15 June 2021

Renée-Claude Auclair and Pierre Hamon to be interviewed as part of the 2021 the ′′ United Magicians for the World ′′ virtual event

From the June 13th Facebook post by  Renée-Claude Auclair:

Interview on Sunday, June 20, with Pierre, the President of FISM M. Domenico Dante, V-P M. Peter Din and Mr. Sats Yamamoto, as part of the ′′ United Magicians for the World ′′ virtual event. We will discuss the FISM World Magic Championship that will be held in Quebec, July 2022!

For more info: https://mastersofmagicconvention.com/umw/

14 June 2021

13 June 2021

Canada’s Got Talent returns!

From the June 8th article "Canada’s Got Talent returns with Simon Cowell to headline Citytv’s 2021/22 original programming slate" by Greg David at TV, eh?

Created by Simon Cowell, the Got Talent franchise holds the Guinness World Records title as the most successful reality TV format, and now Canadians can once again take the stage and hear the golden buzzer as Citytv has commissioned Canada’s Got Talent in partnership with Fremantle, SYCO Entertainment, and McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc. The show begins production this Fall in Niagara Falls, ON, and premieres in Spring 2022 with nine original episodes. Canada’s Got Talent celebrates home-grown hopefuls from across the country as young and old, from every corner of the nation, show the country what they’ve got.

Read more.

12 June 2021

Luc Langevin: Numix Award winner

From the May 27th article "Luc Langevin Wins The 2021 Numix Award For Innovation And Adaptation For His Digital Show Interconnectés" by BWW News Desk at Broadway World:

Today, the PRIX NUMIX announced that Luc Langevin won the 2021 Innovation and Adaptation Mention for his show Interconnectés.

This newly added award intends to highlight an innovative project created in response to the issues raised by the particular global context of 2020 and rewards a concept that demonstrates the creativity and talent of artists, artisans and producers who have had to reinvent themselves due to the pandemic. Although the finalists were chosen by a jury, as is the case with all PRIX NUMIX, the overall winner in this category was determined, for the first time, by public vote.

Read more.



11 June 2021

CAM JAM with Topas [June 16]

From the Canadian Association of Magicians:

We are excited to announce that TOPAS will be joining our next CAM JAM on JUNE 16 at 8pm EST. You don't want to miss this! Our last CAM JAM before SUMMER BREAK!

10 June 2021

Edmonton Magic Club hosts: Miranda Allen's new virtual lecture "Magic and Suspense"

From the June 9th Facebook post by the Edmonton Magic Club:

Escape Artist and Penn & Teller Fool Us alumni Miranda Allen will be presenting her new lecture, "Magic and Suspense" at our next meeting-Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 PM.





09 June 2021

Lance Burton Teen Seminar free and online in 2021

From the May 27th Facebook post by the International Brotherhood of Magicians:

FREE online Lance Burton Teen Seminar for 13-19 year olds who are I.B.M. Members or who are 13-19 and are children or grandchildren of I.B.M. Members. July 6 and 7.





08 June 2021

Thank you to our June 2021 Friends!

A quick reminder of our earlier Mail as Medicine request for Katie Hunt.  If you have the time, Katie and Doug would both benefit from hearing from their friends!


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07 June 2021

The Evasons on episode 18 of Don't Everybody Leave

From the June 1st upload on the Don't Everybody Leave YouTube channel (with Mac King, Jacob Jax, Jason England, Vinny Grosso, Nick Diffatte, and Michael Goudeau):

( If you just want to learn the mind reading trick, skip to 33:24 )

It's episode EIGHTEEN of Don't Everybody Leave! Can you believe it?? We can't. This episode features our very first teach-a-trick segment! The fabulous Evasons join us to discuss all things mind reading. They also tell us about trying to walk on the Vegas Strip in 120 degree heat, the amazing part of their Penn & Teller: Fool Us appearance that didn't make it to air, and the worst show they ever had to do. They hold the distinct honor of being the first people to give us a "worst show ever" story involving fried fish. Plus, Jacob's great memory, Vinny's naked body, and Goudeau's tips on how to stay in one place while riding a six foot tall Unicycle. Another hilarious and fun episode! We can't be stopped!


06 June 2021

Matt Johnson on AGT

Break a leg Matt!

From the  June 4th article "Ohio musical artist ‘Nightbirde’ set to impress, inspire ‘AGT’ judges and millions of viewers" by Stephanie Thompson in My High Plains:

AGT Contestants
for Tuesday, June 8


Matt Johnson
Danger act performing for the first time after a near-death experience when his act went wrong.
Hometown: Chilliwack, Canada
Patrick Kun
A magician using phones and sharpies
Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
Current City: Las Vegas, NV
A Magician who takes sleight of hand magic to another level
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Preston Lyford
16-year-old Magician
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Keith Kong
A Mentalist who uses host Terry Crews to wow the audience
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Current City: Altamonte Springs, FL


05 June 2021

Calgary Magic Circle hosts: mini lecture by Mac King

From the "Calgary Club Meeting and Mini Lecture by Mac King" Facebook event by the Calgary Magic Circle: 

Thursday June 17
Online event

Acclaimed by MAGIC Magazine as the #1 comedy magician in the world today, Mac has been named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood, broken a Guinness World Record, appeared on seven TV specials for NBC-TV, been inducted into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame at UNLV, been voted the sixth best show in all of Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal, rocked the audience on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” tore it up three times on “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us” (where Penn and Teller called Mac, “The greatest comedy magician at least alive today, and maybe who ever lived”), and his book from Random House just entered it’s 12th printing.

He’s been named “Entertainer of the Year” and “Best Strip Headliner” by Las Vegas Weekly, and “Best Magician,” “Best Bargain Show,” and “Favorite Male Las Vegan” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. He is a pioneer in bringing high quality entertainment to the afternoons in Las Vegas, being named “Best Afternoon Show” by Where Magazine, Best Read Guide, What’s On Magazine, LVM, and many, many, many, more tourist publications.

In January 2000, King began his current one-man show, The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel, where, over the last 20-plus years, he has performed nearly 10,000 shows to more than two million fans. This makes him almost certainly the longest-running one-man show in the history of Las Vegas.

His astounding sleight of hand and irresistible humor has been seen both live and on television in China, Spain, Japan, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, England, Argentina, Holland, Cuba, Mexico, Finland, Canada, Chile, and Portugal.

According to his wife Jennifer and daughter Eli, he is a fine husband, a great dad, a pretty good cook, and an all around swell fellow. Mac will teach at least two tricks, tell stories, chat and of course be available for a Q&A.







04 June 2021

Shawn Farquhar's Hidden Wonders: live event [June 18] and virtual fundraiser [June 24]

ICYMI, here's our Tweet about our Hidden Wonders Virtual Experience in April. 

Does this mean what we think it means?

From the Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience Facebook page:

It looks like there's still a chance to get in on the Hidden Wonders the Speakeasy Magic Experience at their June 24th fundraiser for Co-op Radio Vancouver. 


From the Eventbrite page:

Using the technology of the ZOOM Platform the audience at home will experience an evening of wonder and be secure in knowing what they are seeing on their screen is exactly what they would see if they were at an in-person performance. Every show at Hidden Wonders is unique in content as the order and choice of the effects are completely dependant on the choice of the audience.

Read more and book tickets.




03 June 2021

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02 June 2021

Ring 17 hosts: Unconventional.Lecture [June 3]

From IBMRing17.com:

Thursday, June 3, 2021 

Jonah “Ringmaster” Babins, Ben “Hostile Takeover” Train, Margaret Catwood, and Presto the Toronto Magic Company Raccoon spill the beans on Virtual Magic!





01 June 2021

Majinx Virtually Impossible [June 11]

From the May 31st Instagram post by Majinx:

The MAJINX VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE SHOW next instalment is on June 11th at 7 :00 pm EST. For more info and tickets click on link in bio. It’s So MUCH FUN!