The Santa Games 2015 are over and Santa Apple (or Xiaojie Qi according to his passport) took the top honor. According to The Local, the 21 year old was so excited by the win he proposed to his girlfriend back home in Hong Kong via the V coverage of the event.

News from The Illusionists: Playbill reports that four shows have been added to the New York run and that their NBC special will run at 10 PM Eastern Wednesday, December 9 while Fox411 has AP coverage of the three new members of the group.

The web series Disillusioned (see trailer above), which follows the trials and tribulations of magician Matt Matisse (played by Matt Marcy), has finished its first season. You can read a review in The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette and watch the show free on the Disillusioned website.

Speaking of web series, Rogue is featured on the new episode of the Legends TV web series; check it out on YouTube.

Drexel professor Fred Siegel’s one man show Man of Mystery features his magic, acting and he wrote it as well. Independent student website The Triangle talked to him about the show.

The Hindu has coverage of B.S. Reddy’s Best Illusion Act win at the Kuala Lumpur Asian Magic Convention which ended last Wednesday. Congratulations to Mr. Reddy!

Finally, I just wanted to mention that I received my portion of the Military Heroes Gold Package late last week. I do not want to review it because I am not sure everyone gets the same magic and Murphy’s does not specify the magic in their copy, but I do want to talk a little about it. I will say I got pretty much all card magic (which I frankly expected) and that the amount of magic I received would have been more than fair if this was a normal “grab bag” of effects. Even without factoring in the donation made through Operation Gratitude I can say that I recommend this package!