Showing posts with label ~Browser's Den. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ~Browser's Den. Show all posts

10 September 2019

Toronto: Free balloon sculpture class

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, from 11am (SHARP) TO 12:00 noon - FREE - BALLOON SCULPTURE CLASS for Beginners and Intermediates with one of the best in Toronto, SIMON ROTSTEIN. Balloons and pumps will be supplied. Must be 12 years old and up.

04 September 2019

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm- FREE MAGIC CLUB. All interested in talking magic are welcome.

03 September 2019

Toronto: Johnathan Levit lecture

From the Browser's Den of Magic eFlyer:
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm - JONATHAN LEVIT LECTURE. Jonathan Levit is an American magician, actor, television host and theatrical producer. He has appeared in quite a number of movies and television series, and was the host of VH1's reality series, Celebracadabra. Jonathan also performs frequently at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.  TICKETS $20.00.




26 August 2019

Toronto: Free Halloween Magic Show

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
HALLOWEEN MAGIC SHOW AT 'BROWSER'S DEN'
When: Saturday, October 5

Price: FREE!

Dear Denizens,
We will be having a Halloween Magic Show at 'Browser's Den' on the date above.

All are welcome.

First come first serve with the chairs. First come first serve with the candies.

THE PERFORMERS ARE: Boo! We're not telling. But they will be SCARY good and fun!

Thank you-The Spooky Jeff's & The Browser's Den Ghouls Team




20 August 2019

Toronto: Take classes with Jeff Hinchliffe

Saturday August 24th marks the first of a series of card classes taught by Jeff Hinchliffe.


From the Browser's Den of Magic eFlyer:
SATURDAY AUGUST, 24 from 9:30am (SHARP) to 10:30am- JEFF HINCHLIFFE will be giving a group class on card magic. This will be the first of many that he will be offering on Saturday mornings.  Each class will be covering different aspects of card magic. All of the classes will be independent of one another, so that you don't have to attend them all in order to follow along. If you miss one or two you can jump right back in anytime and not feel lost.

Jeff Hinchliffe has a reputation throughout much of Canada for his knowledge of card magic and his ability to clearly teach. He really wants to help those who want to improve. So whether you are new to card magic or have been coming to Browser's Den for years you are certain to get more than your $15.00 worth of each class. And you'll have a FUN time too! PAY AT THE DOOR, $15.00

Additional classes:
  • SATURDAY AUGUST 31
  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7
  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
  • SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 and
  • SATURDAY OCTOBER 12



08 August 2019

Toronto: Save the date for Browsers Bash VI

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From the Browser's Den Newsletter:

Because of your wonderful ongoing support we are very excited to announce that the 'Browser's Magic Bash 2020' will take place on SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020!

TICKETS will go on sale for the 'Bash' at 10am on Monday, September 23, 2019.

29 July 2019

Toronto: Honouring the life and magic of Romaine

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
On August 11th, LUIZ CASTRO will be giving a FREE magic show here in our shop in honour of Romaine. AND SHOULD HE BE UP TO IT ROMAINE MAY PERFORM AS WELL!

Luiz who does not drive a car, has traveled many times over the years to Kitchener to visit and learn from this master.

In addition, Romaine will be available for a meet and greet, taking photos and signing autographs. We will have cake (who doesn't want cake?) and Romaine will be offering a Q&A segment, so please prepare questions to ask! Whether your question is about the ins and outs of the business (remember he performed regularly for over 4 decades, all over the world) or it's a question about a specific manipulation technique, Romaine will be here to answer any questions you have.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 11th!


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20 June 2019

Toronto: Jeff Hinchliffe's Memorized Deck workshop

From the Browser's Den of Magic Newsletter:
Young Jeff here with a special announcement for the card guys...I am doing my second Memorized Deck workshop.

The date will be SATURDAY JULY 13th, and the workshop/lecture will run from 6:30pm-10:30pm. That's FOUR HOURS of memorized deck magic! The cost is $40 and will be limited to twenty participants. To sign-up you can either call the shop (416-783-7022) or e-mail me directly at jhinchliffe13 AT gmail DOT com

I will be covering a wide range of information about memorized decks, including breaking down the differences between different stacks, stack-dependent and stack-independent material, and how to maintain your memorized deck when performing non-memorized deck magic.


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11 June 2019

Toronto: Marcus Eddie lecture

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Wednesday June 26th

We are very excited to offer you another opportunity to learn from a fantastic professional. Marcus Eddie will be here at Browser's Den to share his love of magic on Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm.

Here's a little bit about Marcus:
Growing up overseas as part of an Air Force family, Marcus did not have access to magic shops or clubs. Using a magic set he received as a gift from his parents and the few magic books he could find in the school library, Marcus began teaching himself the craft when he was just 12 years old. Building his illusions from toy boxes, tape and everyday items, Marcus took his childhood passion and turned it into his career.

Today, he is an 8-time award-winning magician, including his win on the Syfy Channel’s magic competition, “Wizard Wars.”marcuseddie

He has appeared on “Penn & Teller Fool Us,” and is the creator of a large catalog of acclaimed, commercially released creations. Marcus also works as a consultant for magicians worldwide, including David Blaine on his television special, “Beyond Magic.”

Marcus Eddie's original magic will leave you stunned, and his lecture will leave you inspired.

We had the pleasure of hosting Marcus a couple years ago and his lecture was fantastic, and we know he's going to bring the goods again! His effects are off-beat and his methods are devious!

We look forward to you joining us on the 26th for what will be another fantastic lecture!

Read more and buy tickets.

24 May 2019

Toronto: Browser's Den of Magic auction

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Sunday, June 9, 2019

Denizens, it is time for our annual full-day auction! This is the time of the year where you get an opportunity to bid on magic props, supplies, books ,etc. and the highest bidder wins!

This is event is FREE to attend. Just come to the shop on the day of the auction and you are certain to find some great deals! 

We have been doing these semi-annual auctions for 43 years! So come and join us for the deals...and join us to be part of history.

For those who would like to bring in items to be auctioned off please bring NO MORE THAN TWO LOTS. (NOTE: A lot may consist of as many items as you wish.)

You may start bringing in your auction items anytime from now until May 31st.

If you have any questions simply call the shop (416-783-7022).

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Toronto: Kiko Pastur workshop

SUN, 2 JUN
Devious Poetry - Kiko Pastur Workshop
Browsers Den Of Magic

From the Facebook event:

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18 May 2019

Toronto: Eric Jones lecture

I first had the pleasure of meeting Eric in 2011 at Sorcerers Safari.  His lecture is sure to inform and entertain!


From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Sunday May 26, 2019

We are very excited to offer you another premiere sleight of hand artist. The one and only Eric Jones will be here to share his love for magic and methods on Sunday, May 26 at 5:30pm.

Eric Jones is excited to share a combination of new ideas and some of his most popular, real world effects. Concentrating on hard hitting, visual effects, there will be something for everyone. Be sure to bring a few coins, a deck of cards and a pen and follow along as Eric leaves no stone unturned. Eric will explain all the nuances that make his magic both memorable and impactful and teach you how to do the same. You'll learn that The Devil Is In The Details.

He'll cover...

The Power Of the Pen - A killer production of a pen that you will use!

New Era - A perfect impromptu effect with a borrowed hat and a coin that can be done completely surrounded .  A real worker!

Hellhound Remix - A killer, hyper visual version of Chris Kenner's Hellhound Spellbound that will take your coin magic into a new hemisphere.

Audio  - A stand up routine that is a true homage to Nate Leipzig.  Four coins travel to the pocket one at a time. You will hear the coins as they arrive in the pocket.  NO Extra Coins, NO gimmicks.  Make sure you're wearing pants for this one!

Kabal - A streamlined version of the Collectors plot that is designed to be performed surrounded and under close scrutiny with method that will fool your audiences and with an explanation that will make magicians smile.

And more!!

We look forward to you joining us on the 26th for what will be another fantastic lecture!

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26 April 2019

Toronto: Ariel Frailich book signing

From the Browser's Den newsletter:
SATURDAY, MAY 4 AT 2PM - ARIEL FRAILICH BOOK SIGNING: Ariel Frailich  has just released his newest book 'Sub Rosa'. It is hardcover and 170 pages. It covers a wide variety of magic & mentalism effects for stage & close-up based on an easy to master utility move. Mr. Frailich will be at Browser's Den from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to sign the book.

Please CLICK HERE for full details on the book.

PLUS...Mr. Frailich will be giving away a FREE prop with each book sale that has a use with an effect in his new book. ($45.00)

Read more.


A recent review gave Sub Rosa 5 stars!


From the I Saw That! Exclusive Magic Facebook page:

16 April 2019

Browser's Magic Bash 2019 recap

Updated on April 19th to add: 
  •  An assortment of phone camera, at a distance, dark room, intended to be viewed on a small screen, photos can be viewed in this Facebook album.

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I'm delighted I was able to live-Tweet and live-blog the 2019 Browser's Magic Bash last Saturday!  

I enjoyed catching up with the friends I've made at previous Bashes (hi Cooper) and making new friends too (I'm looking at you Don and Wil).

Here's the traditional consolidation of the posts and Tweets. (For the complete list of Tweets and photos check out this Twitter link to Tweets tagged with #BrowsersBash2019 or #BrowsersBash.) 

It's a very long post.  Click "read more" below to view it.

I hope you all had as much fun as I did!



12 April 2019

#BrowsersBash 2019 social media

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Saturday is the "Browser's Bash," an all day convention hosted by the Browser's Den of Magic!

Like last year, and technology willing, I will be doing some combination of live-Tweeting and live-blogging of the event.  Apologies in advance for clogging your feeds.  To follow my Twitter account, you can use the web or use the Twitter widget on the right side of this page, under the "Selected Anniversaries" feature.  I'll also be putting a big Twitter widget of my feed between the blog title and  the posts.

If you're at the event and using social media, I encourage you to add the hashtag "#BrowsersBash" to your Tweets.  From a web browser you can have a look at all Tweets containing

I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday!




07 April 2019

Toronto: Jason Ladanye lecture

From the Browser's Den newsletter:
We are very pleased to let you know that on Wednesday, April 17th at 7pm Jason Ladanye will be giving a lecture here at the shop!

A world class sleight of hand expert and student of Darwin Ortiz, Jason will be performing and teaching some of his pet card routines.

Read more and buy tickets.

04 April 2019

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook page:
Our next FREE MAGIC CLUB meeting is this Saturday, April 6 at 'Browser's Den' (2:30 to 5:30pm). All welcome.

And the 'Bash' is only a week and a half away. We have a very small handful of tickets left.

For those who would like to join us tickets may be purchased online at: https://www.browsersden.com/bash

Thanks for you continued support!



19 March 2019

Toronto: Mini Classes at the 2019 Browser's Bash

Browser's Bash logoBROWSER'S BASH 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Did you know there will be Free Mini Classes during the lunch or dinner breaks?


Check out the topics offered:
  • CHRIS BRUCE- False Shuffles, Top Change, Classic Force
  • ANDREW WOO - How To Create Easy & Memorable Magic,  5 Steps to Go from Amateur to Pro
  • CHARLIE MCBURNEY - Crimp & Key Cards, Methods of Deployment
  • WIJ - Card fundamentals (Top Change, Double Lifts, False Shuffles, The Pass, Side Steal)
  • CHRIS WESTFALL - Routine your Magic
  • JONAH BABINS  -  Any Card at Any Number
  • DAVID BARRETT - Biddle Count Procedures
  • ROBERT & SCOTT PRESSWOOD - Seminar in outside side lobby on Kid/Family Shows
Read more and register!

05 March 2019

Toronto: From Fair to Foul


From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Sunday, March 24, 2019

This is a 90 minute historical lecture about magicians during the 1800’s. It explains how they transformed from distrusted street performers at fairs to performers of skill. And ended the century by debunking the foul spiritualists. The lecture covers many incredible people such as James and John Rannie, Richard Potter...the first magicians in America.

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin the French magician who turned magic into a theatrical art form, John Nevil Maskeylne, Spiritualists like the Fox sisters from New York, and much more.

Some of their methods and tricks they used will be discussed.

Canadian connections are emphasized and many interesting items will be displayed. This lecture is NOT a magic show but includes a few historical magic tricks throughout the lecture.

Read more and buy tickets.









02 March 2019

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook page:
Dear Denizens,

This Saturday, March 2nd is our next FREE MAGIC CLUB meeting. We get together from 2:30pm to about 5:30pmish. All welcome to attend.

Have a nice day- The Jeff's, John Cardella & Lisa Close.