iTricks Is Back… And Changing

Posted by Michael on January 4th, 2022

As you undoubtedly noticed, we had a little technically difficulty to ring in the new year but that is all sorted out now and iTricks is back!

But iTricks is also changing. After I really am not sure how long, my time with iTricks has come to an end. It has been a blast but, honestly, since taking this new day job three or four years ago I have less time to devote to iTricks. The podcast (‘member that?) was the first to suffer and then the long form articles. The time I spend on iTricks takes away from my own writing and that really proved to be the final straw.

So it is time for me to sign off. If you want to keep up if me come on by my website I have been writing for a few years now but not about magic. I write science fiction and martial arts centered fantasy novels (think ‘70s kung fu movies you can read). Visit the website, sign up for my monthly science fiction and fantasy newsletter and download some free stories. In fact, some writer friends and I just released a completely free anthology of martial arts centered stories called Fists of Fiction. Download your choice of e-book format for free here (really 100% free, we don’t even ask for your email address).

I would like to close my time at iTricks by thanking Andrew and Justin for the opportunity and I would like to thank all y’all iTricksters for hanging out with me.

Your magic pal,

Michael Lauck

Dustin Tavella’s Quarter Final Performance

Posted by Michael on December 31st, 2021

Dustin Tavella’s quarterfinal performance on his way to winning AGT.

Winding Up 2021 With AGT’s Reigning Champ

Posted by Michael on December 31st, 2021

We will finish out our look back at 2021 on magic TV with the America’s Got Talent performances of Dustin Tavella, the third magician to win the show.

Scary Magic On AGT

Posted by Michael on December 30th, 2021

Half-Invisible Man, half-Rorschach from The Watchmen, Klek Entos made a splash on the last season of AGT And made it through tot he semi-finals.

Dustin Tavella And Mat Franco

Posted by Michael on December 30th, 2021

We say goodbye to 2021 with this performance uniting two AGT champions, Mat Franco and Dustin Tavella. We can only wonder what 2022 will bring magic, both on and off television.

It has been fun, but it is goodbye for now. I hope all y’all iTricksters go out and have a great, but safe, New Year’s weekend.

Pint-Sized AGT Magic

Posted by Michael on December 30th, 2021

Sure, 2021 was a big year for magic on America’s Got Talent but that does not mean all of the acts were big, either. Shoji was a highlight during the auditions… although he kind of disappeared from the competition he did appear again when being surprised backstage by past AGT winner Shin Lim.