The Magic Newswire

On June 28th, the International Brotherhood of Magicians will gather together for their 83rd annual convention in Dallas, Texas.  Chase Goforth, Scott Wells, David Sandy, Lance Rich, Roger Miller and I get together to talk about why you should care. Are big conventions relevent? If so, why? If you have to choose one convention to attend this year, why would it be this one?  Remember that it you regsiter for this year's IBM before April 1st, you'll get a $50 discount on the total price of registration!

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

We've all been hearing about the catastrophe in Japan in the news, but on this episode of the Magic Newswire's Magic Newscast it gets a bit more personal.  Aaron Jones is a Canadian magician living in Japan who offers a personal perspective on the disaster and  how it is impacting the magic community in Japan. In addition, James L. Clark joins us before heading off to Japan to assist in search and rescue efforts there. Find out more about Aaron by visiting AaronJonesMagic.com. To support James in his efforts, visit BootsOnTheGround.org

Direct download: themagicnewswire-272976-03-15-2011_pshow_429023.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

We've all been hearing about the catastrophe in Japan in the news, but on this episode of the Magic Newswire's Magic Newscast it gets a bit more personal.  Aaron Jones is a Canadian magician living in Japan who offers a personal perspective on the disaster and  how it is impacting the magic community in Japan. In addition, James L. Clark joins us before heading off to Japan to assist in search and rescue efforts there. Find out more about Aaron by visiting AaronJonesMagic.com. To support James in his efforts, visit BootsOnTheGround.org

Direct download: themagicnewswire-272977-03-15-2011_pshow_429024.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

Criag Mitchell, Banachek, Wayne Houchin, Cameron Ramsay and I get together to talk abou the first ever "International Magic Experience."  With over 20+ of magic’s finest stars descending on Las Vegas from the 23rd – 25 May – IMX 2011 is one event that you cannot afford to miss!  In addition, Magic Newswire fans will have a chance to get together where we'll they can hang out with some of the biggest names in magic and win prizes like the complete Banachek DVD PSI series, 10 DVDs from Danny Garcia, Michael Ammar's "Magical Arts Journal,"   the complete Tarbell Course from TrickshopMagic.com,  a year's subscription from MagicMagazine.com, Wayne Houchin's "Sinful" and "Thread through Eye," and much much more!  In addition, if you head over to the IMX Facebook page and comment today, you might just win an all expense paid trip to IMS 2011 in Las Vegas!

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Jason England is one of magic's leading experts on all things Erdnase. Recognized as an authority on casino gambling,  specifically, cheating with cards. He has some of magic's most dangerous hands.  Influenced by Steve Forte, Richard Turner, Dai Vernon, and Darwin Ortiz, Jason is an amazing resource.  This interview was recorded just over eighteen months ago, I had thought that this interview had been lost in a hard drive crash. I'm thrulled to have been able to breathe new life into it and share it with you today.

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

On this episode of This Week in Magic, Cameron Ramsay, Scott Wells and I get together with Dan Sperry and Jeff McBride to talk about the upcoming World Magic Seminar.  What began as the Desert Close-Up Magic Seminar featuring the great Tony Slydini, with less than 100 attendees in 1978, has now become the premier annual magic event, the World Magic Seminar, with over 1000 attendees, and Las Vegas has become the “Magic Capitol of the World”!  The memories made in the past give the Seminar its reputation, but it’s the memories to come that make it exciting.  

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

Jim Steinmeyer joins us again to tell the story of the man that he calls "The Last Greatest Magician in the World," Howard Thurston.  Jim's new book explores how Thurston went from a homeless hobo with a checkered past to one of the most successful performers of his age.  While Houdini's daring stunts were legendary, Steinmeyer says Thurston was the public's favorite, captivating audiences with his self-assured grandeur.   There is no greater expert on the history of magic and few stories as interesting as that of Thurston as portrayed in Jim's latest book. 

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Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

On this special Magic Newscast we get a preview of the upcoming Gambling Memorabilia Auction with Gabe Fajuri from Potter & Potter Auctions.   In order to help we two magician put things in the proper light,  I am also joined by gambling expert Jason England.  Mr. England has written, consulted on, or edited over a dozen of the best-selling gambling and/or sleight-of-hand books published in the last decade and has acted as the gambling consultant and performer in numerous television and movie projects.  In case you haven't seen it already, you can have a peek at the PDF version of the catalog for the January 29th Auction HERE.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-265114-01-24-2011_pshow_423409.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

On this special Magic Newscast we get a preview of the upcoming Gambling Memorabilia Auction with Gabe Fajuri from Potter & Potter Auctions.   In order to help we two magician put things in the proper light,  I am also joined by gambling expert Jason England.  Mr. England has written, consulted on, or edited over a dozen of the best-selling gambling and/or sleight-of-hand books published in the last decade and has acted as the gambling consultant and performer in numerous television and movie projects.  In case you haven't seen it already, you can have a peek at the PDF version of the catalog for the January 29th Auction HERE.

Direct download: themagicnewswire-265112-01-24-2011_pshow_423410.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

The UK television audience recently got to know magician John Archer when he became the first performer to win on the show "Penn & Teller Fool Us." John is a comedian, magician, actor, singer, musician, writer, member of 'The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star' and is the current ‘Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.’ John joins me on the Spirit of Magic podcast and talks about his evolution from policeman to magician, how he fooled Penn & Teller and much more!
Direct download: themagicnewswire-264748-01-20-2011_pshow_422674.mp3
Category: Podcast -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT