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The Definition of Magic: Burn

There’s more to magic—and how to describe it—than just calling everything a ‘trick’. That’s why we’re highlighting and exploring important terms, concepts, and ideas with The Definition of Magic on GeniiOnline. You’ve just called a couple of people from the audience to come up on stage and help you out with some card tricks. For […]

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How the Yankee Gathering is Keeping the Spirit of Magic Collecting Alive

The New England Magic Collectors Association’s (NEMCA) bi-annual convention, The Yankee Gathering, is one of the last magic collectors’ meetups still around and it’s in a tight spot. Like Houdini, the community of magic collectors is in proverbial box filling up with water, but don’t be too alarmed; every good escape artist knows how to […]

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Get your puzzle fix without leaving your couch with at-home escape rooms

The Trials of Houdini. Filigree in Shadow. The Werewolf Experiment. Queen Anne’s Revenge. The Confederate Spy Mistress. The Hunt for the Forgotten Tomb. You may be wondering what the titles above have in common. Are they rejected PBS shows? Forgotten theme park rides? Doctor Who/Days of Our Lives crossover fan fiction? While these are all […]

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Behind the scenes of Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini

Cynthia von Buhler is one of the most hyphenated multi-hyphenates I’ve ever encountered. She was already an artist, performer, playwright, and author before adding comic book creator and illustrator to her list with the release of Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini. The series is published by the Hard Case Crime imprint of Titan […]

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Discover Magic teaches tricks, but its real curriculum is something else

Kids’ magic is an established genre of performance, but teaching magic to kids is another animal entirely. Discover Magic is an educational magic company taking the idea of magic for kids in an inventive new direction by focusing on building life skills through magic tricks. It’s a magic curriculum that can be adapted to any […]

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Ben Seidman is right where he wants to be

“What kept me in [magic] is that I have no other skills,” Ben Seidman says with a chuckle. Considering he just gave a performance at Magi-Fest 2018 that caused an entire room full of magicians to give him a standing ovation, it might be the only skill he needs. Seidman’s magic has spectacle, yes; the […]

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Magic is for everyone, but everyone isn’t what it used to be

Hey, magicians, it’s us, your audience. We need to talk. We’d like to have a quick word with you about what you say and do while you’re on stage, out on the street, or wherever it is you ply your marvelous craft. Not the tricks themselves, but how you choose to present them. Before we […]

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