Tag Archives: United States


Bob Rossi – Gongs In The New Year!

Bob Rossi – A Case Study of a Collector By Deanna Murray – Columnist Sometimes the distance between the past and the present is not a straight line. Neither is the distance between any two points in the lifeline of a magician. Bob Rossi has found a way to connect the dots like no other […]

A Tribute to a Friend – Julio Lipan (By Mark Stevens)

A Tribute to a Friend – Julio Lipan (Mark Stevens) November 4, 2009 was not a good day for anyone that called Julio Lipan Sr., a friend; this was the day of his passing. Immediately upon hearing this news I did a retrospective, and it is one I would like to share with my friends […]


Feature Story September 2009 – 3

Mark and Tony took advantage when huge groups of whales were beaching themselves and the U.S. Navy’s research in low frequency sonar was extensive. The hoaxsters managed to get a 5-page article in “Fate Magazine” about their premise. “It was pure science fiction, but it brought in a boatload of publicity and lectures on telepathy,” […]



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 […]


Personally Speaking – Mar05 – Part 2

Truly the most emotional and powerful highlight of the Seminar came at the awards show when Rich Bloch introduced Seigfried and Roy, and the curtains parted and there they stood – the sponsors’ of the World Magic Seminar standing center stage. Master of ceremonies – Rich Bloch. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. […]


Ted Lesley – Black Magic 2

Columnist: Ted Lesley Over the many years since I came up with “Black Magic,” (pp. 89-92), I have found it extremely useful in many contexts. Here is how I apply it to Pseudo-psychometry. People are always fascinated by the ancient mathematical curiosity known as magic squares–if they are presented quickly and smoothly. Intelligent audiences are […]


Mike Rogers – Those Strange Bulldogs

Columnist: Mike Rogers by Mike Rogers I’m often asked about the peculiar back design on the cards I use in my professional career. They are BULLDOG SQUEEZERS, a deck sold almost exclusively in the Cajun country of Louisiana. Much of what I’m about to relate has been gleaned from various sources, including tid-bits of information […]