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01 October 2017

Rounding the Central rings in October 2017

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



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- Executive meeting.
- Free form first Fridaze
- Houdini séance supper
- Second Saturday night special
- Open house
- KW Ring 235 meetup
- Houdini séance year 90
- Sunday brunch
- Houdini Halloween supper
- Instagram Tuesday
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Paul Pacific lecture.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- TBA
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Alfredo Marchese lecture (happened in September).


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

17 June 2015

Paul Pacific and Phil Pivnick at "Magic Tonight"

Confirm details by visiting Abracadabaret.com

Mississauga (Thurs):  Paul Pacific


Toronto (Sun):  Phil Pivnick





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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27 April 2015

"Sketchy Magic," Ben Train, Paul Pacific and Mysterion at "Magic Tonight"

Updated April 27th to add:  Ben Train in Pickering.


Confirm details by visiting Abracadabaret.com


Toronto (Tues):  Sketchy Magic

Mississauga (Thurs):   Paul Pacific

Pickering (Fri):  Ben Train

Toronto (Sun):  Mysterion



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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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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08 December 2014

Our sincere condolences to Paul Pacific and his family

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the recent passing of Paul Pacific's father.

For those of you who wish to attend the visitation or the service, here is the information from Paul.

From Paul Pacific's Facebook page:

  

From the Ward Funeral Home:
Early morning on Saturday, December 6, 2014, Ronald Pacific passed away peacefully as he wished at home surrounded by the love and support of his family. Survived by his loving wife Ruth (nee Donald). Ron was a loving father to Paul Pacific, and Sharon Miedema (Mike), and was a proud Granddad to Lauren. Dear brother of Dolores Ellis (nee Pacific), last surviving sibling. He will also be missed by extended family and friends. A special thanks to Doctor John Denby and CCAC Nurse Liliya for providing such loving care and support during his final weeks. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, December 10th, at the Ward Funeral Home, 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville, followed by burial at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery. In his memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  
Read more.


Our sincere condolences go out to Paul and his family at this difficult time.


09 November 2014

Coupon code for 20% off Magic Tonight



James Alan, over at Abracadaberet, has kindly offered the readers of Canada's Magic a coupon code for 20% off tickets to Magic Tonight!

Use the coupon code cmagic when you buy your tickets for Magic Tonight to receive your discount.

Tonight's special guests are Matt DiSero and Michael Close.  Upcoming guests include Glenn Ottaway, Jason Palter, Bill Abbott, Paul Pacific, Chris Mayhew and more!



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06 September 2014

31 July 2012

Paul Pacific in MUM magazine

Paul Pacific is in the August edition of MUM magazine!  Read about "The Day It Went Horribly Wrong" on page 52 in James Munton's "Pro File:  True Stories from the Files of Working Pros."  That was quick thinking and a great solution to the problem Paul!

06 June 2012

Paul Pacific interviewed by Chris Beason

From Penguin Magic:
Paul Pacific is one of Canada's busiest mentalists. He performs his brand of mentalism at almost every kind of gig imaginable, and has a very engaging stage character.

I caught up with Paul to ask him a few questions about his work.

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.

29 May 2011

The Bistro is OPEN!

In April, James Munton launched The Magic Bistro.  According to James, most of the members are working professional and semi-professional magicians.  There is very little moderation.  For the most part, people are free to post whatever (and however) they like. Mark Lewis is the moderator of the Pitch section and Paul Pacific is the moderator of the Mentalism section.

There is even a permanent "Ask Mark" section should you have a burning question for Mark.  Have a read of his "Drawing a crowd" thread from the Pitch section.  There's lots of good stuff in there.

This online community has some Facebook-like features which will become more important as the site grows. James plans to expand the Articles & Routines section and he invites contributions.

What are you waiting for?  Have a look around.  Everyone is welcome at The Magic Bistro!



[h/t: John Pellatt, Paul Pacific]

07 March 2011

Book launch: "The Lives of a Showman"

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending a book launch party for “The Lives of a Showman” by Mark Lewis. (I live tweeted the event with the tag #TLOAS though I missed tagging a few tweets here and there.)

Upon entering Browser’s Den of Magic, I was instructed to direct my attention upward. Hanging from the ceiling were more than a dozen cheerful Lee Asher sign creations containing “Markisms” such as “If they were all the nine of hearts it would look like this” and “You're quite slow, do you work for the post office?” The mood was set!

It was clear that Mark has a tremendous amount of support in the local magic community! I found myself shoulder-to-shoulder with Jeff Pinsky, Jeff Hinchliffe, Ariel Fralich, Mia Ngueyn and Adam Harmes who had all made contributions to, or were mentioned in, the book. Other notables present include*: Gordon Precious, Owen Anderson, Paul Pacific, Chris Westfall, John Pellatt, Richard Lyn, John Michalson, Shawna Ross-York, Dan McLean, Steve Shrott, Joe Schwarcz and young Daniel (one of Mark’s students).

While reading from his book, we were regaled with stories of Mark’s experiences with The Worst Audience Ever at The Blue Angel and his early days of (not so) psychic readings in Ireland with Adam Harmes. Mark also read a piece written about him by Mai Nguyen, winner of the Jerry Gladman Memorial Scholarship in Journalism.

To round out the evening we were treated to James Alan’s rendition of Mark’s “Pig Trick” and then we all laughed ourselves silly through Jeff Hinchliffe’s impersonation of Mark doing his Svengali deck hustle.

It is always a delightful experience to hear an author read his own words. If the rest of the book is even half as entertaining as the launch party, it should be a good read indeed!

To purchase “The Lives of a Showman” visit Mark's website, Browser’s Den of Magic or contact your local magic dealer.


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* If I’ve missed listing anyone who was there please send me an e-mail or leave a comment below! Thank you to John Pellatt, Ariel Fralich and James Alan for providing attendee intel on the parts of the room I didn’t make it to.