A Secret Magic Party

Last week, a super secret organization hosted a super secret magic show then decided to blab about it because magicians are terrible at keeping secrets.

The freshly minted Toronto Magic Company helmed by Jonah Babins and Ben Train, hosted an invitation only launch party with a massive lineup, including two past presidents of the club. Here are some photos of the event from Eli Green.

The Browser’s Den Bash in the Toronto Star

This past weekend’s Browser’s Bash — Toronto’s new favourite local magic convention — was featured in the Entertainment section of today’s Toronto Star. You can read the article by Megan Dolski here.

 Browser’s Magic Bash is an annual massive meetup for 400 mostly local and a few international magicians. Here, amateur and professional escape artists, mentalists, comedians and prestidigitators convene for a quasi-networking, quasi-educational get-together that is really more like a massive family reunion than anything else.

The most important revelation at the end of the article:

Yes, he said, “there will be another bash.”

Announcing the May Lecture – Seol Park from Korea

Seol Park FISMPlease note: This meeting takes place on an off night, Monday, May 1, at the usual meeting place. There is no meeting the first Thursday in May.

When: Monday, May 1 at 7:00 PM

Where: St. Leonard’s Church (25 Wanless Ave, Toronto)

Admission: Free for members / $20 for guests

FISM winning magician from Korea, Seol Park will be joining us to lecture. Find out more about his lecture in the video below:

David Ben on the cover of Genii

17359275_1320590064645345_2586171903456860255_oDavid Ben is on the cover of the April 2017 issue of Genii Magazine. David is no stranger to members of the Hat & Rabbit Club, having been a prominent fixture of the local community for decades, including being president of the club (1984-85). He is also the author of the important modern books, Zarrow: A Lifetime of MagicThe Experts at the Card Table and part one of the Dai Vernon Biography… cough… still waiting for Part 2… cough

In recent years, he lectured for the club shortly before agreeing to shave off his celebrated mop of hair in order to raise nearly a quarter of a million dollars for cancer research.

The cover story focuses on his most recent show in Toronto, Hocus Pocus, along with his multitudinous other interests and obsessions in the world of magic.

Subscribers to the magazine should see their issues arriving in Canada soon.