Wednesday, 25 May 2016

  • VANISH Magic World News Launched

    As of the end of January 2016 VanishLive.com will no longer be updated.  Daily content will be posted on the new VANISH Magic World News group on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/groups/vanishmagicworldnews/ Migrating to a Facebook group allows our readers easier ability to interact and share their own news items from arou ...

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  • Oceanside Magic International April 2016

    OMI is the fantastic "new" convention everyone's talking about! Recently, to eliminate the confusion over whether or not an "invitation" is needed to attend, we simply changed the name...but it's still "OMI"! Having featured some of the top names in magic over the past two years, this 3rd annual event is set to break attend ...

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  • 2016 Browser’s Magic Bash – April 2 2016

    2016 Browser's Magic Bash - Saturday, April 2nd 2016 (9AM - 9PM)http://www.browsersden.com/bashPound for pound, the Browser's Magic Bash packs in more magic with more value for your dollar. Where else can you get a scrumptious free lunch & dinner, and twelve hours of magic with so many top name magicians in a single roo ...

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  • Impossible Comes To Wales

    WALES : Impossible, possibly the most dangerous show the UK has ever seen, has announced the cast for its inaugural UK tour. The tour, which will open at Venue Cymru , Llandudno on Friday, January 29, features the world’s greatest illusionists live on stage in a magic spectacular. The show will feature some of the best magi ...

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  • Broken Wand : Hugh Nightingale

    UK : A magician who used to live in Pembury and whose talent took him all over the world has died after a tragic accident aged 62. Hugh Nightingale had been performing magic for 25 years, the last 20 years as a full-time professional. His family said he died on his farm in Speldhurst. Mr Nightingale started off entertaining ...

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  • Deaf Magician Brings Magic To Eyes

    The magician known as Magic Morgan is a showman first — whether making audiences laugh with his comic timing or inspiring gasps as he makes a flapping white dove appear from thin air. It’s the happy and amazed expressions he sees from the stage that are gratifying. The applause at the end of his shows matters less, because ...

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  • Angel Brings Supernaturalists To Albany

    A conversation with Criss Angel is like a magic performance in its own right. There are certain phrases and tidbits dropped about his own massive success meant to advertise his Supernaturalists touring production (coming to the Palace Theatre on Wednesday). But beneath the showy facade that promotes a tour or the type of il ...

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  • Dynamo – “Magic Won’t Cure Me”

    Steven Frayne, known as Dynamo, was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when he was 13-years-old - a condition causing inflammation to the stomach lining and leaves the street magician in constant pain. The magician, who has entertained famous people from Jay Z to Prince Charles, had to have half his stomach removed following a ...

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  • Derren Pushes Man To Edge of Murder

    Brown investigates the power of social compliance by “persuading an unwitting member of the public into believing that they have pushed someone to their death”. What makes people susceptible to the kind of radicalisation which leads them to fight for Isis? Derren Brown, the “psychological illusionist”, promises to shed ligh ...

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  • Illusionists Recoups And Plans Broadway Return

    The magic of Broadway has taken on a new meaning the past two holiday seasons as a band of magicians from around the world have descended upon New York bringing to life the best-selling magic show in Broadway history while presenting the number one selling magic show in the world on Broadway. As Broadway has learned once ag ...

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  • Special Edition of VANISH Magazine

    A gift to magicians around the world ... please share this gift with all your magic friends. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - a VERY special edition of VANISH is out now - and it's FREE! This is NOT the regular issue but a special feature, 40 pages, about Franz Harary and his incredible $40 million-dollar project opening September 20 ...

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  • Better Safe Than Sorry – Trust Me! : Nick Lewin

    A couple of years ago my company started to market a really great microphone holder. It fits any sized mic and is easily adjustable to be the perfect distance from your mouth. Which is exactly one palm’s width below your chin. It even comes in a colorful silk bag so that it doesn’t get lost in dark backstage areas. It is ma ...

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  • Don’t Shoot The Magician! – Aaron Fisher

    Except for a handshake or two at Hollywood’s Magic Castle I don’t know  Neil Patrick Harris personally. However, it’s clear to me that he and his  team worked hard to put together a piece of amazement for the Oscar’s  audience. There’s been massive criticism about his performance since the broadcast, so in response, I’m goi ...

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  • The Art and Science of Doing Nothing : Nick Lewin

    During the last 20 years I have had a goal in my performance of magic, that goal is to make it look as though I am doing nothing at all. This leaves me free to look as though all I am doing is reacting to what is going on. This is a much tougher goal than one thinks at first sight but well worth exploring. If you are perfor ...

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  • Routines Matter : Nick Lewin

    ‘Routines Matter,’ a title to live by. I recently received a book in the mail that caused me a great deal of pleasure. Not just because of the content but also the very nature of the book. The author is Trevor Lewis with Phil Willmarth and the name of the book is ‘Routines Matter.’ Trevor Lewis is one of the United Kingdom’ ...

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  • Misdirection Is The Main Ingredient : David Gabbay

    As I sit down to write the first of a series of articles for Vanish Magazine there are many aspects of magic that interest me, from sleights, to history, to creativity and on.  However, the general subject of live magic performance for audiences is one that is of special interest.  As a performer I value the nature of live ...

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  • Breaking The Dated Mould of Magic : Neil Dorward

    When I was called to direct a big magic spectacular for the Sydney Opera House for producers Simon Painter and Tim Lawson, I jumped at the chance. The previous year I directed Sydney’s summer hit “Adrenaline” a thrilling yet dangerous cirque show. The production came with its challenges, but was hugely rewarding. I have wor ...

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  • Giving Back To The Community : Tony Chris

    This month I would like to talk about a topic that is very important for me. That is, giving back to my community!  Essentially what I am talking about is the concept of donating my time and talents to very worthwhile organizations for sick and dying children. I have been so fortunate to be able to perform magic for a livin ...

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  • The Marvelous Marvyn & Carol Roy : Nick Lewin

    There is a tiny group of people in the magic that just make you feel better for knowing them. You sometimes don’t even know why they affect you in that manner—they just do. Right at the top of this select list of truly special people are Marvyn and Carol Roy. I really don’t believe you could find two people who better demon ...

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  • Timothy Leary’s Brain : Steve Spill

    Creating successful comedy and magic routines, and by successful I mean bits that are amazing, get laughs, applause, and are about something, is a trial-and-error proposition.  There is no formula, no rules, and no shortcuts. You think of something you think would be interesting or funny or poignant or amazing or all of the ...

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Clonk3 by Roman Garcia & Martin Andersen

Clonk³ is a magic trick in which three coins magically travel (one by one) to a bucket that is held by a person's hands. Every time the coin reaches the bucket, people will he ...

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C3 by Nojima

C3 - Center Color Change DESCRIPTION : A New Color-Change Technique! In May 2014, NOBUYUKI NOJIMA, a young, yet prolific creator of Japan released a revolutionary new color-ch ...

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REDUCTION by Sans Minds

Description : Every once in a while a principle is discovered. Reduction is a revolutionized approach to achieve a classic plot in magic. From the mind of Nicholas Lawrence, a ...

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Hacked by Brian Kennedy

DESCRIPTION : Cause a spectator's signature to transfer from one card to another whilst it is held in their own hands! One of Ireland's leading creators Brian Kennedy has fina ...

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Gambler Vs. Gambler by Peter Woerde

DESCRIPTION : With this routine, you are the master of the card table. You can cut to four-of-a-kind, change the hand, and then transform it into a Royal Flush in Spades. This ...

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50fifty by Brian Kennedy

DESCRIPTION : Created by Brian Kennedy, 50Fifty is an incredible stage illusion that you can perform in close up conditions. A freely selected card is signed and then placed i ...

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Gambler Vs. Gambler by Peter Woerde

DESCRIPTION : With this routine, you are the master of the card table. You can cut to four-of-a-kind, change the hand, and then transform it into a Royal Flush in Spades.This ...

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Topit Revolution by Edouard Boulanger

DESCRIPTION : Topit Revolution created by Edouard Boulanger is a new topit with a retrieval system. Its design and its production quality allows for a perfect opening for safe ...

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Handomatic by Mark Southworth

DESCRIPTION : Mark Southworth's Handomatic, enginered and manufactured by Uday Jadugar. An item visibly appears on a spectator's open hand! Yyou never touch her hand in any wa ...

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Loops By Yigal Mesika

Invented by the genius Finn Jon, perfected and popularized by Yigal Mesika, Loops® are used by world-class magicians such as David Blaine, Cyril, and Dynamo. Loops are the mos ...

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Cup Cards by Will Gray and MagicTAO

DESCRIPTION : 'CUP CARDS'!! - This is the classic cups and balls, but with a twist; It uses cards! You offer to play a game with the spectator - the game of the cups and balls ...

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ReBox By Rian Lehmn

DESCRIPTION : A visual delight that is sure to surprise. An instant deck to box that can be performed at anytime during your routine. A self-contained gimmick that can stay in ...

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