The Iceman Cometh!
Kenrick "ICE" McDonald
When Kenrick was 10-years old he was given a used magic kit from a second-hand store that was incomplete and missing pieces. That magic kit was the key to revealing a passion and natural talent that would later becoming a life-long career, which would transform Kenrick into “ICE McDonald.” As an international award-winning entertainer and master magician, Ice gives stellar stage performances and has earned a reputation for his grand illusions, including making doves appear through impossibly small objects. He has sold out performances at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, broken audience and box office records at Monday Night Magic in New York and has been featured on NPR, Fox 11 Morning News, KGUN 9 The Morning Blend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Masters of Illusion (series on FOX TV), News One Now with Roland Martin, a documentary The Art and Soul of Magic – The Story of America’s Black Magician and ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, BBC. Ice Has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Riverfront Times and in numerous international publications. His sheer mastery of illusion has astonished audiences in London, Wales, India, Singapore, Jamaica, Bahamas, United Kingdom and throughout the United States of America. What sets Ice apart from other magicians is that he builds his own illusions, has not had any formal training; is a devout Christian; and is one of the MOST celebrated magicians in the nation.
Ibraheem Alinur is a second year Manufacturing and Design Engineering student pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship. As a Gates Millennium Scholar he continues to be a community leader through being a Marketing Director for a non-profit, Inspire Evanston Robotics. His dedication for STEM outreach resulted in him speaking about FIRST Robotics, STEM and the future of education at the Kennedy Space Center at the age of 17. Ibraheem has spent nearly a year as an analyst in Angel Investment at Florida Angel Nexus and as a financial analyst with Lakemont Group, a boutique real estate and economics consulting organization. At Northwestern he is currently the Marketing Director for NU|Tutors ( a Northwestern Student Holdings company) and a research assistant at the VPD Soft Materials lab working on 3/4D printing and synthesis of Hydrogels for the use in tissue engineering and potentially soft robotics. Ibraheem is currently passionate about his start-up developing user centered designed University apps. In his free time, Ibraheem is a performing magician, hypnotist as well as a pianist and tenor sax player.
An Evening with Max Maven
Using an advanced (and highly unorthodox) set of psychological principles and techniques, Max is able to discern the thoughts of total strangers. PEOPLE magazine hailed his work as "a new form of participatory theater." This is weird stuff--and audiences love it. Max Maven's mysteries transcend linguistic and cultural boundaries: He's performed in over two dozen countries. His full-evening one-man show, Thinking in Person, had a critically acclaimed two-month run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and he has headlined nightclubs across the United States. Max has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, top talkshows and variety specials, as well as acting on comedy and dramatic shows including: Count DeClues' Mystery Castle for the Fox network, and guest-starring on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and General Hospital. The late Orson Welles wrote that Max Maven has "the most original mind in magic." He's published over 1700 creations. As a consultant he has worked with David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, and many others. Recently, Magic magazine, the leading intraprofessional conjuring journal, published a list of the 100 most influential people in the field of theatrical magic during the 20th century.