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Showing posts with label Jamie D. Grant. Show all posts
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15 May 2015

Jamie D. Grant article about Michael Dardant

From Jamie D. Grant's Twitter feed:

12 January 2015

Jamie D. Grant joins Dodd Vickers' Year in Review

From Dodd Vickers' Twitter feed:

From the Magic Newswire:
In this episode of the MagicNewswire's "Spirit of Magic" podcast, we take a look back at 2014 and a peek ahead at 2015.

Genii Magazine Associate Editor Dustin Stinnett leads the way with his always amazing recaps of the previous year of magic news in review, but we are also joined by many special guests along the way. My cohosts are Chase Goforth, Cameron Ramsay, and David Kaye. Special Guests include Dan Sperry, Jonathan Pendragon, Mike Caveney, Tina Lennart and more. Happy new year everyone!   
Read more and listen to podcast

02 January 2015

[Guest post] Magic Magazine: January 2015

The following is a guest post from an author who wishes to be known as The Magic Demon.

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Magic Magazine always makes good reading but the current issue contains noteworthy Canadian content.

First and foremost, a feature profile of the award winning Canadian photographer, cinematographer, magician and Ellusionist production manager Peter McKinnon. It is eloquently penned by the multi-talented Vancouver magician Jamie D. Grant.

Peter McKinnon's inventive photographic work is well known within the magic community. Magic Magazine's September 2014 cover was his; and if you've ever seen any special deck of playing cards advertised in an unusual or attention-grabbing way in the last decade or so, chances are it was also one of Peter's photos or videos.

It was just about ten years ago that Peter McKinnon was cutting college classes and hanging out at the Browser's Den of Magic in Toronto. Today he bases his internationally acclaimed photographic work out of both Toronto and San Francisco. He usually manages to combine his love for magic with his awesome creativity in the visual arts. It's an inspiring story.

Secondly: Prominent within the article is a whimsical photo of Jeff Pinsky, owner of The Browser's Den of Magic in Toronto. It was originally part of Peter McKinnon's compelling and idiosyncratic "Plaid Chair" online project. It seems a fitting salute to the man behind the b&m magic store which perhaps initially helped to energize Peter's impressive career.

Editor's notes:
  • Visit the Browser's Den Facebook group to see Peter Mennie's post which inspired Wilson to comment "So this is how Harry Potter looks like when he grows up"
  • Read Peter's thoughts about Jeff over at The Plaid Chair (in keeping with Wilson's comment above, the photo is filed under "Hogwarts")

Thirdly (and finally) in this issue: Ian Rowland's always must-read "Loving Mentalism" column features a fun and quirky mentalism effect contributed by John Pellatt, known to readers of this blog as the founder/curator of the Johnny Giordmaine tribute site. John credits fellow Canadian Patrik Kuffs for inspiring the creation of his original mentalism effect/routine. It is called "Expresso ESP" and described as "a seemingly impromptu experiment in mindreading suitable for informal occasions."

So, not bad for Magic Magazine's first issue of 2015. In fact, it's a Canadian magical hat-trick!




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Thank you The Magic Demon for guest posting at Canada's Magic!



28 December 2013

Dave Attwood interviews Jamie D. Grant

In episode 46 from December 18th, Dave Attwood interviews Jamie D. Grant.  See if you agree with the thought that "random acts of kindness are wrong."

Listen to the interview at Dave Attwood's site.

22 February 2011

Magic 101 at UBC

Vancouver magician Jamie D. Grant will be teaching a four week Magic 101 course at UBC in March!

I wish they had courses like this when I was in school!

[h/t: @KeithHBrown]