Blackpool 2018 From Pete James

Posted by Michael on February 23rd, 2018

Our first look at Blackpool comes from Pete James. His take is mainly highlights…

Lyn Dillies, Kapital Kidvention And Today’s Plan [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 23rd, 2018

Not much in the way of news today. A couple of things to pass along, though, that are perfect for Video Friday.

First up, instead of a lead off video today we have a lead off audio. WCTC 11450 posted an interview with illusionist Lyn Dillies.

The DIY Magician Andrew Renmet posted a cool video from the 9th Annual Kapital Kidvention 2018 capturing the late night magic competition over on his YouTube page. It’s about a half an hour long.

I think we are going to poke around the internets a little and see if we can’t fill the rest of the day with video from Blackpool since it has been a few days since the convention ended and everyone should have been able to post their stuff by now!

Nate Staniforth On Harry

Posted by Michael on February 22nd, 2018

Nate Staniforth made an appearance on Harry last week to promote his new book Here Is Real Magic. This clip features his actual on air appearance and the Harry YouTube channel has some web only video, too.

Hat Tricks From The Penguins

Posted by Michael on February 22nd, 2018

From the iTricks Sports Desk (which is the same desk as always, to be perfectly honest) comes this clip from the Pittsburgh Penguins. The NHL, as you may know, is still in business this year instead of allowing players to participate in the Winter Olympics. The Penguins just held a new charity event called The Night of Assists which saw the top hat wearing defending Stanley Cup champions learning magic from magician Lee Terbosic. Read more over on the NHL website.

Reza, Derren Brown And Penn’s New Groove [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 22nd, 2018

WTHI caught up with friend of iTricks Reza during his recent turn in Terre Haute; there coverage is kicking off our Thursday.

So what does Penn Jillette do when not performing in Vegas, or shooting Penn & Teller: Fool Us, or podcasting, or making movies? He plays bass. And he has a new album coming out with jazz pianist Mike Jones (who is also the music director of those live Vegas shows) from Capri Records called The Show Before The Show. You can read all about over on Bass Musician Magazine’s website.

Finally, Derren Brown’s Push is causing quite a stir ahead of its Netflix premiere next week. Check out coverage on Fox News, the UK’s Metro, Slashfilm and Jezebel.

Trailer For New Magic Shop Documentary

Posted by Michael on February 21st, 2018

The newly posted trailer for an upcoming documentary on the 80 year old Mingus Magic Shop in Reading, Pennsylvania. We’ll post more about the film as we approach the May release date.

Jackie Skelton On Ireland AM

Posted by Michael on February 21st, 2018

Jackie Skelton made an appearance on Ireland AM recently which also touched on his appearance on Ireland’s Got Talent, which kicked off earlier this month.