Archive for the 'awards' Category

Championship British Magic

Posted by Michael on September 27th, 2019

Fraser Stokes won first place at in the IBM’s British Champion of Stage Magic 2019 competition as well as awards for his manipulations for this act, titled Hamish. He recently posted this performance and it seems like the perfect way to spend a little time on a Video Friday.

2019 Milbourne Christopher Awards

Posted by Michael on September 25th, 2019

The 2019 Milbourne Christopher Awards have been announced, with the awards to be formally presented September 28, 2019 along with a gala show at New London, Connecticut’s Garde Arts Center. This year’s recipients include:

Mentalist Award: Gil Eagles
Master’s Award: Steve Cohen
Close-up Award: Daniel Roy
Illusionist: Chuck Jones
Ambassador of Magic Award: Bill Herz
Life Time Achievement Award: Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz

Congratulations to this years class of Christopher Award Winners!

The Milbourne Christopher Awards are presented by the Milbourne Christoper Foundation, a group set up by Maurine Christopher in 1989 to promote and encourage creativity and excellence in magic and named in honor of her late husband (seen performing above).

Arturo Brachetti Receives The David Devant Award

Posted by Michael on September 9th, 2019

The Magic Circle awarded Italian illusionist Arturo Brachetti the David Devant Award recently for his international services to magic. This video comes from the website, where you can read more about the ceremony and Arturo.

Congratulations, Arturo!

Award Winning Magic From Abbott’s Get Together

Posted by Michael on August 12th, 2019

We have not seen very much video or news out of the 82nd Abbott’s Magic Get Together yet, partially because the YouTube search and sort function is on the blink and probably partially because attendees often post video after returning home. However, we have found this video of 8 year old Brynn Cummings award winning ventriloquism and magic act.

Congratulations Brynn!

Hip Hop Houdini Wins Best Reality Imagen Award!

Posted by Michael on August 12th, 2019

Congratulations to Smoothini and the entire crew over at Fuse’s Hip Hop Houdini on their win in the Best Variety Or Reality Show category at the 2019 Imagen Awards. They managed to beat out the Jennifer Lopez show World Of Dance (NBC), Last Week Tonight (HBO) and three other nominees.

iTricks can not wait for season two!

2019 Allan Slaight Awards

Posted by Michael on June 28th, 2019

Magicana has announced all of the 2019 Allan Slaight Award recipients. They are:

Canadian Rising Star: Carisa Hendrix
International Rising Star: Ding Ying
Sharing Secrets: Richard Kaufman
Sharing Wonder: Steve Cohen
Lifetime Achievement: Juan Tamariz (above, performing for Ali Cook and Pete Firman)

Congratulations to all!

Christian Farla’s Merlin Award

Posted by Michael on May 15th, 2019

De Ochtend Show (The Morning Show, from Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad) coverage of Rotterdam illusionist Christian Farla receiving a Merlin Award from Tony Hassini. You can see more TV coverage from RTV Rijnmond here.