Read the May 2023 Newsletter
Tuesday, June 6- OMC Close Up Contest– Win cash prizes for First and Second Place. You must be a 2023 member to compete. In person performances though the contest will be streamed via Zoom in addition to being performed for in person audiences. Zoom info below.
To become a member in time for the contest please write to Mark Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Or apply at the door between 6:30 and 7:00
Meeting ID: 884 5253 0068
**The Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA
Free off-street parking in lot behind the building on Madison Street, a one way street from 17th to wards 15th. Map.
Masks are not required but of course feel free to wear one There will be free masks available at the entrance to the meeting.
RENEW OR BECOME AN OMC MEMBER NOW
——The Oakland Magic Circle is the oldest independent magic club west of the Mississippi, continuously bringing both professional and amateur performers together since 1925.
We are proud to have nearly 100 members in 2023 including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors from all over the world.
Only $25.00 – good through December, 2023. Free lectures, workshops, magic props, access to our large library of books, videos and more, dealer discounts, plus shared magical community.
Youth Membership- under 15-year-olds: $10
If you want to apply for membership send an email to email@example.com requesting an application.
Even if you have paid you cannot become a full member until you have sent in the application.
You can pay your dues via PayPal or Zelle by using the following destination address:
Alternatively, you may pay your dues by sending a check to the following mailing address:
Oakland Magic Circle
c/o Marc McGuire
1737 Alhambra Lane
Oakland CA 94611
To 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
or Zelle here: https://www.zellepay.com/
2) Send money to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining or renewing now will get you:
Exclusive Members Only benefits through December 2023:
–Free Admission to In-Person and Virtual Lectures (a $15-20+ value)
-Free Admission to all Meetings and Teach-Ins
–Exclusive access to recordings of most 2020-2023 (you’d pay more than the dues fees just to see one of them downloaded from a dealer).
–Eligibility to compete for cash prizes and trophies in the Close-Up and Stage OMC contests (Three Contests a year)
–Access to our large library of books and DVDs and regular updates sent by email
– Free magic props for special in-person teach-ins
-10% Discount on orders of $30 or more (in-person, by phone or online) from Misdirections Magic Shop in San Francisco
-Advance announcement for special events so you can reserve your place
-10% Discount on orders of $40 or more from Byron Walker Magic Books
-Join by January 30th and get two free issues of REEL MAGIC when you subscribe online or with DVDs. Courtesy of Kozmo, 2022 OMC Lecturer.
-Newsletter and special members only announcements.
-More benefits coming
Your modest dues (we have kept them low for years) help us:
-Present monthly events including lectures, contests, our auction/flea market, two stage shows with some bonus events, and offer teach-ins with related props; rent the beautiful meeting hall at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building on Lake Merritt (includes a free parking lot) and pay liability insurance; offer a fully equipped stage for appropriate events and a performance platform for regular meetings; increase 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 returning to in person meetings in late summer 2022 at our beautiful new meeting place at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building.