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Ellusionist

  • AT&T Wireless GoPhone Plans
    AT&T is the dominant force in American telecommunications and the second largest cellphone service provider in the United States. As innovative as it is successful, AT&T was the first cellphone operator to provide support for GSM, GPRS and the iPhone…
    - 11 Feb 17, 7:10am -

iTricks News

  • newShawn Farquhar Interview
    You probably know Shawn Farquhar as the guy that keeps fooling Penn and Teller. This interview from TMR Studios focuses on his work as a cruise ship magician. It is a little long for us (just over 15 minutes), but it is the end of the day… And if y…
    - 4 hours ago, 22 May 18, 3:25pm -
  • newHaving A Magician Husband Isn’t All Bad…
    It isn’t hard to find jokes or videos about how hard/annoying/generally unpleasant it is to be a magician’s wife. But Aaron Harp shows that it isn’t all bad. His wife Samantha is also his assistant and in this video clip she finds herself a big…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:31am -
  • newPiff’s Shrunken Head, Kayla Drescher And Much More [Magic Bulletin]

    Piff’s Shrunken Head, Kayla Drescher And Much More [Magic Bulletin]

    The newest magic auction catalogue is out from Potter and Potter featuring the second half of the David Baldwin Collection. The auction is scheduled for June 16. You can download the free PDF catalog and learn all about bidding (live and online) on t…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 May 18, 5:14am -
  • BGT’s Professor Strange: Forgettable Or Fantastic?
    Allin Klempthorne, AKA Professor Strange or THORN, is an actor and magician with a few personas. This might have actually worked against him when Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden failed to recognize him as a performer she had actually hired…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 3:43pm -
  • Sora’s Surprising BGT Act
    Japanese magician Sora hit the Britain’s Got Talent stage over the weekend with the promise of a sexy act… with what magicians like to call a “kicker ending.”
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 10:18am -
  • An Honest Question To iTricksters, Dating, Blaine And More [Magic Bulletin]
    Today’s lead off video comes from Singapore magician Kyle Ravin’s appearance on Vijay TV. I don’t know Kyle and, as some of you probably know, I usually don’t even include clips of the spike trick. I have helped performers with similar effect…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 5:13am -
  • Ben Hanlin’s Wedding Cake Prank
    The latest clip from Ben Hanlin’s YouTube page features a magician prank pulled on singer Peter Andre. To be honest, we’re not sure if this is new or something from Ben’s TV show Tricked. Have a safe weekend everyone!
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 5:15pm -
  • Sketch Comedy Magic On KBS
    Pigeon Magic Troupe is a recurring sketch on the KBS comedy show Gag Concert. Mijoo from the K-pop group Lovelyz also makes an appearance. You can see more of the Pigeon Magic Troupe on the KBS World TV YouTube page.
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 2:38pm -
  • Magic in Brunhei With Mohammad Nurul Akmal
    Sutera’s Voices in Brunei recently featured Mohammad Nurul Akmal, who has not let the lack of magic shops in the country stop him from becoming a performer.
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:30pm -
  • Things Don’t Always Work As Planned… Murray SawChuck
    It seems like there are more and more magical pranksters on YouTube every day. We know that many of you look at some of these videos with a pretty serious amount of suspicion… We get that, so do we! Are they faking the magic? Are they coaching the…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 10:06am -

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

  • Why A Monthly Magic Subscription Box For Beginners Is A Bad Idea

    Why A Monthly Magic Subscription Box For Beginners Is A Bad Idea

    Chris asks: Is there a monthly magic subscription box for beginners? If you have not come across them before, the concept is simple. You pay a monthly subscription, and each month or quarter you receive a box full of cool tricks, and tutorials to lea…
    - 20 days ago, 2 May 18, 7:38am -
  • Which Magic Tricks Should Professional Magicians Use?

    Which Magic Tricks Should Professional Magicians Use?

    Andrew writes: Hi guys, do you have any articles on which magic tricks professional magicians should use? Hi Andrew, I’ve written quite a few articles over the years that talk about which magic tricks I use myself, or that are recommended by other…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:35am -
  • Why Learning Performing Arts Like Magic Can Benefit Your Child

    Why Learning Performing Arts Like Magic Can Benefit Your Child

    By Holly Lister If you’re considering introducing your child to learning performing arts, then you might want to consider magic. Magic is a fantastic way for them to express themselves and impress others, it helps with their confidence and improves…
    - 79 days ago, 4 Mar 18, 6:35am -
  • Best Magic Tricks Awards 2017

    Best Magic Tricks Awards 2017

    The Best Magic Tricks of 2017 2017 broke the mould for new innovations in magic. There were hundreds of fantastic tricks to work through but some just stood out against the rest. How the award winning magic tricks are selected. MoM is a magic shop a…
    - 84 days ago, 27 Feb 18, 11:39am -
  • Building a Magicians Brand – Houdini, Dynamo, Copperfield, and You

    Building a Magicians Brand – Houdini, Dynamo, Copperfield, and You

      In classic marketing, a brand is a group of associations that people can make about a product, service, company or individual. Think about Apple computers.. What do you associate with that name?  Maybe some of these: Quality Successful Expensive…
    - 92 days ago, 19 Feb 18, 4:57pm -
  • The History of Playing Cards – Facts Magicians Should Know

    The History of Playing Cards – Facts Magicians Should Know

    There’s a rich history behind the ubiquitous playing cards that we all enjoy today. As a magician, you should understand the history behind the tools you use. It’s amazing how few magicians take the time to research the incredible history of play…
    - 23 Dec 17, 6:45pm -
  • What’s the Best Magic Present for an 8 Year Old?

    What’s the Best Magic Present for an 8 Year Old?

    Magic Shop Live Chat Question: ‘We are looking for a present for our 8 year old grandson and have no idea which set would be best for him‘   That’s the most common question we have been asked this year in the magic shop. Here’s what the team…
    - 12 Dec 17, 10:36am -
  • How Much!?! – How to Overcome Magicians Price Objections

    How Much!?!  – How to Overcome Magicians Price Objections

    It doesn’t matter how much you charge for your services as a magician, or the price point for the market you’re advertise within,  you will always encounter objections to the price you quote. That’s a good thing.. If nobody ever questions your…
    - 10 Dec 17, 5:54pm -
  • The 5 Sansminds Magic Tricks Every Magician Loves

    The 5 Sansminds Magic Tricks Every Magician Loves

    There are some magic tricks that continue to stand the test of time, creating a sense of wonder and sheer joy in all those that witness them, regardless of whether it’s the first time they’ve experienced it or the tenth. The creative geniuses at…
    - 6 Dec 17, 6:26pm -
  • Collecting Playing Cards – Why Do People Do It?

    Collecting Playing Cards – Why Do People Do It?

    By EndersGame ‘JM’ writes: I’m always reading about people going crazy over collection playing cards… What does it have to do with magic? Isn’t it just like stamp collecting? Am I missing something here? Expert reviewer, EndersGame is know…
    - 4 Dec 17, 5:09pm -

Wild About Harry

  • newHOUDINI-OPOLY has arrived!

    HOUDINI-OPOLY has arrived!

    Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz of the Houdini Museum in Scranton are now shipping their eagerly anticipated HOUDINI-OPOLY board game. A lot of hard work and care went into the creation of this game, and it's spectacular! Only a limited amount have…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 May 18, 10:42am -
  • Catalina 'Terror Island' screening a magical event

    Catalina 'Terror Island' screening a magical event

    On Saturday, May 19, Houdini's Terror Island screened with live musical accompaniment inside the historic Art Deco Casino Theater on Catalina Island, where the movie was filmed 98 years ago. The event was a triumph! The movie played beautifully befor…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 11:41am -
  • LINK: An invitation to meet Houdini

    LINK: An invitation to meet Houdini

    This excellent article by Marco Pusterla at The Ephemeral Collector is about the formation and inaugural meeting of The Magicians' Club in London in 1911.Houdini's presidency and involvement with that early magic fraternity (which pre-dates his pre…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 18, 11:05am -
  • Were Bess and Ed Saint secretly married?

    Were Bess and Ed Saint secretly married?

    There has long been a rumor that Bess Houdini and Edward Saint were secretly married. Magician Arnold Furst, who knew the couple well, believed they were. But no evidence, such as a marriage certificate, has ever surfaced. Of course, no marriage cert…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:52pm -
  • Duffy Hudson brings 'Houdini' to L.A., June 1-3

    Duffy Hudson brings 'Houdini' to L.A., June 1-3

    Duffy Hudson is bringing his acclaimed Houdini one-man show to the Generation DCD Studio in Burbank, CA for three nights starting Friday, June 1, 2018.Join Force of Nature for a night of magic and wonderment with one of the most iconic legends o…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 5:37pm -
  • Houdini's Mirror Handcuffs to be displayed in New York

    Houdini's Mirror Handcuffs to be displayed in New York

    The legendary Mirror Handcuffs will be part of a display of original Houdini artifacts at the New-York Historical Society's Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection exhibition, June 15 to Sept 16, 2018. This is the first time…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 18, 10:27am -
  • The real story of Houdini at Scotland Yard?

    The real story of Houdini at Scotland Yard?

    The following article ran in several American newspapers in 1901-02. It describes Houdini's visit to Scotland Yard on June 14, 1900, shortly after his arrival in the UK. This is the first recorded version of the events that day, and it's not quite th…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 18, 10:42am -
  • 'The Great Houdinis' on Talking Pictures TV tonight

    'The Great Houdinis' on Talking Pictures TV tonight

    The rarely seen 1976 TV biopic The Great Houdinis will air tonight at 9 PM on Talking Pictures TV in the UK. The network is advertising this as a "premiere," so hopefully that means it will screen regularly. The Great Houdinis was never released on a…
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 18, 5:42pm -
  • Get WILD ABOUT HARRY updates by email

    Get WILD ABOUT HARRY updates by email

    This is just a reminder that you can keep up with all the latest news on WILD ABOUT HARRY via email. Just scroll down to the bottom of the blog and enter your email address in the field marked "Receive updates via email." You'll receive a confirmatio…
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 18, 10:59am -
  • Here's to the moms

    Here's to the moms

    Here's a great image of Bess Houdini with her mother, Balbina Rahner, and mother-in-law, Cecelia Weiss, in 1909. The Houdinis took their mothers to Europe that year. By all accounts the two moms, who were both German-speaking widows with seven childr…
    - 9 days ago, 13 May 18, 10:54am -

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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