Oakland Magic Circle’s April 4 special event: Amaze and Delight presented by Robert Strong and David Martinez​ in-person at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center.

Also available streaming via Zoom.
Free for all 2023 paid members.
$15 for non-members, in person (at the door) or Zoom
A workshop based on ​their Amazon Bestseller Amaze & Delight: Secrets to Creating Magic in Business​.
You’ll enjoy illuminating stories from their careers in magic, comedy, and high-tech. And you’ll learn helpful, practical advice that you can start implementing right away, including:
  • How the pros prep for success
  • How to create a 5 star experience
  • How to grab and hold attention
  • How to be amazing & delightful
  • How to customize & personalize your show
  • How to add humor & improvise
Plus, you’ll learn 5 great tricks along with the neuroscience behind them: Prediction Envelope, A Perfect Balance, Coin’t be Wrong, Show Me the Minis, and The Almighty Wizard.
A​nd time for questions. 
Get your copy of the book (at its ​limited time ​introductory price​-only $6.95​) here: https://www.amazon.com/Amaze-Delight-Secrets-Creating-Business/dp/B0BTKVMF5K


–David Martinez Magic Show Reel

and more videos on his YouTube channel

–Watch Robert Strong’s Tedx Talk: The Anatomy of Magic , Fool Us appearance and more videos.

——The Oakland Magic Circle is the oldest independent magic club west of the Mississippi, continuously bringing both professional and amateur performers together since 1925.

**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.

For the safety of everyone we ask that all guests wear masks except when appearing on stage. We understand that many people feel safe not wearing masks but new strains of Covid have been catching up with people. We appreciate your understanding and help.  There will be free masks available at the entrance to the meeting.


We are proud to have over 110 members in 2022 including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors from all over the world.

Join us.

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 marc.c.mcguire@gmail.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:​ ​ oaklandmagic@gmail.com

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 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.


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