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17 November 2020

Patrick Nemeth: recipient of the 2020 Len Cooper Memorial Award

Congratulations to Patrick Nemeth, this year's recipient of the Len Cooper Memorial Award!

Watch Patrick receive the award at the Browser's Den of Magic on YouTube:

 

Visit the Browser's Den of Magic's website for the complete list of winners.

 

 

12 November 2020

Eric Leclerc with custom soundtracks

A terrific idea, beautifully executed!

 

From Eric Leclerc's October 21st upload to his YouTube channel:

SO FUNNY! I hired a professional musician to write a soundtrack about my daily activities. HUGE thanks so TrumanSound Studios for pulling through and creating this gem! 

 


Here's the sequel which includes footage with David Copperfield!

 

From Eric Leclerc's November 3rd upload to his YouTube channel:

A professional musician wrote a HILARIOUSLY brilliant song about the old clips in my iPhone. Eric Vanier from Trumansound studios really hit it out of the park with this one! Let me know in the comments what we should get him to sing about next! 

 

 

 

 

09 November 2020

Julie Eng on Who Books That? with Harrison Greenbaum

From the November 4 YouTube Livestream by Harrison Greenbaum:

Tune in TONIGHT at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT as comedian and magician Harrison Greenbaum interviews the multitalented JULIE ENG!  Watch LIVE to participate and be a part of the show!

With surprise guests John Carney, Sandra Eng, David Ben, Jason England, & Bill Abbott.

Presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians.



04 November 2020

Magician Ryan Brown's Reality Magic Halloween Hearse illusion

From the November 2nd article "Internationally Celebrated Magician made a Hearse appear on Halloween at Ontario Haunted Hollows Scream Park" at WFMJ:

For those who didn’t find 2020 scary enough, York Region’s “most intense, scariest haunted attraction” had a few extra tricks up their sleeve this year. Well - it was actually renowned magician Ryan Brown, a Canadian native taking a break from performances in Vegas and waiting out CoVID-19 back home in Canada, who brought the magic to Haunted Hollows Scream Park on Halloween Morning.

Internationally renowned magician, Ryan Brown, isn’t telling how he did it, but you can see what happened on his Youtube series, Reality Magic. It’s an incredible illusion - or is it ?

How DID that hearse appear out of nowhere in the abandoned parking lot?

Check it out for yourself at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7HNc02AIRY&feature=youtu.be

Read more.

30 October 2020

Chris Ramsay interviews Neil Patrick Harris (and vice versa)

On the heels of the Big Tricks Energy announcement, Chris Ramsay released his recent interview with Neil Patrick Harris.  They discuss magic, sexism in Hallowe'en costumes, puzzles, escape rooms, and Neil's new product BoxONE.


From the October 27th upload on Chris Ramsay's YouTube channel:




29 October 2020

Big Trick Energy with Alex Boyer, Chris Ramsay, Eric Leclerc, and Wes Barker

Congratulations Alex, Chris, Eric, and Wes!

 

From the October 27th article "TruTV Orders Comedic Illusionist Stunt Series ‘Big Trick Energy’ From DIGA Studios" by Denise Petski at Deadline:

Per the network, “from shock collar card tricks to mind bending one of their own cars in broad daylight, no stunt is off limits and no line is uncrossable to these self-proclaimed “Abracadipshits.” Viewers will also get a peek behind the curtain when they reveal how some of these unforgettable experiences were created.”

“They’re more magical Jackasses than self-proclaimed Abracadipshits, but it goes without saying that Chris, Eric, Wes and Alex are making magic cool again,” says Corie Henson, EVP, head of unscripted programming for TBS, TNT, and truTV. “They’re charming, dangerous and hilarious. You’ll definitely want to spend the night with them.”

Said Tony DiSanto, CEO of DIGA Studios: “These guys are the real deal, as hilarious as they are amazing, sharing a bond of friendship and camaraderie that is at the heart of the show’s creative DNA. As a lifelong magic fan (and a spectacularly unaccomplished amateur magician), I personally couldn’t be more excited to unleash Big Trick Energy onto the world.”

Read more.


 

 

From the October 27 Tweet from TruTV:

 

 

 From the October 27th Facebook post by Eric Leclerc:



A sneak peek from Eric's YouTube channel:

 

 




27 October 2020

Ryan Pilling interviewed on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of"

From the September 29th Facebook post by Tips & Tricks for Magicians:

Catch 22: If I tell you I'm the guest on "The Best Magicians You've Never Heard Of" this week then I should NOT be the guest because in order to hear this from me you must have heard of me, thus making me ineligible to be on the show.

From the October 1st upload on the Sleightly Magic YouTube channel:



14 October 2020

50 Magic Tricks in 5 Minutes with Eric Leclerc

Something fun to start the weekend!

From Eric Leclerc's September 23rd posting to his YouTube channel:



ICYMI, have a look at look at his June 26th reaction video of Eric and Alex Boyer watching the now 10 year old video "40 Magic Tricks in 4 minutes!!! (10 years later)."




22 September 2020

A Night in with Lucy Darling

A great chance to witness the charm and magic of Lucy Darling, the recipient of the 2019 AMA Stage Magician of the Year award! Shows for this run start September 25 until October 4th and are available at TheLucyDarling.com.

If her current show is half as much fun as her May 15th live stream, it will be excellent!

 

From The Lucy Darling:

“VERDICT: highly recommended for a very magical, entertaining and comical interlude to the current uncertain times. Be sure to (virtually) invite Lucy Darling into your home for refreshing hour of fun, magical entertainment.”

Lucy Darling is an award-winning magician known the world over for her wit, her charm, and her exceptionally good hair.

Along with her live-in butlers Marcy and Laurence, Lucy is here with a wonderful mix of playful interactions, hilarious comedy, and impossible magical feats, to offer you an incredible immersive experience. This show was carefully designed to satisfy your deep desire for a fun night out, while staying safely inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




17 September 2020

Miranda Allen vs straitjacket

From the September 8th Facebook post from Miranda Allen Entertainment:

Hanging by her ankles 20 feet in the air, Miranda must escape from a straightjacket, free her feet, and find her way to the floor in three minutes.  The escape is hastened by the Specter of Consequences, Carisa Hendrix, and hoisted by Chris The Rigging Guy.

If you'd like to watch the consequences of this escape, go to: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDnyZycofes


Thank you to Fringe Theatre Adventures in Edmonton for hosting us.






20 August 2020

ICYMI: "Magic Camp," the movie inspired by Magic Mike Segal

ICYMI, last week Disney released the movie "Magic Camp" which was inspired by Mike Segal's brainchild, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp.  The first iteration was written by Mike's brother-in-law.  Mike did consulting (as did Justin Willman) for this project which was 17 years in the making!

I don't have access to Disney Plus so I haven't seen it yet.  If you have, I'd love to hear your review!

 









17 August 2020

Greg Frewin on YourTV Niagara

From the August 7th YourTV Niagara Facebook post:

Master Magician Greg Frewin With Niagara recently moving into stage 3, Master Magician @Greg Frewin and his team have resumed shows at The Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls. Greg spoke to the Source about coming back after an almost five month break, what safety procedures are in place for his staff and guests, and a few charity events taking place at the Theatre in the coming weeks.






07 August 2020

Lawrence Larouche's virtual Happy Hour

From the July 3rd Facebook post by Lawrence Larouche:
HAPPY HOUR has just become more magical! Poor yourself a drink and join us at the Factory Fantastic for an hour of unbelievable interactive magic & mentalism. This is a live show in which you can participate in all the magical mischief served up by master magician and mentalist Lawrence Larouche. Click on the link for tickets. One ticket allows your household to take part in all the paranormal activities. Limited screens available… so don’t wait till the last minute. Friday the 7th at 5:00 p.m. VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE: Let the mind games begin!. Ticket available here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtually-impossible-let-the-mind-games-begin-tickets-114771847686









27 July 2020

Toronto Magic Company starts a vlog (and Newest Trick on July 28)

From the July 17ty Toronto Magic Company Instagram post:
I know what you're thinking.⁠
You started a VLOG in the middle of a pandemic???⁠ 
Yes we did!⁠ ⁠ 
We took a trip to the Browsers Den of Magic to visit Jeff, buy some tricks, and have a good time⁠ ⁠ 
Please like, share, subscribe and whatever Youtube things to help us explode!⁠ ⁠







From the July 22nd Toronto Magic Company Instagram post:


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One week today is The Newest Trick in the Macbook, our virtual open mic magic show streaming live on Facebook.⁠ ⁠ It featured 5 incredible performers. Blowing your mind Virtually.⁠ ⁠ Plus a little bit of antics from Jonah and Ben.⁠ ⁠ It’s happening on July 28 at 8:00pm EST⁠ ⁠ We want to see you there⁠ ⁠ sign up and get notified when we go live so you don’t miss the show!⁠ ⁠ Oh yea… and did we mention that it’s FREE?⁠ ⁠ Link in Bio⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #magic #magician #torontomagic #torontomagician #magicintoronto #magiciantoronto #torontomagicshow #torontotheatre #torontocomedy #torontomagiccompany #comedytoronto #torontoentertainment #torontoevents #torontoevent #abracademy #visualmagic #magicianslife #cardmagic #magicians #magicperformance #sleightofhand #cardtricks #didyouknow #illusionist #creativeart #artofvisuals #artlife #artistry #artofmagic #thenewesttrickinthebook
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23 July 2020

Sessions with Shawn Farquhar (and "A Cup of Tea")

From Shawn Farquhar's July 22nd Facebook post:
With ONLY four spots still open for the August 3rd Session and a ton of emails from folks in Europe and elsewhere asking for a different time slot, I have decided to do one more on August 4th. This one will be at 12:00 PM (noon) in Vancouver which will be a much more reasonable hour for my friends in Paris, London, Tel Aviv, Sweden, Norway, etc.

Read more and register.









From the June 16th episode "#17 How to fool Penn & Teller not once but 3 times? A Cup of T asks champion magician Shawn Farquhar" of A Cup of Tea on YouTube"

Howard Brown has the most amazing story to tell. In fact several stories as a twin, cancer survivor. And the collaboration of jewish and muslim faiths to serve meals to first responders. Listen to learn more from Lady Sarah and Keith Fields on their 30 mins show - A Cup of T.

Champion of champions Shawn Farquhar will be joining from Canada. He has fooled Penn and Teller on their hit show 'Fool Us', not once but 3 times. He has magic and stories about his magic theater 'Hidden Wonders' to share.



15 July 2020

Miranda Allen on Penn and Teller's "Fool Us"

Edmonton based Miranda Allen did a fabulous escape on Monday night's "Fool Us" that Penn described as "perfect" while Teller nodded in agreement.



From Miranda Allen's YouTube channel:
Miranda Allen and Sarah Emslie on Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season 7 Episode 04. Miranda Allen is handcuffed, wrapped in chains, and submerged in an oak barrel overflowing with red wine. The lid is secured on top with 35 pounds of chain and a maximum-security padlock. There is no light, and no air.

"You inspired us" - Penn Jillette




09 July 2020

Eric Leclerc's "Fool Us" REVEALED

Congratulations on achieving 100 K subscribers Eric!

(In case you missed it, watch Eric's appearance on Fool Us.)


From "HOW I Fooled Penn & Teller!!! (SECRET EXPOSED!!!)" on Eric Leclerc's YouTube channel:
MAGICIANS ONLY! Magic Spoiler Alert! A full tutorial and explanation of the ruses and methodology I used to fool some of the best minds in magic! I decided to reveal the secret because we invented this Magic Trick SPECIFICALLY for this show! It has never been done before AND I will never repeat it again!















05 July 2020

Remembering Marvyn Roy, "Mr. Electric"

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Marvyn Roy on July 1st.


Magicana has some footage of Marvyn Roy in their Screening Room.



Below is a round up of Canadians remembering Mr. Electric:

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Watch Murray Sawchuck and Marvyn Roy from May 2017:






Watch Murray Sawchuck on Penn and Teller's Fool Us where he pays homage to Mr. Electric:











29 June 2020

Magical Women with Connie Boyd

Connie Boyd (originally from Newmarket, Ontario!) started the "Magical Women with Connie Boyd" YouTube channel during quarantine.  Since that time it has grown into a series of in-depth talks with  magicians in different magic genres.   Weekly talks are uploaded to the Magical Women YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Connie's off to a strong start featuring Canadian magicians Ekaterina and Billy Kidd.   Juliana Chen's episode will be released this week.  (A little birdie has told me that Carisa Hendrix will be in a future episode too!)


Watch the teaser for the Magical Women series on YouTube:





Episode 1 with Ekatarina:








Episode 2 with Billy Kidd: