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Ryan Joyce is filming some of the world’s best magicians in Ontario and he wants to give you free tickets

Here’s an opportunity that doesn’t come along every day: if you live in Fergus or Elora in Ontario, Canada, magician Ryan Joyce is giving you an opportunity to see a free taping of a magic show at the Fergus Grand Theatre.  The invite comes via a special page of Magic Masterclass devoted to the upcoming …

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David Blaine to headline Genii Convention 2017 in Orlando

World-famous street magician and television star David Blaine is an enigmatic figure in the magic scene, only appearing at two magic conventions in the last two decades. But now that all changes, as Genii Magazine has confirmed that Blaine will headline this year’s Genii Convention in Orlando, Florida. Genii Magazine editor-in-chief Richard Kaufman will interview …

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Karan Singh: every newbie magician should learn these three tricks

Delhi-based “psychological illusionist” Karan Singh has some advice for anyone with an interest in learning magic: try it for two years before you ask anyone to teach you anything. As he told the Hindustan Times, magic takes a lot of time and effort to learn well, so the right move is to do your homework …

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Adam Trent tries to get to the heart of why he likes performing magic

Adam Trent is currently enjoying a nationwide tour following his successful turn on Broadway as part of The Illusionists, and he’s chronicled a bit of his journey in a freshly-posted Facebook video simply titled “Why I Do What I Do”. Interspersed with cuts from his tour, Trent tries to get to the heart of why …

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Conjuror on the River Kwai, Fergus Anckorn, dies aged 99

Fergus Anckorn, the longest serving member of The Magic Circle and former prisoner of war, whose sleight-of-hand skills helped save his own life and the lives of his fellow soldiers during their time in Japanese internment camps has died. He was 99 years old.    A Magic Circle member since he was 18 years old, …

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Dynamo inspires others with Crohn’s to share their stories

Earlier this week, Dynamo shared a heartfelt update with fans explaining why he’s been less visible of late. The magician was hit with a triple-whammy of health troubles. He’s lived with Crohn’s, a nasty form of inflammatory bowel disease, for years, but those effects were compounded by a case of food poisoning that turned into …

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Russell Fox overcomes adversity, destroys radio station’s silverware

Russell Fox isn’t going to let his array of illnesses stop him from ruining a hungry radio station intern’s day. The African mentalist and illusionist has overcome epilepsy, asthma, dyslexia, ADHD and a mild form of tourettes, so he’s not about to let spoons stop him.  Decades after one of his teachers told him he would …

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Four legs are better than two: Rudy Coby guests on The Magic Word podcast

Rudy Coby is the latest performer to guest on The Magic Word podcast. Coby rose to fame with his comedy magic centered on the character Labman, a four-legged scientist who starred in two TV specials during the 90s. One of them, The Coolest Magician on Planet Earth, is available in its entirety on YouTube, so …

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Video: How to pass a coin through your hand

This one will be pretty easy for anyone who’s already mastered palming a coin, but it highlights two other areas that are vital for budding magicians: acting and coordination. Performing magic is more than just knowing the method – you also have to sell the effect to an audience. Making your movements fluid and natural …

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Hit the road, see some magic at these high-class hotel shows

Planning any big city adventures in 2018? If you’re thinking about doing it up fancy, Forbes has a few recommendations for where you can rest your head and also catch some great magic performances. The publication noted that magic’s black tie roots are getting a revival, with upscale hotels in several major metropolises now booking …

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