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06 April 2020

The Browser's Den of Magic online magic competition

Updated at 9am to add:
  •  Judges announced: LISA CLOSE * LUIZ CASTRO * GERRY FRENETTE * JOHN TALBOT * JEFF HINCHLIFFE!


From the Browser's Den of Magic:
Dear Denizens,

A Fun Online Browser's Den of Magic COMPETITION!

YOU GET TO VOTE FOR THE WINNER! THE PEOPLE VOTE!

LET'S ALL TRY TO HAVE A BIT OF FUN UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES:

Browser's Den will be hosting an online competition where we need YOU TO VOTE for the winner!

Here are the Highlights:
  • Two competition levels based on age. One for those 15 years old & younger. The other for 16 years old and up.
  • Anyone can compete.
  • All contestants need to submit a 7 minute (or less) video no later than April 30, 2020. These videos will be posted for your viewing at www.browsersden.com.
  • You will cast your vote by email no later than Monday, May 19 by 6pm.
  • On Tuesday, May 20 the winner from each group will be announced.  Each winner will win a $100 gift certificate to Browser's Den & be offered to perform their winning routine on the Bash 2020 Stage!

Read more and enter.



07 March 2020

Apply now for the 2020 CNE Rising Star competition

From The Ex:
We are now accepting applications for the 2020 CNE Rising Star competition. Please fill out the form below to get started.
Division
There are two age divisions in the competition.

Junior Rising Star - 6 to 12 years
Youth Rising Star - 13 to 21 years

Deadline for applying is May 22, 2020.

Read more and register.





[with thanks to David Acer for sending this information along]

13 February 2020

Shawn Farquhar and Matt Johnson at FISM NACM 2020

A quick reminder that the deadline to register to compete is rapidly approaching!


Shawn Farquhar and Matt Johnson will be there.  Check out the bottom of the post to see more names!


Watch a message from Joan Caesar about the competition:



From the FISM NACM 2020 Facebook page:
We are so proud to announce that Shawn Farquhar will be with us from May 6 to 10, 2020! Nous sommes très fiers d'annoncer que le magicien Shawn Farquhar sera des nôtres du 6 au 10 mai prochain!















03 January 2020

Kingston: Win tickets to Sleightly Off the Wall

From the Kingston Magic Theatre's December 17th Facebook post:
We are so excited and honoured to be able to have David Johnson come back with his newest show "SLEIGHTLY OFF THE WALL!" that we're going to foot the bill for YOU AND A GUEST to be upfront and center at the January 19th premiere! (and we're going to take the shirt off our back to do it!)

👀Up for grabs is a Prize Package valued at well over $100, including... “2” VIP tickets to the premiere engagement of David Johnson “SLEIGHTLY OFF THE WALL!" playing Friday, January 17th at 7:30PM, a meet and greet photo opportunity with David, an autographed show poster and a limited edition Kingston Magic Theatre tee shirt! 😲

This is your chance to experience the Magic of David Johnson live at the absolutely most amazing show in the area …

⚠️BUT there are some hoops... to WIN You *MUST* ...

Read more and enter.


31 October 2019

Winner of tickets to see "The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy"

The contest to win a family prize pack of tickets to attend the the 20th abominaversary edition of "The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy" at the Red Sandcastle Theatre is closed. Thank you to everyone who played!

If you didn't win, you can purchase tickets at EldritchTheatre.ca/Tickets


My favourite answers to the question "what do you think is the scariest magical effect (either to perform or to watch)?"
  1. The only thing scarier than someone pulling a coin out of your nose is someone pulling a coin out of your little brother's nose.
  2. I'm always intimidated by coin magic, especially when watching. I'm paranoid the slippery coins will go flying and ruin everything.
  3. Any fire related effects, as those can be dangerous if done incorrectly.
  4. I go to magic shows to escape from the unpleasantness of real life. Tricks like smash and stab, that involve a real risk that someone is harmed during the show, terrifies me (and not in a good way)!  If I had to pick a FUN scary magic trick... hard to beat "the web"!




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Congratulations Amanda!  You'll be contacted by someone from the Eldritch Theatre shortly.



With thanks to the Eldritch Theatre for generously making these tickets available to you!


23 October 2019

Toronto: Win tickets to see "The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy"

Great news folks! I have been offered two (2) tickets to give away to my readers, to attend the 20th abominaversary edition of "The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy" at the Red Sandcastle Theatre November 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm, Toronto, Canada.


The 
Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy

The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy is a play by Eric Woolfe (House at Poe Corner, Doc Wuthergloom’s Haunted Medicine Show) who uses puppets and close-up magic based on the Faust Legend. An eerie tale of unholy larceny and Klondike gold. Based on the sworn testimony of the miserable souls who survived this terrifying ordeal. Strange things loom in the midday moon, where lost men moil for gold.


The show runs from November 13 - November 24th 3019.  If you don't want to leave your tickets to chance, you can purchase them directly at EldritchTheatre.ca/Tickets


I will be holding a random draw for the pair of tickets.  (There will be one winner.)  The draw results will be posted by Thursday October 31st.


To enter:
  1. Log into the RaffleCopter widget below, using Facebook or a valid email address.
     
  2. Mandatory: Leave a comment in the widget, telling me what you think is the scariest magical effect (either to perform or to watch).
     
  3. If you win, you must be willing to provide your full name and contact information so that we can coordinate your prize with the Eldritch Theatre box office.



The fine print:
  • To participate in the contest, you must be 18 years of age or older.
     
  • One entry per person.
     
  • This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding residents of Quebec. (Je m'excuse!)
     
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
     
  • If you experience difficulties leaving a comment, you may email it to me for posting.  (I am not responsible if your email is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.)
     
  • This giveaway may be terminated or withdrawn at any time.
     
  • Entries my be disqualified at any time (reasons for disqualification include but are not limited to the provision of information that is untruthful, inaccurate, incomplete, or suspected fraudulent behaviour).
     
  • You must be able to use the tickets as offered.  (No cash value will be offered if you cannot use the tickets.)
     
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and accommodations will not be provided.
     
  • Photo ID will be required to claim the tickets at the the Eldritch Theatre box office prior to the show on your way into the theatre.
     
  • The odds of winning depend on how many people enter the contest.
     
  • Contest closes on Tuesday October the 29th, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

With thanks to the Eldritch Theatre for generously making these tickets available to you!


The 
Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy - photo credit Lyon Smith
Photo By: Lyon Smith



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21 October 2019

Winner of tickets to see "The Art of Magic with Asi Wind"

The contest to "Win tickets to see 'The Art of Magic with Asi Wind'" closed last Friday at midnight.



The winning entry is an email submission from Ryan Goldin:
“As a father of an 11 year old magician discovering the Toronto Magic Company and its amazing network of magicians it has sparked a new zest for life for my son. He’s inspired after every event we attend having learned new tricks, having an opportunity to share what he’s been working on and counting the days till their next event or performance. He’s been welcomed with open arms and is treated as a peer.”


Congratulations Ryan!   You'll be hearing from Ben with the details about how to claim your prize.


Thank you to everyone who entered.


With thanks to the Toronto Magic Company for generously making these tickets available to you!  

03 October 2019

Win tickets to see "The Art of Magic with Asi Wind"

This contest is now closed.  The winner has been announced at "Winner of tickets to see 'The Art of Magic with Asi Wind.'"



I have been offered one pair of tickets, from the Toronto Magic Company, to give away to my readers, to attend "The Art of Magic with Asi Wind" in Toronto, Canada. 

(There will be one winner.  The winner may choose to attend on either Wednesday October the 23rd or Thursday October the 24th.)  The results will be posted on Monday October the 21st.





To enter:
  1. Mandatory: Leave a comment on this blog post, about "what you love about Toronto's Magic scene" (250 word maximum). 

    If you experience difficulties leaving a comment, you may email it to me for posting.
      (I am not responsible if your email is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.) 
    Email: canadasmagic at gmail dot com
     
  2. A representative from the Toronto Magic Company and I will pick a favourite answer.  Favourite answer wins the tickets.
      
  3. If you win, you must be willing to provide your full name and contact information for me to share with The Toronto Magic Company.


The fine print:
  • To participate in the contest, you must be 18 years of age or older.
     
  • One entry per person.
     
  • This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding residents of Quebec. (Je m'excuse!)
     
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and accommodations will not be provided. 
     
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
     
  • If you experience difficulties leaving a comment, you may email it to me for posting.  (I am not responsible if your email is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.)
     
  • This giveaway may be terminated or withdrawn at any time.
     
  • You must be able to use the tickets as offered.  (No cash value will be offered if you cannot use the tickets.)
     
  • Photo ID will be required to claim the tickets.
     
  • Contest closes on Friday October the 18th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.



With thanks to the Toronto Magic Company for generously making these tickets available to you! 




27 September 2019

Ontario: Win your OWOW registration & over $600 in magic gifts

The OWOW Magic Festival will run Oct 25, 26, 27, 2019.


From the OWOW Magic Festival:
Win Your Registration & over $600 magic gifts for FREE!
Register for the OWOW Magic Festival before Oct 4th for your chance to win over $600+ magic goodies & swag, courtesy of Lee Asher, Paul Rohmany,& Michael Close!


​REGISTER NOW & GET A CHANCE TO WIN OVER $600+ FREE MAGIC!!!
  • ​​    OWOW Registration Fee ($145 value!)
  •     OWOW VIP Festival Swag ($75 value!)
  •     Michael Close: Teaches Crafting Workable Magic Masterclass ($45 value!)
  •     Lee Asher MEGA PACK of magic goodies ($95 value!)
  •     Paul Rohmany Custom BOR Marketing DVD!! ($250 value!)
Win your registration and festival swag!  PLUS incredible magic bundle from Lee Asher, learn how to polish your magic with Michael Close and Paul Rohmany gives you the best tool to make more money from every show!

Read more and enter.


From the OWOW Magic Festival Twitter feed:






16 December 2018

Winner of tickets to see "Champions of Magic"

The contest to win a family prize pack of tickets to attend the Champions of Magic at The Bluma Appel Theatre is closed.  Thank you to everyone who played!

If you didn't win, tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.ca

There were some fabulous suggestions made about what you think the most difficult magical effect to take on tour and perform in front of a large audience night after night.  Of note:
  1. The Million Dollar Mystery Illusion
  2. More than one of you picked Devant's Mascot Moth 
  3. More than one of you picked Vanishing the Statue of Liberty
  4. More than one of you picked Vanishing Elephant
  5. Coin effects. You have a small object that can play big if done correctly. Additionally, you're dealing with difficult sleights often to achieve the effect and there is always the fear of dropping or flashing the coin.
  6. Must be David Copperfield's vanishing audience act.  Danger of being sued!!!
  7. Any drowning escape
  8. Up close sleight of hand magic
  9. Making a large object disappear such as a car helicopter or elephant or any other large object
  10. The Gypsy's Thread. Worst stage trick ever. No one can see it!
  11. More than one of you were non-magicians


Random draw results from Rafflecopter:

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Congratulations James!


With thanks to Starvox Entertainment for generously making these tickets available to you!

06 December 2018

Toronto: Win tickets to see "Champions of Magic"

Great news folks! I have been offered a family prize pack of four (4) tickets to give away to my readers, to attend the Champions of Magic at The Bluma Appel Theatre December 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm, Toronto, Canada. 
Champions Of Magic’s five world-class illusionists deliver an action-packed show to entertain the entire family featuring; incredible illusions with sports cars, an impossible escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, mind-blowing predictions that have to be seen to be believed, levitation from wonderous heights and a finale beyond explanation. The tour features original magic that can’t be seen anywhere else, in an explosive show that will delight audiences of all ages.


Five magicians make up this mind-bending magical troop, including:
  • Kayla Drescher, named the Next Great Magician by David Copperfield.
  • Alex McAleer has the ability to tap into his audience's’ minds and read their thoughts.
  • Fernando Velasco who has triumphed over it all, from straitjackets to water tanks and handcuffs to giant steel traps, he has faced some of the deadliest escape stunts ever performed.
  • Young and Strange have been featured on television shows around the globe thanks to their spectacular illusions and viral videos.

The cast will be in the lobby after the performance for photos at no cost.

If you don't want to leave tickets to chance, you can purchase them at ticketmaster.ca


I will be holding a random draw for the family pack of tickets (minimum retail value $516 CAD).  (There will be one winner.)  The draw results will be posted by Sunday December the 16th.


To enter:
  1. Log into the RaffleCopter widget below, using Facebook or a valid e-mail address.
  2. Mandatory: Leave a comment in the widget, telling me what you think is the most difficult magical effect to take on tour and perform in front of a large audience night after night (from a personal experience, stories from peers, personal opinion etc).  (You do not need to be a magician to enter the contest.  You could simply say “All of them, I’m not a magician!”)
  3. Optional: For an additional entry
    a) Sign in to your Twitter account
    b) Use the RaffleCopter widget to send this message to your Twitter followers:
    "Enter by Dec 13 to win a family pack of tickets to see Champions of Magic at the Bluma Appel Theatre via @canadasmagic https://canadasmagic.blogspot.com/2018/12/toronto-win-tickets-to-see-champions-of.html"

    c) Enter the URL of your Tweet into the RaffleCopter widget to validate your entry.
    (The optional entry is only valid if the Tweet URL is included.)
  4. If you win, you must be willing to provide your full name and contact information so that a representative from Champions of Magic can coordinate with the Bluma Appel Theatre box office.


The fine print:
  • To participate in the contest, you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • One entry (and one optional entry) per person.
  • This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding residents of Quebec. (Je m'excuse!)
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • If you experience difficulties leaving a comment, you may e-mail it to me for posting.  (I am not responsible if your e-mail is misdirected or gets stuck in my Spam folder.)
  • This giveaway may be terminated or withdrawn at any time.
  • Entries my be disqualified at any time (reasons for disqualification include but are not limited to the provision of information that is untruthful, inaccurate, incomplete, or suspected fraudulent behavour).
  • You must be able to use the tickets as offered.  (No cash value will be offered if you cannot use the tickets.)
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and accommodations will not be provided.
  • Photo ID will be required to claim the tickets at the the Bluma Appel Theatre box office prior to the show on your way into the theatre.
  • The odds of winning depend on how many people enter the contest.
  • Contest closes on Thursday December the 13th, 2018 at 11:59pm ET.


With thanks to Starvox Entertainment for generously making these tickets available to you!



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28 March 2018

Spidey to perform on “Showtime at the Apollo”

Tune in tomorrow to watch Spidey on “Showtime at the Apollo”!

From the “Showtime at the Apollo” press release:
Toronto, ON (March 27, 2018) - World-renowned Canadian Mentalist and Hypnotist sensation, Spidey will be performing on the American FOX primetime TV Series, “Showtime at the Apollo”, a one-hour talent competition hosted by Steve Harvey and Adrienne Houghton. Showcasing some of the most unforgettable talent on the legendary stage, Spidey will appear on the March 29 episode where he lands himself as a finalist in the competition. Recently named USA Mentalist of the Year 2017 by APCA, with a career spanning over a decade, Spidey has been able to captivate audiences with shows and tours across the globe, including performances on NETFLIX, NBC, Discovery, CW, Entertainment Tonight, SyFy, TruTV and many more.


17 March 2018

Win tickets to see The Sentimentalists LIVE in Toronto

From The Sentimentalists Facebook page:

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09 March 2018

FISM - Québec 2021 February 24, 2018 Newsletter #6

Visit the CAM website to read "FISM - Québec 2021 February 24, 2018  Newsletter #6."  In it, is a reminder that registration is open for the 6th Edition of the Concours international de magie "Michel Cailloux" which will take place in Québec City on May 4, 2018. Four thousand dollars in prizes will be awarded to the winners.

CAMaraderie will take place from May 3 to 6, 2018 at the same time as the Festival de magie de Québec.

06 November 2017

McCord Museum poster contest

From the McCord Museum Twitter feed:
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09 July 2017

Win a magical weekend at ReginaCadabra

Contest closes Monday July 10 at 5pm CST.


From the ReginaCadabra Facebook page:
ENTER TO WIN A MAGICAL WEEKEND ULTIMATE VACATION PACKAGE GIVEAWAY. $1000 Value, Prize Details below.

To Qualify
LIKE OUR REGINACADABRA PAGE and SHARE THIS POST and COMMENT ANY SONG TITLE WITH THE WORD "MAGIC" IN THE TITLE OR LYRICS, prior to Monday July 10 at 5pm CST. Must be at least 19 years old to qualify.

Prize Package Includes (approx. $1000 value, no cash value):

Two Nights Hotel Room SUITE Courtesy Regina Ramada Plaza July 28 & 29

Two Tickets in LOGE SEATING SUITE Riders vs Argos July 29, Hosted by Regina Hotel Association. Loge Seating provides guests the action and excitement of open-air stadium seating with the benefits and amenities of a suite

Two Tickets to ReginaCadabra's Hocus-Pocus Hilarity Comedy Magic Show Friday July 28 at Regina Ramada Plaza. 3 World Class Magicians on One Show.

Two Tickets to ReginaCadabra's Smoke And Mirrors Spectacle at Casino Regina Saturday July 29 post Rider game. 5 World Class Magicians on One Show


04 July 2017

Canadians competing at IBM SAM 2017

A little bird has told me that four Canadians will be competing at the upcoming IBM-SAM Combined Convention.

Keep an eye out for Philippe Theriault, Nicky Circelli, and Nicolas Dutel (stage), and Chris Bruce (close up) who all made the preliminary judges’ selection to compete for IBM and SAM prizes plus a chance to obtain a spot to compete at FISM 2018 in South Korea!

Joan Caesar is  a co-chair of the competition, along with Vinny Grosso, Past President of the SAM.

Break a leg Canada!



[With thanks to Joan Caesar for sending me the information.]

19 May 2017

Shawn Farquhar's "Operation Magic"

Here's an interesting contest, with a twist! Check out Shawn's "Operation Magic."  Be sure to act fast as the deadline for submissions is May 20th.

Read the instructions very carefully!


From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:


12 April 2017

Calgary: Win tickets to see Wes Barker

From Wes Barker's Facebook page:

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04 April 2017

Winners of Browser's Bash Bingo 2017

You'll notice that I didn't mention anything about Magic Convention Bingo in the Browser's Bash recap.  That's because this year, Browser's Bash Bingo was not officially part of The Bash.  It was just a little side entertainment provided by Canada's Magic.

Thank you all for your kind words about the idea.  And for playing along!  And especially for not being rude and shouting "bingo" during a speech, presentation, lecture, or performance!  (I twitched a little when Dick Joiner shouted "bingo" on stage at one point, but it turned out he wasn't playing our little game!)

The eagle-eyed of you may have noticed that I published the winning cards on the evening of The Bash.



Without further ado, the winners of the tickets to the Toronto Magic Company's yet to be announced show are:
  • Jeff Kosciejew,
  • Lee Elliott, and
  • Randy Govang!


I'll be in touch with details about your prize!  Congratulations!

Thanks again to Ben Train for making these prizes possible.   (If you haven't already, go to Toronto Magic Company's website now and sign up for their newsletter!)


If you couldn't find me to drop off your completed card (with a bingo), or you were playing along at home and got a bingo  (5 across, 5 down, 5 diagonally through the centre, or all 4 corners), take a picture of your card and email it to me (canadasmagic at gmail dot com) by Sunday April 9th 2017 for a shout out.  Maybe Ben will have some extra "buy one get one free" coupon codes to share.  You never know!



Did you see the clues I left to help you out?







(Which must have meant he said, "Would you like to change your mind?" just before that.)





(Mother and daughter, anyone?)



Female and male volunteers.





Here are some of the other items the winners have marked off on their cards:
  • False cut
  • Appearing cane
  • Someone mentions "CAM"
  • Someone said "Ordinary deck of playing cards"
  • Used the tag #BrowsersBash2017 on social media (verified to be true!)
  • Jumbo cards
  • Father and daughter
  • Charlier cut
  • Handkerchief
  • False shuffle
  • Visited the USPCC booth
  • Someone said "ordinary piece of rope"
  • Forcing pad
  • Cads from mouth
  • Ambitious card
  • Purchased something
  • Invisible deck
  • Someone wearhing white socks and black pants
  • Said hello to someone from Montreal
  • Top hat
  • Cardistry
  • Visited the Browser's booth
  • Said hello to the Cooper family