]
  • 2014 : New Zealand's Top Children's Entertainer Award, Variety Artists Club of New Zealand[7]
  • 2013 : Special Award of Appreciation, Variety Artists Club of New Zealand[8][9]
  • 2011 : New Zealand's Top Children's Entertainer Award, Variety Artists Club of New Zealand[10][11]
  • 2011 : Auckland Chamber of Commerce Awesome Service Award[12][13]


References

  1. New Zealand Herald Live Chat : Mick Peck, 2013 4 June 2013 link
  2. Hey Presto! Why There's Still Room For Old-Fashioned Magic, New Zealand Herald, 2011 13 September 2011 link
  3. Magic Magazine, New Zealand International Magicians Convention, 2010
  4. Variety Artists Club of New Zealand 2016 Committee
  5. VanishLive : Paul Romhany and Mick Peck
  6. Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians Inc, News Item November 2014
  7. Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, 2014 Awards
  8. Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, 2013 Awards
  9. Working His Magic, Franklin County News Article on VAC Special Award, November, 2011
  10. Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, Top Children's Entertainer Award
  11. Awesome Service Awards Media Release - A Magic Week for Mick, 2011
  12. Awesome Service Awards, Winner Mick Peck November 2011
  13. Awesome Service Awards Media Release - A Magic Week for Mick, 2011