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The mysterious Corrinda. His book is in every magician's library. The definitive source on all things mentalist. Featured this month is an indepth interview on the means behind the magic of a founding father in mentalism, the hottest growing field in magic today.
Corinda. You’ve heard the name. Even magicians with just a passing interest in mentalism recognize it. Ask anyone in magic to tell you about Corinda, and the response you will most likely receive is, “He’s the guy who wrote the Thirteen Steps, right?” Yes, he did indeed write that seminal book on mentalism.
For six weeks starting in late October, Hollywood’s Magic Castle and its surrounding area became the shooting location, production offices, and overall “home base” for a new VH1 magic-competition reality show called Celebracadabra.
Picture Dancing with the Stars, but take away the high heels, dance steps, and flashy costumes and replace them with magic wands, sleight of hand, and — well, flashy costumes. The nine-episode series pairs celebrity contestants with top names from the magic community acting as coaches, and pits them against one another in a variety of real-world magic challenges with the grand prize of $100,000, supplied by Ellusionist, going to the winner.
Summer plans? Don't miss your chance to attend the meccas of magic! MAGIC Magazine’s annual catalog of what, where, and when, a copious listing of upcoming gatherings around the world. Plus, an interview with Brad Jacobs and Roger Miller, who together head the committee organizing the IBM-SAM Combined Convention in Louisville this summer.
Tricks reviewed this month:
• TnR by Mathieu Bich
• Sleight of Hand with Coins DVD by Jay Sankey
• Trio by Jack Kent Tillar
• The Magic Gourmet by Lewis Jones
• Hyper-Bent-Elation and Rainbow Ropes, the Remix by Daryl
• iVanish by Ben Seidman
• Emptied by Paul Kostrach
• Ultra Visual NightShades by Mark Allen & Paul Harris
• Spookey by Jay Sankey
• TEARable Sessions by Ben Williams
• Blunt by David Kernsley
• Thought of Cards Across Project by Christopher Williams
• A Checklist of Conjuring Catalogs by Burton Sperber
Talk About Tricks
This month’s “Talk About Tricks” is jammed with something for everyone. Max Maven offers us a spooky performance piece with Wagers of Sin. This effect requires a special prop, which is included in the issue! You’ll also learn a lengthy, magical card routine by Miles Santoro and Tomas Blomberg, and an unbelievable Card to Box routine in which the entire deck ends up in the box. Doug Brewer contributes a beautiful coin routine and Daniel Chard shares a fabulous utility move raising eyebrows all over the Internet.
Sweet Home Chicago
Over three million people call Chicago home, making it the third largest metropolis in the US. The appeal of the city’s thriving cultural scene is matched only by the beauty of the city itself, fanned upon the southern tip of Lake Michigan, with parks, museums, bike trails, and beaches dotted along the shore. The city is clean, accessible, and full of history. Music, comedy, and theater have strong roots in the Second City. So does magic.
Plus many more updates and insights from the leaders in our field. Helping you improve your existing show, develop the one you've always wanted, or add that special something to the simplest of tricks you will use to impress and mystify whomever may be watching!