30 September 2017

Top 5 posts in September 2017

Of the 33 posts at Canada's Magic this month, here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days:

5. Toronto: Amazing Johnathan and Anastasia Synn - Did you attend?  How was it?
4. Langley: Murray Hatfield and Bizzaro - Sure to be a great show!
3. Vancouver: "SEASONS: A Magical Musical" - The magic scene is alive and well in BC.
2. Top 5 posts in August 2017 - Keeping it meta.

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. [Guest post] Random thoughts about "UNBELIEVABLE! A Magical Experience" - The most read post two months running!  With thanks to The Magic Demon.

29 September 2017

Vancouver: Randy Charach

From Brown Paper Tickets:
Randy Charach October 14, 2017 (two shows)

Comedian, Magician, Mentalist & Hypnotist... Randy Charach.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness Randy performing live in Vancouver. It's a fast-paced, hilarious and amazing show like no other.

His comedic talents are blended with his unique brand of mind-blowing Mental Magic and Comedy Hypnosis. Lot's (sic) of audience interaction throughout the performance.

Read more and buy tickets.

[via The Magic Demon]

28 September 2017

Vancouver: Tom Stone Lecture

From IBM Ring 92:
Tom Stone will be lecturing for the Vancouver Magic Circle
2:30pm – Sunday, October 1, 2017
Sunrise Community Hall
1950 Windermere Street
Vancouver, BC

Direct from Sweden
Exclusive magic lecture in Canada

Here's some amazing and exciting news for our VMC membership! This coming Sunday, October 1st at 2:30 in the afternoon we will be hosting a lecture by Genii columnist Tom Stone.

He is best known for writing a series of articles and pamphlets about original magical techniques and plots. He co-wrote a book with magician Lennart Green, contributed material to a book by Jason Alford, and has self-published a series of pamphlets as well as an e-book. He is also editor and publisher of various Swedish magic journals such as "Trollkarlen", and "Dr. Faustus Journal".

Read more and buy tickets.

27 September 2017

Shin Lim in the Boston Globe

From the Boston Globe article by Dan Morrell:
Toward the end of magician Shin Lim’s “Dream Act” routine, his hands slowly rise to his head, palms up. Just as the accompanying dramatic orchestral music swells, he opens his mouth, expelling a cloud of smoke and revealing a folded playing card that had been inexplicably moving between both of his hands and his vest pocket.

Fellow magician Don Greenberg watched Lim, then 23, perform this act in July 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of a competition run by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Greenberg had helped organize similar events for the brotherhood in the past, but this time he was there as a spectator. He and his wife, Sharon, were part of a group of more than two dozen audience members and two contest judges gathered in a Hyatt conference room to watch Lim. Greenberg had seen Lim perform in national competitions for years and had always thought he had good hands. But he was struck by this routine — Lim’s precise movements, his intensity, the crescendos of the music. It was cinematic. At the moment that Lim put his hands to his head, released the smoke, and revealed the card, Greenberg looked over at his wife. Her eyes were welling up with tears. Oh, my God, he thought, she’s crying. How the hell did that happen? You don’t expect someone to make your wife tear up with a just deck of cards.

Read more.

26 September 2017

Toronto: Tricks in the Six (Sept 28)

From The Toronto Magic Company Facebook page:

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