Wizard Magic Shop Moving

Wizard Magic Shop located inside Quite A Unique Boutique at Superstition Springs Mall will be moving to a larger store along with the other vendors. The new store will open September 1st and will be located under the food court. The larger store means more room for inventory, more room for people watching  Leigh’s free magic shows on Saturdays at 2PM, and close to food court means more foot traffic.


Below are some photos on the empty store we are in the process of renovating.

Front Entrance

Main Entrance

Left Side

Left Side

Right Side where magic shop will be.

Right Side where magic shop will be located.

Shawn Farquhar Lecture July 19th.




Shawn Farquhar  is a Canadian magician and illusionist notable for his title as the “Grand Prix World Champion of Magic” from the International Federation of Magic Societies.[1]

His awards include being the only magician in history to win First Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) for both Stage and Sleight of Hand, twiceCanadian Association of Magicians Magician of the Year,[2] First Place at the Society of American Magicians annual magic convention competition, three Silver (2nd Place) awards, and a First (World Championship) in Card Magic and the Grand Prix World Championship for Close Up at FISM, the “Olympics of Magic”. In August 2009, he won his most prestigious prize at the FISM World Championship of Magic in Beijing.[3] On May 1, 2010, the Canadian Association of Magicians once again named him Canadian Magician of the Year, making him the only two-time recipient of their most prestigious award.

Originating from Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Farquhar travels the world extensively performing and lecturing for magicians and consults for TV shows and motion pictures. He has appeared on the cover of the largest magic publications in Asia, Europe and North America. He has appeared on stages all over the world, including the Riveria, Las Vegas, Opera House, Blackpool and Orpheum, Vancouver.

He is a Past President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Canadian Association of Magicians and Pacific Coast Association of Magicians.








Wacky Zack’s Opening Delayed

Wacky Zack’s Magic 

Opening Date TBA!

To Our Wonderful & Amazing Customers!

We will NOT be open June 1st as we originally planned!

We are very sorry it is taking longer to open our new shop that we had planned. Being a small Mom & Pop operation it is very hard to get all that needs to be done! However, we are making great progress and we hope to have the new shop open very soon!

We are also going to be hosting a special closeout event starting next week at our old Greenway location. We will have lots of things priced to sell! From Illusions big and small to some inexpensive jokes and magic tricks we just don’t have a place for in our new shop. If you would like to be on a special VIP list for this please send us an email response with the word CLOSEOUT and we will be sure to blast our invitation out to you first… It will be first come first serve and when items are gone they are gone… A few things we will be offering are as follows! Remember CASH is king and we will be looking to make deals! We will also have some fixture items available for sale as well…

  • Tip Over Trunk 200
  • Top Hat Tip Over Trunk 250
  • Sword Cabinet 500 
  • A Sub Trunk (needs work) 100 

More details to come

Dr. Reverend Steve Strange June 7th

Dr. Reverend Steve Strange

Dr. Steve Strange is coming to Tempe and performing

his show for our club,
Wednesday, 6:30pm, June 7th, 2017

There will also be a short lecture after the show.

at :


825 S. 48th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

SAM 248 members FREE!

Non-members $20. 

Dr. Steve Strange is an incredible street and corporate performer specializing in special stunts and escapes. He is a master fire breather and fire eater. So if you would like to see him escape from chains before being tazed with a stun gun, or walk on broken glass, or have a cinder block broken over himself with a sledge hammer while lying on a bed of nails, it will be a hoot. This one should be a lot of FUN! Don’t miss it. Tell your friends.

See you there.

Jerry Ferguson

18411 N. 114th Avenue

Surprise, AZ 85378
SAM 248 Treasurer

Questions call Jerry at

SAM Event: Tom Franks Lecture

TOM FRANKS is bringing his show and lecture to Scottsdale!!!
THIS THURSDAY, May 25th, 6:30pm at…


Scottsdale Road and Osborn

Everyone is $20 at the door which includes both the show and lecture and one free raffle ticket.

This event is sponsored by Tom Franks.

     Tom Franks is a legend on the street and at the Magic Castle where he entertains at the W.C. Fields Bar. He performs at corporate events and parties, hospitality suites, the list goes on and on.

I spoke to TOM FRANKS on the phone recently about the upcoming show and lecture this thursday. He told me that he has never had a “real” job in his entire life. He has been a performing magician and magic master for years. Literally his entire life.

We are in for a special treat this thursday. Check him out on youtube.

See you there.

Jerry Ferguson

18411 N. 114th Avenue

Surprise, AZ 85378
SAM 248 Treasurer

Questions call Jerry at

Ring 55’s Installation & Banquet featuring Bizzaro.

Ring 55’s Bizzaro’s Installation & Banquet

May 2017

On May 16th 2017 Ring 55 Phoenix AZ held it’s annual installation banquet and show. Our new officers were installed.

David Goldberg – President

Leigh Hotz – Vice President & Webmaster

Bob Coluzzi – Treasurer

Mamata Hotz – Secretary

Bill Newhouse – Sgt At Arms

Ring 55 PHX Installation dinner had plenty of magic both before and after dinner. Our pre-dinner closeup entertainment was provided by local professional magician Robert Bengel who did great strolling magic at the tables before the dinner.After a delicious meal our officers were sworn in by Jay Gorham. Jay also announced the 2017 inductees into the Ring 55 Hall of Fame. They were Bob Blumle who was a past member and very instrumental to the growth of Ring 55 and a VERY surprised Leigh Hotz. The look on his face when he heard his name called was priceless. Over the years Leigh has contributed very much to the Ring serving as a past President and current Vice President & webmaster as a matter of fact Leigh has been webmaster for about 10 years. In addition to all of that Leigh works a full time job, runs a magic shop AND performs magic on a regular basis including getting on NBC America’s Got Talent in 2015. So yes he is very deserving of this award.

After the dinner and Installation Bizzaro from Las Vegas was our evening’s entertainment. If you’ve never seen Bizzaro before you are missing a lot. Bizzaro’s act is an eye-popping visual treat that is also VERY funny. It was a great evening.

The next day Bizzaro came back to give a lecture and it was agreed that this was one of if not the BEST lecture we’ve seen in a very long time. This was an honest to goodness lecture with actual hands on guidance in making one of the props for a card effect. Yes there were notes and some effects for sale but everything taught in the lecture was created using everyday objects. The effects taught were definitely on the zany side but the intelligent thinking behind them was brilliant. If your club has an opportunity to have Bizzaro lecture DO IT!

One of the most startling effects taught was the visual change of a six pack of Coke to a six pack of Sprite. Bizzaro’s magic is the kind of magic that not only made me feel like a kid again but if I wasn’t into magic already it sure would inspire me to learn.

Banquet Photos

Banquet 2017

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Barry Schor: We will miss you.

I guess it is no secret that good friend and magic dealer, Barry Schor is departing the climes of Phoenix to live near his son and his family in Ohio. He will be sorely missed by his friends here in the Valley of the Sun. Tonight was a special dinner to honor his friendship over the long years he has been a fixture here. We wish you all the best Barry, and safe journey to Ohio! Stay in touch, sir!

Max’s Magic Shop is Closing

Max Krause’s magic shop based in Albuquerque will be closing it’s doors soon so Max can focus on performing full time. Just a sign of the times where brick and mortar magic shops are forced to shutter their doors because of internet videos and “virtual” online magic shops make it impossible to stay profitable. Please support your remaining LOCAL magic shops, even if they can not match online prices. They can give you a more personal instruction and tips than a online store. Magic will never be the same once all of them are closed.