JUNE 4, 2019. ANNUAL LLOYD JONES CLOSE-UP MAGIC COMPETITION

6:00PM. Door open.

7:00PM. Business meeting

7:45PM. Competition

June is our annual Lloyd E. Jones Close Up Contest.

First prize is $150. Second prize is $75.

Here are some of the basic rules:

– All acts are to be 6-12 minutes in length.

– Family friendly material.

– No fire, flames, or smoke is permitted in the hall.

– All non-competing OMC members are eligible to vote.

– Voting members must be present for the full duration of the competition.

– Contest participation is open to current OMC members and non-members who join the OMC on contest night.

– If you wish to compete, please email John Owens at conjuriana@gmail.com and let him know as soon as possible that you will be competing.

Svengali Deck Teach In – TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019

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SVENGALI DECK -TEACH-IN WITH FREE SVENGALI DECKS!

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.

AGENDA

6:00pm- Doors Open

7:00- Business Meeting.

7:30- Svengali Deck Teach-In

8:00- Screening

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.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019. ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND AUCTION.

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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

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019

Ball & Vase Teach In and Open Performance.

Every paid member of the OMC will receive a free large size 4″ tall Ball & Vase! If you haven’t paid your dues for 2019, you can do so at the meeting.

Here’s the March newsletter. Thanks to Gary Meyer: OMC3:19newsletter

6:00PM. Doors Open

7:00PM. Business Meeting.

7:30PM. Ball & Vase Teach-In

8:00PM. Open Performance.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019. INSTALLATION BANQUET & MAGIC SHOW


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!

To buy tickets, go to: Brown Paper Tickets.

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