Showing posts with label Jay Sankey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jay Sankey. Show all posts

28 March 2019

Toronto: Jay Sankey on creativity

You can also see Jay at the 'Masters of Magic' convention in Italy May 18-19th.  See Jay's Tweet at the bottom of this post.

From YouTube:
'Stop Trying to 'BE CREATIVE!'" How To Nurture Your Natural Creativity

When: Thursday April 4th, 2019

Where: YouTube Space Toronto - 230 Richmond St E, Toronto, ON

As a master magician and stand-up comic, Jay Sankey has performed all over
the world. He's also developed websites, created product packaging,
authored books, drawn cartoons, invented direct marketing pieces, designed
logos, created television series and produced hundreds of videos.

Read more and register.

27 January 2019

Rounding the Central rings in February 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.

Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Members' Choice.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Buck Macleod Lecture.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Literacy Magic
- Charity Show:  Rehabilitation Hospital
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Jay Sankey lecture.

Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

25 January 2018

Toronto: Garrett Thomas announced for Browser's Bash 2018

Browser's Bash logo  
From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
Dear Denizens,

We are very happy to announce that Garrett Thomas will be joining us at this year's Browser's Bash.

You read that right! Magician Garrett Thomas Thomas will be at this year's 'Browser's Magic Bash'.

Mr. Thomas is known for being an innovator as well as one of the top card, coin, and ring sleight of hand men in the world. His numerous releases include Imagination Coins, Banded, Stand-Up Monte, Speedreader Deck and Ring Thing.

His original effects, extreme technical skills and keen understanding of human psychology culminate in highly visual, entertaining and enlightening routines. Garrett was a stand-out artist in the close-up show at the last Magic Live!

Garrett's dedication to the art of magic manifests not only in his performances but also in his strong commitment to teaching the science and psychology of magic to other magicians.

Garrett Thomas is joining Jay Sankey, Dick Joiner, Pop Haydn, Michael Close, Chris Pilsworth, James Alan, Nicholas Wallace and many others to help make Browser’s Magic Bash 4 the best Bash yet!

Hard to believe, but The 'Browser's 2018 Magic Bash' is now only three months away.

Tickets are still available. And we would love to have you join us for the day.

For full details on Browser's Magic Bash 2018 or to Buy Tickets please visit

Thank you for your kind support
Old Jeff, Young Jeff, John Talbot & The Browser's Den Team

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13 December 2017

Toronto: Jay Sankey added to Browser's Bash line up

Browser's Bash logo  
From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
Dear Magic Friend,

We are so pleased to announce that Jay Sankey will be joining us for the 2018 Browser's Magic Bash!

Now might be the perfect time to request a Bash ticket for Christmas...or maybe to get a gift for yourself!

Jay Sankey is widely considered to be one of the most original thinkers and finest magic teachers alive today. He is also one of the most prolific magic creators on the planet.

Jay has created over 700 original magic effects; many of which have been performed by some of the most famous magicians alive including David Copperfield, David Blaine and Criss Angel.

A bit of Browser's Den history....Some of you may not know that Jay Sankey used to hang out at the Browser's Den shop table in the 1970's. Founder of Browser's Den, Len Cooper was the very first person to show Jay a magic trick.

We are very proud of all the young magicians who have started their career at Browser's Den. But truth be told no magician who started his journey at Browser's has had a bigger impact on the world of magic than Jay Sankey.

The list of tricks and instructional videos that Jay has released is truly stunning. But just to jog our dusty magic memories here are a few of the titles of Jay's creations: Paperclipped, Revolutionary Card Magic, Revolutionary Coin Magic, Anytime Anywhere, Holy Moly, In a Flash, Wrap it Up, Airtight, etc. etc. and etc.

Let's face it... Jay has put a lot of smiles on our faces and brought astonishment into our lives. And no doubt his performance and lecture at the Bash 2018 will do likewise.

Jay Sankey will join Dick Joiner, Pop Haydn, Michael Close, Chris Pilsworth, James Alan, Nicholas Wallace and many others to help make Browser’s Magic Bash 4 the best Bash yet!

If you have not yet purchased a ticket please take a moment to click on the link for full details:

Thank you for your kind support
 Old Jeff, Young Jeff, John Talbot & The Browser's Den Team

02 July 2017

Canadians at IBM SAM 2017

The IBM-SAM Combined Convention is coming up July 12th to 15th!

Canadian roll call please!

So far, I've got:
  • Julianna Chen (stage and lecture), 
  • Jay Sankey (close-up and lecture), 
  • Murray Hatfield and Teresa (stage and lecture), and 
  • The Outerbridges (stage and lecture).

Who'd I miss?

From Ted Outerbridge's Facebook page:

09 May 2017

Toronto: Jay Sankey fan appreciation event

From Jay Sankey's Twitter feed:
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20 November 2016

Jay Sankey on Bringing Magic To Your Business

From Twist Image:
Welcome to episode #540 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Mirum Podcast. I have been blown away by Jay Sankey. He's a magician who has managed to do some pretty amazing and impossible things. I'm not just talking about the 700-plus illusions he has invented over his incredible career. I'm not just talking about the fact that David Copperfield, Criss Angel and David Blaine have performed his illusions. He knows so much about business, marketing and storytelling that this could be one of the important things any business professional might listen to this year. (and that's not hyperbole) With close to 200,000 subscribers to his Sankey Magic YouTube channel, Jay has broken down the wall between the audience and the mystic of magic.

Read more and listen to podcast.

09 July 2016

Catching up with David Peck's "Face 2 Face"

Edited at 10:15am to add a list of magicians David's interviewed over the years:

  • Matthew Disero - episode 3
  • Jay Sankey - episode 5
  • David Merry - episode 27
  • Anthony Lindan - episode 45
  • Gabe Fajuri - episode 48
  • Tom Ogden - episode 102
  • David Ben - episode 145
  • James Alan and Mike Close - episode 79
  • Lawrence Hass - episode 150
  • Viveka Melki - 177 - On the Circus
  • Marcie Hume - filmmaker - about the movie "Magicians" - episode 187
  • Jeff McBride - episode 188
  • Mac King - episode 189

Coming soon:
  • Lawrence Hass (Part 2)
  • Bobby Motta 
  • Jeff and Tessa Evason
  • Matthew Disero (Part 2) 

David's got a long list of interesting guests on his "Face 2 Face" podcasts this year.  Check out his interviewees, then click through to his site and have a listen!  (I'm hoping to get a chance to listen to the Mac King and Jeff McBride interviews soon.)

From David Peck Live:

  • Greg Paul – Episode 193
  • Brian McKenna  – Ep. 192
  • Alex Hinton – Episode 191
  • Jay Whitelaw – Episode 190
  • Mac King – Episode 189
  • Jeff McBride – Episode 188
  • Marcie Hume – Episode 187
  • Michael Coren – Episode 186
  • Mitch Abrams – Episode 185
  • Nicholas Greco – Episode 184
  • Susanne Regina Meures – Episode 183
  • Peter Stockland – Episode 182
  • Christal Earle – Episode 181
  • Alethea Arnaquq – Episode 180
  • Todd & Jedd Wider – Episode 179
  • Anjali Nayar – Episode 178
  • Viveka Melki – Episode 177
  • “Best and Most Beautiful Things” – Ep. 176

Read more and listen to podcasts.

24 February 2016

Montreal: Jay Sankey lecture

Monday March 14  
Teacher, performer, consultant, and author, Jay Sankey is widely considered to be one of the most original thinkers and most prolific magic creators on the planet. Jay has created over 700 original magic effects. And he’s coming home. He’s also consulted for tons of magicians from David Copperield to David Blaine, and Max Maven called him ““one of the top creators of innovative close-up magic.”

After a long time away from Montreal, he’s finally back. The lecture will be pure unadulterated fun as only Sankey can deliver. There will be a mix of everything from close-up, stand-up, and mentalism. He’ll perform and teach a few of his classics as well as some diabolical new creations. There will be something for EVERYONE, and almost everything he’s teaching will require only the most basic sleight-of-hand. You don’t want to miss the force that is Jay Sankey.

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18 September 2015

Jay Sankey's US lecture tour

Jay Sankey is off on a US lecture tour through September and October, taking him to:

  • New Orleans, LA
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Henderson, KY
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Branson, MO
  • Lousiville, KY
  • Springfield, IL
  • Pewaukee, WI and
  • Chicago, IL

08 August 2015

Jay Sankey on Penn and Teller's "Fool Us"

Updated at 6:45pm to add:

According to Jay, he'll be on the August 10th episode of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us."

A little bird told me that we can get CW in Canada with Rogers 570 (PIX-TV) or with Bell (WPIX).  Thanks for the tip Peter!

From Jay Sankey's Twitter feed:

05 August 2015

Jay Sankey at the 2015 Midwest Magic Jubilee

From the 2015 Midwest Magic Jubilee website:
The 2015 Midwest Magic Jubilee
Aug 13 -15, 2015
New Reduced Price for 2015!!! 
Jay Sankey is a true magician’s magician and is widely considered to be one of the most original thinkers and finest magic teachers alive today. He is also one of the most prolific magic creators on the planet.
Read more and register.

14 February 2015

Europe: Jay Sankey tour

I also love meeting my awesome students and fans. Which is why I'm so psyched for my European Lecture Tour, starting NEXT WEEK! 
Bruxelles/ Feb 16
Lieges/ Feb 17
Luxembourg/ Feb 18
Geneve/ Feb 19
Reims/ Feb 20
Strasbourg/ Feb 21
Dijon/ Feb 23
Clermont Ferrand/ Feb 24
St. Etienne/ Feb 25
Nimes/ Feb 26
Marseille/ Feb 27
Toulouse/ Feb 28
Poitiers/ March 2
Lorient/ March 3
Paris/ March 4
Bale/ March 5
Zurich/ March 6
Lille/ March 9
Velden/ March 10
Antwerpen/ March 11 
Read more.

05 January 2015

California: Jay Sankey lectures

From Jay Sankey's Twitter feed:

24 March 2014

Review: Sankey lecture, Card collectors and Bobby Motta

From the Browser's Den:
Since most of us are talking as much about the weather as we are about our latest sleight of hand moves I am pleased to report that I will make a prediction.

As popular is mentalism these days it was never of much interest to me for most of my formative years studying magic.  Though I do appreciate it more now than then...I still enjoy scarves changing colour and canes changes to candles, linking rings and coins and cups and balls, etc.etc.

That being said, I have decided that I will make a prediction regarding our weather. The cold will disappear by the time I write my next Blog!

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Jeff, about your prediction, I hope you're right!  (And write soon!)

18 February 2014

Joan Caesar and Jay Sankey at Blackpool 2014

Joan Caesar and Obie O'Brien will be hosting the "The Four F's Stars of Close Up Magic."

Jay Sankey will be lecturing and performing at Blackpool 2014, February 21st to 23rd!  For more information, visit the Blackpool Magicians' Club website.

30 January 2014

Jay Sankey in the Magic Cafe's Creator's Spotlight

From Jay Sankey's Twitter feed:

22 January 2014

Farquhar and Sankey at Oceanside

From Oceanside Magic:
Welcome to a new Cape Cod convention! April 10-13, 2014 
Only 3 months until the most fantastic magic convention to hit Cape Cod in years!!  All are invited to the first Oceanside Magic Invitational-- enjoy lectures, dealers, auction, close-up show, two stage shows, grand banquet, and much more!  The beautiful, intimate Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth, MA is our host venue...making this a truly oceanside magic event!

World-class magicians--Ice McDonald; Shawn Farquhar; Jay Scott Berry; Mickey Silver; Jay Sankey; and MANY MORE!!--congregate here to share their talents and skills, and the camaraderie that only a small convention can offer.  Our special Guest of Honor for this first-time event will be David Oliver.

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26 November 2013

Toronto: Jay Sankey lecture

From the Browser's Den of Magic Facebook group:
Jay Sankey Lecture 
All Brand New Stuff!
DATE & TIME: Sunday, February 9th
LOCATION: Browser's Den of Magic
TICKET PRICE: $15.00 & Special Offer Below if you Buy in Advance!

Dear Magic Friends,
In February 2014 Mr. Sankey will be touring Europe with his brand new lecture! And just before he takes off for the tour Jay has agreed to give his fellow Canadians the first viewing of this new lecture.

Read more.

27 September 2013

Fundraiser: Stop the Sucking

From Ring 17:
The Mosquitoes Suck Project, organized by SoChange, has released an instructional download including tricks from:
  • Bill Abbott
  • James Alan
  • Joshua Jay
  • Anthony Lindan
  • Bobby Motta
  • David Peck
  • Brian Roberts
  • Jay Sankey
For $10, you get a 106-minute, 3gb download of original magic. The download is available from $10 is the cost of an insecticide treated bed net, including delivery, which protects a family for up to ten years. These nets are distributed in Africa by Spread The Net. So download your copy today!

Read more and buy a download to Stop the Sucking.