Tag Archives: Desert Magic Seminar

The Appearing Saw - Viktor Voitko

Viktor Voitko – Artist

Personally speaking, for me, my favorite stage magicians are those that have been successful at incorporating magic along with other arts such that the goal is the evocation of emotion. Stevens Magic Empoium has had the enjoyable experience of working with Viktor for many years, and I remember my father telling me that when Viktor […]

Bill Trotter

Bill Trotter – A Passion For Antiquity

Stevens Magic is proud to showcase the collection of our dear friend and advisor – Bill Trotter. You can enjoy the video link presentation of his collection here.         Bill Trotter became the curator for Joe’s collection in 2001; however, his relationship with the Stevens family began over thirty years ago. Bill […]


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 […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – May 2010

ROCK ON#4May – 2010 Old-timers are told they have too much free time. The chide goes something like this: “After all, how long does it take to refill prescription drugs, walk your dog, locate misplaced objects, restring a yo-yo, read your local Ring Report in The Linking Ring, and reconstruct the 21-Card Trick?” They are […]

About Us

Our Mission – What Sets SME Apart? Stevens Magic Emporium (SME) has enjoyed over 40 successful years working in the magic business catering to the working professional magician and hobbyist. SME was started by Joe and Martha Stevens. Initially, Joe started selling collectable magic in the 60’s; which turned out to be the springboard that […]


Marshall Part 2

It was Jay Marshall who advised us to start the Desert Magic Seminar, (Now the World Magic Seminar) in Las Vegas years ago and he was right! This was all discussed over a bottle of Scotch in Tulsa , Okla. I listened to this wisdom and did what he told me. The Seminar has now […]


Cole Reida

Personality Synopsis Craig Cole & Shawn Reida Craig Cole & Shawn Reida SHAWN REIDA — Our “Magician On Duty” here at SME (Stevens Magic Emporium)! Shawn is a professional magician who has been in magic for 25 years! He has been with SME since April 2008! A professional magician who is one of the best […]


SME History

Jay Marshall performing with "Lefty" Jay Marshall performing Amy Stevens, Martha and Joe Stevens Stevens Magic Dealer’s Table at World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas Erika Larsen & Buma Joe & Martha Stevens John Saline, Jay Marshall, Gene Rump, Paul Stone, Billy McComb, Roger Crabtree, Ron Wilson, Joe & Karrell Fox. Photo taken at WMS. […]



Harold Voit Defining Moments By Deana Murray Harold Voit stands under a banner that says, ” Zauberzentrale Munchen, ” which means Magic Central, Munich (Germany). He and his wife, Angelika , and their good friend, Hartmut Koll were selling magic at the 2006 FISM Convention in Stockholm, Sweden, where we were introduced. Over the next […]



by Deana Murray As a kid, NICK spent a lot of time with his nose pressed against the front windows of two stores… The Pet Store and the Magic Store. Ironically, the view from the inside – looking back at NICK – was just as magical, full of surprise, and twice as cuddly. And what […]