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!
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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!

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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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.

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