Peter Kane – Audio Card Sessions

Available as a download on Lybrary.com these recordings capture some of the incredible magic of Peter Kane, one of magics most innovative and yet under-rated of inventors. Creator of classics such as “The Elongated Lady”, “Watch the Ace” (which was later ‘borrowed’ and published in America by Frank Garcia as “Wild Card”) and “The Shrinking Card…

The Dani DaOrtiz Workshop – Sun 29/04/2012

What an amazing day! Having been a fan of Dani for a couple of years now you can imagine how excited I was to attend this workshop. Dani was incredible – fooling the hell out of all the magicians who attended with his loose relaxed and incredibly disarming handling. He was also really really funny…

Steve Brownley's Ultimatum Deck

I’ve mentioned Steve before in other posts and this Blackpool convention saw the unveiling of his “Ultimatum Deck”. Steve has improved an old method to create something which allows you to do some very clean card at any number routines. Steve has created 2 great routines – in the first routine “Three Choice Cuts” three…

Blackpool 2012 – brief overview

Well it’s been a week since Blackpool and I can safely say that I am now fully recovered! It was a great convention with good friends and a fun time was had by all. Highlights for me included Christian Engblom giving us a brief anti-faro demonstration in the Ruskin hotel (with my deck – which…

The Card Magic of Le Paul

I was thinking about doing a post on this great book but was beaten to it. Check out the Card Stabs nice review.

Shock Treatment – Jackie McClements

I first saw Jackie McClements on an International Magic DVD and thought he was excellent. I’d read about him in the Crimp and a lot of people have heard of his false cut. His Flash Pass is an incredibly deceptive alternative to the classic two handed pass and I’ve been using it quite a bit since….

UTOPIA review – Disc 1 -100% DaOrtiz

Out of all the magic DVDs I’ve ever bought – this set is by far the best. It really is that good. This blog has been a fan of Dani DaOrtiz for a long time and when I heard about the release of a DVD set I was super excited. Up until now all of his…

Duffie's Card Compulsions

Recently dug out my copy of this brilliant tome by the one and only Peter Duffie – one of magic greatest thinkers with a pack of cards. I always love it when you re-discover something you already own and get the same buzz that you did the first time around – who needs to buy…

Lennart Green – Master Series

Just a quick not on this – this is great for those that are already familiar with Lennart’s work as it contains some refinements and interesting biographical information. As a learning tool the Green Magic 6 volume DVD set is far far superior and contains much better explanations. The Master Series set seems a little…