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Episode #1 : Why saw a woman in half? What is the connection between a deck of cards & the calendar. Remote card location.

Episode #2: Espionage, jealousy & murder among magicians. Adam calls his arch nemesis Richard Vegas.

Episode #3:The first aircraft pilot down under was a magician and a live random number challenge via phone.

Episode #4: Bar stunts, Alice Cooper as a magician and magic used in pop concerts.

Tuesday
Nov272012

MAGIC FOR DECEMBER 2102 :: STAN ALLEN

While 2013 is still over a month away, this issue officially turns the final page on another year of MAGIC Magazine. And it's been quite the year. Cover stories alone featured Pit Hartling, John Bannon, Fielding West, Steve Cohen, Marco Tempest, Jay Sankey, Mike Bent, Neil Patrick Harris, Derek Hughes, David Copperfield, and Korean FISM Winners. And now Milt Larsen and the Magic Castle, which begins celebrating its 50th Anniversary in January. How do we cover such a milestone? By going straight to the founder and twisting his arm to write about the "magic house" he built. Okay, it really didn't take too much arm twisting, as Milt is still a writer at heart. This month, he tells how the club and the clubhouse came to be. And while this starts us at the very beginning, the following twelve installments, like Milt himself, will be jumping all over the place. And like the Castle itself, this should be a fun ride.

One of the big additions to the MAGIC family this year is MAGIC Plus. It's the bridge between print and digital, and it's available free to everyone holding a print copy of this magazine, whether you subscribe or pick it up in a magic shop. This month, MAGIC Plus features bonus videos from "Talk About Tricks," "Directions," "Bent on Deception," and "The Almighty Dollar." We also have two bonus Pluses this month. Our feature story on Jason England and Paul Wilson's "Road Trip!" is divided into eight parts. Each part has a video available, so you view the clips as you read the story. The other bonus this month is a holiday gift from Joshua Jay. Spoiler Alert: it's a video download called The Bluff Shift Bundle — and it's free! So, if you have not visited MAGIC Plus yet, sit down with your print copy, go to our website, and enjoy. 

It's all in the December 2012 issue of MAGIC Magazine. If you haven't already received your copy, here's a look at what else is "between the covers."

 

Stan

Monday
Nov262012

ILLUSION NOIR : ROB ZABRECKY

Magic Newswire podcast featured guest Rob Zabrecky was interviewed by Alibi.com just prior to a weekend of magic at Albuquerque's Kimo Theater. Other performers featured on the weekend of November 24th were David Kaplan and Danny Cole. In the interview Rob tells the tale of performing his first magic effect for a concert audience when he was with the band Possum Dixon. 

"He bought a vanishing handkerchief trick. But he knew the old-fashioned illusion might not play well before an audience of Baltimore hipsters. On stage, he set aside his bass and unwrapped a condom instead. He made it disappear. The crowd went wild. 'I fell in love with the culture of magic,' Zabrecky says."

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Thursday
Oct182012

DERREN BROWN KNOWS THAT THE APOCOLYPSE WILL OCCUR ON OCTOBER 26TH!

Well...kind of. On October 26th, UK TV's Channel 4 will air "Derren Brown's Apocalypse." According to such advance material as thie clip that follows this post, he convinces one man that the world has ended.
Sunday
Oct142012

THIS TIME TOMSONI & CO HAVE IT

Wednesday
Oct102012

BREAKING MAGIC ON DISCOVERY

The Discovery channel has announced a new magic special to premier on Sunday November 11th. Watch the trailer:

Tuesday
Oct092012

BLAINE'S LAST ENDURANCE STUNT ENDS

David Blaine had wrapped up "Electrified" which he announced would be his final endurance stunt.  Here is video of the final countdown as well as a few select clips from throughout the event.

 

 

 

 

Friday
Oct052012

BLAINE DISCUSSES "ELECTRIFIED"

Monday
Sep242012

DAVID BLAINE : 1 MILLION VOLTS : ALWAYS ON

From David Blaine's own Twitter feed we get this teaser for an upcoming event sponsored by Dell and Intel. The description at YouTube.com/electrified reads: "A worldwide series of collaborations enabled by The Ultrabook™, a new category of computing devices inspired by Intel."

According to Yahoo News: "Blaine is returning to New York City on Oct. 5 for a three-day, three-night stunt called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On." It will be streamed live."

Thursday
Sep202012

CRISS ANGEL VS NATHAN BURTON :: SLEEP CHALLENGE

Friday
Sep142012

THE MASKED MAGICIAN ON REDDIT

Val Valentino has introduced himself to the users of Reddit for an open Q&A. Oh joy!  You can find the conversation here:

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