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A look at The Magic Castle’s estranged older sibling

You’ve no doubt heard us talk of the famed Magic Castle here on Genii Online. The private club has played host to a veritable who’s who of magical talent over the last half a century and is pretty much the center of the North American magical community. You already know this. What you might not know […]

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Steven Bridges came across a fork in the road… and bent it

Steven Bridges may make sub optimal choices when it comes to supermarket salad bars, but he’s a hell of a street magician.  In this latest video he’s once again pounding the pavement of Carnaby Street, London, laying waste to any cutlery he comes across.  His fork bending is smooth and fun, but he goes on to disappoint […]

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Jason Bird talks magic and fables to promote his new show

“Most magicians, when they’re going to show you a card trick, they’ll try really hard to convince you that their deck of cards is an ordinary deck of cards,” explains Jason Bird. “We are always lying.” That’s a cute opener for a neat trick he performed on KTNV to promote his new show, FABLE. The […]

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Kid breaks his arm during a Derren Brown show, gets to meet the man himself

Many a punter walks away from a Derren Brown show with their mind blown. 14-year-old, Alfie Hawes, came away  with two broken bones in his forearm. An industrious magician in his own right, young Master Hawes, was attending a show at Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion when he tripped while returning to his seat during the intermission.  “I had been trying […]

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At 104-years-old, June Horowitz still had the magic

Last month we reported on the sad passing of June Horowitz, the first woman to serve as president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. She was 104 years old.   Randy Vander Wal, the current president of IBM Ring 211, was on hand to witness one of Horowitz’ last tricks, one learned during a nigh century-long romance […]

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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 […]

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Here are your FISM 2018 Results

Right at the end of the video above, scrolling at an incredible speed, are the results of FISM 2018. Thankfully, I was on hand with some high end journalistic tools – the print screen button and abundance of free time – to transcribe the winners of the biggest magic competition of the year into regular, non-moving […]

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[Update] FISM 2021 to take place in Québec, registration now open

FISM 2018 may have just finished (we’re still waiting on official confirmation of the results), but you can already start planning your trip to the next one. If you live in North America, you’re in luck, because FISM 2021 will be gracing the shores of Quebec, Canada. The event will run from July 26th to […]

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