17 May 2021

Luc Langevin: Interconnectés, Interconnected, and Global News

May 22nd marks the 100th presentation of Luc Langevin's virtual show "Interconnectés."

In June, Luc launches his first show in English, "Interconnected."

Watch Kim Sullivan interview Luc on May 12th for Global News.

16 May 2021

Edmonton Magic Club presents: John Kaplan's lecture "Selling the Impossible" [May 18]

From the May 12th post on the Edmonton Magic Club Facebook page:

BIG NEWS! John Kaplan will be presenting his "Selling the Impossible" lecture at our next meeting-Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 PM. John is one of Canada's most successful magicians and his lecture details how he has made his living travelling across the country as an Illusionist. This is another FREE event hosted by the Edmonton Magic Club. Don't miss it!

Read more.







14 May 2021

Canadian Artists and Content Creators Economic Survey

From the Canadian Heritage section of the Government of Canada:

The Department of Canadian Heritage is inviting all artists and content creators to participate in the Canadian Artists and Content Creators Economic Survey. The purpose of this survey is to help create an updated portrait of the artistic and creative community in Canada. This data gathering is important to help ensure policies and programs continue to be responsive to the sector’s reality.

Share your story!

The survey will help develop a better understanding of the realities and experiences of artists and content creators in Canada prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to participate?
The survey is available online from May 10 to June 18 and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Participation is voluntary and anonymous.

Who should participate?
Anyone in Canada aged 16 or older who does creative or artistic work as an important component of their professional identity, whether on their own time, freelance or with organizations — either full-time or alongside other jobs, at any point in their career stage.

The survey is open, but not limited to:

  • writers such as fiction and non-fiction book authors, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, technical writers
  • visual artists such as painters, craft artisans, designers, illustrators, installation artists, video game designers, concept artists, photographers, printmakers
  • performing artists such as actors, choreographers, circus artists, comedians, dancers, mimes, puppeteers, spoken word artists, storytellers
  • musical artists such as composers, musicians, singers, songwriters
  • audiovisual directors working in film, television, video games or other digital media productions, including on social media

Read more and take survey.

13 May 2021

TBT: Quincy Li appears on Big Trick Energy

Throwback to last Thursday, actually.  Watch Big Trick Energy pull off a personalized illusion for Quincy, owner of the brick and mortar magic shop Clownin' Around in BC.  (Video at bottom of post.)

(New episode of Big Trick Energy airs tonight on truTV!)

From Wes Barker's May 7th Facebook post, watch some of the prep work for Quincy's cameo:

[Editor's note:  Addendum to the dialogue in the clip below, at present there are only TWO Canadian brick and mortar shops that are 100% dedicated to magic.]

From the May 7th upload on the truTV YouTube channel:

12 May 2021

IBM convention online July 8th-10th, 2021

I spy Jay the Juggling Magician and Alex Zander from Canada! 

From the April 28th Facebook post by Shawn Farquhar:

The talent line up for the first ever online IBM magic convention is super cool. Lots of new faces and old friends.

If you are a proud member of the IBM please SHARE this on your Facebook timeline. Heck, tag people you think might not know that should be attending the convention. We want to make certain everyone is aware that registration to this year convention INCLUDES a one year MEMBERSHIP to the IBM. It's the best deal of 2021...

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