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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.

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

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