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5 Halloween pranks you can do with stuff already in your house

Halloween is perhaps the one time of year you can safely prank strangers without getting punched in the face. Magician/actor Steve Valentine has five pranks you can pull on trick-or-treaters, party guests, the gang at the pub or your own kids using just stuff you’ve already got around the house. They’re creepy without being too …

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Patrick Terry takes us inside the magician’s studio with on-stage interviews at Magic Hour

Patrick Terry has been performing magic for over 20 years, but it’s his work as an actor, filmmaker, and producer that fuel a new show called MAGIC HOUR debuting in New York City next week. Terry won’t take the stage as a magician, but will rather play the role of host as he interviews each …

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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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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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For upcoming Masters of Illusion Christmas special, Michael Grandinetti wanted to create magic that didn’t “just look like Christmas”

Masters of Illusion is sending off 2017 in holiday style with its upcoming Christmas Magic special. And in an interview with Fansided, regular performer Michael Grandinetti talked about the process of crafting magic for this special, and how he wanted to create tricks that were more than just the same old standbys with a Christmas …

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It’s no joke: Celebrate April Fool’s Day with a special episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Penn & Teller: Fool Us has been a smash success for plenty reasons – unique angle, brilliant magicians, Alyson Hannigan’s charm. Another one of them is how clean the acts are. There are no camera tricks, no trap doors in the stage, nothing gimmicked in how the producers show magic to the audience in the …

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More artifacts from McIlhany’s Magical Mysteries Collection up for auction on November 12

The first part of William H. McIlhany’s collection of magical gimmicks and artifacts was auctioned off back in September, and it turns out we haven’t seen the last of it yet. Part two will be auctioned off on November 12 beginning at 10am PST. Here’s a description of the collection via Magicauctioneer: Bill McIlhany (1951-2017) …

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KOCH Sticks

The Chinese Sticks are a timeless routine, and KOCH Magic has some of the finest looking sticks we’ve ever seen. KOCH Sticks, from creator Bob Koch, come with three sticks, two sets of interchangeable tassels, an extra cord, and extra screws, are made from Brazilian Cherry wood, and all of it comes in a custom …

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Watch this magician’s Invisible Palm flip reality upside down

Ready for magic to get a little…stranger?! Thai magician Patrick Kun has a new video up on YouTube with his latest TV spot from China’s The Amazing Magicians program. He’s dubbed the act “Invisible Palm” and it showcases some slick card and object tricks, all set to a wubby remix of the Stranger Things theme …

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Do you want to build a snowman? Mat Franco sure does in this trick

We’re in the thick of the holiday season, which means festively themed tricks galore from magicians. It also means that now is a good time to revisit a wintery wonder from last year’s America’s Got Talent holiday special. Mat Franco performed his riff on a classic, one that’s sure to get you Frozen fans a-humming. …

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