​Richard Osterlind has been performing professionally for over 50 years. His clients are top corporations and he has traveled extensively. He has appeared for heads of state and celebrities and has appeared in some of the finest resorts in the world.

He has also been producing materials for the Mentalism Community for over 30 years and has produced 21 top selling videos, written 31 books and produced and invented hundreds of effects. There is hardly a Mentalist who has not been influenced by Richard.

​Richard is a traditionalist and loves to take classics and bring them alive with modern approaches. This will be the primary direction of his workshop. Many of these topics will include Richard’s latest innovations. Here are the subjects which will be covered:

1. The study of billet work including the PCT along with other billet applications such as Acidus Novus, Bert Reese Routines and Annemann effects.

2. The Swami Gimmick. This will include the preparation and use of the swami for both close-up and stage work. Richard has used the gimmick extensively in his work and has much to offer.

3. Book Tests. Richard will teach many approaches to this subject many of which he has developed and uses himself. Most can be made up at home or are impromptu.

4. The use of Playing Cards in Mentalism. Richard has never shied away from using playing cards in his work and he will teach how he uses them for convincing Mentalism. He will feature many approaches including the BCS and his Dynamo Deck.

5. Richard has produced many props over the years and he will cover a number of devices that he sells and how they are used.

6. If there are any of his creations that anyone would like demonstrated, they are invited to write to Richard before the lecture and he will do his best to cover them.

Richard has written a number of books recently such as Pathways to Mystery, Inside my Mind, Beyond Magick and the Diverse Deceptions series. Some of this material gives additional insight into the above subjects which Richard will talk about. In short, the material will be worthwhile even to those who have attended past lectures.

Kyle Purnell – 24th May 2021

“Ben has cleared a path for all of us to follow.“ – David Williamson

“One of the best card magicians alive.“ – Steve Forte

“Ben’s magic looks real. His movement is so fluid, everything he does looks effortless!“ – David Blaine

For over 50 years, Bruce Kalver has been in the magic business entertaining in theaters, cruise ships and every living room in Rhode Island where there was a birthday party. His teacher and grandfather, was a builder and secret assistant for Houdini.

Bruce is well known amongst magicians as something of a tech guru who finds ways to use technology to aid his magic. His lectures are always a sell out at S.A.M. conventions and his Tech Tricks column is the first thing that many people go to in MUM magazine. You may know him for his Growing and Shrinking Head Spiral and his grandfather, Samuel Woolf’s Two Person Code.

Bruce created a special edition of his virtual lecture just for The Magic Circle. Filled with tech tricks, magic explanations, stories, and theory, there is something for everyone. His virtual lecture includes a free lecture note sheet that can be downloaded after the presentation.

RICARDO T. Rosenkranz, MD, AIMC with Silver Star presents: Physician Magician: House Call

As early as April 2020, Ricardo Rosenkranz began exploring the pivot to zoom magic within the context of a long form show. In the summer of 2020 he premiered, Physician Magician: House Call, an hour-long interactive zoom magic show. The show has been performed regularly since then for audiences of 25 screens.

House Call is an exploration of magic throughout the lens of Dr. Rosenkranz’s childhood experiences when doctors used to visit the home. It’s also a reflection of the challenges we are facing during this pandemic year.

Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune said, “Makes your spirit yearn to heal itself. Well worth seeing! A sophisticated affair”

Larry Hass, Dean of the McBride Magic and Mystery School said, “Ricardo uses his experience in both Medicine and Magic to offer us a highly topical show that is unafraid to face the moment we are all living, Ricardo goes…there. House Call brings all of us a measure of healing through magic and narrative.”

Teller of Penn & Teller Fame said the following about Dr. Rosenkranz’s stage show, “The Rosenkranz Mysteries:
“The Rosenkranz Mysteries is like spending a cozy evening with your jovial doctor – who just happens to command some of the rarest and most beautiful illusions in the world. The show is an elegant soiree, a fireside chat entwined with brain-busting mysteries, conjured by a physician/magician, who sees the world through the double lens of medicine and magic. While there are plenty of mindboggling “how the hecks?” there’s also an authenticity about Dr. Rosenkranz that makes his trickery ring like truth”

Ricardo Rosenkranz, AIMC with Silver Performing Star is an award winning Doctor and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He has developed the innovative Medicine and Magic Course Humanities course for first and second year medical students. The course is in its 13th year of existence.

A longtime student of Eugene Burger, Ricardo Rosenkranz is proud to be a full time faculty member of McBride’s Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas. This year he has taught seminars on Zoom Magic, Medicine and Magic, Long Format Magic shows, and Science of Magic. Dr. Rosenkranz has been profiled in Genii, Vanish, and Magic, as well as the Chicago Tribune. WGN TV profiled Dr. Rosenkranz as one of “Chicago’s very own”, and ABC calls him a “Chicagoan you need to know”. Dr. Rosenkranz has had two highly successful extended runs at The Royal George Theater, in Chicago. He is a regular performer at The World Famous Magic Castle, in Los Angeles.

Ricardo cherishes his time with members of The Magic Circle and always looks forward to his brief but joyous time in London at The Magic Circle Headquarters. For this lecture, he will perform the full zoom show Physician Magician: House Call followed by a lecture and Q & A on selected magical technique, technology, and lessons learned in creating this six camera long format show.

This lecture is brand new and includes four fun routines that have not been widely released and are normally part of my private workshops.

The theme is interactivity and all of these routines will get your audience involved and engaged, no matter the venue.

These routines are great for online shows plus with a few changes that I will cover, will also be strong for live in person shows.

Plus, I’m going to throw in some bonus ideas tricks and moves that I hope will get your creative ideas flowing.

Mike Powers has been creating and performing magic for over 30 years. Mike is the author of four books on sleight of hand magic – Powerful Magic (1983), Top Secret Stuff (1990), Power Plays (2006) and Tesseract (2019). Power Plays was voted book of the year on the Magic Café and was runner up on Magic Industry Awards. His creations have appeared in all the major magazines as well as in Paul Harris’ “A Close Up Kinda Guy.”

Mike has performed for many years as a close-up magician with much experience in restaurant work. He has also been an invited performer at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and has lectured and worked at magic conventions and clubs all over the U.S., Canada and around the world. Mike currently writes the “Card Corner” column The Linking Ring. In 2019 Mike will be the guest of honor at the prestigious Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic.

Mike’s “Tesseract” lecture involves mostly close-up magic with cards, coins, rubber bands, rings and other ordinary objects, although a couple of items are suitable for platform and stage. Most of the material is accessible to the average magician but there might be a “move monkey” item or two as well.