22 July 2019

21 July 2019

Sleightly Sketchy: Magician trading cards [MTC190721]

Updated July 22 to replace the second fact with an "ON SCREEN" item.


Imagine if magicians had trading cards.

Did you need all three hints to guess whose trading card back this is?

Sleightly Sketchy: Magician trading cards [MTC190721]




Previously posted:

20 July 2019

Content creation and magic

From the July 9the article "How to Create Captivating Content Using the Secrets of Magic" by Laura Mingall in CMF Trends:
Masters of cinema, such as Georges Méliès and Orson Welles, were also master magicians. Magicians are storytellers that harness the science and art of constructing captivating illusions. And storytellers have the ability to leverage these secrets of magic when creating all forms of content.

My experience with magic began in preschool. I learned firsthand both the thrill of watching the impossible become possible, as well as the thrill of understanding how it can be done. My grandfather is Henry Gordon, an acclaimed magician and debunker whose career spanned over thirty years and is a fascinating story in and of itself. He appeared on various media platforms, such as a range of CBC programs, through to The Oprah Winfrey Show. He often performed or taught the art of magic, or unapologetically debunked those using it to take advantage of people. He authored regular articles for publications such as the Toronto Star, as well as multiple books. And he would lecture for those fully immersed in the skeptic and magic communities, including at the iconic Magic Castle—the private clubhouse of The Academy of Magical Arts, in Hollywood.

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19 July 2019

Calgary: Jeff Newman at the Fringe

The Calgary Fringe Festival runs August 3 to 10, 2019.


From the Calgary Fringe Festival:
Mentalist Jeff Newman will mess with your head. In the award-winning magic show MIND GAMES, Newman will influence your thoughts, make impossible predictions, and even read your mind while revisiting classic games with a mentalist twist. 

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From Brent Smith's Facebook post:

18 July 2019

Toronto: Mark Correia at Buskerfest

Buskerfest runs Friday August 30 through Monday September 2.


From Broadway World:
Mark Correia (Canada): His show COINCIDENCE is a magic show performed by a comedian, and a comedy show performed by a magician. Watch as Mark Correia escapes from a straitjacket, makes your phone vanish, and finds your card using only...his tongue?

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