Atlas Obscura Visits The Famous Tannen’s Magic Shop

Posted by Michael on May 24th, 2019

Quick! Name a world famous, historic magic shop! Did you say Tannen’s? Atlas Obscura posted this video featuring the legendary brick and mortar magic store.

So, with our head full of brick and mortar dreams, we are calling it a week. Have a great (and safe) weekend everyone! And in the US it is a three day weekend, so don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from us until Tuesday.

Jade’s Chinese New Year Show

Posted by Michael on May 24th, 2019

So, I was on YouTube watching lion dance videos from martial arts schools across America (I have other interests besides magic after all) and came across this well shot spectator video of our friend Jade performing at a San Francisco Chinese New Year celebration in February.

And if you want to see some lion dancing, check out the other videos from the folks that posted this video: Giants Roc Da World.

Mike Elizalde At The Magic Castle

Posted by Michael on May 24th, 2019

Mike Elizalde posted his Magic Castle debut. The close up show was filmed last November and even though it breaks our 15 minute rule (so be warned you might be stretching your coffee break… it runs about 21 minutes) his set is perfect for Video Friday.

Orlando Auction, Liberty Magic And Science Stuff [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 24th, 2019

Toronto magician Sam Pearce has posted his high energy take on the classic linking rings. A nice bit of performance to ease us into Video Friday!

If you are in the Orlando area, or at least will be this September, you might want to block off the afternoon of Saturday, September 7 for the Great Southern Magic Collectors and History Conference Magic Auction. It is free to attend and you can get all the important information at

Want to know why your brain falls for sawing a woman in half (and other illusions)? Well, not to discount showmanship, but Gizomdo Australia has the sciency explanation.

Finally, Pittsbergh’s Liberty Magic has unveiled its upcoming season and TribLive has coverage. You can also learn more at the Liberty Magic site.

Tonight Is Red Nose Day (Uh… Night)

Posted by Michael on May 23rd, 2019

While not quite as big in the US as it is in the UK, Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day is here! We can’t promise any magic in NBC’s special tonight, which is described as a mix of comedy and music, but it is a great cause (which you can learn more about on their website).

If any magicians out there are part of local Red Nose events please send us video or article links!

Masters Of Illusion 21st Anniversary Special!

Posted by Michael on May 23rd, 2019

The Masters Of Illusion return to The CW on June 7 but next Friday May 31st there will be a new special celebrating the show’s long. long history. The Masters of Illusion 21st Anniversary Special will be a mix of new pieces and highlights of the show that has run on Pax, My Network TV and The CW!

Jen Kramer, Chattanooga Magic And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on May 23rd, 2019

Jen Kramer celebrated her first anniversary at the Westgate Cabaret in Las Vegas last month and dropped by the KSNV studios to talk about her show and Vegas magic dreams.

Meanwhile, the London Free Press chatted with Darcy Oake as he continues to tour with The Illusionists.

WYTV posted their guide to “magician’s jargon.” Share it with your confederates!

The Chattanooga Magic Club is presenting a family night of magic this Saturday; it’ll be their 14th annual show and a celebration of the club’s 1,000th meeting. Get all the details over on the Times Free Press website.