Coming up…

Unconventional.Lecture

Jonah “Ringmaster” Babins, Ben “Hostile Takeover” Train, Margaret Catwood, and Presto the Toronto Magic Company Raccoon spill the beans on Virtual Magic!

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern

Free for Members of the club, $5 for guests

On Zoom (the link will be posted on this page on the day of the lecture)



Meeting ID: 874 1487 0267
Passcode: 735350


In 2020 magic went through a radical change – moving predominantly online for the first time in existence.

During that time Ben Train and his [life] partner Jonah Babins performed more than 300 virtual shows for audiences all over the world – and of all ages and sizes. They also produced the world’s first 8-bit virtual magic convention, transformed their magic company so it could operate entirely online, and worked with countless magicians helping them with their virtual shows.

Now Ben and Jonah want to share what they learnt and answer any questions you might have. They’ve got advice on marketing your online shows, tips on how to maximize virtual audience engagement, and insight into what you can do to make 2021 your most magical year yet. This is not a traditional lecture filled with tricks – but it will be a fun night all about the world of virtual magic; filled with learning, laughs, and lots of snacks.*

*Provided you have a lot of snacks at home.


Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our virtual show in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Together, we raised over $5,550 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Center. 

If you missed the show, you can watch it below and you can still…