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