30 June 2022

Top 5 posts in June 2022

There were 26 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days: 

5. Ring 92 hosts a virtual lecture by Naathan Phan [June 9] - So grateful for the ability to attend lectures virtually
4. Chicago: Lucy Darling at The Rhapsody Theater [June 16 - July 16] - Fabulous!
3. Welcoming a new Friend: Jokers - Opening tomorrow!
2. Brandon: Aaron Matthews Magic at the Manitoba Summer Fair [June 8 - 12] - Fresh from Canada's Got Talent and already a summer fair under his belt.  Look for Aaron at Canada's Wonderland this summer.

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. Winnipeg: IBM celebrates 100th anniversary on Magic Day [June 6] - Such a fabulous way to mark the 100th year of IBM.  Hope to have time to put a post up with all the media links about the celebration.









29 June 2022

Toronto: Used Magic Day and Mini Auction at The Browser's Den [July 17]

From the June 28th Facebook post by Len Herb Pinsky:

Dear Denizens,

We hope that all is well with you and yours!

My goodness the Quantity and Quality of magic that has come in for the Used Magic Day and Mini Auction (Sunday, July 17)  is excellent!

It has been more than two years since we held an auction/used magic day and for those who will attend you will absolutely not be disappointed!

There is magic for ALL interests. Such as: Collector's Workshop, Super Kids Props, Loads of Books, Close Up and Parlor! Many good props that are no longer made.  Plus so many props/tricks that we do not usually stock.

It will be like the good old days too at the shop as our dear friends John Cardella, John Michalson and Cam Dix will be in the shop to help Jeff and I out and to serve you!

And please do not forget that one of the cleverest magicians alive, Pit Hartling will be giving a lecture here at the shop on July 22 and workshop on July 23.

As always thank you for your support,
The Jeff's, Lisa Close & Luiz.




28 June 2022

Regina: Sitruc James at the Regina Fringe [July 6 - 9]

From the June 24th Instagram post by Sitruc James:

Regina International Fringe Festival - July 6 - 9

Sask Express Theatre
Length: 60 Minutes
Rated: All Ages / Family Friendly

Wed July 06, 2022
Thu, July 07, 2022
Fri, July 08, 2022
Sat, July 09, 2022

Join us for a breathtaking performance that has everything from impossible escapes to mind-blowing illusions with audience member interaction. This is definitely a show that has to be seen to be believed.


27 June 2022

Atlanta: Gwyn Auger lecture [July]

From the June 25th Instagram post by Gwyn Auger:

Well … it’s on the website and I keep pinching myself but it must be true! I’ll be giving a little talk about assistants at the @ibmmagic convention NEXT MONTH!!!! I still think I must be dreaming!!!!! Big big thanks to @magichampion for making this happen!






25 June 2022

Quebec City: McBride’s Magic & Mystery School [July 25 - 30]

From the June 6th Facebook post by Jeff McBride:

McBride’s Magic & Mystery School will be Featured at this Year’s World Championship of Magic in Quebec

Las Vegas, NV, March 30, 2020 – The 2022 FISM (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques) World Championships of Magic will takes place in Québec, Canada from the 25th - 30th July 2022 – and will feature the lead faculty of Jeff McBride’s Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, set up with its own space next to the dealer’s room.

Founder and master magician Jeff McBride, Dr. Lawrence Hass, who is Dean of the School, and Tobias Beckwith, emeritus faculty, will all deliver lectures featured at the convention.

They are joined by Will Bradshaw, an Instructor at the school, and Scott Steelfyre, Instructor and Media Manager for the school.

Jeff McBride is the founder of the Magic & Mystery School, which began back in 1991 with the first Mystery School retreat in upstate New York. The school added regular Master Classes and live Focus classes in 1999 when McBride relocated to Las Vegas to headline at Caesars Magical Empire.
Today, McBride Magic & Mystery School offers from 5-10 events live in Las Vegas each year, in addition to between 12 and 20 classes online. Jeff McBride, Larry Hass and Tobias Beckwith also offer one-on- one consulting to students of the school. Since 2010, the school also presents a weekly streaming show, Monday Night Mystery School.

McBride has received worldside acclaim as one of the most innovative and riveting magic performers ever since his first international tour at the age of 16, as opening act for the Fania Allstars in Japan. Known for his use of masks, mime, and world-class sleight of hand, McBride has been named Magician of the Year by Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, among his many other awards. He has appeared on every major television network, most recently fooling Penn & Teller on their popular Fool Us! Show. His full evening shows have graced casino showrooms in Las Vegas, Tahoe & Atlantic City, as well as touring venues and arts festivals around the world.

Lawrence Hass, Ph.D., is the Dean of McBride’s Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas. He is former Professor of Philosophy and Theater Arts at Muhlenberg College and former Professor of Humanities at Austin College. In 2010 he retired from college teaching to pursue magic full-time as a performer, teacher, author, and publisher.

Larry Hass creates magic shows that mix astonishing, artistic magic with ideas that lift the spirit. He performs at theaters, nightclubs, universities, public conferences, and corporate functions, across America and internationally. In 2019, he premiered his acclaimed full-evening theatrical magic show, Magical Life.

Tobias Beckwith was the founding administrator for the school, and among it’s earliest faculty, teaching both business and theater arts for magicians. Beckwith came to the world of magic from the New York theater, where he was part of the management and production teams for such long- running hits as The Fantasticks, Sweeney Todd and Oh! Calcutta!

The Mystery School team will be offering mini-lectures and workshops, as well as magic jam sessions in their space at the convention. Learn more about McBride’s Magic & Mystery School at https://magicalwisdom.com.