Pro-Talk with Dr. Barnhart July 27th

Dr. Anthony Barnhart

Dr. Barnhart will discuss the long history of interaction between psychologists and magician.

Along the way, using live performance and video, he will introduce some of the techniques and theories from the world of magic that have inspired research in laboratories around the world (including his own) and will highlight what science can offer to performing magicians.

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July 8th is the Children's Magician Competition

Children's magician of the year

The Children's Magician of The Year will be held on Saturday, July 8th at the Marpole Scout Hall in Vancouver. Doors Open at 10am... showtime is 11:00am sharp! This will be a ticketed event and the winner will be judged by the audience.

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David Groves Lecture Coming in June!

Join us June 14th for a lecture by David Groves. David has lectured in 90 cities around the world, from New York to Las Vegas to Anchorage to Dublin to Sydney to Hong Kong and beyond. He has a broad range of magic to draw from. He will be teaching card, coin, restaurant, mentalism, and of course, street magic tricks. David is regularly booked at the Magic Castle, where Jack Goldfinger has called his show "genius," Jeff McBride has called him "the king of closeup" and "magic of the highest quality," and David Regal has said, "You've got the best ending to a show I've seen in years." He will be performing his closer for us at the lecture.

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Close-up Magic Competition this month!

Dick Gardner Trophy

Close-up magic is prestidigitation in its purest form... it is the real deal. It combines expert sleight of hand, psychology and presentational skills that make it a flexible and informal way of entertaining people which is perfect for all kinds of events.

The Vancouver Magic Circle Close-up competition is open to all members in good standing; we have separate awards for juniors and adults.

Junior Close-up Magic | Dick Gardner Trophy
The spirit of this competition is to encourage growth in the fields of restaurant, table hopping, trade show and walk around style magic.
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Adult Close-up Magic | H.B. MacLean Trophy
The H.B. MacLean Trophy is awarded in recognition of excellence in close up magic. The effect or routine must be easily performed in an intimate and close up setting.
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Our New Competition Chair is Yoosik Oum

Need to prove you're the best? Enter a Magic Competition at the next meeting! For more information or to enter any competition, please contact our Awards and Competition Chair, Yoosik Oum at 604-802-8909. Please note that you must register at least 24 hours in advance.

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David Groves

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