Friday, February 25, 2011
David Stone Lecture
Thursday, February 24, 2011
NEW PENN & TELLER FOOL US SIX PART SERIES IN THE WORKS
by Dodd Vickers
According to WhatsonTV.co.uk, the hit Penn & Teller show "Fool Us" has been commissioned for a new six show series to screen later this year.
Peter Davey, executive producer, DCD Media-owned September Films said: "The special had an unbelievable response from the audience. It seems Penn, Teller, Jonathan and the Fool Us format have proved a truly magical combination."
Brendan of Irish Magic News also forwarded this info from the producers:
This is an open call to find the very best, either amateur or professional, and we are looking at every kind of magic so that we have as much variety as possible. We will be filming in a studio in London between May 14-May 20. We would need you to be available at times tbc within that window. You will also need to make yourself available for 1-2 days filming in the run up to the studio.
Please email email@example.com asap for an application form! You can now find us on Facebook: ‘Fool Us’
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Magic Castle This Week
Thursday, February 17, 2011
ITV orders 6 more episodes of Penn and Teller's Fool Us
As first broken by Jonathan Ross on his Twitter. Penn & Teller Fool Us will be back on ITV with a six episode order. It was confirmed by Digital Spy today.
An ITV1 spokesperson confirmed to DS this afternoon that the series had been ordered by Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy.
SHOWTIME ACQUIRES "MAKE BELIEVE"
Teen magic competition doc Make Believe has been sold to Showtime, according to Variety.
The cable network will debut the film April 12 before a limited theatrical run in May. New York City and Los Angeles are among those likely to get the film the theaters.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Another item I wouldn't mind
Monday, February 14, 2011
Magic Castle This Week
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Real Magic TV?
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Steve Dacri has passed away
BROKEN WAND :: STEVE DACRI
Yet another one of our amazing performers has been stolen from us by cancer. I have just learned of the passing of Steve Dacri. Anyone that laughs or casts aside thoughts of performing an effect using "sponge bunnies," never saw Steve perform. He did so much more than that, but it is the first thing that popped into my head. There aren't many details available as yet, but based upon the emails that I've received and the information that he had posted on his own blog, Steve had been battling cancer for some time and lost the fight early this morning. Vegas veteran Norm Clark was among the first to share the sad news. Obviously, Jan and his family and friends are in our thoughts as I write this.
Steve last discussed what he was going through on his blog on January 31st. You can read what he had to say at that time HERE. We'll miss you brother!
Friday, February 11, 2011
New Mandala Online
MANDALA FOUR NOW ONLINE
Monday, February 7, 2011
This week at the Magic Castle
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Magic TV tonight
Wednesday, February 2nd, PBS
Penn & Teller, Mac King, and Apollo Robbins appear on the PBS NOVA scienceNOW show on magic and the brain. The program's website offers the following description:
Tapping into social cues to trick their audience, magicians rely on a phenomenon called joint attention. Most audience members will pay attention to what a magician is looking at—so a magician can direct their attention away by looking in the opposite direction. People on the autistic spectrum can have trouble picking up on the cues of joint attention and may not be fooled by a magician's sleight of hand. Researchers are now looking to magic as a useful technique to teach children with autism how to read social cues.
To watch a video, go to http://video.pbs.org/video/
Since PBS does not have a national schedule, check your local listings for show times.
EMC DVD's are almost here. Wow, almost forgot about them