Author Archives: DocDixon

The POWER of Pace & Space

Can I tell you how I have lied to hundreds of magicians? I told them my book, The Show Is The Mother of Invention: Advice on Packing Small, Playing Big & Living Large is about …get this …packing small and … Continue reading

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Magic EDC Thoughts

I recently released Trip To The Clip 2.0, a natural routine for EDC (Every Day Carry). With that in mind, I’ve been thinking more about magic EDC. Here are a few of those semi-rambling (but hopefully useful) thoughts. Some of … Continue reading

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A Review & A Rant About Nomenclature

Genii Magazine put pen to paper to review my book, The Show Is The Mother Of Invention. Thank you, Nathan Coe Marsh. Here’s an excerpt: Get your copy here. Nomenclature I posted this on my personal Facebook page April 2, … Continue reading

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Easy Heroics

Today’s post is sponsored by The Kids Know Best, my book on family/kid show magic: Today I spoke/performed at my second grade son’s Career Day. I did four twenty minute sessions. About twelve minutes of tricks, followed by a talk … Continue reading

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Another Strategy To Play Big

Shortly after my book, The Show Is The Mother Of Invention, How to Pack Small, Play Big and Live Large came from the printer I realized I could have added one more strategy for playing big from a carryon case. … Continue reading

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Get Better By Being Worse

I recently tried a new ending for a routine I’ve been performing for over a year. The routine has become solidly funny and very much in my performing character’s wheelhouse. The routine is similar to a multiple selection routine with … Continue reading

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When The Room Is Shaped Like A Barbell

I posted this on my personal Facebook page a few days ago: For Magicians:At a country club gig tonight.People seated to right and left, no one in front.What’s this mean?Gonna be a good post at Dixon Magic. And this is … Continue reading

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Nearly 40 Years Of Classic Passing

Recently a magician friend posted a performance video online that used the pass in a visual way. By visual way, I mean the selection was placed face up in the middle of the deck and visually arrived on top. I … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Comedy Anchor?

What’s a comedy anchor? I can definitively answer this. Why? Because I made up the term. HA! Yes, making up words and then using them like they are an established “thing.” This kind of evil genius is usually confined to … Continue reading

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The Value Of Schmaltz, Plus The Greatest Valentine’s Day Trick & 2nd Greatest Wedding Trick

Schmaltz is a delightful Yiddish word. Webster defines it as “excessive sentimentality.” I would reply to that definition by saying, “Excessive? Not if the audience loves it!” I spent a good portion of my holiday season performing Christmas themed shows … Continue reading

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