April Lecture

*Note: This lecture is not the first Thursday of the month due to Passover.*

Barron & Athena Stringfellow: Magic in the Niche of Time

When: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern

Where: On Zoom

Admission: Free for Members/ $5 for Guests

Meeting ID: 873 0526 4494
Passcode: 291487


Barron & Athena have assembled a Zoominar about finding your niche. Whether you are a professional, a hobbyist or in another field than magic entirely, niching is a great way to add value to whatever you do! This is a lecture about the business side of magic, but Barron still has a few tricks up his sleeve for virtual guests.

From Barron Stringfellow:

I have been niching almost from the very beginning in 1973.

My first show was a “Blue and Gold” banquet for Cubs. I felt that if I used blues and golds, magic from the scout handbook and networked with the leaders, it would be beneficial. It was. I worked Blue and Golds & even Jamborees using only Magic from the Scout Handbook. Been Niching ever since!

That was the primary niche which branched off into The sub niche, which became kid’s fashion show performances. Toss in a couple very notable birthday parties for flavor! No pageants, please! There was also a certain “allure” to the lounge shows of the time to feature young performers during the afternoons in Vegas. Sub niche number 4.

You will hear more about the progression during the seminar!

A Blast from the Past

One of our members, Glenn Ottaway, shared a little piece of Toronto magic history. This issue of The City, a magazine insert from the Toronto Star had a large section dedicated to the local magic scene including Doug Henning, Len Cooper and the Hat & Rabbit Club.

You can read it all here:

The City – The Toronto Star Sunday Magazine – January 22, 1978

March Virtual Lecture – Kozmo

When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 7:00 PM

Where: On Zoom (Link posted here on the day of the lecture)

Admission: Free for members of the club, $5 for guests

Meeting ID: 818 1666 0028
Passcode: 118709


Kozmo is one of the world’s best-known street performers. A disciple of Cellini, the king of the streets, Kozmo has entertained audiences from Bourbon Street to the Great Wall of China.

During this lecture Kozmo will teach his Matrix – a killer two cpoin routine. He will show off The Jar, with some great magic, and many other cool ideas. There will be stories from the streets, including one about the late great Harry Anderson. He’ll also talk theory, including hat pitches and building audiences. He will also share his ideas on practice and improving your classic palm. Don’t miss this great opportunity!