We are not sure how long this will be going on, but over the weekend we found you can download Rick Lax’s The Secrets of Magic from Penguin Magic if you just pass the deal along to a friend.

Congratulations to friend of iTricks Smoothini! His Fuse network television show Hip Hop Houdini has been nominated for a 2019 Imagen Award, which encourage and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos in the media, in the field of Best Variety of Reality Show. The 34th Annual Imagen Awards will be presented Saturday August 10. You know the iTricksters are all pulling for you!

Speaking of congratulations, we also offer our congratulations to Criss Angel who recently performed his 100th show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino; see pictures over at Vegas News.

Paul Daniels’ nephew James Phelan is ready for his Edinburgh Fringe debut this month and talked with the Evening Post about his show and pedigree.

Tubular Insights, a website dedicated to video marketing, featured Rick Lax and some of his techniques to create highly popular Internet media.

In a CNN World article that is sure to draw some interest among the magic community reports on traditional Chinese magicians calling for censorship of the Internet to keep their secrets from being exposed.

Finally, Stuff NZ took a minute to profile legendary magician Carter the Great… we guess because we did tour New Zealand.