Menu
Menu
News & Events
Cosentino is back on TV with a new show airing across Asia

Australian illusionist Paul Cosentino is no stranger to staging his tricks for television, including a deep run on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011. The magician is making a return to the small screen with a new four-part special called The Elements: Cosentino. The series premieres on January 18 and airs across Asia on the AXN …

READ MORE

Videos
Watch young Justin Willman express the sincerest form of flattery for Lance Burton

Most of us would prefer to burn any and all evidence of our awkward childhoods, but Justin Willman is an exception. Maybe that’s because he was burning it up on stage both literally and figuratively. Willman tweeted this clip of his younger self doing a rendition of the dove act by the legend himself, Lance …

READ MORE

News & Events
Use magic to make better medical devices. No, really.

We’ve seen magic used in some very unusual ways, but as inspiration for product development of medical devices might be one of the strangest. John Crombie is a magician as well as a medical device company executive. He showed off a few tricks as a way to offer advice to his colleagues at a workshop. …

READ MORE

Videos
New Mr.Puzzle video review: You can stand under my Ella Propella (eh, eh, eh)

Attention, puzzle fans! There’s a new review up on the Mr.Puzzle YouTube channel, an excellent source of reviews and solutions for the latest tinkering toys and amusements. This one is about the Ella Propella, from German company Constantin. It’s an acrylic dial sandwiched between a wooden propeller and a wooden disc base. The trick is …

READ MORE

News & Events
Patrick Kun knows how to make a Rubik’s Cube appealing

Long time readers of Genii Online are likely well-aware of my distaste for Rubik’s Cube tricks. Spoiler: They always look gaffed, even when they aren’t. You should also be aware that I am a certified fat man, fully licensed in both greed and advanced gluttony. As you can imagine I went through my entire emotional range during the …

READ MORE

News & Events
Watch Naathan Phan combine martinis and magic on November 30th

Naathan Phan’s had a run of fantastic television appearances lately, from America’s Got Talent to Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller Fool Us. And if you’re in Buena Park, California on November 30, you can watch him perform his unique blend of magic and comedy over a cocktail or two at Teatro Martini. From the …

READ MORE

Articles
The Definition of Magic: Clean and Dirty

There’s more to magic—and how to describe it—than just calling everything a ‘trick’. That’s why we’re highlighting and exploring important terms, concepts, and ideas with The Definition of Magic on GeniiOnline. A friend is over at your house and asks if you have a random deck of cards lying around. He takes the pack you …

READ MORE

News & Events
Registration open for Portland Magic Jam 2018, headliners include David Stone, Pop Haydn

The Portland Magic Jam has brought the best in prestidigitation to the Pacific Northwest for a few years now, and it returns in January 2018 with a slate of headliners including David Stone, Richard Osterlind, Rocco, and Pop Haydn. Filling the Portland Airport Sheraton Inn from January 12-14, the Magic Jam brings together hobbyists and …

READ MORE

Videos
Steven Bridges has a bit of a pen problem

Don’t you just hate it when you take the cap off a pen and another pen falls out? Steven Bridges knows that problem all too well, as demonstrated in this hilarious and mind-blowing bit of sleight of hand. All he wants to do is show how quickly he can put a cap back on a …

READ MORE

Videos
Video: How magic changed TV

This hefty one-hour documentary is an excellent look into magic’s relationship with television. Featuring interviews with Richard Jones, Penn & Teller, Barry Cryer, David Berglas, among others, and showcasing footage of greats like Cardini and Tommy Cooper, How Magic Changed TV is an engaging look at televised magic from the days of the variety show …

READ MORE