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The Vanishing Inc Fire

Brutal. Like you probably did, I saw the news of the Vanishing Inc warehouse fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but that’s obviously a big hit to the business to recover from. Within 24 hours talk of helping VI through … Continue reading

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How Do You Connect With An Audience?

One of the best Facebook pages for magicians to chat is Luke Dancy’s All Things Magic. Great chatter, respectful tone, with very little (if any) snark. Nice place. If you’re not a member, consider joining. This question recently came up … Continue reading

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Tap Into The Power Of WHY?

WHY is such a great question, even when it’s only implied. And sometimes, it’s a not-so-great question when it’s asked. Let’s look at a not-so-great example first. Magic Boy: “Cards come in two colors, red or black. Pick one.” Audience … Continue reading

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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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