Showing posts with label _Quebec City. Show all posts
Showing posts with label _Quebec City. Show all posts

26 June 2019

Register to compete at the FISM 2020 North American Championships of Magic!

The FISM 2020 website is up and running!  Register now to attend or compete at the FISM 2020 North American Championships of Magic!


From the FISM 2020 North American Championships of Magic website:
May 6 to 10, 2020.

Together with the 2020 Canadian Championships of Magie and the 8th Concours International de magie Michel Cailloux.

During the 2020 FISM-North American Convention (held in conjunction with the Club de Magie de Québec and the Canadian Association of Magicians) in Québec City, May 6-10, there will be a triple magic championship competition. The combination of the Canadian Championships of Magic and the 8th Concours International de magie Michel Cailloux  along with the 2020 FISM-North American Championships of Magic will offer the greatest magic competition ever held in Canada

A potential of fifteen competitors will have the opportunity to advance to the FISM 2021 World Championship of Magic also held in Québec City. Also, the North Americans with the highest marks will be crowned 2020 North American Champions in each of stage and close-up event.

In addition, contestants who are members of the host organizations will have the opportunity to compete for their respective awards and performing contracts.

Read more and register.

18 June 2019

Catching up with Luc Langevin

Catch Luc Langevin in Montreal and Quebec City in November and December respectively.  Or watch him record the show "The Children of the TV."  Or watch the show once it airs!  Or watch the Geminis and see if he takes his category "Best Variety Special."

Congratulations Luc!


From the June 12 article "Luc Langevin de retour au Québec" in La Press:
L'illusionniste présentera ainsi son spectacle Maintenant demain sur plusieurs scènes québécoises dans les prochains mois.

Il sera notamment à la salle Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts le 9 novembre et à la salle Albert-Rousseau de Québec les 22 et 23 décembre.

Read more.



From Luc Langevin's Twitter feed:







30 April 2019

Programmation du 9e Festival de magie de Québec

Scroll to the bottom of the post for  a pro-tip from Loran, regarding the conference of Eberhard Riese, author of the book “Foundations - The Art of Stage Magic."

A great video to get you in the spirit of the 9th edition of the Festival de magie de Québec coming up May 2nd to 5th!  It is full of reminders of some of the extraordinary promotions from previous years.  (I don't remember seeing the gag at 1:06 before.  What fun!)

If you're attending, please share the event's social media hashtag so that we can all follow along!


From the YouTube channel of Le Soleil, le quotidien de Quebec:







18 March 2019

Festival de magie de Québec 2019

From Festival de magie de Québec:
The 9th edition of the Festival de magie de Québec will take place from May 2nd to 5th, 2019. You will once again be amazed and surprised by all the artists and magic activities. Le Festival de magie de Québec is : 4 days of magic, 40 professional magicians, more than 70 free activities in the streets of the Quartier Petit Champlain, at the Parc Félix-Leclerc, at Place Royale, at the Parc de la Batterie Royale and at the Théâtre Petit Champlain. It is also, at the Capitole de Québec, the 7th édition of the Concours International de magie "Michel Cailloux", one amazing show including  magic, light and soap bubbles, one international level magic Gala with artists from 8 different countries, one kids magic gala, a magic school and a special happening for primary schools from Québec.
The magican's package includes:

  • The show "Bubbles" with Marco Zoppi and Rolanda from Italy
  • The international magic Gala, with Daniel Coutu as MC and featuring :
  • Bill Cheung ​from China
  • Norbert Ferré from France
  • Rafael from Belgium
  • Nikolai Striebel from Germany
  • Timothy Trust and Diamond from Germany
  • Voronin and his son Max from Ukraine and USA
  • Marco Zoppi et Rolanda from Italy
  • ​The kids magic gala, with Daniel Coutu as MC, featuring :​
  • Danys Hamel
  • Magislain
  • Fredo
  • A close-up show with Bill Cheung (China)
  • A lecture from Bill Cheung (China)
  • A lecture from Daniel Coutu (Canada)
  • A lecture from Stéphane Lacasse (Canada)
  • A lecture from Rafael (Belgium)
  • A lecture from Bernardo Sedlacek (Brazil)
  • A lecture from Nikolai Streibel and Eberhard Riese (Germany)
  • A lecture from Timothy Trust and Diamond (Germany)
  • An interview with Voronin and his son Max (USA)
  • A lecture from Marco Zoppi (Italy)

And...
  • A welcoming cocktail on May 3rd, 2019 at 7 pm
  • A magic clinic
  • Magic jams at night
  • Access to the dealer room
  • Access to the 7th Concours international de magie "Michel Cailloux"

Read more and buy tickets.

11 January 2019

Quebec City: Loran at the Galerie de la Capitale

From the Facebook post of Loran Magie:
-I am very pleased to announce that I will be performing on January 18-19-20 at the official opening of the New Mega Park "Steampunk Theme" at the Galerie de la Capitale in Quebec City. I will be there to presents close-up magic performances everywhere on the site. Several members of Steampunk groups from Quebec, Montreal, Beauce and Ottawa will also participate to the event with their original costumes. Set your watches for this Retro-Futuristic event !

-J’ai le grand plaisir de vous annoncer que je serai présent les 18-19-20 janvier prochain lors de l’ouverture officiel du Nouveau Méga-Parc « Thématique Steampunk » des Galerie de la Capitale à Québec. J’offrirai des performances partout sur le site en magie rapprochée. Plusieurs représentants des groupes Steampunk de Québec, Montréal, Beauce et Ottawa participeront aussi à l’événement avec leurs super costumes. Réglez vos montres pour cet événement Rétro-Futuriste !




15 July 2018

News so big, it's worthy of a second post!

Congratulations again to Renee-Claude Auclair and the FISM Quebec team (Renee-Claude Auclair, Jocelyn Guertin, Pierre Hamon, Joan Caesar, and Shawn Farquhar) for securing the first North American FISM!!!

Be sure to visit the FISM Quebec 2021 website to take advantage of early bird pricing!


See the official announcement on Shawn Farquhar's Facebook post:

10 July 2018

Breaking news: FISM 2021 will be in Quebec City!

Updated July 11th to add:

Congratulations to Renee-Claude Auclair and the FISM Quebec team (Renee-Claude Auclair, Jocelyn Guertin, Pierre Hamon, Joan Caesar, and Shawn Farquhar) for securing the first North American FISM!!!

From the Facebook page of Renee-Claude Auclair:

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With thanks to Lee Asher and Joan Caesar for sharing the news with me as it happened!



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.

17 November 2017

Quebec: Festival de magie de Québec May 3-6, 2018

From the Festival de magie de Québec newsletter:
We are really excited ton inform you that the Festival de magie de Québec will be back for the 8th Edition, in May, 2018. Please visit Web site: www.festivaldemagie.ca

In 2018,  many new concepts will be offered like the "Strange Gala" on Friday night, the "Kids Gala" Saturday afternoon and of course our "International Gala" Saturday night with 7 renowned artists.  You will have the chance to see during that gala: Bill Abbott, Juliana Chen, Éric Leclerc, Max Maven, Xavier Mortimer, Xavier Tapias and Daniel Coutu as Emcee.

Since the Festival also organises the CAMarederie in 2018, the magicians will have the chance to see 9 lectures from Bill Abbott, Stéphane Bourgoin, Juliana Chen, Max Maven, Xavier Mortimer, Xavier Tapias, Christopher Taylor, Marc Trudel and R.Paul Wilson.

You can already buy your magician's package at 300 $ + tx (value of $400 + tx) on our Web site. We also offer a show only package at 75 $ + tx. (Value of $95 + tx)

Prices will raise on January 1st, 2018.

You can also register for the Magic School that will offer different levels during the week-end.  You can also join the Club de Magie du Québec. Its mission is to support magicians who want to compete at high levels of competitions.  You can also register to our 6th Edition of the Concours International de magie "Michel Cailloux" with $4000 in prizes for the winners.

Read more and buy tickets.

24 July 2017

Quebec City: North American FISM qualifications 2020

From Renee-Claude Auclair's Facebook page:

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01 May 2017

Festival de magie: The panel that reads your thoughts

The Festival de magie de Québec starts on Thursday.  I am a big fan of their creative, dynamic, and often interactive advertising campaigns.  In 2011 it was this magical billboard. In 2012, it was "la disparition."  In 2013, "pouvoirs magiques."   For 2014, "le balai magique."  This one, "le magicien" (in English: The Magician) was released in August of 2015.  And last year was "The Mysterious Billboard." 

For this year, have a look at "The panel that reads your thoughts."

From the lg2 YouTube channel:



31 January 2017

5th edition of the Quebec Magic Festival Contest

From Jean-Luc Rivard:
QUEBEC MAGIC FESTIVAL MAGIC CONTEST Registration
MAY 4-5-6-7, 2017 in Quebec City .

Non refundable $45 (plus taxes) registration fee to process your file and have the Selection Committee evaluate your video.

 
Deadline for registration: March 3, 2017, 5 p.m.

Provide a Web address where we can see you perform for the first evaluation by the Selection Committee.

 
First Web Evaluation
  • Between March 3 and March 28, 2017.
  • Four members of the Selection Committee will evaluate the videos.
  • Choice of numbers for the pre-gala.
  • Several finalists will be chosen per category.
  • The Selection Committee may decide that there are not enough contestants and cancel a category.
  • Names of finalists selected by category will be listed on the FMQ website on April 2, 2017.


Presentation of Numbers on Stage during the Pre-gala in Quebec City.
  • Finalists must present their number in Quebec City in front of jury on May 2,  2017.
  • A presentation schedule will be emailed to the finalists April 10, 2017.
  • Finalists can refuse the invitation anytime time. Finalists who refuse the invitation will be disqualified.
  • All winners per category will be invited to participate in the magic contest gala.
  • One winner per category will be chosen by the jury.
  • Winners of each category will be awarded $500.

Festival de magie management’s “Coup de Coeur” award: at its sole discretion, Festival de magie du Québec management reserves the right to admit a contestant to the gala competition. This contestant will not be eligible for the $1 500 award.

 
Choice of the Overall Winner by the Five Members of the Jury
From among the winners of the five categories, the magician who receives the most points from the five members of the jury will win the Michel Cailloux Grand Prize and the award of $1 500.


New for 2017 

    •    The "Kids show" category is back in 2017
    ◦    A $500 prize will be awarded to the « kids show » category winner 


    •    You can buy pictures of your competition act
    ◦    For $50,00 + tx you will have professional pictures of your act.  These pictures will be very useful to promote yourself. 


    •    You can buy the video of your competition act
    ◦    For $150,00 + tx you will receive a video of your competition act.  3 robotic cameras will be used resulting in 4K images.  Imagine having a professional video for your web site promotion and to present your act to other competition registrations. 


    •    One of the participants of the under 18 years old category could win a scholarship to the Jeff McBride magic school in Las Vegas.  Value of $800,00 US.


    •    All under 18 years old competitor will be in the same category which will include stage and close-up magic.




Thank you Jean-Luc for sending this information along!


19 November 2016

Festival de Magie de Québec 2017



With thanks to Jean-Luc for sending this information along.  From Jean-Luc Rivard:
Great names coming at the Festival de Magie de Québec  MAY 4 - 5 - 6 - 7  2017 .

BUY TICKETS HERE : http://www.festivaldemagie.ca/billets

GRAND GALA :

- Luc Langevin (CANADA )
- Hector Mancha ( FISM  World Champion 2015 - Spain )
- Rob Zabrecky  ( USA)
- Boris Wild ( France )
- Nicolas Dutel  ( CANADA )
- MysterAct ( CANADA )



ALSO  at the Festival :

-  Jean-Pierre Du Sault
-  Fredo - Magislain
-  Billy et Manu
-  Jean Deshaies
-  Marc Chabot
-  Énigma & Méphisto -
-  Bob Arseneau
-  Marc Trudel
-  Stéphan Therien
-  Simon Bernard .

And more to come !!!!


21 April 2016

The mysterious billboard

The Festival de magie de Québec starts today.  I really enjoy their creative, dynamic, and often interactive advertising campaigns.  In 2011 it was this magical billboard. In 2012, it was "la disparition."  In 2013, "pouvoirs magiques."   For 2014, "le balai magique."  This one, "le magicien" (in English: The Magician) was released in August of 2015.

From the  Festival de magie de Québec's YouTube channel, here's the 2016 video (or watch "The Mysterious Billboard" in English):

08 April 2016

Quebec: Eric Jones at CAMaraderie 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting Eric at Sorcerers Safari in 2011.  He's a fabulous addition to this year's list of performers!


From the festival de magie:

... our guest, Shin Lim, unfortunately got injured and will not be able to perform magic for a few weeks. He had to cancel his visit to the CAMaraderie in Québec.  We wish him a prompt recovery and hope to have him with us in the next years.

Good news, we will have the chance to have Eric Jones, close up specialist, in Québec city for the CAMaraderie.  He will do a lecture, he will perform in the close-up gala and in the grand gala on the Saturday night.  This will be a great occasion to meet this exceptional magician.


... notre invité Shin Lim s'est malheureusement blessé à la main. Il ne pourra pratiquer la magie pendant quelques semaines. Il a donc dû annuler sa présence à Québec. Nous lui souhaitons un prompt rétablissement et nous espérons que nous pourrons le recevoir dans le futur.

Bonne nouvelle, nous aurons la chance de recevoir le magicien Eric Jones, spécialiste de magie de proximité, à Québec lors de la CAMaraderie. Il offrira une lecture en plus de performer lors de notre gala de micromagie et du grand gala du samedi soir. C'est une occasion exceptionnelle de le rencontrer.

Read more and buy tickets.

26 February 2016

New names for CAMaraderie 2016

From Jean-Luc Rivard:
New line up additons:
  • Philippe Theriault 
  • Marc Trudel
  • Michael Dardant
  • Montreal Trio

From the Festival de magie de Québec Facebook page:



09 January 2016

Quebec City Magic Festival ad "The Magician"

One of my favourite things about the Festival de magie de Québec is their creative, dynamic, and often interactive advertising campaigns.  In 2011 it was this magical billboard. In 2012, it was "la disparition."  In 2013, "pouvoirs magiques."   For 2014, "le balai magique."  This one, "le magicien" was released in August of 2015.  So much fun!

Have a look at "Quebec City Magic Festival - The Magician" on LG2's YouTube channel (with English subtitles):




12 December 2015

CAMaraderie 2016 poster

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27 November 2015

Quebec City: CAMaraderie 2016 update

We've previously mentioned the upcoming CAMaraderie convention and that it is teaming up with the fabulous Festival de Magie.


Here's an update on CAMaraderie 2016 from Jean-Luc Rivard:
TIME TO REGISTER NOW !!!! 
CAMaraderie 2016 in QUEBEC CITY , Canada - April 21 to 24, 2016
www.festivaldemagie.ca  

Hosting : 

  • Jeff McBride 
  • Harry Allen 
  • SHIN LIM  
  • CHRISTIAN SCHENCK (the Phoenix deck guy)  
  • VINCENT HEDAN  
  • SHAWN FARQUHAR  
  • MATHIEU BICH 
  • Michel Huot  
  • Marc Trudel 
  • Yannick Lacroix 
A seat will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. The sooner you register, the closer your seat will be to the stage.  

CAMaraderie 2016 in QUEBEC CITY , Canada - April 21 to 24, 2016 . 
From 21 to 24 April 2016, the team of the Quebec Magic Festival is pleased to be holding CAMaraderie 2016 for the first time in Quebec City , CANADA !  

In this new edition of the camaraderie you get access to: 
All lectures and shows associated with CAMaraderie will take place in English, with the exception of the bilingual gala to be held at the Capitole. 

  • 10 world-class conferences; 
  • 2 magic shows; 
  • 1 magic competitions; 
  • 1 gala winners; 
  • 1 great magic gala; 
and many more. 


Take advantage of special prices if you are members of the CAM or by purchasing your package before January 1


You can find information on our Web site 
www.festivaldemagie.ca


From the Festival de magie de Québec Facebook page:

21 November 2015

CAMaraderie and the Festival de Magie in Quebec

We previously mentioned the upcoming CAMaraderie convention.  Did you know it will be in conjunction with the fabulous Festival de Magie?

From the CAM website:
The CAM magic convention, CAMaraderie, is teaming up with the Festival de Magie in Quebec City to bring you another fun-filled magic weekend on April 21 to 24th, 2016. Mark your calendars and get your registration completed while the advance registration lasts. CAM members have until January 1st to register at the best price of $250.

Get more details and register at FestivaldeMagie.ca