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…

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  –

Gambit No. 2

I just finished reading the second issue of GAMBIT magazine by Benjamin Earle. I never read the first issue of this magazine (although BlendoMagic does review it elsewhere on this site) – so I am a bit late coming to the party. Anyway – I was really impressed and will definitely be buying future issues….

Utterly Wild

Peter Duffie’s “Born to be Wild” from Inspirations has been a favourite of mine for while. I too didn’t like the fact that you had to go the deck at the end to show the final card. Well this new release solves this problem! Complete with new opening sequence (I sometimes use a sneaky Charlie…

Mystery Magazine Issue 2 – A Short Review

Recently received a copy of Mystery Magazine Issue 2. I was very unimpressed to be perfectly honest. The best thing in it by far was the trick by Roy Walton called “Ghostly Poker”. I don’t really enjoy reading about magic competitions and little gatherings. I also hope the standard of the effects get better (I’m…

The Genius of Roy Walton – Guest Post by Joe Mckay

I think it goes back to Origami. The obsession with how much you can extend a simple material into as many complex and ingenious forms as possible. Bend it, twist it, crease it, fold it. But never cut it. And never cheat with the use of sticky stuff. Glue, tape, staples… All out. The challenge…

Face the facts? – Rubbish.

This is a classic example of confusion not being magic. “How many face up cards?” “How many were number cards?” “How many were picture cards?” “What was the picture card?” “What colour are the cards?”….and there a face!- for a start there are way too many questions. I like the surprise ending but think the routine is poor. If…