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Madhi Gilbert to give talk at EG Conference this May

The EG Conference is a yearly gathering of creative individuals from all over the world, where the best and brightest minds give speeches, perform, or otherwise offer inspiration to artists, inventors, and innovators from a variety of fields. This year’s conference is still a few months away, but more concrete details about the schedule are …

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Serious magic collectors, mark your calendars: The Yankee Gathering XVII is coming in November

It’s only January, but if you’re already champing at the bit to fill up your travel schedule, here’s an early heads up for an event in November. The New England Magic Collectors Association is hosting its Yankee Gathering XVII in Westborough, Mass., on November 15-17. The biennial event places a focus on memorabilia and artifacts, …

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The (completely fake) wartime adventures of Jasper Maskelyne

The story of the Maskelyne family of magicians could fill an entire series of books—we’ve even written about John Nevil Maskelyne’s attempt to expose the fraud behind the Davenport brothers’ tricks—but now, our attention turns to John Nevil’s grandson, Jasper. Jasper was a stage magician who followed in his family’s footsteps, but he’s less known …

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CBS Sunday Morning realizes magic is pretty cool

CBS Sunday Morning talks magic in a modern setting with Jonathan Bayme  from Theory11.  “You can explain everything with Google, but magic is one of the few things that still survives,” says Bayme, talking about magic’s timeless appeal. Still, that’s not to say magic’s image couldn’t use a bit of a makeover. As Dan White puts it, …

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David Copperfield to share historical artifacts from his personal collection every Wednesday on Twitter

David Copperfield has been on a buying spree lately, using his status as the highest-paid magician in the industry to purchase up artifacts from the history of magic (like Harry Houdini’s bookcase) in order to preserve their legacy.  Rather than just hide them away in his house for his own personal amusement, he’s taken to Twitter …

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Dan & Dave’s Private Reserve Deck will go down smooth thanks to latest promotion

Dan & Dave’s Private Reserve is a simply beautiful and beautifully simple deck of cards. There’s no gimmick, no theme: just classic good looks, understated design and quality card stock with a splash of gold foil on the back. The cards are printed by the United States Playing Card Company and housed in a classy …

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Learn more about MagiCuba on this week’s Magic Word podcast

MagiCuba truly sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience; a rare chance to visit a beautiful country and experience magic from both local and international performers all throughout the city. We’ve covered the upcoming event in our own interview with convention co-host John Rose, but this week Scott Wells’ Magic Word podcast took some time this week …

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Four magicians bring the fascinating history of Coney Island to life at Brooklyn Public Library

Four magicians took the stage of the Dweck Cultural Center last month, brightening the basement of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch with a sampling of the magic and history of one of the borough’s favorite gems: Coney Island. Established as a panel discussion, “The Magicians of Coney Island” was a part of the Library’s …

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GeniiCon 2017: Curtis Kam’s advice to new magicians: “Find a mentor”

The problem with learning magic these days isn’t that it’s hard to find guides and tutorials; it’s that there’s an abundance of information, and knowing how to sift through it all is vital if you don’t want to develop bad habits. In our interview at GeniiCon 2017, coin magician Curtis Kam talks about how it’s …

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Teenage magician Matthew Laslo had “incredible” time performing for Chinese TV

Considering public speaking is one of many adults’ greatest fears, few of us can imagine standing up and holding court before 270 million people. Even fewer could not only do so, but do it with ease and grace as a teenager. As one of the recently featured performers on Chinese television show The Amazing Magicians, …

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