The video above is from last weekend’s PAX East 2014. It features Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford doing a little magic he stole from Penn and Teller. If you don’t know Gearbox, they are the good folks behind the Borderlands and Brothers-In-Arms video game series. Before Randy became a big deal game developer and software company CEO, he was a magician.

Speaking of magic and technology, Deutsche Welle has a new article on the relationship between magic and technology with quotes from Kieron Kirkland and the iPad magician Simon Pierro. It also talks about a device using the ideomotor response to “read minds” which is being developed with the help of magician Stuart Nolan.

Congratulations to magician Michael Kent who has just been named the 2014 Readers’ Choice Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine and Magician of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.

Magic in the Philadelphia area has again been rocked with accusations that a magician has had inappropriate contact with a child. Philly.com reported yesterday that Joseph Grasso, owner of Grasso’s Magic Theater and father of magician Michael Grasso, has been charged with molesting a 13 year old girl who had been living in his home.

In better local news, the Orlando Weekly just ran a feature on three locals reviving magic in the region. Featured in the piece are Drew Thomas, Kardenni and Nick Paul.