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Issue Number: #1052
Date: Sunday 6th October 2013
Editor: Alan Watson
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. Legendary Magician John Calvert Dies at 102
3. Tammy Calvert - Send Cards Or Donations
4. International Magic Magazine Vanish #10 Now Online
5. I.B.M./S.A.M. Combined Convention 2014 Contest News
6. I.B.M./S.A.M. Combined Convention 2014 Headliners
7. National Magic Week" Proclaimed By S.A.M.
8. Remarkable Magic #321 - Nick Lewin
9. Daycare Marketing #314 - Kyle Peron
10. Raising The Griffin
11. World Festival of Magic Australian Tour
12. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
13. IBM Announces New Benefit for US Members
14. Michel - Regular Seating At Fantasma Magic
15. New Convention - Oceanside Magic Invitational, Cape Cod, MA
16. Daytona Beach Festival Of Magic
17. Illusions For Sale
18. Talking Bad With Magicians
19. David Oliver Breathes Easier
20. Magic New Zealand App
21. e-zine Archives
22. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
As of today Magic New Zealand is being sent out to 17, 327 subscribers around the world.

A clip on YouTube of John Calvert Interviewed In NYC - 2011 - By William V. Rauscher which I sure you will enjoy:
Service for John Calvert October 8, 2013

Viewing 10:00am - 11:00am Celebration of Life
11:00am at White Emerson Mortuary
13304 East Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA, US, 90601
(562) 698-0304
Masonic Service
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Graveside 12:30pm
12241 Magnolia Street
Garden Grove, CA, US

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2. Legendary Magician John Calvert Dies at 102
Article forward on by Mel Kientz (US)

A performer for more than eight decades, he also played the famous detective The Falcon in three movies in the late 1940s. John Calvert, a favorite magician in Hollywood circles who appeared on stage for more than eight decades and played the fictional sleuth The Falcon in three 1940s films, has died. He was 102.

Calvert died Friday in Lancaster, Calif., according to The International Brotherhood of Magicians. A statement on the Facebook page of Hollywood's Magic Castle said: "We are very sad to report that Mr. John Calvert, our oldest performing magician, has passed away at the age of 102."

Calvert did his first magic show as an 8-year-old and toured for the first time at 18. At age 100, he appeared onstage at the London Palladium, fulfilling a lifetime dream, and was still performing weeks before his death, accompanied by his assistant and wife of more than 50 years, Tammy. She survives him.

Calvert's stage show often included firing a woman from a cannon into a box suspended overhead on the stage. He had his wife play an organ as they floated above the stage and over the heads of the audience. And he originated the trick of sawing off the head of a spectator using a giant buzz saw.

"Out in Hollywood many years ago, Danny Kaye was in my show and came out and impersonated Hitler," Calvert said in a 1998 interview. "Then the Marines would come out and grab him and put him in the buzz saw and we'd cut his head off, put his head in a sausage grinder, and out came German wieners!"

Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Edgar Bergen often participated in his act when the performed in Hollywood, and he appeared on The Red Skelton Show in 1954 and on Broadway and in Las Vegas.

A man with masterful manual dexterity, Calvert did some fast shuffling and card tricks as a hand-double for Clark Gable's con-man character in Honky Tonk (1941).

He played the suave Michael Watling (aka The Falcon) in three pictures -- Devil's Cargo (1948), Appointment With Murder (1948) and Search for Danger (1949) -- after brothers George Sanders and Tom Conway played the role in the 16-film series.

A native of New Trenton, Ind., Calvert produced, wrote, directed and starred in the adventure tale Dark Venture (1956) after acting in such other films as Are These Our Parents? (1944), The Return of the Durango Kid (1945), Ten Cents a Dance (1945) and Gold Fever (1952).

Asked to divulge his secret to living so long, Calvert told the Oakland Tribune in October: "Every morning when I wake up, I say, 'The world is my stage, I'm an actor and I'm going to play the part of a young man all day long.'

"Don't be a pessimist. Expect to live 100 years or more. It can be done. It's not magic."

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia

Madren Elbern "John" Calvert (born August 5, 1911) is an American magician who has performed on stage (including Broadway) for eight decades both in the United States and worldwide. He is also a film actor who appeared in numerous movies. He was the subject of a biographical documentary entitled John Calvert - His Magic and Adventures

Calvert was born in New Trenton, Indiana and became fascinated with magic at age eight when his father took him to see the magician Howard Thurston perform in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly afterward, he performed his first trick for his Sunday school class - he made an egg appear from under another boy's coat.

He made his initial magic tour when he was eighteen, performing in town halls in Kentucky back road towns. His small troupe consisted of one assistant and "Gyp the Wonder Dog". He returned home with a $2.65 profit.

Through the depression years and into the 1940s, he continually increased the size of his magic show, adding illusions and personnel, and he gained notoriety by performing daredevil stunts for publicity.

From the mid-1940s through the late 1950s, he performed in approximately forty films, including starring roles in three Film Classic releases, in which he portrayed a debonair detective known as "The Falcon". He also played as himself in a Malaysian movie in 1960, Mat Magic.

Calvert continued performing magic during his Hollywood days. In the mid-1940s, he transported his show's equipment and personnel worldwide in a Douglas DC-3 airliner, and in later years on yachts.

His biographer, William V. Rauscher, has called Calvert a "real-life Indiana Jones" because of his reputation for surviving dangerous circumstances in his travels.

Calvert was invited to perform his magic act both on Broadway in New York City and at the London Palladium Theatre on his 100th birthday.

Calvert has been married to his wife Tammy since 1982. He turned 100 in August 2011.

3. Tammy Calvert - Send Cards Or Donations
Message by George Schindler (US)

The passing of John Calvert was a great blow to the magic community. His long illness depleted funds which were necessary for his comfort. Friends and well-wishers may help Tammy at this time by making donations to a fund set up to assist her.

Checks and letters for good wishes may be mailed to Tammy Calvert at 4399 Irvine Ave, Studio City CA 91260 (This address is temporary.)

To make it easier you can go to www.paypal.com and send funds to EpicProductions@juno.com and mark it "friends and family"

If you do not have a PayPal account you can go to:

This will automatically help. Tammy has some health issues as well. Your kindness will be appreciated.

Funeral details will be available as soon as they are made.

4. International Magic Magazine Vanish #10 Now Online
Message by Paul Romhany
Editor - Vanish - International Magic Magazine

Vanish Edition 10
Download your free copy of Vanish - International Magic Magazine Edition 10 from http://www.vanishmagazine.com

Over 200 pages of magic, the largest review section of any magic magazine, tricks and essays.

Feature story: magic's best kept secret is revealed - we have spent countless hours putting this story together along with the author, and honoured Vanish was chosen to be the magazine to get the world exclusive on this. Twenty-One years before Dennis Rodman, eighteen years before Dale Salwak, eight years before Princess Tenko, heck four years before Kim Jong Il took over the country, Dameon - aka Hal Meyers and Mundaka Lee performed "magic" in The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea - the DPRK - otherwise known as North Korea for then President Kim II Sung.

Vanish magazine is breaking new ground in the magic publishing world by running the story in its entirety with photos and a video montage of their incredible journey.

Competition - This issue is your chance to WIN a great prize package from MagicLatex - simply answer four easy questions and email us your answers to go in to the draw.

The smile eternal - A fitting tribute to the late John Calvert by Ben Robinson
The Business Isn't What It Used To Be by Keith Fields
R&D by Bizzaro
Cybergician belongs to you by Aaron Smith
Ten Little Secrets - Cruising by Timothy Hyde
Tannens magic camp review by Alexander Boyce
First ever unofficial magic gathering in DPKR
The legend of Cardini lives on by Steve Spill
Ray Anderson and Esther Follies Review by Nick Lewin
Mentalism - an Adventure in Mysticism by P. Craig Browning
The four stages of learning by Mick Peck
Imaginary circumstance by Joey Pipia
Something gained, something lost by Eugene Burger
On location at magicdealers.com by Aaron Smith
Questions with Charlotte Pendragon from Full Circle Magic
Magic and music by Cris Johnson
Desperate acts of magic By Nick Lewin
Giving and taking criticism by Charles Bach
What 10 years in retail taught me about show business by Peter Mennie
Child's play by Tony Chris
Brick and mortar shops (Hocus-Pocus.com) by Nickle Van Wormer
Tech talk by Carl Andrews
Magic tricks - learn magic tricks ranging from stand up, mentalism to close-up with cards
Eric Olson - A Wizard of Show and business by TC Tahoe
The magic assistant by Gwyn Auger with A Burton Babe
Will work for food by Leif David
Vision - review of a show in Singapore by Fred Hann
Fight for your show every time by Chipper Lowell
Magic trick reviews - we look at the latest books, DVDs, tricks and e-books - some reviewed for the very first time.

To download for free visit http://www.vanishmagazine.com or http://www.vanishlive.com

5. I.B.M./S.A.M. Combned Convention - Contest News
Message by Becki Wells (US)

For the first time at any magic convention there will be a triple magic championship competition. The combination of the I.B.M. and S.A.M. annual competitions with the 2014 FISM North America Championships of Magic will offer the greatest magic competition ever presented. These three magic contests will offer a total of over $30,000 cash awards plus performing contracts. While you must be a North American resident to be eligible for the FISM Championships, all accepted contest participants, regardless of their home country, are eligible for the I.B.M. and S.A.M. cash awards.

The contest is limited to 30 stage and 30 close-up competitors. These competitors will be chosen from audition videos (see the website for details). A potential of fifteen residents of North America will have the opportunity to advance to the FISM 2015 World Championship of Magic in Rimini, Italy. Two of these winners will be crowned FISM 2014 North American Champions, one in stage and one in close-up.

All contestants must be registered for the convention in order to be eligible to compete. Since the convention is limited to 1400 registrations, it is highly recommended that you register for the convention as soon as possible. All potential contestants are urged to register now, even if you are not ready to submit your video. Once you are registered, you can then submit your video when it is ready and apply to be a contestant. If you wait too long to register, the convention may be sold out and you will not be able apply to be a contestant.

Registration for the combined convention is $395.00. Don't wait too long; this rate goes up to $495.00 on January 1, 2014! Registration information and forms, contest information and application form, preliminary schedule overview and other information can be found on the convention website www.ibmsam.com.

6. Joint IBM/SAM 2014 Convention Headliners
To register for the convention go to: http://ibmsam.com/registration/

The Family Entertainers!
We all do shows at various levels for families. Kid shows, birthday parties, Blue & Gold dinners. We perform for the kids but, over their heads, we are also performing for the adults in the room - who book us, pay us, talk about us, and are in a position to give us a repeat booking. Three of the top magicians in the business come together to present a one-time-only session that will appeal to any family entertainer. This session will never be repeated and one you won't want to miss.

The Fat Brothers
You will see not a greater trio of close-up talent than The Fat Brothers. In cards, coins and overall close-up, these guys are absolutely amazing and will fool you badly.

Dani DaOrtiz combines superb technique with crazy humor. He does not avoid taking risks to achieve the desired effect. His magic is sometimes characterized as being unconventional and making much use of improvisation. He is another of the great card workers that Spain has given the world.

Miguel Angel Gea is one of Spain's most talented close-up performers. He is the winner of numerous awards: First Place for close-up at Flasoma, Magician of the Year in Madrid, Grand Prix Special at Zaragoza. He applies theatrical skills in a number of projects where magic is featured and teaches at the School of Ana Tamariz in Madrid.

Christian Engblom, who specializes in close-up and card magic, is the final third of the Fat Brothers trio. Interest in magic followed him through childhood until it blossomed during an exchange year in the USA. Having won the coveted Finnish Close-up Championships, he can now be seen on cruise ships, TV and private functions around the world.

The Magic of Germany
Some of its finest and most successful members of the German Magic Circle will be seen in the Gala Show "The Magic of Germany". High skill, pure entertainment and creativity characterize the artists, who have won worldwide endless awards. The following day, these same performers will tell you how the magic of Germany has been developed through anecdotes, demonstrations and dialogue with the audience.

With a combination of multimedia, painting, shadow play and magic, Timo Marc created a unique act that he performs worldwide with a catching lust for life.
Grand Prix Winner Monte Carlo 2006 - Sarmoti Award Winner Las Vegas 2008

Combining magic and acting is the specialty of Gaston, who is member of the German magic group "The Flicking Fingers". His performance as addicted magician called "Gunter" is reflecting the world of the magic performers in a very absurd but amusing way.
FISM World Champion 2006 - MZVD Magician of the Year 2006

Timothy Trust & Diamond
As absolute magic all-rounders Timothy Trust & Diamond perform illusions as well as mentalism on highest level. They love to surprise their audience with new twists and lift classic illusions to a new level.
FISM 2nd Price Winner 2006 - German Master of Magic 2008

Martin Eisele
That also the small things in magic, performed at a table, can entertain a large crowed, Martin Eisele is proving. His act is packed of refreshing magic and outstanding presentation.
FISM World Champion 2006 -Grand Prix Winner German Masters 2005

The Magic of Korea
You will enjoy the artistry and skill of the performers from Korea's own College of Magic. The following day these same performers will tell you and demonstrate how Korean performers have developed the art that has been winning so many competitions throughout the world.

Yuji Yasuda will present the illusion act which has won him numerous prizes and awards. He is most important Mentor to Korean Magicians and Current Professor of the Department of Magic entertainment in DP University. Yuji is also president of Magic Union of Korea.
2009 FISM jury - 1994 FISM Illusion 3rd prize - 1987 SAM Las Vegas 1st prize

Ted Kim, is one of the first Korean magicians to use a cartoon effect, imagination and magic in such a visual way. His act is very entertaining and of the highest quality.
2012 FISM Blackpool Most Original Stage Act Award - 2009 9th Lotte World Magic Festival

Haon Gun is one of the hottest magician in the world. Performing throughout the world with his T-shirt act, it is one of most imaginative and innovative magic acts you will want to see.
2012 FISM General magic 2nd prize & invention award - 2011 FISM Asia Champion of General Magic 2011 - IBM convention 1st prize & People's Choice Award

Yu Ho-Jin is the first prize winner in the Manipulation category, and also the Grand Prix Winner in stage Magic from FISM World Championships of Magic 2012. He surprises his audience with his emotional magic and skillful manipulations, so different from other acts.
2011 FISM Asia Grand prix In Stage Magic - 2010 Italy Magic Convention Grand prix

Zeki Yoo's Close up and Stage act has already won high praise throughout the world and has become a must see performance for the young and the old alike

E.K is one of the most promising Asia magicians. She has achieved great results in the last BIMF, UGM and FISM Asia with her Magic. Now they will show you wonderful Musical Custom act together.
2011 UGM Magic Convention Stage 3rd prize - 2011 FISM Asia 1st runner up General Magic

Do ki-moon is another Korean Conductor who has come into the spotlight. But he works in the Field of magic, not music. He has a funny character and his magic act is incredibly visual and exciting. He is one of the fine leaders of Korea Magic.
2011 7th Shanghai International Magic Competition, Silver Award - 2011 TMA International
Convention, Grand Prix - 2010 7th AMA Magic Convention in Toba Japan - Stage Grand Prix

Lukas performs with the most classic props such as cards, roses and billiard balls. His act is based on his elegant and controlled maneuvers from long experience in the field of magic.
2012 FISM Blackpool 2nd Place Manipulation - 2011 Italy Magic Convention Gran Prix

Casa (Kim Hyung June) The producer of the Korea magic team is also professor of the Magic College in Korea. He produced many workshops, seminars, brainstorming sessions. He is well versed in producing Convention and Festivasl for Magicians and the Public. He works with Yuji Yasuda and most of the Korean magicians to make new generation of magic.

7. National Magic Week" Proclaimed By S.A.M.
Message by George Schindler (US)

National Magic Week" Proclaimed By Society Of American Magicians

October 25 to 31 2013

New York- October 1, 2013- - Dal Sanders , National President of the Society of American Magicians, proclaimed the week of October 25 to October 31 2013 as National Magic Week throughout the United States and Canada. For 45 years the Society has recognized the anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini with a special "week" of events to highlight the charitable work of the Society throughout the year.

During the year the members of the S.A.M. perform for Senior Citizens in nursing homes, plus in VA Hospitals and for schools and libraries for children who cannot afford the luxury of live entertainment. The free shows are part of the service programs by its members. Magic Week is when the magicians can take their bows. Public magic events and exhibits will be taking place all over the country.
Each year governors, mayors and other governing bodies throughout the country are requested to issue proclamations declaring the last week in October as National Magic Week, encouraging magicians throughout the country to participate in the activities.

For more details and a history of this event see www.magicsam/presskit

8. Remarkable Magic #321 - Nick Lewin
Message by Nick Lewin (US)

Getting better by 'Real World' performing.

Let me begin this column by telling you how much I am looking forward to appearing at the MAES Convention this weekend. It looks like being a great convention and I am proud to be performing and lecturing at it. I recently wrote a full column about it but failed to mention that Howard Hamburg will be lecturing there.

If you have never seen Hamburg in action you are in for a treat; he is one of the great technicians on the scene and has a truly encyclopedic knowledge of some of the most esoteric moves in the Cardician's potential stockpile of knowledge. Howard also always has a great new joke to entertain you with, he is a hidden gem in the magic world and I am looking forward to spending some time with him.

I am attempting, in my writing, to let you know about some of the great smaller magic venues that exist and are allowing magicians to display their skills to members of the general public. There is always talk of 'the next Magic Castle,' but the landscape is littered with attempts to duplicate the success of this wonderful institution.

The reason is very clear, most locations simply do not support the potential for a full time club. However, there is an ever-increasing list of one or two night venues springing up across the United States. They are doing a wonderful job in creating a 'Real World' location for magicians to improve their craft.

There are many fine magic clubs that allow magicians to perform for each other on a weekly/monthly basis, but that is far from being the 'Real World' lesson that performing for lay audiences supply. If you want to improve as a magician then you really don't need to leave your home; just plunk yourself down in front of a mirror and practice. You will definitely improve your magical skills. If you go to your local Ring and show of your skills you may well find that someone can teach you a better move or a better way of performing the move you are doing. Score!

However, if you want to become a better magical entertainer, I heartily recommend you take every opportunity to actually get out there and perform for regular people. Their perspective is quite different and can help you improve your skills on many levels. Magic audiences love to watch new tricks and variations on themes; laymen watch a lot less magic and their viewpoint is quite different because of this simple factor.

I have recently written about success stories such as 'Monday Night Magic', 'The Mystery Lounge', 'Wonderground' and 'The California Magic Dinner Theatre'. I am very aware that I haven't covered Steve Spills long-term venue 'Magicopolis' in Santa Monica and am looking forward to doing so in a future column. I love these ventures and applaud the dedicated folk who run them; they are doing something very vital for the magic world.

I love performing at these kind of locations and applaud the opportunity that they present to introduce lay audiences to well produced shows featuring a wide variety of performers. I realize there are other venues of which I am unaware and I would love to hear from you (nicklewin1@mac.com) so I can add them to my list. I see a very clear means to improving the level of magical entertainment by increasing this network of performing locations.

Why not form a small group of strong performers and see if you can interest a local restaurant or club in allowing you to set up a monthly event on their premises? Check egos at the door, and work at providing a really great 90-minute show on a regular basis. If it works well, then you can think about moving to a weekly show.

One of the key ingredients to the success of New York's 'Monday Night Magic' and Boston's 'Mystery Lounge' is the way the local magicians are delighted to embrace any performing slot whether opening or closing the bill. This allows them to effortlessly incorporate visiting pros into their schedule.

The best way to improve your work as a magician is to perform more. Why not gather a group of like-minded performers and start to work at building up a local audience for your talents-it will be fun! One of my Bostonian friends described their long running weekly event by saying, "Regular folk might have a bowling night but we have the 'Mystery Lounge'! I like that and so do their audiences…

My email address is nicklewin1@mac.com
My blog is at www.remarkablemagic.com
My web site/online store is www.nicklewin.com

9. Daycare Marketing #314 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron

When it comes to marketing for any type of market it is really an understanding of their needs or problems and offering a solution to that need. In essence we are problem solvers. If you can solve a problem a daycare has a need for, your value goes up ten-fold. You do not ever want to be seen as just magician A, B or C. They need to see value.

How you show this value is through understanding them first and then offering them something that they need or that can really assist them. Saying you have a great show is fine. But doesn't everyone say that? It is not enough in your marketing efforts to just say you are good. You need to prove your worth.

Like anything, we are a business and this means thinking like a consumer. A consumer buys based on a need they have. If you have a solution for the need at the time when they need it, you get the sale. Simple as that. So what are some ways in which you can solve and meet a need for daycares? How can you be a solutions provider for them?

Some ideas and marketing approaches for daycares would be as follows:

1) Educational based show to educate kids based on a theme.
2) Field trip idea or a stay-cation approach where by instead of going on a field trip, you bring it to them.
3) Holiday based program where by your show is being done around a holiday as a celebration.
4) Reward for kids achieving a certain goal or certain behavior.
5) Summer camp programming. During the summer the daycares tend to run summer camps and tend to include older age ranges.
6) Empowerment and enrichment programming.
7) Link it into a reading based program or your summer reading club show theme. This goes a bit with the educational based programming concept listed above.
8) Tie in to what the children are learning already in the school. Information can be obtained by asking friends that have kids in the schools you are looking at.
9) A simple way to treat the kids.
10) Some daycares have a theme for every month or some have a theme week. Tie in your show to that theme for a win-win situation. Also, YOUR show itself could be a catalyst for a themed day.
11) Yearend celebrations.
12) Back to school night events.
13) Open houses where by daycares are open to get new parents to know about the schools offerings.
14) Many daycares these days are doing more outreach programs. These are to raise money for a nonprofit based group. You can help assist in this fundraising effort.
15) Offer to do magic at their community booths. Many daycares have booths at community festivals to get folks knowing about them. This is a great way to work with them to make their booth more attractive to folks walking by.

There are more. However, the point is that you can see that there are many ways in which you can get your show booked. Each of these listed is a solution to a problem that tend to be faced with. By locking into these needs, you can stand a much better chance of not only getting noticed, but getting hired as well.

I can always be reached at magic4u02@aol.com. Thank you.

Kyle can be reached at:
email: magic4u02@aol.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kpmagicproducts
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/perondesign

10. Raising the Griffin
Article forward on by Mel Kientz (US)

by Hank Morfin

All of us who are privileged enough to be regularly involved with the California Magic Dinner Theatre in Martinez call ourselves a family, the California Magic Family.

Last Saturday night that was proven to be more than just a catch phrase. Gerry Griffin, the owner/operator, heart & soul AND chief mischief maker of California Magic tripped and fell after he introduced the opening act. He fractured his wrist, both bones. EVERYONE who was there working that evening stepped up on the spot.

John Gardenier checked out Gerry's condition and convinced him to go to the emergency room immediately rather than wait until the evening was over. Jeffrey Korst drove him to the ER and waited there to get an update on his condition.

The rest of us jumped in to continue on with the evening and make sure each and every guest got what they paid for, the California Magic Experience...the BEST night out on the town anywhere in the SF Bay Area. The show went on, everyone had a blast, Jack Alexander, Low Jack & John Gardenier killed it on stage!

Each and every person who came to California Magic that night had a great time, which is what Gerry strives for each and every time he opens those doors for an evening's show. I just wanted to say that I'm proud to be considered a part of the California Magic Family, I could not think of a better group of people to be associated with or a better place to be on a Friday or Saturday night.

Come on down this upcoming weekend, Gerry has brought in Ron Saylor, out of Southern California. Ron is an amazing performer, with decades of experience entertaining and amazing audiences all around the US and the world. Ron even hosts his own series of magic shows in Southern California, the Stars of Magic Show.

It is an evening of good food and great entertainment not to be missed. Make plans to join us this coming Friday or Saturday:


It will be "Business As Usual" at California Magic...which just happens to be the BEST in the entertainment business in the SF Bay Area!!!

See you there...

California Magic Dinner Theatre
Show Schedule & Tickets


Welcome to the California Magic Dinner Theatre experience. Every weekend we bring you great entertainment from the world of magic. These talented performers are the best of the best! Not only are they amazing to watch but their humor can't be beat!

Ron Saylor's evening of magic is a true "tour-de-force" of entertainment. From beginning to end, you will be swept away with a sense of impossibility like no other. This gentleman hails from Southern California where he entertains with his own Stars of Magic Show year 'round.

We are excited to have this great performer with us!
Join us for an unforgettable weekend of fun.

Friday, October 4th, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 5th 2013 - 7:30 pm

Hank Morfin got his start in magic in the "traditional" way, having received his first magic set as a young boy. From the age of 9 on, he practiced his tricks and devoted hours upon hours to learning his craft. It was during this time that his family lived on Long Island, in New York, where Hank developed his unique brand of "family friendly" East Coast humor.

Today, Hank's sharp wit, comedy, and audience interaction gets people quickly laughing and thoroughly enthralled. A professional magician since 2005, Hank has worked for companies such as the Oakland A's, De Leon Productions, Hornblower Yachts, Traveler's Insurance, and Sutter Health, among many others. In addition to being a regularly featured headliner at the California Magic Club, he has had the privilege of performing in such venues as The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, as well as The Exploratorium, The California Academy of Sciences, and The Fairmont Hotel.

In recent years Hank has been interviewed by legendary Bay Area disc jockey Peter Finch of KFOG Radio and was featured - in a segment showcasing the California Magic Club - on the TV show Bay Area Backroads.

11. World Festival of Magic Australian Tour
Message by Bruce West

Headliner: Michael Boyd - illusionist & This year's support art Marty Puts - comedian

Thursday 24th October
Cairns Civic Centre
11.00 - 13.00 - 18.00

Saturday 26th October
Holy Spirit School
11.00 - 13.30 - 16.00

Monday 28th October
Mackay Entertainment Centre

Wednesday 30th October
Wide Bay TAFE
17.00 - 19.00

Thursday 31st October
Nambour Civic Centre
17.00 - 19.00

Friday 1st November
Gold Coast
RSL Southport Pacific Auditorium
17.30 - 19.30

Sunday 3rd November

Monday 4th November
Empire Theatre

Wednesday 6th November
Lismore Workers Club

Saturday 9th November
Sydney - Bondi
SCEC Bayside
11.00 - 13.30 - 16.00

Sunday 10th November
Central Coast Youth Club
14.00 - 18.00

Monday 11th November
Woonona Bulli RSL
12.30 - 16.30 - 19.30

Tuesday 12th November
Sydney - Hurstville
Sutherland Entertainment Centre
12.30 - 18.00

Wednesday 13th November
Sydney - Penrith
12.00 - 16.00

Thursday 14th November
Newcastle Panthers
12.30 - 18.00

Sunday 17th November
11.00 - 13.30 - 16.00

Monday 18th November
Wagga Wagga
Commercial Club Wagga RSL
12.30 - 18.00

Tuesday 19th November
Albury Entertainment Centre
12.30 - 16.30

Sunday 24th November
Kangaroo Flat YMCA
13.30 - 16.00

Monday 25th November
Founders Theatre
12.30 - 18.00

Tuesday 26th November
The Arena

Thursday 28th November
Burnie Arts & Function Centre
13.00 - 17.30

Friday 29th November
Door of Hope
12.30 - 17.30

Sunday 1st December
HGC Federation Concert Hall
14.00 - 16.30

Tuesday 3rd December
Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
11.00 - 13.30

Thursday 5th December
St Josephs College, Stadium

Saturday 7th December
11.00 - 13.30 - 16.00

Wednesday 11th December
10.00 -12.30 - 18.00

Saturday 14th December
Kalgoorlie Town Hall
13.30 - 16.00

Saturday 21st December
11.00 - 14.00

12. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
Message by - Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

Updates so far this week on VanishLive.com include:

- Keith Fields on Santiego's Red Light Jugglers
- Nothing To Hide to hit New York City
- Steve's bag of tricks makes him the magicians' magician
- David Copperfield to enter world of films
- Daniel GreenWolf eats fire, wears kilt, cracks jokes at the Big E
- The Four Stages of Learning
- Vision : A visual spectacle
- Goth magician casting his spell
- Prestidigitators to conjure up Magic in the Rockies
- Raymond Crowe's semi-final appearance on Australia's Got Talent

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13. IBM Announces New Benefit for US Members
Message by Becki Wells (US)

International Brotherhood of Magicians Announces New Benefit for Members!

The International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) is pleased to announce a new benefit that will make membership in the I.B.M. even more valuable. The I.B.M. has entered into an exclusive agency agreement with Association Health Programs ("AHP"), a duly licensed insurance broker located in Overland Park, Kansas, to furnish group insurance benefits to I.B.M. members. AHP offers access to only national "A" (or higher) rated insurance carriers which provide a large variety of offerings, namely:

Health Insurance for individuals and families, full-time and part-time employees, and business groups
Long-term Care Insurance
Life Insurance
Disability Income
Dental and Vision Insurance
Accident Insurance
Identity Theft Insurance
Alternative Care Insurance

The I.B.M. has given AHP exclusive rights to market its group insurance products and services to our membership for an initial 3-year trial period. AHP may not contact or market to members who indicate that they do not wish to be contacted by AHP.

The I.B.M. is not and cannot be an endorser or a guarantor of AHP's group insurance products and services. Our members who choose to purchase group insurance through AHP must look solely to AHP for satisfaction in AHP's furnishing of insurance services and products. However, the I.B.M. is optimistic that things will work out well for all concerned, because in doing our due diligence on AHP we had good reports from other associations who have used AHP's services.

For more information, you may visit AHP's exclusive link at www.associationpros.com/assoc/ibm; or, just call them at 1-888-450-3040 Ext. 226.
Not a member of the I.B.M. yet? No problem, visit our website http://www.magician.org/portal/en/ibm_upgrade and join today.

Regrettably this program is available to U.S. members only, as applicable laws prohibit AHP from providing its group insurance products to members residing outside the United States.

14. Michel - Regular Seating At Fantasma Magic
Message by John Bukowski (US)

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 PM

In 1994, Michel (Miguel Ángel Clavello) and his closest friend, Greco (Carlos Garavaglia) magicians with more than 30 years of professional experience, become business partners and create the Michel & Greco Magic Prods. S.R.L. By means of this partnership they acquire Vernet and they set themselves the objective of keeping and increasing the reputation of so many years.

As time went by, Michel and Greco achieved a complete re-fundation of the company. They incorporated new technology and new specialists and technicians; the renovated the image and relocated the brand internationally through their participation in the most important congresses in the world - included FISM - and in the most popular and specialized magazines. Michel and Greco have been improving each one of their classic products, adding, year by year, new effects and accessories for all Magic disciplines.

Price: $25.00

15. New Convention - Oceanside Magic Invitational, Cape Cod, MA
Message by Craig Dickson (US)

Oceanside Magic Invitational, Cape Cod, MA

Welcome to a New Convention on Cape Cod

April 10-13, 2014

Join us for the very first Oceanside Magic Invitational--enjoy lectures, dealers, auction, close-up show, two stage shows, grand banquet, and much more! The beautiful Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth, MA is our host venue... making sure you experience a truly ocean side magic event! Truly a world class event. Only $175 US and that includes a Banquet as well. Discounted room rates. All details updated at oceansidemagic.com as they become available. Early registration opens October 1st, 2013. Don't be left out. This will sell out fast.
Already Booked
Jay Sankey
Shawn Farquhar
Kenrick ICE McDonald
BJ Hickman
Craig R Dickson
Mickey Silver
Andrew Pinard
The Steelgraves
Artie Kidwell, as MC
and so much more to come

Similar, but not related, to other conventions or conclaves, OMI continues the tradition of fabulous magic taking place in one of the most magical settings on the East Coast...Cape Cod.

16. Daytona Beach Festival Of Magic
Message by Harry Allen (US)

We are putting finishing touches on the years Daytona Beach Festival of Magic combined Fla. State

You will have a chance to see:
Amazing Randi (James Randi)
3 of the top acts from Americas Got Talent (Puck-Drew Thomas-Scott Alexander)
Joshua Jay
Billy Debu (France)
David Regal
Dan Garrett
Scott Humston
Harry Allen

Information can be found www.daytonamagic.com click on "convention"
phone 386-252-6767
or 800-346-2442

17. Illusions For Sale
Message by Charlie Mortimer (Aust)

Illusions for sale Sydney: Shrink Boy - Builder "Oz Illusions" with transport crate Giant Guillotine (8 feet tall or more) - Builder "Oz Illusions" Oriental Stack of Boxes - Builder "Oz Illusions" Sub Trunk - Builder Unknown -Very practical, packing crate style Transport Case/Magicians on stage Prop Box Not for everyone: Shadow Theatre I have stunningly beautiful and deceptive version of Shadow Theatre from the Steinmyers Modern Art Book.

It is large and heavy, hard to transport and would need some minor repairs, but great for someone for filming or doing a long running show at a theatre - all offers considered on this one I would love to see get used.

If people would like to get in touch with me for more information/photographs they can at charliemortimer.sfs@gmail.com

18. Talking Bad With Magicians
Message by Scott Wells (US)

Magicians are good at keeping secrets. We are also supposed to be pretty good at figuring out secrets. This week on The Magic Word Podcast, I chat with three magicians with different backgrounds to see how good they (we) are at predicting the outcome of the final episode of the hit television series in the U.S., Breaking Bad. This TV show has been popular since it came on the air five years ago and has won multiple Emmy awards including Best Television Drama just last week at the Emmy Awards Banquet (hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, by the way). It is a topic of conversation wherever you go so it makes sense that magicians should weigh in on it, too.

Comedy magician, Shawn McMaster and psychic entertainer, Alain Nu and street magician Doug Conn give their individual guesses at what they think will happen on the final episode of Breaking Bad that will air this Sunday night, September 29, 2013. This podcast is very topical and not for everyone. If you are not into the series, then you won't know what we're talking about. But if you are devoted to the show, then I think you'll love it.

Spoiler Alert: we do discuss what has happened to get us to where we are for this last episode. So if you aren't up to speed on the series or you haven't yet seen even the last two weeks of episodes, then you might want to wait to listen to this podcast after you get caught up. We also briefly discuss the final episode of another show, Dexter, and how it ended.

Have an A-1 day!

Hear this podcast plus get a link to a parody vidso of Breaking Bad at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/talking-bad-with-magicians And keep up to date by Liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/themagicwordpodcast Podcasts are available on iTunes plus you can download the MP3 files through The Magic Word website at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/
19. David Oliver Breathes Easier
Message by Scott Wells (US)

Three months ago, David Oliver was given a set of healthy lungs. It appears that his body is accepting the new organs and he is now trying to regain muscle mass and strength. David talks on The Magic Word this week about his progress and his thankfulness to the thousands of well-wishers around the world who have supported him with thoughts, prayers and finances during this most difficult time. David also talks about teaching young magicians, attending magic conventions, and more.

You can hear it all on this week's podcast at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/2013/10/2/david-oliver-breathes-easier-plus-mms-thursday-oct-3-2013
Be sure to follow The Magic Word on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/themagicwordpodcast and keep up to date with everything that's happening

20. Magic New Zealand App
Magic New Zealand now has its very own app that can be launched on any tablet.

Go to: www.app.cat/magicnewzealand on your tablet to download the FREE Magic New Zealand app.

21. e-zine Archives
Back issues of the Magic New Zealand e-zine go to:
www.magicnewzealand.com click on the red button center right "Archives"

When you enter the archive the e-zines are in issue order in folders for each year and are Coded, e.g. 001 Nov06 1999.txt first three numbers (001) denote issue number, then the date (Nov06) and the last figures the year (1999)

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