Gary Meyer will be giving a Svengali deck teach-in and giving away 30 Svengali decks!
We will also be showing Make Believe!
We encourage young magicians to join us as the program will have special interest to them.
6:00pm- Doors Open
7:00- Business Meeting.
7:30- Svengali Deck Teach-In
SVENGALI TEACH IN
The Teach-in will be about the Svengali Deck (all paid members will get a free deck and, subject to supply, guests under 18).
Using the Svengali Deck requires minimal skill (though practice is essential). It is an easy way to force a card where sleights are not needed to carry a magical routine forward. Gary Meyer first encountered a Svengali Deck as a preteen and will perform a routine combining the deck with other props and then discuss the workings of the Deck. We encourage others to perform their own acts using Svengali principles including Double Blanks, Sven Pad or even the Magic Coloring Book.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
MAKE BELIEVE is a coming of age journey set in the quirky subculture of magic, MAKE BELIEVE follows six of the world’s best young magicians as they battle for the title of Teen World Champion.
This movie has an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes »
Tuesday April 2 Meeting – Our Annual Flea Market and Auction
“Positively, unquestionably the largest and finest such event in Northern California. One that should not be missed by any practitioner of the conjuring art.”
Don’t miss this year’s Flea Market and Auction! It will be on Tuesday, April 2rd. It is always the biggest in the San Francisco Bay Area! Doors open at 5:00 PM for sellers, 5:30 PM for buyers, and the auction starts at 8:00 PM. $15 for a seller’s table and $10 for OMC members. See you there!
Sellers: Remember to bring change, $1 and $5 bills. Also, bags for buyers to take home their purchases and price stickers.
Buyers: You should also bring change as well, $1 and $5 bills. Remember that you cannot pay for auction purchases with credit or debit cards. The Oakland Magic Circle has no way to process card transactions. Some flea market sellers accept credit cards, but most do not.
Bjornson Hall, 2258 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602
Oakland Magic Circle’s annual Installation Banquet to honor the incoming officers will take place Tuesday February 5, 2019 at Bjornson Hall on MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland.
The magic entertainment will include Carisa Hendrix, star of her own Las Vegas magic and illusion show and five time award winning entertainer and Cousin Otis, winner of 2018 Northern California Inter-Club Stage Competition.
The Banquet offers a choice of Salmon, Tri-Tip Beef, Chicken, or vegan main course, salad, vegetable and potato, and a Mark Tarses chocolate dipped cookie for dessert.
Schedule of events:
6 PM Doors Open
7 PM Dinner is Served
8 PM – Showtime!