February Magic Meeting – Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 2017

Meeting Information

Hello Magicians!

The next meeting of Conjurers’ Court will be on Wednesday,  February 2nd, in the community room of the Mumford Road Sobeys. 7:00 PM.

Bring some magic, and start thinking about our upcoming auction coming in March.

See you all there! 

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 2017
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start to 10:00 pm close

Public Magic Show – Bus Stop Theatre – Tuesday, Jan. 17th

Come one, come all to a special magical showcase in cooperation with Terra Novella Theatre and the magicians of Halifax’s magic club, the Conjurors’ Court!

Get ready to be amazed, amused, and entertained by some of Halifax’s finest professional and hobby magicians. Tickets are pay what you can at the door or after the show.

There will be a bar available for refreshments as well. Children are allowed to attend although magic is not targeted at the young ones.

Time: Show starts at 7:30PM, with doors opening ~30 minutes before, show will run until about 9:30PM.

Place: Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street, Halifax

Date: Tuesday, January 17th

Price: Pay what you can

January Magic Meeting – Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 2017

Meeting Information

Hello Magicians!

The next meeting of Conjurers’ Court will be on Wednesday, January 4th, in the community room of the Mumford Road Sobeys. 7:00 PM.

As well as our usual business, this will serve as an opportunity to run through anything you might have planned for our club show on January 17th at the Bus Stop Theatre. Stay tuned for Facebook invites to the event that you can share with your friends.

See you all there! 

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 2017
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start to 10:00 pm close

December Christmas Gift Exchange – Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 2016

Meeting Information

 

Hello Magicians!

The annual Christmas meeting is Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of the Sobeys on Mumford Road.

 

The gift exchange has normally been a feature of this meeting. The gift exchange is voluntary. You can attend the meeting and participate in the round table as usual. But if you’d like to take part in this fun activity, the process is detailed below.

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Our annual Christmas Gift Exchange extravaganza works like this:
Look through your vast collection of magic items, books, videos, etc., for something you don’t want or need anymore, or spend $5 to $15 on something that could be considered to have a magic theme. You can use your imagination here.

Wrap your “gift” and write a note that will describe the item without giving away what it really is.

Make the description as lavish and as impossible sounding as you want while not straying too far from the essence of the item. Write it as though it’s a blurb in a magic advertisement or catalogue. We all know how accurate they can be. 😉 Check magic shop web sites for ideas.

For example, a deck of cards could be described as “a collection of items that can be used to create miracles for your audiences, a set of multi-purpose tools that can be used for either challenging, technically difficult effects or mind-numbing self-working demonstrations of your arcane powers.” An abbreviated example but you get the idea – just write something that would make suckers drop a hundred bucks or so.

All those who participate and bring a gift will have their names drawn at random, will perform their round-table trick, and then choose any of the wrapped items available.

See you all there!

 
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 2016
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start to 10:00 pm close

November Magic Meeting – Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2016

*NOTE* Meeting is earlier this month due to bookings in the community room

Meeting Information

Hello Magicians!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 7:00 pm, at the Sobeys on Mumford Road. We are having it earlier due to limited time slots this month. Come out and show us what you have been working on, talk about the latest magic news, and meet new members!

See you all there!
 
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2016
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start to 10:00 pm close

Magic Lecture – Ted & Marion Outerbridge – Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Magic Lecture – Ted & Marion Outerbridge Information

 

Hello Magicians!

We have a very special lecturer coming to the club THIS MONTH on Sunday, October 23rd. The location is the Sobeys Community Room on Mumford Road, and the start time will be 2:00 PM. This lecture is FREE for existing members who have paid their annual dues of $30, or even new members who would like to join as well. For non-members we will be charging $10 for the lecture which is a steal for the amazing Ted & Marion Outerbridge.

Below you can find some information on what to expect from this lecture, as well as a link to even more information and reviews. There should also be plenty of stuff to buy, so don’t forget to bring your wallets.

http://www.outerbridgemagic.com/outerbridge-lecture/

“If you are looking for new close-up or stand-up material, wondering how to market yourself, striving to move up to the next level, or just interested in a behind-the-scenes look at a touring illusion show, the Outerbridge lecture is a not to be missed experience.”

LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS

TIME OF DAY – The ultimate magic trick for television and radio appearances!

FLOATING BARRICADE LIGHT – The classic Zombie Ball reimagined as a construction barricade light.

PURPLE CARD – Bullet Through Card with a water pistol loaded with grape Kool-Aid.

TP PREDICTION – The ultimate “packs small, plays big” comedy prediction.

PERFUME – Predict the perfume a volunteer is thinking of.

TOURING SECRETS – How to book your show, what to do at media appearances, great publicity stunts, developing original material, a sample day in a touring illusion show, and more.

GYPSY THREAD – Thoughts on presentation and handling.

THE PSYCHIC IS RIGHT – Comedy mentalism at its finest and a highlight of Outerbridge performances for the past 23 years.

Hope to see a good turn out, and share this with your fellow magician friends!

 

Date: Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2016
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford Road, Halifax
Price: FREE for members (with dues paid), $10 for non members
Time: 2:00 PM

October Spooky Magic Meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 2016

Meeting Information

Hello Magicians!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 7:00 pm, at the Sobeys on Mumford Road. Once again we are having it a bit earlier since it worked well last month. This month make sure to bring some spooky magic if you have it, as Halloween is coming up soon. Would be great to talk about books or videos you have recently been reading or watching as well!

Also bring some cash for your annual dues, $30 as usual! This money goes towards lectures and other fun events for the club. 

See you all there!
 
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 2016
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start to 10:00 pm close

September Magic Meeting – Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2016

Meeting Information

Hello Magicians!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 7:00 pm, at the Sobeys on Mumford Road. We know it is earlier than usually, but the Sobeys Community Room is even busier in September than usual. It’s not so bad when you consider we haven’t been together since June. I’m sure we’re all eager to plunge back in.

Bring some new tricks you learned over the summer, new books, and anything else you would like to share with the club!

See you all there!
 
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2016
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start to 10:00 pm close

May Magic Meeting – Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Meeting Information

Hello Magicians

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 31st, 7:00 pm, at the Sobeys on Mumford Road.

Bring some tricks, do some magic, see some great people!

See you all there!
 
Date: Tuesday, May  31st, 2016
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start

April Magic Auction – Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Meeting Information

Hello Magicians

Our popular magic item auction night will be on Wednesday, April 27th at the Sobeys on Mumford Road. Start time: 7:00 pm. Get there early to set up if you are bringing items to sell!

This is always a great opportunity to sell some props, books, DVDs, etc. that you’ve squeezed the use out of and, at the same time, pick up a treasure or two that you may have coveted for awhile.

As a reminder, here are the details:

1. Prepare a list of your items and bring two copies.
2. Clearly label each item with the same name you have called it on your list. This should be obvious but you’d be surprised. Use PostIt Notes or just tape a piece of paper to the item.
3. Try to find the retail price for the item. If you don’t have it, check the online magic shops like Browser’s Den, Perfect Magic, Tannen’s, Denny & Lee, Hocus Pocus, Vanishing Inc. or wherever.
4. Print the retail price on the item label. Clearly list it as the retail price and not the reserve price (see #5). Note whether the retail price is in Canadian or US dollars.
5. If you have a reserve price (the least amount you’ll accept for the item) put that on the item label.
6. Arrive at the club by 6:30 in order to have time to set out your wares and to allow buyers to see them.
7. Smaller items are to be bundled in at least $5.00 packages – this allows us to speed along and have more time to get to all the items for auction.

The club keeps 10% of the sales price of the article.
Bring small bills if you plan to buy. We will not accept credit or debit cards. There are ALWAYS good deals available so bring lots of cash.

See you all there! Check out the pictures from last months meeting as well! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.536599513181122&type=1
 
Date: Wednesday, Apr.  27th, 2016
Place: Sobeys Community Room on Mumford
Time: 7:00 pm start