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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

  • newBehind The Scenes Of The Carbonaro Effect
    The CW summer magic shows are running but so is TruTV’s The Carbonaro Effect, with new episodes on Thursdays. Here is the latest behind the scenes look at how Michael creates his prank effects from the network just to remind you to tune in!
    - 33 mins ago, 19 Jul 19, 10:41am -
  • newPenn Reviews Magic For Vanity Fair
    Vanity Fair isn’t known for their magic reviews… or, for that matter, their magic coverage. Still, they decided to get into the game in a big way with this video reviewing magic tricks in popular movies and TV shows. Getting Penn Jillette to do i…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Jul 19, 5:27am -
  • Ben Hart On ITV’s This Morning
    British TV magician Ben Hart, a recent Britain’s Got Talent act, made an appearance on ITV’s This Morning earlier this week. We kind of figure Ben will be returning to TV in his own series again soon.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 10:31am -
  • CW Magic Stops By Access
    Masters of Illusion host Dean Cain and recent Penn & Teller: Fool Us competitor Anna Deguzman visited Access to promote The CW summer magic shows.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 5:44am -
  • A Little Advice From Michael Kent
    Not a performance but instead words of wisdom from magician Michael Kent at the Virginia Governor’s School at Radford University.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 4:28pm -
  • The Sentimentalists Return To AGT
    The Sentimentalists returned to the America’s Got Talent stage last night, but unfortunately failed to impress the judges enough to advance.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 10:45am -
  • The Orange Magician On AGT
    The Orange Magician was one of two magic acts on America’s Got Talent last night… despite his antics and the judges’ apparent amusement he failed to advance.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 5:29am -
  • Happy Retirement Mark Raffles
    Mark Raffles is a living legend. He has been performing for over eight decades but has officially retired at the youthful age of 97! You can marvel at Mark’s famous pickpocket act above and read more about his career over on the BBC website.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 12:10pm -
  • Magic On AGT Tonight
    The America’s Got Talent judge cuts are starting and the contestants featured on tonight’s episode have been announced. Magic acts include The Orange Magician, who we do not even remember seeing in the auditions, will appear as will The Sentiment…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 5:27am -
  • 4 Year Old Magician In Dubai
    This video, the latest installment of Star Of The Town with RJ Binju from Gold 101.3 FM is not in English, but check out the four year old performing magician Nihal Yassar!
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 3:31pm -

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

  • 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 -
  • How To Be Prepared to Perform Magic in ANY Situation

    How To Be Prepared to Perform Magic in ANY Situation

    We’ve all been there. You’re meeting someone for the first time, and they find out you’re a magician. What do they do? Well, nine times out of ten, they say ‘show me a trick!’. Great. The only problem is, you’ve left your favorite EXPENSI…
    - 5 Nov 18, 10:49am -

Wild About Harry

  • new'Inescapable' extends in Atlanta, next stop Milwaukee

    'Inescapable' extends in Atlanta, next stop Milwaukee

    Due to popular demand, the touring exhibition Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini will extend its stay at The Breman Museum in Atlanta by one week. It will now be on show until August 18, 2019.The exhibition will then travel to the…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 5:03pm -
  • newJoe Posnanski launches his Houdini newsletter

    Joe Posnanski launches his Houdini newsletter

    Joe Posnanski, author of the upcoming The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini, has launched a free Houdini newsletter and blog. Says Joe:What will you get here? Well, this will be pretty low key — I’ll send an email about once a week (these…
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 11:21am -
  • 'Pulling Back the Veil in Search of Cecelia' at The Breman Museum

    'Pulling Back the Veil in Search of Cecelia' at The Breman Museum

    Today marks the anniversary of Houdini's mother's death in 1913. So this seems like the right day to share that Rolando Santos will be presenting a lecture called "Harry Houdini: Pulling Back the Veil in Search of Cecelia" on July 28 at the The Brema…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 10:55am -
  • 'Before Houdini' by Jeremy Holt released

    'Before Houdini' by Jeremy Holt released

    Today sees the release of Before Houdini, a new graphic novel by Jeremy Holt with art by John Lucas. This is a followup to his 2018 book, After Houdini.The exciting second volume of the After Houdini saga explores the origins of the elusive ma…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 10:34am -
  • Houdini and I call "Action" at The Breman Museum

    Houdini and I call "Action" at The Breman Museum

    Yesterday I had the great pleasure of giving a lecture about "Houdini in Early Cinema" at The Breman Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. My talk was part of their Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini programing.I'm happy to report that it was…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 2:16pm -
  • Houdini in Atlanta

    Houdini in Atlanta

    This weekend I'm headed to Atlanta to give a talk on "Houdini in Early Cinema" at The Breman Museum as part of their Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini programing. My talk is on Sunday, July 14, at 2:00pm and is free with general admis…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 12:25pm -
  • Mystifying man in St. Louis

    Mystifying man in St. Louis

    Here's a terrific caricature of Houdini from the St. Louis Star and Times dated December 15, 1914. Once again this shows that, in his own time, Houdini was as identified with his Needles trick as he was with his escapes.Houdini appeared at t…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 11:15am -
  • James Randi on his Shelton pool test

    James Randi on his Shelton pool test

    Here's a video in which James Randi talks about how his got his start in escapology, and also how he performed his own Shelton pool test on February 7, 1956. This is a feat that does not get a lot of attention, but I consider it a standout in Randi's…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 1:18pm -
  • Barry Spector's latest 278 wood lath creation

    Barry Spector's latest 278 wood lath creation

    Our friend Barry Spector shares today his latest artistic creation using wood lath salvaged from Houdini's New York home (278). According to Barry, the door is about 30" and overall it stands about 36". Pretty great!Barry took his inspiration…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 2:58pm -
  • Musicians remain wild about Harry

    Musicians remain wild about Harry

    Houdini continues to inspire magicians... I mean, musicians! Below are some relatively new CDs and MP3s that pay tribute to the master mystifier.Houdini by 2 Kinds of Pie (Amazon)Houdini by Vanakkara (Amazon)Houdini by Drippy Astro (Amazo…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 1:07pm -

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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