Why Matt Johnson Is A Magician

Posted by Michael on November 27th, 2015

How I became a magician from Matt Johnson on Vimeo.

Matt Johnson, the creator of effects such as Melt 2.0 and Sweet, explains why he became a magician in this new video from his Vimeo page. The story behind the inspiration is a little different, but perfect to help ring in the Christmas season on this Video Friday. Check out more of Matt on his official website (as opposed to the sites of the football player or singer).

The First Magic Trick On The Radio*

Posted by Michael on November 27th, 2015

Yes, we know that this is not the first magic trick on the radio. We have posted articles on the past on performers such as Dunninger and the Piddingtons, acts who relied heavily on the radio to gain attention. According to the post from the 99.5 Drum FM Morning Show, this may be the first magic trick on the radio in Alberta, Canada. That counts for something, right? Settle in to your seat and witness history!

*in Alberta, Canada

Houdini & Doyle, Darcy Oake, Magic Apps And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on November 27th, 2015

Magician and pickpocket Richard Parsons chatted with BBC Radio Gloucestershire about staying safe on Black Friday. Wait, you have Black Friday in the UK? Richard posted the audio as a YouTube video, which is our lead off today. Check out Richard’s website here.

Production has officially started on Houdini & Doyle; read the official press release on Yahoo! News.

Speaking of starting, April Leopardi Annaberg officially began her run as Murray SawChuck’s lead assistant this week and VegasNews.com has pictures.

Canada.com has a short interview with Darcy Oake as he continues his tour through the country. According to his website, by the way, after he finishes up in Canada he will be heading off to Africa for a couple of performances in Egypt.

The Wall Street Journal is famous for its financial reporting, of course, but even they enjoy magic so they printed a list of some of the best magic apps currently available to help turn everyone (or at least everyone with a cell phone) into a magician.

Finally, Derren Brown had a few Arsenal stars turn up for his show. Not really an Arsenal fan, but if you are you can read about it in the Daily Mail.

One of Alex Pandrea’s Favorite Plots in Magic

Posted by Editor on November 26th, 2015

Alex’s version on Paul Curry’s Out of This World. A 3 phase routine based around separating red and black cards.

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Thanksgiving Magic With Murray SawChuck

Posted by Michael on November 26th, 2015

It is Thanksgiving, at least here in the States, which means that the staff of iTricks Tower Midwest is (depending on when you are reading this) sleeping in, cooking and/or eating. It is a good bet that they may be drinking as well… Let’s face it, the busiest dealer’s table at any magic convention is the one with the stools and taps!

We still wanted to get you a little Thanksgiving magic, though, and luckily Murray just posted this video on his YouTube page.

By they way, a little birdie tweeted to us that Murray just had a birthday so iTricks would like to wish him a very happy, albeit belated, happy birthday!

Ryan Tricks Makes Homeless Woman’s Christmas

Posted by Michael on November 25th, 2015

Ryan Tricks just released this video and, being a British performer, urges those wanting to help to visit Crisis.org.uk or Shelter.org.uk.

Check out more of Ryan on his official website.

Welcome to The Foundation.

Posted by Editor on November 25th, 2015

Learn the essentials you can use in the real world to impress at a moment’s notice. An easy to follow card arsenal to have you leaving lasting impressions.

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