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Jeff Martin, In & Off Itself, Willman And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 20th, 2018

Billings, Montana’s KTVQ visited the Montana State Fair and its magician Jeff Martin. Seems like a good way to start the week.

Medium recently featured a piece on Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself from singer songwriter Rain Perry.

Decider also has a review of Justin Wilman’s Netflix show Magic For Humans.

Finally, Broadway World looks at Cynthia Von Buler’s new off Broadway show The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini, although it doesn’t have details on the premiere date yet..

Penn, AGT, Stamps And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 16th, 2018

Stars of Magic Week continues of Tucson’s KGUN and yesterday George Franzen stopped in the studio for a little fun.

America’s Got Talent results: they drug it out to the end, but it was revealed Shin Lim would be returning in the next round while Lord Nil’s journey is over.

More coverage of Penn Jillette on what saw and heard during his time on The Apprentice… Tom Arnold is getting into the mix, too. I like to keep politics off of iTricks, but you can read more on Down Trend, ABC coverage via KRTV 6, CT Post and The Washington Post.

Here’s a story we tried to post, but it got lost in the Cyber-Webs… The US Post Office has revealed a set of stamps celebrating the Art of Magic. You can read all about them and see pictures in this press release.

Finally, Investigation Discovery’s Crime Feed has an interesting article on the theory Orson Welles was involved in the Black Dahlia murder…

Penn On Trump, In & Of Itself Breaks Records And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 15th, 2018

I hate, hate, hate, HATE bringing political stories into the iTricks Magic Bulletin… but Penn Jillette’s interview with Vulture that has him addressing racist statements being made on the set of The Apprentice is all over the news…

Broadway World is reporting Derek DelGaudio’s show In & Of Itself, which is beginning its final week at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York, is breaking records for the venue.

Forward has a feature on the museum Uri Geller is planning in a 19th century soap factory.

Don’t forget voting has begun on America’s Got Talent… it is open until 7:00 AM Eastern Time each Wednesday following a live show so if you haven’t voted for Lord Nil or Shin Lim yet (and you are in the US) go to and vote now!

Finally, this is the coolest story of the day… maybe even the whole summer. It’s the lead off video. Steven Bridges talks about being in Solo!

Justin Flom, AGT, Footwear News And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 14th, 2018

Justin Flom’s appearance on Nashville’s WTVF kicks off our Tuesday.

America’s Got Talent live shows start tonight with scheduled appearances by Lord Nil and Shin Lim. also posted a feature on Shin Lim ahead of his shot at the live shows.

The Basing Stoke Gazette talks to Jamie Raven as he prepares for his new tour.

Footwear News is not one of our normal sources, but they did just run on piece on David Copperfield and Chloe Gosselin.

Finally, The CW has finally come to the Joplin, Missouri area… which doesn’t matter much to 99.9% of iTricksters, but the Joplin Globe had an interesting piece on the network’s history and why folks should arrange their antennas to pick it up. Top of the heap: Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

AGT, Franco, Hayashi And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 13th, 2018

There will be no more officially leaked videos from America’s Got Talent now that the live shows are beginning. So instead they revealed who to expect on this week’s live show and, as you can see above, it includes Shin Lim and Lord Nil.

Speaking of America’s Got Talent, Mat Franco was the subject of an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article ahead of his show in Georgia and another in the News Observer ahead of his show in Durham, North Carolina.

The Vegas News has a press release covering Jeff McBride’s recent honors from FISM.

Twisting the Internet onto its ear, Ryan Hayashi reacts to a magician (known for his YouTube posted reactions to magic performances) reacting to Ryan’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us performance. Check it out here. It is kind of funny, especially if you hate reaction videos.

Finally, the Niagara Gazette ran an obituary over the weekend for Brian Gillis, who passed away last month.

Broken Wand, PCAM And Freaky Friday [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 9th, 2018

Today’s lead off video is from the Vimeo account managing Robert Baxt’s content. It features the broken wand ceremony for Charles Windley which was performed at the Abbott’s Get Together on August 3.

The legendary PCAM convention is opening today and running through Sunday. takes a look at the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians and its history as the doors open.

Finally, BSC Kids reports Jason Maybaum, star of the new version of Freaky Friday which premieres this Friday night on the Disney Channel, learned to perform magic in preparation for the role.

Franco, Copperfield And The Sacred Riana [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 8th, 2018

AGT champ, Vegas headliner and friend of iTricks Mat Franco stopped by Las Vegas’ KTNV to talk about his new fundraiser for The Animal Foundation. Donate $10 worth of pet supplies at Vegas area Petco stores and get comped a ticket to his show. Read more on the KTNV website.

Speaking of America’s Got Talent, The Jakarta Post has details on The Sacred Riana being offered spots on other international talent shows while the site Gold Derby is running a poll asking whether or not she, as a winner of Asia’s Got Talent, should be on America’s Got Talent.

Finally, Travel + Leisure asks David Copperfield what the most unusual thing he has ever packed for a trip is…. our money is on the Tornado Of Fire!