05 August 2018

Chris Funk on Masters of Illusion season 5

From Chris Funk's Twitter feed:
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04 August 2018

Toronto: Tickets for the 2019 Browser's Magic Bash

A little bird has told me that tickets for the 2019 Browser's Magic Bash will go on sale on Monday, September 17th, 2018!  Keep your eyes open for more news from the Browser's Den of Magic as we get closer to the date.

To whet your appetite, have a quick peek at Chris Mayhew's 90 second video synopsis of the 2018 Bash!

Toronto: Silent auction at the Browser's Den

From the Browser's Den of Magic:
High Quality Professional Magic & Collectables
Sunday, August 26

Dear Magic Friends,

Over the past 43 years we have held over 100 store auctions.  And each one was a lot of fun, created memories and all while people were able to get wonderful deals on magic new and used.

However, over those 43 years we have never held a SILENT Auction.

Here's how it will work.

a) All the items will be out on display for you to take a look at when the shop doors open at 10am.

b) Each item will have a minimum bid listed next to it.

c) Attendees can then use the paper provided by us to write down their bid. Fold up their bid and put into the box related to that item.

d) Every half hour until about 4pm, five of the auction items will then be award to the highest bid.

The auction will have a variety of magic that will include: props, ephemera, posters, close-up props, books, tables.

Please note too that should we get a good size crowd and reasonable bidding we will do more of these.

Read more.

Toronto: Free magic club

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
Next (free) Magic Club at Browser's Den takes place this Saturday, August 4 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.
All welcome.
Have a nice day.
Browser's Den of Magic.
Since 1975.

03 August 2018

Billy Kidd in the Inquirer

From the July 26th article "Billy Kidd: Filipina, female, magical" by Rae Ann Varona in the Inquirer:
“Magic wasn’t even on my radar whatsoever,” Kidd told the Asian Journal, adding that she was never one of those kids who had their own magic kit to play with.

“I wish I had that story, but I don’t,” she added.

Born in Canada, Kidd has gotten away with being an actress since she was just 11 years old, something she’s called magic in itself.  The life of being able to miss periods of school, playing around, and getting paid for it made what she described as the “best life ever.”

But her introduction to magic came much later at a music festival where she saw a street magician from Australia doing a classic cups and balls trick in which balls appear and disappear under the cups at random.

Read more.