Monday, 1 September 2014

  • Dynamo Levitates 1016 Feet Up

    He may have walked across the Thames and levitated from the side of a double-decker bus, but fans of magician Dynamo were left unimpressed after he appeared to float above the Shard today. The 31-year-old was blasted on Twitter after the stunt, with users messaging to say 'you can literally see the wires'. The magic perform ...

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  • Blaine Performs For Dangerous Inmates

    Daredevil magician David Blaine dazzled a packed house at a Manhattan show with his illusions, card tricks and the timeless yanking a rabbit out of a hat. But the spectators were not the usual theatergoers shelling out more than $100 a pop for tickets. The escape artist performed his Houdini-like tricks for some of the city ...

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  • MINDvention Mentalism Convention Update

    The upcoming MINDvention mentalism convention is shaping up to be one of the very best ever. In addition to the awesome line-up of talent from around the world, the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement award to Richard Osterlind, the Michael Weber workshop and the jam packed dealers room we have just added another name to ...

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  • Magician Makes Bus Appear – No Reaction

    German football club Bayern Munich hired a magician to make a bus appear at their recent event held to announce their new coach. Watch the video of the dramatic Copperfield-like presentation below.  Note the total lack of reaction from the audience ... ...

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  • Show Needs Magicians To Think On Their Feet

    Nearly childlike delight and genuine surprise register on the face of the magic fan as a novel trick plays out before him, involving the disappearance and reappearance of his own signature, which he had been asked to affix to a playing card. “That’s really something!” he exclaims to both the pleased young illusionists in fr ...

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  • Justin Flom’s New SyFy Series

    On their first date, Scott Flom sawed his future wife in half. So it came as no surprise many years later when the couple returned home from the movies and their 7-year old son, Justin, announced that he was about to perform a similar stunt. The youngster had recruited the neighborhood pastor’s daughter as his assistant. Bo ...

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  • Broken Wand – Joanie Spina 1953-2014

    VanishLive are saddened to report the passing of Joanie Spina. Spina grew up in the town of Woburn, near Boston, Massachusetts. She first began dancing seriously as a child but gave up when she was aged 11. Later, at the age of 26, while working in a bar job, she returned to dance as a means to lose weight. Taking ballet an ...

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  • Young Canadian Magician Brings Home The Gold

    Twenty-year-old Billy Hseuh may be one of the youngest magicians to score an award from the International Magicians Society. The blossoming illusionist, who attends Douglas College for hospitality management, was honoured with a gold medal on Sunday, Aug. 3 for his sleight of hand tricks at the Pacific Coast Association of ...

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  • Magic Summer – Fool Us and Masters of Illusion

    The CW Network launches two programs this week about the world of magic and illusions — “Masters of Illusions” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” Both shows will have to deal with the spectre that’s haunted magic on TV for decades: How do you make a TV audience believe they are seeing something that hasn’t been aided by edit ...

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  • Houdini Trailer Revealed

    Nearly 90 years after Harry Houdini’s death, the fascination for the legendary illusionist and escape artist still lingers, hence a two-part miniseries on History simply titled “Houdini,” for which a trailer recently appeared on the web. Adrien Brody will star as the titular showman, along with “House of Cards'” Kristen Con ...

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Have a Set List : Cris Johnson

I’ve been doing magic full time for 10 years and professionally for close to 20 years and over the years, my love of great magic has never waned, but as it’s been my primary source of income for so long, I definitely look at magic with a more critical eye and with a leaning toward the business side…in other words, the honeymoon period is over! When I talk to magicians who are either just starting out or are part-time or amateur performers, I hear things that cause me to shake my head because they’re doing the kinds of things I used to do as well. One of the things I’ve learned as a full-time p ...

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Lubor’s Gift by Lubor Fiedler

You open up a stamped shipping carton and remove a colorful gift box --- and then, impossibly, you proceed to put the stamped shipping carton into the gift box. What was once ...

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Infamous Deluxe Set by Daniel Meadows & James Anthony

Plant a seemingly random word in your spectators minds ... then reveal exactly how you did it! Infamous is a book test like no other. Where other book tests end, you’re only j ...

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Defiance by Mariano Goni

With Defiance, you are able to harness the power to animate small objects in new and impossible ways. Each routine is modular, hard-hitting and contains multiple methods so yo ...

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Distorted Visions By Jack Curtis

The 1914 proudly presents DISTORTED VISIONS an instructional DVD by JACK CURTIS - author of the critically acclaimed underground mentalism book DISTORTED THOUGHTS. On this DVD ...

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Traveling Deck 2.0 by Takel

Now with a brand new second gimmick, not only are you able to vanish a pack of cards but the box as well! Hold a card box with you hand; instantly, in front of the spectator, ...

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Something From Nothing by Michael Murray

The magician decides to let the spectator in on a secret; he is using a secret marked deck.  This however is unlike anything the spectator could ever imagine... Firstly the ma ...

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Spinnerets by Steven X

Spinnerets are the smallest thread reels in the world, and can be spun easily. With Spinnerets you can float an enormous variety of objects such as: cake, ice cream, meat ball ...

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The Business by Romanos

Romanos has created a super cool ultra-organic and wonderfully deceptive peek device. The Business utilizes an ingenious method built into a normal looking business card case. ...

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Smoked v.2 By Christopher Dearman

VANISH a FULL pack of cigarettes from inside the pack. With this product there are two different effects : Basic “NON-Smoking” Effect: The performer brings out a pack of cigar ...

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Think-A-Drink Revealed : Alan Bursky

Reviewed by Nick Lewin A break in my schedule has allowed me to catch up with some reading and research and I would like to draw your attention to an item that has particularl ...

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Mad World by David Cushing

A totally hands off version of the “Out of this World” effect. The magician removes a deck from its case. Half the deck is spread face down onto the table, the other half is s ...

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Scott Thomson’s Aurora

Review by Tony Chris. Scott Thomson, one of the most respected names in the ever more popular underground world of Cardistry, presents nine of his signature flourishes! From t ...

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