Coming March 9: Curtis Kam Lecture

 About Curtis Kam, The Wizard of Waikiki

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..

About the Lecture

As the saying goes, “No matter where you go, there you are,” and where we all are right now is hunkered down in front of a computer screen. Granted, that’s not much different from the way we lived last year, but it is a change in the way we experience a magic show.

Curtis Kam presents a collection of effects, some explained and some not, that reveal the secrets of performing successfully in this environment. Surprisingly, effects that happen in the spectators’ hands, usually procedure heavy “remote” or “virtual” tricks, are only a small part of this. Mostly, the magic that works online is magic you already own, or do, you just have to know what to look for. These secrets turn quarantine into opportunity.

The lecture features a combination of effects that work on Zoom, and those that have to be done live.

DATE: March 9, 2022
TIME: 7:30 p.m. PST
HOW: Live online via Zoom
COST: Free for paid 2022 members of Ring 216 (see below); $15 for non-members
The Zoom link will be sent to paid attendees the day of the event.