31 March 2015

Thirty seconds with Chris Mayhew

This is the eleventh in a series of "Thirty seconds with ..." interviews, so called because I approached the interviewees at Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp last summer with the idea that I would interview them for 30 seconds. It didn't always work that way.

Professional magician Chris Mayhew, originally from Calgary but now living in Toronto thinks that Canada is a friendly place to be.  He first came to Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp in 2013 with the task of creating the official camp video.  He did such a great job, that he was back in 2014 as official camp videographer.

FUN FACT:
Chris prefers Oreos to store-bought chocolate chip cookies, but would take homemade chocolate chip cookies over Oreos any day!

DID YOU KNOW?
Chris considers himself to be shy.
Chris' first memory of magic is as a young teenager of 13, seeing the sign at the Vanishing Rabbit Magic shop in Calgary.  It's not surprising that when he thinks about Sorcerers Safari, he thinks of magic!  Chris encourages performers to take the time to make routines their own, and wishes that there weren't so many people out there spreading bad magic.  His advice to aspiring magicians:  "Learn what you can and make it work for you.  Be sure to add yourself."

When not thinking about magic, Chris is likely thinking about videography.

Chris contributes to Five Academy Magic, has a solo lecture / show "MAYhew, MAYhem" and is also part of a comedy duo show "Sketchy Magic" with Chris Westfall.  You can catch Sketchy Magic every Tuesday in April.

From Chris Westfall's Facebook page:
The best way to love is to laugh together. It's not a magic show, it's a #sketchymagic experience. Save a date. April 7,14,21 or 28! An amazing deal from feb 1st-14th. Stay posted for info #saveadate
Posted by Chris Westfall on Thursday, 29 January 2015


Visit Chris' website at: ChrisMayhewMagic.com .


From the Fireside Productions Facebook page:
© Rebecca C. Wells 2014
Posted by Fireside Productions on Wednesday, 3 September 2014


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From the Sorcerers Safari Twitter feed

30 March 2015

Top 5 posts in March 2015

It's been another busy month for news with close to 45 posts! Here are the most viewed posts at Canada's Magic this month:

5. Festival de magie de Québec: The magic poster - I'm looking forward to seeing their advertising for this year!
4. Thirty seconds with Carey Lauder - Photographer extraordinaire!
3. Thirty seconds with Michael Close - A fabulous interviewee. 
2. Thirty seconds with Mark Correia - Book coming soon.


and the most viewed post this month  ...



1. Who's where March 2015 - Don't forget to add yourself to next month's list!

Rounding the Western rings in April 2015

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Shoot Ogawa lecture
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic ClubShoot Ogawa lecture
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of WinnipegShoot Ogawa lecture
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Third Monday Magic
Shoot Ogawa lecture
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- N/A
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- N/A
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   Shoot Ogawa lecture
 
Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

Rounding the Central rings in April 2015

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.


Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring) - Assistants, auditions and rehearsal.
- Stage workers.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club) - TBA
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Prop and pocket management.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Magic auction.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians) - Show and tell.
- Executive Nominations.
- Martin Cox and Will Gray lecture.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club) - Ben Train lecture


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

Rounding the Eastern rings in April 2015

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.


Halifax, NSRing 316 (Conjourer's Court) - TBA
- Visit their Facebook page.
St. John, NBMagic Circle of St. John- TBA

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

29 March 2015

Broken wand: Eric Lenz

From Legacy:
LENZ, Eric
August 11, 1935 - March 6, 2015
On March 6, 2015 Eric Lenz passed away with his family by his side at his home, Rosewood Manor. Eric was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Albrecht and Cecelia Lenz. His three siblings, sister Joan and brothers Norman and Albrecht (Chub), predeceased him. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Donna; his sons Michael (Trish) and Graham (Aya); grandsons Zachary and Spencer; nieces Heather, Adele, Laura, Joanne and nephew Albert as well as many good friends. Eric resided in Richmond in the South Arm area for over 40 years. Long-time neighbours benefited from his great sense of humour and the value that he placed on their friendship. On his regular walks through South Arm Park, he was always happy to stop for a friendly chat with anyone he met. Eric worked as a salesman in the housewares/china industry to support his loving family. Second to them, his passion was magic and he was never happier than when on stage performing. He was awarded the Order of Merlin from the International Brotherhood of Magicians and a Life-Time Membership in the Vancouver Magic Circle. For more than a decade he entertained thousands across the country with the Magic of Cooking show. As a magic teacher, he taught at the Vancouver Technical night school program for 28 years. Many of his students went on to join the Vancouver Magic Circle, making it the largest magic club in North America.

Read more.

From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:

Sorry to learn of the passing of another dear friend. Eric Lenz was an amazing man who did it all and loved every...
Posted by Shawn Farquhar on Saturday, 28 March 2015

Broken wand: Alexander Chervin

From Legacy:
CHERVIN, Alexander
Peacefully at home in his 101st year, on Sunday, March 22, 2015, surrounded by his family. Devoted husband of the late Edith Weinreb. Loving father and father-in-law of Ann and Justin Edwards, Michael Chervin, Nancy Chervin, Tamara (Tammy) and Steve Humphreys. Beloved "Papa" of Jasper, and Ian Edwards; Samantha, and Evan Fruchthandler; Jonah, and Samuel Humphreys. Dearest brother of the late Hyman Chervin; and brother-in-law of the late Betty and the late Jack Berman, the late Sadie and the late Sam Cramer, the late Sally and the late Ben Shenker.

Read more.

Read some of Phil Matlin's memories of Alex from the Perfect Magic Facebook page:

The first magic store I visited, somewhere around 1948, was Cramer's Magic Shop located on Bleury Street in downtown...
Posted by Perfect Magic on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

With thanks to Phil for letting me know.

28 March 2015

Congratulations Michael Fisher

From Captain Corbin's Twitter feed:

26 March 2015

Ariann Black in Westword

From Westword:
Ariann Black has worked as a professional magician since 1990, and she's a master of her enchanting art form. The Canada-born magician began practicing the art of illusion when she was just four years old, working her way through magic school and onto the world's stage. She's performed on television and now is a staple on the Las Vegas entertainment scene, working to elevate the visibility of women in the male-dominated world of magic. In advance of her two-night appearance at the Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock this weekend, Black spoke with Westword about her decades of experience as a magician and what it takes to hone your craft.


Westword: What brought you to wanting to becoming a magician in the first place?

Ariann Black: I was about four years old and I had a cousin who would do magic tricks and he would never tell me how they were done. The first time I saw him do a magic trick, I thought it was the greatest thing in the world. He lived in a different city, so I went home and it took me a couple of months to sit down and figure things out. But once I got it figured out, it was about three months later and we went back to visit the family and I showed him what I thought the magic trick was and then he showed me another one.
At four, you don't realize that there is more than one magic trick out there. I was fascinated with the idea that there was more than one magic trick and you could do all sorts of things. When I was twelve, I saw Doug Henning on television, and prior to that I had been told that girls couldn't be magicians. But when I saw Doug Henning and I saw him with his look — he didn't look like that stereotypical magician — I thought, yeah, I can be a magician, too. He really inspired me.  
Read more.

25 March 2015

Brian Roberts and David Merry at "Magic Tonight"

Confirm details by visiting Abracadabaret.com


Mississauga (Thurs):  Brian Roberts
Pickering (Fri):   Brian Roberts [sold out]
Toronto (Sun):  David Merry


James Alan, over at Abracadaberet, has kindly offered the readers of Canada's Magic a coupon code for 50% off tickets to "Magic Tonight!"  Use the coupon code cmagic when you buy your tickets for Magic Tonight to receive your discount*.



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Ty Reveen in The Telegram

From The Telegram:
In February, The Telegram told the story of the young Reveen taking over his late father’s show.

But before fulfilling what he calls his destiny in putting on his father’s tuxedo, around the mid-’80s Ty had some different ideas. They had a lot to do with blowing up the stage in the name of rock ’n’ roll.

“At that time Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire and other artists like that were starting to hire people from the magic industry to design ideas for them,” he says.  
Read more.



From last month in the Telegram:
Newfoundland played a big part in the fate of The Man They Call Reveen and his son, Ty.

“When I was five years old, my father said, ‘One day, you will take over this show.’ So I always knew it. It was my destiny to do it,” Ty says.

Read more.


24 March 2015

Browser's Magic Bash special guest announced!

It's time to announce the 2nd mystery guest of the Browser's Magic Bash.

He's a globe trotting speaker and magician performing feel good magic for your brain. His popular YouTube videos have gathered over 10 million views worldwide.

Read more.

Thirty seconds with Chris Pilsworth

This is the tenth in a series of "Thirty seconds with ..." interviews, so called because I approached the interviewees at Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp last summer with the idea that I would interview them for 30 seconds. It didn't always work that way.

Professional magician, Chris Pilsworth is from Ottawa, Ontario.  Magic Mike Segal, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp founder, put the magic camp bug in Chris' ear some time ago.  Finally Chris' curiosity got the better of him.  He loves the positive atmosphere of camp and that it's not too intensive (it includes playtime!).  He thinks it's especially great that the kids get to rub shoulders with high quality performers. He has attended Sorcerers Safari for four years.

FUN FACT:
Chris prefers chocolate chip cookies to Oreos.

DID YOU KNOW?
Chris is really happy that magic found him and / or he found magic!
Chris' first memory of magic involves his brother and magic books from the library.  Chris is fascinated to see the evolution of magic.  When asked his thoughts on the current state of magic he replied, "The world is changing and magic is changing.  Magic's been around for a long time and will continue to be."
When asked about advice for aspiring magicians, Chris replied, "Enjoy the process.  Be curious about becoming better.  Be original.  Try your best to express who you are through the medium of magic – don't be a direct copy."

When not immersed in magic, Chris enjoys reading, movies, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee.

Visit Chris' website at borntoamaze.com .

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23 March 2015

North York: Monday night magic jam

From Mahdi Gilbert's Twitter feed:

Toronto: Best Magician Contest 2015

From the Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club Facebook group:
For anyone interested in competing, the magic contest hosted by A1 Chinese Radio is coming back this year. http://classicforce.com/Welcome_YLK5.php I've been informed that the deadline mentioned has been extended so you can enter for free until March 29.

22 March 2015

Canadians on the IBM convention schedule for 2015

Updated at 5pm to add:
- I was just reminded that this considered to be outgoing President Shawn Farquhar's convention so it would be awesome to have a strong Canadian contingent to show our support.
- Michael Dardant, from New Orleans who won the CAMaraderie close up competition at our last convention will also be there. 
(Thanks for the note Joan!)


On the schedule, I spy Bill Abbott as well as the Outerbridges.

Who'd I miss?

21 March 2015

Sidney: Murray Hatfield

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Sidney Shriners Club Presents
Murray Hatfield Magic Show
Shriner's Variety Show
Tickets can be bought through the Shriners Ticket Office 250-384-4427.

Read more and buy tickets.

19 March 2015

Ryan Pilling: Never the Same Way Twice

From Ryan Pilling's Facebook page:



18 March 2015

Chris Westfall and Bill Abbott at "Magic Tonight"

Confirm details by visiting Abracadabaret.com


Mississauga (Thurs): ChrisWestfall [sold out]
Pickering (Fri):  ChrisWestfall [sold out]
Toronto (Sun):  Bill Abbott


James Alan, over at Abracadaberet, has kindly offered the readers of Canada's Magic a coupon code for 50% off tickets to "Magic Tonight!"  Use the coupon code cmagic when you buy your tickets for Magic Tonight to receive your discount*.



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PCAM 2015 in Chilliwack, BC

PCAM 2015 in Chilliwack, BC:  Thursday Nov 19 - Sunday Nov 22

From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:




Visit PCAM2015.ca for more information or to register.

17 March 2015

Our sincere condolences to Tony Nielson and his family

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the recent passing of Montreal magician, Tony Nielson's wife, Lynn.   Our sincere condolences go out to Tony and his family at this difficult time.

Thank you to Phil Matlin for letting me know.

Thirty seconds with Michael Close

This is the ninth in a series of "Thirty seconds with ..." interviews, so called because I approached the interviewees at Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp last summer with the idea that I would interview them for 30 seconds. It didn't always work that way.

I remember sitting at a picnic table outside the Mess Hall.  Michael was chatting with a group of campers and showing them some fabulous effects.  He then kindly agreed to let me interview him.  At the conclusion of the interview he said, "I've given you my time for your interview.  In return, you need to give me some of your time so I can show you something."  (A price I was only too happy to pay!)  Michael illustrated for me the interconnectedness of all things as not one, but two decks of cards mysteriously divined a card I'd previously selected.  Our time ended with a delightful discussion of probability and statistics. 

Professional magician Michael Close was born in Cleveland, raised in Indiana, lived and worked in Las Vegas for twelve years, and now lives in Toronto.  Michael first learned about Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp from his wife, Lisa.  He enjoys the location of the camp, the relaxing environment and especially that the instructors are always available to interact with the kids.  He likes how the camp setting breaks down barriers and gives kids access to the pros.  Teaching at Sorcerers Safari gives instructors a chance to offer to the young magicians, viewpoints grounded in classic principles.

FUN FACT:
Michael prefers "The Lord of the Rings" to "Harry Potter" and the original "Star Wars" movies (IV-VI) to "Star Trek."

DID YOU KNOW?
Michael is currently the editor of M-U-M, the magazine of The Society of American Magicians.
His first memory of magic is as a five year old.  He still remembers every trick Dick Stoner performed at his school in Fort Wayne Indiana.  Michael is concerned that the approaches and principles of magic are being forgotten because the kids today aren't being exposed to them.  He hopes the young magicians of today will learn to value secrets, respect history, and to value the experiences of those who came before them.  His advice for aspiring magicians:  "1) Don't forget that magic performance requires engaging people, it's not just performing for a camera. 2) Be well rounded and interesting to people outside of magic. 3) Learn to be engaging without doing a trick. 4) Read."

What is Michael's favourite non-magic activity?  Being an awesome dad, of course!

Visit Michael's website at MichaelClose.com .


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15 March 2015

Leonora Husveti-Frenette in the Bradford Times

From the Bradford Times:
Leonora Husveti-Frenette comes from a family of artists. 
Her mother was a noted tapestry artist; her father is Dr. Alex Husveti – not only a surgeon and general practitioner, but an internationally-acclaimed artist, and founder of the Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada association. 
But she never thought of herself in terms of the visual arts. She was involved in dance, poetry, assisted her husband in his magic illusions, designed her own home - “and then boom – the visual, it suddenly grabbed me.” 
A few years ago, Leonora Husveti-Frenette suddenly found herself drawn to collage, as a result of an emotional time her life. She discovered, “I’m able to express emotion through this medium!”, and immediately began to create collages that were unique, and transformative. 
Read more.

14 March 2015

Dave Attwood interviews The Great Zucchini

From Dave Attwood's Twitter feed:

13 March 2015

Steve Harmer in the Innisfail Province

From the Innisfail Province:
Now you see them, now you don’t. Like magic, the bullies will all go away.

It’s no hocus-pocus. It’s the Steve Harmer way. And the magician, a former Calgary Board of Education school teacher, counsellor and principal, has been having fun teaching wholesome messages to children for more than 30 years.

On March 5, Harmer, who operates under the company name of Motivational Magic, gave a 55-minute performance to students, from kindergarten through Grade 5, at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School.
It was Day 4 of the school’s first-ever Safe and Caring Week and the magician, who has performed at more than 3,000 schools throughout Western Canada, presented The Friendship Factor.

“Friendship is the antidote to bullying. If we can teach kids to be a friend the bullies will disappear,” said Harmer. “I give the kids seven strategies to make and teach friends. The more strategies we can give them the more successful they are going to be and they are going to be happier.

Read more.

12 March 2015

Joe Culpepper in Montreal and Toronto

Joe Culpepper will be:
  • At McGill giving a Visiting Scholar Lecture, Friday, March 13 at 2PM, Redpath Museum (auditorium) at McGill, 859 Sherbrooke West
  • In Toronto on  Sunday, March 22nd giving a workshop with fellow Ars Mechanica members called "Adapting Magic Effects for Contemporary Performance."

11 March 2015

Paul Pacific and Bobby Motta at "Magic Tonight"

Confirm details by visiting Abracadabaret.com



Mississauga (Thurs):  Paul Pacific


Pickering (Fri):  [dark]


Toronto (Sun):   Bobby Motta


James Alan, over at Abracadaberet, has kindly offered the readers of Canada's Magic a coupon code for 50% off tickets to "Magic Tonight!"  Use the coupon code cmagic when you buy your tickets for Magic Tonight to receive your discount*.




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David Merry at Caesars Windsor

From David Merry's Twitter feed:



10 March 2015

Thirty seconds with Carey Lauder

This is the eighth in a series of "Thirty seconds with ..." interviews, so called because I approached the interviewees at Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp last summer with the idea that I would interview them for 30 seconds. It didn't always work that way.

Carey Lauder, is a magician from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He likes that Canadians, in general, are nice and willing to share.  Carey is an executive member of the Winnipeg Society of Young Magicians (SYM) which is the youth program (7-16yo) for the Society of American Magicians.  He's been involved with the SYM for 20 years.

FUN FACT:
Carey prefers Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter.

DID YOU KNOW?
Carey's favourite non-magic activity is photography.  You can see his photos over at MyToba.ca .
He first learned about Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp from reading an article about it in IBM's Linking Ring magazine. Carey is a talented photographer, and a natural fit to be the official camp photographer when he's not teaching magic.  He's spent 16 years at camp as a magic camp instructor.  When asked his thoughts on Sorcerers Safari, Carey highlights the niceness of the participants, and thinks all of the sharing, jamming, and supporting is fabulous!  I asked what brings him back to camp year after year, and without hesitation he replied, "How can't you come back?"

Carey's first memory of magic is as a pre-teen (10-12 years of age) seeing Martin Nash at the Edmonton Klondike games.  He hopes that in spite of the volume of magic out there, people still remember that the magician needs to be part of the magic.  Carey recommends aspiring magicians read as much as they can and they find themselves a mentor.  He has one more piece of advice, "Don't be afraid to take risks and try new things."

Carey teaches photography at the high school level and is delighted that his photography is able to both benefit the camp and help to showcase kids to promote themselves.






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09 March 2015

Peter Mennie on Rogers Daytime

From Peter Mennie's Facebook page:





08 March 2015

Jesaja Class + Dancing Cane + Frozen Lake

From Clive Court's Facebook page:



07 March 2015

Festival de magie de Québec: The magic poster

Another amazingly creative advertising campaign for the Festival de magie de Québec.

The message only appears when you take a flash photo!

From lg2's YouTube channel:

06 March 2015

Toronto: Free magic club meeting

This Saturday, March 7th is our next FREE Magic Club.
Club meets at Browser's Den from 2:30pm until about 5:30pm.
All welcome! 
Read more.

Society of Young Magicians of Manitoba workshop 2015

From Carey Lauder's Facebook page:


05 March 2015

Dean Gunnarson filming in India

From Clive Court's Facebook page:



04 March 2015

Nicholas Wallace, Jason Palter, Lukas Stark and Matt DiSero at Magic Tonight

Confirm details by visiting Abracadabaret.com


Mississauga (Thurs):  Nicholas Wallace and Jason Palter

Pickering (Fri):  Lukas Stark

Toronto (Sun):   Matt DiSero


James Alan, over at Abracadaberet, has kindly offered the readers of Canada's Magic a coupon code for 50% off tickets to "Magic Tonight!"  Use the coupon code cmagic when you buy your tickets for Magic Tonight to receive your discount*.




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Paul Romhany interviewed at MagicBusiness.com

Will magic support you and your family well into the future? What can you do to branch your magic business into other areas? Paul Romhany is a performer, creator of magic effects, lecturer and he edits and produces VANISH magazine. He’s also a parent (as you will witness at the beginning of the podcast). Listen in as he shares insights and tips that might get you started creating extra streams of income. 
Read more and listen to the podcast.

03 March 2015

Thirty seconds with Mark Correia

This is the seventh in a series of "Thirty seconds with ..." interviews, so called because I approached the interviewees at Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp last summer with the idea that I would interview them for 30 seconds. It didn't always work that way.

Professional magician Mark Correia from Toronto, Ontario is probably best known for spending two weeks inside a straitjacket last summer, to raise awareness for Parkinson's Disease.  In November 2014, Record Setter recognized Mark with a World Record for the "Longest Time Wearing a Straitjacket."  Mark raised over $15 000 through his efforts.

FUN FACT:
Mark performed for Usher at The Magic Castle.

DID YOU KNOW?
- Mark's pre-show routine involves rolling up his pant-legs an hour before show time, and then rolling them down right before the show starts?
- Mark is also working on a book and documentary about his experience with the Escaping Parkinson's straitjacket endurance stunt.  Keep an eye out for the book as early as this summer!.
Three year old Mark was bitten by the magic bug when "The Wacky Wizard" performed his (Mark's) birthday party.  Mark started performing professionally at the age of five.  He was at The Browser's Den of Magic when he first heard that Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp was "the" place to be if you were a young performer interested in magic.  One of his favourite things about camp is that you get to spend time with the people that literally wrote the books he reads.  In fact, when Mark thinks about magic camp, it's the amazing special guests that come first to mind.   Mark's spent seven seasons at Sorcerers Safari, two of which have been as a counsellor in training.  Needless to say, camp feels like family to him.

When Mark's not being magical, he's probably treading the boards in the Dramatic Arts Program at The National Theatre School of Canada or acting professionally in Toronto.

From the Fireside Productions Facebook page:





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02 March 2015

Toronto: Magic auction


MAGIC AUCTION!! 
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
11:00 am until 4:00 pm (DOORS OPEN AT 10AM)
At ‘Browser’s Den of Magic’
Cost to Attend: Free! 
Dear Magic Friends, 
It is time for another fun-filled and bargain-filled magic auction! 
This is the time of the year when you our dear customers get to bid on magic equipment, tricks, books and dvd’s at fantastically low prices. 
For the first 30 people (1 per group/family) who enter the shop you will receive a Mystery Magic Trick for Free! This trick regularly sells for $17.00. 
As well, Browser's Den has decided to donate part of its commission from the auction proceeds to our 'Browser's Magic Bash' Canned Food Drive initiative.  
Of course we would greatly appreciate any canned goods donation from you on this day. 
For those of you who would like to bring in 'magic' to be auctioned off…Please bring in those items to the shop anytime between today and Wednesday, March 18. 
Read more.

David Peck interviews James Alan and Michael Close

From David Peck's website:
This week’s podcast was a fun one to record. Taped in front of a live enthusiastic and thoughtful audience this past December in downtown Toronto. I chatted with two magicians, on stage and post show, James Alan and Mike Close. The food was good, the magic terrific and the conversation engaging. Listen is as we talk about magic, wonder and reason in the 21st century. 
Read more and listen to the podcast.

01 March 2015

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Who's where March 2015

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1 Brian Roberts at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)
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5 Nicholas Wallace at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)
6 Lukas Stark at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)

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8 Matt DiSero at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)
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15  Bobby Motta at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)
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17   Bill Nuvo at Tecumseh Mall
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19   Agri-Magic at Tecumseh Mall

  Chris Westfall at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)
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  Jayden the Jester at Tecumseh Mall

  Chris Westfall at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)


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  Bill Abbott at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)

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29   David Merry at Magic Tonight (50% discount with coupon code cmagic)
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