Nominations are open for the 2019
"Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award

20 November 2019

Montreal: Mat Franco

From the November 16th article "ORT Montreal Ted Wise Gala to feature Mat Franco and honour four community leaders" by Mike Cohen in The Surburban:
The 2019 ORT Montreal Ted Wise Gala for Jewish Education will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Place des Arts. There will be a cocktail dinatoire at 6 pm, followed by the show at 7:30 pm.

Honourees this year are community leaders Jonathan Goodman, Jeff Hart, Dean Mendel, and Gideon Pollack while the feature performer will be Mat Franco, the first and only magician ever to win NBC’s America’s Got Talent. He takes an innovative approach to magic-making that’s driven by pure joy and that wins over audiences!

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19 November 2019

London: Magic at the Marienbad (Dec 12)

From the Magic at the Marienbad Facebook page:
Back by popular demand, That Magic Guy Peter Mennie!  Featuring the magic of Al Grose.
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18 November 2019

The 2019 "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award

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Updated November 19th to add: 
 - Mysterion and Steffi Kay have accepted their nomination.

The Canada's Magic "2019 Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award nominations are now open.

You may nominate living Canadian Magician(s) of your choosing by leaving their name along with a short note about how they inspired you in 2019, in the comments below.  (Or you may email your nomination.)

Nominations will be accepted up until 11:59PM EST on Friday November the 29th.  We will contact the nominees via email and give them one week to accept or decline their nomination.  The full list of nominations will be published and voting will commence in December.  (Canada's Magic is not eligible for the award, nor will it be participating in the nomination or voting process.) 

This is a "bragging rights" only contest.  There is no cash value for this award.

Individuals and groups can be nominated.

We look forward to seeing your nominations!

In the spirit of celebrating all Canadian magicians, last year's winners of the Readers' Choice award (Jeff Christensen) or the Editor's Choice award (Mike Segal) are not eligible for nomination in 2019.

17 November 2019

Chris Ramsay, green backed cards, and cardistry

A fabulous combination if I've ever heard one.  Don't believe me?  Have a look at this video he posted to Instagram last week:

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16 November 2019

Merry Fool Us and Masters of Illusion Christmas Magic

From the November 12th post "Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us: CW Announces Holiday Episodes and Specials" by Regina Avalos in TV Series Finale:

It is about to look real holiday like on The CW. The network announced for all their upcoming holiday specials, and it looks like Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us will help kick things off. A new holiday special featuring the pair will air on November 29.

also ...

The CW will broadcast the holiday special MASTERS OF ILLUSION: CHRISTMAS MAGIC 2019 Wednesday, December 18 (9:00-10:00pm ET). This special from Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain features some of today’s hottest magicians. An encore presentation of MASTERS OF ILLUSION: CHRISTMAS MAGIC 2019 will air Tuesday, December 24 (8:00-9:00pm ET).

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From Michael Close's Facebook post: