Treats in October!

Posted by Editor on October 5th, 2015

It’s what we have all been waiting for for the month of October, Treats… and Tricks… This month, the At The Table Experience is sure to have a lot of both. Two great lectures including Bobby Maverick and Martin Lewis.

Bobby will be there October 7th. This guy has over 25 years of working experienced and is going to bringing his real world knowledge to share with you. As a street performer and traveling Busker, he will make sure your audience is eating out of the palm of your hands.

On October 21st, learn from the master himself, Martin Lewis. David Copperfield, Johnny Thompson and Michael Weber already have and now it’s your turn. This is really going to be one of magic’s finest lectures!

For only $9.95 a month you can be front row at 2 amazing lectures like these a month.

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Wondershow at The Cutting Room in NYC

Posted by Michael on October 5th, 2015

WONDERSHOW Live at The Cutting Room from Patrick Terry on Vimeo.

Andrew Goldenhersh, Jon Stetson and Asi Wind are combining forces for Wondershow. The magic performance will take place just in time for Halloween on October 27 at The Cutting Room in New York City. If you are in the area, tickets are available at the venue website.

Texas Dragon Sighting!

Posted by Michael on October 5th, 2015

Piff the Magic Dragon was in Texas this weekend, but before his shows he visited the set of KFEN’s Great Day SA (that’s San Antonio to y’all). There is awkwardness, confusion and everything else one expects during a magic dragon (not just a plain dragon) encounter. There is also the Bowl of Questions segment everyone expects from an episode of Great Day SA. For the record, for all our international iTricksters, chicken fried steak is not just “a Texas thing.” Thinking everything is a Texas thing is, though a Texas thing.

Is Piff going to be invading your kingdom any time soon? Check his official website for tour dates.

Playing Cards With Magicians, Rwanda And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 5th, 2015

Our lead off video is simple: magician Keith Barry plays poker with Irish hurlers Joey Holden and Colin Fennelly, beats them soundly and forces them to say embarrassing things, eat hot peppers and such. The hurlers learned not to play poker with magicians and we are guessing that many iTricksters are learning there is a sport called hurling. Learn more about it over on Wikipedia.

Speaking of never playing cards with a magician,According to professional magician Mai Jie claimed the top prize of over $110,000 in the 2015 Boyaa Poker Tournament in Macau.

Tonight is the season finale of Penn & Teller: Fool Us on The CW and will feature Derek Hughes, Suzanne, Reuben Moreland and Jared Kopf. Fool Us has been renewed for next year.

Dynamo kicks off his UK tour tomorrow night in Manchester.

The New Times reports that Indian magician Raja Moorthy headlined a show at the Serena Hotel Gardens. What makes this unique is that it is reported to be the first public magic show ever in Rwanda.

There are plenty of items on the ‘Net about magic shows at local libraries, so most of them do not make the Magic Bulletin. Two articles caught our interest this weekend, though. First, The Burbank Leader had a piece on Patrick Bell, who is using his magic shows to introduce elementary students to opera! Meanwhile, over in Garden City, NJ the library is bringing in mentalist Amore to perform a Victorian inspired magic show for adults on October 18 according to the Garden City News Online.

To the left you will see a new item from magician Nathan Allen… how is it that nobody was selling this already? Props to Nathan; check out his website and shop at Look for his tour dates, too. He is heading out to Washington next, then back to the Midwest with dates in Illinois.

Speaking of touring, if you are taking your magic act out on the road let iTricks know! Use the contact button above or email Michael directly at brownbagmagic AT swbell DOT com.

Finally, it is not magic, or even magical, but some of you may be interested in the Daily Mail article on items from Scotland Yard’s Black Museum that will be displayed to the public for the first time.

Collectable Uncut Sheets

Posted by Editor on October 2nd, 2015

Now available, Run Standard, Run Heat and very sought after, Run Bankroll decks in extremely collectable uncut sheets!

The Run Playing Cards took you to the gambling underworld, where the sharkiest of card handlers swoop in to claim their victories, then slip out before anyone knows what hit them.
Here’s your chance to be the proud owner of the raw, authentic soul of the Run Playing cards – uncut and unhandled – in its purest form.
Get your hands on them now before they’re gone!

Want to know a little more about the design of the Run Playing Cards?
Check out this video:

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Our Final 1990s Throwback Video

Posted by Michael on October 2nd, 2015

And so another week, and Video Friday, comes to an end. After several great videos, we found the ultimate clip to finish off our look back at the decade of Pentium processors, Bush One and “The Rachel” with this 1994 news clip about the Kansas City Society of Young Magician chapter.

Bob Klamm passed away last year. We are not sure want happened to most of the young magicians featured, but Jay Steffen, who posted this video, still performs out of Kansas City.

Have a great weekend y’all!

Wayne Hoffman Wows Tamron Hall

Posted by Michael on October 2nd, 2015

Wayne Hoffman returned to NBC’s Today Show yesterday as part of their “Wow Me Week.” It seems like Wayne is on his way to becoming the official mentalist of the show! Catch more of Wayne on his official website.