Tag Archives: Bill Smith


World Magic Seminar 2011 – Summary Review

World Magic Seminar XXXIV – 2011 A very special thanks to all who attended the 2011 World Magic Seminar – February 27th – March 2nd, 2011 at the Orleans Hotel. This was the 34th consecutive year, by no means a record, but certainly entitled to respect for achieving this amazingly consistency. This year’s primary highlight […]


Personally Speaking – Joe Stevens Feb. 2010 – Update

World Magic Seminar 2010 Stevens Magic Emporium Rises to the Challenge! Come and See Us in Vegas! The 33rd annual World Magic Seminar (WMS), is fast approaching and this year will honor the sponsors’ of the Seminar – Siegfried & Roy! Don’t miss out on this amazing event that will feature many of the worlds […]



Stevens Magic is excited to announce a partnership with Thomas Blacke, the President of The International Association of Escape Artist. Thomas is also the editor of “Escape Masters Magazine,” which is published quarterly and mailed all over the world. We would like to welcome Thomas Blacke to our family of GeMiNi (Greater Magic Network) contributors […]


Personally Speaking – Jun09

Joe’s Personally Speaking – June 2009 A fantastic article written almost 15 years ago by one of magic’s most brilliant writers! It is so good and still timely and will still be timely years later than 2009! T. A. Waters had a terrific insight into our art and hobby and he could always “Lay the […]


T.A. Waters – Columnist T.A. Waters

Columnist: T.A. Waters ON THE WATERS FRONT a column of information and opinion by T. A. Waters THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS COLUMN ARE THOSE OF THE WRITER, AND MAY NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE STEVENS MAGIC EMPORIUM OR GEMINI. Column Four: HOBBY WHORES HOBBY is usually defined as “…a pursuit or interest […]


Fred Becker – Cest Magique

Columnist: Fred Becker Cíest Magique Only twice in my cruise ship career have I had the pleasure of watching another magician(s) on the ship I was working. The first was the ìMagic Theme Cruisesî on NCL. Our own Ron Wilson produced these weeks of magical entertainment at sea. There were about twenty professional magicians providing […]


Billy Mccomb – Columnist B Mc Comb Aug96

Columnist: Billy McComb Columnist Billy McComb THE HISTORY OF A STANDARD TRICK WHICH LOST THE ORIGINATOR IN TIME Billy McComb We have to go back to the early ’50s to begin this epic. My wife, June, who worked her magic act as June Merlin, had a vanish of several big foam-filled rabbits and when a […]