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Texas Association of Magicians Convention


     Sorry for the late post, this is after the fact.  However, anyone who may be traveling to Texas in the August time frame the Texas Association of Magicians sponsors a convention.  This years was in San Antonio which is a wonderful city.

I received this only a few days…


Posted by Anthony Ray Kolb on September 1, 2019 at 6:34pm

Museletter Liked vs Respected and the Book of Swords


    Below is a link to the latest Museletter:

Hope you enjoy the latest edition from our friends at the McBride School of Magic.

Respectfully submitted,


Posted by Anthony Ray Kolb on September 1, 2019 at 6:21pm

Great Advice from our friends at the McBride School of Magic.

Here is a ling to the latest Museletter:

10 Great suggestions on how to improve.  Who knows with a little hard work you might just become famous.


Respectfully submitted,


Posted by Anthony Ray Kolb on August 24, 2019 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

The Coolest Job In The World


It has been about 5 years since I added to this blog. It has been an INCREDIBLE five years. I have wanted to return to this forum many times but I just couldn't find the time to post. For those of you that follow me on other media already know what's been up,…


Posted by Dal Sanders on August 11, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Injecting the logical into the illogical.

If magic has any peculiarity’s it is often found in the methodology or procedure of doing a trick. From down under deals to unmotivated actions in large stage illusions, some of these things are necessary from a methodological standpoint but not from an observational one.

It was Dai Vernon who first pointed out the illogical handling of the double lift, a card is removed from the top of the deck then shown to the audience then replaced on top of the deck then dealt onto the…


Posted by Danny William Davis on August 10, 2019 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Becton Cards from Wizard's Eye, August 2019 Edition

(Adapted from Becton Cards, Tony Griffith One Man Parade, Linking Ring, August 1997, p. 100-102 by Detterman, 1997)

Props: A set of 13 jumbo cards with picture faces. One card sized sheet printed with the montage of all the cards with a special back. This sheet is affixed to a jumbo card with double-sided sticky tape. Cards are arranged in num- ber order. (See page #4) You will…


Posted by Anthony Ray Kolb on July 15, 2019 at 2:52pm


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Chamber Of Magicians: Franz Harary

Sir Lanka’s ITN currently is featuring a series called Chamber of Magicians which seems to include both magical performances and interviews with magicians. Franz Harary was recently featured on the program in this long form interview segment. ITN posts the program on YouTube and you can see full episodes of Chamber of Magicians here.

The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini

Joe Posnanski’s new book The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini officially hit the shelves yesterday. Bookpage has a review on the new biography and Literary Hub has an excerpt focused on Houdini’s arrest for fraud in Germany.

’80s Halloween With The Magic Manor

We are not familiar with Chicago’s Magic Manor, and it does not seem to be in business any more, but it seems to have been a magic and costume shop. YouTube user Mr Meathook posted this vintage commercial showing off their Halloween wares about 35 years ago… and it kind of has us nostalgic for [...]

Representative Mark Pocan’s Magic Monday Is Back

Democrat Mark Pocan from Wisconsin is the only magician in the U.S. House of Representatives as far as we know… and it has been a few months since he posted a Magic Monday. He just remedied that yesterday, though, with this piece on health care.

Derren Brown Visits With Kelly And Ryan

I don’t know how we missed this last week but Derren Brown was on Live! With Kelly and Ryan (except that I really, really don’t pay any attention to Live! With Kelly And Ryan) to give a little demonstration of the things you may see in his Broadway show Derren Brown: Secret.


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