Archive for January, 2007

“The Smoothini Hour” @ Carlsbad California

Posted by Editor on January 23rd, 2007

by Ryan Ramtin

On Tuesday Jan 9, I had the pleasure of being a guest at Hennessy’s Smoothini hour. This event of course was hosted by none other then Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini himself, Tomas De La Cruz. I arrived at 7:45 p.m. and ordered one of the “Giant” burgers that were a key feature on the menu which turned out to be the best burger I have had west of the Mississippi and on Tues. they are two for one. In no time I found myself sitting down on the Porch of this Beach town diner, curling up to the brick lain fireplace with all sorts of local students and tourist. As a long time Go magic Go listener I felt that it might be appropriate to take the initiative of seeing a prominent local magic act while I was visiting San Diego, Ca and reviewing it for the benefit of the GMG family. I met a lot of passionate people who worked hard and played harder. That’s Where Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini came in…


Ghost Vision

Posted by Editor on January 4th, 2007

Ghost Vision
4.5 out of 5

Andrew Mayne brings paranormal phenomena, and more specifically, spiritual photography, to the modern day. By simply borrowing a camera cell phone, the magician can take pictures that reveal strange ghostly images and premonitions that seemingly come from beyond. This is really cool.

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MSRP: (US) $14.95

Dealers can purchase from Murphy’s Magic Supplies, Inc.

Hovercard by Dan Harlan reviewed by Andrew Mayne

Posted by Editor on January 4th, 2007

I haven’t seen the new Ellusionist release of Dan Harlan’s Hovercard, but I’m a big fan of the original and can only expect that the re-release with the bonus DVD is going to add value to an already cool effect. I use the effect and like it a lot. It’s in my own personal video demo (I like it that much). The method is great and super-easy to set up. At $19.95 it’s a great deal. You can keep everything you need in your card case ready to go. At the right moment it’s a killer illusion that looks superior to over-exposed card-on-a-string methods. The motion is great and the levitation is spooky and adds a dimension not seen in other close-up levitations. It will be available from Ellusionist in February.

Andrew Mayne