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Magic, Excitement and Comedy Set for Aug. 9 EDC Event

August 2018

Magic, excitement and comedy will be among the features at the EDC's "Virtual Magic Northland" Aug. 9.

The first "Virtual Magic in the Northland" will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, 1325 Odd Fellows Road.

Hosted by the Clay County Economic Development Council, the event will feature a virtual reality “Walk the Plank” challenge by the Disciples of Gaming and Todd Lamanske’s cool magic and humor. Other activities will include a scavenger hunt, raffles and more.

Planned as the EDC’s 2018 fundraising event, Virtual Magic in the Northland will be an enjoyable evening with a range of activities for all ages.

“The EDC is always looking for new ideas, and we have pulled several for Virtual Magic in the Northland,” explained EDC Executive Director TJ Berry. “This fundraiser will be an enjoyable way for our members, their coworkers and friends to share a fun and relaxing evening.”

Headline acts the Disciples of Gaming and Todd Lamanske share Northland roots and national fame. Lamanske has entertained small parties and U.S. presidents with his combination of stand-up comedy and jaw-dropping magic. Disciples of Gaming is dedicated to the betterment of online gaming experiences and has brought cutting-edge virtual reality entertainment to Greater Kansas City.

The event location is notable as well. Located in the historic Odd Fellows Home in Liberty, the Belvoir Winery and Inn has become one of the most unique venues in Greater Kansas City. Originally built in the early 1900s, the complex features outstanding vistas and historic charm that have been beautifully restored.

Admission to Virtual Magic in the Northland is only $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact the EDC at (816) 468-4989 or visit You may also download the event flyer and registration form.

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