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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  or 2022 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. 

Full Details Here.

TO BUY A PASS TO LECTURES

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 the name of the lecturer in the note section.

The deadline to purchase if noon the day of the lecture.

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

BECOME AN OMC MEMBER NOW

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

2022 dues are $25.00 through December, 2022. Join now and get December 2021 included so you can compete in the contest.

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

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

Please mail a check to:

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

 Or

Use your PayPal account to pay dues– enter the following information to send your $10 or $25 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.

Joining or renewing now will get you:

Exclusive Members Only benefits through December 2022:

Free Admission to In-Person Lectures (a $20 value) and Teach-Ins

Free Admission to all Virtual OMC Lectures (Generally $10-15 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, offer teach-ins and props, rent 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.

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Protected: Online Magic Competition – 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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