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31 January 2012

Ted and Marion Outerbridge: A magical marriage

From the West Island Gazette:
The very name Outerbridge may summon up thoughts of links to other dimensions, magic being a part of that ethereal mosaic.
 
Pointe-Claire resident Ted Outerbridge got his first magician’s kit under the Christmas tree when he was seven years old. From that moment on, he was stamped with an obsession for the gossamer art of conjuring.
 
Read more.

30 January 2012

Rounding the Western rings in February

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
   
CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Club meeting, featuring Stephen Forrester, "The Life and Times of Robert Houdin"
- Eric Jones lecture
- Junior magic club: class
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Eric Jones lecture
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- meeting and auction
- round table
- executive meeting
- Eric Jones lecture
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - Eric Jones lecture
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Ontario rings in February

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
  
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club) - Got Talent night  
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Magic Olympics
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- annual DVD night
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians) - Memorial Night / Classic Magic
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club) - comedy workshop (panelists: Matt DiSero, David Merry, Glenn Ottaway and Paul Wildbaum)
Woodstock, ONCAM 1 (Friendly City Mystics)   - N/A
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Eastern rings in February

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
 
Halifax, NSRing 316 (Conjourer's Court) - TBA 
 

Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

29 January 2012

Levis: Spectacle de magie

From CAM magic:
31 mars 2012.

Spectacle de magie au profit du voyage d'échange au Nunavik mettant en vedette Luc Langevin.

Avec Mysteract, Martin Tremblay, Pierre Hamon et les trois de pique.

Read more.

27 January 2012

Stars of Tomorrow

From Sorcerers Safari:
Show Producer Marlene Clark is seeking to hire young performers for the “Stars of Tomorrow” show, a professional stage show that features magicians ages 7 through 17. The show is part of the annual S.A.M. National Convention that will take place July 23 through July 26, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Read more.

24 January 2012

Paul Pacific interviewed by James Munton

Swing over to The Magic Bistro to listen to a podcast of James Munton interviewing Paul Pacific.

Topics discussed include:
  • Kreskin
  • Performing early magic stage shows
  • How Paul gets his work
  • Interacting with the audience
  • Ethics of claiming psychic powers
  • Working with Mark Lewis
  • What are Paul's secret weapons of mentalism?
  • And much, much more...
Read more and listen.

23 January 2012

Chris Pilsworth: One in a Million

From the Ottawa Citizen:
OTTAWA — In his signature trick, Ottawa magician Chris Pilsworth starts with a cactus and a balloon, and ends up with the cactus inside the balloon.

Its genesis occurred when he saw a photograph of comedian Steve Martin in Esquire magazine. In the photo, Martin held a balloon on one arm and a cactus on the other, and Pilsworth thought, “What if?”

Read more.

We think he's one in a million too!

22 January 2012

Sudbury: Ray Anderson

From The Sudbury Star:
The Cool Magician - Ray Anderson

Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 7 p.m. Lockerby Composite School In support for the Canadian Diabetes Association, Sudbury branch local programs and services.

Read more.

21 January 2012

New Westminster: Trevor and Lorena Watters

From the New Westminster News Leader:
Husband and wife magician duo Trevor and Lorena Watters will bring their internationally acclaimed magic show to Massey Theatre on Feb. 11 as part of Ypres Charitable Society’s fundraising efforts.

Trevor and Lorena have been performing for over a decade and have won 20 international awards for comedy magic along the way. The duo first met while studying theatre at Douglas College.

Read more.

19 January 2012

James Randi in conversation with Max Maven

From the James Randi Foundation YouTube channel:
On September 14, 2010 in Hollywood, California, James Randi had an on-stage conversation with Max Maven at the World Famous Magic Castle, in front of a standing-room-only audience. This is a recording of that event.

Watch James Randi at the Magic Castle: In Conversation with Max Maven.



[h/t: iTricks]

17 January 2012

CAM: Dealers room

From the CAM website:
The CAMaraderie is really doing great and the registrations are starting to stream in as the new year begins. With our new location in Hamilton, Ontario and the stellar line up of talent that rivals any major convention in the US .. what are you waiting for to register?

The latest announcement is that the Dealers Room for CAMaraderie is now fully booked!
 
Read more to find out who's in the room!

16 January 2012

Opportunity for Durham region magician

From the CAM website:
Steve Houston, one of the editors at Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division, which publishes community newspapers and has a well-read online presence in that market, which covers Pickering in the west to Cobourg and Brighton in east, and up to Port Perry in the north is in need of a magician.

Read more.

14 January 2012

Doug Henning in The Cabbagetown People Project

From Inside Toronto:
The list of former Cabbagetowners is indeed impressive, from Arthur Schawlow who co-developed the laser to musical prodigy and composer Sir Ernest MacMillan, magician Doug Henning and Oronhyatekha, the first First Nations-born medical doctor in Canada.

Read more.

13 January 2012

Shawn Farquhar #magicchat

From Shawn's Facebook page:
I've been asked to be part of a fun magic chat on January 23rd. Would love you to come join me on the day. It's #magicchat at 5pm January 23rd ... come play while I learn Twitter ... (let me know you're coming by commenting below. thxs)
 
Read more and comment.

12 January 2012

Toronto: Jeff Hinchliffe lecture Saturday, February 4

From The Browser's Den of Magic:
JEFF HINCHLIFFE NEW LECTURE ‘OVER – EASY: Many of you know Jeff Hinchliffe as a card man…a very good and respected card man. A magician or should I write cardician who really knows how to handle cards and have them dance around effortlessly and produce magic.

BUT ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? Are you really ready?

Okay…Then….Jeff will be giving a Two-Hour Plus lecture on EASY TRICKS. That’s right the material that Jeff will be performing and explaining are tricks that you can master right away.

Read more and buy tickets.

11 January 2012

The life and magic of Stewart James

From Sharing Wonder:
Tonight at 6pm and again at midnight ichannel is showing The Canadians episode on Stewart James. Learn more about this fascinating inventor, creator, magician and Canadian.

Read more.

Richard Forget at Blackpool 2012

Richard Forget is currently scheduled to perform on Saturday, February the 18th.

From the Blackpool Magicians' Club:
Blackpool Magicians’ Club Ltd proudly host 60th Celebration Annual Magic Convention, Blackpool Opera House & Winter gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, 17th – 19th February 2012.

Blackpool Magicians’ Club host their annual convention, the largest in the world, right here in Blackpool, UK. Proving year after year to be a hit with registrants from around the globe, growing in size each year.

Read more.

06 January 2012

Montréal: Camirand Magic Stage Course

From Camirand Magic:
Starts Wedneday March 14th 2012
 
This 30 hour course is open to students from the Basic Course Level One. This is magic on stage using dexterity with day to day objects. Each course as a theme and the full three hours are dedicated to a complete stage routine. Some of the themes included Card Productions, Balls Productions, Basic Mental Routines, Egg Bag, Floathing Ball, and other classics.
 
Read more. | En français suivez ce lien.

[h/t: magicinfo.ca]

05 January 2012

Montréal: Camirand Basic Course, Level 1

From Camirand Magic:
Starts Tuesday March 13th 2012
 
Camirand Academy of Magic level 1 course is designed for those interested in magic and want to learn the methods of the professional even if this is not their goal to make a living in magic.
 
You will learn the basics of close-up magic using small object such as Balls, Coins, Cards, rope, etc.
 
Read more. | En français suivez ce lien.

[h/t: magicinfo.ca]

04 January 2012

Toronto: Spidey lecture

From Morrissey Magic:
Spidey Lecture Wednesday January 25th
 
As a performer, he has combined his hypnosis and magic to perform all over the American continent, several all inclusive resorts, and sold out shows in Montreal, including the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. He has been featured in major Canadian media including Global TV.
 
Read more or purchase tickets.

03 January 2012

Eric Jones: February lectures

Eric Jones will be lecturing in Canada this February.

The according to to the X-elent Lecture Series website Eric Jones' lecture dates are: He'll be wrapping up the lecture tour with dates in the US (Seattle, Eugene and Portland).

Please confirm details about dates, times and locations by contacting each club directly.

I had the pleasure of meeting Eric last summer.  He's a tremendously talented fellow who is super nice to boot!  If you haven't seen him lecture yet, what are you waiting for?

02 January 2012

Rounding the Western rings in January

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
   
CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- N/A
- Garden Variety Show
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- N/A
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- N/A
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - Unopened deck comp.
- Teach a trick.
- Round table.
- Annual dinner.
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Ontario rings in January

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
  
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club) - The Life and Times of Harry Houdini with a few secrets to be presented by Bill Brehm of Ring 49.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Lecture by Devon Elliott.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- New club members and other non executive members will perform!
- Comical Awards will be given to all who perform
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians) - Business Meeting: club updates (charity shows, lectures, etc.)
- Magic Flea Market 
- Something New
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club) - Live auction.
Woodstock, ONCAM 1 (Friendly City Mystics)   - N/A
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Eastern rings in January

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.
 
Halifax, NSRing 316 (Conjourer's Court) - TBA 
 

Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

01 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours a year filled with awe and wonder!
Let's hope we all have a year filled with as much fun, joy and passion as the campers and crew in the first ever Sorcerers Safari  lip dub.