An Evening of Hexes and Hoaxes

January 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

The No. 1 Legion
116 7 Ave SE
Calgary, AB

The Faculty of Lesser-Known Arts & Sciences returns from their sabbatical, and cordially extends an invitation to their third gathering: An Evening of Hexes and Hoaxes.  

Faculty members and visiting scholars shine light on the obscure, the esoteric and the downright questionable as we investigate the shadowy corners of our natural and supernatural world. Together four faculty members will explore the following research topics:


Hex Marks the Spot: A Colloquium on Contemporary Spells, Sorcery and Enchantment.
Professor Emeritus of Wikkology, Fardwar Smellmud

847-year-old wizard Fardwar Smellmud joins the Faculty as Professor Emeritus of Wikkology to discuss different kinds of hexes. Ever wonder if you have been hexed? Or how to cast a spell on someone? Or how to lift that pesky curse that has been placed on you? Find out in this bewitching talk.


Great Canadian Hexes and Hoaxes: A Review of Seminal Moments in Questionable Histories
Professor Claudia Bustos, Department of Parapsychology & Archival Studies

Self appointed amateur parapsychology archivist reviews the tales and fables around great Canadian hexes and hoaxes. From cursed Canadian tales in figure skating to national land hippo dupe.


Tricky Tactics: How to Lie for Fun & Profit
Professor of Prestidigitation, Ryan Pilling, Department of Deceptions

Putting the Con in Conjuring, real life magician Ryan Pilling takes a peek behind the curtain to reveal how magic tricks have stolen fortunes, and won wars. Plus, learn how you too can cheat dear friends out of money like a true pro.


The Piltdown Putdown
Professor Che Ingrate, Department of Fake Journalism

Dive deep into this paleoanthropological hoax with esteemed investigative journalist, Professor Che Ingrate. Hear about the missing link between ape and man that you never knew you were missing.


This event is 18+ and libations can be purchased for a reasonable price from our Legion hosts. Your presence and support is forever appreciated. Tickets are $5 and are available online, with limited tickets at the door. Doors at 6:30 pm. Evening festivities commence at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are ephemeral and non-refundable.

"Unde non oportet ire vias"

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