Bad Blackpool review

Click here. Favourite quote – No way can Convention Organiser, Derek Lever and his band of merry helpers surpass 2011 – but I bet they do. I bet they don’t.

Magic Quotes #2

A magical quickie is like a sexual quickie. Jon Racherbaumer

Magic Quotes #1

A magic club has as much relationship to magic as a country club has to the country. Jon Racherbaumer

Card Fictions – Pit Hartling

This is just a shout out to those of you who don’t own this book to seriously consider buying it. It contains seven effects most of which are pretty easy to do but the books contains great presentational and psychological tips which greatly increase the effect on the audience. Here’s a clip of Pit performing…

Reference help – Al Leech trick.

I’ve posted before about an excellent Al Leech trick from “For Card Men Only”. Trying not to give anything away, I was just wondering if anyone knew of an earlier source than Leech (1949) for the method he uses with the sandwich just before removing the selection from the pocket?

Blackpool 2011 – Brief Overview

Another year, another Blackpool convention, only this year was easily the worst I’ve ever been to. The social side as always is the best thing, if they ever cancelled the convention a huge number of magicians would still meet there every year. I think the organizers count on this fact. The FISM 2011 European Championships completely overtook the usual…

Roger Curzon – New DVDs

Well it seems that Roger has finally emerged from the underground and has released a card magic DVD and also his Miralce Signed Card in Envelope on DVD in conjunction with MagicTricks.co.uk  –

Gaming The Lottery!

Thanks to Chris Aguilar for the pointer. Just want to spread the word on this since it is the best thing I have read in years. Not magic related – but totally fascinating anyway… Click HERE to read about the mathematician who spotted a flaw in the lotto scratchards. Great information throughout the article by…