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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…
    - 46 days ago, 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…
    - 46 days ago, 31 May 18, 12:40am -

iTricks News

  • 2018 FISM AWARDS

    2018 FISM AWARDS

    This list is compiled from a couple of sources including Lee Alex’s Facebook page and the Genii forums. Someone has placed a score sheet on a public Dropbox, too, however we are not sure if it is official. GRAND PRIX WINNER FISM 2018 CLOSEUP Eric C…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Jul 18, 4:33pm -
  • The Magic Of Rahat
    Since we are talking magic web series, we gotta mention the Magic of Rahat. Famous for his magic based drive-thru pranks, Rahat has way over 5 million YouTube subscribers! This video, the Drive Thru Fire Wallet from all the way back in 2011 is the fi…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 4:01pm -
  • Misty Lee’s Unicorn Wednesday
    Did you know day before yesterday was Unicorn Wednesday? Well, it was… and Unicorn Wednesday is Misty Lee’s weekly short video series of whimsical magic. This week’s guest unicorn was Bizzaro, who dropped by to help Misty with her broken toaste…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 1:34pm -
  • Julius Dein Tells His Story
    We have featured Julius Dein a few times in the past. He is another heavy YouTube user, but he has a playlist he considers his VLOG that you should check out… it is mostly, but not always, magic. This clip features him telling his story and how mag…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 11:47am -
  • A Magic Moment With Dan Sperry [Semi-NSFW]
    Dan Sperry posts clips fairly often, but recently he started a new series of stories from his magic career called “A Magic Moment With Dan Sperry.” You can see the playlist (only two so far) on his YouTube page. Dan uses some “adult language”…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 10:02am -
  • Magic Castle Cabaret, Darshwood the Conjurer and More [Magic Bulletin]
    Darshwood the Conjurer will be appearing at New Albany, Indiana’s Culbertson Mansion tonight and he made an appearance at WHAS to promote the Friday the 13th shows. The Santa Barbara Independent has the details on the new Magic Castle Cabaret, a ne…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 5:00am -
  • Kyle Marlett On The New Spot
    When Kyle Marlett was in St. Louis last month and he hit local web series The New Spot with some great street magic. He is outside the Fox Theater, which I am pretty sure has seen magicians such as Harry Blackstone Sr. grace its stage in the past! Ch…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 3:49pm -
  • FISM With Jy Norvin
    Jy Norvin is a Singapore based magician who is posting video from FISM; it is not in English, but he has subtitles built in and, honestly, we still can’t find a decent English language FISM vlog! Jy is full of enthusiasm, though, and makes a pretty…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:25am -
  • Uri Geller, Julius Dein and Drake And More [Magic Bulletin]
    This clip of Julius Dein seriously messing with Drake is making the rounds and getting all viral… sounds like the perfect video to kick off this Thursday Magic Bulletin. The Orlando Sentinel caught up with Kostya Kimlat before his return to Penn &…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 5:18am -
  • Ryan Hayashi’s Pre-FISM Interview With Himself
    Ryan Hayashi is among the many talents vying for honors in Busan, South Korea at FISM 2018. Before he left, though, he took a few minutes to sit down with himself to talk about the competition and what it means to him.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 3:51pm -

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

  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 75 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…
    - 89 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

Wild About Harry

  • Thanks everyone

    Thanks everyone

    I'm still in New York and about to fire out on a new Houdini adventure, but I wanted to post a very big THANK YOU to everyone who came to my talk last night at the New-York Historical Society. So nice to meet so many of you in person. We had a great…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 9:20am -
  • Houdini's in New York

    Houdini's in New York

    I'm in New York City where tonight I'll introduce the PBS documentary Houdini (2000) with a short talk about "Houdini in New York" at the New-York Historical Society. This will kick off their Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Coll…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 7:22am -
  • Janet Langer remembers working for Houdini

    Janet Langer remembers working for Houdini

    Recently I came across a remarkable article from the March 31, 1975 Journal News about 81-year-old Janet Langer who worked as a Houdini's secretary and stenographer. Any first hand recollection of Houdini is gold, especially now that so many (all?)…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • Death Defying Acts 10 year anniversary

    Death Defying Acts 10 year anniversary

    It was 10 years ago today that Death Defying Acts was released to theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The film starred Guy Pearce as Houdini and Catherine Zeta-Jones as a Scottish psychic out to collect his $10,000 prize. It also co-starred a youn…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 11:31am -
  • Join me Friday for a "Houdini Weekend" at the New-York Historical Society

    Join me Friday for a "Houdini Weekend" at the New-York Historical Society

    I'm very excited to have been invited to kick off the The New-York Historical Society's "Houdini Weekend" this Friday, July 13, with a talk about "Houdini in New York" and a screening of the excellent PBS documentary, Houdini (2000). Below are detail…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 11:02am -
  • Catalina Island Museum will screen 'Death Defying Acts' on July 18

    Catalina Island Museum will screen 'Death Defying Acts' on July 18

    The Catalina Island Museum will screen the 2008 movie Death Defying Acts starring Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones in their outdoor amphitheater on Wednesday, July 18. Here are details:Wednesday, July 18, 2018Movies at the MuseumDeath Defyi…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 12:23pm -
  • Houdini & Doyle would have met Sigmund Freud in Season 2

    Houdini & Doyle would have met Sigmund Freud in Season 2

    For those still pining for more Houdini & Doyle (I would have liked more), here's a tidbit from episode 5 screenwriter Joshua Brandon about what we would have seen had there been a second season.I can now tell you (having asked David Hoselton r…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 10:14am -
  • David Saltman brings Houdini Unbound to Baltimore

    David Saltman brings Houdini Unbound to Baltimore

    David Saltman, author of Houdini Unbound, will give a talk on Houdini's early life at The Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore next Sunday, July 15.Houdini UnboundSunday, July 15th at 1pmSpeaker: David Saltman, author of Houdini UnboundJ…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Jul 18, 5:59pm -
  • Houdini first went overboard 106 years ago today

    Houdini first went overboard 106 years ago today

    On July 7, 1912, Houdini performed his first overboard box escape in New York. He had planned on doing the escape off the East River's Pier 6, but police stepped in and forbid the stunt. So Houdini, who had arrived with his assistants and equipment v…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Jul 18, 10:37am -
  • 'The Art of Escaping' book signing at the Houdini Museum in Scranton, July 14

    'The Art of Escaping' book signing at the Houdini Museum in Scranton, July 14

    Author Erin Callahan will be reading and signing her new young adult novel The Art of Escaping at the Houdini Museum in Scranton on Saturday, July 14 from 5-7 PM. In the book, the young protagonist is inspired by Houdini and the Houdini Museum's own…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 9:30pm -

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 -
  • Billwarp

    Billwarp


    - 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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