23 June 2020

David Ben and Julie Eng in "College Of Magic's Anniversary Show" (June 27)

From the June 11 article "Taylor, Koch And Moosa To Host Magicians From Around The World For College Of Magic's 40th Anniversary Show" by BWW News Desk in Broadway World:
South Africa's top comedians and proud graduates of the College of Magic, Stuart Taylor, Conrad Koch and Riaad Moosa will host the Stars of Magic show, presented in association with Web Shows (PTY) Ltd and featuring a star studded line-up of international and local magicians.

Audiences will be able to experience the magic virtually via a special streaming link. All proceeds raised from the Stars of Magic show will be used for the College of Magic's various outreach programmes.

Taylor, Koch and Moosa will be hosting live from the College of Magic in Cape Town, South Africa with special guests streaming in from around the globe, including:
  • David Ben
  • Julie Eng
  • Chris Capehart
  • Olwethu Dyantyi
  • Guy Hollingworth
  • Larry Soffer
  • Ran'D Shine and
  • R. Paul Wilson

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22 June 2020

Eric Leclerc: Virtual French Press Awards 2020 (June 25)

The dress code for this event is advertised as "pants optional."

From the Facebook page of the Association de la presse francophone - APF:
Join us on Thursday, June 25 at 19 pm (EDT), on the Facebook page of the APF, to attend the Virtual Anti-Gala of the French Press Awards 2020 the magician Eric Leclerc.

21 June 2020

FISM World Championship postponed until July 2022

From the June 12th post on the FISM Quebec Facebook page:
Important message about FISM in Québec postponed to July 2022! Please note that your registration will automatically be transferred if already bought.

Due to the various events that affected our lives in relation to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) including the fact that several of the continental qualifications could not take place in 2020, the organizers of the FISM WCM in Quebec along with FISM International, have made the decision to DELAY THE FISM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNTIL JULY 25 - 30, 2022.

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20 June 2020

Shawn Farquhar (June 22), Eric Leclerc (June 29) on Penn and Teller's "Fool Us"

Can Shawn fool Penn and Teller for a third time?  Tune in to find out!

We've heard whispers that Shawn's not the only Canadian to look for in Season 7.  Rumour has it that Eric Leclerc will be on the show later this month (*cough* June 29 *cough*)!

From the June 8 article "Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Monday, June 8, 2020" by TV Scoop on Broadway World:

Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. THE MAGICIANS featured in the episode include Shawn Farquhar, Helen Coghlan, Ondřej Pšenička and Paul Gertner. Alyson Hannigan ("How I Met Your Mother") serves as host (#701). Original airdate 6/22/2020.

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