November 9, 7 p.m.: Curtis Kam Lecture
Without bunnies, birds, boxes or babes, master manipulator Curtis Kam creates deep astonishment and pure magic for audiences all over the civilized world. He serves up expertly crafted mysteries and gourmet food for thought designed for modern imaginations. Gone are the tired Las Vegas clichés, the parade of shining “empty” boxes, the vacant, staring animals. Instead, enter the nearly lost world of genuine wonder where ordinary objects do extraordinary things, your card can be in nine places at the same time, complete strangers know what you are thinking and sensible adults do stupid things with a large rat trap.
Kam headlined “Magic in Paradise” at the Hale Koa Hotel for 13 years, performed tableside sleight-of-hand regularly at Dave and Buster’s, Tony Roma’s, TGI Fridays, and has entertained corporate and private audiences in Hawaii for over 40 years. He has designed illusions for “The Magic of Polynesia,” Honolulu marketing and media firms, trade shows, conventions, Ballet Hawaii, and Hawaii Opera Theater. Since 1989, he has performed as one-half of the mentalism and magic team Paranormal Guys with mythical radio personality Jon Kealoha. For even longer, he has created new magic and has lectured to magicians in Milan, Tokyo, Marseilles, Honolulu, California, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Washington, Las Vegas, Hollywood’s Magic Castle and London's Magic Circle.
He owes his education to Yale University (B.S. In Biopsychology) The William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.) and a sketchy group of grifters, jugglers, con men, comedians and magicians. In his spare time, he is a trial attorney, and has served as magical and legal consultant to the Hawaii Skeptics, advising scientists on the detection of fraud in the investigation of claims of the paranormal.
Deceptions in Paradise (video) Kam prod. (1994) Out of Print Palms of Steel, TJ Prod. / Murphy’s Magic distrib. (1999) (videotape) Palms of Steel 2: Fists of Fury, Magicsmith, (2002)
Sterling Magic Company’s Card Coin Competition, Second Place (1981) All the World’s a Stage, Kam and Taylor (1982) out of print
Jack in the Box, Best of Friends II, Lorayne, (1985)
Professional Close Up of Curtis Kam, Mentzer (1996)
Free for members. Non-members $20, or join for $50 and you'll get to enjoy the rest of our year (through May). Upcoming lectures include Tom Dobrowolski, John Carey and (if we can convince him!) John Jurney.
In 2014-15 we had 9 LECTURES!
In 2013-14, we also had 9!
Conjurors Corner is a GREAT VALUE!
November 9: Curtis Kam Lecture! Special night! November 9 at 7 pm. (details below)
December 14: Holiday Party
January 25: John Jurney lecture
February 22: TBA
March 28: Annual Magic Contest
April : John Carey (date to be confirmed)
May 23: Tom Dobrowolski (note date change due to Mem. Day)
Past lecturers have included the following: Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Don England, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew (twice), Jeff Prace, Jeremiah Zuo, Jim Krzak, Jim Sisti, John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Cobb, Keith Fields, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers. Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (4x), Tomas Medina (twice), Tony Noice, and Whit Haydn.
In addition, we have an annual magic contest which is recorded and broadcast on Comcast Cable's "It's Magic" television show.
2015 Contest Winners: 1st Place John Jurney; 2nd Place Mark Doetsch; 3rd Place Tim Adamz