Sunday, 24 May 2015

  • Two International Awards For Alan Watson

    Delighted to announce the full details of the two international awards New Zealand's Alan Watson received last week : At the 47th Academy Of Magical Arts Awards held at the Saban Theatre in Hollywood Alan was presented with the Award of Merit for his tireless work editing and publishing Magic New Zealand, a weekly e-zine di ...

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  • New Outerbridge Website and Illusions

    The new Outerbridge Magic website is now live at www.outerbridgemagic.com. Outerbridge Magic takes pride in designing and building original, audience-tested illusions and props for magicians. They combine 30 years of performing experience with current technologies, old-world craftsmanship, and a team of specialists. The res ...

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  • Chris Cross’ Dream Team Up With Paul Daniels

    UK : Geordie magician Chris Cross will forever remember the moment that changed his life. As a boy of just 13, he had a chance meeting with legendary magician Paul Daniels at Whitley Bay Playhouse. It was an encounter that would set him on the path to a career in illusion that has now gained him international recognition. N ...

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  • Living A Magical Life In Santa Monica

    The Magic Man of Santa Monica takes me back to 1966 when he was an 11-year-old newspaper boy sitting on a curb in his Tarzana neighborhood at dawn shoving advertising inserts into the old Valley News and Greensheet. It was here he learned one of the oldest tricks in the book — now you see it, now you don’t. “I was stuffing ...

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  • The Latest From Romhany – Merge

    The Linking Finger Rings is considered by many to be the strongest magic routine ever conceived. Being able to link and unlink finger rings has been in the repertoire of some of the most prominent magicians in the world. In the past this has been used only for stage work, however, Paul Romhany has taken the classic Linking ...

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  • Melbourne Magic Festival Announces Competition

    AUSTRALIA : The Melbourne Magic Festival, together with Yarra Trams, has teamed up to create a brand new competition called 'Magic on the Move'. All you have to do is film yourself performing a magic trick on a tram. Nick Kesidis gives a sensational example here : You can read all about the competition at http://melbournema ...

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  • Chris Turchi’s Mind Over Magic

    CANADA : The Zoetic Theater will be hosting Toronto Magician Chris Turchi on May 9, 2015. Also known as Chris ‘Christyrious’ Turchi amongst his fans, Chris is known for his unique style of magic and mind-blowing sleight of hand. In his career as a professional magician and entertainer, Chris has created many award-winning m ...

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  • IMPOSSIBLE Show To Thrill The West End

    IMPOSSIBLE, the biggest magic show in decades, is set to thrill audiences in London’s West End this summer at the Noël Coward Theatre. The show will feature the very best magicians and tricksters from around the world, fusing dazzling grand stage illusions, up-close-and-personal magic, cutting-edge technological tricks and ...

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  • Lu Chen Shares Marriage Photo

    Taiwanese magician Lu Chen confirmed rumours of his marriage to model Ariel Wang by posting a bridal photo on Sina Weibo, showing him levitating his wife, along with the caption "Automatically forwarding the good news". According to People's Daily, the two met at a networking event and started dating soon after. Their relat ...

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  • Magician Casts Spell On Celebrities

    On a balmy spring Saturday night, pretty young things pour into the NoMad Hotel. There’s an Adrien Brody sighting in the lobby, but the scantily clad girls in bandage dresses and sky-high Louboutins aren’t here to meet movie stars. They’re here for a magic show. Or, more specifically, to lock eyes with Dan White, the smolde ...

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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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INKED by Red Darevil and Alakazam

Inked is a powerful mindreading effect that fits in your wallet! Tattoos are becoming a big part of popular culture and a way for many people to express themselves. Our good f ...

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Deep Shadows by Christopher Dee

Deep Shadows is a collection of techniques, tools and effects discovered by mentalist and psychokinetic expert Dee Christopher over 10 years of study, creativity and performan ...

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Series of Unfortunate Effects by Blue Crown

Dealing with a mix of wacky personalities, including eccentric magicians and crazed card collectors, Chris and Ben go on a quest to learn the real secrets of magic. After witn ...

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Tales from the Uncanny Scot : Ron Wilson

Reviewed by Nick Lewin. I was excited to see that this gem of a magic book is once again available for purchase; I have enjoyed it immensely and consider it one of the very fi ...

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Wrong Way by Vernet Magic

The magician shows a large traffic signal (12.5”) that has a big arrow in each side. He explains that this signal is very important because the traffic must go in that way. On ...

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Reg Donnelly Multiplying Bottles

Reviewed by Paul Romhany : Over the past 30 years I’ve owned almost every set of Multiplying Bottles ever made including the Ken Brooke bottles to the expensive set that sells ...

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Workers Dream Wallet By Harry Robson

Harry Robson is an expert on the Card to Wallet, and his latest wallet is the result of a lifetime of experience building and performing this fantastic classic. This wallet in ...

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Infallible by Mark Elsdon

Mark Elsdon has created one of the finest card and number prediction effects we have ever seen! Not only is Infallible a real world worker and self-working, it’s also instantl ...

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Ninja Tossed Out Deck By Patrick Redford

“If you want to tell people what cards they’re thinking of under the most strict looking conditions... you need the Ninja Tossed-Out Deck System.” - Patrick G Redford The Toss ...

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Divers Lung Tester By Jordan O’Grady

Just put your Lung Tester on display in your home and I guarantee it will not be long before you hear the words “what’s that?” at this point just try not to laugh, because you ...

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Cakes And Adders by Gary Dunn and Ricky McLeod

A professional five minute routine that will both entertain and astound your family audience. Every child loves a snake on their birthday ... sorry did I say snake? I think I ...

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Experience By Jon Allen

Two years ago EXPERIENCE zipped out of print in a matter of months. Why? Because word got around that one of the most creative minds in magic--London’s Jon Allen--had tipped h ...

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