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John Zabrucky’s Amazing Props [It Ain't Magic, But...]

Posted by Michael on January 6th, 2020

John Zabrucky, the founder and owner of Modern Props, is retiring after four decades of creating props seen in everything from Blade Runner to Ghostbusters to Big Bang Theory. You can read more about his career and retirement in this LA Times article (via MSN).

The video above is a fan creation highlighting the many, many appearances of a Modern Props piece dubbed “The Most Important Device In The Universe” on the Major Grin YouTube channel.

Ventriloquist Wins France’s Got Talent

Posted by Michael on January 6th, 2020

With America’s Got Talent: The Champions returning tonight, we took a moment to look at what is going on with the international versions of the Got Talent franchise. The latest edition of France’s Got Talent just ended and this performance by singing ventriloquist Capucine was enough to push her to the top. There were no magic acts in the finals from what we could determine.

AGT The Champions Returns Monday

Posted by Michael on January 2nd, 2020

The second season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres Monday night on NBC (check your local listings). Several magic acts from around the world are participating; those announced include:
Ben Hart
Miki Dark
Marc Spelmann
Oz Pearlman
Dania Diaz
Spencer Horsman

Of all these acts, the only only not previously featured on iTricks is Dania Diaz (I coudl be wrong, I did not actually check), so we are correcting that in this post with this clip of her performing on the Espana Got Talent 2018 Grand Final show.

Shin Lim Amazes Ellen

Posted by Michael on December 23rd, 2019

Newlywed Shin Lim stopped into to see Ellen last week. That is is going to open our week and give us a chance to explain that you probably won’t hear too much from us the next couple of days.

Whether you are celebrating high holy holidays this week or just a “national holiday” we hope you have a great few days with friends and family.

Hans Klok’s Holiday Shows

Posted by Michael on December 20th, 2019

Las Vegas CBS 8 posted this piece featuring Hans Klok’s holiday magic shows at the Excalibur.

Masters Of Illusion Christmas Magic 2019 Airs Tonight

Posted by Michael on December 18th, 2019

This year’s installment of Masters of Illusion Christmas Magic is scheduled for tonight (check your local listings). The special will be re-broadcast on Christmas Eve and will probably turn up on The CW website by tomorrow.

This is last year’s teaser trailer, by the way. We have not been able to find a 2019 trailer nor have we seen one while watching The CW’s superhero shows.

The Illusionists Join Celebrity Page TV

Posted by Michael on December 18th, 2019

Eric Chien and Dom Chambers continue their tour of media outlets to promote The Illusionists holiday shows… this time it is a visit to Celebrity Page TV.