Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 10:01AM
Dodd Vickers

Shawn McMaster's Mandala was an underground electronic magic publication with a loyal following from 2000-2005. Known for its hard-hitting approach and straight forward reporting on the state of the magic industry, coupled with contributions and columns from some of magic's top names, The Mandala quickly gained a reputation for its "pull no punches" style of reporting, unique subject matter and witty writing.  The Mandala ceased publication in 2005 when McMaster accepted a position with MAGIC Magazine as Associate Editor. Now, its back and better than ever! The first issue is free to everyone and features an in-depth interview with Charlotte Pendragon describing what really went on that day in July of last year, and what her plans are for the future. A Conjuror’s Journal feature offering up Eric Buss’ account of a fateful trip to China. Columns by Tony Clark on why you should work with a director and consultant, Lou Serrano on marketing, Rich Cowley reporting on the Magic Castle, and much more! GET THE FIRST ISSUE HERE!

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