Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

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Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 1st, 2012, 4:00 pm

Magic Castle Happenings The Good Stuff (April 2012)

And the Award Goes To

An incredible evening of awards and magic and partying was had by all on this April Fools' Day.

Here are the Fellowship Honorees (as awarded by the Board of Trustees):

Literary Fellowship: Roberto Giobbi

Performing Fellowship: Finn Jon

Creative Fellowship: Lubor Fiedler

Lifetime Achievement Fellowship: James Randi

Masters Fellowship: Ren Lavand

2011 Magician of the Year: Lu Chen

Awards of Merit were bestowed upon Ira Goldstein, the Skirball Cultural Center, and the Los Angeles Fire Department

Junior Achievement Awards were presented to Tricky Devil, Sean Trinh, and Krystyn Lambert

And the member-voted awards went to:

Lecturer of the Year: Howard Hamburg

Parlour Magician of the Year: Helder Guimaraes

Close-Up Magician of the Year: Derek DelGuadio

Stage Magician of the Year: Rob Zabrecky

Congratulations to all the winners: well deserved! And a special thanks to Max Maven, Mac King, and the entire production team!!!

PerksLots of Perks Gordon Gekko

Its no joke, the first week of April has not one, but two Perks scheduled for members:

Monday, April 2: Creativity Session w/Lubor Fiedler & Mark Setteducati

Wednesday, April 4: Mike Caveney on the poster collection on display at the Magic Castle

Both events start at 8:00PM in the Inner Circle

Kids..Lots of Kids

April 5 is one of the always popular Young Adults nights. This is where youngsters age 13 and up may go to the Magic Castlewith a memberduring regular business hours. (Dress code applies.) Ive seen how these kids behave and its better than some of the adults. (Perhaps its time for the powers that be to consider doing this on a monthly basis. After all, the importance of these youths to the future of magic and the Magic Castle cannot be diminished.)

The Easter Bunny Out of the Castles Hat

The Easter Bunny will be at Sunday Brunch on April 8. Photos will be available for purchase. And there will be an Easter Egg Hunt around the Castle.

CHA-CHING!!!

Mark the date: Saturday April 14 is the spring edition of the Magic Castle Swap Meet. Everyone is welcome (non-members pay a small door charge.) Doors open at 9:00 AM.

Hanging with Houdini

Three non-dining Houdini Sances are scheduled for the evening of April 19: 6, 8, and 9:45 PM. Hang with Houdiniand experience a GREAT show with host Leo Kostkafor only $35. ($40 gets you a commemorative coin.) Call 323-851-3313 ext. 434 for details!

Hoo Could it Be???

The will be a taping of Whos Hoo at the Castle on April 23, but just hoo the subject(s) is/are has not yet been divulged. Its always a party with Fitzgerald and the band, so stay tuned for details.

This is a Test

Wednesday April 25 will be the first Members Only night in quite a long time. Guests are allowed in only with a member. There are plans for a couple Mystery Guests who will be performing in the Peller Theater and behind the WC Fields Bar. Whether more will happen depends on its success, so if you want more of these nights, show the BoD by taking advantage!

Lavish Lecture Lineup

Even though there isnt one on the 1st, the April Members Lecture schedule is impressive:
April 8: SOMA (the 2011 FISM Grand Prix winner)

April 15: Daryl (the one and only Fooler-Dooler his own selfand a FISM winner too!)

April 22: John Van Der Put (the Magic Circles 2011 Close-Up Magician of the Year)

April 29: Tony Montana (award winning close-up performer from Buenos Aires)

Quite an award-winning lineup for April: no foolin!


Current Performers Schedule:
http://www.magiccastle.com/schedule/

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 2nd, 2012, 5:20 am

The AMA Award winners are in and they are listed above as promised!

Sorry to say that I tanked the day/date of the Mike Caveney perk above (now corrected). Its Wednesday April 4. And note that all members (Associate and Magician) are invited to this special event.

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Postby The Magic Apple » April 2nd, 2012, 11:48 am

Congratulations to all the award winners! It just goes to show, that if you hang out at The Magic Apple - you win awards.
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Postby Pete Biro » April 2nd, 2012, 12:12 pm

Great to see Lu Chen do my Ghostly Linking Finger Rings. whoohaaa
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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Lisa Cousins » April 2nd, 2012, 5:24 pm

Lu Chen's performance was clearly aimed at his fans back home, and not at the people in the room. The feeling was not that the cameras were capturing a live performance, but that we were a studio audience witnessing a television taping.

This is not praise or complaint - just an observation.

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Pete Biro » April 3rd, 2012, 3:24 am

Interesting... could be... maybe the TV folks helped pay his way over? I know Monday morning he was flying back home.

He is used to doing TV Specials... maybe that is his forte... and where his income is derived.
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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 3rd, 2012, 3:51 am

I just returned home from the Lubor Fiedler perk. My mind is still spinning. The man is amazing. There were many "what the..." moments. Thanks to Mr. Fiedler, Mark Setteducati, Max Maven, and the Castle Trustees for holding this great evening.

Next up, Mike Caveney and the Castle's poster collection!

(And Michael, if you're reading this: Thank you again. Really, you are also one of a kind.)

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 6th, 2012, 1:25 am

Last nights Poster Perk by Mike Caveney was fantastic. He went through all of the (old) posters at the Castle, including the ones that adorn the mens rooms walls. He talked about lithography and restoration and even value. Hopefully everyone there will be able to remember the history behind those wonderful artifacts for when they are giving their guests a tour of the old clubhouse.

It has been an unbelievable week at the Castle. First a fantastic awards show, then Lubor Fiedler, and then Caveney. And of course the talent in the showrooms is excellent. Its been a long time since I have gone to the Castle three times in one week.

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 10th, 2012, 5:44 pm

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of April 9:

The Close-Up Gallery
John Carney
Tam Vo

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Daryl (early and late shows)

The Palace of Mystery
Kerry Pollock
Kerry Ross
Jade

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Brian Gillis

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
Robert Dorian
Tony Clark

Friday Lunch
Tam Vo

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Bill Perron & Paola

Sunday Lecture (4/15): Daryl

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » April 11th, 2012, 2:00 pm

Absolutely; the poster presentation was first-rate, and with comic relief in the running joke about Milt's sometimes rough handling and questionable placement of rare posters.

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 14th, 2012, 2:13 am

Don't forget that the Swap Meet is Saturday (4/14) starting at 9 AM. Daryl is in town, so I suspect he will be selling stuff. I know that Mike Caveney will be there (and he has a new poster every Caveney fan must have; this one already purchased his).

Nonmembers are welcome ($8 entry charge).

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Postby Dustin Stinett » April 16th, 2012, 1:53 am

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of April 16:

The Close-Up Gallery
Joe Monti
John George

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Roberto Mansilla
Will Fern

The Palace of Mystery
Mark Haslam
Mike Chao
Piff the Magic Dragon

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
George Millward

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
Alfonso
Chris Korn

Friday Lunch
Joe Monti

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Tim Mannix

Sunday Lecture (4/22): John Van Der Put (but you know him better as Piff the Magic Dragon)

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 18th, 2012, 9:56 am

Johnny Thompson's doing a One Night Stand at the Magic Castle. See Jack Lovick's post on this special event:

http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubb ... ber=264851

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 22nd, 2012, 6:42 pm

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of April 23. Dont forget the special one-night appearance by Johnny Thompson! (Id see you there, but about the time hell be taking the stage, Ill be wheels down coming home from Chicago. :( )

The Close-Up Gallery
Tom Ogden
Rich Cowley

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Handsome Jack
Doug Brewer

The Palace of Mystery
Mark Kornhauser
Eli Kerr

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Jon Armstrong

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
Dave Cox
Bruce Gold

Friday Lunch
Tom Ogden

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Jersey Jim

Wednesday, 4/25 Members Only Night a special one-night appearance by Johnny Thompson!

Sunday Lecture (4/29): Tony Montana


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Postby JohnCox » April 27th, 2012, 1:54 pm

Took myself to the Castle last night and saw Handsome Jack, Tom, and the Palace show. Absolutely sensational! Also met a relation of the Thayers. Great night.
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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 27th, 2012, 5:01 pm

I would like someone to please report on the Members Only Night here (I couldn't be thereI was white-knuckling it on a 757 inbound from Chicago). I hear that it was fantastic.

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Postby Pete Biro » April 27th, 2012, 7:39 pm

FANTASTIC, crowded, but worth it to see Johnny Thompson do is 'other' stuff: Balls in Net, Egg Bag and his trade show Nemo 1500. And Jon Armstrong at the bar FOOLED THE C OUT OF ME with is new "Plunger" CARD ROUTINE. A tiny, toy toilet plunger... won't say more,you must see.
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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby West McDonough » April 27th, 2012, 10:11 pm

Johnny's egg bag was the best I've ever seen. Worth the line!

It was almost as crowded as a weekend, except you knew most of the people and they were all well behaved. There were moments when I just stopped to wonder at the beauty of the place full of smiling people, all talking to each other and apparently having a fabulous time. A wonderful, convivial evening all around!

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Don Hendrix » April 27th, 2012, 11:39 pm

Johnny's egg bag is also the best that you will ever see. Glad you had such a great time. Wish I could have been there.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » April 27th, 2012, 11:50 pm

Don, have you seen Bob White do the Egg Bag?
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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Don Hendrix » April 28th, 2012, 9:55 am

Yes, I have. I have also seen Charlie Miller do it. I love Bob White, but I still prefer John's.

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 28th, 2012, 7:57 pm

I know its short notice, but I just found out about it myself. Judd Ehrlichs new documentary, Magic Camp made its world premiere yesterday at the Newport Beach Film Festival. For AMA members only, there will be a private screening of the movie in the Inner Circle at 3:00 PM. More information on the film can be found here: http://www.magiccampmovie.com/

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby West McDonough » April 29th, 2012, 8:23 am

Jonathan and I saw the premiere in Newport Beach yesterday, and very much enjoyed it. I recommend you catch it at the Castle if you get the chance.

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Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2012)

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 30th, 2012, 12:41 am

Heres the Magic Castles schedule for the week of April 30.

The Close-Up Gallery
Dirk Holtkotte
Henry Evans

The Parlour of Prestidigitation
Tony Montana
Greg Wilson

The Palace of Mystery
Gregory Wilson
Dimmare
Christopher Hart

W.C. Fields Bar (Friday and Saturday)
Mike Pisciotta

The Peller Project (Friday Saturday)
McMaster & Mad
Mystery & Mayhem

Friday Lunch
Dirk Holtkotte

Saturday and Sunday Brunch
Randy Kappe

Sunday Lecture
(5/6) Henry Evans


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