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Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Gochos The Greek » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:06 pm



Magic Tao is starting a new type of magician get together, based in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. We’re calling it ‘Tao Magi Meets’ (Magi being Wise Men :D ). We realised that there isn’t anything like this in the area; where like minded magicians can meet up every couple of weeks and share a session together. We have made a conscious decision not to do this under the banner of being a magic club. We’re actively seeking something different; no presidents, secretaries, fees, initiation ceremonies (oh no, that’s something else completely!) etc. ‘Magi Meets’ will be purely a group of people interested in magic meeting up in a designated Bar, having a social drink combined with the opportunity to ‘play magic’. We see this as a great opportunity for local (or not) magicians to chew the fat and learn from, and share with, each other.

We’ve identified a venue and the first ‘Magi Meet’ will be within the next four weeks; date to be confirmed. We’re looking to appeal to magicians (hobbyist and professional) who are interested in spending time with fellow magicians, going through a trick or routine or two, getting and giving feedback or just chatting about what’s going on in their magic world. From time to time we plan to have the occasional Extra Special ‘Magi Meet’. We have some ideas about what these might be, but it’s still early days. ‘Magi Meets’ will be aimed at experienced magicians so, if you’re new to magic or looking for tuition unfortunately, ‘Magi Meets’ won’t meet your particular needs.

If you are interested and would like more information please send me a PM. Interested? I hope so; this is full of promise!

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Mandrake » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:46 pm

Exciting news Costas ( although I was rather looking forward to the ocasional initiation ceremony featuring a vat of custard and some celery..... :shock: )

There have been several posts on TM suggesting a Midlands meeting, or asking if there is one, so now the answer is yes there is - watch this space for the details.

(Permission to get excited Mr Mainwaring?)

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Gochos The Greek » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:03 pm

Thanks for all the PMs and questions.This looks like the start of a promising and frequent meet. food will be laid out for you Mr Mandrake. I hope you will share it with others :)

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Mandrake » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:55 pm

Food - now you've really made it irresistible!

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Gochos The Greek » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:55 pm

Tao Magi Meet

The date of the first meeting is 17th April 2012. More information will follow.

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Mandrake » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:24 pm

Excellent news!

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:05 pm

Why am I stuck up in the wilds of Yorkshire, GoshDarnit :evil:

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Jing » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:53 pm

Might be interested.

What's the reason for not allowing beginners?

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Mandrake » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:47 pm

Magi Meets’ will be aimed at experienced magicians so, if you’re new to magic or looking for tuition unfortunately, ‘Magi Meets’ won’t meet your particular needs.


Most 'normal' Magic Clubs will cater for beginners but I think the idea for Tao Magi Meets was for it to be for those who already have some knowledge. It's not a case of not wanting beginners, it's just that there won't be anything of help or interest for them. I could be wrong but I believe that's the general idea.

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Gochos The Greek » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:27 am

The first meet is on Tusday.

The location can be found here:

http://www.restaurantlafamiglia.co.uk/w ... %20are.htm

Start time is around 7pm.

As the meets progress I am sure more and more people will attend and more fun stuff will be happening.

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Mandrake » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:40 am

Looking forward to it!

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Mandrake » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:31 am

And a great time was had by all!

Six of us formed the inaugural meeting, certainly with some apprehension at what would be expected or needed but after the first few minutes all that went out of the window and we got down to the fun stuff of magic, magic and more magic! Costas demoed a couple of routines, one well in advance of commercial release in a few week's time and it's an absolute killer! No doubt he'll tell you more in due course but if you want a truly hands off effect where a card is mentally freely selected and revealed to have been predicted well before the start then this will be the one!

Plenty of card moves and sleights were shown, dissected and tried out, ideas were shared and exchanged and I think we even came up with a totally new effect using coins and coin bags whilst trying to sort out a completely different effect. Coin matrix and other routines were also shown and shared, the accent being on ease and simplicity rather than the knuckle busting finger flinging stuff - although there was a fair amount if that as well - thank you Max, all very impressive stuff!

For a first meeting it was exceptionally good and showed that, like the other regional arrangements, a casual meeting is an excellent way to meet and chew the fat with other magicians, professionals as well as amateurs.

Great venue, plenty of space and the pizza was superb!

So if anyone else in the area is interested in joining a bunch of totally friendly people sharing a common interest in the art then get yourselves over for the next meeting. Details to be advised asap!

(By the way, those who do join in are immediately elligible for access to the Magicians Only Area and Mentalists Only Area :wink: )

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Tomo » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:11 pm

Hmmm. If it's fairly easy to get to by train, I might make the next one.

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Lenoir » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:16 pm

I'm often up in Birmingham so may try and time it to make the next.

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Re: Tao Magi Meets - West Midlands - Fancy Getting Together?

Postby Mandrake » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:07 pm

You'd both be very welcome.

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