Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Magician vs Magician!

Posted by Michael on April 27th, 2017

By and large we don’t post stuff that is purely promotional… it is a fine line sometimes. This clip from Saskatoon based Tyler Golding (and friend) of Seven Of Spades Magic impressed us with its low tech cleverness, though.

Modern Puppetry As Explained By Magician/TV Icon Joel Hodgson

Posted by Michael on April 19th, 2017

In honor of the epic return of Mystery Science Theater, here is the original host (victim?) and creator Joel Hodgson talking about the new style of puppetry used in the latest season with the good folks from The AV Club.

The revived version of MTS3K is available on Netflix.

George Schindler: Why The World Needs Magic (SAM Video)

Posted by Michael on April 4th, 2017

The Society of American Magicians just posted this video of George Schindler, who received a Lifetime Achievement Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts this past weekend, explaining why he feels the world needs magic.

Learn more about the Society of American Magicians on their site.

Last Night’s AMA Award Results

Posted by Michael on April 3rd, 2017

Culled from the live tweets of the official Magic Castle Twitter account, here are last night’s Academy of Magical Arts Awards results (in order of tweets):

Creative Fellowship: Sebastion Clergue
Parlour Magician of the Year: Handsome Jack
Close Up Magician of the Year: Mike Pisciotta
Performing Fellowship: Luis Piedrahita
Special Fellowship: Dr. Edwin Dawes
Special Fellowship:Franz Harary
Literary/Media Fellowship: Dr. Lori Pieper
Award of Merit: Bill Smith
Award of Merit: Milt Larsen
Lifetime Achievement Fellowship: Fielding West
Junior Achievement Award: Collins Key
Stage Magician of the Year: Tommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass (The Clairvoyants)
Lecturer of the Year: Rob Zabrecky
Lifetime Achievement Fellowship: George Schindler
Magician of the Year: Derek DelGaudio
Masters Fellowship: Ger Cooper

Congratulations to all of those nominated and to the winners. You can read all of the tweets related to the awards at #magicawards2017

Ramsay Teaches You To Throw Cards

Posted by Michael on March 17th, 2017

Chris Ramsay recently posted this very nice introduction to card throwing for anyone harboring dreams of throwing cards like Gambit or that one guy* in Jackie Chan’s City Hunter movie. You can always see more of Chris over on his website.

*Leon Lai as Kao Ta

Robbie Templeton Performing For Dynamo

Posted by Michael on March 15th, 2017

Robbie Templeton just posted several videos of him performing for various horror stars at the Walker Stalker Convention in London (you can see them on his YouTube page) but outside the con he ran into Dynamo, who agreed let to be his audience for an impromptu filmed performance!

Touring An Italian Magic Shop

Posted by Michael on March 14th, 2017

I don’t know if the translated subtitles will embed… but if they don’t it is no great loss. At one point during this Italian language tour of a Torino magic shop by Dante the Magician the captions actually read “Leather lion around TNT follow the cops.” That is either A) not translated correctly or B) some hardcore secret spy code. Still, it is allows fun to poke around a brick and mortar magic shop and see a little demo magic.