31 October 2014

Zombie magic

From Ryan Joyce's Twitter feed:

Magician vs Halloween

From Ryan Joyce's Twitter feed:

Top 5 posts in October 2014

As we close out another month at Canada's Magic, let's have a look at the the most viewed posts:

5. Toronto: The Uncertainty Project by James Alan - That surprised me.
4. Goodbye to Morrissey Magic -- the end of an era in Toronto - Over a year later and I still can't believe it's true.
3. The importance of magic shops - Glad this one's getting views.
2. Toronto: The Ghost Experience with Jamie Stam - Would anyone like to guest report on this experience?

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. Who's where October 2014 - Don't forget to add your appearance to our November "Who's  where" post!

30 October 2014

Lecture: Mayhew Mayhem

In conjunction with Chris Mayhew's four show run in New York City, Chris is also giving a lecture.

From The Daily Deception:
Saturday November 8th

MAYhew MAYhem Lecture

Magic is not only a profession for Chris Mayhew, it’s a way of life. Throughout the past decade Chris Mayhew has developed a beautifully unique way to create, perform and entertain with magic which has garnered him a reputation, world-wide. He will disarm you, charm you, and make you laugh out loud with his uniquely entertaining brand of magic.

One of Canada’s most innovative and prolific magicians, Chris Mayhew creates new magic experiences like nothing you’ve seen before. Inspired, hilarious, and bold; his effects will leave you both amazed and amused.

The MAYhew MAYhem lecture consists of two parts. The first comes straight from the Mayhew working repertoire. You’re guaranteed to pick up a gem.

Read more and buy tickets.

29 October 2014

Dave Attwood interviews Steve Hignett

   From Attwood Magic:
DAS-October 19th, 2014 Steve Hignett

This week Angel was away on vacation and we were so lucky to have Victoria Magic Circle President, Steve Hignett, join us again in studio to talk about attacking people with magic and the infamous bullet catch.

Read more and listen to interview.

28 October 2014

Magic camp book dedication

I have in my hands a book, penned by a Canadian author, with the following dedication:
"To the kids at magic camp, and in loving memory of Y.C."

Details, and possibly a giveaway, to follow.

27 October 2014

Luc Langevin en France

I will never look at an orange or a block of ice the same way again!

From Luc Langevin's Twitter feed:

26 October 2014

25 October 2014

Dave Attwood interviews Arthur Trace

  From Attwood Magic:
DAS-October 11th, 2014 Arthur Trace / Steve Hignett
This week Angel was away and we were so lucky to have Victoria Magic Circle President, Steve Hignett join us in studio to talk about how important 'plactice' is. Joining us from LA was IBM Gold Medal winner, Arthur Trace, to talk about his life in magic and acting and his goals in the art of magic.

Read more and listen to interview.

23 October 2014

Luc Langevin in the Huffington Post

Read about Luc Langevin's new TV series, new game, current stage tour and recent nomination in the Performance of the Year category of ADISQ.

From the Huffington Post (via Google Translate):
A few hours before setting foot on the red carpet of the Other ADISQ Wednesday, Luc Langevin was shooting for his new TV series, culminating on ARTV in spring 2015 and Radio Canada. 
In this new concept, kept secret for now, the illusionist will team up with two other magicians who, like him, are juggling so much with science than magic. Its partners are the engineer Stéphane Bourgoin and the French designer Mathieu Bich, both seen in the documentary Masters of illusion beyond magic, in which Luc Langevin was going to meet magicians from around the world.
"They have a different formation, but the mix between the three of us is perfect," said Langevin.
Read more. Read the original in French.

From HuffPost Québec's Twitter feed:

ICYMI: Ryan Joyce puppysits

In case you missed it on Buzzfeed or iTricks, watch Ryan Joyce magically entertain a young pup:

22 October 2014

New York City: Mayhew Mayhem

From Chris Mayhew's Twitter feed:

21 October 2014

Toronto: Bobby Motta - Got the Next Big Trick?

Sunday, October 26th 
PLACE: Browser's Den of Magic 
Some of the most talented magicians are often hidden from the rest of the world and even they don't realize how talented they are. Well, it's time to practice your best effect and present it to the team. We will have gift cards, prizes, giveaways, and potentially sign you up under Ellusionist as the newest recruits and sell your effect to the world with big payouts!

Read more.

20 October 2014

Peter Mennie on Free 98.1

Watch Peter Mennie with Botten from Free 98.1 on YouTube:


A Twitter reminder about Peter's upcoming show:

19 October 2014

Dave Attwood interviews Dave Morris

 From Screencast:
DAS-September 17th, 2014 David Morris
This week Dave Morris came into the studio to hang out and talk about his cleaning up at the magic competitions this last year as well as his career as an imporv comedian. Our host Dave talked about his last ride of the year and coming home to the Project X party at his house.It should be noted that there was an issue with Mr. Morris's microphone for the first half of the show.

Read more and listen to interview.

17 October 2014

Mike Segal consulting on Frankenstein's Boy

MagicMike Segal (Magic Consultant) knows the correct pronunciation of the Seven Dream Words that no human tongue dare utter. He owns the Silver Key that Unlocks the Unknown Kaddath and he keeps it in his basement beside his sponge balls and his Hippoty Hop Bunny. He has had drinks with Rasputin, played darts with Alestair Crowley, and beat the Devil at Cards. When Magic Mike turns a prince into a toad, that prince stays turned.

16 October 2014

Big Brother Canada kicks off national casting call

From TV,eh?:
With its third season set to air on Global in Spring 2015, Big Brother Canada kicks off its coast-to-coast houseguest search this Sunday, October 19 in Vancouver and Calgary followed by stops in Regina, Halifax, St. John’s, Montréal and Toronto. Fans of the raucous reality series can also rejoice over news that the Big Brother Canada Side Show is returning to Slice™ in 2015, with series host Arisa Cox and co-hosts Peter Brown and Gary Levy in a new one-hour format. The schedule for Big Brother Canada and the Side Show will be revealed in the New Year.

Read more.

Look for Spidey on television January 2015

From Perfect Magic's Facebook page:

15 October 2014

Spot the Canadian magician!

Eagle eyed reader, Mark Baluk, tipped me to this video.  One hundred points* to the first person in the comments who can tell me which Canadian magician has a cameo in Timber Timbre's video for the song Grand Canyon.

From YouTube:

Thanks for sharing Mark!

*  To borrow a phrase from Drew Carey in "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", the points don't matter.