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Kickstarter project is live (and already met) for the United Cardists 2018 deck, De Novo

The United Cardists 2018 decks have arrived on Kickstarter and the project has already met its funding goal. The playing card and cardistry forum releases a deck each year, and this year they’ve collaborated with Rick Davidson on the De Novo Deluxe Playing Cards. The deck design offers a unique blend of the classic and …

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Hidden Agenda

Sometimes it’s tough to find the motivation to follow through with things, even when you enjoy them. You don’t email your college roommate enough, you haven’t been to the park in who knows how long, and the closest you’ve come to traveling is watching Game of Thrones. Hidden Agenda won’t help you with any of …

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Video: How to palm a coin

Like all great art forms, magic’s foundation is based on an array of basic skills that are a great starting point for anyone looking to learn the craft. In this video, Matt Wayne (whose site no longer seems active) demonstrates two different ways to palm a coin, a building block of countless tricks. Of course, you …

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Appearing this week at the Magic Castle: John Steiner, Lucy Darling, Eric Mead

The Magic Castle’s got a wide variety of acts swinging by during the week before Thanksgiving, including the impressive close-up of John Steiner, the cabaret magic of Lucy Darling, and Penn & Teller fooler Eric Mead. Performances take place every evening from November 13-19 unless otherwise noted, and include: Close-up gallery Bill Goodwin: 7:00, 7:45, …

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Magic at the Ren Faire

For the past four years I’ve had the privilege of performing for the Carolina Renaissance Festival. It’s basically my usual show, but with period-appropriate garb and accent. I perform under the moniker “Sir Hannibal the Liar” (Yes: I was knighted just last year.) You can find his fan page on Facebook. I enjoy the time …

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Appearing this week at the Magic Castle: Will Houstoun, Jon Stetson, Chris Mitchell, and more

Another week, another great roster at the Magic Castle. This week will include Will Houstoun bringing his award-winning magic from across the pond to the Close-Up Gallery. Jon Stetson will have his mentalism act on stage at the Parlour of Prestidigitation as a counterpoint to the comedy magic of Chris Mitchell. Performances take place every …

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Paul Gordon to offer live, online seminar on card magic in January

Paul Gordon has toured the world providing lectures on close-up card magic, and in January, you’ll have a chance to learn a variety of tricks from him in the Killer Card Workers course, an online seminar hosted by Alakazam Magic UK. The seminar will take place on January 24, 2018 as part of the Alakazam …

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Jason Ladanye is the king of kings

There isn’t much to say about this latest video from expert cards man, Jason Ladanye. He controls all four kings through over a dozen false shuffles, and delivers cards with the crisp precision of a Vegas card shark. I’m not even gonna’ give him grief for the stack of Bicycles next to his £200 magic …

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Think you’ve got skills? America’s Got Talent has four more open call auditions

America’s Got Talent is still hosting auditions for its 13th season. The talent competition has open calls in four more locations before it will select the season’s performers. The remaining auditions are scheduled for January 13 in Nashville, January 19 in San Jose, February 3 in Los Angeles, and February 24 in Phoenix. If you …

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This fowl-mouthed deck is pretty effin’ great (UPDATE: uncut sheet of cards now available!)

Aaron Reynolds has a unique way of expressing his opinion of various online activities. He takes an illustration of a bird – sometimes from the iconic Adubon Collection – and then attaches a brief bon mot laced with some degree of profanity. Juvenile? Well, yes. It’s also hilarious. His work has borne the Effin’ Birds …

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