Monthly Archives: March 2017

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.

Broken Wand: Msgr. Vincent Foy

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Longtime members of the club will have heard of Msgr. Vincent Foy. One of the country’s longest-serving Catholic priests, passed away earlier this week at the age of 101.

Among magicians, he was better known for his contributions to the literature of magic, including publications released under the pen name “Dr. George E. Casaubon” and for his assistance in writing the important books The Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram and Bertram on Sleight of Hand. Later, in his nineties, Ron van Someren photographed him performing the nearly one hundred one-handed cuts with playing cards he invented, which were compiled and published in 2011 A Cut Above.

More information is available at:

http://www.catholicregister.org/item/24590-msgr-vincent-foy-longest-serving-priest-in-toronto-archdiocese-dies-at-101

Micky Hades: Guest of Honour at the Magic Collectors Weekend

Magicana has announced the Guests of Honour at the upcoming Magic Collectors Weekend in Montreal. Along with Bill Kalush of the Conjuring Arts Research Centre in New York, Canadian Micky Hades will be honoured.

Micky Hades

Micky Hades

The conference will be May 25-27 in Montreal. Registration is still open.