The Oakland Magic Circle presents a Virtual Lecture by

HEATHER ROGERS: Show BUSINESS

Tuesday, March 2 at 7pm (PST)

Free to OMC 2021 Members.

Non-Members: $10 (see below)

Heather explains: Given that all magicians get a plethora of magic ’trick’ instruction, I wanted to offer my unique perspective of being a full-time magician for the past 20 years.

 I will cover

1) What is Show BUSINESS in the new paradigm? (My thoughts on the future of virtual, hybrid and live entertainment)

2) The 7 steps of the sales process (applies to any business, not just professional magicians)

3) The 5 pillars of your business 

4) Your niche and ideal client… “I help ____ do _____ so they can _____.”

5) Hot seats and individualized coaching on your unique brand, your driving ‘why’ and other issues during a Q&A.

 I will also teach some impromptu magic with drinking coasters, rubber bands etc.”

Heather Rogers is an award winning Magician and precision performance Speaker who has presented customized magical programs at over

4,000 public and private events ranging in all sizes and venues, from Barack Obama’s I

naugural Ball in D.C. to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Heather has delivered this presentation on Jeff McBride’s Magic and Mystery School when she was the host and also at the Mystery School’s recent “Sisters of Mystery” virtual conference.

.Heather’s websites and videos:

www.heathermagic.com
www.curatedentertainment.biz 

If you are a 2021 paid member of the OMC you will receive a link to the lecture on Tuesday afternoon by 3pm. You do not need to do anything else.

If you are not a member we encourage you to join and get free lectures throughout the year, access to watch most of them again or if you missed it via a member’s password, get a 10% discount from Misdirections Magic Shop and Byron Walker Magic Books, and other special benefits. For full details and how to join see below.

We are paying our lecturers.

Deadline to buy a pass is Tuesday, March 2 at 12 noon.

To buy a pass to the lecture

Sign in to your PayPal account here, or register for one:​ ​https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/account-selection
2) Send $10 to:​ ​ marcmcmagic@gmail.com

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

Also state “Heather Rogers” in the note section.

You will get your link by 3pm on Tuesday, March 2.

OMC MAGIC CONTEST- February 2, 2021

The Oakland Magic Circle’s first Virtual Magic Contest was a smash success with ten contestants competing for cash prizes and a trophy. We “sold out” reaching our Zoom maximum of 100 people (sorry if you could not get in).

Competing were Dale Chung and Korene Tom, Susan Zeller, Marc McGuire, James Chan, Doug Eakin, Perry Yan, Benny Bendini and Bebe Conrad, Robert Herrick, Dan Chan and Michael Della Penna.

Ryan Kane was the Emcee and David Martinez was the Technical Producer.

The Judges were the First Place Winners of our last contests: Adam Cheyer (Close-Up), Heather Rogers (IntraClub Stage), Phil Ackerly and Tamaka (Co-Winners InterClub Stage).

                                                       And the Winners are:

 First Place – Susan Zeller tied with Benny Bendini and Bebe Conrad – $150for each act and a Trophy

Third Place- James Chan- $75

 Congratulations to all our wonderful performers.

Details and photos will be in the upcoming newsletter. 2021 paid members will get an exclusive link and password to enjoy the show again or a first time.

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2021 MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE DUE NOW

2021 dues are $20.00 for the year.

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

Please mail a check to:

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

 Or

If you wish to use your PayPal account to pay your 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:​ ​https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/account-selection
2) Send money to:​ ​ marcmcmagic@gmail.com

Note that you are sending money to a friend.

If you want to apply for membership send an email to marcmcmagic@gmail.com requesting an application.

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 selected 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. In 2020 there were 66 members including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors.

We want to top that number in 2021.

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  • 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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Oakland Magic Circle

The Oldest Independent Magic Club West of the Mississippi

Location- when meeting in person

Bjornson Hall
2258 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, Ca