21 September 2014

Kreskin in the Globe and Mail

Pick a god, any god.

The Amazing Kreskin is on the phone, and the parlour-trick performer and sometime predictor is riled up. “Something has happened in our culture,” he says, calling from New York. “Years ago, whether you were Jewish or Christian or just brought up well by your family, it meant something when you gave your word. But people don’t have as much guilt today.”

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20 September 2014

Linking Ring (v94, 8) round-up

For those of you who haven't flipped through the August Linking Ring, here's some of the Canadiana inside this issue:

  • Page 19, "The President's Page," by Shawn Farquhar
  • Page 21, "Board of Trustees Nominations, 2015-2016," lists Alex Seaman
  • Page 24, "Kickoff Show With the Stars of FFFF," with photos of Shawn
  • Page 28, "Stage Contest Finals," with photos of Trevor and Lorena Watters and
  • Page 30, "The Close-Up Finals," with a photo of Shin Lim

19 September 2014

Dave Attwood interviews Trevor & Lorena Watters

If you listen carefully, you can hear them mention Sorcerers Safari and Clive Court.

From Attwood Magic Episode 69, 2014-09-13, about 16 minutes in:
This week we were so fortunate to have this year's recipients of FISM North American Champions Of Stage Magic, Trevor and Lorena Watters call into the studio to talk about their experience in the competition and them getting ready for next year's trip to Italy to showcase for July 15th FISM.

From the Dave Attwood Show Twitter feed:

18 September 2014

Dean Gunnarson in the Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba's own Dean Gunnarson, known as the "World's Greatest Escape Artist," is the star of a new Canadian-made television series called Escape Or Die! which will premier on OLN in spring of 2015.

Each of the 12 episodes will begin in Manitoba at Gunnarson's rural home near Riding Mountain National Park and follow him and his team as they begin preparations in his production shop, travel to exotic international locations and perform a daring escape at the end of each show in major centres around the world.

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17 September 2014

Toronto: Browser's Den anniversary party

Sunday, November 16, 2014 
Dear Magic Friends,

All of us here at Browser's Den would like to personally invite you to attend the beginning of our 40th year in business. Many of you have been customers of ours since the beginning back in 1975. We could not have done it without all of our dedicated customers both old and new. And in appreciation of this special relationship we have a full day of fun events planned for you.

This is also the day that we remember our founders Len and Bernice Cooper. Jeff Pinsky purchased Browser's Den from Len and Bernice in 1995. Len passed away in 2003. And since then each Anniversary Party we hand out in Len's memory a full set of eight Tarbell Course in Magic books to someone under 26 years of age who has shown a dedication to the art of magic.

We are so pleased that Bernice Cooper will be at the party to witness this year's worthy recipient. 
PLUS - In appreciation of your devotion to our shop this is the only day of the year where EVERYTHING in the shop is on sale all day long! Everyone who comes to the shop gets to choose a playing card from a deck. On that card will be a number that represents the percentage discount on any non-auction items you buy during the day. You may use the card as many times as you wish. Discount cards range from 10% to 20% off. 
Read about the auction, trivia quiz and more!