Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Mercury Theater on the Air: DRACULA

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2017

Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater was infamous for its October 30, 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds (although personally think Welles built up a great deal of that hype for his own interests) but they premiered on July 11 of that year with a radio adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The evil count is played by Welles himself, Agnes Moorehead is Mina Harker and Elizabeth Fuller portrayed Lucy Westenra. Enjoy and happy Halloween!

Mad Monster Party? Rings In Halloween!

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2017

I don’t know where you are but it will be dark soon and it is Halloween! And every year I like to run the trailer for the greatest Halloween movie of all time: Mad Monster Party?

Strangely enough, I don’t actually watch this classic most Halloween nights. I have a tradition of watching Ryuhei Kitamura’s Versus instead.

Whatever you are doing have a happy Halloween! Check in later tonight for a special Halloween treat!

SparkFun Talks To Mario The Magician

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2017

The folks over at Spark Fun (an electronics company) posted this interview with Mario the Magician about his magic and how his “maker” skills literally build his act.

Neil Croswell’s Magical Moment

Posted by Michael on September 1st, 2017

We haven’t had a good magic proposal lately and this one from magician Neil Croswell features his proposal to assistant Ashley in the Bahamas.

Congratulations to Neil and Ashley!

Magician Assistant Kaitlyn Schoeffel Is Also Miss New Jersey 2017

Posted by Michael on August 21st, 2017

This 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 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!