Sunday, 17th November
at The Birds and Bees, Easter Cornton Road, Stirling FK9 5PB,
7.30pm Start, £10 for Non members.
Please note this is a change to our normal lecture venue as we envisage a high turn out.
IN THIS ISSUE: JON’S SECRETS ARE EXPOSED!!
This will not be just another trick lecture or a dealer show. Jon will not
only teach you some great, original card magic, he will teach you some
sleights and techniques that you may have thought were out of your reach.
One of the things that makes Jon such an in demand performer, is the way he
has developed and integrated his character into his magic. It’s this
synthesis of performance; effect and character that can make ‘tricks’ become
magic. In addition to learning his original card ideas, he will also cover
topics such as learning, performance and character. These ideas are useable
whether you are a full time pro or just do a few tricks for family and
This recent Magic Castle award nominated lecture with cover techniques with
cards but that can be used to enhance all our magic.
This will be illustrated in the following effects:
The Blank Monte (A three card monte routine that takes the sting out of
magician is always right scenario and giving it a truly magical climax by
Reflexed (The opening of Jon’s stage act at the Magic Castle for years)
Orbs of Power (Follow the Leader in a way laymen will follow and love)
I Scream (A business card routine big in effect and in return on clients)
Out Of This Blah Blah Blah (A more commercial and entertaining Out Of This
World with no sleight of hand)
The Tiny Plunger (Making card tricks into card magic, using new moves and
thinking about the standard ones differently)
And many more, right out of Jon’s current award winning close up act.
Some of the following testimonials give you an idea of the powerful miracles
from his lecture!
“There’s an old saying: ‘If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools
me twice, it’s probably Jon Armstrong.’ At least that’s my version.” – Ian
Rowland, Magic Circular
“I Scream You Scream (possibly the best ever trick for getting your business
card into a spectator’s hand – and with a subtle way of making them contact
you afterwards) will make you money!!” – Martin Key, Abra
“A fun evening…flawless technique” – Bob Yelland, Maimi FL
“Dropping an email to say I found your lecture brilliant – it was
informative, interesting and entertaining. In particular, I enjoyed learning
the nuances of certain moves such as your second-deal and gin double.” –
Stephen Dobbs, Manchester
“Overall, Jon very much inspired with the sense that it is possible to make
a living with magic, and still have loads of fun. Oh, and he also showed us
a trick. One of the best tricks I have ever seen. With a prop and materials
I own, yet it totally fooled me. What was it? Well, you had to be there,
really.” – Ian ‘Mindwriter’ Carpenter, UK Magic Week
“Jon certainly kicked butt at Motor City. His performances and lecture were
really great. I believe he’s doing one more lecture, this time in Grand
Rapids MI. After that he’s off to Malaysia to return to his life as a
professional magician. If you’re in the area, don’t miss John’s last lecture
in Grand Rapids. This may be the last chance you have to see him for quite
awhile. Also, he’s making a tremendous deal on his notes and other items.
His work with the Frixion pen alone is worth the price of admission. This is
one of many that I’ll be using.” – Mike Powers, Linking Ring
For more information, visit Jon’s website at: www.cardjon.com
Jon Armstrong Bio
Jon Armstrong has performed for some of the most prestigious audiences in
over 30 countries worldwide. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Jon became
fascinated by the magic he saw in the theme parks around him and dreamed of
having his own show. This dream came true when Disney asked him to bring his
act to Epcot and he became the resident magician at Walt Disney World. He
was only 20.
After spending 5 years doing his show at Disney World, Vegas called and Jon
answered, becoming a recurring headliner at Caesar’s Magical Empire. It was
between these runs in Vegas that Jon started doing his tours all over the
world as both a performer and lecturer, teaching others how to add humor and
entertainment to their magic. Also he worked on many films and television
shows such as “The Mentalist” and “Spiderman 3” as a magic consultant and
designer. Walt Disney Imagineering, ITEC Entertainment and Landmark have
come to rely on Jon to help bring magic to all areas of theme park and
He now lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent performer at the world famous
Magic Castle. His TV appearances as a talk show guest, featured performer or
actor, include shows like “Magic Castle After Dark” on A&E, USA’s “Ready For
The Weekend”, Fox’s “Masters of Illusion.”, NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s
“Bachelorette” He has been featured in trade publications like Magic, The
Linking Ring, MUM and other magic journals worldwide. Stories have been done
on him in The New York Times, LA Magazine and Harpers just to name a few.
In December 2004 Jon appeared on the cover of Genii Magazine in a issue
dedicated to his magic. In April 2007 Jon Armstrong was named Close up
Magician of the Year by The Academy of Magical Arts. He has been nominated
seven times total as of 2012. With 2010 as the first year he has been
nominated for Lecturer of the Year by the AMA. He also serves as the
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Magical Arts, the
youngest person ever to be elected to this important group.
The biggest selling magic show on earth will appear in the UK featuring seven world grand master magicians in The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible.
The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible launched in January 2012 with a sell-out season at Sydney Opera House, reaching an audience of 31,000 in nine days, followed by a Mexico City eight-day season with an audience of 42,000. More recently the show packed out Adelaide Festival Centre and Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and will visit Auckland before a launching world tour from London’s West End. The hand-picked cast of internationally renowned illusionists together create a blockbuster stage show featuring a stunning mix of their most outrageous and unbelievable optical illusions including nail-biting Russian roulette, jaw-dropping acts of levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and escapes. This show sees the magicians take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past – such as Houdini – and combine it with contemporary sets, costume design, technology and live band Z, best known as touring band for hip hop legend NaS, to create a spell-binding family-friendly blockbuster.
Creative Producer Simon Painter says the show is a world first, with each of the seven international illusionists the best in their niche and together creating a 21st century stage spectacular that will leave audiences spellbound. “From Dan Sperry’s shock illusions to comedy magician Jeff Hobson to Escapologist Andrew Basso who performs the Houdini inspired underwater escape live on stage, there is no other group of magicians who can deliver
the mind-blowing entertainment that The Illusionists do at every show.
“Kevin James, The Inventor, is the man who created most of the famous illusions and tricks that you’ll see performed anywhere in the world by top magicians, and we have him bringing his favourite illusions to life as part of the show.” Robbie Macrae, Director of THE EDGE Performing Arts Centre says that The Illusionists is a magic show like never before seen in New Zealand and another major stage show for Auckland and the rest of New Zealand to enjoy. “We’re incredibly excited to have secured The Illusionists for a season at The Civic. We haven’t had a blockbuster magic show of this kind in Auckland before and we know that the theatricality and artistry of the show completely astonish our audiences.”
Monday 4th February
at Myreside Cricket Pavillion
The Watsonian Club
79 Myreside Road
Let’s all show our support for this guys.
Kilmarnock Magic Circle Interclub Night.,
Thursday 25th October,
Barr Castle Social Club,
Galston from 7pm to 10.00pm.
Could you please get back to us with numbers as food will be provided.
Those of you who who will be performing I ask you to think HALLOWEEN when doing the tricks.
Looking Forward to seeing you there.
Tuesday 14th February, at
The Station Hotel,
2 Foundry Loan,
starting at 7.30pm,
£10 entry to non members.
Mr Tango isn’t lecturing at the Blackpool convention, so this would be an opportunity to see his full lecture. It is called “Stress Free Magic” and is about 80 per cent coins and 20 per cent cards magic. All of the effects are practical and easy to do.
Marcelo is the owner of Tango Magic gaffed coins factory. Besides being a professional magician for more than 20 years, he has the only magic bar theatre in South American, called Bar Mágico.
Three years ago he invented a new gaffed coin called TUC (Tango Ultimate Coin) that was a truly revolution in the magic coin world, you can see this post in the The Magic Cafe forum: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=320107&forum=202&423&start=420 . This post is a record with more of 53000 visits and 200 reviews of his invention.
TUC allows to perform the most difficult coin magic routine to everybody in just a few minutes of practice.
For more information please contact Colin MacKenzie on 07825 576570 for ticket information.
Paisley Magic Circle are proud to present a Lecture by Shawn Farquhar on Thursday 29th September at;
St. Nianians Church
83 Blackstoun Road
Shawn Farquhar has been entertaining audiences around the globe for over two decades. His magic has been seen on Television shows like the X-Files and Highlander, in Motion Pictures like Spooky House and the Fly II, for corporate clients like IBM and Konica, and on the most luxurious cruise vessels such as Norwegian Star and Radiance of the Seas.
Recently Shawn has been a key note speaker/lecturer for the worlds best magic events including London’s famed Magic Circle, Siegfried and Roy’s World Magic Seminar and the world’s largest magic convention in Blackpool, England.
What sets him apart from every other “rabbit pulling” magic act? Just that! He’s not some rabbit pulling magic act. In fact he has been described as having “connected the skills of his talent with the passion in his heart”. Shawn offers a show that involves the audience in an experience of magic and comedy that is unparalleled.
Shawn offers a fast paced, audience participation experience that will draw everyone into an evening of entertainment you will not soon forget. As a two-time world champion of magic, Shawn knows the right blend of magic and comedy to make your guests have fun. After all…it’s his job!
Shawn’s unique look, flashy suits and infectious smile are all signs that you booked a professional. Shawn’s show is filled with incredible magic, gut busting humor and his dynamic personality which has earned him over 500 standing ovations in the last five years!
Don’t take our word. The Canadian Association of Magicians awarded Shawn the MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR in 2003 and 2010, the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians awarded him the GRAND PRIX D’HONNEUR, the International Brotherhood of Magicians awarded him both STAGE MAGICIAN and SLEIGHT OF HAND MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR, making him the ONLY magician in history to win BOTH world championships and the Olympics of Magic in Beijing, China awarded him the highest award in magic, the GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPION OF MAGIC in 2009!
For ticket details please contact GrahamWhyte on 10505 325998
Forth Valley Magic Circle held a lecture by International Comedy Magician Michael Finney on Tuesday 13th September. A great time was had by all and here are some photos taken on the night.
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This lecture will be in the SCA’s usual Venue of;
The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre,
Admission to non-members is £10.00
I hope you can make it along 7th
Secretary to the SCA
For more information please see his promotional flyer
The Station Hotel,
2 Foundary Loan,
Tuesday 13th September,
7.30pm Start – non memebrs £10
Comedian, magician, philanthropist, corporate spokesman, motivational speaker and more. Michael Finney has more sides to his life than a well-cut diamond. There is an authenticity to him that seems to disarm an audience instantly, causing everyone to feel as if a friend has just stepped on stage. One reason for the respect Finney gets from other professionals may be the incredible amount of entertainment he’s able to squeeze out of what seems to be so little. Give him a deck of cards, a pair of scissors, a rope and for the next hour the crowd can have the time of their lives! Finney’s confidence is a by-product of sincerity and the audience connects with it and feeds it back to him in a beautiful way. In Michael’s case, sincerity and authenticity transform a simple mixture of character, context, humor, and magic into something that not only entertains but inspires. It should be said that Michel Finney works clean! Many years of performing in comedy clubs have been assimilated into corporate work, creating an instinct for what’s appropriate at every venue – something his clients have learned they can depend on.
We expect this to be a sell out so if you plan on coming along can you contact firstname.lastname@example.org this will help us with the seating arrangements.