A not entirely successful performance by Klek Entos (a masked David Stone, well-known and extremely talented French magician) on America’s Got Talent last year still manages to generate enough creepy atmosphere to give judge Sofia Vergara the willies.


In a way, Photoshop is its own kind of magic: there’s nothing but a normal screenshot of Darth Vader extending his hand at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, then suddenly, there’s a deck of Daniel Madison’s Pink Rounders in his gloved hand. You can use some of your own skills (or lack thereof) to put those blazing hot pink cards in hilarious situations for a chance to win an unreleased deck of Red Hellions from Ellusionist this week.

Contest rules can be found over at the Pink Rounders page at Ellusionist, or in the image below:

The rules are pretty basic: put a deck of Pink Rounders into someone’s hand with your image editing software of choice and blast it out on social media with the hashtag #PoundersOutNow by April 1st. Ellusionist will pick 24 of their favorite entries and award them with a deck of Red Hellions. 

A quick glance at the hashtag on Instagram shows that there are already some pretty funny entries out there.

Gollum appears to have found a new Precious: 

Charles Nelson Reilly from Match Game is about to show us what’s on the back of his card: 

Patrick Bateman is stunned by his co-worker’s choice of business card: 

“Salt Bae” also fancies himself a card thrower:

Get your entries in ASAP, and if you’ve got a good one, be sure to share it with us on social media too!

Christmas means contests, and while Theory11’s is still underway, YouTube news and reviews channel Magic Orthodoxy is giving away over $200 in DVDs, gimmicks, and playing cards within the next 24 hours. Check out the video in the tweet below.

The rules are pretty simple but there are a few steps to complete to ensure that you’ve been entered into the drawing. 

First off, make sure you’re subscribed to Magic Orthodoxy’s YouTube channel. Then, go to the YouTube page for the contest video and like it. Listed on that video’s description are a list of other videos that you need to like as well. Once that’s all done, leave a comment on the contest video that you’ve completed the required tasks, and you’re all entered. 

Prizes include six opened Sans Minds DVDs with gimmicks, and a brand new deck of playing cards. You’ve only got a few hours left to enter, though—the contest ends December 22, 2017 at 12am Mountain. If you want to win all this gear, best get to clicking.

Magic shops are all putting together their own holiday specials and contests, and the one Theory11 is running for the month of December has an added bonus of getting to spin a giant (virtual) wheel.

For every item you purchase from Theory11 until January 1st, you get a token. You can redeem tokens for a chance to spin the big wheel, which is filled with prizes like NPH decks signed by Neil Patrick Harris, a Canon T6i DSLR camera, a private session with Dan White, a free Elite Membership that grants you access to exclusive items and discounts, and many more.

Even if you don’t spend any money, you can still get a free spin on the prize wheel by simply signing up for a Theory11 account and logging in every 24 hours.

For a full list of all the prizes available, as well as additional contest rules, head over to the holiday contest page over at Theory11.