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These are CUSTOM PRINTED FACE / RANDOM BICYCLE FACE playing cards. After purchase please email artwork with recommended minimum 250dpi with these dimensions (67mm x 92) to: email@example.com. We will make basic changes to artwork size to make sure it fits the card correctly, but the quality will depend on the image you provide.
Printing runs every 2 weeks, next estimated print run 28th January 2013. Please choose from Qty above.
If you need an elegant magic wand suitable for walk-around performances, look no further than the Telic Magic Wands. Each wand is hand-crafted with precision parts and measure 10-inches long by 5/16-inch round (easily fitting into a jacket pocket) and are perfectly weighted for the Vernon Wand Spin or standard finger spin. And, if you perform the Cigarette/Pencil through Quarter effect, now you can use your magic wand instead!
Includes instructions with five tricks and fun things to do with your wand. Available in black with Gold (brass) or Silver (aluminum) tips, please specify when ordering.
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In this video...
Mark explains the method and psychology behind his opener, 'Balance' which surely has to be one of the most incredible close-up suspensions ever released. No fake deck, no magnets, yet a deck of cards impossibly defies gravity. Twice!
'No Moves' is a delightfully clean ambitious card routine (wait, hang on!) which climaxes with the selection eerily creeping out of the deck whilst out of the performer's hands! Again, easy to do and entirely self-contained.
'Chaos' is Mark's final handling of his previously marketed 'Chaos and Order' trick. It is that rarest of creatures - a self-working triumph effect. As is Elsdon's way, it is of course so much more than that. How many other card tricks offer entropy throughout the universe as an alternative ending?
The opening to a more formal show or stand-up performance, 'Memorisation' looks exactly like the real thing: the performer remembers the order of a shuffled and cut deck. He proves his claim twice and then ups the ante for the finale by claiming to memorise a participant's voice patterns. Packs small, plays massive.
'Celebrities' is a very commercial version of the 'Fred' trick which offers the ultimate synthesis of presentation and method and has the happy side-effect of being the ideal way to hand out your business card.
'Swindl-esque' offers an unusual visit to everyone's secret passion - that's right, binary mathematics! Using number cards for what looks like the most mathematical card trick ever, things turn odd (as usual) as Elsdon seems to become more pre-occupied with the color of a new hat which the spectator may or may not buy of course, amongst all the laughter the chosen number is revealed.
'Pre-prefiguration' is Mark's work on a Jennings effect. It is so clean and direct that one of Larry's friends declared it to be the best trick that he saw during the whole of his lecture tour throughout the UK a few years ago. A borrowed, shuffled deck and a series of escalating, unbelievable co-incidences, climaxing with the revelation of an impossible prediction.
Mark also shares the timing and blocking for his handling of card-in-mouth and his presentation for the one rubber band trick that works one-on-one or for an audience of 500.
Finally, in 'My Grandfather's Book' Mark engrosses the spectators in some personal history that includes several very unusual coincidences involving an old book and some commemorative playing cards. We don't want to say too much more about this routine, since we know its charm will work best if you don't know what's coming.
We thought it was only possible in cartoons. To take a "hole" and move the hole across a surface of an object. Until Now. Will Tsai has taken that portable hole, and made it a reality.
Take out a playing card or business card, have your spectator sign it, then you punch a hole into one corner. While your spectator is holding firmly onto the card, while you visibly MOVE the hole ACROSS the signature, from one end of the card to the other.
The spectator can now keep the card, moved hole and all.
Simple & Powerful Magic at your fingertips.
The effect is direct. The performer invites an audience member to examine a cloth bag made from a single piece of cloth, with seams sewn completely on each side. The performer asks to borrow a jacket, or alternatively takes some prop or other garment with him, as he steps INTO the bag. (Could be done with your assistant if you prefer, but I always preferred being the one in the bag.)
The bag is gathered at the top, and a wide piece of cloth is used to tie the top of the bag shut. The top end of the bag is then held by the spectator as a tube curtain is raised around the bagged performer. The top of the bag is ALWAYS in view however, as i t is held by the spectator and droops out over the side of the front.
A fast three count and the bottom of the bag comes flying over the top of the curtain! At the same instant, the curtain is dropped and the performer is standing there, having almost instantly penetrated the bag!
The spectator and performer step forward, and untie the bag. The spectator is invited to reach inside making certain all the seams are still sewn and the bag is solid (It really is!) and INSIDE the bag is the borrowed jacket, prop or garment that went in the bag at the start with the performer.
This cements in the audiences mind that this is the same bag, it is solid, and somehow the performer penetrated the fabric while leaving the other item behind! The bag can even be sent back to the seat with the spectator, There is nothing to find!
This illusion can be seen on large stages, DOES require two people- the performer and his trained assistant, and can be purchased with or without the curtain.
THE WELCOME MAT - An introduction to Ross Bertram's amazing innovation in a performing surface for close-up magic. After witnessing an amazing demonstration of its possibilities, you'll learn its diabolical secret, how to make it and how to utilize it. Then, you'll be treated to performances and explanations of how to use the Welcome Mat for the Cut and Restored Rope, Sponge Balls and a great routine using Silver and Chinese coins.
MONEY MEN OF MAGIC - In this segment, you'll see Ross Bertram perform innovative coin magic inspired by great coin magicians of the past such as Downs, Miller, Shaw, Manuel and Bertram himself. Effects and sleights demonstrated include: Coin Production, Paper Fold Vanish, Coin Roll, One Coin Across, Two Halves & A Quarter, Coin & Glass Penetration, Bill Coin Rise, Four Coin Vanish, The Black Watch, Four Coin Fingertip Production, Coin Star
COINMASTER - This film features more of the superb, visual coin magic that made Ross Bertram a legendary name in the history of sleight-of-hand magic. You'll see performances that include: Bare Handed Vanish & Appearance, One Coin Routine, Dime to Jumbo Coin & Back, Spellbound Moves, Vanishes & Changes, Jumbo Coin Production, Four Coin Production, Newspaper Coin Fold, Four Halves to Four English Pennies, Six Coins From Nowhere, Three Coins Across, Jumbo Coin & Fan Vanish
THE MAGIC HANDS OF ROSS BERTRAM - Amazing and visual card magic from a master. Watch as Bertram performs: A Fingertip Card Change, The Pivot Change, The Revolutionary Card, A One-Handed Card Change, The Birdcage Card Vanish, A Color Change Symphony, The Supreme Card Transposition, A Squeeze Production, The Ultimate Vanish & Reproduction
EGYPTIAN BALL - An amazing piece of magic where a white ball, wrapped in a scarf and isolated in a glass, changes places with a red ball. Visual manipulative magic at its best!
THE STARS OF MAGIC COIN ROUTINES - All five of Ross Bertram's legendary coin contributions to the classic Stars of Magic series performed and explained! You'll see - and learn: Rubdown, Double-Cross, Passing the Half-Bucks, The Porous Paw, Coin Assembly
At first the magician puts a big stereo CD player on the table.
Then he shows it's all sides to the audience. He puts a CD into it , so everyone can see a real CD Player.
And then he covers it with a regular silk and when he removes the silk, the spectators surprisingly see that the CD player has been vanished!
This item comes with two colors and it is completely hand crafted, even the main frame and the bands.
Size of CD Player: 61 x 33 x 32 cm
Dimensions of folded CD Player: 64 x 36 x 18 cm
The Wonderful Wizard of Oslo
Floating balls, dancing neckties, smoke-filled soap bubbles, and other animated objects have helped make Finn Jon's reputation as an innovative illusionist for the past half century. Finn Jon is a creative conjuror unlike any other, onstage and off.
Greg Wilson and the Golden Age of Magic
When Disney Studios planned to showcase their latest film, Maleficent, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood with a live magic show, they turned to Greg Wilson. The result is an elaborate production of classic magic in tribute to bygone days.
Comparisons to Harry Potter are easy thanks to the gothic look of the campus, but Tannen's Magic Camp predates Hogwarts by a quarter century. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Tannen's Magic Camp, a summer adventure of workshops, performances, and enduring friendships, all centered around magic.
Fred Becker: Doing Gigs on Ships
From the moment he learned it was possible to do magic on board cruise ships, Fred Becker knew that was what he was destined to do. Still continuing his career on both land and sea, Becker has been instructing others on cruise performing, a work environment like no other.
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Bonus Content for the July Issue...
Fifteen products are reviewed this month by Peter Duffie, Gabe Fajuri, Jared Brandon Kopf, Bryce Kuhlman, Francis Menotti:
Ridiculous by David Williamson
The Streets by John Archer
Stephen Hobbs' Technical Toolbox by Stephen Hobbs
The Last Prediction by Kneill X
The Mobius Coin Wallet by Anthony Miller (RFA Productions)
The Truth From a Liar by Hannibal
E2 by Peter Nardi and Rob Bromley
Suitcase Tables from Showtime Magic Products
Card Cube by Persus Arkomanis
Silent Treatment Digital Edition by Jon Allen
The History of Conjuring and Magic by Henry Ridgley Evans
Another: At The Fingertips Series #1 by Dr. Mutobe
Risk 4 by Rizki Nanda
Smudged by John Horn
The REL Change by Michael Brewer
The Monk's Way
A Bluffer Cuts to the Aces
There are some performers who imagine a layperson viewing a trick like a magician. This is not so. (And your wife is not a layperson!) So, let me give you some hints on how to look at a trick from a layperson's point of view. Let's also answer an important question that will be a guiding factor as we continue to delve into "The Monk's Way" in upcoming articles: When does the effect begin? To do this, I'll deconstruct an effect.
Norman Gilbreath is best known for the mathematical principle that bears his name. This month, "First Look" presents Polarized Colors, an effect excerpted from Norman's new book, Beyond Imagination. The book includes the math that explains the basis for some of the tricks and routines that are described in the text. Norman notes, "For those who find mathematics a foreign language, not to worry - you can skip all the text concerning the reasons why things work and the magic will still work, if you are careful. None of the magic has been left to chance."
This month's guest contributor is Blair Franklyn from New Zealand. Blair has devised a very neat routine featuring two spectators, five coins, and a series of choices - which coins they place in their pockets, which one they give to you, and whether they toss heads or tails. Surprisingly, you are able to predict every detail correctly, including the results of two coin tosses. What makes this even more impressive is that all of the coins involved are imaginary. That's right, all these choices take place in the imaginations of the two spectators. The only things that are real are your written predictions, which are 100 percent correct. It's a neat, baffling mystery that you can perform at a moment's notice.
Bent on Deception
Stationary(ery) Walk-Around Magic
In the mid '90s, I was hired by Staples to perform at a vendor fair where they were showing off new items to clients. When I got there, I was handed a big cardboard case full of Post-It Notes. I couldn't figure out why they wanted me to push Post-Its, which had been out for years, but it wasn't an issue. In the middle of a trick, I reached for the pad to write something down, and the whole stack lifted up accordion-style in my hand. It was like a Post-It Note Electric Deck gag. This surprised me and the crowd, and the silliness of it got a good laugh. It turns out I was given a brand-new product that was just being introduced: Post-It Pop Up Notes. The second I saw these, a perfect trick came to mind. I quickly assembled it and then performed it all day. It got a great reaction every time. It also got everyone playing with and talking about the product, which made the person in charge happy. I call it Post-itive Identification.
Lloyd Jones to Dave Fiscus (Part 1)
This letter is incredible on a variety of levels. First is its length, a whopping five typed pages, so rich in content that it will be necessary to serialize it over three months. Equally amazing is how this letter found its way to Egyptian Hall. For that, I must thank Dave Fiscus, a faithful reader of this column who received this letter as a young man, 56 years ago. When he stumbled upon it last year, he wondered if I might like to add it to the files of Egyptian Hall Museum. It wasn't until it arrived in the mail that I realized what a gold mine I have been given. The letter represented a master's thesis on the state of the magic world in America during the middle of the 20th century.
For What It's Worth
Devant, Maskelyne, and Kornhauser: The "A" Word
It's been more than 100 years since Nevil Maskelyne and David Devant published Our Magic. In 1911, they thought that magic had advanced quite a lot. The average magician was "educated in a public school" and had gained some social status - "public school" in the UK being the same as "private school" in the US. They predicted that, one day, magic would be considered a fine art. How is that working out?
Performance Enhancing Drugs II: A Completely True Yet Misleading Statement
Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account knows the pleasure that comes from making a really clever status update. One that still makes me smile happened back in 2009, when I was preparing for what was, at the time, the biggest gig of my career.