Daniel Fernandez Hits Magicopolis, Meets Jamie Foxx

Posted by Michael on June 20th, 2017

Daniel Fernandez’s latest video sees him at the premiere of Baby Driver where he gets some NSFW reactions from Jamie Foxx but you don’t actually hear him and his subtitles are censored… so is this NSFW? The video starts with a visit to Steve Spill’s Magicopolis.

Holy Balloons Batman! SawChuck, Mortimer And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 20th, 2017

How cool is that? It is a recreation of the iconic cover of The Killing Joke re-interpreted in balloon. It is one of several comic book covers recreated by magician and balloon artist Phileas Flash. We first saw his work in this Laughing Squid story and you can see more of his awesome work on his official website (we liked his Doctor Who as well).

Mental Floss and Mansion Global both look at Houdini’s Harlem brownstone, which is on the market for $4.6 million.

Last week we reported on the broken wand for magician, puppeteer and actor Andy Cunningham; the Telegraph has published an obituary for the Bodger and Badger star.

Finalyl, some Vegas news. Pace Vegas has pictures of the Murray SawChuck shrunken head now featured at the Golden Tiki while Robin Leach over in the Las Vegas Review-Journal profiles Xavier Mortimer.

A Dozen 1970′s Genii Mags Cheap [Magic on the Block]

Posted by Michael on June 19th, 2017

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In today’s Magic Bulletin we shared a look at old magic magazines from the website Flashbak. Right now on eBay you can grab your own bundle of a dozen vintage Genii Magazines (from the 1970s) thanks to this new listing. This is a Buy It Now listing asking $9.99 (plus $5.57 shipping); check it out here.

Brock Gill Visits Project Mañana

Posted by Michael on June 19th, 2017

Brock Gill performed at several communities and prisons in the Dominican Republic working with Project Mañana, a group trying to break the cycle of poverty in the country.

Fool Us, Gong Show, Molesting Magician And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 19th, 2017

The CW has released a new commercial to promote the new season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, coming to your TV Thursday, July 13.

On several Asian news websites we saw reports of a “street magician” in Chengdu, China using magic tricks to put himself in a position to grope women. He was arrested. You can read coverage on the Korea Boo site.

Last week we shared a clip of Jason Fun promoting Utah’s Art of Magic Festival; the Daily Herald site has coverage of the event.

Head over to the NFL’s YouTube page to see Michael Rangel messing with some rookies.

I don’t know if you will see any magic, but The Gong Show returns to TV this Thursday on ABC and magic (good or bad) seems like a natural fit. Read more from The New York Post.

The Digital Journal says that the best magic show in 2017 is Derren Brown’s Secret, currently playing in Manhattan.

Finally, Flashback.com takes a look at “Magician Trade Magazines From The 1940s – 1980s.” It is interesting and funny… and I have some of those magazines!

Jason Fun Promoting Utah’s Art Of Magic Festival

Posted by Michael on June 16th, 2017

Looking for something to do this weekend? You around Provo, Utah? Tomorrow (Saturday, June 17) will be the 2nd Annual Utah Arto of Magic Festival at the Provo Library and Jason Fun dropped by Fox 13 for a little demonstration to promote the festival.

Whatever you are doing (performing, visiting a local magic performance or participating in World Juggling Day) have a great– and safe– weekend!

A Quickie From Glenn Fielding

Posted by Michael on June 16th, 2017

Sometimes I like to do magic with other peoples phones :-) from Glenn Fielding The Illusionist on Vimeo.

Glenn Fielding is a Leicester based UK magician who bills himself as a “close up illusionist.” His latest Vimeo video is a bit of visual fun with an old cell phone. You can see more of Glenn over on his official website.