Card games

So I’ve almost finished my time in India volunteering at a children’s home and playing cards have featured a lot over the last couple if months. As well as teaching them magic I’ve also been playing a lot of card games and it got me to wondering how often people play cards on a regular…

Children watching magic

Usually the children here at the orphanage are very energetic and a little rowdy at times (just kids being kids) which is hard when you’re trying to teach ten at a time how to vanish a ball.  None of the children here have ever watched magic before so I showed them Yu Ho Jin’s incredible…

Playing card speed records

Randomly stumbled across a video of a guy doing and in the hands riffle shuffle with a cascade finish in 1.37 seconds- “Fastest Time To Perform A Two-Handed Playing Card Shuffle With An “Umbrella” Flourish” This led on to looking at other records and I quickly realised I’d stumbled across a weird little world of…

Barry Solayme

Hilarious blog which I’ve just started reading  – http://barry-solayme.blogspot.com/, Make sure you check out the comments on each post – they’re brilliant. Apparently it’s a parody of a certain magic cafe frequenting so called magic legend. Can’t think who that could be 😉

The winner is…..

Hello, at last I am back online and so can announce the much late result from the competition. Quite a few people entered which was nice see, most got the correct answer which was…..Jerry Sadowitz. From those that got the correct answer a winner was randomly selected using the classic names out of a hat…

Close Up Card Magic – Harry Lorayne

This was knocking around a few years ago. And it is well worth reading. It is a wonderfully detailed (and entertaining) review of CLOSE UP CARD MAGIC by Harry Lorayne. Great book – great review. Click HERE.

Good blog…

A nice blog here – just stumbled across it. fuckyeahactionpalm.tumblr.com

The Magic Cafe

I am not the world’s biggest fan of ‘The Magic Cafe’. But – it is so vast that there are some useful aspects to the site. Anyway – that has all changed since the search function went down on the cafe. I dunno’ why it is taking so long to fix – but in the…

Adam Gopnik

Just want to link to a beautifully written article about magic from THE NEW YORKER magazine. It is by Adam Gopnik who is one of my favourite writers. Click HERE. NOTE: This article is different to the famous Ricky Jay New Yorker profile which I have mentioned before…