The big story in magic is Mat Franco taking the top prize on America’s Got Talent. His biggest fan is, by his own admission, his grandmother and she was featured on the above WJAR NBC 10 piece yesterday before the results were announced.
Between y’all iTricksters and me, Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini told me weeks ago when he was in St. Louis that Mat Franco had the best shot of all the magicians.
Also between you and me, the podcast has been sidelined thanks to a little throat and ear infection. Everything is better now, recording is starting back up and there will be a new podcast next week. Think you would be a good guest for the Magic Week in Review? Email me at brownbagmagic AT swbell DOT net.
Technology Tell caught up with Rick Lax to chat about Wizard Wars. It is shaping up to be quite the hit for SyFy; maybe we will be seeing more magic from it and the rest of the NBC family of channels.
It is not quite magic, but Ben “Bruce Wayne” Affleck has been talking about being tossed out of casinos for counting cards. Read all about it on E! Online. You know Ben, if you are really good at it you don’t get caught… just sayin’.
Very cool story on DailyPress.com about brokering a deal for a vintage aviation manual singed by Houdini twice and purchased by David Copperfield.
Did you see The Castle on ABC’s Nightline last night? I missed it too… But stay tuned to iTricks and we will bring you the video.