Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Virtual Education Spirit Day Magic

Posted by Michael on March 30th, 2020

Richard Ringling posted this video featuring a little magic last week because it was supposed to be Spirit Day for all the “fireflies.” We did a little research and think he might have actually posted this video for all the students at Ikego Elementary, a US Department of Defense set up for families of US service personnel in Japan.

We have a soft spot for teachers at iTricks Tower Midwest (as virtual school is being conducted up on the second floor) and love to see teachers, principals, etc. reaching out with magic to keep the kids engaged!

Online Magic Show Round Up

Posted by Michael on March 30th, 2020

Stuart MacDonald at the Magic Castle starts off this little list of magic to keep you occupied and entertained for the day.

A few online magic shows for kids and adults…

Not quite a magic show, Shin Lim was helping YouTube test out a kind of audio podcast thing… you can listen on his YouTube page.

First up, Jonathan Molo hosts an almost hour long show featuring several other performers which you can stream on YouTube.

25 minutes straight from the Magic Castle with Daniel Roy.

And for the kids: a 45 minute show from the Magic Hatter.

If you post a show OR are having a live event, let us know! brownbagmagic AT swell DOT net.

A Free Magic Show For Younger Kids

Posted by Michael on March 27th, 2020

This skirts our 15 minute unofficial time limit, but Nick Barnes online magic show suitable for younger kids is worth sharing! If you want to pass it along, it is at Nick’s YouTube page. Also be sure to check out Nick’s website!

Nash Fung’s Online Kids Magic Show!

Posted by Michael on March 27th, 2020

Grab the kids, sit back and enjoy Nash Fung’s online magic show! Apparently a friend of Nash’s works at an elementary school and asked Nash if there was any way he could do something for all the kids learning from hom. It runs a little over 10 minutes and is obviously kid friendly.

Thanks, Nash! Be sure to visit Nash’s website and if you want to share this with a teacher or parent in your life, you can find this show on Nash’s YouTube site.

Paul Gertner Fills In Your Your Birthday Party Magician

Posted by Michael on March 26th, 2020

Many performers are losing out on their livelihood as parties and other social gatherings are being cancelled. But at the same time, many kids are finding themselves no longer able to have their special birthday party. Luckily, Paul Gertner has posted a video to step in and perform a trick just for the birthday girl or boy. You can find this video and a special introduction for parents on Paul’s YouTube page.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades [It Ain't Magic, But...]

Posted by Michael on March 17th, 2020

Coronavirus concerns have canceled St. Patrick’s Day parades all over the world. I might have a German last name and almost half of my great grandparents were American Indians but one was the daughter of Irish immigrants so I grew up and lived in Dogtown, the traditional Irish neighborhood in St. Louis, for a long, long time. St. Patrick’s Day without a parade is killing me. Above we have a 1939 British Pathé newsreel covering the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade. If that is not enough for you then go grab a Guinness (or better yet a Guinness and a Bass) and check out TIME’s coverage of the 2017 New York St. Patrick’s Day parade (it is over 5 hours). If that is too long for you then maybe last year’s Dogtown parade in St. Louis, at just over an hour, is for you.

Share In This Magic Proposal

Posted by Michael on March 16th, 2020

Luke Robertson describes himself as an illusionist in the caption of this YouTube video… pretty much the only video on his YouTube page so far. He calls it Tricky Tuesday, but it posted on a Sunday. He doesn’t even have a website listed or anything (Luke, you probably want to link to FaceBook or something)! So it appears that Luke is just getting started with his YouTube channel and his life in general… But don’t worry about Luke. It looks like he is off to a great start on a new life with Claire!

Congratulations, you two!