Archive for the 'Advice' Category

Testing The Lowest Ranked Magic On Amazon

Posted by Michael on May 14th, 2020

I was not familiar with YouTuber SeanDoesMagic, but he has like 150,000 subscribers and a great idea: looking at the lowest ranked magic products on Amazon. I thought it was pretty funny.

Ramya Sri’s Coronavirus Prevention Videos

Posted by Michael on March 24th, 2020

Hperabad magician Ramya Sri has responded to the local curfew with a series of magic videos to remind viewers about the coronavirus prevention tips being issued by the local government… You can see more here but remember, some of the Indian government’s suggestions, such as wearing masks in public, are not what is recommended in the US. Check your country’s government websites for guidelines.

Magic With What?!?

Posted by Michael on January 8th, 2020

People ask me all the time about the best card tricks, the best coin tricks, the best cigarette tricks, best tricks to meet girls, the best out of pocket tricks, the best… well, fill in the blank tricks! But not a single person has ever asked me what the best booger magic tricks are! Not once. But DreamWorks’ Junk Drawer Magic is here to answer that pressing question.

Looking For That Magic Gift?

Posted by Michael on December 4th, 2019

This time of year we often get asked about magic gifts… Basically, this comes down to two questions. The first is more or less “what should I get a beginner seriously interested in learning magic?” My go to answer for that, depending on age, is Mark Wilson’s Complete Course In Magic. It is a solid introduction to magic of all kinds for a really decent price. The second question is a variation on “what do I get a magician… I don’t know what they already have!” The answer to that is a bit trickier (no pun intended) but it is always a good idea to go for magic collectables. I have never known anyone with a serious, long term interest in magic who has not developed an interest in magic history. The nice thing about going for magic collectables is that you can find items for pretty much any budget. As an example, this current eBay listing auctioning off a vintage Abbott’s Magic token with the bidding starting at just $2.

We have talked in the past about magic tokens as a great, budget friendly way to get into collecting magic history. To learn more about magic tokens we heartily suggest checking out our friends at the site MagicToken.org.

Derren Brown Talks To Inc.

Posted by Michael on December 3rd, 2019

We mentioned this last week, but now Derren Brown’s video for Inc. is available beyond just the Inc. website.

A Little Dinner Etiquette Lesson From Murphy’s Magic

Posted by Michael on November 28th, 2019

Just in time for giant dinners occurring all across the United States today comes a little reminder of how a magician should act at the dinner table from the good folks at Murphy’s Magic.

Derren Brown Talks to BUILD

Posted by Michael on September 24th, 2019

This video is a short preview of Derren Brown’s half hour conversation with BUILD. You can check out the full conversation over on the BUILD YouTube page.