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Review: The Magic Misfits is worthy of applause

There is a time in a child’s life that is, for want of a better word, magical. That handful of years when they’re old enough to have their own ideas and motivations, but not yet so old that they’re too cool to hang out with their parents. It’s an age that Neil Patrick Harris has …

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Go behind the scenes with Asia’s Got Talent’s two magician finalists

We’ve been following the results of this season’s Asia’s Got Talent pretty closely here because not one, but two magicians have made it into the Grand Finals: Syrian close-up magician Sobhi Shaker and Indonesian horror illusionist the Sacred Riana. While we wait for the results to come on the season finale on December 14, Asia’s …

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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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Magician Marketing 101: 5 simple mistakes your website is making

For all the time spent perfecting tricks and developing a persona, many magicians don’t invest the same energy in treating their craft as a business. If you want to make magic your career, then it’s time to readjust your thinking. Marketing isn’t a bad thing to do, and it doesn’t have to be smarmy or …

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Who won what at the 2018 AMA Awards (spoiler: David Copperfield wins everything)

If our complete run-down of everything that happened at The Academy of Magical Arts’ 50th Anniversary Awards Show is a bit too long for you and you just want to know won the shiny things, this is the article for you. Masters Fellowship and Magician of the Decade: David Copperfield  The big winner of the night was magic …

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Syrian magician Sobhi Shaker impresses the Asia’s Got Talent judges with a balloon and a deck of cards

Before Sobhi Shaker escaped to Malaysia, he spent his nightly curfews in Syria playing card games and teaching himself tricks from videos he found on the internet. Now he wants to make a name for himself and his country, and has arrived on Asia’s Got Talent to prove himself. To do so, he brought along …

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Rewind to Halloween with Bizzaro’s Franken-Snacks act

Most people wish that every day could be Christmas, but here at GeniiOnline, we’re more partial to the spookiness and spectacle of Halloween. So it was a happy discovery to find that illusionist Bizzaro had shared a video of his performance of Franken-Snacks at the Magic Castle this year on that most sugar-driven of holidays. …

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Video: Why are magicians so weird?

Finally, James Galea asks the question we all need the answer to: Why are magicians so weird? Blake Vogt comes up with a pretty good answer in the below clip from Galea’s show Best Trick Ever.  Vogt makes some really great points. Magic requires a massive amount of dedication to be able to do even …

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Limited reproduction of Cardini’s iconic ‘Peau Doux’ playing cards available now on Art of Play (UPDATE: now officially sold out)

UPDATE (2/9/2018): Welp, hope you got your order in because these cards are officially all sold out.  Original story:  Richard Valentine Pitchford, aka The Great Cardini, is a legend of close-up magic and sleight of hand. Now, you can own a part of his legacy with this limited edition reprint of his iconic “Peau Doux” …

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UPDATE: Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will let you enroll in the famous magical academy when it launches on iOS and Android on April 15

UPDATE (4/5/2018): While savvy Google Play users have had access to the soft-launch for a few months now, the rest of the world will finally gain access to the hallowed halls of Hogwarts when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery finally launches on iOS and Android devices on April 15, according to VentureBeat. Read below for full details …

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