TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018 ‘DEALT’

We will be showing a wonderful movie! ‘Dealt’ is a documentary about Richard Turner, who is quite possibly the best card magician in the world today. What makes his act seemingly unbelievable is that he is totally blind. I saw Richard Turner at Magic Live in Las Vegas this past summer, and he amazed the 1500 magicians watching him do his stuff. The guy has a lot of personal charm too. This movie chronicles his life and how he came to be able to do things with cards that would seem to be beyond what a blind person could do.  His story is very inspirational. Don’t miss this movie! – Mark Tarses.

Time permitting, we will also have an open performance. Hope you can come out to join us!

6:00 PM – Doors Open

7:00 – Business Meeting and Magic Teach-In

8:00 – Showing of ‘Dealt’ and Open Performance

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017. ELECTION OF OFFICERS & SECRET SANTA

6:00PM. Doors Open

7:00PM. Business Meeting & Election of officers for 2018.

8:00PM. We will have the first ever OMC Secret Santa! In addition to electing a new president and board members, we will have the first ever OMC Secret Santa! Please bring one magic prop that you never were able to use and wrap it up and we will be randomly pairing you off with another magician to exchange gifts and create a new routine with the newly acquired props. We will end in a fun performance that is sure to be one of our most interactive meetings and it will only work if you come and be a part of the magic! Please note you are encouraged, but not required to participate, and we welcome anyone who is interested in also coming just to watch.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017. GENE ANDERSON LECTURE

6:00PM Doors Open

7:00PM Business Meeting. Nominations for officers for 2018.

8:00PM. Gene Anderson Lecture.
The​ ​Oakland​ ​Magic​ ​Circle​ ​Presents…
Gene​ ​Anderson’s​ ​Lecture:​ ​“The​ ​Book LIVE!”

Free to OMC members! $15 admission for non members

Gene Anderson’s The Book received stellar reviews when it debuted last
year. Teller called it, “A gold mine.” Nine years in the writing, each of its
twenty-three routines are from Gene’s current working repertoire, routined and tightened through many years of live performances for real people. All are described in every tiny detail.

“The Book LIVE!” Lecture builds on The Book in a rather unique way. After performing each routine, its live verbal explanation is the narration for a projected PowerPoint presentation. The resulting information is presented more succinctly, with more clarity, and more entertainingly than you’ve probably ever seen magic explanations before.

Each routine presented offers multiple lessons, but the Big Overall Take-Home Lesson is how overcoming shortcomings and tiny problems can take any published routine to higher ground. Ultimately this will make that chosen effect uniquely your own.

“Gene Anderson has raised the bar for the way all magic lectures should be done. I can honestly say it was the best lecture I have ever seen given.” – Stephen Bargatze

About​ ​Gene​ ​Anderson:

Using his joyful enthusiasm and an impish sense of
humor, the multi-talented Gene Anderson, who has
been a two time nominee for the Academy of
Magical Arts Academy Awards, skillfully weaves
laughter into each performance with an array of
eclectic props. Best known for his torn and restored
newspaper, Gene is far more than a one-trick pony,
a fact that will be immediately obvious and fully
appreciated at his “The Book LIVE!” lecture.

In​ ​this​ ​lecture,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​learn:
● Star of the Show
● Picto Transpo
● Nemo Jumbo Card Rise
● Improving your Routines
● The Hello Trick
● Vanishing Match
● Torn & Restored Newspaper
● Si Stebbins Card Routine
● Anderson Die Box Routine
● Venues and Tables
… and more, if time permits

Everything he lectures on is in
The Book, plus a whole lot more.
Special lecture price is $60 (cash)
or $65 (credit card).

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017. Oakland Magic Circle Northern California Magic Competition and Spaghetti Dinner

The Oakland Magic Circle invites the best magicians from the Northern California magic clubs to compete with the winner receiving a cash prize and the opportunity to perform at our February 2018 Installation Banquet.

The pasta banquet includes meat and vegetarian entrees, salad, vegetables, garlic bread, beverage, and for dessert a Mark Tarses chocolate dipped cookie.

To buy tickets, go to: Banquet Tickets.

Here’s the event flyer: OMCbanquet9:17

 

The Oldest Independent Magic Club West of the Mississippi!