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Get your swim trunks, your flippy-floppies…and your wand? Yes, there’s a Harry Potter cruise

Everywhere you look, it seems there’s a new opportunity for Harry Potter fans to experience yet more of the fictional world come to life. The latest one offers wizards and witches a chance to leave Hogwarts and set sail for magic on the waters of the River Thames. Barge Lady Cruises is hosting two Potter-themed …

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Support a good cause by splashing out on charity: water playing cards

If, like me, you always feel a pang of guilt whenever you spend your hard-earned money on something as frivolous as a fancy deck of playing cards (I love them, but it’s true), then Theory11 has just the thing for you:  a deck that looks good, handles well, and makes you feel like a better …

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Videos
Watch Richard Turner control an entire round of seven-card stud

Richard Turner, the world’s greatest card mechanic and subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Dealt, recently fooled Penn & Teller on their hit CW show (you can watch his appearance on the show here).  The grand prize for sneaking one past Penn & Teller is the chance to perform at their regular live show in Las …

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If you missed the Masters of Illusion Christmas Special on TV, you can always watch it online

The Masters of Illusion: Christmas Magic special aired the CW on December 1st, but if you missed it, that’s ok—YouTube has you covered. Check out the video embedded above for the full show, including performances by Naathan Phan, Murray SawChuck, Ed Alonzo, and many, many more. You can also watch it via cwtv.com, or on …

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The Singing Illusionist silenced by trailer thieves

Russell Anderson, better known as the Singing Illusionist, has been reduced to borrowing props and equipment from other magicians, after thieves made his touring trailer disappear.  It’s not clear if the thieves were aware of the “magic trailer’s” contents when they hitched it up to their dual-wheel truck and drove it out of Anderson’s property …

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How-To
How to sneak a peek at someone’s selected card

Asad from 52Kards brings us this tutorial for a technique that will allow you to peek at someone’s chosen card. It’s a good starting point for any number of effects and doesn’t rely on a force to work. The core technique is surprisingly simple, though you’ll still have to be smooth enough to make it …

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Articles
From Ace Cooper to Zatara: the legacy of magic in comic books

Even in a medium defined by heroes who do the impossible, comic book writers continue to develop characters whose abilities surpass the boundaries of human knowledge by use of magic. More than a mere narrative cheat, this allows creators to stretch outside the even loose boundaries of science-fiction and tell stories that would otherwise be …

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Live Shows UK: Michael Jordan’s High Jinx Magic, Illusion and Circus Show returns to Viva Blackpool

With a run time of nearly two-and-a-half hours and with show-only tickets starting at just £12.50, Michael Jordan’s High Jinx, Magic, Illusion and Circus Show is an evening of entertainment that’s easy on the wallet. The show features an eclectic mix of magic, escapology, dancing and circus tricks, delivered at a breakneck pace.  Jordan, a …

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Jeff Hobson of The Illusionists accidentally pickpocketed a police chief during his show

Audience interactions in magic shows can wind up being the source of unexpected entertainment. In the case of Jeff Hobson, a performer with the Broadway stage show The Illusionists, may have thought he was lifting the watch off any old magic fan during a performance last week in Toronto. Turns out that the subject of …

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Report: Richard Turner documentary ‘Dealt’ to be made into feature film

Dealt, the critically acclaimed documentary about the life of  self-described “card mechanic” Richard Turner, is being turned into a feature film, according to an exclusive report at Variety. Court Five, a production company formed by New Line Cinema alums Jane Fleming and Mark Ordesky, has acquired the rights from Keep On Running Pictures and Ralph Smyth …

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