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Issue Number: #1155
Date: Sunday 30th November 2014
Editor: Alan Watson
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. 'Now You See It'
3. The Magic Word #199 - Charles Gauci - A Lifetime of Magic
4. Magic History at S.A.M. 2015 Convention in Philadelphia
5. Four… and More!
6. New Neal Scryer Book
7. The Devil's Staircase
8. Remarkable Magic #372 - Nick Lewin
9. Marketing At Scout Shows - #342 - Kyle Peron
10. Anthony Darkstone - In Conversation With Jeff McBride - Part 3
11. Updates So Far This Week on VanishLive.com
12. "Turn Your Passion Into Profits" - Magic Business University
13. 2014 December AMA Show Schedule
14. FISM - Otto Wessely
15. 2nd Annual Oceanside Magic Invitational
16. Cafe Edison - Magc Table
17. Alan Shaxon Book - The Sophisticated Sorcerer
18. 32nd New Zealand International Magicians Convention 2015
19. e-zine Archives
20. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
The high light for the week was catching with Sal Piacente and his wife Dee. Sal was on a flying visit to New Zealand lecturing to casinos.

For all those who would like to read the Magic New Zealand e-zine in a HTML format go to: http://www.magicnewzealand.com/ezine-archive/2014-Jan-to-Dec-2014/1155-Nov30-2014.html

Remember if you have any magic news drop me a line:

2. 'Now You See It'
Message by Neil McDonald (UK)

Objective Productions (the multi BAFTA winning producers of Derren Brown, The Cube and Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic) are making a new series for a major UK broadcaster.

They are looking for submissions from magicians of footage they have filmed of tricks going wrong in a funny and amusing way.

They are NOT looking for footage where the method of the trick is revealed and are not looking for anything too gruesome or violent! No hand spiking please!

?Please email magicvideo@objectivescotland.com for further details and information on how to get your footage to us. There will be a payment for any clips which are used in the final series.

3. The Magic Word #199 - Charles Gauci - A Lifetime Of Magic
Message by Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

Australian mentalist/magician, Charles Gauci, toured North America on his "Farewell Lecture Tour" and stopped by Houston where he spent some time sharing the microphone on this week's podcast on The Magic Word. Charles is the creator of over 300 original, commercial effects including "Eye To Eye" and "Body Language".

But how many of you knew that he started out as a hypnotist and toured throughout Australia in his early years with Peter Reveen? And did you know that he regularly performed for the rich and famous every summer on the French Riviera? Would you like to know how he got started with that lucrative engagement?

Well, tune in and listen to this week's podcast on The Magic Word at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwellsmagic/charles-gauci Of course you can download it through iTunes in the podcast store or download the MP3 file through the website at http://TheMagicWordPodcast.com where you can also see some photos of Charles and follow a link to buy his book, "A Lifetime of Magic".

4. Magic History At S.A.M. 2015 Convention In Philadelphia
Message by Mark Weidhaas (US)

The Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) was founded in 1902 in the back room of Martinkas Magic Shop in New York City, and W. Golden Mortimer was their first President. Harry Houdini was the organization's 11th President, serving from 1917 to 1926, and he was instrumental in taking the organization to a National level, helping to establish Assembly charters in many other cities. Houdini was the first to preside over the new National body.

Philadelphia Assembly 4 was one of these early formed clubs and has a great deal of magic history. S.A.M. National Historian and Assembly 4 member Tom Ewing will host a multi-media presentation and discussion about the History of Philadelphia Magic at the S.A.M. Annual Convention in Philadelphia, July 1-4, 2015. The S.A.M. Convention will have other items of interest for the magic history buff and magic collector, including A Night at the Museum interview with the 2015 Convention Honoree, Mr. Ray Goulet, owner of the Magic Art Studio and Mini-Museum of Magic.

See the History of Magic and America in Philadelphia at the S.A.M. 2015 Annual Convention.

Register at www.magicsam.com/annual-convention or by email at samregistrar@yahoo.com $250 FOR S.A.M. members, spouse, or SYM parent; $150 for SYM members and siblings age 7-17 until 1/1/15. Hotel Convention rate of $115 a night at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Complete details at www.magicsam.com

5. Four… and More!
Message by Stan Allen, Editor of MAGIC Magazine

Dan Sperry: Freaky Good
He still does card manipulations and a dove act, but audiences rarely watch Dan Sperry and think, I've seen all that before. His look catches your eye even before his magic, but he is certainly not all style without substance.

Street Magic
When Mike Caveney ran out of excuses, he found himself at a magic festival in Portugal, performing on the streets for the very first time. Adapting to unfamiliar surroundings and necessities, he experienced an ancient form of entertainment that was all new to him.

Magic & the A-Word
If magic truly is an art, why shouldn't it be critiqued in the same manner as other artistic genres? Chris Philpott, who knows his way around film and literature as well as magic, provides examples of what that magic criticism might be like.

She's a Spanish magician whose skill and charm have kept her increasingly busy on stages and television around the world. Along with a look at her life and work, here Inés teaches her handling of a classic yet seldom seen close-up effect.

It's all in the December 2014 MAGIC Magazine experience… and so much more!

Visit www.MAGICmagazine.com

6. New Neal Scryer Book
Message by Richard Webster (NZ)

I'm proud to announce that "Scryer's Vault," the new Neal Scryer book, has just been published. It contains 24 powerful, yet easy to do, routines and ideas that you'll enjoy performing. It includes ideas for readers, and effects for both close-up and stand-up performers. It's called "Scryer's Vault" as some of the effects predate the material in the Black and White books, while others have been developed more recently.

It includes some of Neal Scryer's most cherished secrets, including Imaginary Seashells, Svengali Automatic Writing, Rose Blessing and Reading, Email Q&A, Scryer's Astrological Sign, and PK Touck Pateo. 94 pages, 6 x 9 case bound. $US99.00. It's available from www.deceptionary.com, Stevens Magic and Tannen's Magic.

"I owe a debt of gratitude to Neal for re-energizing the passion in my work." - Oliver Ferguson.

7. The Devil's Staircase
Written by New Zealand Magician Greg Chapman

Foreword by Sal Piacente

Hardcover, 223 pages, 50 plus detailed B&W illustrations

Full contents listing and more information can be found about the book here:

There is a sample effect video you can watch from the book here
And there is a thread over on Latest and Greatest at the Magic Cafe with a bit of chatter about the book.

"This is an outstanding book and one which I feel all card men should study. Highly recommended."
- Michael Vincent

"I had the pleasure of reading the section on memorized deck effects in Greg's book. If you have any interest in this area then I highly encourage you to purchase his book. The section I reviewed was well written. But outside of the excellent description of the trick, the most valuable part to me were the well thought out ideas and various gambits that he describes. As I read the chapter I often found myself saying, that's a great idea. Greg has not only described a reputation making effect but he gives you many ideas that will enable you to tailor your presentation to a variety of subjects. If you only got this one routine out of the book, you would have a blockbuster. "
- Steve Ehlers

"Simply put, if you are a fan of John Guastaferro and/or David Regal, this book is a must buy. Greg artfully weaves the "why" into the "how" and the end product is nothing short of stunning. I feel that this book may well turn out to be the book of the year for 2014 and that's saying a lot considering that Simon Aronson's new book is due in November and the Complete Al Leech is already out - and I hope to buy those as well."
- Joe Caracciolo

"I thoroughly enjoyed the chapter MEMORIZED DECK EFFECTS of your book and I learned a great deal that I haven't read anywhere else. I particularly enjoyed the mind reading section, especially the information on reading tells and how you tell how many cards are in the participant's packet. I can't wait to buy a copy from you when it's published, as I can see I'm only skimming the surface of this fascinating subject."
- Richard Webster

"Greg Chapman's The Devil's Staircase is full of great ideas and superb routines. I found his work with shuffle stacking and the memorized deck especially insightful. Greg knows how to create strong, magical and entertaining effects and it is great that he is sharing his work with all of us."
- Eric Richardson

"Although being into memorized deck magic for decades I found new routines and extremely clever approaches for this tool. Superb brain food! My highest recommendation!
- Jan Forster


8. Remarkable Magic #372 - Nick Lewin
Message by Nick Lewin

Seven reasons to give thanks this Thanksgiving Day.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States, I thought it might be a nice idea to dedicate a short column to highlighting a few special areas in the magic fraternity where I feel some big thank yous are in order. Some are personal but most are general---here we go…

1 - I want to begin with a big thank you to my two editors Alan Watson at Magic New Zealand and Paul Romhany at Vanish Magazine. Both of these gentlemen put a great deal of their time and energy into these two wonderful free magic resources. I am a small part in their publishing schedule but it does allow me to see from up close the very real commitment they take in adding something special to the magic world through their respective roles. Thank you Alan and Paul for your hard work and constant enthusiasm in spreading the magical word.

2 - A big thank you to Stan Allen, Richard Kauffman, Sammy Smith, Michael Close and all the other editors who work hard at uniting the magic world with their publications. The written word is still the central currency in our fraternity and anyone who doesn't appreciate the vital role taken by gentlemen such as these needs to think about it seriously. Editing a magic journal is hard work and above all a labor of love. Thanks guys keep up the great work.

3 - A special thank you to everyone out there who is still fighting the times and tide by running a brick and mortar magic shop. The old fashioned magic shop is an endangered species and the efforts required to actually own a front door and keep it open to magicians is enormous. There are many pleasurable things about buying magic on the Internet, however there is NO sense of community. Let's support those folk who are battling the economic difficulties of remaining physical in a digital world. You are doing a great thing with your commitment and dedication.

4 - A huge thank you to the entire dedicated gang that make up the staff and officers of the AMA and the Magic Castle. It is wonderful to watch the Castle continue to go from strength to strength and build on its popularity into the second half of its first century. This crazy, impractical place is still working out beyond the wildest dreams of its architects and creators. Like every other member of a private club I occasionally like to bitch when everything isn't accomplished exactly the way I think it should be done. However let's just be grateful and give thanks for what a truly amazing job is being done of giving the world a classy, profitable showcase for the magical arts. I am truly proud to be a member of your amazing club and always excited to visit our visionary clubhouse.

5 - Thanks to all the officers of the various magic clubs and societies around the globe that help unite our curious community of magical enthusiasts. These clubs don't run themselves, and it is a dedicated bunch of volunteers that keep things running smoothly. Our magical lives are greatly enriched by these organizations, both big and small, that strive to create meeting spots for magicians to gather. Thank you one and all.

6 - A big thank you to the television industry for apparently deciding that magic and magicians really can be a vibrant part of what you have to offer to the public. The high visibility that magic is currently enjoying on the airwaves is a boon and benefit to every performing magician. I don't ever remember a time when there was more magic on TV. A particularly big thank you to Matt Franco for doing such a great job in winning America's Got Talent; I for one never thought that this would happen. I am thrilled that magic achieved such a mainstream success due to Franco. Good luck with your Vegas show Matt, I can't wait to see it.

7 - Finally some heartfelt thanks to YOU --- all the readers who allow me to be a writer. Next February marks the beginning of my 9th year as a columnist and writer in the magic world and it has been a lot of fun. After 45 years making a good living performing magic it has been extremely rewarding to be able to participate in the sharing of knowledge and information that is made possible with the written word. It has been my privilege and delight to become a small part in the fabric of the magic community in this manner. Thank you not only for reading my thoughts and opinions but taking the time to share your own ideas, correct me and inform me along the way.

You can visit my online store at www.lewinenterprises.com
Subscribe to my blog at www.remarkablemagic.com

9. Marketing at Scout Shows - #342 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron (US)

Blue and gold banquets are not only a great source of income during those typically slow months, but it can also be a wonderful way to market yourself while at the event. The banquet is just filled with the perfect prospects that could be in need for the family style shows that you may offer. Your "room" will be full of kids (siblings), parents and grand-parents that may all be in need of the services you provide.

Blue and gold banquets usually have a program that someone prints up. I always ask if I might be able to be listed in it and I then give them my information to be included in the program. This is free advertising for you so feel free to ask them about it. I have never had any problem with doing this and they are usually more than happy to assist you.

While at the event, having some sort of marketing material the kids will like to keep is a great way to give something out that they will hold on to. This can be anything such as a coloring page, magicians assistant flyer or even a sheet that teaches the scouts simple to do magic effects they can learn at home.

Use your imagination here but make it items the scouts will want to hold on to and keep. The sky is the limit in regards to the marketing materials of this sort that you can have and bring with you. Just keep in mind that whatever you give out, has your contact information on it so that it continues to market you and your services long after you leave.

If you have a table (such as a suitcase style table), have a sign made up with your name or logo on it and have that placed on the front. This is a great way for you to brand your name in the minds of the audience throughout the show. If someone would take a picture, then that picture will always include your name as well.

Another thing you will want to do is set up an information table. If you request a small table with a chair, they will usually have no problem granting you that wish. This can then be placed near to your performing area. On it you can place your business cards, tri-fold brochures, flyers and any show information for people to pick up and take home with them.

I try and set this up early because there is a lot of downtime before the events start and this is a perfect time for them to look at your stuff, ask questions and pick stuff up. You can also start an e-mail list for the adults who may be interested in receiving your e-mail newsletter etc. You can also place an easel next to the table with a poster of the show or general information. This can also attract attention and help you to get your
information out there.

Another tip and technique is to place a few flyers on each table. Ask permission ahead of time, but they usually have no problem with this. This way every table has some of your flyers of which that can read and take home with them. As they are waiting to go up for dinner, they can easily read over your materials.

Also, make sure you have business cards with you at all times. If you present a great and fun show, you WILL be asked for them. Make sure they are easily available for you to get at. You may also want to get in the habit of asking for a business card in return whenever you hand one out. You will be surprised at how many actually do have them. This way you can send them a nice thank you e-mail when you get home from the event.

Be involved and show a genuine interest in the Scouting program and the folks you meet at these events. By doing so, you will meet great people that may be willing to throw work and referrals in your direction. Scouts have birthdays as do heir brothers and sisters. Parents may have needs for adult parties or for corporate events you may be perfect for. So network with folks while you are there as you can gain much from doing so.

After the event is over, you will always want to send out a thank you directly to the cub master. This should be a simple thank you card with a hand written message inside. It is more personal this way and the scout master and cub pack will greatly appreciate it. It is also a good way in which to get a good quote or even a letter of reference in return. With this in mind, if you do a good job, do not hesitate to ask if they would be willing to send you a simple letter of reference. You will be amazed at that the power of "asking" can do for you.


I hope this information has given you an idea of what can be done with working the Scout market. If you would like additional and detailed information on this topic, please see my book/eBook at: http://kpmagicproducts.com/Blue_and_Gold.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. Anthony Darkstone - In Conversation with Jeff McBride - Part 3
Message by Anthony Darkstone USA/Europe

AD: In the putting together of topics for our conversation I did , as is my nature, a fair amount of background research and contacted a few friends & others who are former students. This would be an appropriate time to quote some of their reactions:-

In the May 2001 issue of M-U-M, Dan Rodriguez, a Past President of The Society of American Magicians, wrote a tribute on his experiences at Master Class. Here is an extract: "I have to admit I was not sure what to expect when I signed up to attend Master Class. I've been working on a theme act based on the game of golf and was hoping to get some professional advice from Jeff McBride & Eugene Burger. Not only did I get the advice I was looking for, the inspiration from Jeff and Eugene will last a lifetime. My experience at Master Class was life changing for me. It helped me discover the passion in my magic. I came home truly inspired".

Chris Davis: "As one of those fortunate scholarship recipients, I can speak from a firsthand perspective. This invaluable scholarship program and the Mystery School *do* change lives- it changed mine. It puts experience and knowledge that may be impossible to find otherwise at the fingertips of those who need it and are willing to strive for it. More than that, it offers to the student the wisdom, support and guidance of professionals who have not forgotten their roots- nor that giving back is the best way of paying it forward.

This philosophy and the belief that magic is a living, breathing art that can have tremendous impact not only on audiences, but on the magi themselves is at the heart of the Magic and Mystery School. To all the (Mystery School) staff and most especially to those of you who have contributed to the fund, a most heartfelt THANK YOU."

Victoria Skye: "All laughs are not good laughs", and "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Those are the words Jeff McBride said to me that I will always remember from his Magic and Mystery School. Due to his critique of one routine, my shows and performing persona are forever changed for the better. I am now much more intuitive and aware of my volunteers, the audience, the stage, my props and my routines. I am grateful for the positive impact that Jeff's incredible wisdom and creativity has made on my magic career. Spread the magic."

Sean David Bogunia: "I believe that attending Master Class was not only one of the best things I ever did for my Magic, but most importantly, the best thing I did for my audience! I saw Jeff perform for the first time at Abbott's Magic Get Together in 1992. His performance was amazing, to say the least! I was blown away and in awe of his command of the art and the emotion he was able to conjure and transmit to the audience. He instantly became one of my magic heroes!

After that, I heard about Master Class and I was finally able to attend in 2000. Jeff and his fellow teachers taught us that the art of magic is not just about doing a trick well; it is about believing in the magic yourself and conveying that belief to your audience. Master Class teaches you what you can't find in magic books and I give Jeff and Master Class a lot of credit for the success that I have seen in my performances. He encouraged me to "do what you love" and that is what it is all about."

Kristine Hjulstad: "Does a faculty of magic really exist? Yes it does! My education in magic comes from attending a number of Master Classes with Jeff McBride and his Mystery scholars over a ten year period. This is the foundation of my creative thinking and how I was encouraged to pursue drama and theatre studies later in life. McBride is a wonderful pedagogue and teaches "con amore" bringing the best out of every student. Every time I receive applause during my show I send a little thank you to Jeff McBride and my other teachers.

AD:Chris Davis referred to scholarships …how does that work?

JMcB: Over the past two years, we have given out over $12,000 in scholarship awards to over 20 talented, deserving people who needed a "hand up" to get the magic education they need for greater success. Every one of those dollars came to us from people like you, through direct donations or through their becoming a Member of the Magic & Mystery School. Thank YOU for helping us help others succeed! Full details are on our site: http://www.magicalwisdom.com/scholarships

Part 3. Tune in next week for Part 4.

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

Latest updates on VanishLive.com include:

- Peter Marucci Honored By IBM
- Broadway-Bound Magicians
- Indian Magicians Perform To Promote Politics
- A Magician's Crusade Against Deception
- Infallible by Mark Elsdon
- Megan Knowles-Bacon First Magic Circle Woman Officer
- Ninja Tossed Out Deck By Patrick Redford
- Tyrone Reveen Continues The Reveen Legacy
- Divers Lung Tester By Jordan O'Grady
- Criss Angel coming to Easton's State Theatre
- Keith Barry 'Predicts' Baby For Prince Harry
- Richard Turner 'Dealt' Film

Video of the Week: ENT Speaks: Amazing Johnathan.

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

Visit us today at:

- Mick Peck
Online Content Editor

12. "Turn Your Passion into Profits" - Magic Business University
Message by Scott Wells, M.I.M.C. with Gold Star

Next year is going to be a perfect storm for magic conventions with so many major events going on around the world, including FISM, MAGIC Live!, and the Genii Bash, in addition to all of the other major and minor events sponsored by national and regional organizations like the I.B.M., S.A.M. and the T.A.O.M. So, which one will YOU attend?

Wait.before you answer, answer this question: Do you ever perform magic for profit?

If you use the money earned from your performances to attend magic conventions and buy new products (books, props, DVD's and more), then you could attend more conventions and buy more stuff if you earned more from your shows. But how to do that? Hmmm. I have an idea! Attend M.B.U.

You will learn how to increase your business and your income from your shows. You will have enough money to register for at least one more convention later in the year and buy more magic materials. One advantage of M.B.U. Being held early in the year immediately allows you to put the ideas into your marketing plan and earn more money to allow you to attend another convention. Then by continuing to use these ideas throughout the year, you will have even more money for future years for more conventions, and more magic stuff.

Turn your passion into profit. Attend M.B.U. Register today at http://MagicBusinessUniversity.com

13. 2014 December AMA Show Schedule
Message by Jack Goldfinger
Director Of Entertainment
Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.

December 1-7th
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Anthony Asimov
Early: Norman Beck
Late: Jeff Black

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Ray Pierce
Late: Scott Tokar

Palace of Mystery
Adam London
Howard Mincone
PoHan Huang

Peller Theatre
The Charlatans - Dave Cox & Bill Chott

W. C. Fields Bar
Doc Eason

Friday Luncheon - CUG
Norman Beck

Saturday & Sunday Brunch - Kids Show
Gus Flamingo

Lecturer - Sunday
Norman Beck

December 8-14th
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Tim Issac
Early: Masahiro Yanagida
Late: Simon Coronel

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Ben Seidman
Late: Rick Gerber

Palace of Mystery
Jonathan Pendragon

Peller Theatre
Michael Davis
Mark Mitton

W. C. Fields Bar
Doc Eason

Friday Luncheon - CUG
Simon Coronel

Saturday & Sunday Brunch - Kids Show
Tim Mannix

Lecturer - Sunday
Chris Randall

December 15-21st
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Mike Elkan
Early: Jesse Dee
Late: Danny Ray

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Kyle Eschen
Late: Bob Cassidy

Palace of Mystery
Rick Thomas

Peller Theatre
David Goldrake

W. C. Fields Bar
Jeff Bornstein

Friday Luncheon - CUG
Danny Ray

Saturday & Sunday Brunch - Kids Show

Lecturer - Sunday
Rick Thomas

December 22-28th
Close-Up Gallery
Early-early: Mark Furey
Early: Lou Serrano
Late: Zach Waldman

Parlour of Prestidigitation
Early: Crow Garrett
Late: Terry Lunceford

Palace of Mystery
David Kovac
Steve Owens
Sebastian Kraine

Peller Theatre
Greg Otto
J. Neal

W. C. Fields Bar
Michael Rangel

Friday Luncheon - CUG
Lou Serrano

Saturday & Sunday Brunch
Gerald Schiller

Lecturer - Sunday
Terry Lunceford

Performers are subject to change due to circumstances and availability

14. FISM - Otto Wessely
Message by Joan Caesar (Canada)

Otto Wessely
I hadn't heard much about Otto Wessely before a recent trip to France. After asking a few Canadians how much they knew about him, (little to nothing) I thought this might be a good time to introduce him. To put it bluntly, he's out-of-the-box crazy. In fact, he's been fired from a couple of venues for his outlandish antics. I can't wait to see him!

Otto is an Austrian magician who has lived in Paris, France since 1974. Er präsentierte für die damalige Zeit einen völlig neuen Zauberstil, den er mit "Pop Magic" bezeichnete. He created an entirely new style of magic he called "Pop Magic", for which he is famous. 1985 erhielt er einen Vertrag für mehrere Jahre im berühmten Cabaret "Crazy Horse" in Paris. He lives and works with his wife, Christa, who has been both his assistant and as a magician in her own.
In 1985 he received a contract for several years at the famous cabaret "Crazy Horse" in Paris.

In 2008 he appeared at the Montreal International Comedy Festival. Some of the comments after the show are worth reading:

"Funny, Funny, Funny!!! I loved it! He reminded me of Tommy Cooper. He exposed some tricks, but it was soooo funny, who cares. Great, great performance."


"This guy is brilliant."

"Very funny magic and original comedy. BRAVO!"

He has written articles for the French magazine, Magicus, andFür die französische Zauberzeitschrift "Magicus" schreibt er häufig Artikel und seit 2010 unterhält er eine Kolumne unter dem Titel "Das harte Künstlerleben" in der deutschen Zeitschrift für Zauberkunst Magische Welt since 2010 has had a regular column entitled‚ 'The Hard Life of an Artist' in the German magazine, Magic World.

He won the British Ring Shield in 1971 and in 1982 won 1st place in Comedy Magic at FISM in Lausanne.

I'm sure he'll be a great hit at FISM.

15. 2nd Annual Oceanside Magic Invitational
Message by Markus Steelgrave

All magicians are invited, as registration continues for the 2nd Annual Oceanside Magic Invitational--April 9-12, 2015. Cape Cod is once again the place to be for what Jay Scott Berry, 2014 OMI headliner, declared to be "quite simply one of the finest boutique conventions in the world". Held literally "Oceanside" at beautiful Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA, this year's convention features another roster of world-class lecturers and performers:

Oscar Munoz
Ariann Black
Kevin and Robin Heller
Mickey Silver
Andrew Pinard
Harry Allen
Kozmo Koz
Becky Blaney
and young magicians Daniel Cipolla and Andrew Cipolla

OMI has terrific dealers too:

Diamond's Magic
Daytona Magic
John Henry's World of Magic
Kozmo Koz/Reel Magic Magazine
Tailored Magic
...and others TBA!

Special Guest and Honoree will be Alan Wassilak from Boston, magician, writer, and illustrator of M-U-M's "Basil the Baffling and Chloe" feature.

OMI is independently produced by Markus and Angelique Steelgrave, and is not affiliated with any other convention (past or present), Ring, Assembly, or organization. Rates are just $175 Magician, $110 Companion, and include ALL lectures, shows, dealers, auction, nightly hospitality suite, plus FREE all-you-can-eat buffet lunch on Friday and Saturday! Daily rates are also available. Rates go up on December 1, so register soon. This is one of the best "deals" in the magic convention world!

Rooms are available at Red Jacket Beach Resort for $115 plus tax per nite.

The Saturday evening Gala Show is also open to the public--tickets $15 online in advance, $20 at the door. Even if you cannot attend the whole convention, make plans to see this spectacular show!

For details and to register, visit www.OceansideMagic.com

Hope to see you at Oceanside Magic Invitational in April!

--Markus Steelgrave, OMI Co-Producer

16. Cafe Edison - Magc Table
Message by George Schindler

For many years the Edison Coffee shop has hosted magicians from around the world as a lunchtime meeting place. The gathering had, at one time been a daily event but in recent years was set for every Friday (12.30 to PM) Neophytes, celebrated performers and hobbyists rubbed elbows and had great food at reasonable prices.

Now the hotel Edison threatens to close their restaurant. We can help with a petition asking them not to do so. Our "Polish Tea Room" has been a get together spot for newspaper writers, theatrical performers and tourists.

17. Alan Shaxon Book - The Sophisticated Sorcerer
Message by John Derris

This book, started by Alan and completed by magicians Scott Penrose and Stephen Short is a far-reaching book that covers the landscape of his life, his early ambitions, his family, his relationship with fellow professionals notably Robert Harbin, Marvyn Roy, Norm Neilson, Al Koran and others and his performances that went around the world for over fifty years.

PLUS! Detailed descriptions of some of the outstanding original effects and routines that became his trademark - stage, cabaret, close up, children's magic wherever a magic wand is waved. Notably his masterful "Confabulation" a brilliant prediction that is performed by magicians the world over. This is a unique book that will undoubtedly become the definitive handbook for magicians who seek to bring their magic up to a performance standard. I believe that today many magicians show tricks but not many perform magic.

This is a book that will stand on the bookshelf alongside other classics of magic like The Royal Road to Card Magic, Greater Magic and Thirteen Steps to Mentalism.

A beautifully produced hard backed volume with excellent graphics and packed with photographs and drawings. If you want to be a better performer don't buy another electronic gizmo - buy this book and invest in your future.
The best investment you'll make this year!


18. 32nd New Zealand International Magicians Convention 2015
Message by Nopera Whitley (New Zealand)

Join the Wellington Magic Club on Labour Weekend 2015 for three days of magic.

When: 24th - 26th of October, 2015
Where: James Cook Hotel, Wellington City, New Zealand

Registration is Open

Register online at www.wellingtonmagic.co.nz or to download the registration form go to: http://www.wellingtonmagic.co.nz/register.pdf

Venue and Accommodation
The convention will be held at the Wellington James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, and we have secured a great room rate at $169 per night (King Bed or Double + Single Bed) which includes a full buffet breakfast for two. Rooms will be available for booking next week.

Headliners already confirmed include:
- Phil Cass and his partner Philippa
- Charlie Frye and his partner Sherry
- Nick Nickolas

For more information, or to get in touch, visit us at www.wellingtonmagic.co.nz.

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Our subscriber list is not made available to any other companies or individuals. We value every subscriber and respect your privacy. You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from the Magic New Zealand® E-zine at www.magicnewzealand.com Magic New Zealand® E-zine is published each Sunday. The opinions expressed therein are those of the individual contributors and not necessarily those of Magic New Zealand®. Neither Magic New Zealand® nor Alan Watson vouch for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, message, statement, or other information reported via Magic New Zealand® E-zine. Subscribers to this publication and authors who contribute to it by doing so agree they will not hold Magic New Zealand® or Alan Watson, jointly or individually liable or responsible in any way for the opinions expressed therein.
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