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29 October 2020

Big Trick Energy with Alex Boyer, Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, and Wes Barker

Congratulations Alex, Chris, Eric, and Wes!


From the October 27th article "TruTV Orders Comedic Illusionist Stunt Series ‘Big Trick Energy’ From DIGA Studios" by Denis Petski at Deadline:

Per the network, “from shock collar card tricks to mind bending one of their own cars in broad daylight, no stunt is off limits and no line is uncrossable to these self-proclaimed “Abracadipshits.” Viewers will also get a peek behind the curtain when they reveal how some of these unforgettable experiences were created.”

“They’re more magical Jackasses than self-proclaimed Abracadipshits, but it goes without saying that Chris, Eric, Wes and Alex are making magic cool again,” says Corie Henson, EVP, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV. “They’re charming, dangerous and hilarious. You’ll definitely want to spend the night with them.”

Said Tony DiSanto, CEO of DIGA Studios: “These guys are the real deal, as hilarious as they are amazing, sharing a bond of friendship and camaraderie that is at the heart of the show’s creative DNA. As a lifelong magic fan (and a spectacularly unaccomplished amateur magician), I personally couldn’t be more excited to unleash Big Trick Energy onto the world.”

Read more.



From the October 27 Tweet from TruTV:



 From the October 27th Facebook post by Eric Leclerc:

A sneak peek from Eric's YouTube channel:



28 October 2020

Lucy Darling's Halloween Spooktacular Extravaganza

From the Lucy Darling's Halloween Spooktacular Extravaganza Facebook event:

31 Oct at 02:00 EDT – 1 Nov at 01:00 EDT 

Hosted by Lucy Darling - Award Winning Comedy Magician

The Halloween show is coming!!!!

The show is free to watch October 31st and will play twice, Once at midnight EST & once at at midnight PST!!!

This is our gift to you! Happy Halloween.


27 October 2020

Ryan Pilling interviewed on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of"

From the September 29th Facebook post by Tips & Tricks for Magicians:

Catch 22: If I tell you I'm the guest on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of" this week then I should NOT be the guest because in order to hear this from me you must have heard of me, thus making me ineligible to be on the show.

From the October 1st upload on the Sleightly Magic YouTube channel:

26 October 2020

PCAM 87th edition is going virtual!

From PCAM:

Sunday, November 22, 2020

We asked all our PCAM family to be patient and standby until we know that it is safe to proceed. Looks like it will be a long time before we can all gather safely so we are going virtual for 2020. On behalf of the 2020 PCAM Convention planning committee, we thank you for your understanding on this matter.

We are all set up now to host our first virtual convention and the date is set.

Read more and register.



25 October 2020

Scott Hammell and Ryan Joyce in Guelph Today and the OWOW Livestream

From the October 26th article "Escape artist performs stunt while dangling over Elora Gorge (10 photos)" by Keegan Kozolanka in Guelph Today:

While impressive on its own, it was done while dangling upside down over the Elora Gorge Thursday afternoon.

It’s not an usual task for Scott Hammell, a Hamilton-based magician and escape artist.

Hammell is a Guinness World Record holder for highest suspension straitjacket escape in a 2003 stunt 7,200 feet above ground from a hot air balloon.

Despite the Elora Gorge escape being significantly less high at 80 feet, Hammell said it comes with a different kind of fear.

“I wouldn’t say I’m afraid of heights but 7,200 feet up the ground isn’t really real at that point,” Hammell said.

“When you’re 80 feet above the ground and it’s rocky, you see it and it’s like ‘Oh that’s exactly where I’d land if something goes wrong.’”

Read more.

Watch Scott's escape and other performances on October 31st over at Magic Festival!