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08 February 2019

Calgary: WowFest is back!


Did you know that 10% of WowFest Ticket Sales Support School Lunches for Calgary Kids?


From WowFest:
The seventh annual WowFest Magic Arts Festival presents amazing magic shows in Calgary on Family Day Weekend.

Join us for the Family Fun Magic Show, or the WowFest Magic Spectacular! Take your pick of two amazing shows coming to the BMO Theatre at the Rocky Ridge YMCA.
THE WOWFEST MAGIC SPECTACULAR
Starring the amazing illusions of Michael Berends, featuring Aytahn Ross of the Acme Circus, plus more astounding magical guests!


THE FAMILY FUN MAGIC SHOW
This laugh-out-loud show has been the recurring hit with WowFest audiences! Starring the comedy magic duo Trevor & Lorena, featuring the Great Balanzo and more special guest performers!

Read more and buy tickets.

10 April 2018

Pacific Coast Association of Magicians 2018

Trevor and Lorena Watters are among the names announced for the 2018 Pacific Coast Association of Magicians (PCAM) convention, August 9th - 12th!  Also announced are Master Payne, Chris Capehart, Kayla Drescher, and Joshua Jay.

Visit PCAMBakersfield.com for more information and to register.

25 October 2017

Canadians at the FREE 2017 Magic Master Summit

From what I could tell from the schedule in yesterday's post, the following Canadians will be lecturing at the 2017 Magic Master Summit:
  • Eric Bedard: Secrets to Getting Booked To Entertain Celebrities!
  • Murray SawChuck: Bonus Lecture! and
  • Trevor & Lorena Watters: Working And Traveling As A Couple and Duo Act

Who'd I miss?

What are you waiting for? Register now!





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24 October 2017

FREE: Magic Master Summit 2017*

Did you enjoy last year's wildly successful "Magic Master Summit"?  I confess to binge watching as many of the sessions as I could!

David DaVinci is at it again, with another spectacular line up November 13-17, 2017!  Scroll down to read more details, view the schedule, and register!







Dear Friends,

Have you heard about this?

Magic Master Summit 2017
Register For Free Now! www.MagicMasterSummit.com

Top Secrets from working pros to get more shows, enhance your performance, grow your audience, and cash in!
Featuring more than 30 presentations, from more than 26 experts, totaling nearly 40 hours of incredible secrets!
And the great news is, it's completely FREE, November 13-17, 2017.

Are you experiencing one of these top 5 problems that other entertainers are experiencing?
1) Not enough shows.
2) Not enough money.
3) Not enough “A” material.
4) Real job won’t give you time off to do shows, but you’re not making enough doing shows to quit your day job... yet.
5) Show isn’t good enough to get the gigs you need to pay the bills.

With all the venues out there, the only reason you’re not working more, is you.
1) Birthday Parties
2) Grade School Shows
3) Libraries
4) Day Cares
5) Colleges
6) Fairs
7) Festivals
8) Street Performances
9) Cruise Ships
10) Corporate Markets
11) Theaters
12) Arenas
13) Magic Shops
14) Theme Parks
15) Hotels
and the list goes on, and on...

I’ve heard countless times “I hated magic shows until I saw your show.” Although we’d all like to think our shows are GREAT, that’s not the case… there are a lot of magicians (and other variety acts) out there not doing a good enough job, and it reflects poorly on the industry.  


Remember in the mid 90’s when World’s Greatest Magic aired every year for 5 years, the day before Thanksgiving? There was nearly 10 hours of incredible magicians! 

It's time to make variety entertainment amazing again by breaking it all down into these five essential categories that are ESSENTIAL to your success as an entertainer:
1) You
2) Your Market
3) Your Marketing
4) Your Team
5) Your Systems

The good news is that this coming November 13-17, 2017, we've assembled a some of the greatest minds in entertainment in one location; giving you nearly 40 hours of free presentations to help you fix what's currently broken in your performance business! They'll give you the tools and the knowledge to help you go make six or seven figures a year in entertainment! Think it's impossible? Think again! We've included several millionaires in these presentations just to prove our point!

Check out this year's schedule!

November 13, 2017 - Day 1:
• Jeff McBride - Pack Small Play Anywhere!
• Michael Finney - Behind The Scenes Of A One-Man-Show
• Michael Trixx - Six Figure Income From $150 Shows!
• Jessica Jane Peterson - Secrets to Success in Entertainment
• Chris Randall - Overcoming Addictions To Achieve Higher Success

November 14, 2017 - Day 2: 
• Garry Carson - How to Make $500,000 Per Year, Doing Fund Raising Shows!
• William Rader - Secrets to Making $1,000 In The Back Room of Restaurants
• Zach Zimmerman - Being Funny Onstage, Even If You're Not
• CustomMagicKits.com - Back Of Room Sales
• Eric Bedard - Secrets to Getting Booked To Entertain Celebrities!
• Murray SawChuck - Bonus Lecture!
• Jeff McBride Bonus Lecture - Bonus Lecture On Competitions

November 15, 2017 - Day 3:
• Tony Clark - Insider Secrets To The Business of Entertainment
• Greg Gleason - The Art of Touring Behind The Curtain Details
• Bill Gladwell - 2-Walling Secrets • 2.0 Troubleshooting
• Robert Kalina - How To Be The Act That Producers Look For
• Michael Stedman - FanCraft 2.0 To Grow Your Social Media
• Michael Trixx Bonus Lecture

November 16, 2017 - Day 4: 
• Bizzaro - Creating Unique Masterpieces To Fit Your Character
• Lefty - Details, Direction, and Professionalism
• Chance Wolf - Turning Ordinary Tricks Into Miracles
• Andy Amyx - Photographing Magic & Putting Out Products
• Lauren Phillips - Production and Stage Managing For All Styles of Acts
• Garry Carson Bonus Lecture

November 17, 2017 - Day 5: 
• Tobias Beckwith - Building and Managing Your Entertainment Business
• Niels Duinker - Brand Consistency To Better Serve Your Market
• Fielding West - Stagecraft 101
• Trevor and Lorena Watters - Working And Traveling As A Couple and Duo Act
• David DaVinci - How to Get $50,000 Worth of Free Publicity 
• Andy Amyx Bonus Lecture

$1,000.00 Grand Prize Contest Update:
Don't forget to check your email after completing registration for some important information about the contest, and how you can enter to win $1,000.00 USD!

There are SO many amazing lectures coming up, so make sure you block your calendars, and get ready to boost your career!

Register Now!
To ensure your future success, go now to www.MagicMasterSummit.com now and enter your name and email address, to register for this limited-time, free event!

BONUS!
We're so committed to your success, that just for signing up we'll give you 7 Free Documents delivered to your emailed instantly!
• Booking Form (Used for your records for all types of events)
• Client Invoice (To instantly make you look more professional)
• Confidentiality Agreement (Basic version for your casual performance settings)
• Confidentiality Agreement (Expert version for those really important contracts and secrets)
• Cover Letter (To get you started in the right direction)
• Letter of Agreement (Simple contract for most shows)
• Model Release Form (Giving you the unlimited permission to use someone’s image for your promotional or business purposes)

Don't wait, register now!








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21 July 2017

Burnaby: "M"

Catch Kelvin Ng, Wes Barker, Vitaly Beckman, and Trevor and Lorena on October 21st, 2017 at the Michael J. Fox Theatre

From Kelvin Ng's Facebook page:

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09 October 2016

Canadian magic school colours

Chris Randall put up a great post about The Canadian School of Magic Graduates (and the school colours:  blue and purple).

From Chris Randall's Facebook page:

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09 June 2016

20 magical memories from Sorcerers Safari

Almost 20 years ago, armed only with the idea of making magic more accessible to kids who want to learn magic, "Magic Mike" Segal opened the doors to Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp.  Sorcerers Safari is Canada's only sleepaway magic camp, hosting up to 150 campers a year.

Words fail to adequately describe the phenomenon that is Sorcerers Safari.  Everyone comes away from camp with their own unique experience.  To mark their upcoming 20th anniversary, here’s a list of:

20 magical memories from Sorcerers Safari (in no particular order):
  1. My favourite camp memory would have to be when I first went to Sorcerers Safari. I saw all of my idols in magic and there were so many magicians that I had watched on TV and on YouTube. It was brilliant to see them perform and not only to see them perform but just to have a normal magic or even non magic conversation with them was amazing to me. It was literally like a dream come true!

    Brad B.
    Camper: 2014-2015


  2. The first year I ever attended I recall walking down a wooded path and seeing Michael Ammar talking to a group of campers who were seated under the shade of a huge tree.  Michael was talking about choosing magic as a career and I could see the look in all the campers eyes as I eavesdropped.  I knew in that very moment I would return to camp as often as I could as I felt something I’d never felt before.  Not sure how to describe it, but it was just so special.

    Shawn Farquhar (magichampion.com)
    Instructor: 2008-2013, 2015
  3. A favourite memory was making a card flourish duel that appeared in the 2013 camp video.


    Eric S.
    Camper: 2007-2014


  4. I was overwhelmed by the quality of instruction and the dedication of Mike, Jen and the entire board and staff. It was without doubt one the finest experiences I've had in my almost 40 years in the Magic business.

    Phil Matlin (PerfectMagic.com)
    Guest: 2014
  5. I would have to say that my favourite memory at camp would have to be after Brett C. and I performed the “cube in cube out” stage illusion. It was a huge relief that the whole thing went successfully and it was also the first routine that Brett and I created together.

    Holden L.
    Camper: 2008-2015

  1. Many of my favourite memories at Sorcerers Safari come from the late night jam sessions in the campers' cabins.  You never know what newest tricks or guest magicians you'll find.

    For example, a few years back, I witnessed Tyler Wilson sharing the longest and most entertaining card revelation I've seen. Over the course of about 45 minutes, the cabin filled with campers as they watched him attempt to find the card.  Pure suspense. Needless to say, he had no idea what the card was, and was playing us the entire time.

    The jam sessions offer a great opportunity to see the campers' talent and creativity.  In 2015, Philip B. and I posed an Ambitious Card challenge to the cabin.  They split into 2 teams to work together to create an Ambitious Card routine from scratch.  This impromptu competition went on for close to 2 hours and was a blast to watch!

    Sheldon Casavant (SheldonCasavant.com)
    Camper: 2003, Counsellor: 2004 and 2007, Instructor: 2015
  2. Trying to find only one Sorcerers Safari good memory is impossible because there are so many!  So let’s say that one of them is when Anders Bjorkman, Johnny Toronto, and I did a “fire trio act” together on the beach during the party night. I believe it happened in 2010. We literally had a blast!!!

    Loran, (LoranIllusion.com)
    Instructor: 2000 - 2015

  1. a) The first time (repeated over the years) that all the campers hit the stage on the final night to present their interpretation of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” ... (always a fun moment).
    b) Seeing the "shy and timid" take the stage for the first time in front of their peers and proudly present an effect they have learned at camp.
    c) The meal times with the table banging under the direction of Lee Asher.
    d) Seeing a camper on TELEVISION presenting magic... and only a few years earlier not being able to communicate...
    e) Year after year - the reunions. Campers emailing each other to make sure they would be in the same dorm.
    f) The chant of "we love Dick, we love Dick."

    Dick Joiner, (DickJoiner.com)
    Instructor: ~2001-2015


  2. Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp was the first time I ever went to camp. I'm in my seventies and it was fun and exciting. I loved the enthusiasm of the kids and their teachers, who were the best. We met old friends and made new ones. Keep up the good work and thank you Mike for inviting us.

    Evelyn Matlin (PerfectMagic.com)
    Guest: 2014
  3. I have so many wonderful memories of camp that it's near impossible to choose just one. But a camp classic that we continually reminisce about all the time happened on my first year when Rob 'Fish The Magish' Fishbaum secretly hid in the woods during the middle of the night, waited until I walked by, then jumped out making a loud squealing pig noise. I shrieked like a little girl, jumped into Steve Kline's arms completely terrified, and almost crapped my pants.

    It was an amazing moment. It's also when I knew these people would be part of my family for the rest of our lives. The best part, scaring the newbie staff has since become a long-standing camp tradition.

    Lee Asher (LeeAsher.com)
    Special Guest: 2001, Instructor: 2002-2015


  4. Lip Sync Battles


      

    Jeff P.

    Counsellor in Training: 2015
  5. When the whole camp did a one camera take lip dub! That was so exciting and EVERYONE had a part and nailed it! The video was a hit and definitely one to be remembered.

    Watch the 2011 Sorcerers Safari Lip Dub on YouTube:



    Lorena Watters (TrevorWatters.com)
    Instructor: 2010-2014

  1. a) I remember one night at the nightly stage shows in the Pinetages theatre:  the air was hot and thick… the performers were breaking a sweat after literally 30 seconds on stage.  And out of the blue we see Lee Asher come out and perform a trick (and a dance!) in a massive eggplant costume! It was epic.

    b) One year we decided to do a lip dub. It was amazing to see everyone come together and participate with such passion and precision. Check out the video it took us about a half-day to film. It was truly awesome.

    Eric Leclerc (EricLeclerc.com)
    Instructor: 2008-2015


  2. My favourite memory from camp was probably performing for Michael and Lisa Close's daughter on stage. I was able to use her last name to do a hilarious bit for the entire camp while poking fun of their last name.

    Chris Westfall (ChrisWestfallMagic.com)
    Instructor


  3. One of my favourite memories would be Eric Leclerc and a few of us attempting to scare RJ late at night with a bunch of scary halloween masks and then RJ wouldn't wake up. I have the video footage of it, but it is one of those bits that never made it into the annual Sorcerers Video, but was very funny to observe at the time.

    Chris Mayhew (ChrisMayhewMagic.com)
    Videographer: 2013-2015
  4. a) Performing on the camp stage. The first time I worked a stage, wore a mic, stood in front of the lights, and performed for a "big" crowd all came at camp. I'll never forget the love and support people showed me, and it's probably a major reason why I'm still getting up there today!

    b) Watching my campers grow up.  I still maintain relationships with campers I had a decade ago.  Some have become better performers than I would have ever imagined. Some are even better than I am... which is both awesome and infuriating!  One that stands out to me is Nathaniel Rankin.  I watched him grow from a cute, but shy, juggler to a world class magician performing on cruise ships around the world.  I don't take credit for his success -- that was all him -- but I'm glad to have been a stepping stone on his path to finding something that makes him so happy.

    Ben Train, (BenTrain.ca)
    Counsellor in Training: 2000-2001, Staff: 2002-2015

  1. This memory is from 2006.  For the end of the week camper show, Sami S. and I decided to dress up like veteran campers and counsellors, Kelvin and Dustin.  Every year, this eccentric duo would perform the “one-handed card trick” in which they are Siamese twins, joined at the hip where each only has the ability to use only one hand.  2006 marked one of the first years Kelvin was not at camp (but Dustin was) so we did not get to see their jubilant routine.  Instead, Sami and I dressed up like the duo and impersonated them and the one-handed card trick.  It was really goofy, not many people understood what we were doing.  But I distinctly remember Scott Hammell and Magic Mike in the audience laughing uncontrollably.

    This memory isn’t about the moment itself, but about the inside joke shared with the other veteran campers and staff that makes it stand out so strongly in my mind.  The inside jokes are what I remember now; nonsense jokes told around the campfire (knock-knock jokes will always be the funniest for me because of camp), and ridiculous one-liners.  There are moments with sugar shots, fruit stickers on our foreheads, crocket, fridge box racing, pushing Steve Kline in the lake and so many defining “coming of age” moments that bring me back to camp.  There are too many small memories to put one as the best, but the inside jokes between fellow campers and life-long friends are something I hold onto very dearly.

    Lauren Proctor
    Camper: 1999-2008
  2. My favorite memory is when Magic Mike told us that the visiting volleyball camp found an (invisible) deck, and not knowing what it was straightened all of the cards for us. I retell that story to magicians all the time.


    Jonah Babins (JonahBabinsMagic.com)
    Camper, Counsellor in Training, and Instructor


  1. Playing capture the flag with the kids during active time, then one of them realizing that I was the entertainer he watched on stage the night before! He was so excited, then I noticed a few more kids running around with me to beat the game!

    Trevor Watters (TrevorWatters.com)
    Instructor: 2010-2014



  2. I have so very many memories of camp, having been the guy who started it, and having attended every year, that it is hard to pick just one. There really are so many in the 20 years… but one stands out, and is particularly appropriate for this summer.

    I remember the summer 15 years ago when we switched our host camp after 5 years at another camp.  It was an amazing summer, as everything felt new again. The energy (which is never lacking at Sorcerers Safari) seemed to be ramped up that summer in everyone, staff and campers. Exploring the new grounds, and meeting new challenges really made everyone bring their ‘A’ Game. It was great.  The move was extremely positive, making me that much more excited to see what our move will bring this summer.

    Magic Mike Segal (SorcerersSafari.ca)
    Camp Director: 1996 - 2016

The 2016 season of Sorcerers Safari will run from Sunday August 7th through Friday August 12th, 2016.  For more information, or to register, please visit SorcerersSafari.ca

11 May 2016

New Westminster: Fundraising for Fort McMurray

Featuring Shawn Farquhar, Murray and Teresa Hatfield, Paul Romhany, Gary Savard, John Kaplan, Clinton Gray, Trevor & Lorena Watters, Damien James and Mike Battie.

From Fundraising Magic:
WHO:  BC's top magicians and variety artists.

WHAT: One-time only family-friendly benefit show on behalf of those families in Fort McMurray that have lost their homes in this devastating tragedy.

WHEN: Monday, May 16th 2016

WHERE:
Massey Theatre
735 8th Ave, New Westminster 604-521-5050
www.ticketsnw.ca
WHY:  So many young families have been affected by this disaster. As family entertainers, many of us have performed multiple times in Fort McMurray, and have a longstanding and deep connection to this community. Pooling oiur talents to show our support and raise much needed funds is something we're all greatly motivated to do. Besides, helping our neighbours and fellow citizens during their time of need is the Canadian way.

Read more and buy tickets.



From Clinton Gray's Facebook page: