Las Vegas Awards, Brit Comedy Awards And Much More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 18th, 2014

New show on the horizon for Troy, but we’ll let him explain as he chats with Holly and Phillip on ITV’s This Morning.

Voting for BroadwayWorld.com’s Las Vegas Awards opened yesterday and run through December 31. Boran Yu (of Panda), Mac King, Mark Bennick (Show of Shows) and Penn and Teller are all in the running for Best Magician/Illusionist. You can get your vote in here.

Dynamo was spotted at the British Comedy Awards performing a little card magic with model Daisy Lowe. You can read Daily Mail coverage here.

News out of India is that PC Sorcar Jr’s latest project, a “ghost restaurant,” has stalled after a company investing in the venue has been implicated in a Pnozi scheme. Construction is near complete, though, and The Times of India is reporting that Sorcar hopes to get the project back on track shortly.

Congratulations go out to John “Magic” Wright, whose Magic’s Theater and Museum, is celebrating its first anniversary. In addition to a venue with 100 seats, Wright exhibits vintage posters, costumes and more in his Austin, Texas area location. Learn more at the theater’s website or the recent Community Impact Newspaper feature on Wright.

Finally, iTricks would like to wish a happy Hanukkah to all the iTricksters celebrating. We know it started Tuesday at sundown and apologize for being a bit late. Truth is we have been unsuccessfully looking for some appropriate Hanukkah themed magic or video. If anyone has a suggestion, let us know!

A La Carte

Posted by Editor on December 18th, 2014
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Although Andrew’s first book was an underground success story he was not finished. Presenting his second book, A La Carte. This offering contains a collection of enhancements and refinements on existing plots and themes but with a perspective that is truly Andrew Woo. Enjoy his original thinking through various methodologies applied to the Art of Magic.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer including:
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Ryan Tricks And LAD Bible Team Up For Homeless Awareness

Posted by Michael on December 17th, 2014

Ryan Tricks has teamed up with LAD Bible (which is not a religious group; it is a website with video features such as “Dog Doesn’t Like Farts” and “25 Quotes From The Simpsons You Can Use In Everyday Life”) to produce this PSA to bring awareness to the plight of the homeless during the holiday season. You can see more of Ryan on his YouTube page.

Some of you are groaning that there are videos like this every year and, yeah, there sure are and hopefully they all do some good for the world.

Another Justin Flom Road Trip

Posted by Michael on December 17th, 2014

Justin Flom, like Willie Nelson, is on the road again. He is heading out to meet up with Florida Georgia Line (finally a band that iTricks kind of recognizes… they are the mainstream country band that did a song with Nelly, right?). Along the way, though, he is making magic and shooting video. This is just his first installment from the trail; there is another episode from New Orleans and some new robot magic (and what could be better than magic and robots?) over on his YouTube page.

Thugs, Cats, Awards And Sales [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 17th, 2014

You have probably seen this clip of Magic Camp, with a little spice from The Geto Boys courtesy of Kaley Dickinson, bouncing around the Internet. According to Uproxx.com the featured gangsta magician, Reuben Moreland, is actually pretty amused by the whole thing.

Silverwood Theme Park’s Nick Norton has received the Brass Ring Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions for the Best Overall Production ($25 to $50K). His winning production, Phantasm, ran from May to September this past year. Congratulations, Nick!

Dirk Arthur is bringing big cat magic back to Vegas, although not everyone is happy about it. He is the subject of the latest Q&A in the Las Vegas Weekly which sees John Katsilometes ask him about the concerns of PETA among other things. If you are in Vegas, you can catch Dirk and his cats at The Riviera.

Remember that Randi poster on eBay we talked about the other day? There are (at time of posting) two days left on the Buy It Now listing and the seller has knocked 25% ($75) off the price, so if you were interested but thought it just a little too expensive you may want to revisit the listing.

Original Henning Poster [Magic On The Block]

Posted by Michael on December 16th, 2014

DISCLAIMER: iTricks.com does not endorse or guarantee the following item nor have we been compensated to feature said item.

As counter-intuitive as it may seem, it is sometimes easier to find magic posters from pre-World War II than selections from the 1970s or ’80s. Why? Well, posters were the primary form of advertising for performers early on in the 20th century, before billboards, radio and TV started to undermine them (and local ordinances prevented them from being used in many towns). Magicians like Blackstone Jr or Doug Henning may have had thousands of posters printed over their careers, but Blackstone Sr or Thurston may have had thousands printed every single year they performed!

Of course, that does not mean that it is impossible to find later magic posters. Right now on eBay, for example, you will find a vintage Doug Henning poster from his 1975 World Of Magic special. It is about 45 by 30 inches and the seller claims it is in A condition. Asking price for the Buy It Now listing is $600 (plus $39.01 shipping) but there is the option to make an offer, so you may be able to add this poster to your collection for a little less.

Check out the listing, which will run until it is sold, here.

Getting Gigs, Marketing and Magic…

Posted by Editor on December 16th, 2014
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Live lecture Wednesday, December 17th at 4pm PST
Download available within 48 hours after live event

Rich Ferguson is taking time out of his busy schedule to sit down with you to teach you more than just magic tricks. He will be talking a LOT about MARKETING and how to sell yourself to others. He will also talk about YouTube, what it means to the magic community, and how you can let yourself be seen and heard! Rich will also talk about promotion and how to promote yourself as well as promoting your brand.

This lecture will also feature some never before published material that Rich has been saving JUST for this lecture.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer including:
Vanishing Inc
As De Trebol
Hocus Pocus
MJM Magic
Alakazam Magic
Magic World

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