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Mike Super, NYC Shows, Magic Index And P&P Auction [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 11th, 2018

This morning’s kick off video comes from Flint, Michigan’s adult contemporary radio station CARS 108 and features Mike Super doing a little over the radio magic to promote an upcoming show.

Magic Magazine is officially no more, but it’s 301 issues will be collected and read by the magic industry for years to come. Now, finding exactly what you are looking for is going to be even easier thanks to the official search Magic Magazine index over on the magazine’s old website. Check it out here: I have to say, this is one of my new favorite things!

Fine Books and Collections has a feature on the next magic auction at Potter and Potter, which is being held on April 28.

Gotham got a chance to talk to Steve Cohen about his popular New York magic show, witching venues and more.

Finally, Broadway World has the details on Joshua Jay’s very exclusive close-up show (directed by Luke Jermay), running in New York from June 9 through the end of July.

Positive Magical News, Reviews And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 9th, 2018

KSAT 12 coverage Robby Bennett’s visit to the Children’s Hospital of Houston over the weekend is starting off our day. Thanks for starting the week off with some positive news Robby!

Speaking of positive stories on magic Ben and Jerry’s is giving away free scoops in Las Vegas tomorrow from noon to 8 PM to raise awareness for the CASA Foundation (which supports kids in the foster care system). KTNV has details on celebrity guest scoopers, including illusionist David Goldrake.

South Coast Today has another cool story about a local teen magician and his meeting with Adam Trent.

Over in Chicago both the local Patch site and the Windy City Times take a look at The Rosenkranz Mysteries.

Across the Atlantic the Radio Times tells the story of Andy Nyman’s Ghost Stories going from stage to screen.

Heads up: The CW is playing the April Fools Day Penn & Teller Fool Us again this Friday night.

Finally, the Hubbard Science Fiction Awards were presented last night by Galaxy Press and the LA Independent covered the lifetime achievement award being given to Larry Elmore (who used to illustrate for TSR) and mentioned Joel Meyers and Spidey would be entertaining those in attendance.

Help Out Tony Picasso, Irish Magic Awards, Bangladesh Con And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 6th, 2018

We’re leading off today with a video from a couple years back (scratch that: it is about nine years old… where does the time go?) featuring Tony Picasso’s cardistry to promote the Arcane deck for Ellusionist. Tony has kind of disappeared from the magic scene in the last couple of years. Ellusionist sent out an email earlier this week to let everyone know Tony has some serious health issues and to publicize a GoFundMe drive that has been set up to help him cover medical costs.

Congratulations to Dylan Murray, who won Irish Magician of the Year 2018 and Ireland’s Most Popular Act 2018 at the The International Runway Achievers and Recognition Awards. Read more and catch a picture of Dylan with his trophies on the Donegal Daily website.

Bangladesh is preparing to hold its first international magic convention later this month at the National Art Academy and National Museum in Dhaka. You can read more on the Dhaka Tribune site and the convention’s official website.

Finally, the Radio Times takes a look at Ghost Stories, the new horror movie based on actor/magician Andy Nyman’s play.

Mile High Magicians, Free Vanish Magazine And McIlhany Auction [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 4th, 2018

We’re opening today with some magic from the Mile High Magicians Society and highlights from their Plastic Magic Night.

The latest issue of Vanish Magazine is out! You can download your free copy of issue #45 over at their official website.

The McIlhany collection auction continues this weekend and you can see items being offered, download free catalogs and earn how to bid over at auctioneer David Goodman’s website.

10 Year Old Magician, Alice Cooper’s Magical Execution And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 3rd, 2018
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Today’s lead off video features William Sandner, a ten year old Chicago area magician, making an appearance on Tahoe Today while visiting the area.

Entertainment Weekly’s Untold Stories column features Alice Cooper talking about a gory execution illusion gone wrong that almost killed him back in 1988.

The Casino City Times reviews Michael Kardos’ new novel Bluff, about a close up magician turning to crime.

Finally, Radio Iowa has streaming audio their conversation with Nate Staniforth.

A Brief, Late Magic Bulletin!

Posted by Michael on April 2nd, 2018

Happy Monday. Here’s the deal: I feel terrible so this might be the only post today… no I am pretty sure that it will be it for the day. We’ll try to back with a full slate of news tomorrow! We’re starting off the day with part of the SAM’s The World Needs Magic series featuring a 2015 iteration of The Illusionists.

I knew The Illusionists were coming to my neck of the wood in September but it just dawned on me over the weekend that they are playing an outdoor venue, the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. I checked their websited, but it only shows cities not venues. Are they doing outdoor venues in other cities too?

Caleb Hyatt, Houdini’s House And The Worst Deck [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 29th, 2018

First up this morning is a clip from WTMJ featuring magicians Caleb Hyatt and RJ Lynch to promote their upcoming Racine, WI show Now Serving Magic.

According to Town and Country, Houdini’s New York City townhouse has reportedly found a buyer.They have a few pictures inside the historic home on their website.

The Worst Deck is about to disappear from Kickstarter, so be sure to check it out today!