Those were our starguests, special events, lectures and workshops at MagicCon 5.

Starguests / Sponsored Guests

21. February 2023
MagicCon 6 | Mistress of Ceremonies | Lori Dungey

Lori Dungey

Our dear Lori Dungey belongs to the permanent circle of the big MagicCon family and also this year she will provide best entertainment on stage as […]
19. February 2023
MagicCon 6 | Master of Ceremonies | Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson, best known as “Maxi Mark”, will again accompany us all at MagicCon 6 as “Master of Ceremonies” with his popular moderation through the con […]
1. October 2022

Ismael Cruz Córdova

Ismael Cruz Córdova can currently be seen as the lead role (the Elb Arondir) of Amazon Studios’ highly-anticipated series Lord of the Rings: The Rings of […]
26. August 2022

Sophia Nomvete

With the dwarf princess Disa, we get to experience the appearance of a new character in the Lord of the Rings fantasy universe. The strong character […]
19. August 2022

Lloyd Owen

Only a few more days until the first episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series premieres on Prime Video on September […]
27. July 2022

Owain Arthur

On September 2, 2022, the absolute fantasy series highlight for all Lord of the Rings fans will premiere with The Rings of Power. At MagicCon 5, […]
1. July 2022

Tom Canton

Filavandrel, the King of the Elves from the fantasy series hit The Witcher has announced himself for an audience at MagicCon 5. In the Netflix production […]
17. May 2022
MagicCon 5 | Stargast | Adam Brown

Adam Brown

Adam Brown, another good pal of the Lord of the Rings universe, is on his way to MagicCon. In 2013 Adam was on stage for the […]
7. May 2022

Thomas Robins

A visit from Middle Earth has been announced for MagicCon 5. With Thomas Robins, we welcome Déagol, the cousin of Sméagol from Peter Jackson’s film adaptation […]
22. April 2022

Jed Brophy

Jed Brophy stars in several roles in Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations. He became best known to fans for his portrayal of the dwarf Nori in […]
1. April 2022

Georgia Hirst

You can now take a trip to the Viking Age in the early Middle Ages at MagicCon 5, because Torvi from the popular historical series Vikings […]

Special Events

11. August 2023
MagicCon 6 | Specials | Improvisation Workshop with Lori Dungey

Whisky Tastings

This year Spirit of the Highlands presents you two whisky tastings at MagicCon 6 under the motto “Journey through Scotland” (six whiskies from the Scottish whisky […]
23. February 2023
MagicCon 6 | Specials | Art Show

Creative Fans Artshow

Dear artists, craftsmen and art lovers! Be part of the Artshow at MagicCon! Here is some information. Exhibit your own works at the con, collect feedback […]
15. April 2022

Die Geisterakten

Die Geisterakten live at MagicCon 5 The Geisterakten team will surprise viewers with an exclusive “best-of video” of Season 4. Up to this point, 9 of […]
12. April 2022

Video Contest

The video contest is back at MagicCon 5 – presented by Frank Hettler After a longer creative break, it’s “FILM DOWN!” again for your funny, creative […]


16. March 2023

Give lively readings

Readers don’t buy your book, they buy you. And your audience wants to be entertained at your reading (or at a lecture or at the P’n’P) […]
14. September 2022

Ring*Con & Co. – A success story

“Back to the roots” is the motto of the big anniversary panel Ring*Con & Co. – A success story. Join Dirk Bartholomä, Mel Eisele and Julia […]
3. September 2022

Die Schattenelfen-Saga

DIE SCHATTENELFEN – SAGA Schattenelfen – Die Blutkönigin Schattenelfen – Der Gläserne Kaiser Schattenelfen – Das Eherne Wort Premiere reading of Schattenelfen – Das Eherne Wort […]
28. August 2022

Westron – Chatting like in Middle Earth

It is well known that all sorts of magical languages are spoken in Middle Earth. But often the most common language is shamefully neglected, namely Westron! […]
26. August 2022

Completely useless middle earth knowledge

“Ennyn Durin Aran Moria. Pedo Mellon a Minno.” Whoever solves this riddle will gain entrance to the dwarven mines of Kazad-dûm, but what prophecy has Elven […]
25. August 2022

Beastseller – Monomythos

A captivating, unorthodox fantasy world. A brave, innovative hero. An author who has the plot down pat. The Beastseller doesn’t offer all that. Instead, it offers […]
24. August 2022

From Pryftan to Smaug

Smaug is the dragon in Tolkien’s Legendarium that was by far the best documented or described and even found its way onto the screen in the […]
23. August 2022

Natur und Wesen von Mittelerde

“Nature and Beings of Middle-earth – Obscure and Surprising Things from Middle-earth”. Last year another book with “new” texts by Tolkien was published: “Natur und Wesen […]
23. August 2022

Emerald Witches

Laura Labas with “Emerald Witches” The new fantasy novel series by Laura Labas about the witches of Seoul: “Emerald Witches – Ahnenmond”. Seven covens rule the […]
21. August 2022

Everything just stolen – A déjà vu

It’s all just stolen – A déjà vu 20 years ago Yikes, this looks familiar, and oh! I know this synopsis from somewhere. We’re talking about […]
21. August 2022

Verderben – Kinder des Zorns

Wolfgang Hohlbein with “Verderben – Kinder des Zorns” Wolfgang Hohlbein’s new fantasy thriller “Verderben – Kinder des Zorns”. When Detective Chief Inspector Conny Fesser is assigned […]
20. August 2022

Gender in Tolkien works

Of weeping warriors and rebellious princesses: Gender in Tolkien  Whenever “gender” is mentioned in connection with Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium, there is usually either criticism that there […]
18. August 2022

Piper Fantasy – Programmvorstellung

Book Lovers assemble! 20 Years of Piper Fantasy: A Look Back and Sneak Peeks at the Future  From Wolfgang Hohlbein to Brandon Sanderson, Stephanie Garber, Robert […]
13. August 2022

A series to bind them all

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is finally here. What began in 2017 with the purchase of the rights has now passed its […]
7. August 2022

Bestie – Dein Verlangen ist seine Macht

Eve Summer reads from her novel Bestie – Dein Verlangen ist seine Macht Reporter Lillian White isn’t interested in supernatural things. When Christopher Hunter moves into […]
20. July 2022

Modern fan fiction

In fantasy and science fiction fandoms, fanfiction is a widespread but controversial phenomenon. Some authors and many fans find fanfictions annoying, for example because of copyright […]
17. July 2022

Fake News in Tolkiens world

“Rohan pays tribute in the form of horses and sends many to Mordor every year – or at least so it is said” – this rumor […]
13. July 2022

Update Indie and Fanfilm Scene

News from the Fantasy, Indie and Fan Film Scene Robert Vogel will again present an entertaining overview of new productions from the genre at MagicCon 5.
11. July 2022

Tolkien in the Seventies

When Tolkien came to Germany – a nostalgic look back at the beginnings of Tolkien’s presence in Germany in the 70s How did Tolkien’s works first […]
9. July 2022
MagicCon 5 | Vortrag | Duell der "Magic Comedies" | Robert Vogel

Duel of the “Magic Comedies”

Nostalgia Presentation: The Duel of the “Magic Comedies” Ring free for the two duels of the classic magic comedy series of the 60s: I Dream of […]
7. July 2022
MagicCon 5 | Vortrag | Kontrovers: Tolkien in Film/TV | Robert Vogel

Controversial: Tolkien in Film/TV

The controversy over the adaptation of Tolkien’s works into films and series and the attitude of the fan community. When the series The Lord of the […]
6. July 2022

Der Sohn des Orkschamanen

Der Sohn des Orkschamanen – a fantasy adventure by Lew Marschall “Most people want to be someone without becoming someone …” For how Sharshuk would like […]
3. July 2022

Weltenkreis: Finnurs Suche

Reading from Finnurs Suche Memories are magic When Finnur awakens in Sayid Deoch’s palace, he has no past. Only the feeling of flying seems familiar to […]
2. July 2022

Voldemort vs. Grindelwald

What makes evil evil? There are many answers to this question in various fandoms. We compared the two villains from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, […]
29. June 2022

Fan-Art, Fan-Fiction & the Law

Fan art and fan fiction are based on (usually very well-known) original works. Particularly when fan art and fan fiction are published, one should therefore take […]
26. May 2022

The Game of Thrones Studio Tour

In recent years, there have always been different Game of Thrones exhibitions in various cities around the world, including Berlin and Oberhausen. Since this year, there […]
10. April 2022

Politics in Harry Potter

Have you ever wondered how the Minister of Magic is appointed? How the tickets for the grandstand at the Quidditch World Cup are donated and why […]
8. April 2022


Seelenwelten – Reading by and with Stefanie Karras You see the wisps of fog hanging in shreds in the dark treetops. It is the soft creaking […]
6. April 2022

Nature spirits in real life

We all know elves, fairies, goblins, nymphs, dryads, dragons and the like from various fantasy stories, books, movies and so on, and they exert a strong […]
22. February 2022

Phileasson-Saga: Elfenkönig

With Die Phileasson-Saga, Bernhard Hennen and Robert Corvus write one of Germany’s most successful fantasy series. In it, the greatest explorer and the greatest plunderer of […]
20. February 2022

Gold für die Schattenherren

Die Schattenherren is a dark fantasy trilogy successfully published by Piper. Author Robert Corvus has decided to publish the story in a new guise – as […]
27. January 2022


Reading of “Piratengesindel” by and with Florian Clever In the maelstrom of danger: Driven by treachery to commit a bloody deed, the merchant’s son Casim flees […]
26. January 2022


Reading of the “Mesrée-Saga” by and with Florian Clever The desert town of Mesrée is suffering from a long drought. When wild nomadic tribes attack, the […]
25. January 2022
MagicCon 5 | Lesung | Der weiße Kristall | Florian Clever

Der weiße Kristall

Reading of “Der weiße Kristall” by and with Florian Clever The mercenary Molovin is a living weapon. At the beginning of winter, he comes into contact […]
24. January 2022

Magic of film and series music

Whether it’s The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, magical background music is an important element for the fantasy film genre. Semir Ayar wants […]
24. January 2022

Schwert & Meister

Reading of “Schwert & Meister” by and with Florian Clever A dark god returns from exile. Young Glen is still unaware of this. He possesses the […]
20. January 2022

Cosplay for beginners

We all look up to cosplayers. Admire their work and creativity. And many of you out there would like to try it yourself: to embody your […]
19. January 2022

Akademie im Niemals

Catherine Snow, author of the Viridis saga and Akademie im Niemals reads from her dystopian fantasy novel about Mara, Leander and their adventures at the Academy, […]
15. January 2022

The X marks the treasure

Archaeology: Film/Games vs. Reality “We don’t follow ancient maps, we don’t discover missing treasure, and never has an X marked a significant point anywhere at any […]
13. January 2022

New Zealand – There & back again

New Zealand / The Lord of the Rings – Adventure Trip For three weeks I (Dirk Drabicki) was on the road in New Zealand to see […]


17. August 2023
MagicCon 6 | Specials | Improvisation Workshop with Lori Dungey

Improvisation Workshop

“IMPROV SHENANIGANS with LORI DUNGEY” MagicCon is back so it’s time to rekindle your old friendships, forge new ones and learn more improv skills. What better […]
14. April 2023
MagicCon 6 | Workshop | The Ring*Choir!

The Ring*Choir

Hardly any film works without its soundtrack. The music adds as much to the story as the visual plot and it can stir deep emotions in […]
12. March 2023

Cosplay sewing for beginners

After the surprising turnout for MagicCon 5 last year, I’m offering an improved version of my workshop. The goal is again to take away the fear […]
4. September 2022
MagicCon 5 | Workshop | Magic: The Gathering - Einstieg | Christoph & Feliciana Mokry

Magic: The Gathering – Getting started

What should not be missing at MagicCon? Exactly! Enough “Magic” of course. That’s why a workshop on the Trading Card Game (TCG) Magic: The Gathering will […]
31. July 2022

Make mead yourself

In Tolkien’s world called Miruvóre, it is given to the companions as a farewell from Lorien. In our country this drink is known as mead, a […]
30. June 2022
MagicCon 5 | Workshop | Die Kostüme von Game of Thrones | Marion Müller

The costumes of Game of Thrones

This workshop is dedicated to Game of Thrones costumes. Since you can’t make a GoT costume yourself in 2 hours, unfortunately, we’ll explain the basics. We […]
23. March 2022

How do I finish a manuscript?

Have an idea but not sure how to turn it into a book, let alone finish it? Or have you even started writing, but are stuck? […]
25. February 2022

Learn cartomancy with tarot

At the last MagicCon events the tarot workshop was almost fully booked every time. That’s why you’ll get the chance to participate in the Tarot Workshop […]
21. February 2022

Elves – more than pointed ears!

Elves, fairies, the ancient race, the guardians of the forest and messengers of light … No species permeates fantasy more strongly, none fascinates a wider audience. […]