Simply Virtual

A panel on magic in the age of digital reproduction

Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern

On Zoom: ID 850 4812 3673 Passcode: 086729

Free for members, $5 for guests.



Hosted by David Peck

Featuring:

Jonah Babins
Matt DiSero
Michael Feldman
Graemazing

Steffi Kay
Felice Ling
Aaron Matthews
Mysterion
Ben “Racoon Tamer” Train

In the past year we have been forced to make drastic and rapid changes if we wanted to continue performing. We have assembled a panel of performers, each of whom has made their own transition into the virtual space and found a way to perform from home. The panel will share their experiences, what works, what doesn’t, the challenges they have overcome and the gadgets and gizmos that make virtual performances possible.

Hosted by David Peck. David is the host of the Face2Face podcast with over five hundred episodes as well as a philosopher and a life-long student of magic. He will try to keep our ragtag rig of rowdy rapscallions and ragamuffins under control.

Jonah Babins is the host of the Discourse in Magic podcast, The Newest Trick in the Book and the co-founder of the Toronto Magic Company. In addition to professional development, he enjoys long walks on the beach and unrolling his eyes after Ben Train has done something irritating.

Matt DiSero is a magician, comedian and aspiring Time Lord. Along with his trusty sidekick Hartnell the Chicken he has brought joy, delight, wonder and sarcasm to audiences across Canada and the world.

Michael Feldman nerdy intellectual property lawyer by day, nerdy magic superstar by night, masked crime fighter at tea time. Known for blending mind bending sleight of hand with mind blowing philosophical puzzles.

Graemazing is a level seven wizard with a black belt and a starfish badge in mind reading. Yes, those are real things.

Steffi Kay is the taller and more sartorially resplendant half of the Sentimentalists having appeared on America’s Got Talent & Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Felice Ling is a social scientist, a Boston-based magician, and an international street performer. She has performed in festivals and on the streets of three different continents, but spent most of her pre-pandemic time performing in Boston’s Faneuil Hall. She’s also the Founder of the Boston Magic Lab, a monthly open mic magic show that just celebrated its one year anniversary.

Aaron Matthews has been electrifying crowds across Canada and the Caribbean since he was four years old. In his teenage years, Aaron was a featured Magician at some of the biggest theme parks and fairs in Canada including Canada’s Wonderland & West Edmonton Mall. For the past two October’s you can find him starring in his spookiest creation, The Kill Show, featured at Toronto’s Largest Halloween Attraction. Off stage he’s a writer & consultant bringing magic to TV Shows, Music Videos & Major Theme Park Entertainment. Nearest to his heart, Aaron performs for children in hospitals around the world who need positivity and laughter the most! Aaron’s currently performing the finale of Illusionarium in Toronto!With his amazing one of a kind magic, hilarious personality and engaging nature, you will be sure to have a blast with Aaron Matthews!

Mysterion is Toronto’s crown prince of weird. Vincent Price meets Eddie Munster… with Don Cherry’s wardrobe. The shorter half of the Sentimentalists, who have appeared on America’s Got Talent and fooled Penn & Teller.

Ben Train is a trainer of racoons, wrangler of ducks and connoisseur of fine whiskeys. He has lectured across Canada, the US, the UK and now performs virtually at the Margaret Catwood Virtual Magic theatre alongside Jonah Babins who after being in lockdown with him for nine months has managed somehow not to smother him in his sleep.

Are you really still reading this at this point? We gave up after Felice.