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NEWSFLASH: Yesterday Was Not Friday

Posted by Michael on September 25th, 2020

Mat Franco and Terry Crews on the America’s Got Talent finale earlier this week kick off our Friday.

So I don’t know if it was just extreme wishful thinking or what but apparently yesterday, which I definitely referred to as Video Friday, was Thursday. It does not seem fair, if you ask me… Not sure how much I will manage to post today as I am kind of out in the middle of nowhere so let me just wish you a happy weekend now!

Owen Magic Supreme Is Closing…

Posted by Michael on September 21st, 2020

A little over a year ago I visited Owen Magic Supreme in Azusa and reported to iTricksters it was for sale. Unfortunately, KABC is reporting the building has been sold and that Owen, which has been supplying high quality magic props to performers for over a century, is closing due to the drop in business caused by Covid-19.

Perhaps someone will step in and save this storied magic business.

DMC, Vanish No Longer Free, Magi-Fest Still On [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 15th, 2020

DMC gives advice to aspiring magicians in his latest video.

Andi and Joshua from Vanishing Inc. have announced Magi-Fest 2021 will be both live and live-streamed. You can get more information on the Magi-Fest website.

Paul Romhany has announced that effective immediately digital copies of Vanish Magazine will no longer be available for free. Single issues will be $1.99 and yearly subscriptions are available for $11.99.

Fox Las Vegas Covers Xavier Mortimer’s Viral Success

Posted by Michael on September 10th, 2020

Las Vegas Fox 5 ran this story on Xavier Mortimer’s recent social media wins. He is one magician who has used the pandemic “downtime” to not only maintain his audience but grow it!

Vikey: From Magician To Fruit Seller

Posted by Michael on September 9th, 2020

Malaysia’s The Star featured Vikey, who holds several Malaysian records and has been a successful magician for years. Unfortunately, the country’s Covid-19 movement control order has kept him from performing so he become a fruit seller.

Kellar, New Podcast And David Blaine [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 8th, 2020

A visit to Harry Kellar’s grave recently posted by Barry King starts off our week.

Tyler Lunsford has launched That Magician Podcast, which you can check out over on YouTube.

Finally, if you want even more about David Blaine’s Ascension you can check out a VR presentation of Blaine’s view of the stunt and get a behind the scenes look at the show from Dianna “Physics Girl” Cowern on her YouTube channel. If you need even more David Blaine check out National Geographic next Monday as they re-air Real or Magic and Beyond Magic (check your listings).

Blaine, Watkins and Kwong [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 4th, 2020

David Blaine’s Ascension is still the biggest story in magic and getting worldwide attention. The report above is from the English language broadcast by France 24 and you can see more from The Guardian,

The Daily Herald spoke to Dennis Watkins about his show The Magic Parlour going virtual.

And Broadway World has details about Inside The Box with David Kwong going from The Geffen to virtual.