Ryan Brown

Photos from The Show Before The Snow

Last week, I took part in a special year-end show put on by The Toronto Magic Company to celebrate the holidays and the end of another season of their open mic show, The Newest Trick In The Book. Over twelve magicians appeared including Marc Correia, Keith Brown, Jonah Babins, Ben Train, James Harrison, Ryan Brown, Glenn West, Chris Mayhew, Leigh Beadon and Edward Gabreal.

I got a few photos of myself courtesey of David J. Fulde.

Canada's Magic Reader's Choice Award

Some mysterious stranger has nominated me for the Canada’s Magic 2018 Readers Choice Awards

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In the past year he’s helped numerous performers make their acts better, has participated in leadership roles on several major magic projects (including Toronto Magic Company, Ring 17 Hat and Rabbit, Magicana, etc). He’s lectured on his original magic, he’s supported the community...

I could keep going on.

The criteria are delightfully vague:

“You may nominate living Canadian Magician(s) of your choosing by leaving their name along with a short note about how they inspired you in 2018…  

This is a "bragging rights" only contest.  There is no cash value for this award.”

I’m nominated along with some other wonderful magicians and friends including (in alphabetical order) Jonah Babins, Ryan Brown, Jeff Christensen, Greg Frewin, Carisa Hendrix, Mike Segal and Kent Wong. So, happy to be nominated and I hope I can count on your vote, dearest reader.

The Newest Trick in the Book

Tomorrow night, I'll be taking part in a fun pay-what-you-can event in Toronto called The Newest Trick in the Book

This is a weekly event put on by the Toronto Magic Company. A group of magicians get together for a show which only has one rule: new material only. This is the magic community's safe place to play and experiment with new ideas, and it's a place to see things never before seen. 

I'll be appearing with Jonah Babins, William West, Ryan Brown and Leigh Beadon

The event is entirely pay-what-you-feel-like. If you're free, please join us at:

See-Scape
1840 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The event is usually quite full, so come early and grab yourself a good seat! See-Scape is also a video game bar, so after the show is done, you can indulge in some good old fashioned Mario. Start at 8-bit and work your way up!