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The Magic Castle in Hollywood

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Martinis at 8, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Sorry for bringing up an old thread, but does anyone know how to score an invite to Magic Castle? I would love to surprise a special someone if I only knew how...
     
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    whodini Senior member

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    It's fairly simple.

    You can either stay at one of their hotels or you can email one of the magicians performing that night and conjure up some story about how you want to see them but don't know anyone with a guest card.

    Or even post something on craigslist. I'm sure there are plenty of hungry magicians who'd be happy to deal with you.
     
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  3. acecow

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    Emailed one of the magicians performing. Except I was quite truthful about my reasons. I hope that works!
     
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    Just watched this after reading the thread. Entertaining, if somewhat predictable.
     
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    SHADE - as a poker player was difficult to watch (some obvious rules issues, like not playing table stakes).

    For gambling sleights, are any of the magicians posting in this thread familiar with Darwin Ortiz? I would love to see him live... used to do some card stuff (hobby, and never great at it), and he was my absolute hero.
     
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    Did it work?
     
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    For me, Ricky Jay is one of those that continues to blow my mind regardless if I can follow what's going on or not.
     
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    I love Ricky Jay - and he's a decent actor in his own right.
     
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    The Magic Castle is an incredible spot. I grew up with a now-retired professional magician as a father, and every year or so would attend for a sunday brunch. I still have yet to go during the evening following my 21st, but I can definitely say this is the kind of place you want to go, at least once. I'll echo that the parlors are where the magic happens (pardon the pun), my dad still goes often and says the talent in recent years has been up and down but the closeup is solid.
     
  10. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    Yes, worked beautifully.
     
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    My homie magic mike brought me there several times always a great crowd, dougie howser allways in the mix.
     

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