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Judge rules Jan Rouven can’t withdraw guilty plea in child porn case

In 2014, an undercover investigator identified Las Vegas headlining magician Jan Rouven Fuechtener as a pedophile in possession of some 3,500 pornographic videos and images, some of which involved children young enough to attend kindergarten.  FBI Agents found more child pornography when they searched his Las Vegas home following his arrest in March, 2016. That …

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Trap doors and card tricks on TV with teen magician Ben Zabin

Ben Zabin has a remarkable ease for such a young magician. He’s been impressing audiences around the world and on television for many years, and most recently, on a local news show in Vermont. Even though he starts it out making it seem like he’s explaining how the trick is done, Zabin has something much …

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Magicana just posted this macabre 2013 video of David Ben working magic on a deck of cards and it is wild

James Alan from Magicana sent us a link to one of their most recent uploads, and I am so glad he did. It’s a video called The Devil’s Playthings, and it is something else. Some background: Toronto collector of bizarre treasures and anthropological artifacts Bill Jamieson passed away in 2011 at the age of 57. …

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Christian Wedoy takes a deep breath before taking yours away

As a little experiment, I held my breath before starting the video below. Being a rotund chap with the cardiovascular fitness of an asthmatic sloth, I made it about thirty seconds in before I felt like I was going to die. Escapologist, illusionist, and deep diver, Christian Wedoy, on the other hand, manages to last …

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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. …

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UPDATE: Jibrizy’s latest magic video looks awfully familiar, has been pulled

Update (2/14/2018): Other magicians have come forward expressing their displeasure with Jibrizy’s latest video, which has exposed the method of several currently-marketed tricks as well as copied a previous viral video. Mentalist Bedros Akkelian (aka Spidey) has posted his own thoughts on the matter: Whether a result from criticism from other magicians or the fans, …

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Dan & Dave offering up to 30% off and free pack of Private Reserve playing cards for Cyber Monday

The sales don’t stop as we roll into Cyber Monday, and Dan & Dave are closing out the long weekend with up to 30% off many of the fine products available in their store. Get a pack of Vintage Plaid playing cards for $8 (down from $10), store them in a Stanley Clip for $24 …

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Classical illusions have found a home in today’s theme parks

Theme park rides have been delighting Disneyland and Universal Studios guests for decades. While some of their attractions are decades-old themselves, people flock to them again and again because they’re entertaining, create a sense of wonder and (for some adults in the crowd) evoke happy childhood memories. Part of what makes these rides so entertaining …

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You’re not a true Disney superfan until you’ve found this secret at The Magic Castle

You may consider yourself to be a Disney theme park aficionado. Maybe you know the location of every hidden Mickey. Perhaps you’re even a member of Club 33. That’s certainly impressive, but you won’t be a true Disney park superfan until you visit the exclusive Magic Castle in Los Angeles and discover its secret piece …

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These quick-change artists will swap outfits five times before you finish reading this

The headline is a bit of hyperbole, but only a bit. We’re suckers for a good pair of quick-change artists here at GeniiOnline, so we wanted to share some of our favorites. First up is Keelan and Charlotte from an appearance on Penn & Teller Fool Us a few years back. Then there’s David and …

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