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#TGE2016 Special Guest: Illusionist Robert Testa

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Illusionist Robert Testa
  • WHAT: Illusions & Magic with Robert Testa
  • WHEN:
    • Friday, Nov 11th at 7:40pm and 8:50pm
    • Saturday, Nov 12th at 3:35pm and 5:45pm

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Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


About Robert Testa:

image00231 year old Illusionist Rob Testa has been performing Magic & Illusions for over 57 years! He has performed for numerous audiences including his mom, his grandparents and the homeless guy at Jarvis and Gerrard. Don’t mention the names Criss Angel or GOB from Arrested Development around him or he’ll eat your elbow. He’s got 99 problems but a trick ain’t one. He’s magically delicious… And by delicious he means salty with a hint of asparagus.  Now truthfully… Internationally acclaimed Award Winning Illusionist & Motivational Speaker Rob Testa combines Illusion, Mind Reading and Humour to leave audiences breathless and begging for more. Rob has performed for a countless number of clients including the #1 All-Inclusive Family Beach Resort in the world,  “Beaches Negril” of The Sandals Company in Jamaica; Carnival’s  “Costa Magica” Cruise Ship; The Nanjing International Clown Festival in Nanjing, China; various events in Dubai, UAE; The Top Talent Festival in Vancouver, BC and countless others. 

Come laugh and be amazed by the Illusions of Rob Testa!

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Superman Day is June 12!

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Last year DC Entertainment officially declared June 12th Man Of Steel Day at Comic Book Retailers and Bookstores across the U.S. In spirit of this epic day we decided to post a little something on one of the most iconic gentlemen in comic book history. Here are 16 random facts that you probably didn’t know about Superman. 

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1. DC Comics paid $130 in 1938 for exclusive rights to Superman. – Source

2. Superman was first conceived as a bald telepathic villain bent on world domination. – Source

3.The co-creator and original artist of Superman, Joe Shuster, modeled the Metropolis skyline after Toronto, where he was born and lived until he was ten. Since then, however, the skyline and most of the notable landmarks in Metropolis are based on real-life landmarks in New York City. – Source

4. In 1945, the US government tried to ‘cover up’ a superman comic that was about scientists splitting the atom to create an atomic bomb, while the top secret Manhattan project was working on the real thing. – Source

5. George Reeves, the actor who played Superman in the 1950s was weary about his young fans after a boy pulled a pistol on him to test Superman’s invulnerability. Reeves convinced the boy to give him the gun by telling him that someone else could be hurt when the bullets bounced off. – Source

6. In 1997, Nicolas Cage earned $20 Million to play Superman in Superman Lives, even though he never actually played Superman because the movie got cancelled. – Source

7. Nicolas Cage named his son Kal-el after Superman. – Source

8. The Royal Canadian Mint has printed official coins of Superman in Canadian currency – Source

9. The Superman Curse refers to the misfortunes that occurred to people involved with the Superman story over the years. The most famous people to have been allegedly afflicted by this curse are George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster. Because of this curse, many actors refused to play the role of Superman in the latest movie before Henry Cavill finally took the part. – Source

10. According to the comics, Lex Luthor is pissed at Superman because he thinks Superman contributed towards the balding of his head when he was a child. – Source

11. Clark Kent is also a character in the Marvel universe, where he is actually just a mild-mannered reporter and nothing more – Source

12. In the Superman comics, there is a pink kryptonite that turns superman gay – Source

13. In the Superman Comics from 1958, Superman got a new power, the ability to project a mini version of himself that had all of his super powers. Eventually, he became jealous of it and tried to kill it, but it ended up sacrificing itself to save him. – Source

14. When Batman and Superman were rebooted in 2005 and 2006, Superman Returns made more money globally than Batman Begins. – Source

15. In 2001, Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee wrote 15 DC comics, re-imagining popular superheroes like Batman and Superman – Source

16. Henry Cavill almost wasn’t cast as Superman in “Man of Steel” because he was busy playing World of Warcraft. – Source

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