RENEW OR BECOME A MEMBER FOR FREE LECTURES, WIN CASH IN CONTESTS and MANY BENEFITS. Membership is $25 a year and two virtual lectures covers that. Youth under 15 years-old are only $10. 

There will be plenty of activities for both San Francisco Bay Area members and those living anywhere else in the world. (See Below  or sidebar for details)


January 11: Suzanne Virtual Lecture

February 1, Bizzaro Virtual Bizzar-0-Matic Lecture

March 1- Annual Installation Stage Show featuring Mario the Maker Magician and a stellar lineup of magicians (in person at the Scottish Rite Auditorium–subject to Covid conditions)

Also coming (some dates TBD): Xavier Mortimer and Doc Eason in person lectures, Cardistry Night, Magic Flea Market & Auction (finally), IntraClub Stage Contest (July 5), Spaghetti Feed and Interclub Stage Contest (September 6), Close-Up Contest (November 1) plus teach-ins and several more Virtual Lectures.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Virtual Door Open at 6:30pm (PST). Lecture at 7pm (PST)

People all over the country have been falling in love with the Magic of Suzanne since 1985.

She specializes in restaurant magic and currently works regularly at three different upscale restaurants in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. Her engaging style makes the audience an essential participant in her performance.

Suzanne will talk about her Magic Castle Act, teach the card work and how she came up with the scripting for the Penn & Teller Fooler, “A Mother’s Love” (band aid trick), and “The Journey” (cups and balls). 

She’ll give you ideas on choice of material, audience management, and connecting with my audience. You will probably be surprised at her proven ideas that can be adapted to any situation.

Be ready to ask a lot of questions of this seasoned pro. 

Watch Suzanne Fool Penn & Teller with her original routine “A Mother’s Love.

“Suzanne has a kind of cool, sweet authority that assures an audience that they are in the hands of a real pro.” – Teller

Enjoy Suzanne’s “The Journey”, her version of Cups & Balls at the Magic Castle.

Other respected professional magicians have called her “flawless” and “amazing”. She is a favorite at Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, and in 2010, became the only woman to have been nominated and awarded the title of “Close-Up Magician of the Year” by The Academy of Magical Arts.

She was featured on the cover of the Genii Magazine, the Society of Magician’s M.U.M. magazine, and the International Brotherhood of Magician Linking Ring magazines, is popular at magic conventions and one of the most in demand guests for podcasts.

“Suzanne is a force of nature, and the definition of a working performer who has ‘walked the walk.’ Her routines combine a sure knowledge of technique with a gift for construction. On top of it all lies her searingly unstoppable brand of showmanship. She is, simply put, a powerhouse. If you are serious about the performance of magic in the real world, listen to this woman.” – David Regal

Follow Suzanne on her Facebook page.

Suzanne’s website:

Watch for the January OMC Newsletter for more about Suzanne and more performance videos.

Everyone who attends the lecture will be sent a collection of links to a variety of podcasts and video interviews featuring Suzanne. 

“Suzanne is one of my favorite performers for lay audiences. I’d listen to anything she has to say about magic…..carefully!” – Eric Jones


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In 2021 there were over 100 members including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors from all over the world.

Join us.

2022 dues are $25.00 through December, 2022.

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

If you want to apply for membership send an email to requesting an application.

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


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Joining or renewing now will get you:

Exclusive Members Only benefits through December 2022:

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

Free Admission to all Virtual OMC Lectures (Generally $10-15 for non-members)

Exclusive access to most 2020-2021 and upcoming virtual 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 both two OMC contests a year.

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 stage shows, offer teach-ins and related props; rent a meeting hall at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building on Lake Merritt (includes free parking with a security guard); a fully equipped stage for appropriate events; 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 early 2022 at our beautiful new meeting place at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building.


  • 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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Club Competitions