31 January 2017

5th edition of the Quebec Magic Festival Contest

From Jean-Luc Rivard:
QUEBEC MAGIC FESTIVAL MAGIC CONTEST Registration
MAY 4-5-6-7, 2017 in Quebec City .

Non refundable $45 (plus taxes) registration fee to process your file and have the Selection Committee evaluate your video.

 
Deadline for registration: March 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

Provide a Web address where we can see you perform for the first evaluation by the Selection Committee.

 
First Web Evaluation
  • Between March 3 and March 28, 2017.
  • Four members of the Selection Committee will evaluate the videos.
  • Choice of numbers for the pre-gala.
  • Several finalists will be chosen per category.
  • The Selection Committee may decide that there are not enough contestants and cancel a category.
  • Names of finalists selected by category will be listed on the FMQ website on April 2, 2017.


Presentation of Numbers on Stage during the Pre-gala in Quebec City.
  • Finalists must present their number in Quebec City in front of jury on May 2,  2017.
  • A presentation schedule will be emailed to the finalists April 10, 2017.
  • Finalists can refuse the invitation anytime time. Finalists who refuse the invitation will be disqualified.
  • All winners per category will be invited to participate in the magic contest gala.
  • One winner per category will be chosen by the jury.
  • Winners of each category will be awarded $500.

Festival de magie management’s “Coup de Coeur” award: at its sole discretion, Festival de magie du Québec management reserves the right to admit a contestant to the gala competition. This contestant will not be eligible for the $1 500 award.

 
Choice of the Overall Winner by the Five Members of the Jury
From among the winners of the five categories, the magician who receives the most points from the five members of the jury will win the Michel Cailloux Grand Prize and the award of $1 500.


New for 2017 

    •    The "Kids show" category is back in 2017
    ◦    A $500 prize will be awarded to the « kids show » category winner 


    •    You can buy pictures of your competition act
    ◦    For $50,00 + tx you will have professional pictures of your act.  These pictures will be very useful to promote yourself. 


    •    You can buy the video of your competition act
    ◦    For $150,00 + tx you will receive a video of your competition act.  3 robotic cameras will be used resulting in 4K images.  Imagine having a professional video for your web site promotion and to present your act to other competition registrations. 


    •    One of the participants of the under 18 years old category could win a scholarship to the Jeff McBride magic school in Las Vegas.  Value of $800,00 US.


    •    All under 18 years old competitor will be in the same category which will include stage and close-up magic.




Thank you Jean-Luc for sending this information along!



Top 5 posts in January 2017

Out of the 40+ posts at Canada's Magic this month, here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days:

5. Toronto: Roy Kueppers and Luiz Castro - Sorry I missed this. How'd it go?
4. Sorcerers Safari 2016: Dear Mike and Jen - I can't say enough good things about Sorcerers Safari.  Or put into words how sad I am to know it's over.
3. More names announced for PCAM/CAM convention, April 20-23, 2017 - It's shaping up to be a fabulous event!
2. Introducing the "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award - I introduced it.  And you made it happen!

and the most viewed post this month  ...





1. Vote now for the 2016 Readers' Choice award - Congratulations again to Steven Lafond, Mahdi Gilbert, Matt DiSero, and Murray & Teresa Hatfield for being recognized by your peers as being inspirational!

30 January 2017

Luc Langevin in le Parisien

"Langevin: Creator of illusions" appears until February 4 at the Casino de Paris (IX th). Luc then then goes on tour: March 9 in Thionville, March 10 in Nancy, and March 15 in Mulhouse.


From le Parisien via Google Translate:
It is also on a screen that it appears, before leaving it to appear in flesh and bone on stage. "If your dreams seem to you inaccessible, believe me, it's just an illusion," said the physics graduate who built his show on optical effects and mathematical laws.
 
Charming and beautiful speaker, the illusionist has no trouble catching the attention of the public. With a poetic spectacle when he makes a paper bird fly by the magic of Chinese shadows, or he rides a pyramid of furniture (table, ladder, coat rack ...) that seems then suspended in the air.

Read more.



From le Parisien as written:
C'est d'ailleurs sur un écran qu'il apparaît, avant d'en sortir pour apparaître en chair et en os sur scène. « Si vos rêves vous semblent inaccessibles, croyez-moi, ce n'est qu'une illusion », annonce ce diplômé de physique qui a construit son show sur les effets d'optique et les lois mathématiques.

Charmeur et beau parleur, l'illusionniste n'a aucun mal à capter l'attention du public. Avec un spectacle poétique quand il fait voler un oiseau de papier par la magie des ombres chinoises, ou qu'il monte une pyramide de meubles (table, échelle, portemanteau...) qui semble alors suspendue dans les airs.

Read more.

29 January 2017

Happy Freethinkers Day from Michael Close

From Michael Close's Twitter feed:
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Rounding the Western rings in February 2017

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- Ice McDonald lecture.
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- Ice McDonald lecture.
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- Ice McDonald lecture.
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- General meeting.
- Ice McDonald lecture.
- Third Monday magic.
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Annual installation banquet.
- Oscar Muñoz lecture.
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- Meeting at Rod Chow's.
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - Ice McDonald lecture.


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

Rounding the Central rings in February 2017

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



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- Free form first Fridays.
- Executive meeting.
- Valentine's Day dance.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- TBA.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- James Alan lecture.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Members' night.


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

Rounding the Eastern rings in February 2017

Does anybody have current information to share about the Magic Circle of St. John?

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




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


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

28 January 2017

Mahdi Gilbert at the South Tyneside International Magic Festival

From the South Tyneside Council website:
A magician born without hands or feet who managed to fool two of the magic world's toughest critics is bringing his unique act to the North East in March.

Mahdi Gilbert will lead an invasion of magicians from across the Atlantic heading to South Shields for the 14th annual South Tyneside International Magic Festival (STIMF) from 16-19 March.

Born in Canada and now living in New York, Mahdi has developed every single technique he employs in his illusions from scratch. And, despite having no hands, he has become one of the world's finest sleight of hand magicians.

Read more.

27 January 2017

Billy Hsueh on IBM's Executive Committee

Congratulations Billy!

From Billy Hsueh's Facebook page:

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26 January 2017

Montreal: Masters of Spectacular

January 26th.  With Marc Trudel!

From Evelyn Matlin's Facebook page:

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25 January 2017

Welcoming a new patron: Michael Close

Welcome to our newest sponsor, Michael Close!


Michael was born in Cleveland, raised in Indiana, lived and worked in Las Vegas for twelve years, and now lives in Toronto.

He is the author of the Workers series and other ebooks and is regarded as one of the top close-up magicians in the world. Additionally, he is the editor of M-U-M, the magazine of The Society of American Magicians.

Be sure to check out the once-in-a-lifetime weekend workshop with Johnny Thompson that Michael is offering this spring.

Thank you Michael, for your sponsorship of this website!


24 January 2017

Broken wand: Suley Fattah

Updated January 31st to add:

Updated on January 26th to add:
  •  Details about the memorial service are posted at Magicana.


It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the recent passing of Suley Fattah, Julie Eng's husband.

I first met Suley at the 2001 CAM convention (though I first saw him years earlier, on stage at the Shaw Festival).  I'll remember Suley as always having a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. 

Our sincere condolences go out to Julie.  Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.


From James Alan's post in the Magic Cafe:
With great sadness, we report the passing of Suley Fattah, beloved husband of Julie Eng. Suley passed away earlier today due to complications from a heart attack. He died peacefully at Toronto General Hospital surrounded by his family.

Suley was a long-time associate of David Ben and Magicana where he worked largely behind the curtain contributing significantly to our stage productions, publications and community outreach programs. More information about Suley is available in the December 2016 issue of Genii in the cover story about Julie. His friendship will be greatly missed.

We will share more information about his memorial when we are able to.

Richard Kaufman also has a post up at the Genii forums.


From Julie's Facebook page:




2016 Readers' Choice award results


Thank you all for participating in the spirit in which the awards were intended:  a fun way to recognize and celebrate all of the fabulous talent in our country.

One hundred and eighty five of you voted in this "bragging rights" only contest.  Here are the results of our first ever "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award!


Beacons of Inspiration


2016 Beacon of Inspiration: Murray and Teresa Hatfield

Murray and Teresa Hatfield

The Hatfields outdid themselves last year with their production "Unbelievable."  Murray also stepped up to the Vice President position of CAM, in anticipation of becoming CAM President later this year.

Thanks for the inspiration Murray and Teresa!


Website: MurrayHatfieldMagic.com



2016 Beacon of Inspiration: Matt DiSero

Matt DiSero

In 2016 Matt appeared on season 3 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us," which I think is inspiring all on it's own.  He also has a knack for keeping things light and making us laugh.

Thanks for the inspiration Matt!

Website: MattDiSero.com




Editor's Choice

2016 Editor's Choice: Mahdi Gilbert


Mahdi Gilbert

I found Mahdi's appearance on season 3 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us" very powerful and inspirational.  I was also impressed that one of my readers from Germany chose to nominate Mahdi.  Apparently he has quite the fan base!

Website: MahdiGilbert.com




Readers' Choice

2016 Winner: Steven Lafond

Steven Lafond

Congratulations to Steven for winning the 2016 Readers' Choice award!

Keep up the great work with 'Magic Mondays' in Ottawa and your ongoing support of the Canadian magic community!


Website: MagicStudioProductions




23 January 2017

Toronto: Spare Change for Social Change Lecture

From the Browser's Den of Magic website:

BRIAN ROBERTS & DAVE PECK - Spare Change for Social Change Lecture

Sunday, February 26

Two lecturers for the price of one!

Who are those guys you may ask? Well, Brian and David's combined years of performing, studying and lecturing magic is more than 50 years! And their work shows it.

This may end up being the bargain lecture of the year as Brian and David have a vast array of routines, ideas, concepts that they will share. Plus, it's for a good cause.

Both have lectured in the past at Browser's Den and we can tell you that the magic was excellent and there were lots of laughs along the way.

You will gain many tips and advice as you watch and listen to their magic covering: Cards, Coins, Misdirection, Stage Manipulation, Miser's Dream, etc.

Read more and buy tickets.

22 January 2017

Voting ends tonight!

Voting ends tonight for the "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award!

Who inspired you in 2016?

Breaking news from Michael Close

From Michael Close's website:

Close/Thompson Magic Workshop - May 5-7, 2017 ***LIMITED TIME OFFER***


You are cordially invited to join Michael Close and Johnny Thompson on May 5-7, 2017, for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend workshop in the beautiful cottage country of northern Ontario (Owen Sound, ON). You’ll be away from the physical and mental noise of the city, but you won’t be roughing it; the accommodations are luxurious. Registration opens Monday, January 23, 2017 at noon (EST).

You’ll spend Friday afternoon/evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning talking magic and receiving personalized instruction from two of the most knowledgeable magicians on the planet. Because of the informal nature of this gathering, you’ll have unprecedented access to two of magic’s living legends – access and interaction you would only find with private instruction and consultation, but at a fraction of the cost. Be aware, however, that reservations are extremely limited; only ten spots are available.

Read more and register tomorrow.

Colin Holt, 2016 recipient of the Farquhar Award

Congratulations Colin!

From Colin Holt's Facebook page:

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21 January 2017

One day left to vote!

One day left to vote for the "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award!

Who inspired you in 2016?

Making the world a little bit smaller

From Perfect Magic:
Sometimes I wonder what I will write about and a blog walks into the shop. That’s  exactly what happened yesterday.

A guy came into the shop with a friend. He was from out of town and seemed to know his way around magic. He had phoned in advance to see if we had certain items and we did so he got those items and others that caught his interest.

Read more.

20 January 2017

Markham: Haim Goldenberg

From Haim Goldenberg's Facebook page:

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19 January 2017

Keith Brown on Rogers Daytime London January 2017

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Watch video at Rogers TV.


18 January 2017

Luc Langevin on "AcTualiTy"

From the AcTualiTy Twitter feed:
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17 January 2017

Allan Slaight Award Nominations are open for work completed in 2016

From Magicana's Facebook page:

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16 January 2017

Chris Ramsay in the CBC news

From the CBC:
David Blaine is running into some serious competition as the most viewed street magician on YouTube with Saint-Sauveur's Chris Ramsay edging his way into top spots.

Ramsay said his love of magic started as a child and blossomed when he noticed he could make extra tips performing tricks while he worked as a bartender.

Now, he performs bigger and better tricks for millions of YouTube viewers.

It all started with a street magic video shot in 2014 with the help of a friend, much like Blaine's, but "in my own way, with my own flare, and obviously my own budget," Ramsay told CBC Montreal's Homerun.

Read more and watch videos.

15 January 2017

"The Paranormal Show" in Southwestern Ontario

Scott McClelland's "The Paranormal Show" is coming to Southwestern Ontario and with it comes the supernatural and strange... 

From Ticket Scene:
  • Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - Old Town Hall Theatre, Aylmer, ON
  • Sat, Jan 28, 2017 - Princess Avenue Playhouse, St. Thomas, ON   
  • Sun, Jan 29, 2017 -Simcoe Little Theatre, Simcoe, ON
Read more and buy tickets.

14 January 2017

Victoria: Keep the Magic Alive

From the Oak Bay Beach Hotel:
Join one of Canada’s top magicians, Eric Bedard, as he takes you on a three part magical journey in the David Foster Foundation theatre. An Internationally noted Magician to the Stars, you will be amazed with a unique and humorous performance by the man David Foster himself calls the Magic Johnson of Magicians.

Read more and buy tickets.


From Eric Bedard's Twitter feed:

13 January 2017

Sorcerers Safari 2016: Dear Mike and Jen

When I wasn't co-counselling at Sorcerers Safari last summer, I was asking a lot people a lot of questions.  One of the questions was, "What would you like to share with Magic Mike and Jen?"

Here are some of the answers I heard last August (in no particular order):

"I can't begin to imagine how much work goes into creating something like Sorcerers Safari.  I hope it goes on forever and that I can be a part of it."  -- Wes Barker (Guest: 2016.)

"Keep up the good work and thanks for the awesome experience!" -- Emil D. (Camper: 2016.)

"I had a really fun time.  Thanks for asking me to come and help the kids.  It helped me to be a better teacher." -- Suzanne (Special guest: 2016.)


"Sorcerers Safari is the most amazing thing I've ever done in my life.  It's changed my life.  The work put into making magic camp happen is magic itself!" -- Christian M. (Camper: 2016.)


"Keep it up!  Don't stop 'til you drop!  (and don't drop!)" -- Vincent C. (Camper: 2014-2016.)


"Keep up the good work, everyone here loves it!  I'm happy to call Sorcerers Safari my second home." -- Curtis M. (Camper: 2013-2015; CIT: 2016.)


"What you're doing is an extraordinary and wonderful thing.  I hope you can continue!" -- Ben A. (Camper: 2015-2016.)


"The world would be pretty bland without people like you.  It takes great courage to strikeout and start something like this. Thank you!"  -- Daniel W. (Camper: 2011-2016.)


"Thank you for having camp.  It's really fun and I hope it can keep going forever." -- Angelique S. (Camper: 2013-2016.)

"Camp is a favourite part of my summer.  I'm excited every year to attend!" -- Lucinda M. (Camper: 2008-2014; CIT: 2015-2016.)

"Thank you for all you do, especially for dedicating your time.  You are great people!" -- Stephanie T. (Camper: 2015-2016.)



It's worth mentioning that in 2016, the girls had a 100% return rate of campers from 2015 (and some new faces and old friends too!).
"Keep doing this!" -- Hadar S. (Camper: 2016.)


"Thanks for 20 years of Sorcerers Safari, even if I've only been here for two of them  They've been the best parts of my summers!  Please don't stop, keep magic camp going.  I can't wait for more magic!" -- Trek B. (Camper: 2015-2016.)

"Thank you so much! You're awesome and amazing!"  -- Ryan G. (Camper: 2015-2016.)



"You're doing an awesome job!  Keep on doing it!" -- Shade K. (Camper: 2016.)


"Thank you so much for being you!  Never stop!" -- Tyler Williams (Camper: 2008-2011; CIT: 2012-2013; Staff: 2014-2016.)


"Thank you for everything you do for Sorcerers Safari and for inspiring so many young magicians to keep doing what they love." -- Jeff P. (CIT: 2015, Camper: 2016.)


"Thank you for changing my life for the better and helping me find true joy in magic.  My love of teaching was inspired from here.  Thanks for letting me come!" -- Aaron Fisher (Special Guest: 2003; Instructor: 2004-2016.)


Thank you Jen and Mike for your vision, your courage, your tenacity, and above all your passion for this project! We are better people because of it.



Goodbye to Sorcerers Safari -- the end of an era in Haliburton

From the Sorcerers Safari Facebook page:
"All great things must come to an end!"

To all campers, friends & family of Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp:

After 20 amazing years of Magic Camp, it is with heavy hearts we announce that our amazing ride has come to an end.

From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank all our staff, artists, sponsors and special guests who made camp such a success. Please be proud of your contributions - together we fulfilled the dreams of many young magicians worldwide!

A warm thank you to Camp Tamarack, Camp White Pine and Camp Northland for being our gracious hosts over the years.

Furthermore, a huge thank you to all the parents who gave us a chance and chose to send their children to Magic Camp. We are grateful every day for the positive impact Sorcerers Safari continues to have on the lives of so many.

Read more and leave a comment for Mike and Jen.

12 January 2017

Rock View County: Ryan Pilling

From Eventbrite:
Sat, 4 February 2017

Be amazed and entertained by comedic magician, Ryan Pilling! Join us for an evening of fun in the Homestretch Room! Make sure to check out the Mid City Grill before the show for mouthwatering choices that will leave your bellies happy!

Read more and buy tickets.

11 January 2017

The Mahdi Gilbert Scholarship

From Mahdi Gilbert:
Mahdi Gilbert knows firsthand the value of learning magic. His new sponsorship program will help students of magic progress with their education. Sponsored by Mahdi Gilbert & Before Magic.

Read more and apply.


From Mahdi's Twitter feed:

10 January 2017

Vote now for the 2016 Readers' Choice award

Updated to add: 
  • Voting has closed.  Results will be posted later this week.
  • The Evasons have requested that they be withdrawn from consideration for this voting process.  We are unable to remove their names from the ballot at this time and ask that you respect the Evasons' wishes and not vote for them.



2016 Readers' Choice award

The nominations are closed and voting is now open for the 2016 "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award!  Voting will close on Sunday, January the 22nd at 11:59pm EST.

To vote, scroll down to the bottom of this post and participate in the poll.  (Unfortunately, the poll does not appear in the mobile version of the site.)

Let's have a look at the nominees (in no particular order):



2016 Nominee: Matt DiSero

Matt DiSero

Matt's nominator stated that Matt is "a very sassy act."  In addition, in 2016 Matt also appeared on season 3 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us."

Website: MattDiSero.com




2016 Nominee: The Evasons

The Evasons

The Evasons have requested that they be withdrawn from consideration for this voting process.  We are unable to remove their names from the ballot at this time and ask that you respect the Evasons' wishes and not vote for them.



2016 Nominee: Mahdi Gilbert


Mahdi Gilbert

Mahdi's nominator submitted the following: "He has inspired so many of us through his amazing sleight of hands without having any hands. The way he transformed his own life through magic is a role model for everyone who's searching for meaning, hope and inspiration."  Mahdi also appeared on season 3 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us."

Website: MahdiGilbert.com

 

2016 Nominee: Murray and Teresa Hatfield

Murray and Teresa Hatfield

The Hatfields were nominated for "starring in and (even more importantly) producing the extraordinary magic and illusions-filled phantasmagoria 'Unbelievable' at this summer's PNE in Vancouver. It was, without a doubt, the most inspirational, most wonderful, most entertaining stadium-scale magical event I have ever witnessed."


Website: MurrayHatfieldMagic.com




2016 Nominee: Steven Lafond

Steven Lafond

Steven's nominators submitted the following, "Steven Lafond, producer and host of 'Magic Mondays' in Ottawa for his continued support of the magic community. Hosting over 30 different magicians from all over Canada in 2016 alone.  (Additional supporting comment: He has done a whole year's worth of monthly magic showcases featuring locals and big names alike. Chris Pilworth, Bill Abbott, Mysterion, Zach & Steve, Jonathan Gold, Eric Leclerc...all opened by local professional and up-and-coming magicians. A real community supporter.)

Website: MagicStudioProductions



09 January 2017

Toronto: Roy Kueppers and Luiz Castro

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
ROY KUEPPERS DAY with Luiz Castro
Date & Time: Sunday, January 29 from 12noon until 5pm at Browser's Den


Cost to Attend: FREE

Mr. Kueppers a true craftsman of Canadian, U.S. and European trick coins will be at Browser's Den for the whole day.

So many of you have purchased from us his Canadian Coin in Bottles, Coin Bites, Toonie/Loonies, Canadian Shells, and so many more including his specialty Coin Boxes.

Well this is your chance to meet the man behind 'the work'. Also, Mr. Kueppers will be bringing specialty coin gaffs that Browser's Den does not regularly stock.

And at 3pm as an added FREE BONUS to you...Our own Luiz Castro, construction worker by day and magician by night will be teaching some of his pet routines, ideas and tips with Roy's trick coins. Many of Luiz ideas are mind-boggling and inspirational.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE...RAFFLE...Anyone who makes a purchase of a Roy Kuepper's product will be entered into a raffle to win one of two big prizes. One prize is 'Expert Coin Magic David Roth' book; the second prize is a Roy Kueppers Mojo Boogie Boxes Set.

The Draw for prizes will be at 4:30pm.

We hope that you will join us.

Read more.




08 January 2017

Shawn Farquhar in The Magic Compass' top 20

A friendly reminder that this is the last day to nominate a Canadian magicians for the 2016 "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award!

From The Magic Compass:
Before we look ahead to a new year we thought we would once again look back at the 20 top magic news stories, posts and viral videos of 2016. This list was compiled from the most popular posts from magic related Facebook pages, YouTube sites, Twitter, Reddit, The Magic Compass and other social media. Some of the things that made this list surprised us. Other stories that we liked a lot didn’t gain any traction at all.

Read more



From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:


07 January 2017

New York: The Outerbridges at the 5 Minutes to Shine "Building Arts Audiences" Competition

From Marion Outerbridge's Facebook page:

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06 January 2017

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:

Hi Denizens- A friendly reminder that this Saturday, January 7 is our next FREE MAGIC CLUB meeting. All those interested in talking/showing magic are welcome. Club meets at Browser's Den from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.

Have a nice day-Jeff & The Browser's Den Team



05 January 2017

Murray Hatfield to become CAM President

Congratulations Murray!  Thanks for taking on this important role for the Canadian Association of Magcians!


From Brent Smith's Facebook page:

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04 January 2017

More names announced for the 2017 Browser's Magic Bash

Browser's Bash logo  
From the Facebook group for the Browser's Den of Magic:

You're not alone! These artists will be with you at the 2017 Bash!
Announcing More Artists For the 2017 Browser's Magic Bash.
http://www.browsersden.com/bash

It's time to share even more artists with you that will spend the day with us at the 2017 Browser's Magic Bash.

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO - MORE BASH ARTISTS:

Atsushi Ono
- Kyoto Konjurer -
Atsushi Ono-san's relaxed charm, sense of humor and creative approach to performing magic have made him a popular magician and entertainer in
Japan as well as Western Canada.

Aaron Fisher
- Card Conductor -
Specializing in card magic, Aaron Fisher travels the world sharing his original thoughts and energetic performances with other fellow magicians.

Rosemary Reid
- Ms. Magic -
From her humble beginnings at Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp to becoming one of Canada's leading female magicians, Rosemary is going to answer the
one question she's been asked most often throughout her career. Can you guess what it is?

Adam Grace
- Renaissance Man -
Adam Grace, a profesional magician, musician, actor, speaker, writer and producer, tours the world sharing his love for all performing arts. He plans to
spend the entire day with us.

Also including:
- Michael Ammar
- Silly Billy
- Chris Mysterion & Steffi Kay
- Dick Joiner
- Buck Macleod
- Luiz Castro
- Keith Brown
- Scott Hammell

REGISTER NOW - Be A Part Of The 2017 Bash Experience
http://www.browsersden.com/bash

We hope you'll join us. It's unlike any other magic event around. You're going to love it! Book your ticket today by clicking the button above.

See you at the Bash on Saturday, April 1st, 2017!

Magical Hugs,
Jeff Pinsky, John Talbot, & Lee Asher
(Your faithful Browser's Magic Bash team)

02 January 2017

Rounding the Western rings in January 2017

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


CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- TBA
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- TBA
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- TBA
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Third Monday Magic.
- Annual general meeting.
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- TBA
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- Magic dinner show live!
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - TBA


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Rounding the Central rings in January 2017

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


Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- Free form first Friday.
- Stage workers event.
- Public magic auction.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- TBA.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- "Teach A Trick" Night.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Auction night.


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Rounding the Eastern rings in January 2017

Does anybody have current information to share about the Magic Circle of St. John?

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



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


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01 January 2017

Happy 2017!

Wishing you and yours a year filled with awe and wonder!