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Potter & Potter’s Spring Magic Auction offers a bounty of unpublished Houdini history and other magic bric-a-brac

Potter & Potter’s magic auctions have covered some wide ground, including one-sheets from the golden age of magic and props and accessories once used by the late great Harry Blackstone, Sr. Their upcoming Spring Magic Auction promises to offer the same variety and quality of prestidigitation peculiarities, only this time, it’s all about Houdini. The …

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Mahdi Gilbert inspires audiences with card magic at Hocus Pocus Festival in Spain

Canadian conjurer Mahdi Gilbert was born without hands or feet, but the illusions he’s capable of would put most able-bodied magicians to shame. Back in November, he was invited to speak and perform at the Hocus Pocus Festival in Granada, Spain, which gathers magicians from all over the globe in a celebration of the art …

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A peek at the past: Magic Magazine recaps the first magic trick in space

There are all sorts of environmental conditions that can make a trick harder to pull off, but a lack of gravity is certainly one of the more unusual challenges a magician has ever faced. The following article from the September 1991 issue of Magic Magazine recapped the very first extraterrestrial card trick to ever be …

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The Magic Word chats with John Gaspard about his upcoming Eli Marks novel

John Gaspard has been serving up his unique literary blend of magic and murder in the Eli Marks book series for years. Gaspard dropped in to talk about his upcoming new mystery novel, titled The Linking Rings, on The Magic Word podcast. This episode includes an extra special treat, with a clip from the audiobook …

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Piff the Magic Dragon to combine holiday cheer and cutthroat competition in “Piffmas at Piffany’s” this December

The holidays are approaching, which of course means spending time with loved ones, sharing delicious food, giving each other gifts, and dueling against one another in arbitrarily-designed contests for cash and prizes. At least, that’s how Piff the Magic Dragon likes to spend his holidays, and he’d like to spread some of that cheer with …

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GeniiCon 2017: How Bozo the Clown made Jim Steinmeyer a better magician

Growing up in a time before the internet formed the backbone of modern life meant seeking out inspiration and instruction wherever you could find it. For Jim Steinmeyer, that meant watching Bozo the Clown on television every day after school. In part five of our six-part interview at GeniiCon 2017, Steinmeyer discusses how daily exposure …

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Spend your Lazy Sunday watching Penn & Teller scour the globe for magic in this documentary miniseries from 2003

Magic duo Penn & Teller have between them an encyclopedic knowledge of magic performance and history, and their work throughout the years has often been in service of educating the public of that history through entertainment. Back in 2003, the pair traveled to Egypt, China, and India in search of the world’s best street magic …

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5 new year’s resolutions every magician should try to keep in 2018

The new year has just begun, which means you’ve probably given a thought or two to resolutions you’ll hope to keep, like finally fixing that closet door that sticks or exercising more. Those are great aspirations, but in the latest issue of Vanish Magic Magazine, Nick Lewin has five great resolutions magicians should adopt as …

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Jon Dorenbos returns to Ellen with a magic trick and a mountain of props

Jon Dorenbos, the football-player-turned-magician, captured our hearts with his appearances on Ellen. He’s dropped by the comedian’s talk show several times to show off magic tricks, and he went decidedly big for his latest visit on the set. He has a giant map of the United States, a pile of oversized footballs, a calculator, a …

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Mexican clowns protest Acapulco crime wave

Last month, a crowd of professional clowns clad in white took to the streets of Acapulco to demand an end to the Mexican resort city’s staggering rates of homicide and violent crime.  Salvador Alarcón Arizmendi, better known as “Noodle of the Watery Soup,” began the march with a speech lamenting the recent violent deaths of two …

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