Showing posts with label Ryan Pilling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ryan Pilling. Show all posts

08 February 2019

Calgary: WowFest is back!


Did you know that 10% of WowFest Ticket Sales Support School Lunches for Calgary Kids?


From WowFest:
The seventh annual WowFest Magic Arts Festival presents amazing magic shows in Calgary on Family Day Weekend.

Join us for the Family Fun Magic Show, or the WowFest Magic Spectacular! Take your pick of two amazing shows coming to the BMO Theatre at the Rocky Ridge YMCA.
THE WOWFEST MAGIC SPECTACULAR
Starring the amazing illusions of Michael Berends, featuring Aytahn Ross of the Acme Circus, plus more astounding magical guests!


THE FAMILY FUN MAGIC SHOW
This laugh-out-loud show has been the recurring hit with WowFest audiences! Starring the comedy magic duo Trevor & Lorena, featuring the Great Balanzo and more special guest performers!

Read more and buy tickets.

08 June 2018

Welcoming a new Friend: Ryan Pilling

Please join me in welcoming our newest Friend, Ryan Pilling!

Ryan is a Calgary based comedy magician, who among other fabulous accomplishments, has spearheaded the WowFest magic festival for the past 6 years!  Ryan also writes a column for the CAM publication, Northern Peeks.

Subscribe to "Ryan's Tips & Tricks for Magicians," Like him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @WowRyan.

Thank you Ryan, for befriending Canada's Magic!



05 April 2018

Calgary: Magic Weekend of Amazement

Mark April 14th in your calendars!


From the Magic Weekend of Amazement Facebook event:

A Weekend of Magic at the Pumphouse Theatre featuring the most amazing magicians from the Calgary area that deliver a variety of magic shows for all ages.

Pick a show, any show, and you'll experience a show that will have you both amazed and laughing.

Saturday - 3 PM: The Calgary Magic Circle Variety Show featuring a cast of half a dozen magicians, each showing you their best mystery! You'll see a broad mix of styles that is sure to offer something for everyone.

Saturday - 6 PM: Ryan Pilling, improvisational comedian and magician presents his Show of Wonders. This magic show will have you laughing out loud, and scratching your head with impossible stunts.
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28 January 2018

Calgary: "Make Magic" produced by Carisa Hendrix

From Make Magic:
Let’s make some magic together every Tuesday!
This intimate, close-up magic show
features a new magician every week.
You and your guests will experience miracles at your fingertips.

Let us charm you with the very best magic Calgary has to offer.
   
Make Magic with Benton Price - February 6
Make Magic with Yeats -  February 13
Make Magic with Ryan Pilling - February 20
Make Magic with Chris Visser - February 27

Read more and buy tickets.

11 January 2018

Calgary: The Sixth Annual WowFest Magic Arts Festival

From WowFest:
February 2nd to 4th

Featuring amazing magic shows, with a full-on family-friendly magic experience. Not only will you have a chance to watch amazing magicians in performance, you will also have a chance to learn magic, try your hand at juggling, and more fun with our pre-show activities.

WowFest has always been focused on providing great family fun and entertainment with affordable ticket prices. For 2018 we are working to make a bigger impact in the community.

This year we have partnered with Brown Bagging For Calgary Kids as our charity partner to support the amazing work they do.

25% of All WowFest Ticket Proceeds
Will Support Feeding Hungry Kids in Calgary

Read more and buy tickets.


From the WowFest Facebook page:

07 January 2018

Rounding the Western rings in January 2018

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



CityClubEvent(s)
Calgary, ABRing 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)- TBA
Edmonton, ABEdmonton Magic Club- TBA
Winnipeg, MBThe Magic Club of Winnipeg- SYM - Mini-wands, Top Hats, workshop
Fraser Valley, BCIBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)- Third Monday Magic.
Vancouver, BCRing 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)- Woody Aragon lecture and show
- Ryan Pilling lecture
- AGM
Vancouver, BCSAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly)- Ryan Pilling lecture
Victoria, BCRing 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)  - VMC dinner


Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

18 September 2017

Calgary: Ryan Pilling's Magic Cabaret

Purchase your tickets at Snap Tix.


From Brent Smith's Facebook page:

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09 February 2017

Calgary: WowFest Magic in McKenzie Lake

From WowFest Magic Arts Festival's Facebook event:

25 February Mckenzie Lake Community Association 

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12 January 2017

Rock View County: Ryan Pilling

From Eventbrite:
Sat, 4 February 2017

Be amazed and entertained by comedic magician, Ryan Pilling! Join us for an evening of fun in the Homestretch Room! Make sure to check out the Mid City Grill before the show for mouthwatering choices that will leave your bellies happy!

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20 May 2016

Calgary: Family Fun for Fort Mac

On the heels of New Westminster's "Magic for Fort Mac" event, that raised approximately $8,150 for the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal, comes a magician driven fundraiser in Calgary.

From the Calgary Magic Show site:
SAIT is currently housing many families displaced from the Fort MacMurray wildfires, and have made arrangements for an afternoon of Family Fun this Saturday!

Face Painting, Balloons, and fun activites from Noon until 4 PM

Magic Show on stage starting at 1 PM


Some of the best entertainers have stepped up to volunteer to make it an amazing event, and we wanted to extend the invitation out to more Calgary families.

Especially to those who have been volunteering in so many ways to support our fellow Albertans. Our focus this afternoon is simply on providing great entertainment and stress relief. However, anybody is welcome to drop in and take part, in trade for a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.

Located in the Symposium room on Level 2 of the the SAIT Campus Centre. This is the building right beside the LRT station. Hop off the train, up the stairs, and we will be right down the hall. Also, very close to the parkade accessible off 10th Street.

Bring the family, stop by, say hello, have fun, make a donation, and make some friends!



06 March 2016

Calgary: The Amazing Magic Show - WowFest 2016

From the Calgary Sun:
A Calgary magician hopes to help make some families' money woes disappear with a budget-conscious show.

With thousands of Calgarians experiencing layoffs, Ryan Pilling knows there's little discretionary cash for activities and outings. So the producer of the WowFest Magic Arts Festival is waiving the regular $15 ticket for its main event and letting families decide what they can afford, with a minimum of $5.

"I've always wanted to make it affordable. It's not a hoity-toity artsy attitude," said Pilling. "As a festival producer, it's important to get more people out. This has always been a labour of love for me and the magicians involved."

Read more.

From The Amazing Magic Show - WowFest 2016 Facebook event:
8 March

WowFest bring The Amazing Magic Show to the Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park.

Two Shows! 5:30 PM and 7 PM

This all ages show presents mystery, comedy, and magic in a jam-packed hour of entertainment that is enjoyable for all ages. Amazing skill, jaw-dropping magic that will fool even the eagle-eyed audience members, and lots of fun make it a great, and affordable evening out.

For the past three years, WowFest has been hosting sold-out shows like this at the reasonable ticket price of $15 dollars. With tough times for some Calgary families, we wanted to make sure nobody misses out. You can pick your own price for the tickets this year. While we think the show is well worth $15, we want you to bring the whole family at what you can afford.

Please make some magic for more families by bringing a donation for the Calgary Food Bank. A donation drop box is located in the lobby.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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17 August 2015

Calgary Magic Circle’s 2015 – 2016 Executive

At the Calgary Magic Circle’s 2015 Annual General Meeting on June 18, 2015, the Calgary Magic Circle nominated the Executive team for the coming year.
  • President: Dan Stephenson (re-elected)
  • Vice President: Ryan Pilling
  • Treasurer: Yeats Wong (re-elected)
  • Secretary: Rob Vanden Heuvel
  • Sargent at Arms: Chris Hogan
  • Member at Large: Malcolm Russell
We welcome Chris Hogan, who is on Executive for the first time.  All other members have held Executive positions in the past.

As well as the elected positions, Rob Vanden Heuvel has also volunteered to be our Lecture Coordinator again, and help us make our professional lecture series run, and Charles Silbernagel and Ryan Pilling are volunteering their time to run the Junior Magic Club for the coming year.
Read more.

04 April 2015

"Never the same way twice" free download

From Ryan Pilling's Facebook page:

Free Magic Download! The first chapter of Never The Same Way Twice is now available. Get your PDF of the Energized Cards...
Posted by Playing Big Magic on Thursday, 2 April 2015

19 March 2015

Ryan Pilling: Never the Same Way Twice

From Ryan Pilling's Facebook page:



28 January 2015

WowFest is back!

Ryan Pilling is bringing WowFest back on February 21st and February 28th.

From WowFest:
WowFest Magic Arts Festival first appeared in Calgary in February of 2013 with a day full of amazing fun magic shows set in the community of Westgate. The festival was launched with the support of the “Cultural Capital of Canada” arts funding from the Calgary 2012 program.

With a successful, sold-out day full of shows, and positive audience feedback, the festival was set to become a recurring event. 
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29 September 2014

Ryan Pilling on Road-worthy Wine Glasses

Here’s a practical tip from the road if you use a wine glass for your show. If you do, chances are you’ve opened your case at some point to find it broken. Never again, I say! I found these travelling wine glasses in a camping store.

They are 100% plastic, though they look like high quality glass. Made for the rugged life of camping and backpacking, these aren’t going to break easily. Better yet, they unscrew in the middle, and snap into themselves for storage.

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23 September 2014

Review: Magic, comedy and Vaudeville

This past Saturday afternoon, I was privileged to spend an afternoon with my kids and wife watching two great magician entertainers, James Jordan and Ryan Pilling. My kids are still talking about it!

Prior to the show, my daughter was arguing profusely that “magic is not real!” After the show she kept asking me “Why didn’t you tell me that magic was real?!”

Although the show wasn’t packed — 82 people total —  it should have been. It seems there are a lot of Revelstokians and their children who missed out on a very memorable show. Those who were there had a blast!

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18 August 2014

Ryan Pilling builds a "lazy" magic table

My goal for this project was to have a small side table for my show that is extremely portable. This “lazy” table can easily fit in a briefcase, because of the dirty little secret… you only need to carry half of it!

All you need is this easy-to-make table top, which will attach to your standard microphone stand commonly found in 99% of the places I do shows. Worst case scenario, you fly into town and can’t find one in the venue… they can be bought or rented in a heartbeat.

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16 May 2014

Calgary: Calgary International Children's Festival

May 21-24 
Sheldon Casavant 
Passionate about magic from a young age, Sheldon is a highly sought after performer, with a repertoire of magic that is contemporary, fun and highly interactive. 
Sheldon is also hosting a student magic workshop. 
Read more.

Watch Wow Ryan in this festival promo video on YouTube:

27 February 2014

Ryan Pilling in Calgary is Awesome

From Calgary is Awesome:
To describe his world would take a novella. “Magic is always moving forward. There’s monthly magazines where everyone is submitting their ideas and tricks [for peer review] like a research papers. A hobbyist would develop a trick, and the professionals would find a way to bring it to the audience.” He continues to describe the magic world as a world-wide community united by the pursuit of the Impossible. “I can be anywhere in the world, and grab the phone book and call a magician. There’s always a sofa somewhere for me to sleep in.”

Read more.

Go over to Demotix to see some photos of Ryan Pilling from this year's WowFest!