Happy Father’s Day!

Posted by Michael on June 17th, 2018

Gary Goodman was on WPTV recently with a little Father’s Day magic, so that gives us the perfect way to wish all the dad’s out there a great day!

South African TV Magic

Posted by Michael on June 15th, 2018

South Africa’s Expresso program is profiling some of the country’s talented young people including illusionist Olwethu Dyantyi.

That is it for us this week; ya’ll go out and have a great (and safe) weekend!

Irish Magician Joel Is A Viral Sensation

Posted by Michael on June 15th, 2018

Joel is tearing up the internet with his viral magic videos shot at exotic locations such as Tesco, McDonald’s and Ikea. His latest video, shot in Dublin’s Iveagh Garden Hotel, his already collecting views and has been getting attention from traditional media such as The Irish Examiner.

Dakota Life Takes On Reza

Posted by Michael on June 15th, 2018

South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Dakota Life caught up with Reza for this profile of the busy illusionist.

Derren Brown, Magic History And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 15th, 2018

Derren Brown’s Miracle is coming to Netflix June 22. That gives you a week to subscribe to Netflix or remember your ex’s password.

Michigan Tech has a story posted about PhD candidate in mechanical engineering Saeed Jafari Kang, who is using magic to improve his English communication skills.

If you are around New York, you might want to plan a trip to the New York Historical Society Museum. Their new exhibition Summer of Magic: Treasures of the David Copperfield Collection opens tomorrow. There are many special events connected with the display, which runs through August, including performances, lectures and an appearance by Mr. Copperfield.

Finally, if you need to add to your own magic history collection, do not forget the second part of the David Baldwin magic collection goes up for auction tomorrow at Potter and Potter. You can bid online if you are not around their Chicago gallery.

Ryan Hayashi Is On Fool Us This Season

Posted by Michael on June 14th, 2018

Ryan “Samurai” Hayashi is going to appear on the season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He shot his segment in March and just released this video of him mixing with the live studio audience as they left the taping. No word on when Ryan will appear on the show, which kicks off season five a week from Monday.

Responsible YouTubing, Adelaide Hermann, P&T [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 14th, 2018

Today’s lead off video is incredibly serious. As reported above by Atlanta’s WXIA, a young boy in Cordelia, GA was severely burned after trying to recreate “a magic trick” he saw on YouTube. The video identified by the station as the inspiration for his attempt calls the stunt a “science magic trick” and is not from a magician but a science oriented YouTube page. Nevertheless, we think this is a perfect time to remind everyone to please be careful what you are posting on the Internet or are performing live for kids to see!

Narratively posted a nice piece on Adelaide Hermann, kind of a quick history of one of history’s most acclaimed and successful magicians (male or female).

The Houston Press has a review of a couple traveling magicians called Penn and Teller; apparently they put on a pretty good show.

Speaking of Penn and Teller, The CW has finally put out a for the new season of Fool Us (it premieres on Monday, June 25); you can see the teaser on The CW’s YouTube page.