01 April 2020

Champions Of Magic Concert Album

We're delighted to announce that Canada's Magic is the exclusive Canadian distributor for the Champions Of Magic Concert Album! 

This has the potential to be as fabulous as the 1974 Bell Records release of Doug Henning's “Magic Show” Vinyl Cast Album.

From the Champions of Magic Press Release:

The producers behind the internationally touring illusion show Champions Of Magic have announced the upcoming release of a live concert album of the production in a world first for the genre.

The show’s director of research and development Al Tostig said “We’ve spent the last 2 years diving deep into magic history to find brand new things to bring to the world of illusions both on-stage and off. It suddenly hit us that despite the fact live albums have been popular in music for a long time, and had a heyday in stand-up comedy, no magicians have released an album of their live show. We didn’t think about it for a moment longer and decided Champions Of Magic should be the first.”

Tostig continued “Unfortunately due to licensing restrictions, the music we use in the show alongside the illusions can’t be re-produced on the album so the recording is mostly patter, props moving and some crowd noise. The whole thing is a really immersive way to enjoy magic, that’s often overlooked by those more caught up in the visuals”.

Champions Of Magic, one of the world’s largest illusion shows, tours theatres and arenas across the UK, USA, and Canada

Watch this space for pre-order information.


Or, y'know, check the date of this post.

[With thanks to Alex J from Champions of Magic.]

31 March 2020

Miracles and Magic

April 1 at 2pm EDT

Live at https://www.facebook.com/MiraclesAndMagicShow

25 world-leading performers sharing their gifts and talents with you on Wednesday.

Top 5 posts in March 2020

There were 30+ posts at Canada's Magic last month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days:

5. Tennessee: 5th Annual Conjuror Community Summit - Keep an eye on their website for changes and additions!
4. David Ben, Julie Eng, and James Alan promoting #IllusionsAGO - Maybe they'll extend the dates for this fabulous exhibition?
3. Darcy Oake in The Sunday Post - Check Darcy's website for his revised UK tour dates.
2. Apply now for the 2020 CNE Rising Star competition - Are you looking forward to the summer?

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. Breaking news: Allan Slaight Relief Fund for Professional Magicians - With tremendous thanks to the Slaight Family Foundation for their generosity!

30 March 2020

Our sponsors' shops are open online!

It is a challenging time for the entertainment industry.  No doubt about it.  This is a reminder that our sponsors also have bills to pay and mouths to feed.

Three of our generous sponsors are brick and mortar shop owners (Perfect Magic, The Browser's Den of Magic, and The Vanishing Rabbit Magic Shop).  One of our generous sponsors, Michael Close, has been offering daily magic jams for free.

If you have the means, please support them by placing an online order. 

28 March 2020

Broken wand: Steve Dickson

Updated March 30th to add a link to Steve's obituary:
  • From the Vancouver Sun:
    It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Steve Dickson. Steve was an amazing man, husband, father, friend and magician who enriched the lives of all who had the opportunity to meet him. Friends and family will celebrate Steve's life at a later date.

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Steve Dickson passed away on Wednesday March 25th.  Our sincere condolences to his friends and family.

From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook March 26th post:
Yesterday, a friend I have known for nearly three decades, had a sudden heart attack and passed. Steve Dickson was a pillar of the magic community, a brilliant teacher, mentor and performer of magic. At one time he owned a magic shop in New Westminster where everyone went to hang, learn and tell stories. So many of our community started their magic lessons with Steve and he was always the guy to help the young magician as well. For years we worked together at the Old Country Inn doing close up, later he helped me create what has become the Cabaret of Wonders. He was a wickedly great at Photoshop and a wiz with computers and never hesitated to help anyone who needed promotional material. He and I didn't agree on everything, which is a good thing, as many times he changed my mind or attitude. He will be truly missed in our community and my heart goes out to Paddy, his wife, who suffers the greatest loss of us all... the love of her life as I know she was his greatest joy.

As we face the coming days, tell those you love how you feel because you truly never know when your time will end.