Tag Archives: World Magic Seminar

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 […]

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 […]

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Yamamoto

Yugi – The Secret Force By Deana Murray Yugi Yamamoto and Deana Murray Equally at ease, in front of the footlights as behind the stage curtains producing shows and seminars, stands Yugi (pronounced: ‘U-G’) and his wife, Meriko, nearby, to assist and translate. He performs, he invents, he shares, and he offers a platform upon […]

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World Magic Seminar

World Magic Seminar 2009 The 32nd World Magic Seminar by Mark Stevens We recently returned from WMS 2009 – and wanted to share some photos and convention buzz. This years Seminar honored respected illusion builder John Gaughan and featured an incredible array of talent. Also 2009 honored Siegfried and Roy’s 50th anniversary working together. In […]

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THE GOOD SAINT NICK

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Larsen

MILT LARSEN’S FAMILY ALBUM by Deana Murray If you opened up MILT LARSEN’S Family Album…it would be full of theaters and magicians. Much like opening the doors of the family home, “Brookledge” in Santa Barbara in which Milt and his brother Bill grew up. The portraits of most magicians in the album are distinguished by […]

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