Showing posts with label John Carney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label John Carney. Show all posts

23 January 2018

Toronto: John Carney Lecture and Workshop

From the Browser's Den of Magic:

LECTURE: Sunday, February 18, 2018
WORKSHOP: Monday, February 19, 2018

Dear Denizens,

Please, please do not miss this rare opportunity to learn from a true living master of magic.

Master of Magic is used far too much in our current digital age where there are no filters.  But make no mistake about it Mr. John Carney is a master. A living master of sleight of hand who makes everything look like magic!

It has been about fifteen years since John Carney last lectured and gave a workshop at our store.

Many of you know that we do not usually sell tickets to workshop. But John Carney is exceptional.

For some of you who may be new to 'magic' here is a little bit about John Carney:

* Has won Hollywood’s Magic Castle award for Magician of the Year seven times
* Two -Time Award Winner World FISM magic championships  
* Last true and real student of Dai Vernon
* Many TV performances
* The author of books including: Carneycopia, Book of Secrets *

In both his lecture and workshop Mr. Carney explains the how and the why of everything he does, which serves to teach much more than a few secrets or stratagems. If you pay close attention he will teach you the real secrets of how to grow in magic and to grow yourself through magic.

Read more and buy tickets.

29 November 2017

Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

From Magicana:
While the film was very well received, it was only available briefly for purchase as a VHS cassette, which was subsequently pirated. The film pops up regularly online, always low-quality copies of copies shared without any credit to those who made the project possible.
Now is our chance to fix that. We have provided Historica Canada with a clean copy, transferred from the broadcast master. It is now available to view on-line for free as part of their Canadian Biography series. A copy can also be viewed through the Screening Room.

Read more.


From Magicana's Facebook post:

25 February 2014

Review: David Acer, John Carney, Michel Huot and Rafael DiCaprio at the Comedy Nest.

From Perfect Magic:
As I wrote on the Perfect Magic Facebook, too bad for you if you didn’t go to the Comedy Nest in Montreal last Sunday night. For us, Phil and I, it was like old home week and brought back warm and pleasant memories of Magie Montréal. We had tried to phone Mephisto, aka Wym Vermeys, who was our partner in that venture but couldn’t reach him. He called the day after the show and said he was in Florida. He was heartbroken that he missed it.

David was terrific as the MC. He did many funny bits, which I know all who were there will use, magicians or not! He didn’t do any magic but some good comic mind reading stuff.

Read more.

13 February 2014

David Acer in the Montreal Gazette

David Acer, John Carney, Michel Huot and Rafael DiCaprio will perform Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Comedy Nest.


From the Montreal Gazette:
MONTREAL — In keeping with the spirit of Sochi, David Acer, ace close-up magician/standup comic, is demonstrating his Olympic card trick. It entails no skates or snowboards or moguls. It does entail, however, mittens as well as a deck of cards.

“It’s a sleight-of-mitten trick,” says Acer, co-owner of the Comedy Nest, where this demonstration is taking place. “Just to make sure I can’t do any digital trickery.” Phew. No worries about impromptu prostate exams, let alone much card trickery — not with those clunky mitts

Read more and watch video.

25 January 2014

More Carney in Canada

From Julie Eng's Twitter feed:

14 January 2014

Toronto and Montreal: John Carney

From Julie Eng's Twitter feed:

From Magicana:
John Carney is no ordinary magician.

His approach is smart, engaging and always surprising. He is widely acknowledged as one of the top sleight-of-hand magicians in the world with unique, and often hilarious, presentations. Hollywood’s Magic Castle has awarded Carney more awards than anyone in their history – the only performer to win in every category.

John is also an acclaimed instructor of magic. His books, Carneycopia and The Book of Secrets, are considered by many to be modern classics. Here is your opportunity to watch, engage and learn from one of magic’s favourite sons.

Only two dates in Canada
February 15 – Toronto
February 16 – Montreal

Read more and buy tickets.

09 April 2011

Murray Hatfield and Teresa at MCW in Chicago

Murry Hatfield and Teresa will be headlining the Magic Collectors Weekend (MCW) in Chicago next month.  From the Magicol website:
The show will be hosted by David Charvet and, in addition to being the Master of Ceremonies, David will perform an interlude with Rag Pictures, the subject of his presentation the day before. Also on the bill, will be multiple Magic Castle Award Winner John Carney, presenting some of the classics of parlor prestidigitation with that light and playful touch for which he is famous. Headlining the show will be Murray Hatfield and Teresa, making their MCW and Chicago debut. 
Read more about their MCW debut.
To learn more about the MCW or to register, please visit the Magicol website.