Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Magician Assistant Kaitlyn Schoeffel Is Also Miss New Jersey 2017

Posted by Michael on August 21st, 2017

This NJ.com video feature on the current Miss New Jersey and soon-to-be Miss America contestant Kaitlyn Schoeffel goes over her pageant history but also her day job as a magician/mentalist assistant (for Wayne Hoffman). You can read more on the NJ.com website.

I am not sure if there is an iTricks policy on endorsing pageant contestants, but if we offer an endorsement I think Kaitlyn is the current front runner!

Derek Del Gaudio’s Invisible Dialogue

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

This is a promotional video for the upcoming 2017 Future of Storytelling Summit featuring Derek DelGaudio. It is very interesting… You can find out more about the summit on their website. This is what inspired today’s “advice” theme.

…And you can think about every Derek says for the rest of the weekend. Have a safe one! But first we have to get through Friday.

David Kwong’s How Illusions Work

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2017

David Kwong explains everything you need to know about how illusions work for Wired Magazine.

The pilot of Deception, the magic influenced crime procedural David co-wrote and co-produced, was shown at Comic-Con last month and IGN reviewed it here. Given Chris Fedak (Chuck) is involved and there is magic I have high hopes!

Alchemy Insiders’ 2017 IBM-SAM Highlights

Posted by Michael on July 24th, 2017

Alchemy Insiders producers magic effects; you can visit their site here. They just posted their 3 minute summary of their time at the 2017 combined convention… just a little tease for all of us that couldn’t make it!

We’ve mentioned the combined convention a great deal the past few days. We should probably mention the two groups behind it. Find more information about the Society of American Magicians on their site MagicSAM.com and on the International Brotherhood of Magicians on their site Magician.org.

Awesome Magic Treehouse!

Posted by Michael on June 30th, 2017

Matt Dunn is a magician and haunted house creator, but Minneapolis-St Paul’s local Fox affiliate dropped by to play in his awesome treehouse!

LaSalle High School Spotlights Alum Homer Liwag

Posted by Michael on June 29th, 2017

Part one of a LaSalle spotlight on Homer Liwag, a member of the Class of 1986 and advisor to David Copperfield. You can find part two on the LaSalle Vimeo page and more on Homer at his website.

JCR Magic Marks 25th Anniversary!

Posted by Michael on June 29th, 2017

Long live the brick and mortar magic shops! San Antonio’s JCR Magic just celebrated 25 years, as reported by Fox 29 News last week.

Congratulations to owner Julio Ramirez Jr, his family and all of the customers of JCR!