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How I got the Magic bug 5 Replies

Started by Ronnie L. Weeks in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jim Stott Apr 16.

Getting the magic bug 2 Replies

Started by Mark Clayton in Uncategorized. Last reply by James Short Mar 9.

Sight Gags and M.C. Bits 3 Replies

Started by John Hutsebaut in Sample Title. Last reply by John Hutsebaut Mar 9.

Chris Wardle books 1 Reply

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Items to be added to my repertoire

I'm working on two effects these days: "The Trick That Cannot Be Explained" a la Eugene Burger, and "Kismet Connection" in Ted Lesley's Paramiracles.

Posted by James Short on April 14, 2024 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Arkansas Magic Convention

I was just at the Arkansas Cavalcade of Magic and I had a great time, plus I picked up a few neat goodies. My first purchase was a Tommy Wonder take on Wild Card called "The Tamed Cards". It came with a DVD and preassembled props. At an auction I got Harry Robson's Worker's Dream wallet at less than half the retail value. And finally I picked up "Challenge Name-A Card" by Mark Strivings.

I have a few takeaways from the convention:

  • The hotel was nice. The room was clean…
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Posted by James Short on March 29, 2024 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Looking for Illusionists for a viral video idea based on a TikTok Trend

Hello Everyone, 

I am looking for illusionists, magicians and assistants (hate using that term, I prefer stage partners) to help design a video to go viral. On Tiktok, there's a trend where people are saying "I'm (we're) a ____________, of course I (we) ____________". I have a couple of these for "I'm a magician, of course I ________________", so I want to get a bunch of magicians and illusionists to video one illusion or trick each and have them say the line. I want to put…

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Posted by Vinnie Spano on March 8, 2024 at 4:11pm — 3 Comments

New routine

While trying (and failing) to nap, a routine popped into my head. It's going to be called Thinking Traps, and will deal with beliefs, confirmation bias, and cognitive dissonance.

Stay tuned for further developments.

Posted by James Short on February 21, 2024 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

Free magic resources I like

  • Vanish Magazine
  • Imagine Magazine
  • Michael Close newsletter
  • Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive
  • Knowledge Base and TLPP effects at lybrary.com

Posted by James Short on February 3, 2024 at 11:35am — 3 Comments

A nice routine from the December Linking Ring

In the December Linking Ring there is a great, easy-to-do routine in Mike Powers' column "The Card Corner". It's called "Leader-hosen" by Gary Ward. I love the ending particularly.

I adapted the middle Oil and Water phase to an effect I already do. Mr. Ward's ending plays particularly well in the script I already had for my routine.

Posted by James Short on January 20, 2024 at 12:05pm — 1 Comment

 

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