New time and Place for meetings

A reminder to members that beginning in September we will be meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at Firehall No. 2 on Happy Valley Road.

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50th Anniversary Magic Spectacular!


The Victoria Magic Circle

50th Anniversary Magic Spectacular!

What do you get when you take some of BC’s finest practitioners of magic and mystery and put them all together into one incredible show? You get an unbelievable evening of family fun that will have you laughing, cheering and shaking your head in disbelief.

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in the city, the Victoria Magic Circle invited 8 of the top magicians and magical entertainers in BC to be a part of this very special Magic Spectacular. Many different styles of magic and illusion will be on display from intimate sleight of hand to hilarious comedy magic to stunning large scale .

This is a show for the whole family, featuring a veritable who’s who of the Victoria magic scene. Many of the top pro’s in the city will perform plus special guest star – World Champion of Magic – Shawn Farquhar. Shawn has been featured around the globe on stage and television including the Ellen Show, Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us”

The Victoria Magic Circle is a local organization that brings together people who are interested in the art of magic. At their monthly meetings they discuss and learn about the art and performance of magic and they also host several shows for the public each year. You can learn more about the club at ww.victoriamagiccircle.com

The 50th Anniversary Magic Spectacular takes place on May 29th at the MacPherson Theatre with just one performance at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the MacPherson Theatre Box Office or online at www.rmts.bc.ca. Don’t miss out on this amazing show. Get your tickets now, before they disappear…

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Kainoa Harbottle Lecture

Sunday Feb 28 7:00pm at the Harbour Towers
Kainoa Harbottle

Kainoa

We’re super happy and fortunate to be hosting none other than Kainoa Harbottle 😀. This absolute master of coin magic (among many other disciplines) will be here in Victoria for your viewing pleasure on Sunday February 28 at the Harbor Towers Hotel at 7pm. Cost is still only $20 for members and $40 for non-members. Either way it’s a steal of a deal, so Mark your calendars and be sure to show your VMC support by coming out and learning from our first guest of the year.

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Gregory Wilson Lecture November 3

Gregory Wilson will be at the Langford Fire Hall for a lecture Tuesday November 3 at 7:30 pm $20 for members and $40 for guests. This will be a lecture you will not want to miss.

Gregory Wilson is a professional thief and world class sleight-of-hand expert. For over 25 years, in over 50 different countries, he has astonished audiences with his con artistry and unexplainable psychological deceptions.

A two-time FISM award winner, Gregory Wilson is much more than a magician. He calls himself a “deceptionist” who breaks laws and stereotypes at the same time!

As a world-class sleight of hand/con artist, he earns his laughs and his living on stage, with a perfect blend of magic, illusion, comedy and audience involvement.

A prolific creator, he is responsible for a long list of best-selling commercial releases, including:

* Revolution

* Hundy 500

* The Stockholder Wallet

* Ring Leader

* Exact Change

* Pointless

* FreaKey

He has also released several classic DVDs, including:

* On The Spot

* Off The Cuff

* In Action (volumes 1 – 3)

* Double Take

His published works include the now classic “Coffee House Conjuring” series from Magic Magazine, contributions to The Magic Menu, and a chapter in Paul Harris’s Art of Astonishment, volume 1.

Please join us for our season finale of the 2015 Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series with the one and only… Gregory Wilson!

Since this is would have been our regular meeting night the November meeting has been moved to Tuesday November 10

 

 

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Magic in September

Mark your calendars Victoria Magic Circle members our first meeting of the season is September 1 and our first lecture will be held on September 15 featuring Dani DaOrtiz! We will confirm lecture time and place shortly but make sure you keep that evening free for what promises to be an amazing night of magic.

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Mike Powers Lecture June 2nd

Our next lecture features Mike Powers at the Harbour Towers Hotel 7:00 pm on June 2nd. Come out for what promises to be an awesome evening of magic. $20 member $40 non-members

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Shoot Ogawa Lecture April 21

ShootOgawaWebShoot Ogawa is an active member in the magic
community, and one of the top modern magicians
from Japan. Originally from Tokyo, he began
studying magic at the age of 10 under Masahiro
Yanagida, one of Japan’s most popular and
respected entertainers.
At the age of 17 he entered the Mid-West Magic
Jubilee competition in the US, stunning the magic
community by winning 1st Place in Stage
Performance seemingly from nowhere. This was the first of his many 1st Place awards, making
a name for himself with his unheralded skills in close up as well as heralding a renaissance in
the art of Japanese Magic. Shoot also began performing regularly on popular variety shows on
Japanese TV, becoming a well known entertainer and developing his stage presence.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream to bring Japanese Style of Magic mainstream, Shoot moved to
Hollywood in 2002, where he now performs regularly at the world famous Magic Castle. Shoot
has won four Magician of the Year awards from the Academy of Magical Arts (twice as Close-Up
Magician of the Year and twice as Parlour Magician of the Year) and the “MVP Award” from the
FFFF convention (Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic) in 2007. Japanese American magazine
Lighthouse named Shoot as one of the three best Japanese entertainers in America.
Since then, Shoot has worked on improving his English and developing more of his “don’t blink
or you’ll miss it” effects he is famous for, touring throughout Asia, Europe, and the United
States. He loves introducing his effects and elegant style of magic, winning over today’s hardto-please
audiences into fans of magic. Shoot was a headline performer in 2009 at FISM Beijing
as well as 2012 in FISM Blackpool, England and has performed in more than 40 countries,
hoping to visit more countries in the near future.
www.holyshoot.com

April 21st, 2015, 7:00 PM
Harbour Towers Hotel

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Murray Hatfield Lecture Feb 10th

unnamedMurray Hatfield & Teresa first worked together in 1992 and the result was…MAGIC! Since then they have thrilled audiences in numerous countries on four continents with their signature brand of magic, comedy and stunning, state-of-the-art illusions.

Today they are constantly in demand for corporate events, casinos, festivals, fairs, exhibitions…in fact anywhere that exceptional entertainment is required.

Murray & Teresa are applauded not only by their audiences but also by their peers. They have won numerous International Awards including being named Canada’s Magicians of the Year by the Canadian Association of Magicians. Teresa has twice been named Assistant of the Year by the Society of American Magicians #95 and in 2009 the President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians honored Murray and Teresa with a Presidential Citation for their work.

“2012 Magician of the Year”

Here’s more from Murray

Just a quick note to say how excited I am to be visiting your city and lecturing for your group.

My lecture “Magic 101” is a combination of some of the theories I have developed over a quarter century of producing and starring in the largest annual touring magic and illusion show in Canada, together with some of my favourite effects created for the show.

As a producer, I have hired many of the top magicians in the world to be my guest performers on the tour and have created a brand new 2-hour show every year for the last 25 years. After thousands of performances for millions of people I’ve learned a lot about how a show goes together and what works for an audience. In my lecture I share a lot of insights about this and give the attendees the tools to improve their performance, strengthen their connection with the audience and, quite simply, build a better show.

As a performer – over the years I have created a great deal of material for both stage and close-up work. In the lecture I will demonstrate and teach a number of tricks, routines and helpful hints – all of which are directly out of my own working repertoire. There are both close-up and platform/stage effects including a brand new routine that I’m releasing for the first time on this lecture tour.

There is literally something for everyone in my lecture from card guys to kids performers to stage magicians. I look forward to seeing you and your club members soon!

Murray

Murray Hatfield Productions Ltd.
Suite 179,
110 – 174 Wilson Street
Victoria, BC V9A 7N7
www.MurrayHatfieldMagic.com

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Auction Time

It’s Auction Time! Our February meeting is the annual auction. If you have magic to sell please download the Sellers sheet and return it to Kerry asap. You can email a copy to treasurer @ victoriamagiccircle.com

Seller’s sheet

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Congratulations to Andrew Brimmell

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The members of the Victoria Magic Circle would like to congratulate Andrew Brimmell on winner this years Ray Parker Unopened Deck competition. Pictured above, left to right, are Judge Ron Bell, Vice-President and last years winner Dave Morris, Andrew Brimmell and Judge Eric Beddard.

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