Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Genii iPad app has finally been approved! All Genii subscribers can go to the app store on their iPads and download the app, which is FREE.
Then, subscribers to Genii can log in using the same user name and password they've created in activating their iGenii accounts and you will find that we have the most recent six issues available, which all Genii subscribers can download FOR FREE. We are the only magazine in the field of magic which offers its digital version across all platforms for FREE to subscribers.
Our iPad app offers complete functionality for our audio and video supplements. We already have one five-star review for our app ... please add your reviews!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Google is today celebrating what would be the 137th birthday of legendary illusionist Harry Houdini with a doodle similar to the posters that announced Houdini’s magic acts.
Houdini was born as Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary in 1874, but his family moved to Wisconsin shortly thereafter. Houdini started out as an illusionist and a circus act at a very early age, but he gained notoriety for his escape acts, in which he was able to escape handcuffs, shackles, chains and straightjackets.
Perhaps the most well-known Houdini stunt was his escape from the Chinese Water Torture Cell, in which he would escape a water tank while suspended upside down and shackled, while holding his breath for 3 minutes. The exact nature of Houdini’s torture cell and the way in which he escaped is still a mystery.
Houdini died due to complications after a ruptured appendix in 1926. His name is still synonymous with escaping from extremely tough situations
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Download the 2011 Schedule here.
Who will it be?
Monday, March 7, 2011
10:00 AM Registration Opens 2nd Floor LobbyNoon Dealers Open Esplanade Room2:00-3:30 PM Teach In (The Experts Teach a Trick) Bienville Room4:00 - 5:00 PM Close Up Lecture Bienville Room6:00 - 7:00 PM Teen Contestant Meeting Salon A7:30 - 9:30 PM Snacks and Sorcery - Welcome Party Mardi Gras Room10:00 PM Las Vegas Magic Club Lecture Bienville Room11:30 PM Bowling with Magic Stars Bienville Room
12:00 - 6:00 PM Dealer's Room Open5:00 - 6:00 PM Reminences of Channing Pollock: Featuring Silvan, Norm Nielsen, James Dimmare, Johnny Thompson, and Carlton Beck7:30 - 9:30 PM Welcome Party: Featuring Jeff McBride’s World Magic Seminar version of Wonderground9:00 - 11:00 PM Dealer's Room Open
Friday, March 4, 2011
Below are the names of the final nominees for each showroom; listed in alphabetical order.
CLOSE UP ROOM
PARLOUR OF PRESTIDIGITATION
Handsome Jack (John Lovick)
Johnny Ace Palmer
Whit "Pop" Haydn
Coby, Kenner & Mayne