30 September 2021

Top 5 posts in September 2021

There were 20 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days: 

5. Ring 17 hosts a virtual lecture with Javi Benítez - The first lecture of what looks to be a fabulous season! 
4. "The Stooge" to appear at Novacon Nov 12 - 14 - Carisa Hendrix and Robert Picardo. What's not to like?
3. Broken wand: Allan Slaight - A tremendous loss to the arts communities.  Our sincere condolences to Allan's family and friends.
2. 2021 FISM NACM competitors - Wishing all of the competitors good luck!

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. Season 8 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us" - First episode airs tomorrow night!


29 September 2021

Niagara Falls: Ryan Brown at Frightmare in the Falls

From the August 31st Facebook post by Frightmare in the Falls:

Award Winning Magician Ryan features his stunning visual magic & historical grande illusions combined with his love for horror at Frightmare in the Falls! Zombie Cage Illusions, Metamorphosis illusions, Zombies in the night & so many more illusions will be performed LIVE both days - and best of all, Ryan's performances are included FREE with an admission ticket! Tickets on sale now at www.frightmareinthefalls.com.




28 September 2021

24 September 2021

London: Captain Corbin at Storybook Gardens

From the September 22nd Facebook post by Captain Corbin:

Ahoy Pirates! You can see me in October at Storybook Gardens! I'll be performing there on the 10,17,24 and 31rst. Spooky fun magic!

23 September 2021

Luc Langevin nominated for an ADISQ 2021 GALAS award

Félicitations et bonne chance Luc!


Learn more about the ADISQ 2021 GALAS nominees for "online show of the year - humour".


From the September 22nd Tweet by Luc Langevin:

22 September 2021

"The Stooge" to appear at Novacon Nov 12 - 14

To learn more about "The Stooge" go to IMDB.


From the September 20th Facebook post by Rogelio Fojo:

Magician Carisa Hendrix will be watched closely by the English now...

"At last, The Stooge will be getting a screening in the UK. 

This has been showing at film festivals around the world for the last year or so, bravely masking up and mixing freely. It has gained a huge amount of attention in those socially distanced circles, but I can say it has been picking up awards and commendations everywhere it goes. Looking at the array of award bouquets, below, I am amazed, impressed and very pleased by the persistence of the producers. The festival circuit can be a hard road to travel, but they have done well in these socially constricted times.
The film runs for a mere twenty minutes, but it packs a lot into that brief time. It is an essay on stage magic and was for me when I wrote the original short story a kind of ironic commentary on and footnote to The Prestige. The story can be found in my recent collection Episodes, but that really does not give even a hint of the way it has been widened and enriched by director Rogelio Fojo. He has come up with real mystery, good surprises, excellent music and several moments of beauty. In the opening credits there is a classic sleight of hand, filmed in close-up from below: you see every move the illusionist makes, yet will still be baffled by it. Full credit goes to Fojo and his team. 

I am arranging for a copy to be made available for showing at Novacon. This takes place between 12th and 14th November this year, at the Palace Hotel, in Buxton. I shall be there. "
- Christopher Priest.

Here is the website for the convention: https://novacon.org.uk/n50/novanews.php







21 September 2021

Broken wand: Allan Slaight

Our sincere condolences to Allan's family and friends.  Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.


From the September 20th post at Magicana:

On September 19, 2021, John Allan Slaight passed away peacefully, aged 90, at his home in Toronto. Born on July 19, 1931 in Galt, Ontario to John Edgar and Eileen Slaight, Allan soon made his mark, first, at 8 as a magician, and then, at 17 as a broadcaster, hosting a late night jazz program Spins and Needles in his new hometown of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. At 19, he married Ada Mitchell, moved to Edmonton, started a family, and jockeyed between local radio stations before becoming the News Director at CHED in 1953. In 1958, he relocated to Toronto and became the Program Director of CHUM, the fledgling rock and roll radio station. Thanks to Allan’s endless energy, intuitive grasp of programming, and extraordinary ability to inspire, CHUM soon set the standard for rock and roll radio in Canada, and abroad. 

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17 September 2021

Jonah Babins interviewed by Jake Strong

From the September 16th Facebook post by Discourse in Magic:

I was a guest on a wonderful podcast!

And you know what that means? 

We talk about things I don’t usually talk about - so I wanted to share it with all of you.

The phenomenal magician, and podcaster - Jake Strong Magic, interviewed me for his show!

Jake has a podcast called Three Questions wherein he asks his guests... well… three poignant questions!

In the interview, Jake asked me about the misunderstood aspects of running a magic biz, how I prepare to interview my own podcast guests, and about my strengths and weaknesses with the Toronto Magic Company.

As you can imagine, not only do we go pretty far behind the scenes - but you also get some extra insights about getting more bookings as a magician and so much more.

Listen to this podcast episode now—link below  👇 👇






16 September 2021

Service for Isreal Manchild

From the September 14th Facebook post by John Kaplan on the Edmonton Magic Club Public Page:

Today I've received this update on the upcoming service for Isreal Manchild  ...

Good day,

This message is being sent to you on behalf of Alexandria Brennais (IsReal’s Mother).  

Due to Corona virus numbers are limited for attendance at his celebration of life at Gateway Alliance Church. Alexandria knows how important friends were to Issey and because of this she has made arrangements with the church to have a live viewing of the service on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 1:00pm (mst). She would love it if you could attend via the link: gatewayalliancechurch.com/live (link will not be live until Saturday at 1:00pm mst).

Please type that link into your address browser bar and it will bring you to the live event on Saturday.

Feel free to share this email with anyone you think would like to be a part of IsReal's service.

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15 September 2021

Carisa Hendrix: Winner of the Magic Circle’s 2021 Carlton Award for comedy magic

Congratulations to Lucy Darling Carisa Hendrix for winning the Magic Circle’s 2021 Carlton Award for comedy magic!


From the September 7th Facebook post by Carisa Hendrix:




14 September 2021

Season 8 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us"

Looking forward to seeing which Canadians are featured this season!


From the September 11th Facebook post by Michael Close:

According to the CW network, season eight of Penn & Teller: Fool Us will premier on October 1, 2021.

Tell your friends.


13 September 2021

CAM JAM: FISM, Ted and Marion Outerbridge, and Carisa Hendrix

From the September 11th post by the Canadian Association of Magicians:

Join us this Wednesday, September 15 for a very special CAM JAM featuring Renee-Claude Auclair, Carisa Hendrix, Ted & Marion Outerbridge for an exclusive look at the upcoming FISM North American Championship of Magic.  Hosted by Greg Frewin and Ryan Joyce.

You don't want to miss this special event!
Read more.


From the September 11th Facebook post by Renne-Claude Auclair:




10 September 2021

Ring 235 hosts a park meeting and first virtual meeting TBA


  • Meeting in the park Sunday, September 19th, 1 pm in Victoria Park.
  • First Digital meeting on Wednesday, September the 15th at 7 pm over Zoom.


From the September 7th Facebook post by Graeme Reed, interim president of IBM Ring 235:

ATTN Local Wizards: I have taken on the role as temporary President for the Kitchener Waterloo Magic Society - IBM Ring 235. If you are interested in learning magic monthly with some of Ontario's finest be sure to check out www.ibmring235.org

Ring 235 Members,
Over the past year, our magic family has lost two of its pillar members - Paul and Romaine. Both were ambassadors of magic and were always willing to share with all of our members. I know for a fact their kindness and willingness to share magic have had a tremendous impact on most of our members. We were lucky to be graced by two professional entertainers, and they will not be forgotten.

When I saw John's email about the need for a new president and that this will take some work to keep us all connected during unique times, I felt a strong passion for taking on a temporary leadership role. As a virtual event producer and co-host of the Magicians Talking Magic podcast, I have the skills we need to stay connected through the art of magic.

This year will look different when it comes to club meetings and gatherings. We will have to be more agile in our team's functionality, understanding that we might not meet in person each month. I want to introduce a second monthly meeting that will happen virtually over zoom.

September is upon us, and I invite everyone to a meeting in the park. Sunday, September 19th, 1 pm in Victoria Park. Please bring a chair and some magic to share, and I know John will be looking for the annual dues. This will be a little meeting to reconnect in person. I would also like to embrace our regular meeting date of the 3rd Wednesday of each month. I will send out an invite for our first Digital meeting on Wednesday, September the 15th at 7 pm over Zoom.

As acting president, I have three goals for our club this season:
-Embrace the history of Ring 235 by adding articles to our website.
-Have more opportunities to meet virtually and/or in person.
-Increase our membership - share magic! 
 Happy Day!
-Graemazing, L7W 

09 September 2021

Thank you to our personal sponsors for September 2021!

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08 September 2021

Ring 17 hosts a virtual lecture with Javi Benítez

From the September 6th Facebook post by Colin Geddes at the Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club:

Join us this Thursday September 9th at 7PM (EST) for a virtual lecture with Javi Benítez, one of the most creative and well-known magicians in the Spanish magic community. Lecture is $15 or FREE for Hat & Rabbit members. To register, visit ibmring17.com


07 September 2021

Zoom Illusion Fundraiser with Chris Pilsworth

From the September 2nd Facebook post by Chris Pilsworth:

I'm very excited to be a part of this fundraiser for Hamilton Crime Stoppers. Consider buying a ticket to the Zoom show to have a great evening and support a great cause. See you there!



03 September 2021

2021 FISM NACM competitors

Félicitations à tous!  Congratulations to all! 


From festivaldemagie.ca/fism-nacm-2021:

FISM NACM 2021 - Close-up magic

  • Kenshin Amagi
  • Shane Cobalt
  • Simon Coronel
  • Chris Herren
  • Yannick Lacroix
  • Shoot Ogawa
  • Ryan Pilling
  • Sean Ridgeway
  • Ed Ripley
  • Chris Stolz
  • Erik Tait
  • Henry Tom

FISM NACM 2021 - Stage magic

  • Ryan Brown
  • Nicky Circelli
  • Rod Chow
  • Carl Christman
  • Nicolas Dutel
  • Elliot Hunter
  • James Irwin
  • Joe Marchese
  • Stuart MacDonald
  • Gary Sparks
  • Phillippe Theriault

Canadian Championship 2021 - Close-up

  • Shane Cobalt
  • Yannick Lacroix
  • Ryan Pilling
  • Chris Stolz
  • Henry Tom

Canadian Championship 2021 - Stage

  • Ryan Brown
  • Nicky Circelli
  • Rod Chow
  • Nicolas Dutel
  • Phillippe Theriault 


From the August 29th Facebook post by FISM NACM




02 September 2021

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01 September 2021

Magic at the Halifax Fringe

There's magic at the 31st Halifax Fringe Festival this September 2nd to 12th! 


From the Halifax Fringe:

Magic From the Twilight Lodge

In this unusual magic show, fully vaccinated magician Vincenzo Ravina (as seen on the CW’s hit show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us) will take you into an alternate dimension and show you his collection of weird magical curiosities.

Dangerous Lies

“I’m not racist, but…” Dangerous Lies is an honest and suspenseful true story about growing up as a visible minority post 9/11. Award-winning performer and mind-reader Tabraze Sheikh takes the audience on an intimate and interactive journey of discovering his place in the world, while facing the dangerous lies society thrusted upon him.

Read more.