Hart Keene helped kick off National Magic Week in Eugene, Oregon by visiting NBC 16 and dazzling their morning anchors with a little Halloween themed magic.

Pretty much all our other news comes out of Vegas. Let’s start with the good news. Lance Burton has been named the Grand Marshal of the 14th Annual Great Santa Day Run in Las Vegas to benefit Opportunity Village. The December 1 run features all runners dressed as Santa; you can get more details over on Vegas News.

The Blast (via MSN) reports Mat Franco has filed a lawsuit against former business partner Base Entertainment.

Finally, the Las Vegas Sun chronicles* the rise of Piff the Magic Dragon and his “Vegas Takeover.”

* ‘Cause you don’t report on the deeds of dragons, you chronicle them!