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Quality Magic: The life and legacy of inventor Floyd Thayer

A seemingly ordinary block passes effortlessly through glass. Billiard balls change colors and multiply with a flick of the wrist. An assistant climbs into a box where steel rods are forced through each side, yet somehow miraculously survives. These are all well-known illusions today, but during the 20th century these magic tricks stunned audiences and […]

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How David Copperfield is fighting to fix magic’s muddled legal status

In almost every aspect of the entertainment industry, there are clearly-defined laws in place to protect intellectual property. You won’t see an up-and-coming musician with a library of YouTube videos performing a previously-recorded song and passing it off as their own on a talk show; it just doesn’t happen. And yet, in the realm of […]

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Exclusive: Joshua Jay answers six questions about Six Impossible Things

Joshua Jay is trying something different this summer. He’s putting on a brand new, limited-run show in his home town of New York City called Six Impossible Things. It’s an immersive take on close-up magic that’s part illusion, part escape room, part interactive theater show, and all extremely cool. Both the magician and the audience […]

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Magicians, entertainers, and family members remember Harry Anderson

Late yesterday afternoon, reports emerged that Night Court star, magician, and all-around goofball Harry Anderson had died at the age of 65. As the sad news of his passing spread on social media, family members, illusionists, and entertainers of all stripes began offering their condolences and sharing their memories of the lovable late TV star. […]

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Kickstarter Cards With Carter: April 16th, 2018

Kickstarter Cards with Carter is our regular column about the latest playing card Kickstarter campaigns. Remember, Kickstarter pledges are not pre-orders and results are not guaranteed.  Today on Kickstarter Cards with Carter we explore the depths of space, learn how to communicate with our fellow human beings, and put Cthulhu in his place. The Planets: […]

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Kickstarter Cards with Carter: April 11th, 2018

Kickstarter Cards with Carter is our daily column about playing card Kickstarter campaigns. Remember, Kickstarter pledges are not pre-orders and results are not guaranteed.  Welcome, gentle readers. In this bumper edition of Kickstarter Cards we tackle some of the weirdest and prettiest decks I’ve come across in my time here at GeniiOnline.  Charlemagne: New Figures by […]

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Kickstarter Cards with Carter: April 9, 2018

Kickstarter Cards with Carter is our regular column about playing card Kickstarter campaigns. Remember, Kickstarter pledges are not pre-orders and results are not guaranteed. In this installment of Kickstarter Cards, we have nice bees, proud gods, a deck filled with history and a rare example of art from the late leather-bra ninja lady period.  Bombo […]

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