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  • 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…
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iTricks News

  • newThe Man Behind Magic’s Theater And Museum
    KLRU’s Arts In Context trained their cameras on John Magic of Magic’s Theater and Museum in Austin, Texas. You can read more about the venue and the performer in this companion article on the Culture Map Austin site.
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 10:16am -
  • newBGT: The Champions, Derren Brown And More [Magic Bulletin]
    Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions is coming at the end of the month… between Yahoo’s UK Celebrity reporting and the trailer we know magicians Richard Jones and the Sacred Riana will appear. Derren Brown was a guest for half of the most recent…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 5:02am -
  • And The Winner Was… [Broken Remote]
    In the ninth and final episode of VH1′s Celebracadabra C. Thomas Howell was proclaimed the champion… perhaps because he threw himself into the competition and was willing to do almost anything to further his magic. Although you might find a few p…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 2:25pm -
  • The Finalists Are… [Broken Remote]
    Celebracadabra, which was hosted by magician Jonathan Levit only lasted a single season of nine episodes. After several eliminations, Hal Sparks and C. Thomas Howell were the last two would be magicians to head into the final.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 12:41pm -
  • Visiting The Magic Castle [Broken Remote]
    Back in April of 2008 Celebracadabra premiered on VH1. Seven celebrities, including C. Thomas Howell, Hall Sparks, Lisa Ann Walter, Kimberly Wyatt Christopher Reid, Ant and Carnie Wilson, were trained by magicians Murray SawChuck, Asi Wind, Derek Hug…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 10:20am -
  • The AJ Documentary, Shin Lim And More [Magic Bulletin]
    It is Video Friday and today we are giving a Broken Remote salute to the first US magic competition series we can remember: VH1′s Celebracadabra. Today is the day! The Amazing Johnathan Documentary is on Hulu, and in a few select cinemas across the…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 5:40am -
  • Karan Singh In Vegas
    Indian magician and mind reader Karan Singh has posted this video featuring some off stage magic while he was visiting Las Vegas.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 3:29pm -
  • Shin Lim Returns To America’s Got Talent

    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 10:35am -
  • Renn Faire, Holy City Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]
    Magician Ivanovich visited Milwaukee’s NBC 4 yesterday to promote the upcoming Bristol Renaissance Faire. Charleston’s Courier and Post has a great feature on Holy City Magic, a new magic venue opening this week and featuring some incredible magi…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 5:24am -
  • Demian Aditya Hits the Other AGT
    You may remember Demian Aditya from some of his death defying escapes on America’s Got Talent a little while back… well, he is back and on the other AGT: Australia’s Got Talent.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 3:17pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 14 days ago, 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 -
  • Magicians Subtleties – How To Convince Your Audience

    Magicians Subtleties – How To Convince Your Audience

    Today I want to talk about a topic that has been on my mind for a while now. It’s a technique of magic that I’ve found tends to be used instinctively by a lot of people who don’t actually realize they’re doing it. This technique is the perfec…
    - 21 Nov 18, 11:01am -
  • TINT by Arief Nugroho Magic Review – IS IT ANY GOOD?

    TINT by Arief Nugroho Magic Review – IS IT ANY GOOD?

    Here’s what the official TINT by Arief Nugroho product description says: You show a deck of cards in its box – and then, all of a sudden the case changes colour – on both of it’s sides! TINT allows you to do a colour change with your playing…
    - 14 Nov 18, 10:25am -

Wild About Harry

  • newHoudini gets the Biographics treatment

    Houdini gets the Biographics treatment

    Houdini is the subject of a new video at the popular Biographics YouTube Channel. This compressed biography is hosted by Simon Whistler and written by Arnaldo Teodorani. A few errors creep in, but overall it's well done. And the fact that they debunk…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 11:21am -
  • Dean Gunnarson recreates Houdini's L.A. escape

    Dean Gunnarson recreates Houdini's L.A. escape

    On October 29, 1987, escape artist Dean Gunnarson recreated Houdini's 1915 suspended straitjacket escape in Los Angeles to promote the live Halloween television special, The Search for Houdini. Dean was introduced as James Randi's protege, and Randi…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 1:34pm -
  • Houdini "Halloween" window card and production tables sell at auction

    Houdini "Halloween" window card and production tables sell at auction

    Today's Potter and Potter Online Magic Auction saw the sale of two interesting Houdini lots for reasonable prices. First up was an original window card for Houdini's "3 Shows in One" which went for $2,200 on a $1,500 - $2,500 estimate.I've always b…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 2:37pm -
  • Last weekend to see 'Inescapable' in Atlanta

    Last weekend to see 'Inescapable' in Atlanta

    This is the last weekend to see Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini at The Breman Museum in Atlanta. The exhibition closes Sunday, August 18.Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini was created by magician David London…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 10:38am -
  • Christopher Sandford talks Houdini and Conan Doyle

    Christopher Sandford talks Houdini and Conan Doyle

    Here's an excellent interview with author Christopher Sandford about his 2011 book Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle & Harry Houdini. I'm not able to embed the clip, so you'll need to listen on YouTube.Click here to…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 6:00pm -
  • Arturo Balseiro's Houdini bust is breathtaking

    Arturo Balseiro's Houdini bust is breathtaking

    Renowned Spanish makeup artist Arturo Balseiro has revealed his amazing life-like Houdini bust made of silicone. This is quite a work of art. Arturo will produce a limited edition of 10. Pictured here is bust #1 which is available now.Detai…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 11:03am -
  • New cover art for Charlotte Montague's Houdini

    New cover art for Charlotte Montague's Houdini

    A new edition of Houdini: The Life and Times of the World's Greatest Magician by Charlotte Montague has been released by Chartwell Books. While the book's content is the same as the 2017 hardcover, it spots a nice new cover design and new end pages.…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 10:58am -
  • HARRY Houdini (First Names) released in the U.S.

    HARRY Houdini (First Names) released in the U.S.

    Today sees the release of the U.S. hardcover edition of HARRY Houdini (First Names Series) by Kjartan Poskitt with illustrations by Geraint Ford. It's very nicely illustrated and well researched. A cut above other Houdini biographies for kids.Disc…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 10:55am -
  • Minerva reappears at the Edmonton Fringe Festival

    Minerva reappears at the Edmonton Fringe Festival

    Ron Pearson's acclaimed play Minerva – Queen of the Handcuffs will be part of The 38th Annual Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival, August 15-24.The play tells the true(ish) story of escape artist Minerva Vano, played by Miranda Allen,…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 8:01pm -
  • Uncovering Houdini's 1915 Los Angeles straitjacket escape (at last!)

    Uncovering Houdini's 1915 Los Angeles straitjacket escape (at last!)

    For years I've been trying to uncover details of Houdini's first suspended straitjacket escape in Los Angeles. While his 1923 escape is well represented in photos and newspaper clippings, his 1915 escape has proven strangely elusive. This would have…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 19, 12:46pm -

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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