Read the OMC September Newsletter

Mike Caveney‘s Sept. 7 lecture, “One Hundred Years of Sawing,” was filled with surprises and revelations. We can’t wait to get the book and learn even more. Explore Mike’s website. It is the only place you can buy the limited edition book and like most of his other books it will become a collectible when it goes out of print.

Sawing in Half in Comics & Cartoons (updated)

The Oakland Magic Circle presents:


Mark your calendars.

Tuesday, October 5 at 7pm PDT

October is the time of year when we like all things scary.

Christian Cagigal is returning on Tuesday, October 5 for a very special Halloween meeting with conversations, theory, ideas and the teaching of  magic effects.  Last year he brought us Todd Robbins, David Parr and Paul Draper  and this year we have another stellar line-up.

Christian is a nationally known magician and the host of San Francisco’s  Ghost Hunt, the city’s first and best ghost tour.

His featured guests are:

Tiffany Allen – the modern day Georgia Wonder 

Joe Diamond – Mind Reader and Magician- Check out his 2021 Halloween shows  

Aiden Sinclair produces shows at the Stanley Hotel (the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in THE SHINING)

Members and visitors are encouraged to perform after the lecture.

These lectures are free to all current OMC members.

To join see below.

Individual admissions will be $10 or join the club for $20 ($10 for juniors under 15) and get many benefits. Details below.


OMC Virtual Magic Contest

The Oakland Magic Circle is pleased to announce another OMC Virtual Magic Contest will be conducted via a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, beginning at 7:00 pm.  Now is the time for Members to polish their acts for presentation during the Contest.  

Cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $150 for First Place, $100 for Second Place and $75 for Third Place.

Eligibility: All OMC Members and Membership Applicants who have paid their dues for 2021 are eligible to participate in the Contest.

 ​​All categories of magic (Close-Up, Parlor, Stage, etc.) are welcome to participate in the Contest.  Performances may be either “live” or pre-recorded for presentation during the Zoom meeting.  Performances should be at least six minutes in length and no longer than twelve minutes. 


Sign in to your PayPal account here, or register for one:​ ​
2) Send $10 to:​ ​

Note that you are sending money to a friend to avoid a service charge.

Also state the name of the lecturer in the note section.

You will get your link by 3pm on Tuesday, the day of the lecture (the night before for afternoon lectures).


There are currently 89 members including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors. Join us.

2021 dues are $20.00 through December, 2021.

Youth Membership- under 15-year-olds: $10

If you want to apply for membership send an email to requesting an application.

Please mail a check to:

Oakland Magic Circle
c/o Marc McGuire
1737 Alhambra Lane
Oakland CA 94611


Use your PayPal account to pay dues– enter the following information to send your $10 or $20 payment to Oakland Magic Circle:
1) Sign in to your PayPal account here, or register for one:​ ​
2) Send money to:​ ​

Note that you are sending money to a friend.

Joining or renewing now will get you:

Exclusive Members Only benefits through December 2021:

Free Admission to all OMC Lectures, even if there is a fee for non-members

Exclusive access to most past lectures (you’d pay more than the dues fees just to see one of them from a dealer)

Eligibility to compete for cash prizes and trophies in OMC contests

Access to our large library of books and DVDs (when we can meet in person again) and regular updates of what we have

-10% Discount on orders of $40 or more from Byron Walker Magic Books

-10% Discount on orders of $30 or more (in-person, by phone or online) from Misdirections Magic Shop in San Francisco

Free magic props for special in-person teach-ins

-Advance announcement for special events so you can reserve your place

                                     -More benefits coming

Your modest dues (we have kept them low for years) help us:

-Present monthly events including lectures, contests, and when in-person meetings return, our auction/flea market, two dinner shows, renting a meeting hall with a fully equipped stage, increasing our fantastic library, all while providing a forum for local magicians to meet and share.

It isn’t just about paying your dues but helping build our club, the oldest independent magic club west of the Mississippi, operating continuously since 1925. We want you to help keep the club relevant and contemporary, both learning from past and present trends while looking to the future.

We look forward to all meeting in person in January 2022 at our beautiful new meeting place to be announced soon.


  • See top Bay Area magicians perform.

  • All ages welcome.

  • Learn from exceptional lecturers.

  • Participate in club competitions.

Upcoming and Past Meetings

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Protected: Online Magic Competition – Feb 2 2021

The Oakland Magic Circle Contest Contest, February 2, 2021 Participants (with links to websites) in order of appearance and time codes: Dale Chung and Korene Tom  - 1:09 Susan Zeller  -12:55 Marc McGuire – 23:00 James…
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Protected: Anna DeGuzman – Queen of Cardistry – Oakland Magic Circle Lecture

What Anna DeGuzman can do with a deck of 52 cards will make your head spin! Manipulating cards into impossible 3-D configurations, she cuts, flings, flips, rotates, juggles and shuffles playing cards in the middle of the street, along train…

Club Competitions