Wednesday, 3 September 2014

  • Transgender magician from Manor Park stars in 1,000 Londoners film

    UK : A transgender magician from Manor Park says attitudes towards people like her have become more accepting. Victoria Elizabeth, who goes by the stage name Princess, is sharing her story in a film made by Chocolate Films for its 1,000 Londoners documentary project which profiles the lives of people living in the city. She ...

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  • 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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  • Dynamo On Why He Needs To Disappear From TV

    Street magician Dynamo today announces his latest disappearing act - he plans to vanish from the nation’s TV screens. Dynamo, real name Steven Frayne, whose most recent TV series Magician Impossible drew audiences of 2.4 million in the UK and whose admirers include David Beckham, One Direction and Prince Charles, said it wa ...

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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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Think Big – Play Big – Win Big! : Lee Alex

Transforming and performing close-up on stage. The corporate market demands size – big advertising equals big returns! (Not only for your client but for you too!) With this in mind, I would like to discuss the process of performing for an audience of over a hundred; or for any size audience where the performance requires an effect to take place on stage and out of the realm of close-up magic. Most of my corporate work has especially been for companies who hold internal launches to their own sales executives before the product actually goes on the market for the general public. These are privat ...

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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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