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November 17 – Mark Strivings Lecture

The final lecturer of the Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series for 2019 is Mark Strivings!

Mark Strivings is a full-time pro based in the Denver area. He has lectured throughout the US, performed for ‘Monday Night Magic’ on Broadway, headlined twice for MINDvention in Las Vegas, lectured twice for Penguin Magic’s online series, lectured at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and been a featured lecturer/performer for the Psychic Entertainer’s Association on several occasions.

His material is featured in the acts of a number of working professionals the world over, and he is in high demand as a consultant. In addition to publishing 30 books on all aspects of magic, mentalism and kids magic, being featured on nearly 20 video productions and having nearly 80 commercial releases, Mark has been published in Genii, the Linking Ring, Magic Magazine, M-U-M, Laugh-Makers, Syzygy, The Magic Menu, Magick Magazine, The Altar Flame, Oracle Magazine, Vibrations and more.

Mark is often credited with having started the worldwide phenomenon of strolling magic with the publication of his 1996 classic book “Mobile Mentalism,” a movement that has literally exploded in the years since then. He is also the creator of the legendary Sight Unseen Case, recognized by Docc Hilford as”One of the top ten devices ever created for the working mentalist.”
As a working pro Mark is truly a general practitioner in that he performs magic, mentalism, hypnosis, close-up, parlor, stage, strolling, kids and family, comedy and more, and his lectures reflect his wide experience.

Mark’s new lecture, “G-Flat 9” truly has something for everyone from close-up to parlor to stage. Everything in the lecture is very unique and all extremely simple to perform. In fact, be sure that you bring a deck of cards with you to the lecture because you are going to perform a couple of the effects for yourself before you even learn them. It’s a unique experience, to say the least.

Plus… even if you are very familiar with Mark’s material, most of this new lecture will be brand new to you because Mark is releasing material that he has been guarding closely, for decades in some cases.

When: Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Langford Firehall #2 (3205 Happy Valley Road)
Price: $40 (but 50% discount for members in good standing… that’s only $20! What a bargain!)

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September 15th – Jonathan Levit Lecture

Our penultimate lecturer from the 2018-2019 Cam-Am Conjuring Lecture Series is Jonathan Levit.

Jonathan has been performing as a magician for nearly his entire life. He has been the private magician for celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Teri Hatcher and Tony Curtis, to name just a few.

He is an actor, magician, television host, producer and public speaker. Jonathan’s acting career began with his starring role as a con-artist magician in one of the most highly acclaimed episodes of “THE X-FILES”, playing opposite Ricky Jay. He went on to guest star in television shows and films such as “FLASHFORWARD” (ABC), “THE OTHERS” (NBC) and “THE HUNTRESS” (USA), among others — playing magicians and non-magicians alike. Jonathan has hosted shows for THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL, THE SCIENCE CHANNEL, THE BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL, EQUATOR HD and the FINE LIVING NETWORK. Combining magic and hosting, Jonathan was seen on VH1 as the host and a judge of the celebrity reality magic series, “CELEBRACADABRA” and has appeared on “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” (FOX). He has graced the covers of MAGIC MAGAZINE and GENII MAGAZINE and works consistently as a magic consultant for television and film. He taught Jack Davenport to do magic on “FLASHFORWARD” (ABC), David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on “THE X-FILES” (FOX), Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, and Ayla Fisher in “NOW YOU SEE ME” (SUMMIT), and Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, and Olivia Wilde in “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE” (New Line Cinema). Consulting has brought him all over the world including the Middle East where he was the magic consultant for a tv series shooting in Egypt, Lebanon, and Dubai. He was the producer and consultant for “Hip Hop Houdini” on FUSE TV and continues to develop content for television and film.

Teller, from Penn & Teller says it best, “Jonathan is funny, elegant, and disturbingly smart. Like something cuddly with really sharp teeth.”

In this highly acclaimed lecture, Jonathan teaches more than just the trick.

Yes, you’ll learn some time tested foolers – effects straight from Jonathan’s personal repertoire – but he’ll also teach you about audience management, psychology, act structure, and developing your character. He will discuss turning a trick into an event, his theory of moving the moment, and the use of time misdirection.

Date: Sept 15, 2019
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Langford Firehall #2 (3205 Happy Valley Road)
Price: $40 but if you’re a member in good standing, you get a 50% discount! What a deal!

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June 23rd – Marcus Eddie Lecture Addendum

Jeff Pinsky, from The Browser’s Den, in Toronto, shared the following…

“I have culled some videos from YouTube of some Marcus Eddie miracles to get you excited! Please click on the title to see some eye-popping magic!”

RELOAD by Marcus Eddie (Trailer)

Marcus Eddie performs on “Penn & Teller Fool Us”

FreeTrick Friday – Marcus Eddie

Marcus Eddie – Stairway

uTurn by Marcus Eddie

Deposit by Marcus Eddie

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June 23rd – Marcus Eddie Lecture

Growing up overseas as part of an Air Force family, Marcus did not have access to magic shops or clubs. Using a magic set he received as a gift from his parents and the few magic books he could find in the school library, Marcus began teaching himself the craft when he was just 12 years old. Building his illusions from toy boxes, tape and everyday items, Marcus took his childhood passion and turned it into his career.

Today, he is an 8-time, award-winning magician, including his win on the Syfy Channel’s magic competition, “Wizard Wars.”

He has appeared on “Penn & Teller Fool Us,” and is the creator of a large catalog of acclaimed, commercially released creations. Marcus also works as a consultant for magicians worldwide, including David Blaine on his television special, “Beyond Magic.”

Marcus Eddie’s original magic will leave you stunned, and his lecture will leave you inspired.

Time: 2pm
Location: Langford Firehall #2 (3205 Happy Valley Road)
Price: $40 (but 50% discount for members in good standing… that’s only $20! What a bargain!)

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