Tag Archives: Tony Slydini


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 – January 2011

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 […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – April 2010

ROCK ON – 3 April 2010 – Jon Racherbaumer TONY SLYDINI (September 1, 1900 – January 15th, 1991) Slydini was a rarity. One of the downsides of being one of a kind is that when a rarity passes from the scene, he or she is extinct. What remains for a while are fragments and shadows. […]


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. […]


Personally Speaking – Mar07 – Part 6

The precursor to the Desert Magic Seminar’s were the Mid American Conclaves in Wichita , Kansas . It was hard to believe that some of the greatest minds in magic made pilgrimages to a small metropolitan area known more for the manufacture of aircraft than magic. Obie O’Brien & Joe Stevens WMS – Front Cover […]


Personally Speaking – Mar07

Personally Speaking – March 2007 WMS 2007 Review One by Deana Murray Living in Kansas – we all cringe when someone asks, “Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?” But there is no doubt about who gets to be THE WIZARD FROM OZ or who decorates his dominion with the horses of different […]


Personally Speaking – Mar06 – Part 3

SHIN, Poron, Rocco, Nana, Chiaki and Magic Jamie Magic Jamie, Mark Stevens, Chiaki & SHIN! May we all congratulate Rich Bloch and Bob Rossi for organizing a wonderful event for all of us to enjoy, and a special salute to Bill & Becki Wells who coordinated all of it. They truly are the “dynamic duo”! […]


Mike Rogers – Brilliant

Columnist: Mike Rogers By Mike Rogers On February 8, 2000 the phone lines everywhere were jammed with the recent sad news in magic. The Internet was a beehive as magicians around the world related the news, expressed sorrow, and grieved in numerous missives. Doug Henning left this life the previous day. This column is not […]