31 October 2015

Welcoming a new Friend: Joan Caesar

Welcoming our newest Friend, Joan Caesar!

I first met Joan at a Morrissey Magic anniversary party in 1997.  (Looking back, it seems like I spent a lot of time at that shop.)  Joan was looking for members for a new organization called The Canadian Association of Magicians (CAM), created so that Canadian magicians could compete at FISM under the Canadian flag rather than that of another country. Not only did she keep CAM running smoothly, Joan went on to become president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians 2008-2009.

Thank you Joan, for becoming an official Friend of Canada's Magic!


Top 5 posts in October 2015

Here are the most viewed posts at Canada's Magic this month:

5. Video: Shawn Farquhar Fool Us REVEALED -- Shawn, everyone wants to know your secrets!
4. [Guest post] Remembering Ron Leonard (1923-1998) -- Does anyone else have more memories of Ron they'd like to share with us?
3. The CAMaraderie is Back! C'est le retour de la CAMaraderie! -- Did you receive their e-mail about the official hotel?
2. Thanksgiving sale: 40% off yearly sponsorship rates! -- There's still time until the end of day today!


and the most viewed post this month  ...







1. Win an "Outerbridge Lecture Bundle" -- Thanks again to the Outerbridges for making this possible!



30 October 2015

iTricks interviews Lee Asher

Listen to Lee Asher talk with iTricks about playing cards, Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Camp (the 20th anniversary, learning from the kids, the B4 class, Keith Brown, and women in magic), Greg Frewin, becoming a Canadian citizen, and Pulp Friction the book.

29 October 2015

Toronto: Keith Brown at "Magic Tonight"

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Toronto (Sun):  Keith Brown








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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28 October 2015

Welcoming a new Friend: Richard Lyn

Welcoming our newest Friend, Richard Lyn!

I first had the pleasure of watching Richard, aka Tricky Ricky, perform at a Morrissey Magic anniversary party.  It was an impromptu performance for Richard.  He kindly filled in for some of the scheduled performers who were stuck in a massive traffic snarl on the QEW.  Between his Saturday shows, Richard had come by the store to say hi.  Richard brought out his talented rabbit (Lucy at the time) and had the audience, especially the children, rolling in the aisles with laughter.  I also saw Tricky Ricky perform with similar results at Magicana's show Piff Paff Poof in 2011.

Richard certainly knows what makes children laugh!

Thank you Richard, for becoming an official Friend of Canada's Magic!

27 October 2015

Toronto: Scott Hammell in "The Trick With The Gun"

Tickets are now on sale for the Toronto showing of Christopher Gudgeon and Scott Hammell's "The Trick With The Gun."  The trailer for the movie was previously posted.

From the Bloor Cinema:
Director Michael McNamara and subjects Scott Hammel and Christopher Gudgeon will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A. Don’t miss a special live magic act on stage. 
Co-presented by Sorcerer's Safari. [sic]
Visit the Bloor Cinema website to buy your tickets for the Nov 19 showing.

26 October 2015

Review: Chris Westfall's "Porcelain Princess tour"

From XM 105 FM:
Chris Westfall brought his Porcelain Princess tour to Whitecourt last night, at the St. Joseph Community Hall. He definitely delivered! Between over-the-head discreet adult jokes, a flashy & fun persona for the kids to enjoy, diverse stage props, to the actual illusion & fun of a magic show, this was a great night. Chris had 2 personas on-stage. One was a mad scientist trying to capture & outwit a beautiful onstage dancer/magic assistant, to the actual Chris Westfall who left children & adults alike in awe.

Read more.

25 October 2015

Wayne Kawamoto reviews Paul Romhany's "Merge"

From About:
“Merge” offers Paul Romhany’s close-up version of linking finger rings. Until now, the effect has been largely considered for stage and stand-up work. But now, Romhany has re-imagined the stunning effect so it may be performed in close-up and strolling situations. It’s a brilliant adaptation and a powerful routine that allows you to perform magic with borrowed finger rings. 
Read more.

24 October 2015

Sheldon Casavant's "MindTrip"

From Sheldon Casavant's YouTube channel:

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23 October 2015

[Guest post] Vancouver: Heart of the City Festival

The following is a guest post from an author who wishes to be known as The Magic Demon. 

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There's magic at the upcoming 12th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival (Oct 28-Nov 8) in Vancouver, BC.

Website: www.heartofthecityfestival.com

The witty Merlin the Magician will "offer hilarious comedy and amazing magic" at the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre, 920 East Hastings on Friday, October 30th between 4:15pm and 5pm.

This is a free show designed especially for young audiences and families.

According to the festival's program guide, "A magician of many year's standing, Merlin brings fun and fantasy, comedy and delight to his magic".

Also at this year's festival, Downtown Eastside regular Swallow Zhou will "twist wonderful balloon creations" as a special treat new this year at the festival.

Swallow will twice bring her "joyful enthusiasm" and awesome balloon creations to the festival on Friday, October 30th. First, at 3:30pm at the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre (920 East Hastings) and then at 4:30pm at the EWMA Studios, 800 East Hastings.



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Thank you The Magic Demon for guest posting at Canada's Magic!

22 October 2015

Mike D'Urzo in Durham Region

From Durham Region:
Award-winning Mike D’Urzo’s Mega Magic is coming to the St. Francis Centre on Saturday, Oct. 24 and D’Urzo says he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

“My big thing is putting a twist on the classics of magic,” says D’Urzo. “A lot of my stuff has the wow factor.”

The Vaughan native performs hundreds of shows annually and recently won the Canadian Entertainer of the Year Award at the Canadian Special Events Industry Awards.

D’Urzo is well known for his mentalist skills and he says his show Mind Kontrol will be interactive and involve the Ajax audience.

He says to expect a good variety of magic mentalism, flying tables and the odd disappearing act.

Read more.


[via Dennis Schick]

21 October 2015

Scott Hammell in "The Trick With The Gun"

Watch the trailer for Christopher Gudgeon and Scott Hammell's "The Trick With The Gun."  [Warning: strong language.]

Some of it was shot during Sorcerers Safari at Camp White Pine!

From Markham Street Films YouTube channel:





20 October 2015

Toronto: Ben Train at "Magic Tonight"

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Toronto (Sun):  Ben Train








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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19 October 2015

Perfect Magic interviews Spidey

Spidey must have been around 17 years old when he first came to Perfect Magic. His striking feature was his passion for magic. His enthusiasm was contagious and refreshing. He had plans for himself. Did I think he would succeed? It doesn’t matter much what I thought. He thought he would succeed. That, I believe, has a great deal to do with his success as a magician today. He didn’t just sit back and wait to succeed. He worked at it. Spidey was here the other day and I asked him If he would write a post for my blog.  And he did. I was most impressed with it. I asked him 3 questions to base his post on. How old he was when he started, what was his first trick, and if he had any tips for young magicians starting out. Here is his reply.

“Hey Evelyn,

so here are the answers :)

Read more.

18 October 2015

Winner of Darcy Oake tickets and book

The contest to win a pair Darcy Oake tickets and his book "Behind the Illusion: Unlocking the 9 Types of Magic," closed last night at midnight.  Thank you to everyone who played!

If you didn't win, don't forget there's another raffle for Darcy Oake tickets going on at The Browser's Den anniversary party!  Canada's Magic readers can also take advantage of a coupon code for Darcy Oake's, "Edge of Reality" in Toronto.

There were some fabulous books mentioned that I'll have to add to my reading list. 

Here's the list of eligible entries:

1
Alec C 13 Steps to Mentalism - Corinder
2
Doug C Magic for Dummies
3
Doug C https://twitter.com/magicinfo_ca/status/652855232305741824
4
Taras D Tarbell Course
5
Taras D https://twitter.com/TarasDemerson/status/652911044751310848 
6
Jeph S Greater Magic
7
Jeph S https://twitter.com/BoardGameBrewer/status/653190992909107200
8
Ashley Hiding The Elephant 
9
Daniel L At The Card Table
10
Neil Conjuring Anthology
11
Ron M Mark Wilson's course on magic
12
Jenny  P Taschen's "Magic 1400s-1950s"
13
Jenny P https://twitter.com/westgreyjenny/status/653265088409960448?refsrc=email&s=11
14
Mike D Maximum Entertainment by Ken Weber
15
Mike D https://twitter.com/MikeDurzo/status/653963167966568448
16
Clive C The Magic of Robert Harbin
17
Shamus  The burglas effects




Random draw results from Rafflecopter:

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Congratulations to Jeph who won with his optional Twitter entry!

Thank you again to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for generously making these tickets and book available to you!


California: David Ben at A "Day of Lectures 2015"

The Magic Apple is proud to present the 8th annual A Day of Lectures, back at the beautiful Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, CA! 
NOVEMBER 8TH 2015    
This year's A Day of Lecture is one of the most diverse ones we have ever produced!  Three COMPLETELY different styles of magic and teaching!  All 4 of the guests have perfected their own style of magic and you will learn magic and routines no matter who you perform for!  If you are a full time pro and are looking for new routines, if you simply perform for friends and families, or just kids or are a fan of flourishes and unique card magic this is the event for you!    
Read more and register.

17 October 2015

Toronto: Richard Osterlind lecture and workshop

Lecture at the Ring 17 meeting (Nov 5), workshop the following Saturday (Nov 7).

From Eventbrite:
Lecture Thursday, November 5

Workshop Saturday, November 7

Read more and buy tickets.



16 October 2015

Luc Langevin in Paris

Watch Luc give the people in Paris a taste his upcoming show!

From Luc Langevin's Twitter feed:

15 October 2015

Toronto: Browser's 40th Anniversary Party

'BROWSER'S DEN OF MAGIC'
40th STORE ANNIVERSARY PARTY
DATE: Sunday, Nov 8, 2015. 
* BIG DISCOUNTS ON ALL MAGIC ALL DAY LONG * MINI MAGIC AUCTION *
* COFFEE & SNACKS * PARTY SANDWICHES * MAGIC TRIVIA QUIZ WITH BIG PRIZES * 
* LEN COOPER MEMORIAL AWARD * BIRTHDAY CAKE *
Auction Begins at 11am 
Dear Magic Friends, 
All of us here at Browser's Den would like to personally invite you to attend our 40th store anniversary party. 
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 at 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! 
Read more.

14 October 2015

Darcy Oake on CBC's "Q"

A reminder to enter by October 17th, our contest to win Darcy Oake's book and tickets to his show, "Edge of Reality," in Toronto.  Our readers also have access to a coupon code for Darcy Oake's, "Edge of Reality" in Toronto.

From CBC Radio:
As children, many of us fall in love with magic — but growing up often means giving up on the illusion.

Not so for Darcy Oake, who quietly trained for years before getting his big break on Britain's Got Talent. After wowing the talent show audience, Oake's life changed in a matter of days, and hasn't stopped since.

Today he joins Shad to discuss the dimly-understood craft of magic as well as his new book, Beyond the Illusion. He also opens up about how his brother's death affected him as both an artist and a person.
Read more and listen to the interview.

13 October 2015

Winner of an "Outerbridge Lecture Bundle"

The contest to win an "Outerbridge Lecture Bundle" closed last night at midnight.


Here's the list of entrants:


1
Artemus S One of the things that impresses me most is their costuming. The theatricallity of there performances is top shelf.
2
Mike F Time of day
3
Jeph S My daughters excitedly told me about meeting them at sorcerers safari 2015
4
Jeph S https://twitter.com/BoardGameBrewer/status/652461331837263872?s=09
5
Farley C I really like Time of Day. It is a great twist on an old effect.
6
Farley C https://twitter.com/fbcarter4/status/652462480782946304
7
Ryan P TP Prediction
8
Alex S Meeting Ted at the 2015 International Brotherhood of Magicians convention in Jacksonville, Florida! Ted is very personable and a real worker!
9
Alex S https://twitter.com/AlexSeaman/status/652566310782537728
10
William S Purple Card
11
William S https://twitter.com/cpt_silverfox/status/652570199821058048
12
Jenny P the snowstorm!
13
Jenny P https://twitter.com/WestGreyJenny/status/653263696844689408





Random draw results from Rafflecopter:

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Congratulations Jenny!  I'll be in touch with you shortly to arrange for your prize.

Thank you again to Marion and Ted Outerbridge for making this possible!



Mississauga: Jason Palter at "Magic Tonight"

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Mississauga (Thurs):  Jason Palter








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12 October 2015

Nicholas Wallace in the Globe and Mail

From the Globe and Mail
He bills himself as a “practitioner of the art of astonishment” and currently hosts the one-man theatrical show Séance at Theatre Passe Muraille, but the trick-player Nicholas Wallace is under no illusion that ghosts actually exist. We spoke to the spirit-summoning skeptic about supernatural scares small, large and definitely medium.

I went to a preview performance of Séance, and I must say I left the theatre a little confused. Was I supposed to be scared? Amused?

Read more.

11 October 2015

Philippe Thériault winner of the Michel Cailloux award for 2015

From the festival de magic website:
Le grand gagnant du Concours International de magie "Michel Cailloux" de cette année est le jeune Philippe Thériault de Laval. Toutes nos félicitations à Philippe. Sur la photo, nous il est accompagné du magien Michael Dardant de la Nouvelle-Orléans, récipiendaire du prix 2014, Le prix était aussi accompagné d'une bourse de 2500 $. De plus, Philippe a remporté le prix coup de coeur de la Famille Cailloux avec une bourse de 250 $. Les autres finalistes étaient :  Neil Crosweil de l'Ontario dans magie de scène - adulteSteven Brundage de New York dans la micromagie - adulteAntoine Côté de Blainvile dans la micromagie - moins de 18 ansEt Philippe Thériault de Laval dans la magie de scène - moins de 18 ans. 

Read more.

10 October 2015

Toronto: Win Darcy Oake's book and tickets to his show, "Edge of Reality," in Toronto

This contest is now closed.  The winner is announced at "Winner of Darcy Oake tickets and book."

Four contests in four weeks! We are on a roll!

I am excited to announce that I have one more pair of tickets to give away to my readers, to attend Darcy Oake's show, "Edge of Reality" at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  If that wasn't fabulous enough, I have also been offered a copy of Darcy's new book, "Behind the Illusion: Unlocking the 9 Types of Magic," to give to the lucky ticket winner!



Darcy Oake has become a global sensation since his 2014 appearances on UK’s hugely successful television competition Britain’s Got Talent where he surpassed thousands of contestants to land among the show’s top ten finalists and win over 200 million viewers of the program worldwide. Check out his amazing audition video here.



CONTEST:

I have been offered one pair of tickets to see Darcy Oake's show, "Edge of Reality" at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  The seats are Orchestra Level (ground floor), Row M, valued at $55 per ticket.  The prize also includes a copy of Darcy's new book, "Behind the Illusion: Unlocking the 9 Types of Magic." The draw results will be posted on Sunday October the 18th.

I will be holding a random draw to determine the winner.  (There will be one winner.) 

To enter:
  1. Log into the RaffleCopter widget below, using Facebook or a valid e-mail address.
      
  2. Mandatory: Leave a comment in the widget, telling me your favourite magic book.  (You do not need to be a magician to enter the contest.  Your favourite magic book could be "Harry Potter.")
      
  3. Optional: For an additional entry, use the RaffleCopter widget to send this message to your Twitter followers:
    "Enter by Oct 17 to win "Behind the Illusion" by @DarcyOake & 2 tix to his TO show at SonyCentreTO via @canadasmagic.
    http://canadasmagic.blogspot.com/2015/10/toronto-win-darcy-oakes-book-and.html"
      
  4. If you win, you must be willing to provide your full name and contact information for me to share with the Sony Centre, so that the Sony Centre can arrange for ticket pick up.

The fine print:
  • To participate in the contest, you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • One entry per person.
  • This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding residents of Quebec. (Je m'excuse!)
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you experience difficulties leaving a comment, you may e-mail it to me for posting.  (I am not responsible if your e-mail is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.)
  • You must be able to use the prize as offered.  (No cash value will be offered if you cannot use the tickets.)
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and accommodations will not be provided.
  • Photo ID will be required to claim the tickets.
  • The odds of winning depend on how many people enter the contest.
  • Contest closes on Saturday October the 17th, 2015 at 11:59pm EDT.

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With thanks to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for generously making these tickets available to you! 



09 October 2015

Edmonton: Piff the Magic Dragon

From the Piff the Magic Dragon website:
Nov 03    The Comic Strip (SOLD OUT)
Nov 04    The Comic Strip (SOLD OUT)
Nov 05    The Comic Strip (SOLD OUT)
Nov 05    The Comic Strip
Nov 06    The Comic Strip (SOLD OUT)
Nov 06    The Comic Strip
Nov 07    The Comic Strip (SOLD OUT)
Nov 07    The Comic Strip
Nov 08    The Comic Strip (SOLD OUT)
Nov 08    The Comic Strip (SOLD OUT)

Read more and buy tickets.

Wellington Magic Convention and Magicians in the Capital

From the Wellington Magic Convention website:
WHERE: Wellington, New Zealand
WHEN: 24 - 26 Oct, 2015 (Labour Weekend)

Performers include Canada's David Merry and Paul Romhany.

Read more and buy tickets.

From the Ticketek website:
24 Oct, 2015

Step outside the ordinary and witness the most amazing magic show Wellington has ever seen. Featuring six world-leading Magicians, live on stage at the historic Wellington Opera House.

Hosted by Canada's leading comedian magician David Merry, the show stars one of magic's greatest lineups including; World Champion of Manipulation and Stage Magic Lukas Lee; American vaudeville variety Act Charlie Frye; New Zealand born mentalist and mind-reader Paul Romhany; Australia's #1 corporate magician Phil Cass, and champion of street magic Nick Nickolas.

Read more and buy tickets.

08 October 2015

Thanksgiving sale: 40% off yearly sponsorship rates!

Show your support for Canada's Magic,
"the finest location for up to date information on magic in Canada."
Canada's Magic is offering, for the rest of October, a 40% discount on the listed price of any one year advertising package.  Qualifying packages include the Platinum, Gold, and Silver annual rates. (This offer does not include Sponsored Posts or being Our Friend.)

Join our current patrons:

Our patrons make this site possible. 

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Shawn Farquhar: Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star

Congratulations Shawn!

From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:
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Breaking News: The President of the Magic Circle, Scott Penrose , just informed me I have been promoted to Member of...
Posted by Shawn Farquhar on Friday, 2 October 2015

07 October 2015

PCAM 2015 talent line up

A reminder that PCAM 2015 is in Chilliwack, BC:  Thursday Nov 19 - Sunday Nov 22

Ok - less than 2 months away from ‪#‎PCAM2015‬ - have you registered? And if you have registered have you booked your hotel room yet? We only have a hold on the room for a few more weeks so check the website at www.PCAM2015.ca for details. Oh - why should you attend? How about this talent line up:
Shawn Farquhar 
Bill Abbott
Cody Fisher
Eric Knaus / The Great Zucchini
Master Payne
Michael Dardant
Trevor & Lorena Watters
Steve Brooks
Eric Cmd Bedard
Jason Verners
Karl Hein
Joe M. Turner
Jamie D. Grant
Wes Barker
Norden & Gordon
Dave J. Attwood and MORE! 
Plus 3 public shows, 12 dealers, close up show, contests, Bag O Tricks, prizes and so much more - so join us Nov 19-22nd, 2015! 
Read more.

06 October 2015

Windsor: Rick Thomas

From Caesars Windsor:
Returning for a spectacular ALL AGES solo show on Saturday, October 10 at 8 pm. Few entertainers have succeeded in Vegas like Rick Thomas, whose show has run for 15 consecutive years, performing an incredible 600 shows annually. Master Illusionist Rick Thomas, who recently performed with the Masters of Illusions at the Colosseum showcases slick showmanship and an unmatched stage presence, Thomas weaves magic, music and dance into a seamless spectacle. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now.

Read more and buy tickets.


[With thanks to Dennis Schick for letting me know.] 

Mississauga: Ben Train at "Magic Tonight"

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Mississauga (Thurs):  Ben Train








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05 October 2015

Win an "Outerbridge Lecture Bundle"

This contest is now closed.  The winner has been announced at "Winner of an "Outerbridge Lecture Bundle."

Updated on October 8th to add items in this prize package include:

Three contests in three weeks!  I'm starting to wish someone else was running the site so I could get a chance at winning some of these fabulous prizes!  (Between you and me, there's very good chance there will be another giveaway before the month is out.)

I had the pleasure of meeting Marion and Ted Outerbridge while they were volunteer instructing at Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp this past summer.  They are fabulous people with a fantastic show!  (I'm not the only one who thinks so.  They received a standing ovation when they performed at this summer's IBM convention!)

They are generously providing, for your winning pleasure, an "Outerbridge Lecture Bundle" with a retail value of $135!  (Currently available on their site for $100).  From their site:
"Included are lecture notes and props for three of Outerbridge’s original, audience-tested routines that have been refined over 25 years in theatres, cruise ships, casinos, and television, as well as comedy clubs, schools and birthday parties."


If you're not familiar with their work, have a look at their Clockwork Mysteries Trailer video on YouTube:





CONTEST:

I have been offered an "Outerbridge Lecture Bundle" from Marion and Ted Outerbridge to give away to my readers.

I will be holding a random draw to determine the winner.  (There will be one winner.)  The draw results will be posted Tuesday, October the 13th.

To enter:
  1. Log into the RaffleCopter widget below, using Facebook or a valid e-mail address.
  2. Mandatory: Leave a comment in the widget, letting us know your favourite Outerbridge effect or memory.  (Your favourite memory could be of them offering this prize up!)
  3. Optional: For an additional entry, use the RaffleCopter widget to send this message to your Twitter followers:
    "Enter by Oct 12 to win an "Outerbridge lecture Bundle" from @OuterbridgMagic via @canadasmagic
    http://canadasmagic.blogspot.com/2015/10/win-outbridge-lecture-bundle.html"
  4. If you win, you must be willing to provide your full name and shipping information for me to share with the Outerbridges.

The fine print:
  1. To participate in the contest, you must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Limit of one mandatory entry and one optional entry per person.
  3. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents excluding residents of Quebec.
  4. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  5. If you experience difficulties leaving a comment, you may e-mail it to me for posting.  (I am not responsible if your e-mail is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.)
  6. You must be able to use the prize as offered.  (No cash value will be offered.)
  7. The odds of winning depend on how many people enter the contest.
  8. The contest closes Monday, October the 12th at 11:59pm ET.


With thanks to Marion and Ted Outerbridge for generously making this prize available to you!



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04 October 2015

The CAMaraderie is Back! C'est le retour de la CAMaraderie!

La CAMaraderie 2016
From 21 to april 24 2016
Du 21 au 24 avril 2016 
Les artistes qui ont confirmé leur présence sont :
Artists who are confirmed include:
  • Shin Lim
  • Christian Schenk
  • Vincent Hedan
  • Shawn Farquhar
  • Mathieu Bich
Other names to come...
D'autres noms à venir... 
Toutes les conférences et les spectacles de la CAMaraderie seront en anglais, excepté pour le gala qui sera bilingue. 
All lectures and shows associated with CAMaraderie will take place in English, with the exception of the bilingual gala to be held at the Capitole.  
Read more and buy tickets. 
 
 



The Dave Attwood Show: 100 episodes

From The Dave Attwood Show's Facebook page:
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Tonight we are celebrating our 100th episode. Here are a few of the guests that we have had on our show over the past...
Posted by The Dave Attwood Show on Saturday, 26 September 2015



03 October 2015

Winner of a copy of "Morton the Magician and his Magnificent Magic Show"

The contest to win a copy of the book "Morton the Magician and his Magnificent Magic Show" closed last night at midnight.

There were some great first magic books listed.  Glad to see that one brave soul doubled their chances of winning by trying out the Twitter entry feature!

Here's the list of entrants:



1
HT
Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks and Secrets of Magic.
Disqualified: failure to prove Canadian residency.
2
Kelly D
I've never read a magic book !
3
Kelly D
Twitter entry - https://mobile.twitter.com/KellyLee905/status/648631849816850432
4
Derek D
"Black and Blue Magic"
5
L Lewis
houdini
6
Marc G
The Illustrated History of Magic by M. Christopher
7
Keith B
_The Great Houdini_, by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein
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Lee
Now You See It, Now You Don't!: Lessons in Sleight of Hand by William Tar




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BC: Reveen The Next Generation

Catch Reveen The Next Generation on the West Coast this month.


From Reveen The Next Generation's Facebook page:
Nanaimo, Port Theatre, October. 25th, 7:30 PM,
Victoria, McPherson Playhouse, October 26th, 7:30 PM,
Campbell River, Tidemark Theatre, October 27th, 7:30 PM,
Courtney, Sid Williams Theatre, October 28th, 7:30 PM,
Duncan, Cowichan Theatre, October 29th, 7:30 PM,
Richmond, River Rock Casino, October 30th, 8:00 PM,


02 October 2015

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
Magic Club Free Meeting on Saturday, OCTOBER 3 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at Browser's Den!All are welcome.

Ottawa: Eric Leclerc

Catch Eric Leclerc in MYSTÉRIC AU DÉFI le 3 Octobre a 15h au centre Shenkman a Orléans.

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Salut mes amis d'Ottawa! Je présente mon tout nouveau spectacle MYSTÉRIC AU DÉFI le 3 Octobre a 15h au centre Shenkman a...
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01 October 2015

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