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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…
    - 31 May 18, 12:40am -

iTricks News

  • newClinton W Gray Performs A Close Up Version Of A Classic
    Clinton W. Gray recently posted this clip on CTV Saskatoon performing a close up version of the classic linking rings. We’re guessing this was actually a few months ago, based solely on the Olympics symbol in the corner of the screen.
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 3:50pm -
  • newJay Owenhouse On KTWO
    Jay Owenhouse visited the KTWO studios while gearing up for shows in Wyoming. He did not bring any tigers with him, but he did bring a little magic.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 10:31am -
  • newKeith Barry, Smoothini On Hulu, Trigg Watson And More [Magic Bulletin]
    We’re kicking off Monday with an appearance by Keith Barry on Dubai Eye 103.8. Keith is touring in December, January, February and March, but he is not coming to North America. Arirang has posted an interview with Choi Hyun-Woo, the popular Korean…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 4:59am -
  • Ryan Hayashi’s Close Up Show At The Castle
    In posting this video, Ryan Hayashi referred to it as “The Dreams Come True Act.” We can totally see performing at the Magic Castle being a dream… We’re going to let Ryan cap off the week for us. Y’all have a great, and safe, weekend.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 3:04pm -
  • Glenn Bishop’s Castle Debut
    We’re not sure when this was recorded, but the old standard definition TV aspect ratio makes us think it could be at least a couple years old. Nonetheless, here is a Glenn Bishop performance from his debut week at the Castle. Although I don’t kno…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:24pm -
  • Michael O’Brien’s Castle Act
    This is Michael O’Brien’s act from the Magic Castle, filmed just last month.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:15pm -
  • Tyler Rabbit At The Magic Castle
    A Video Friday treat from Tyler Rabbit: a full show from the Magic Castle. It is almost 20 minutes, but what a great way to wrap up the week and slide into the weekend. We found this on his Vimeo page, but you should also check out the Coin Magic Und…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 5:03am -
  • Looks At The 18th WKF World Convention In Greece
    Greek illusionist Loukos was a special performer at the 18th WKF World Convention, held in Greece earlier this year. The WKF, or World Kobudo Federation, is a global non-style aligned, non-political martial arts organization.
    - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:43pm -
  • Leon Etienne On WKTV
    America’s Got Talent alum Leon Etienne was in the studios of WKTV to promote his return home for a show in central New York.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:16am -
  • Houdini, National Magic Week, Louis Foxx [Magic Bulletin]
    Louie Foxx dropped by KING 5′s New Day Northwest to promote his shows at the Tin Theater in Burien, WA and National Magic Week. National Magic Week, of course, ties in with Halloween and the death of Harry Houdini. The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini i…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 4:56am -

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 Create Magicians Patter – What To Say When Performing A Magic Trick

    How To Create Magicians Patter – What To Say When Performing A Magic Trick

    Emma writes: ‘The thing I struggle with the most is my patter, it takes me awhile to figure out what words and phrases I should use in different situations. I don’t like most hack lines as they generally make fun of the spectator, some advice I g…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:50am -
  • Getting Caught Doing a Magic Trick

    Getting Caught Doing a Magic Trick

    Some of the best magic tricks involve a little ‘risk’. There’s a chance you will get caught… Even if you’re an expert magician, the real world has too many factors for anyone to control. No matter what you do, you will always run a small ri…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:38am -
  • Magicians Getting Stage Fright – Fear of Performing Magic For The Public

    Magicians Getting Stage Fright – Fear of Performing Magic For The Public

    Magicians stage fright is probably the biggest hurdle beginners face when they start magic. It’s one thing to practice magic alone in front of a mirror, but quite something else to stand up and perform your act to a live audience. Most people fear…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 11:56am -
  • How to Use the Optricks Deck – Free Tutorial Videos

    How to Use the Optricks Deck – Free Tutorial Videos

    A huge hit worldwide, the Optricks deck uses optical illusions to create stunning effects within your card work. Here’s 3 training videos to show you how to use the optricks deck to the full. PLEASE NOTE: The seal is used for one of the effects, so…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 7:16pm -
  • How Magicians Introduce Themselves – How to Approach a Group of People

    How Magicians Introduce Themselves – How to Approach a Group of People

    I got to a gig a little early today, and I was sat in the car, waiting to go in and start. As I has some time on my hands, I thought I would check some emails and I received this question about how magicians introduce themselves. ‘Dominic, really e…
    - 52 days ago, 1 Sep 18, 10:10am -
  • Am I Too Old to Get Into Magic and How Should I Start?

    Am I Too Old to Get Into Magic and How Should I Start?

    I’m 36 and just wondering if I’m too old to get into magic? If not what sort of thing should I be practising, I would like to start up close street magic, misdirection card magic, that kind of thing. Not really sure where to start. Thank you…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Aug 18, 3:26pm -
  • First Ever Magic Gig and You’re Told You Were Rubbish….

    First Ever Magic Gig and You’re Told You Were Rubbish….

    Received this question from a beginner who did his first ever magic gig:   “A neighbouring table saw me doing tricks and wanted to see one so I went over and did my colour monte lego card routine  An audience member bluntly and honestly said it w…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Aug 18, 8:35am -
  • The 4 Core Magic Tricks Every Magician Should Practice and Master

    The 4 Core Magic Tricks Every Magician Should Practice and Master

     Rualdo wants to know a few core magic tricks. He writes: I like the tips, but I would really love if you could send me a link to at least three magic tricks that I should practice and try to master. The Merchant of Magic has 20,000+ magic tricks to…
    - 96 days ago, 19 Jul 18, 11:53am -
  • Magic Causes A Magicians Pants to Explode

    Magic Causes A Magicians Pants to Explode

    Professional Magician Michael Gee was so shocked when his magicians pants exploded in the middle of a trick..   Michael Gee writes: Ok, nobody laugh! So I’m at my afternoon’s event today. I lean over whilst offering a card… “pick a card, any…
    - 12 Jul 18, 12:05pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 May 18, 7:38am -

Wild About Harry

  • newThe Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini comes to life

    The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini comes to life

    Here's a terrific photo of Pearls Daily as Minky Woodcock in the Immersive Theater Experience based on Cynthia von Buhler's graphic novel The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini currently playing at Theatre 80 in New York City.Photo by Cindy Stein.The…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 3:09pm -
  • The Last Secret of Houdini interactive show in Italy

    The Last Secret of Houdini interactive show in Italy

    The Houdini Halloween events are going international this year. In Italy you can enjoy The Last Secret of Houdini, an interactive magic show for children and families written by and starring Fiorella Colombo and Fabrizio Marchesano. For more inform…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Oct 18, 9:49pm -
  • Rare pitchbooks highlight 'Houdiniana' auction

    Rare pitchbooks highlight 'Houdiniana' auction

    Today saw Potter & Potter's auction of "Houdiniana" featuring many items from the collection of our late friend John Bushey. John's specialty was Houdini pitchbooks, and the rarest of those sold for big bucks.The top seller was Houdini's ultra rare…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 6:42pm -
  • Bess never looked up

    Bess never looked up

    Here's a terrific article from the April 27, 1916 Baltimore Evening Sun. This ran the day after Houdini's suspended straitjacket escape from the Sun building before a crowd of 50,000. I'm always excited to find something like this that not only give…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 11:00am -
  • The Last Houdini Seance comedy show, Oct. 22

    The Last Houdini Seance comedy show, Oct. 22

    The Big Party Show is putting on a Houdini-themed Halloween comedy show this Monday, October 22, at The Three Clubs in Hollywood. Below are details.THE LAST HOUDINI SEANCE A Halloween Comedy ShowOctober 22, 2018 Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8pm The…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 11:23am -
  • Mystifier, Second Quarter 1995

    Mystifier, Second Quarter 1995

    Continuing my issue by issue look back at the Mystifier, the newsletter of the Houdini Historical Center that ran from 1991-2003.The Second Quarter 1995 Mystifier opens with the news that a collection of photographs, clippings, and letters…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 11:16am -
  • Rough Riders Vol. 3 released today

    Rough Riders Vol. 3 released today

    Today sees the release of the collected edition of Adam Glass's Rough Riders: Ride or Die. This is the third and final (?) installment of the popular series that features Houdini joining forces with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, and…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 11:48am -
  • “Harry Houdini Halloween Happening!” in Arlington

    “Harry Houdini Halloween Happening!” in Arlington

    The Regent Theater in Arlington, Massachusetts, will host a “Harry Houdini Halloween Happening!” on October 26 with a screening of Terror Island and more. Below are details.Escape to the Regent for a special tribute to HOUDINI, on both sta…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 9:28pm -
  • Unpublished Houdini photo finds $565.99 on eBay

    Unpublished Houdini photo finds $565.99 on eBay

    This fabulous photo of Houdini sold on eBay tonight for $565.99. I've never seen this image.The auction dates this as 1920, but I would put it later (1924-6). It appears this might have been taken at the same time as this photo of Houdini with a…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 10:32pm -
  • Ken Trombly will capture Houdini at The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Oct. 21

    Ken Trombly will capture Houdini at The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Oct. 21

    Noted Houdini collector and all around good guy Kenneth Trombly will give a talk called "Capturing Houdini" at The Jewish Museum of Maryland next Sunday, October 21 at 1pm. Below are details.Capturing HoudiniSunday, October 21st, 2018 at 1 p…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Oct 18, 3:10pm -

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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