Carbonaro, Steve Spill and Mr. Piffles [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 24th, 2015

From the Carolinas CW 62 comes today’s lead video of 17 year old magician Dylan Looper.

Hitfix counts down their favorite Michael Carbonaro bits, with video. See if you agree with their choices by checking out their list.

Steve Spill is on the latest episode of the This American Wife podcast. You can stream or download it here.

Finally, Piff the Magic Dragon was Robin Leach’s guest columnist yesterday and wrote about rescuing Mr. Piffles, which he calls the greatest decision of his life. We agree. You can read all about it on the Las Vegas Sun website.

Why John Archer Doesn’t Play Comedy Clubs

Posted by Michael on July 23rd, 2015

In this clip from Celebs Doing Stuff They Like, John Archer talks about why he, as a comedy magician, will not play comedy clubs. You can see the full episode (and others) on the show’s website.

A Visit To Wunderground Magic

Posted by Michael on July 23rd, 2015

The Oakland Press visited Wunderground Magic, Inc in Clawson, Michigan and published this video to accompany an article (which can be read on their website). Wunderground has been around for over four decades and has moved a few times over the years, but they are still going strong with a loyal customer base and classes for all ages.

TV Magic, Magic On TV And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 23rd, 2015

Our lead off video is Yahoo’s TV In No Time coverage of Handsome Jack’s win on this week’s episode of Fool Us.

John Katsilometes reports that Mac King is going to appear on the next episode of Fool Us. He also has some news about Vegas Nocturne making a brief return in his Las Vegas Sun column.

Zap2It’s TV By The Numbers has some new details on Mat Franco’s NBC special, including revealing country singer Brad Paisley and other guest stars. Read more on their site.

While we are on the topic of television, The Daily Mail has news and pictures from the set of Houdini and Doyle. It reminds me that I really need a new bowler.

One last bit of TV news, the Niagara Falls Review spoke to Greg Frewin about his upcoming Masters of Illusion appearances.

Finally, a bit of non-TV news. The Sturgis Journal ran a nice piece on the magic camp FAB Magic sponsored as a part of this year’s Magicelebration in Colon.

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Posted by Editor on July 23rd, 2015
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2015 FISM Winners Thommy Ten And Amelie

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2015

Here is the new promo from Thommy Ten and Amelie who just won the 1st prize for Mentalism at FISM. The duo have recently been a part of the Illusionists 1903 tour. They perform in multiple languages, including English, and you can learn more on the English language version of their website.

Kindle Deal Still Good, Magic For Kids And Ethics For Magic [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 22nd, 2015

We are leading off today’s Magic Bulletin with a story from KUMV 8 (the Williston, North Dakota NBC affiliate) on magician Jeff Quinn, who visited some of the young patients at Sanford Health for therapy.

Steve Spill’s I Lie For Money is still available for $1.99 as a Kindle download on Amazon. We thought it was a Kindle Deal of the Day, so we do not know when this special prize will end. Remember, even if you do not have a Kindle, you can get free Kindle software for PC and Mac computers, iPhones, iPads and Android devices!

The Escapist, a site dedicated to pop culture and tech, has a review of Monday’s Fool Us that breaks off into an interesting discussion on magic ethics sparked by P&T’s bullet catch. Check it out on their website.

Speaking of Fool Us, BC Local News says that in addition to his appearance on America’s Got Talent last night Wes Barker will be in front of Penn and Teller soon. Wonder if he will stay clothed?

Finally, The Muskogee Phoenix ran a story about magician Michael Corley’s appearance at a local library where he helped kids find their own superpowers (superheroes are the theme of the year for most library summer reading programs). It is a cool article because it really focused on the kids.