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Penn & Teller: Fool Us has its April Fool’s special available online

April Fool’s Day has come and gone, but those masters of foolery Misters Penn and Teller are making sure you can celebrate after the fact. The April Fool Us Day Special episode aired on Monday, but it is now available to watch online. It includes all sorts of shenanigans, including the dynamic duo playing a …

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Thanks to the Chinese New Year, Quiver stocks are running low and won’t be replenished for a while – order now to avoid disappointment

New Year’s celebration is a huge deal in China, with businesses, factories, and manufacturing plants shutting down for as long as a month to ring in the Year of the Dog. As a result, companies like Ellusionist are letting people know that stocks are running low on certain items, and likely won’t be replenished for …

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Tam Shepherd’s Trick Shop is Glasgow’s favorite business

It’s a sad fact that the local magic shop is largely a thing of the past, which is perhaps why Tam Shepherd’s Trick Shop – in business for 131 years – was named Glasgow’s Favorite Business for 2017. The shop beat out fellow nominees Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotia Bar, iolla eyewear and Tantrum Doughnuts, much to …

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Mark Toland explains how small town life and zero back-up plan made him a pro magician

It all began with $50. That’s how magician and mentalist Mark Toland remembers his start in magic: a $50 magic kit that started him down the path that would become his career. From that familiar beginning, he tells GeniiOnline how his childhood and a fateful decision in college helped him turn from a hobbyist to …

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Louisville magician combines awe with autism awareness in his solo show

Cody Clark sees the world a little differently. The Louisville magician was diagnosed with autism when he was just 15 months old. Today, at age 24, he now combines advocacy and awareness into much of his work as a professional magician. Clark has a solo show titled A Different Way of Thinking that combines his …

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Seraphim Luxury Playing Cards descend from Kickstarter heaven

Designed by sleight-of-hand artist, magician, and “young entrepreneur” Noah White, the Seraphim deck is an exercise in monochrome minimalism that, unfortunately, only ships within the US. The deck’s Kickstarter campaign is looking for US$7,500. The Seraphim card backs have a sleek, one-way design which produces some fantastic effects during flourishes and fans, as demonstrated by …

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Magic works because your eyes are crap and your brain is lazy

Seeing is believing, right? Well it shouldn’t be, because we see with our eyes, and our eyes, as science continues to prove, are about as reliable as an inflatable dartboard. Indeed, the two squishy organic cameras and accompanying gray matter whose evidence we use to do pretty much everything are prone to all kinds of …

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Quick review: The Art of Forgery

Words like “fake” and “fakery” are reactionary words to magicians. The former word, whether it’s used as a noun or a verb, is warming to deceptionists of every stripe. How alluring are decks of cards called Fako-o? Don’t we love to “fake out” spectators? Don’t we routinely simulate, pretend, and dissimulate? Don’t we conceal and …

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Cardistry 101: The pressure fan

Personally, I don’t do any kind of pressure tricks. Partially because of my preference for Keepers – those things are sharp, man – and partially because my fat sausage fingers have only two settings when it comes to pressure: too much and way too much.  But if you have the discipline to apply uniform pressure …

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Neil Patrick Harris confirms our suspicions that magic is indeed “a really great hobby”

Every day is a good day to watch the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris in action. He’s been on the press junket talking up his book The Magic Misfits, the first in a new series for kids. The Magic Misfits is more than just a chapter book; it has lots of other secrets and Easter eggs …

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