Inside the Alchemical Laboratory

“Glorious, stirring sight! The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today — in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped — always somebody else’s horizons! O bliss! O my! O my!”
—Kenneth Grahame, 1859-1932, British Writer

Greetings magical friends and family,

I have been on the road most of the summer and am looking forward to having some downtime here in Vegas soon.

Fall is a truly awesome season in Las Vegas, and we have quite a few events that you should know about:

THE NEW BREWS IN THE MUSE!

We have been cooking up some new events in our alchemical laboratory! Read on to learn more…

Ross JohnsonDO YOU HAVE THE POWER TO READ MINDS?

Ross Johnson joins us once again this year, bringing you the real secrets to successful mentalism! This has been one of our favorite events in the past several years.
http://www.magicalwisdom.com/events/view/423

MAGIC AND MEANING:

Share quality time, in small groups, with some of the greatest thinkers in magic… does that sound like a good time?
http://www.magicalwisdom.com/events/view/416

Magic and MedicineMAGIC AND MEDICINE:

Does magic have the power to heal? If you love magic and happen to involved in the healing arts, then you will want to experience this!
http://www.magicalwisdom.com/events/view/422

WONDERGROUND SEPT 16TH – 7:30 UNTIL 12 MIDNIGHT

Join us for the most amazing night of the month! If you cannot make it to Vegas then see us streaming live onwww.streetofcards.tv 8pm pacific time

Wonderground

WONDERGROUND PLAYER SPOTLIGHT ON BIZZARO!

He showed up one night at WONDERGROUND and never went away! One of the most feared and loved players can be spotted wearing his trademark red fedora. Wonder why he soooo rocks the house? Read more about him at his website or see him live or on the streaming broadcast on www.streetofcards.tv

Bizarro

WONDERGROUND awarded “MOST INNOVATIVE SHOW OF THE YEAR!”

On October 21, Jeff McBride will be receiving the prestigious Merlin Award for Most Innovative Magic Show 2010.

At the same time, the Dean of the Magic and Mystery School, Eugene Burger, will be receiving the Merlin Award for Close-Up Magician of The Year 2010. The International Magicians Society is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Magic Organization with over 37,000 members worldwide. The Merlin Award is to magic what the Oscar is to the movies. It is the most prestigious award given in the world of magic.

BACK TO SCHOOL

Ahhhh! I will be back home with Abbi in a few days and I will be hosting Skype sessions from the Mystery School in Vegas. If you “want in” on the newest way to share magic… just look here: http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/infopages/view/skype

See you online or here in Las Vegas,

Jeff

Join Us in Las Vegas!

“…magicians view Wonderground as the center of the Las Vegas magic community.”
—Richard Abowitz, LA Times

Greetings Magical Friends,

Wow! Great news! The LA TIMES just ran a very interesting story on WONDERGROUND! Richard Abowitz is a writer who often covers the Las Vegas magic scene. He spent an entire day with us as we prepared the August Wonderground event, interviewing the cast and even the audience at our venue. You can see his article here:

Wonderground conjures a little magic in the night

The Wonderground Players

I would like to thank our creative team for all of the great work they’ve been doing:

DJ Leo Diaz – music/sound
Jordan Wright – company manager
Tim Wise – stage manager/tech
Christian Doleshall – lights/tech

In upcoming Museletters, we will spotlight some of the current performers that have been contributing their art to the festivities. We are blessed to have so many creative people sharing their magic! It would be impossible to list everybody here, so we are working on a new site. You can read more about ALL of our artists here:

http://www.vegaswonderground.com

News Flash: Enchanted Butterflies Cross The Ocean!

Here is a great photo, sent from our good friend Arturo Brachetti. He is, without a doubt, the world’s greatest quick-change artist, and he has been featuring our new effect, Butterfly Blizzard, in his show, backed up by a symphony orchestra.

Plan Ahead! New Classes For 2011 Just Listed!

Our summer Master Class was completely sold out! Take action now to reserve your spot for one of our upcoming courses. We have added some exciting new classes, like these:

  • Extended Master Class: Alternative Spring Break
  • Advanced Master Class
  • Focus on Quick Change
  • …and many others

The complete schedule for the coming year has just gone live; check it out here:

http://www.magicalwisdom.com/events