Tag Archives: Scott Wells

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Scott Wells – Are We That Important

Columnist: Scott Wells Are We That Important? I recall hearing Marvyn “Mr. Electric” Roy say something to the effect that regardless how good you become, a magician will never be more than a “middle” act. That is to say that you could open for “big name” entertainers or be somewhere else on the bill, but […]

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Scott Wells – Trix Are For Kids

Columnist: Scott Wells Are tricks just for kids? Why do people immediately associate magic with children? Is it because of our demeanor, our approach, our looks, our audience’s perception, our society, a combination of these, or is it something else? Perhaps it’s because that magic appeals to the child in each of us and transports […]

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Banachek – The Rose Affair

Columnist: Banachek The following is taken from Teller’s introduction in new book “Psychological Subtelties”, available from Joe Stevens or Scott Wells. It is a simple effect but one that gives us an interesting way to think about how to present mentalism. Imagine a mentalist who began: “There are no psychic forces – no vibes, no […]

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Scott Wells – The Skill Sheet

Columnist: Scott Wells The Skill Sheet By Scott Wells As a follow up to last monthís article on the Hierarchy of Magic, I have prepared the following questions to help determine where, in my estimation, that you rank. This will only be helpful if you are brutally honest with yourself. Donít worry about sharing this […]

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Scott Wells – The Problem With Magic Clubs

Columnist: Scott Wells The Problem With Magic Clubs By Scott Wells This month I would like to get on a soapbox for a bit and perhaps stir up the cauldron that has been simmering for years. What I am about to address is not symptomatic of any one magic club exclusively but rather an observation […]

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Scott Wells – The Approach

Columnist: Scott Wells By Scott Wells Have you ever approached someone to entertain him or her with magic only to be told that they were not interested in seeing your tricks? Is it your style, your manner of approaching them, your timing, your appearance, or perhaps the unwilling volunteer him/herself? It could be any of […]

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