Archive for the 'Magic Castle' Category

LA Times Prints Disturbing Magic Castle Accusations

Posted by Michael on December 7th, 2020

Last week the LA Times broke a story outlining several accusations of sexual harassment, assault and racist behavior leveled at the private club, which you can read here (via the Chicago Tribune website). At time of writing iTricks could find no official response from the Magic Castle.

Magic Castle Blood Drive Today!

Posted by Michael on November 11th, 2020

Sorry we missed this CBS Los Angeles report Monday… but maybe if you are in the LA area you can still get in today!

NBC 4 Coverage Of The Outdoor Comedy At The Magic Castle

Posted by Michael on November 5th, 2020

Local NBC coverage of the Magic Castle’s live outdoor comedy night. Speaking of the Castle, they have a new official Instagram account at

Live Comedy Returns To The Castle!

Posted by Michael on October 8th, 2020

CBS Los Angeles reports on dirve in shows at the Magic Castle!

AMA Awards Stream Live TONIGHT!

Posted by Michael on August 23rd, 2020

The 2020 Academy of Magical Arts Awards are tonight… and the video above is for the 2016 awards but it gives you an idea of the excitement and pageantry surrounding a normal AMA Awards show. Who will be crowned the best in magic? This year you can see for yourself live as it happens!

Due to the pandemic restrictions the award ceremony will be held virtually. While normally closed to non-members, everyone is invited to stream the event tonight at 10 PM Eastern, 7 PM Pacific at

The nominees are:
Close Up Magician of the Year
Armando Lucero
Asi Wind
David Regal
Jared Kopf

Parlour Magician of the Year
Arthur Trace
Chris Capehart
Derek Hughes
Mike Pisciotta

Stage Magician of the Year
Chipper Lowell
David Kovac
Gregory Wilson
Lindsay Benner
Lucy Darling (Carisa Hendrix)

Lecturer of the Year
Dani DaOrtiz
Jonathan Levit
Karl Hein
Shoot Ogawa
Woody Aragon

Bill Wisch At The Magic Castle

Posted by Michael on June 2nd, 2020

This is longer than we usually share… but when we saw Bill Wisch shared his December, 1987 Magic Castle close up show on YouTube, we figured iTricksters everywhere would want to see it too! Enjoy!

Michael Vincent At The Magic Castle

Posted by Michael on March 31st, 2020

Michael Vincent shared this video featuring a Magic Castle performance. When you visit his YouTube page you will find two more routines from the Castle a few other videos featuring full routines.

Stay safe, stay sane!