Monday, January 26, 2015

More Magic on TV

January has been a busy month for magic on television, and SyFy wraps it up with very busyThursday.

Wizard Wars

Thursday, January 29, 10 p.m. E/P, SyFy

Episode seven kicks off the second series of this weekly competition show. The first six installments re-air that same day, starting at 9:30 a.m. and running until 3:30 p.m.

Close Up Kings

Thursday, January 29, 11 p.m. E/P, SyFy

Three best friends — Magick Balay, Loki, and Johnny Blaze — travel from city to city with only a few dollars in their pockets, taking on challenges and trying to outdo one another. This is the first of eight sixty-minute episodes.

The Daily Show

(unknown), 11 p.m. E/P, Comedy Central

A skit was taped recently at David Copperfield’s warehouse in Las Vegas — featuring David, Ice McDonald, Kayla Drescher, and Harrison Lampert — about how magic is dead in America, now that China has proclaimed itself to be the new capital of magic. Rumor has it that the segment will air this week.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Magic Magazine February 2015 Preview


MAGIC Magazine February 2015 Cover
From The Editor

The February 2015 issue of MAGIC Magazine is now in the mail, but the digital edition is already waiting for you on MyBookshelf. Click here to log in and start reading.

Our cover is Justin Flom, who has has had his own theater in Branson, performed for years on ships, and is being seen more and more on television, yet it’s his online presence that has brought him to the forefront.

We also look back at how The Piddingtons caused such a stir on the BBC in 1949, look forward to up-and-coming magician Bill Cook, and take a look to the side at how some of magic’s most famous couples came together — plus so much more!

I hope you enjoy the February issue and all the bonus content at M360.

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Here’s what’s new on M360…

February digital content
In This Issue
Bonus content for February, available both at MyBookshelf and M360, includes: Justin Flom’s three performance videos, plus his tutorials on Pull My Finger and USS Sweet & Low; a Bill Cook excerpt from the Make Believedocumentary, as well as a spotlight video on him; Sydney and Lesley Piddington’s 1949 BBC radio broadcast from the Tower of London, plus a trailer for Piddington’s Secrets Revealed.

February Issue »
At The Table
At The Table
Chris Mayhew’s sandwich card effect with a twist, Al Rorrinson’s relinking a key to a spectator’s key ring, Chris Korn’s production of a small bottle from a fire ball, Jeff Prace’s rigid-rope routine using an earbud — all from Murphy’s At The Table Lecture Series.

At The Table: Chris Mayhew »
Fielding West’s 2013 talk about, and performance of, psychic surgery joinsMAGIC Live presentations by Kevin Spencer, Tina Lenert, Wayne Dobson & Jeff McBride, Joanie Spina, Gene Anderson, Xavier Mortimer, and Master Payne.

MAGIC Live: Fielding West »
Turn It Around
Turn It Around
The sixth and final installment of David Kaye’s monthly “Turn It Around” column covers “Turning Your Audience Against You,” featuring Jozo Bozo. The complete article is reprinted from the July 2006 issue of MAGIC Magazine, along with a video of Jozo performing a routine with candy — and attitude.

Turn It Around »
All 25 of the products reviewed in the February issue, plus 300 reviews from previous issues, are all now available at the fully searchable “Marketplace” section of M360.

Marketplace »

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Magic on TV staring tonight...

Here’s the latest on a busy month for magic on television:

Troy: Street Magic

Tuesday, January 20, 10 p.m. E/P, SyFy

This is the second episode in this ten-part series showcasing 25-year-old magician Troy Von Scheibner as he hits the streets of London. If you missed the first episode, it re-airs on Wednesday, January 21, at 4:30 p.m., and again Thursday, January 29, at 8:30 a.m.

American Masters – Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

Friday, January 23, 9 p.m. E/P, PBS

For the first time in the series’ 29-year history, American Masters features a magician, airing the 2013 documentary.

Ongoing Series

The Carbonaro Effect continues airing on Thursdays at 10 p.m. E/P on truTV; Masters of Illusions airs on Fridays at 9:30 p.m. E/P on the CW; and repeats of Wizard Wars can be seen randomly on SyFy.