Coin in pack

A card is selected from the pack, remembered, returned and the pack placed on the table. A 2 pence piece is shown and vanished. The spectator then cuts the pack and the coin is found somewhere in the centre right next to the selected card.  A lovely plot that blends coin magic with cards in…

Coincidence tricks

I have a thing for tricks where the cards are thoroughly shuffled yet somehow the laws of chance are bent and strange coincidences occur; cards repeatedly match, order is produced etc.  My favourite is a Wayne Dobson trick the name and source of which has currently fled my memory. David Britland on his Cardopolis blog…

The Journeyman Years

The Journeyman Years perfectly sums up how I feel about my journey travelling and studying magic and is where I’ve got the title for the magazine – The Journeyman. I’ve completed 95% of the first installment and just have one or two tweaks to make until it’s ready. I’ve been in a signal dead zone…

What is Magic?

I define magic thus: Magic is the illusion that is created when a series of natural movements apparently causes an unnatural, or magical, result. For example if I show a coin in my right hand and apparently place it in my left hand in so natural a way that the onlookers are convinced it is really there,…

A change in direction

So I’m moving to a new city in a new country for the next 12 months and have decided that busking will be the perfect way for me to improve my magic performance skills. I’ve always been very particular about where I think magic is best performed – for example I wouldn’t want to perform…

Apologies…

Hi all! Sorry for the lack of posts/result from the competition. I’m in the middle of moving and have no internet access at the moment. All will be sorted in the next week or so and posting will be back to normal – got some great stuff lined up. A massive thankyou to Cardmagic10 for…

More MCJ…

Further to my mention of THE MAGIC CIRCLE JERK a couple of people asked me for more info. So here we go… Firstly – here is a good discussion about Andy’s blog. Click HERE. And – secondly – here is a link to an archive of most of his posts. Click HERE. Hopefully this will…