There are currently over 100 members from all over the world including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors.

The Oakland Magic Circle is the oldest independent magic club west of the Mississippi, operating non-stop since 1925.

 Free lectures, workshops, magic props, access to our large library of books, videos and more, dealer discounts, plus shared magical community.


Renew or Join us.  See below for Benefits.

2024 dues are $25.00 good through December, 2024

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

If you want to apply for membership send an email to 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 Zelle (our preference) or PayPal (now charging a fee) by using the following destination address:

To use your Zelle or PayPal account to pay dues– enter the following information to send your $10 or $25 payment to Oakland Magic Circle:
1) Sign in or set up your Zelle here.

or PayPal account here.

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


Joining or renewing now will get you:

Exclusive Members Only benefits through December 2023:

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

Free Admission to most Virtual OMC Lectures (Generally $12.50-$15 for non-members)

Exclusive access to most many past and upcoming virtual lectures (you’d pay more than the dues fees just to see one of them from a dealer)

-Free admission to OMC contests

Discount for Northern California Stage Contest and Spaghetti dinner and Banquet Dinner and Magic Gala

Eligibility to compete for cash prizes and trophies in the Close-Up and Stage OMC contests

Access to our large library of books and DVDs  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

OMC Newsletter

-Special notices


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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.

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  2024 at our beautiful new location in the Oakland Scottish Rite Center.