Archive for the 'Advice' Category

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.

Eric LeClerc’s Advise For Magicians

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2019

Eric LeClerc is an award winning Canadian magician you might recognize from TV appearances on shows such as Brain Games and Tricked. He recently appeared on YouTuber and teenage magician Gali Novak’s 3 Minute Thursday web series to give a little advice to magicians.

How Magicians Become Magicians

Posted by Michael on July 30th, 2019

Magician’s Masterclass posted this short featuring several performers, including Graemazing, Scott Boyd and Joan Caesar, explaining their journey to become magicians.

A Little Advice From Michael Kent

Posted by Michael on July 17th, 2019

Not a performance but instead words of wisdom from magician Michael Kent at the Virginia Governor’s School at Radford University.