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Ellusionist

  • AT&T Wireless GoPhone Plans
    AT&T is the dominant force in American telecommunications and the second largest cell phone service provider in the United States. As innovative as it is successful, AT&T was the first cell phone operator to provide support for GSM, GPRS and the iPho…
    - 31 May 18, 12:41am -
  • Cheap Cell Phone Plans – Something for Everyone
    Choosing cheap cell phone plans to sound simple at first. But it may be a daunting task when you are shopping around. Finding some cellular plan according to your requirements is a complicated task. The question starts with – feature phone or sma…
    - 31 May 18, 12:40am -

iTricks News

  • newHey, It IS April First
    So if you got excited this morning and clicked that Lance Burton link this morning… well, we Rick Rolled you. Coronavirus or not, it is April Fools Day. But we know you were disappointed so here is eight minutes of Lance from the 2001 MDA telethon.
    - 12 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 3:16pm -
  • newMagic Mo And Your Daily Online Magic Show Round Up [Magic Bulletin]
    South African website IOL spoke with Mo Magic about his ten years as a magician since quitting a job as an engineer and the current Cover-19 situation in South Africa. You can see more of Mo Magic’s lockdown magic on his YouTube page. There is no n…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 10:53am -
  • newBlaine On HomeFest And ABC Tonight

    - 22 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 5:23am -
  • Michael Vincent At The Magic Castle
    Michael Vincent shared this video featuring a Magic Castle performance. When you visit his YouTube page you will find two more routines from the Castle a few other videos featuring full routines. Stay safe, stay sane!
    - 1 day ago, 31 Mar 20, 3:50pm -
  • Backstage At Magic Goes Wrong
    Eleven questions with the cast of Magic Goes Wrong, now playing at London.
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 10:35am -
  • TV Magic, Online Magic And Free Books [Magic Bulletin]
    Lance Rich’s first place performance at the 2020 IBM Ring 129 Stage Competition kicks off the day. Ring 129, of course, has been particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus. So, lot’s a good news today. That new David Blaine special is on ABC tomorr…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 4:56am -
  • Virtual Education Spirit Day Magic
    Richard Ringling posted this video featuring a little magic last week because it was supposed to be Spirit Day for all the “fireflies.” We did a little research and think he might have actually posted this video for all the students at Ikego Elem…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 3:29pm -
  • Online Magic Show Round Up
    Stuart MacDonald at the Magic Castle starts off this little list of magic to keep you occupied and entertained for the day. A few online magic shows for kids and adults… Not quite a magic show, Shin Lim was helping YouTube test out a kind of audio…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 11:13am -
  • Conventions, TV, Jackets And More [Magic Bulletin]
    Dean Apple and Pinky’s magic show from last Friday kicks off our week. You can see more over on Dean’s YouTube page. I logged on to the special magic hangout organized by SansMinds Magic over the weekend. For about 90 minutes some of the familiar…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 5:18am -
  • A Free Magic Show For Younger Kids
    This skirts our 15 minute unofficial time limit, but Nick Barnes online magic show suitable for younger kids is worth sharing! If you want to pass it along, it is at Nick’s YouTube page. Also be sure to check out Nick’s website!
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 12:42pm -

The Double Deal - Card Magic Blog

  • The Jerx – Best Thinker in Magic Today
    I am a huge fan of The Jerx. http://www.thejerx.com/ I thought I would just log back in here and pass on the recommendation. Hopefully Kevin won’t mind! But I still have access to this site from my time spent posting on here a few years ago under t…
    - 29 Sep 17, 5:13pm -
  • The Journeyman Issue 3
    It’s been a while but issue 3 is now available, contents on the page above. This issues contains a contribution from one of my mentors in magic – Roger Curzon from Sheffield.  I also explore a new switch, a version of Gemini twins using any name…
    - 23 Oct 16, 4:41pm -
  • Magic Quote #9
    Simplicity is the keynote of every worthwhile effect in magic.  Paul Le Paul, The Card Magic of Le Paul
    - 16 Oct 16, 5:00pm -
  • Magic Quotes #8
    But it is well known that if magicians in general would pay more attention to the presentation of tricks they are using instead of continually looking for ‘something new’ they would be much better off —- and so would magic.  Theo Annemann, 193…
    - 25 Aug 16, 10:25am -
  • Coin in pack
    A card is selected from the pack, remembered, returned and the pack placed on the table. A 2 pence piece is shown and vanished. The spectator then cuts the pack and the coin is found somewhere in the centre right next to the selected card.  A lovely…
    - 24 Aug 16, 10:16am -
  • Card games
    So I’ve almost finished my time in India volunteering at a children’s home and playing cards have featured a lot over the last couple if months. As well as teaching them magic I’ve also been playing a lot of card games and it got me to wonderin…
    - 4 Aug 16, 2:24pm -
  • Magic Quotes #7
    No wonder wives and mothers tire of magic. They are always the first upon whom a new one is in- flicted. Besides, they invariably see them before it has been perfectly learned, and catching them call it all very silly. A man invariably tells of his…
    - 1 Aug 16, 8:53am -
  • Coincidence tricks
    I have a thing for tricks where the cards are thoroughly shuffled yet somehow the laws of chance are bent and strange coincidences occur; cards repeatedly match, order is produced etc.  My favourite is a Wayne Dobson trick the name and source of whi…
    - 30 Jul 16, 2:00am -
  • Alex Elmsley – The Mexican Prediction
    So I’ve been playing around with the Mexican turnover recently when trying to solve a card problem using dice and also a mentalism routine. I remembered this trick from The Complete Works of Alex Elmsley volume 2 which uses the move but in an incre…
    - 29 Jul 16, 2:00am -
  • Peter Duffie’s Card Compulsions – Digitized
    Five years ago I posted about this excellent book and now it’s been released as a pdf file available via Peter Duffies’ website. Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in card magic; it contains very strong material with clever methodo…
    - 27 Jul 16, 4:50am -

The Merchant of Magic Blog

  • Coin Box Magic – Free Download

    Coin Box Magic – Free Download

    The Largest Video Course on Okito Coin Box Magic. This FREE video download is nearly four hours long and is packed with sleights, routines, tips, tricks, and ideas using a variety of coin boxes.   It covers the use of many of your favorite coin box…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Mar 20, 12:39pm -
  • Which Fire Wallet Is Right For You?

    Which Fire Wallet Is Right For You?

    Would you like to be able to open your wallet, take out a £10 note, business card or playing card, and suddenly huge flames erupt from your wallet. As soon as you close up your wallet, the flames vanish and when you open it again there’s nothing t…
    - 18 Oct 19, 4:21pm -
  • Moments By Ravi Mayar – Free Download

    Moments By Ravi Mayar – Free Download

      Borrow a person’s phone and vanish all their apps! It doesn’t get any more personal then that! Cause a person to forget their name and then the card they are holding! There is something here for everyone, a variety of effects that you can add…
    - 5 Aug 19, 6:31pm -
  • How to Prevent Magic Burnout

    How to Prevent Magic Burnout

    We’ve all seen it happen… You introduce a friend to the fascinating world of magic tricks, and they get HOOKED. Suddenly, they’re pulling out a deck of cards everywhere you go. They’re practicing their double lifts on the bus, perfecting thei…
    - 21 Feb 19, 11:51am -
  • The Best Magic Tricks of 2018 – 2019

    The Best Magic Tricks of 2018 – 2019

    The Best Magic Tricks of 2018 – 2019 Every year it seems that the standard of magic being released is getting better and better. More innovation and time is being spent to bring top quality, useable magic to market. 2018 has been no exception. We…
    - 4 Feb 19, 11:38am -
  • How To Make Money Doing Magic

    How To Make Money Doing Magic

    Magic is an awesome hobby—and for a lot of us, the enjoyment we get out of it is more than enough to keep us satisfied! But did you know that there are actually a lot of creative ways you could earn money through magic? Here are three simple ways y…
    - 30 Jan 19, 10:17am -
  • Top Three Trick Decks For Beginners

    Top Three Trick Decks For Beginners

    Sleight of hand is great. But sometimes, it’s nice to have one or two tricks in our repertoire that don’t take ANY difficult moves. It’s even better when these easy tricks are some of the most powerful effects your spectator will ever see. This…
    - 29 Jan 19, 9:13am -
  • How Magicians Create A Winning Atmosphere For Magic

    How Magicians Create A Winning Atmosphere For Magic

      Arthur writes: So my question is: How do I set the atmosphere to “magic is an art, enjoy” and not to “I bet you can’t catch me”?   This is a GREAT question. In fact, I’ve been waiting for an excuse to write about it for absolutely age…
    - 15 Jan 19, 7:30am -
  • How to Stand Out as a Magician

    How to Stand Out as a Magician

    Here’s a question from one of our readers, James: “What is that ONE magic trick that will make me stand out?”   I’m so glad I’ve got a chance to address this question. I see it a lot; and the answer might either be a really frustrating one…
    - 12 Dec 18, 5:47pm -
  • The Complete Guide To Buying A Magic Wallet

    The Complete Guide To Buying A Magic Wallet

    We recently received this question from one of our readers, Mike: “There are so many different magic wallets on the market, that I don’t know which one to buy. Actually, I mostly like the small wallets cause they look minimalist. I want to buy a…
    - 22 Nov 18, 8:57am -

Wild About Harry

  • newMarch 2020 in review

    March 2020 in review

    Here's a rundown of posts by category that appeared on WILD ABOUT HARRY in March.Most Viewed PostOwn an authentic brick from Houdini's 278Houdini HistoryYar, The Primeval Man by Harry Houdini (Part I)Yar, The Primeval Man by Harry Houdin…
    - 16 hours ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:10am -
  • LINK: Houdini’s Guide to Coronavirus safety

    LINK: Houdini’s Guide to Coronavirus safety

    Let's end this crazy month with a bit of levity and sound advice. Our friend Lisa Hansen of the blog HoudiniFan has created "Houdini's Guide to Coronavirus safety" and it's pretty clever. Click the headline to have a read and stay safe!Related:…
    - 2 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 12:15pm -
  • LINK: Houdini's sensational swim in the rapids of... the Hudson?

    LINK: Houdini's sensational swim in the rapids of... the Hudson?

    Sean Doran is back with another groundbreaking post at his blog The Mysteriarch. This time Sean tackles the location of Houdini's famous swim of "Niagara" rapids at the conclusion of The Man From Beyond. While still somewhat speculative, I think Sean…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 1:18pm -
  • 'The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini' large print edition

    'The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini' large print edition

    A large print edition of Joe Posnanski's The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is due for release this week from Center Point Large Print. The publisher's website shows very different cover art design from the standard hardcover.The release date…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 1:26pm -
  • Houdini and the art of faking photos

    Houdini and the art of faking photos

    Here's a video by Dr. Joe Schwarcz using Houdini (and Abe Lincoln) to illustrate the ease and origins of fake photography. Enjoy.Below are links to a few more Houdini inspired YouTube videos. All the third party videos I share here can also be f…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 5:53pm -
  • Houdini appears in The New Yorker and Skeptic

    Houdini appears in The New Yorker and Skeptic

    Print media is still wild about Harry with two significant Houdini pieces in the March editions of The New Yorker and Skeptic magazines.The New Yorker article is by David Denby and offers a very well-written profile of Houdini's art and career wit…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 12:13pm -
  • Houdini's 278 now has an official website

    Houdini's 278 now has an official website

    The owners of Houdini's New York brownstone have launched an official website devoted to their famous residence called "278 Houdini House" (https://house.278.nyc).The site has just updated with a post announcing shipping of their first wave of 278…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 10:14am -
  • Houdini returns to Appleton in 1897

    Houdini returns to Appleton in 1897

    In my Facebook Live chat yesterday with the great Andrew Basso, I mentioned an article I had recently seen in the April 1, 1897 Appleton Post. I thought I'd put that up today so all can have a read. This was well before Houdini (a.k.a. Mr. Weiss) was…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 11:39am -
  • Happy birthday Houdini

    Happy birthday Houdini

    On his 146th birthday Houdini is following the advice of health professionals and socially distancing. Look how easy!To celebrate Houdini's birthday today I will be joining escape artist extraordinaire Andrew Basso for a live online chat, plat…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 10:22am -
  • Own an authentic brick from Houdini's 278

    Own an authentic brick from Houdini's 278

    The owners of Houdini's New York brownstone (278) have renovated the garden level to include a new door and deck into the backyard. To accomplish this, they had to remove a window and part of a brick wall. This wall is actually visible in several ima…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 12:58pm -

Stone Cold Magic Magazine

  • Bad Medicine

    Bad Medicine

    Introduction I’ve been obsessed with the object to impossible location plot for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I’ve figured out ways to get stuff into sealed Twinkies, 35mm film rolls, a card box the spectator has been holding from th…
    - 20 Dec 14, 2:07am -
  • Lost in Translation – Know Your Audience 4

    Lost in Translation – Know Your Audience 4

    Ahhhh. The wonderful art that is translation. When I released my DVD Stone Cold Magic in 2007, there were some exciting and quite funny moments. I just found a website that I believe is Chinese. At the bottom of the site was a “blurb” written in…
    - 20 Dec 14, 2:04am -
  • Magic That Will Make You Cry

    Magic That Will Make You Cry

    True astonishment is a thing of beauty when it is properly captured. Dean Dill is one man who has captured it. Mr. Dill’s coin magic is clean, simple, slow, deliberate and down-right majestic. As silly as this may sound, I am moved to tears often b…
    - 20 Dec 14, 2:03am -
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    - 20 Nov 14, 2:07am -
  • Heckler Smacker – Know Your Audience 3

    Heckler Smacker – Know Your Audience 3

    The past two months, were brief stories about experiences from past gigs that had a lesson to be learned. This month is yet another. The lesson is still about knowing your audience. In this case, I happened to have an audience that was pretty laid ba…
    - 20 Nov 14, 2:04am -
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