Archive | July, 2010

Diabolically Divine

30 Jul

On August 18, Magicana welcomes France’s Gaëtan Bloom to share his delightfully diabolical and devious creations.

Gaëtan Bloom

To the public, Gaëtan Bloom is a furiously funny master magician. In Europe is is recognized as a top performer close-up and on stage. He is a feature performer at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris where he has appeared over 4,000 times. He is also a sought-after television personality and a designer of special effects for film and theater.

To magicians, he is a fountainhead of creativity and cleverness, constantly pushing the boundaries of what you thought was possible. Recently, MAGIC Magazine called his  Bloomeries instructional DVDs “must have videos.”

We are pleased to invite Gaëtan to Toronto to delight and deceive us on

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tickets and information here.

This is a limited seating event -buy your tickets now before they disappear!

Gaëtan’s lecture is part of our summer series which also features Rafael Benatar (Spain) and Jim Steinmeyer (Los Angeles). Buy tickets to all three lectures and save $15.

In-Depth Card Magic

27 Jul

A Workshop for Serious Card Students

Since we announced our Summer Lecture Series in Toronto, we received requests for more in-depth and hands-on workshops. Thanks to the popular demand, we’re pleased to announce this special, limited-seat event:

Card Magic & Card Technique Workshop

Sunday, Aug 15 @ 1PM – Montreal

Tuesday, Aug 17 @ 7 PM – Toronto

Reserve your seat
50% sold

“Rafael has a real flair for presentation and his sleights are smooth as silk. He is well read in card magic, has a fine appearance and a charming personality.”
-Michael Skinner

Personable, intelligent and creative. I most certainly recommend seeing his lectures and reading his published material.
-Herb Zarrow

Learn the ins and outs of elegant card magic routines from Rafael’s working repertoire and get terrific advice on and finesse for essential card techniques such as controls, changes, and the handling of double cards. Find out how to improve the magic you already do through more thoughtful use of structure, misdirection and timing. More details.

See you there – bring your cards!

Don’t miss these upcoming lectures…

Aug18 @ 6:30 PM – Rafael Benatar & Gaëtan Bloom

Aug 22 @ 2:00 PM –  Jim Steinmeyer

See them all and SAVE:  The Pass

Montreal Magic Jam

23 Jul

An All-Day Magic Extravaganza

Montreal Magic Jam
August 15, 2010
Grand Plaza Montreal Centre-Ville Hotel


A one-day Montreal extravaganza.  Advance Tickets available for only $60, but only until August 1.

Elegant & Charming Master Magician Rafael Benatar

Exquisite card technique combined with perfect use of psychology,  misdirection and timing.

The Furiously Funny Gaëtan Bloom

Diabolically divine magic from one of the most original and creative performers in the world.

New Sensation Cheng Lin

The underground hit of last year’s CAM Convention. David Blaine calls him “an inspiration”.

Lecture prices go up on August 1st, so reserve your spot today.

Go to to grab your ticket.
For additional information, please contact Grant McSorley

Card Magic & Card Technique Workshop

On Sunday, August 15,  Rafael Benatar will also be presenting an intimate, hands-on, interactive workshop featuring some of the superb card magic from his working repertoire. Learn the finer points of his artistic card routines and invaluable finesse for fundamental technique such as the top change and his legendary handling of double cards.

This 3-hour workshop is strictly limited to ten participants. Click here to register now.

TORONTO Lectures

Featuring Rafael Benatar, Gaëtan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer August 18 & 22 – Click here to register.

Gee 20: A treat for Toronto

16 Jul

I consider Jim to be the most brilliant mind in magic.

Doug Henning

Jim Steinmeyer banner

Three days after we announced that “The Man Behind the Curtain” would be lecturing in Toronto, 20% of tickets immediately sold. Jim rarely lectures and this is his first in Toronto. Join us in Toronto on August 22 for our lecture with the one and only Jim Steinmeyer. This is a limited-seat event so we encourage you to buy now.

Gee 20 Lecture

In his lecture, Jim will be sharing some of his favourite close-up and stand-up pieces from his “Conjuring” Columns in Genii and MAGIC Magazines as well some new, unpublished items. The lecture will focus on practical material useful in a wide variety of situations.   Read more.

Sunday Aug 22 – 2PM – at Magicana

Register now!

Jim Steinmeyer

Jim is the celebrated creator of countless deceptions, from tiny “Impuzzibilities” to grand illusions employed by leading performers like Lance Burton, David Copperfield and Doug Henning.

He is also the author of several important books on the history of magic and great magicians including Chung Ling Soo, Alan Wakeling and Howard Thurston.

Bundle & Save

Don’t forget our fantastic double lecture with Rafael Benatar & Gaëtan Bloom. Get The Pass for all three lectures and save $15.   Read more.

International Stars of Magic

13 Jul

Magicana brings you three world-class magic lectures Aug 18 & Aug 22

Rafael Benatar
Charming incarnate: an elegant card handler, all the way from Madrid.

Gaëtan Bloom
Diabolically divine: a master mystifier from Paris.

Jim Steinmeyer
The man behind the curtain: universally regarded as the best brain in magic today – from Los Angeles.

Read more.


Wednesday, August 18 – 6:30 PM

Rafael Benatar & Gaëtan Bloom Double Lecture
Tickets $60 – Buy Now

Sunday, August 22 – 2:00 PM

Jim Steinmeyer
Tickets $30 – Buy Now

The Pass

Attend all three lectures on
Aug 18 & 22 for only $75Buy Now


Limited seating! Act now.

All lectures will take place at Magicana. Tickets are available onlineContact us for additional information or visit our website for details.


Save the Dates

12 Jul

Stay tunedMAGIC, MAGIC and more MAGIC!!

You will not want to miss a grand opportunity to see some fabulous magic on:

Wednesday, August 18 (6.30 PM); and

Sunday, August 22 (2.00 PM)

Mark it down if you want to see outstanding magic lectures.

Stand by… more info coming soon!

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