Tony Slydini consults with a young Jon Racherbaumer Some gimmicked cards have a sporadic life. They come on the scene, arouse interest for a time, and then fade from view. Such a gimmicked card is the Acrobatic Card, a card with a tensile, longitudinal half-flap that folds over from side-to-side. It is like the spring-flap […]
Connectivity is one of today’s ruling buzzwords. By the time you read this installment, the Essential Magic Conference will be history. This will have been an explosive experiment in “connectivity” and will usher in a new era in how magicians will learn, share, and collaborate. This of course should not suggest that the old-style magic […]
Sponsored lectures, close up events and yes, started the now present World Magic Seminar with Slydini and Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton! What a wonderful 27 years it has been working with these Super Stars and were so pleased that our good buddy Rich Bloch is continuing the Seminar in its highest standards! Starting […]
Columnist: Roger Klause A Tribute to the Professor My close association with the Professor Dai Vernon, began in 1959. A privilege most cherished and shared by few. Of course he had countless friends and admirers the world over, but only a select few were able to earn his true respect and be taken into his […]
Columnist: Roger Klause BETWEEN THE LINES GeMiNi Column Roger Klause April 1, 1997 "To understand the importance and monumental contribution to the advancement of sleight of hand with playing cards, one must read between the lines." … Dai Vernon re: THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE –Erdnase "It is just as important to consider the […]
Columnist: Paul Cummins The following routine originally appeared in The New York Magic Symposium Collection 3, by Stephen Minch, in 1984. At that time it was one of my staples at the bar in Gainesville, FL where I worked nightly at Farah’s on the Avenue Cafe. The place had about a 60 foot bar, a […]
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