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!

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!

Boris Wild – Virtual Lecture

Thursday, February 4, 2020 at 7PM Eastern

Free for members, $10 for guests

A selection of Boris Wild’s best creations you can perform online or with social distancing. Are you doing virtual shows or want to and are looking for strong magic you can perform online?  Do you want to learn new routines you can perform with social distancing once you can do live gigs again? Do you want to spend two hours with a FISM winner teaching you some of his best card effects and interacting live with you, all from your home?

Well, look no further… Boris Wild’s LIVE Online Lecture is made for you!
The effects you will learn have all been thought out so you can perform them either through the lens of a camera or by keeping a distance from people. They are all visual and allow your viewers or spectators to play an active part in them from where they are. They also require very little sleight of hand so you can focus on the interaction with your audience.
See you soon at Boris Wild’s LIVE Online Lecture!

Boris Wild is an international performer, creator, author and lecturer from Paris. He is a Grand Prix Winner at the FFAP French Championships of Magic, a Monte Carlo Magic Stars Award Winner and a FISM Winner at the World Championships of Magic.

He has appeared on many international TV shows such as Penn & Teller: Fool Us (he fooled Penn & Teller), Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde (five times), Champions of Magic (USA), Magic Castle 2018 (Japan)…

He has also appeared in the photo exhibition The World’s Greatest Magicians in Stockholm and on the cover of international magazines such as The Linking Ring, Magicseen and GENII.

Boris has been the Chairman of the Close-up Jury at the FISM World Championships of Magic in Beijing and is the recipient of the Robert-Houdin Silver Medal.


Mike Caveney & Tina Lenert: Mops and Magic Posters

When: 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 1, 2020

Where: On Zoom (link provided to ticket holders)

Admission: Free for Members / $20 for Guests

That Hat & Rabbit Club in Toronto presents an informal get together with Mike Caveney and Tina Lenert.

Tina has just released a new book “Finding the Spotlight”, part of Vanishing Inc’s Astonishing Essay series.

Mike is going to be sharing some of the mysteries of “Egyptian Hall Museum” and its relationship to a special magic happening in Toronto.

Tina Lenert’s life in magic began with a chance visit to the Magic Castle. She was already a professional mime, and the Castle inspired her to find ways to combine the arts of mime and magic. She has been doing that ever since, creating various acts that have earned her numerous awards, including Magic Castle Stage Magician of the Year. Her performances have taken her around the world several times including performances at the London Palladium, Princess Grace Theatre in Monte Carlo, the Wintergarten in Berlin.

Mike’s talents have taken him from Japan to Russia, from Monte Carlo to Borneo, Australia, China, throughout Europe, South America and most of the 50 States. On television, Mike was dubbed one of the NEW VAUDEVILLIANS and the Hollywood Reporter described him as “…one of the funniest magicians in America.”

He is a member of the Inner Magic Circle of London, England and a life member of Hollywood’s Magic Castle where he has twice been voted Stage Magician of the Year.

Mike has performed on the legendary Orient Express, at the London Palladium, at the Sydney Arts Festival and was featured on NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic television special, the Late Late Show with James Corden, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Mike has written more than a dozen books on the practice, theory, and history of magic including Magicomedy, The Great Leon. Harry Anderson–Wise Guy, and Carter the Great, which was awarded the John Nevil Maskelyne award for literature by London’s Magic Circle plus additional awards from The Milbourne Christopher Foundation and the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame. In 1999, Mike was awarded the Literary Fellowship by Hollywood’s Magic Castle. He co-wrote Servais Le Roy – Monarch of Mystery and Kellar’s Wonders. In 2009 Germany’s Taschen Books published MAGIC – 1400s to the 1950s. This massive tome, co-written with Jim Steinmeyer, has been translated into six languages. Mike has published three volumes of his on-going column Classic Correspondence from Egyptian Hall Museum. His life and all of his original magic appears in Mike Caveney Wonders and The Conference Illusions, a two-volume set that earned him the ‘Sharing Secrets’ award from the Allan Slaight Foundation in Toronto

YOU MUST RESERVE A TICKET IN ORDER TO GET THE LINK TO JOIN THE VIRTUAL LECTURE. 

If you do not already have Zoom, you can download the application for free and sign up here.