Archive for the 'News' Category

Graemazing, Debbie McGee And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 27th, 2021

We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! For many of you, today means going back to work (me too!) but let’s jump back a second and enjoy just a little more of the holiday season with this appearance by Graemazing on CHCH Christmas Eve.

Out of Vegas comes word Clark County is delaying a vote on allowing the Owenhouse show, and its tigers, on to the Strip until January 19.

Finally, Debbie McGee, wife and performance partner of Paul Daniels, revealed see will be quarantined over Christmas as she awaits results from Covid testing. Read more on the Entertainment Daily site.

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Peter Morris And DMC [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 22nd, 2021

Sorry about yesterday… not much Internet in the last couple of hotels. And that seems to be the perfect introduction to: Interested in contributing to iTricks? Must love magic. Drop me a line at

That lead video is a Birmingham Live feature on Peter Morris, a magician based in (you guessed it) Birmingham.

And would it be a Magic Bulletin without an interview of Drummond Money-Coutts in an Indian paper? India Todaydoesn’t let us down!

Excellent Elizabeth And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 20th, 2021

First up, that is “Excellent Elizabeth” Nauert escaping from a straitjacket. The 14 year old is heading to the 2022 Society of American Magicians convention in Las Vegas next month where, according to The Advertiser-Tribune, she will be receiving the 2022 Star of Tomorrow Award. Congratulations!

The Desoto Times-Tribune recently interviewed Michael Clayton about his career in magic and how kids can start learning magic, too.

The Indian Express is the latest paper to speak with Drummond Money-Coutts, who seems to be endlessly touring India and the Mid East!

Sadder news from India, Mid Day interviews Manu Mankombu, a Kerala magician who has gone from poverty to success driven by popular fire escapes back to poverty thanks to the Covid 19 lockdown.

The Magic Shop In Park Hills, MO

Posted by Michael on December 15th, 2021

The Magic Shop in Park Hills, MO (the home of Ickle Pickle Magic) is officially open and was recently featured in a <em>Digital Journal article. It is great to see a new brick and mortar shop open.

If you are lucky enough to have a local magic store, don’t take it for granted. Support it!

World Records And DMC [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 14th, 2021

Malaysia’s Avery Chin has set the new Guinness World Record for performing the most magic tricks blindfolded (thirty in a minute) and an additional record after performing thirty seven tricks in minute.

DMC is everywhere… or at least in the media everywhere. Today it is The Jerusalem Post with news he is turning to an Israeli company to help him produce a new digital version of his card game Zilch.

Everyone Is Inside Magicians’ Heads [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 13th, 2021

I know what you are thinking: what is with the weird headline? Everyone is going inside magicians’ heads in this edition of the Magic Bulletin.

The Khaleej Times is inside the mind of DMC, who explains how the Middle East inspires his magic.

The Times has an interview with Keith Barry which they are calling “Inside the Mind of the Brain Hacker.”

Finally, The Galveston County Daily News takes a look at Joshua Jay’s How Magicians Think.

Nightmare Alley, Blindfold Drive And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 10th, 2021

That is Josh Maddocks performing at the Tipsy Teapot… more about him in a moment.

The Insider is among several news outlets reporting a magician was brought on to the set of the new Guillermo del Toro film Nightmare Alley to help make sure the film’s sideshow magic was authentic. No outlet is naming the magician, though. By the way, this film is based on William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel Nightmare Alley and was adapted to the screen in 1947 with Tyrone Powers as the lead. has a piece on Magician Samraj’s recent blindfolded Jeep drive to “open the eyes” of the Indian Prime Minister to the plight of artists and performers.

The Lynn News has a piece on local magician Josh Maddocks finding out he was accepted into the Magic Circle (see, told you we would get back to him).