SEASON FINALE! Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue

Season finale: A flight of fancy magic
Thursday May 17, 2018
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00pm
$10 at the door


Join us for the last Nite of the season! In additional to two great talks, we’ll have trivia and a raffle of wonderful nerdy things!

Presentation 1: Adventures in Human Powered Flight

By David Donaldson

Human flight is now commonplace.  We think nothing of hopping on a jumbo and jetting halfway around the world.  When humans stopped trying to mimic flapping birds and adopted fixed wing flight we made great progress.  When we invented an engine with a power to weight ratio suitable, we bolted that to our airframes and the modern airplane was born.  The race was on, go higher, faster, push the limits.  After hundreds of years of development, we got this!  Or do we?  What about human powered flight?  Oh, wait, that was done in the early 60’s.  So, what is left? Join us for an evening of insights into two aviation firsts, the Human Powered Ornithopter and Human Powered Helicopter.


About David: David is a professional facilitator and amateur nerd.  When not earning a living training folks how to better lead change in the corporate world, he can be found teaching fledgling pilots to get their wings.  With a passion for building he is currently working on his second amateur build motor-glider project.  David has been a pilot for 35 years, a facilitator for 27 years, and a flight instructor for 18 years. Proudly a nerd all his life.


Presentation 2: A Nerd Nite Magic Show… and Tell!

By Ben Train
For thousands of years human beings have practiced magic, and over time those practices have changed dramatically; from religious ceremonies to big stage shows in Vegas. What hasn’t changed though is the fundamental reliance on secrecy that’s used to hide the principles and methodology that make the illusions possible. In this special Nerd Nite talk professional magician Ben Train is going to give you a peek behind the curtain and discuss EXACTLY how a magician takes something from an impossible idea and turns it into a real life miracle!

About Ben: Ben Train is an award winning magician and mentalist who has lectured and performed hundreds of shows across North America and Europe. Combining humor, psychology, and mind-blowing sleight of hand, Ben creates an experience that will have you gasping in disbelief.

When he isn’t on stage Ben is busy behind the scenes, producing live shows as the founder of The Toronto Magic Company and leading workshops all over the world. Ben has written two books and produced two best-selling DVDs of original magic, including the 2015 hit A Series of Unfortunate Effects.


Plus trivia and a nerdy raffle!

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