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Phone Vanish

Everyone hates getting interrupted by a phone call during a busy meeting or an outing with friends. Now you can make those calls… disappear. This trick from Theory11 will teach you how to make your phone (or even a spectator’s phone) vanish into thin air with zero preparation or gimmicks. Buy Phone Vanish from Theory11 …

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Historical and philosophical podcast options for your Sunday listening pleasures

We’ve got two options for you podcast fans who maybe fell a bit behind on your listening over the holidays. Discourse in Magic, an excellent resource for magic education, has posted its first episode of 2018. There’s no special guest on this show. It’s just co-hosts Jonah and Tyler waxing philosophical and attempting to answer …

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Appearing this week at the Magic Castle: Tom Stone, Axel Adler, and Hakån Berg in the Palace of Mystery

It’s a veritable Swedish Invasion this week at the Magic Castle, with performances by Peter Gröning, John Houdi, Tom Stone, Axel Adler, and Hakån Berg rounding out a week of great magic. (Here’s hoping Hakån performs his “King of Birds” routine, it’s hilarious.) Check out the full list of performers below. Performances take place every evening from February 19 …

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Young magician enters IKEA, performs tricks, destroys products

IKEA has a reputation for stark minimalism, but the Swedish furniture giant just got even more minimalist thanks to the quick fingers and wit of Irish magician and mentalist, Joel M.  It’s a cute locale for a few cheeky sleight of hand tricks, including a fork-bending trick with a neat set up and a killer …

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Does ‘Scripting Magic’ really improve all of the tricks you already know? Magic Orthodoxy has the verdict

When we reported on the release of the second volume of Peter McCabe’s Scripting Magic (along with a reprinting of the first volume), it sounded almost too good to be true. $150 is a lot of money, but if Scripting Magic can fundamentally improve the magic you already know, then it’s easily worth the price of …

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Watch Woody Aragón’s latest astonishing performance at the Magic Castle

The Magic Castle may have a strict dress code, but when you’re as good as Woody Aragón, you can wear whatever comic book shirts you want. Aragón just uploaded a clip from his recent performance at the venerable magic club, and it’s positively mind-blowing. Some of my favorite tricks are the ones that make you slowly realize …

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Fooler Stuart MacDonald headlines a fundraiser show in Michigan for community college scholarships

Here’s a feel-good story to wrap up your week. Stuart MacDonald has impressed audiences as a contestant on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and on stage at the IBM/SAM Combined Convention this year. His next gig is at the decidedly less glitzy Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan. All money raised for “The Magic …

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Netflix to branch out into comic books with a story where “magic meets the mob”

Netflix may have begun its life as mail-order DVD rental service, but over time it’s become a media powerhouse in its own right. In addition to creating its own film and television content, Netflix announced via press release that it will be expanding into the world of comic books with a brand new story called …

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Piff the Magic Dragon 1, Heckler 0

Every performer has had to deal with That Guy Who Thinks He’s Funny, and over time, you learn how to shut him down. We particularly appreciate the way Piff handles this particular version of That Guy, not just because it’s funny, but also because it calls out That Guy’s sexist BS as being sexist BS. …

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Steve Cohen has the next best thing to superpowers in his new comic

While the lead character in his recently released graphic novel, The Millionaire’s Magician, might share Steve Cohen’s name, the comic isn’t exactly biographical in the strict sense of the word. Some liberties have been taken. For example: Steve Cohen did spend some of his youth in Tokyo, and is fluent in Japanese, thanks to a cultural exchange program. …

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