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April 14 – Jason Ladanye Lecture

Biography

Jason has performed at Resort Casinos like Turning Stone, Foxwoods, and Mohegan Sun, and at corporate events for Fortune 500 companies including Fuji Films, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, and General Motors. He has performed at the famous Magic Castle and has consulted for the hit Broadway show, Cheers Live. He has appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and Inside Edition exposing card cheating scams. In 2013, Jason released his first book Confident Deceptions. In 2018, Jason released his second book Game Changer.

Lecture Overview 

Jason Ladanye is known for creating high-impact card tricks that play like miracles for lay audiences. These aren’t “pick a card” tricks. These are effects that make you look like a world-class card mechanic. Jason is constantly creating new and original plots that are meaningful and very entertaining. These effects are practical and most importantly, they don’t all rely on knuckle-busting sleight of hand. In this lecture, Jason will teach several killer effects. In addition to teaching the mechanics of the tricks, Jason will share his insights on how to make your show one that the audience will never forget. Learn how to connect with your audience and how to get them hooked—and keep them hooked. He’ll also cover topics such as effect construction, audience management, magic theory, misdirection, dealing with hecklers, developing your character and persona, how to maximize the impact of every trick, and much more! Books, DVD’s, close-up mats, practice mirrors, and lecture notes will all be on sale as well.

Video links:

https://youtu.be/FxKNG7glsHM  (Standing Out)

https://youtu.be/dt81NUuYJUo  (Forging Ahead)

https://youtu.be/6x8xq6sXhjQ (The Big Stack)

https://youtu.be/BbSCp1ZzeGE  (Sizzle / promo reel)

Details:

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location: Langford Firehall #2 (3205 Happy Valley Road)

Price: $20 for members and $40 for non-members

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Update! February 17 – Gregory Wilson Lecture

The location and time has changed for the Gregory Wilson Lecture!

New time: 2:30pm

New location: Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2J5

Lecture price remains the same: $20 for members and $40 for non-members

See you all there!

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February 17 – Gregory Wilson Lecture

“Things I carry and use” — The Tour

From close-up to stand-up, there’s something for everyone.

Just like the title reveals, Greg’s lecture uses things that fit in his pockets and are found around him, ever-ready for spur-of-the-moment astonishments.

Continuing on his impromptu work from “Off the Cuff” and “On the Spot”, Greg teaches how to convert everyday objects into devastating weapons of deception. The emphasis here is on ENTERTAINMENT.

Just because it’s called a lecture doesn’t mean it has to be dry and academic. You will experience a rip-roaring, laugh-out-loud, audience-involving show!

Time: 2pm 2:30pm
Location: Langford Firehall #2 (3205 Happy Valley Road) Intrepid Theatre, 1609 Blanshard St, Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
Price: $20 for members and $40 for non-members

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Can-Am Lecture Series: Rudy Coby – November 18th

Just a brief reminder that the next lecture in the Can-Am Lecture Series will be Rudy Coby on Sunday, November 18th @ 2:00pm. It will be held at Langford Firehall #2. You read that correctly, a Sunday afternoon lecture!

The lecture is $40 to attend, but if you are a member-in-good-standing, you will get in at 50% off! That’s only $20! What a steal! 🙂 Membership certainly has its privileges.

If you’re unfamiliar with Rudy’s work, take a look at some of his work on YouTube at this link. And even if you don’t think it’s your style, it’s worth attending the lecture as you will always learn something or at minimum be entertained for an afternoon.

The next monthly meeting is only two days later on November 20th and you don’t want to hear about how awesome the lecture was at the meeting, whilst wishing you had gone.

Be there or be a dodecahedron!

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