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Christian Fechner

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Christian Fechner

Cover of Genii (2002)
BornChristian Lucien Max Alfred Fechner
July 26, 1944
Agen, France
DiedNovember 25, 2008 (age 64)
Paris, France
CategoriesBooks by Christian Fechner

Christian Fechner (1944-2008), born in France, was known in his home country as a movie producer and in the magic community as a FISM winner and a Robert-Houdin expert.


Fechner gathered one of the world's largest collection of Robert-Houdin memorabilia for his own mini-museum. He had convinced the family to grant him access to the Robert-Houdin's manuscripts and papers, which he used in his biography of the master magician.

Fechner was the creator of the Bar Stool Levitation.

Awards and honors



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  • Cover, Genii Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 11, November 2002, Passion or Illusion, Christian Fechner's Life in Film and Magic, page 34
  • Magische Welt, Vol. 57, No. 6, November-Dezember 2008, In Memoriam: Christian Fechner, page 34
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 89, No. 1, January 2009, Broken Wand, Christian Fechner, page 113