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Issue Number: #1140
Date: Sunday 12th October 2014
Editor: Alan Watson
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. Vanish International Magic Magazine Edition 16
3. Teller Awarded $545,000 In Damages And Costs
4. Trick 'n' Treat - MAGIC Magazine
5. The Official Houdini Seance
6. New Digital Magic History Magazine
7. October Issue Of The Linking Ring
8. Remarkable Magic #365 - Nick Lewin
9. Festivals - BallyHoo - #356 - Kyle Peron
10. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
11. The Motor City Close-Up Convention
12. Report On The 2014 IBM British Ring Convention
13. Jeff McBride's Virtual Magic & Mystery School
14. The Innovention And The Liverpool Festival Of Magic
15. Daytona Festival Of Magic
16. Magic Square Now An App
17. IBM Day Of Magic 26th October - Auckland
18. e-zine Archives
19. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
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2. Vanish International Magic Magazine Edition 16
Message by Paul Romhany - Editor Vanish International Magic Magazine

Our cover is Mat Franco - the worlds hottest and latest million dollar magician. In this issue we feature Mat and his mentor and teacher Jeff McBride opens up about his thoughts and views on Mat's incredible winning performance. There is no question that Mat has changed magic and we get the first look in to how he did it.

We also welcome our latest contributor Jeff Hobson who shares his stories and insights while traveling with The Illusionists.

Nick Lewin also has an in-depth interview with creator, producer, writer, and performer David Regal that will give you an insight in to one of the most creative magicians today.

One of the UKs busiest magicians Alan Hudson returns from performances in LA and discusses the Top 10 Tips for the Professional Close-Up Magician

David Gabbay has an essay on The Confusing Magic Trick and talks about simplicity.

We also have a tribute to Jonie Spina who had such an influence in the world of magic both on television and in live performances.

Timothy Hyde's article continues with the theme of Creativity

For balloon twisters our regular balloon art by Qualatex is here with a lesson in how to make a motorcycle with a kick stand!

Ben Robinson has written the most fascinating article called Harpo Marx Magic and he relates some fantastic stories with the Marx Brothers.

From The McBride Magic & Mystery School Tobias Beckwith shares his essay on Playing Big. Something we learnt while watching Mat Franco during his AGT time.

Illusionist Charles Bach talks about How To Choose the Right Music for your act with great tips and advice.

When it comes to marketing and getting publicity nobody does it better than Canadian Illusionist Ted Outerbridge. His article this issue is entitled Media Appearances.

We have a new contribution by Joshua Meggison who shares his personal Mind Maps. A very interesting and thought provoking series of ways to help your magic grow.

We also feature some great magic effects you can make at home from mentalism, cards to stage.

And of course the ever popular magic reviews where we test out the latest DVDs, products, tricks, APPs and books.

All this and more from http://www.vanishmagazine.com - download the interactive PDF from our main site for FREE or get the APP versions.

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3. Teller Awarded $545,000 In Damages And Costs
Article forwarded on by William Bowers (US)

Courthouse News Services

Las Vegas (CN) - A federal judge ordered a Belgian magician to stop selling a magic prop that infringes on a trick created by Raymond Teller, of Penn & Teller, and awarded Teller $545,000 in damages and costs.

Teller prevailed in a copyright case that accused Gerard Dogge of stealing his "Shadows" magic trick and selling it online.

Dogge also goes by the name Gerard Bakardy. He demonstrates the trick-designated as copyrighted by him - on a YouTube clip called "The Rose and Her Shadow." At the end of the 9-minute clip, Bakardy offers to sell the props needed to perform it.

Teller claims that his own magic trick, called "Shadows," uses a "spotlight trained on a small vase containing a single flower, a rose, which is set on a table. The light falls in such a manner that the shadow of the rose is projected onto a white screen" and "the magician enters the otherwise peaceful scene with a knife and proceeds to use it to dramatically sever first the leaves and then the petals of the rose's shadow on the screen.

"Slowly, correspondingly, one by one, the leaves of the real rose casting the shadow fall to the ground, breaking from the stem at exactly the point where the magician severed the shadow projected on the screen."

U.S. District Judge James Mahan on March 20 granted Teller's motion for summary judgment on copyright infringement liability but denied his motions for unfair competition and damages.

Mahan said Dogge did not participate in pretrial procedures and refused to attend the trial in person, so Teller asked the court for a default judgment against Dogge for willful infringement and unfair competition, a permanent injunction and attorney's fees.

Mahan found that a "default judgment is appropriate 'when a party against whom a judgment for affirmative relief is sought has failed to plead or otherwise defend." On July 9 he adopted the magistrate judge's recommendation to impose sanctions in accordance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 16 and 17.

Teller also sought statutory damages, which Mahan said could range from $750 to $150,000.

Because Teller sought a permanent injunction, Mahan said, the maximum statutory amount is "unnecessary to deter" Dogge's "further violations."

"It is unclear whether defendant sold any of the offered illusions," Mahan found. "Because this court may award damages 'even for uninjurious and unprofitable invasions of copyright,' the court finds damages in the amount of $15,000 appropriate."

In approving a permanent injunction, Mahan said Teller "is likely to suffer irreparable injury" because Dogge's "infringement is likely to continue."

Teller asked for $989,568 in attorney's fees.

Mahan found Dogge to be "exceptionally difficult and unresponsive, necessitating numerous motions and responses" to force his cooperation.

Mahan awarded Teller $30,000 in costs and $500,000 in attorney's fees for a total judgment against Dogge of $545,000.


4. Trick 'n' Treat - MAGIC Magazine
Message by Stan Allen, Editor of MAGIC Magazine

Here's a sampling of the stories in the October issue:

The Journey of Yu Ho-Jin
Yu Ho-Jin's road to becoming the 2012 FISM Grand Prix champion has been paved with dedication and countless hours of practice. This South Korean's act is already a modern classic - and he is still just 21 years old.

Joanie Spina, 1953 - 2014
She was an influential, inspirational figure in the world of magic, and her death leaves a void in the lives of numerous friends. Here are memories from some of those friends, along with excerpts from Joanie's popular "Directions" column.

Who Was Dr. Jaks?
Stanley Jaks was a pioneering performer in the fields of close-up magic and mentalism. While he might not be widely remembered today, there has been a revived interest in his life and work, both of which are represented here.

Revisiting the Haunted Mansion: Disney's Magic Show
The spooky mansion that gradually took shape at Disneyland through the 1960s showcased ghostly illusions old and new, built into an amusingly scary attraction. The stories behind the ghosts are as intriguing as the haunts themselves.

Plus there's "Update" stories on the History Channel's "Houdini," the results of the latest auction of Houdiniana, the magic on "America's Got Talent," and remembrances of Lubor Fiedler and Joan Rivers.

It's all in the October 2014 MAGIC Magazine experience… plus a lot more!

And you can purchase a digital copy for just $4.

Visit www.MAGICmagazine.com

5. The Official Houdini Seance
Message by Diamond's Magic (US)

To Mark Halloween Death of World's Greatest Illusionist

Public invited to join in 88th anniversary bid to reach Harry Houdini

Danvers, MA (Oct. 6, 2014) - The world's leading Houdini enthusiasts will gather on Halloween Oct. 31 north of Boston at the original Salem Village for The Official Houdini Séance - a public event to contact Houdini, the world's greatest illusionist, escape artist and magician, who died Oct. 31, 1926.

Members of the Houdini Inner Circle from throughout the world will be joined by Anastasia Zimeris, an Aboriginal medium trained in the Australian Outback. Also participating will be a descendant of Anna Eva Fay of Melrose, MA. Ms. Fay was a world famous medium and stage mentalist who performed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and who entertained Houdini at her Melrose home.

The Official Houdini Séance is considered the only genuine Houdini séance. It was founded in 1948 by Sidney Radner of Holyoke, MA, a protege of Harry Houdini's brother Hardeen. The Official Houdini Séance has been conducted annually at locations inside and outside the United States, including London, UK; Niagara Falls, Canada; Los Angeles; and in Houdini's former home in Harlem, New York City.

This year, The Official Houdini Seance will be Oct. 31, 7 p.m. at Glen Magna Farms in Danvers, the country estate owned by the Danvers Historical Society. Danvers is about 20 miles north of Boston and adjacent to Salem, MA. Danvers was originally known as Salem Village and was home to the 1692 Salem witch trials.

Admission to the séance is by ticket only. Tickets are $40 each and include a cocktail party with roving magicians. The event will include magic from Evan Northrup, escapes by Eric Robitaille, and a grand finale by Dr. Gene Yee and his wife, Jennifer. Jennifer Yee is the great-grandniece of Anna Eva Fay.

Vince DeAngelis of Diamond's Magic in Peabody, MA has provided local oversight for the Danvers setting for the séance. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Diamond's Magic Inc., 515 Lowell St., Suite 4, Peabody, MA 01960, T: 978-535-8950.

Tom Boldt of Appletown, WI, co-organizer/director of the event, said it promises a unique experience. "For many years, Sid Radner brought his admiration and respect for Houdini to The Official Houdini Séance, which has thrilled audiences and those who shared our love of magic, escape artists and the mastery of illusion. We hope to make this Halloween's the best séance ever."

Bill Radner of West Springfield, MA, also co-organizer/director, said, "Since my father passed away in 2010, Tom and I have continued to bring The Official Houdini Séance into the lives of people from all over who share our admiration for Houdini. Houdini is truly the most important icon in the worlds of magic and escape and illusion. We promise, as always, to honor that with an entertaining and thrilling Halloween evening to likely never be forgotten."

For more information, contact: Bill Radner at 413-531-3333.

6. New Digital Magic History Magazine
Message by Marco Pusterla (UK)

A new magazine on magic history and magic collecting has been launched! Ye Olde Magic Mag (http://yeoldemagicmag.com) is the first magazine on this subject that is completely digital, collecting stories of smaller magic events or performers, while keeping a watchful eye on the thriving market of magic collecting. Edited by Marco Pusterla M.M.C., noted magic historian and collector, the magazine aims to provide a quick vehicle to diffuse magic history news on digital media.

The subjects covered in the magazine will be that magic stories that have fallen in the cracks of history, the small events that nobody has considered important to record, but that still are part of the vast tapestry of our magical heritage.

Issue Zero of the magazine, a sampler of the format and of the kind of material in future issues, is available for free on http://yeoldemagicmag.com/ with articles covering Robert-Houdin in England; a review of recent magic auctions; a presentation of the Roxy Award for Research on Magic History; the source of an anecdote about Houdini; and more. The magazine is a PDF that has been especially designed to be read on tablets, smartphones and computers, but for hard-core collectors, a print version is also available.

If you are interested in the history of magic, or if you are a magic collector, check out Ye Olde Magic Mag at http://yeoldemagicmag.com

7. October Issue Of The Linking Ring
Message by Dennis Schick
Assistant Editor
The Linking Ring
International Brotherhood of Magicians

The October issue of The Linking Ring features a cover story and inside tributes to its former editor Phil Willmarth, who served as Assistant Editor from 1978-1992 and Executive Editor from 1992-2007. He died September 16 after a long illness. He also was I.B.M. International President, 2007-08.

The issue also features the first magician to ever win the largest television talent show in the world, "America's Got Talent," Mat Franco. He won the competition's ninth season on September 17, in time to make the October issue, scooping all other magic magazines.

Two Houdini stories are featured this month: "The Magician's Guide to Houdini: The Miniseries" and "Houdini Still Packs the House." You'll also find an Al Lampkin's "How to Build Your Business," and a bizarre Halloween Parade.

Don't miss our three new columns! Jeff Prace is "The Expert at the Tech Table," Andrew Woo's "Simple Diversions" features easy-to-perform close-up magic, and Jean-Emmanuel Franzis' "Numismagic" is a great new monthly resource for coin magic.

Every month our longtime columnists also bring you top-notch magic, education, and entertainment: Mike Powers' "Card Corner," Joe M. Turner's "Ways and Means," John Tudor's "Experiments in Magic Theatre," Don Greenberg's "Youth Trivia Contest," Ed Solomon's "Storytelling Magic," and Roger Way's "Polishing the Rings."

Who can forget the very popular "Cutting Up Jackpots" by Bev Bergeron? This month Bev talks about tent theaters of days gone by and shares a great photo of the tent used by Willard the Wizard. In "The London Eyes," the witty Peter Scarlett shares news of magic in Great Britain. This month features a guest spot by Dr. Eddie Dawes with a wonderful informal photo of Cardini from 1968.

Remember our advertisers, too! By supporting The Linking Ring, they are supporting the I.B.M. and the art of magic. Tell them you appreciate the advertising dollars they invest in the International Brotherhood of Magicians!

There's a LOT more in the October issue, but check it out for yourself! If you're a member, depending on the options you chose, a beautifully printed copy of the magazine will be arriving shortly. You can also access The Linking Ring through our mobile app, the online digital edition, or by downloading the PDF edition at the I.B.M. Website.

If you aren't a current member, it's easy to join! Go to
https://www.magician.org/join-the-ibm/join and become part of the world's largest organization of the magical arts!

8. Remarkable Magic #365 - Nick Lewin
Message by Nick Lewin (US)

The length and nature of the beast.

One of the questions that potential bookers like to ask you is "How long is your show?" It is a very fair question but not an easy one to always answer correctly. Shows are like suits and can come in any size and just like a suit they are best when they are custom fitted to the individual purchaser.

The obvious first reaction is to enquire how long the buyer was thinking of for the show. However they very often have not thought about this thoroughly and you need to ask a few pertinent questions in order to come up with a suitable running time. For an average after-dinner show it is very common to hear the response, "Oh, about an hour."
In my experience when you get this reply it means they really haven't thought about it much. An hour is a convenient length for Network TV programming but often awkward for a banquet performance.

An hour is also a very sensible unit of time to hire wandering magicians to perform for, and all the performer has to do is let them know his/her minimum time and the hourly fee. Job accomplished. However an hour can be a really long time for an after dinner show. The seating and lighting arrangements can often make an hour seem interminable. Add to that the fact that you are often the final event in a long and busy evening (or day) and you might want to make a pitch for a "less is more" option.

Very often that one-hour show was just a random thought by the booker who just settled on a round number. My personal response to that question is always to say, "45 minutes, but if they are really enjoying it then we can run a little longer." It is a nicely considered answer and shows adaptability and sensitivity to the environment. Of course you can adapt the basic time to whatever works best for you. It also gives you a little wriggle room.

It is important to find out what the structure and nature of the event is before fine-tuning your details too tightly. If there is going to be an awards presentation then you are going to want to do you very best to have your show prior to the awards when you still have a decent shot at holding the audience's attention. Performing after the awards presentation is not easy and usually a lot less fun. It should be avoided if at all possible.

There is also a trend these days to have entertainment that begins when the meal is served. Hmmm, this is a curious way of performing your show but not necessarily without its merits. On the plus side you will probably start on time, get home earlier and the audience will also be less tired for your show. On the negative side you will obviously get less applause and have some problems with audience participation. I have done some shows like this that were a blast and others that were way less so…

Let's discuss that little phrase I threw into the last paragraph so casually---You Will Probably Start On Time. It is almost inevitable that your banquet show will begin later than anticipated, possibly a LOT later. It can be advisable to prepare your client, in case of a very late start, that shortening the show can make it much more commercial and audience friendly. The sad truth about almost every corporate show is that no one really gives a damn about the entertainment even if they enjoy it. This is a business event.

It never does any harm to let your buyer know that you are aware of how these events are likely to proceed. That is just being business like on your part and shows a nice professional savvy. It is also only correct to make your case and then finish by saying, "Of course, I am happy to do whatever you want…" You can make useful suggestions but they are supplying the check and you are just there to supply the show.

However long you end of performing it is vital to be a professional about sticking to the time frame you have discussed and contracted. That means don't run long just because they are a good audience, there may be a reason for the schedule they have arranged. Sometimes the opportunity for guests to socialize at the end of the evening is the entire reason for the event. While you may feel you were 'killing' the audience and totally justified in running long, maybe you were just killing the moment that the event was staged to create. You really can't beat the old showbiz axiom about leaving them wanting more.

Visit my online store at www.lewinenterprises.com
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9. Festivals - BallyHoo - #356 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron (US)

A Ballyhoo is what a side show person used to do about 10-15 minutes prior to any side show that has taken place. He got people so excited that they simply HAD to stay there and watch the show even if they felt they did not want to. I mention this in this book as a tool for attracting crowds to your show before the show starts. A large crowd makes for a better show for you and makes your festival client happy.

30 mins prior to the show start time I make announcements that talks about my show, location, start time and how much fun we are going to have and how it is a show of magic, music illusion and fun and a show for the entire family. I pep it up a bit and then leave it at that. I do this at the 30 minute mark before the show start time.
When it hits the 15 minute mark I go into a full Ballyhoo mode. I not only start my announcement speech but I continue going on. I talk about the people coming into the tent and welcome them. I might say how it is cooler under the tent so grab a comfortable spot and rest their legs and prepare to have fun.
I tell them to visit the vendors nearby vendors and get a cool drink and relax for a great 30 min show where they can relax while the kids and kids at heart have a great time in magic and illusion and the interactive fun about to take place. In many ways the ballyhoo is a means in which to get folks excited by connecting with them.

As I am talking, people come in. They are curious folks and they simply stop to see what is going on. When I get a good sized crowd in about 10 minutes prior to the start time.. the idea is to KEEP them there. If I simply walk away or ignore them waiting for my start time, these people might get restless or walk away and I may lose them. SOOO the name of the game is to keep them occupied and interested and reacting and interacting with you.

I ask them that while we are waiting for more people to join us, how would they love to see some warm up magic. I start and play a medley of great magic themed songs and simply do some very quick visual magic while my pre show music plays. This does not have to be anything fancy. The idea is to engage and keep it visual.

The people walking by are now stopping to watch simply out of curiosity. They want to know more. After each trick I say a bit more about what is to come in the full show and how interactive it will be. I hype it up and in doing so I hype them up as well.

What I find is this not only helped draw a HUGE crowd, but the kids and audience get warmed up and begin liking me before my show has officially started. It makes for a wonderful show experience. In this manner you do not start off cold. The moment the official show starts, you have a huge crowd and they are reacting to you the moment you step out on stage. You will not only have much better reactions and a more receptive audience, but if you do back of room sales, you will tend to see your sales numbers increase from an effective ballyhoo at the start of your show.

Now you do not have to worry about being the best ballyhoo barker there is. Simply realize what makes your show so much fun and convey that information to your audience. It is an extension of your character and on stage personality. In many ways just talking to the audience and greeting them as you play music works amazingly well.

How many times were you at a festival and simply stopped to watch someone because you heard music or saw interesting visual? I bet a lot of you. This is a means in which psychology works in your favor. There is nothing that attracts a crowd like a crowd. People want to know what is going on and so I give them something to get interested in.

If you want big festival crowds, learn the art of the ballyhoo


I hope this information has given you an idea of what can be done with working the festival market. If you would like additional and detailed information on this topic, please see my book/ebook at: http://kpmagicproducts.com/Festival_Magic.html

As always, I encourage you the readers to let me know your thoughts. So if you have any thoughts on my articles or suggestions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me directly at magic4u02@aol.com. I would love to hear from you.

10. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
Message by - Mick Peck (NZ)
Online Content Editor

Latest updates on VanishLive.com include:

- Illusionists 2.0 - A Completely Different Show
- Explore India Through A Magician's Eye
- John Lenahan Brings Copy Capers To Bishop
- Paul Romhany Announces The Scryer Project
- Read Vanish Magazine On Your Portable Device
- Colin Dymond Hopes To Conjure Up Success
- Dynamo Announces First Ever Tour
- Deflect By Skulkor
- Jail Warden Where Blaine Performed Act Is Fired
- Matt Franco Still Reeling After AGT Win

Video of the Week: Colon - The Magic Capital Of The World.

DAILY magic news, articles from around the world and reviews from working professional magicians.

Visit us today at:

- Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

11. The Motor City Close-Up Convention
Message by John Luka (US)

The Motor City Close-Up Convention will be here in less than TWO months. We have a lot of surprises planned for this year's event. This is going to be a great opportunity to see a lot of good magic. In addition to the formal shows, there will be informal sessions going on. The new hotel is very session friendly. Don't forget the party! Another opportunity to see more magic. So, why wait? Register today. You will be happy you did.

Besides our featured performers, we also have some very talented guests who will be attending the convention. Garrett Thomas and Kainoa Harbottle will be there. Eric Jones, Chris Capehart, and Tom Gagnon will also be there. Register now so you can look forward to having a great time and a fun filled weekend. Stay tuned. You never know who else might be there.

With the help of The Wunderground Magic Shop we made sure that the line-up for this year's event would be awesome. We are featuring Shoot Ogawa, Tony Cabral, David Gabbay, and Curtis Kam. You will have an opportunity to interact with four of today's top close-up performers in an intimate setting. Being a small convention you will get the opportunity to see close-up magic Close Up. You will see some terrific magic in the three scheduled close-up shows plus a chance to see a great deal of close-up magic being performed in casual situations. You will also get a chance to meet the performers and get to attend four great lectures.

All events take place at the Best Western Woodhaven Inn (http://www.bestwestern.com/woodhaveninn) located at 21700 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183. (Metro Detroit Area) Phone (734) 676-8000 Call the hotel for room reservations or hotel information. There is a special room rate of $73 plus tax per diem for the convention. To qualify, when you make your reservations request the Motor City Magic rate.

The workshop information and the schedule are now posted on the website. It is very easy to register for the convention. Simply click http://www.johnlukamagic.com/conventionsections/convention_register.html and click on the "Add To Cart" button. Registration is only $125.

Those who have attended the convention in the past know that the line-up of performers has always been OUTSTANDING. You can also view a list of past performers by going to the website. I am very proud of that list. I am also very happy that performers for this year's Motor City Close-Up Convention number among the very best I have had.

The dealers will include: Wunderground Magic, ABC Magic, Benz Magic, Pattrick's Magical Surfaces, Kozmo Magic, Chris Capehart Magic, Roy Kueppers Magic, Eric Jones Magic, BJW Jewelers, and Gordon Miller Magic.

Mark your calendars and plan on attending this year's event. I look forward to seeing you there. -- John Luka
Three Close-Up Shows, Four Lectures, Optional Workshop, Dealers, Party, & a lot of good magic and fun.

For more information go to: www.johnlukamagic.com

12. Report On The 2014 IBM British Ring Convention
Message by Geoffrey Newton PRO & Advertising Manager (UK)

The 78th convention of the IBM British Ring No. 25 took place from the 24th to 28th September 2014 in the Jurasic coast delightful resort of Bournemouth in Dorset. Hundreds of delegates descended on the Pavilion to enjoy the diversity of magic all arranged by Ringers Brian Miller and Keith Cooper. As well as British delegates they came from the USA, Canada, Ireland, Belgium and Germany. The International President Shawn Farquhar and International Secretary Don Wiberg were made very welcome by the British Ringers.

In the stage competition Edward Hilsum took first place and won the British Ring Shield. Second was Dave Andrews who also received the Dittia Shield for Manipulation. Third being Matthew Blackwell who also took the Tom Harris Cup for comedy. The Craig Trophy for best dealer display was presented to Prop Dog (Dave Bonsall) and the Ali Bongo Micro Marathon award went to Bernard Jones.

A fine selection of lectures covered many subjects including comedy, mentalism, close up magic and children's entertainment. Amongst the lecturers from this side of the pond we had Wayne Dobson, Terry Herbert, Chris Hare, Wayne Fox, Michael Carr and Ian Barradell. From the other side came Shawn Farquhar and Fielding West. From Europe Axel Hecklau and Jeton demonstrated their expertise. Added to all this, workshops on face painting and balloon modelling were presented by Pam Cooper and Snaggers respectively.

There was what I call the people talks where Eddie Dawes introduced speakers in the History of Mystery event featuring talks by Anne Goulden, Trevor Dawson and Peter Lane. An afternoon remembering Pat Page was introduced by Max Blake and presented by his family and Paul Stone gave the Jeffrey Atkins Memorial Lecture entitled "It Started with a Dream".

There were performances named: The Opening Show, Gala of Youth, Late Gala, and Stars of the Future.

The International President visited each of the special venue shows and this was coordinated by Peter Greenwood.

There was a Gala Dinner at The Royal Bath Hotel and a trip to Beaulieu. Reports on all the events are scheduled to appear in the Budget during November and December.

The new look Sooty and Friends Magic Show attracted a good sized audience and the outside entertainers looked really smart in their matching waistcoats and accessories. The International Stars of Magic and Variety Show was one of the best I have ever seen not only in the selection of acts but in production too. The lighting, sound, stage dressing and technical production were second to none. I do not make comments like this lightly and believe me I have seen a lot of gala shows (both ours and others) over the past 50 years or so.

Next year we go back to Eastbourne from 24th to 27th September 2015. Alan Astra has now been installed as the president for 2014 -2015 and looks forward to meeting many of you during his term of office. His dinner is on the 25th April 2015 in Stevenage. More details on this soon.

13. Jeff McBride's Virtual Magic & Mystery School
Message by Jeff McBride (US)

New things are happening with our online Magic School. I really, sincerely, do hope you will consider becoming a member of our All-New online. Please look at the video at our "Virtual Magic & Mystery School.

Not only will you receive special benefits at each level of membership, but you are also helping the School fulfill its mission of improving the art of magic one magician at a time! Learn more right here:

14. The Innovention And The Liverpool Festival Of Magic
Message by Paul Stone (USA)

14th -18th July 2015

The Innovention and Liverpool Festival of Magic will be the magic event of 2015. There are a several big magic conventions taking place in 2015 with thousands of magicians attending, dozens of competitors and lectures galore, but none of them will be like the Innovention. The
Innovention is different from any other magic convention. We deliberately limit the number of attendees so that everyone is treated like a VIP, and everyone has a great seat for every show, lecture and workshop.

The Innovention is an intimate event where you will see the best shows, the best performers, the best lecturers and the most innovative sessions. There are a variety of excellent hotels all within a 5 minute walk of the superb Playhouse Theatre, where all the events take place.
Next week we will be announcing the first few performers names, so watch this space. Liverpool is a fantastic city to visit with its own special magic, and we are planning some exciting surprises!

So don't wait, register now and take advantage of our very special early bird offer. For full details and to register go to info@innoventionliverpool.com

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

Very exciting news!!!! November 7,8,9 2014 Daytona Beach Florida
www.daytonamagic.com click on "convention"

Daytona Festival of Magic just got better if that is possible.

Just added to an unbelievable line up:
Dan Sperry
He will join:
Rudy Coby
Gregory Wilson
Rich Bloch
Fielding West
Eric Jones
Harry Allen
Silly Billy
Don Baggett
Erik Olson
Scott Humston
David Ferman (Juggler) Act

Lectures, stage and close-up shows, dealers, auction, (full sit down dinner Friday night dinner show)

16. Magic Square Now An App
Message by Carl Andrews (US)

For those interested in or already performing the Magic Square, now there is an App for that.

MagicSquareCheat iPhone App now available

Concept by Wayne Rogers with special thanks to Luis de Matos. Check out Luis' DVD "The Magic Square".

A number between 20-99 is freely selected by a spectator. You have a grid drawn on a board standing on an easel. The iPhone is hidden on the pen shelf or in a small box that holds the pens. You enter the number as you reach for a pen. Then you secretly peek the numbers as you fill in the grid using the Luis De Matos Magic Squares.


17. IBM Day Of Magic 26th October - Auckland, New Zealand
IBM Ring 160 has decided to sponsor juniors/students to the forthcoming
Day of Magic Convention on 26th October.

This means two students can join together for just $49.00 for non IBM members or $40 for IBM members. That's 24.50 or $20 each!

Juniors/students will need to register together to get this fantastic deal. So find a mate and send in your registrations together to treasurer Terry Von Pein tvp@mcgregorbailey.co.nz

For the registration form go

Don't wait until the last minute to get this unbelievable deal!

4 lectures or workshops, plus competitions and a public show. What a deal!

Any questions?

Call Danny Phillips at 418-4134 or 021-174 7179 for further details
Email: danny@mostlymagic.co.nz

Preliminary Schedule - IBM Day of Magic in Auckland

9.15 - Welcome and poss crazy photo screening
9.30 - My Favorite Three Minutes - on stage
10.30 - Morning Tea
11.00 - Adam Mada Lecture
12.00 - Lunch
1.05 - Wayne Lecture Workshop
2.00 - My favorite Three Minutes - close up
2.45 - Juno Lecture
3.45 - Afternoon tea
4.15 - Adam Mada workshop
5.30 - Sale Tables
8.00 - Public Show

Register NOW by go to: http://www.ibmring160.com/media/11692/dayofmagic-adammada-registration.pdf

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