Archive for the 'News' Category

CGTN Covers Magic Industry During Pandemic

Posted by Michael on August 6th, 2020

The English language arm of Chinese network CGTN recently posted this exploration of the magic industry during the global pandemic.

Big Daddy Cool, Chung Ling Soo, David Blaine And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 4th, 2020

Big Daddy Cool kicks off the day with his latest video called simply The Hook.

The website Hyperallergic takes a look at the life of William “Chung Ling Soo” Robinson, who may arguably be the Internet’s favorite historical magician.

The Spectator USA has a short piece on their website (from an article in the most recent issue of the magazine) on American magicians in England.

Finally, the website NickiSwift.com has a kind of grocery store checkout lane tabloid history of David Blaine.

Steinmeyer, Campion And Ichihana [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2020

Jim Steinmeyer has been featured in plenty of magazines and the most recent is Popular Mechanics. You can read their feature on the legendary magic designer on the Popular Mechanics website.

Digital Journal speaks with actor Michael Campion (Fuller House) about his acting and his career in magic.

Finally, the Orlando Sentinel has a piece on Jimmy Ichihana’s appearance on last week’s Penn & Teller’s Try This At Home Too (which is at the top of the article).

Entertainment Tonight Focuses On Max Major And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 31st, 2020

ET Canada covered Max Major’s appearance on this week’s America’s Got Talent… that has to be a good sign for Max!

Fine Books Magazine covers the some of the results from Potter and Potter’s fourth, and final, auction of the Jim Rawlins’ magic collection.

Chris Lopez On KGET [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 30th, 2020

Bakersfield, California’s KGET NBC 17 had magician Chris Lopez on yesterday morning to share a little magic.

Traveling again and once again I have ended up in a hotel with really, really bad Internet (like none and my phone is really not getting that great of a signal either). Not sure how much we will be able to share today or, for that matter, tomorrow. I get why the hotels can’t do breakfast during the Covid-19 precautions but I am not sure why it seems to be killing the Internet everywhere, too. I mean, I think I am the only person on this floor!

More Opposition To Owenhouse Vegas Show

Posted by Michael on July 27th, 2020

KTNV coverage from the weekend detailing the continuing opposition the Owenhouse family faces due to their use of big cats in their upcoming outdoor Vegas show.

I had a layover in Vegas the other day (after I escaped Idaho) and as we winged into McCarran I found myself looking out the window (which I rarely do anymore as I am quite jaded by air travel) trying to picture the Owenhouse big top!

RIP Regis, P&T Special And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 27th, 2020

Beloved TV host Regis Philbin, who hosted everything from late night shows to day time shows to America’s Got Talent, passed away over the weekend. We’re opening the week with a clip featuring Regis and the Amazing Kreskin.

TV REMINDER: Penn & Teller’s Try This At Home Too airs tonight on The CW. 9PM Eastern, 8PM Central but check your local listings to be sure.

A couple articles on the reboot comic book for Mandrake the Magician announced at Comic-Con over the weekend, which will a 17-year old potential successor to the original Mandrake named Mandy Paz. Read more over on Comic Book Review and Bleeding Cool.

Finally, if you like your magic ruined for you, you might want to check out this Ars Technica piece on the scientific paper looking at how verbal cues can influence card choice.