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Last call for Bicycle’s Craft Beer Deck

Is the glass half empty or half full? Doesn’t matter, you can always get another beer, but you won’t be able to get another deck of Bicycle’s Craft Beer playing cards when this limited run gets snapped up by thirsty punters. The deck is dedicated to fifty three of America’s finest (or “least awful,” if …

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Mahdi Gilbert speaks out about magic tutorials, offers his solution

Chris Ramsay was in hot water recently, when a tutorial video he uploaded featured a trick created by another magician without credit or permission. While he’s since deleted the offending video, apologized for the oversight, and has decided to stop doing magic tutorial videos at all, it’s re-opened discussion on an important debate: are YouTube …

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GeniiCon 2017: How David Blaine nearly went up in flames in front of Microsoft employees

David Blaine has a really cool trick involving about a gallon of water, some kerosene, and fire. When it works as intended, he chugs the water first, then swallows the kerosene, which he then spits out to light his logo on fire. Once it’s lit, he puts it out by spitting water onto it. Absolutely …

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Live Show UK: Stuart Burrell to challenge his own escapology world record in Houdini’s Magic Bar

Nearly a hundred years after his death, Harry Houdini is the still the face and the name of performance magic in the mind of the general public. That’s why you’ll see his name, and occasionally his likeness, plastered on any magic-adjacent business that can lay claim to some kind of connection to the iconic escapologist.  …

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Jason Ladanye is the king of kings

There isn’t much to say about this latest video from expert cards man, Jason Ladanye. He controls all four kings through over a dozen false shuffles, and delivers cards with the crisp precision of a Vegas card shark. I’m not even gonna’ give him grief for the stack of Bicycles next to his £200 magic …

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Ada Campe officially recognized as both hilarious and old

I’d hadn’t heard of the Museum of Comedy’s Old Comedian of the Year competition until ten minutes ago, but I’ve been searching for an opportunity to show you folks more of the amazing Ada Campe since I came across her back in march, so it’s now a prestigious award worthy of a news article.  The …

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Toast to great card tricks with Denis Behr’s Magic on Tap DVD box set

Vanishing Inc has a new DVD available that sounds as refreshing as a pint of hefeweizen on a spring evening. It’s a four-part collection called Magic on Tap from German magician Denis Behr. Magic on Tap focuses on tricks with playing cards, and you can pre-order the set for DVD or download for $75. It …

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6 must-have decks of cards

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at magic, card tricks are a great place to start. Not only are there plenty to choose from in a robust array of difficulties, but all you need to get started is a three-dollar Bicycle deck from your local pharmacy.  But why be ordinary when you can …

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Wizardz Magic Theater: Running a Weekly Magic Show Takes More Than A Few Tricks

For almost nine years, Erick and Kim Olson have been running Wizardz Magic Theater, a magic show held every Monday at the Seralago Hotel & Suites in Kissimmee, Florida. That nine-year anniversary is something to be proud of; few magic shows (or any show, for that matter) survive that long, and after almost a decade, …

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GeniiCon 2017: Even magicians think David Blaine is cool

It’s no question that the average person thinks David Blaine’s approach to magic is impressive (as squeamish as it inevitably makes us). There’s also no question that that his intensity and over-the-top stuntwork is also ripe for parody, so we had no idea how a room full of professional magicians would react to Richard Kaufman’s …

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