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Most magicians are not professionals, they are hobbyist’s. They just enjoy performing for friends and family, some perhaps doing the odd show for organisations they or their family are involved with right up to full time pro’s who travel the world for wads of cold hard cash. Everybody starts somewhere, Just ask the pro’s and committee at FAME.

“When I started out I just performed for my nephew and niece, every time they cam round I would be asked to do a new trick. I joined FAME and another magic club that sadly no longer runs in Basingstoke and slowly started to have the confidence to perform for my parents social club, at the nursing home where I worked previously and for friends and family at birthdays for kids and adults alike. I passed my magic circle exam and now teach, perform and help run magic clubs at both national and local level. Am I the best? Absolutely not, we are all learning. But I had to take those first steps. You already have done this just by picking up a deck of cards or a coin. One of my earliest steps was joining FAME and I can honestly say that without the generosity of other magicians passing on their knowledge I would not be the magician I am today,” David O’Connor MMC

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Contact the secretary David O’Connor who will be glad to speak to you about taking your next step into the wonderful world of magic performance.

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New members – Why join us?

Dear fellow magicians, thank you for taking the time to seek out this page. No matter what your level level of magic you ARE a magician, and you will be welcome. If you are new to magic then you could not have chosen a better place to start, if you are a seasoned pro then you already appreciate the value of a ‘safe space’ to play, discuss and possibly try out new ideas.

To the new magicians reading: Everybody has to start somewhere, everybody has different talents and skills they can bring to the table. For magicians it’s hard to hone our skills without others around us, it can be a slightly lonely and daunting hobby. By coming to FAME you are part of a team, a team built to build everybody up, to support and give a wider outlet than just workmates or family.

To the more accomplished magicians: FAME is slightly different to the other clubs and associations in the area, focusing more on performance. Do not worry if you don’t wish to perform, that’s fine, performing to other magicians can be daunting and we want everybody to be comfortable. If we had a mission statement at FAME it would probably be to help every magician be more comfortable and relaxed in their magical ability.

Let’s be honest, a lot of magicians now go to youtube, etc, but a lot of the time the detail is missing. The detail many of us did not even know existed when we also started our magical journey. Even the simplest move can be elevated by a subtle word change or position of the hand. So if you want to meet friendly like-minded magicians with the bonus of finding out the real secrets to magic then come and join us free for your first meeting.