Christian Cagigal will explore his approach to creating theatrical, narrative driven, and spooky magic, with an emphasis oh how the performer’s physical and emotional choices can turn a card force into a miracle. His eerie “Sortilegios” on Zoomcan be booked for October shows now) and in real life when, in non-pandemic times Christian takes people an in-person Ghost Hunt on his Virtual Ghost Hunt Fireside Stories plus Magic. He scares up fresh news on Facebook.

Christian has invited three terrific guests.

Paul Draper is a magician and mentalist who will talk about how he creates and manages a huge haunted attraction each year in Salt Lake and what that entails. Obviously that’s canceled this year but he keeps busy with reports on Facebook.

David Parr annually performs a magic show that moves from room to room in an old haunted historic mansion. He’ll discuss the creation and approach to that and how he taps into the spooky realm on Zoom. Current manifestations appear onFacebook.

Todd Robbins will talk about the hugely successful production of Play Dead in New York that he created with Teller. Todd also hosts “True Nigthtmares” on ID and produced “Speakeasy Magick” at the McKittrick Hotel (of Sleep No Morefame). Visit his Facebook page for current happenings, dead and alive.

Oakland Magic Circle and IBM Ring 216 are thrilled to host a live online lecture by

In this lecture, Mario discusses, demos, and explains a selection of the most successful routines he’s developed specifically for Zoom/screen magic for kids. And Katie chats about how we’ve approached this brave new world from a business & marketing standpoint to make it both fruitful and super enjoyable/fulfilling. Katie and Mario jumped right into content creation and virtual magic early in March and recently finished up a 5 month residency creating weekly livestreams for Make: Magazine. They learned a TON since March, and are sharing what they’ve learned. They did an intensive, four-hour workshop for magicians on these topics… the lecture has been condensed to offer the very best material.

This lecture will not be recorded.

This lecture is free for members and friends of IBM Ring 216 and Oakland Magic Circle.

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Mario’s website with videos


Katie & Mario on the Let’s Talk about Brand discussing creating the brand that works for you.

Mario just appeared on The Variety Artist podcast.

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Phil Ackerly gives tips on how to do a magic show using Zoom. It’s the new way many magicians are reaching audiences. Get some tips from one of the Bay Area’s great working magicians. Phil is coming up on a major milestone of having performed 10,000 magic shows. And he’s just a nice guy.

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