The David Jonathan and David Hirata Lectures have been posted. Current members have been sent a link and password.  The OMC 2021 Contest and other recent lectures are currently available for Members only also.

The Oakland Magic Circle presents Virtual Lectures

Tuesday, July 6 at 7pm PDT (Virtual Doors open at 6:30pm)

Jen Kramer in conversation with Adam Cheyer followed by a Q&A where you can ask whatever wasn’t covered in the first part.

There are only a few magicians you want to see again. One of them is Jen Kramer who “turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore.”   Her audience engagement is a joy to behold with her contagious smile, infectious good humor and of course The Magic ranging from  world-class sleight-of-hand to grand stage illusions.

Jen headlines her own show in Las Vegas at Westgate Resort & Casino, and has been featured on television shows including Penn & Teller: Fool UsMasters of Illusion, and NBC’s TODAY Show.

She is on the Advisory Board of Magicians Without Borders ( and will be donating her lecture stipend to this wonderful organization.

Read more about Jen Kramer here,

Jen’s Website

Sizzle Reel

The July OMC Newsletter will have more plus her answers to our “Five Questions.”


Also coming to OMC Virtual Programs

Saturday August 7- noon- Mark Shortland live from England. The creator of The Amazebox, 53 Magicians Playing Cards and more will offer two hours of practical magic you can do. And you will be laughing all the way.

Visit his Website.

Tuesday, Sept 7 – Mike Caveney lecturing on the history of sawing a person in half relating to his new book, “One Hundred Years of Sawing.”

Explore Mike’s website.

These lectures are free to all current OMC members.
Individual admissions will be $10 or join the club for $20 ($10 for juniors under 15) and get many benefits. Details below.



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).


2021 dues are $20.00 for the year.

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. There are currently 82 members including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors.

We look forward to all meeting in person in January 2022.


  • 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 Competion – 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