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by James Alan
January 25th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died
Replies: 15
Views: 1655

Re: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died

There will be a memorial this Saturday in Toronto:
http://www.magicana.com/news/blog/suley-fattah-memorial
by James Alan
January 23rd, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP - Suley Fattah
Replies: 0
Views: 442

RIP - Suley Fattah

With great sadness, we report the passing of Suley Fattah, beloved husband of Julie Eng. Suley passed away earlier today due to complications from a heart attack. He died peacefully at Toronto General Hospital surrounded by his family. Suley was a long-time associate of David Ben and Magicana where ...
by James Alan
January 17th, 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2017 Allan Slaight Awards
Replies: 0
Views: 324

2017 Allan Slaight Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for work completed in 2016 for the Allan Slaight Awards. Each year the ASA awards a total of $50,000 recognizing outstanding achievements in the pursuit of the impossible across five different categories: Sharing Wonder ($15,000) recognizes exceptional magic perfor...
by James Alan
October 20th, 2016, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Lyons Den
Replies: 5
Views: 874

The Lyons Den

Magicana is pleased to announce the Lyons Den, a new column of commentary and reviews by Jamy Ian Swiss. Jamy Ian Swiss is considered one of the most insightful, frank and honest critics in the history of magic. He is also recognized as one of the premier sleight-of-hand artists in the world today a...
by James Alan
March 14th, 2016, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Awards
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Allan Slaight Awards

There are just over two weeks left to submit a nomination. We welcome submissions for all five categories from anywhere in the world. We've already received nominations from nearly every continent (still waiting on Antartica). If you know someone whose magic has had a big impact, please let us know ...
by James Alan
February 5th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben to Go Hairless (For a Good Cause)
Replies: 17
Views: 3658

Re: David Ben to Go Hairless (For a Good Cause)

Brad Jeffers wrote:Seriously, if someone has his address I would love to send him one of these.


It's on the website (http://www.magicana.com)

And if anyone missed the boat, we will have extra hair collectibles for those who would still like to make a donation
by James Alan
January 25th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben to Go Hairless (For a Good Cause)
Replies: 17
Views: 3658

Re: David Ben to Go Hairless (For a Good Cause)

Between the Canadian and US donations, he just passed $150,000. There's just over a week to go. He's so excited, he's doing colour changes

Richard - your suggestion seems to be getting some traction. How many curls can we put you down for?
by James Alan
March 29th, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

Re: David Ben's Blog

David posted a review/analysis of Cowboys Full - The Story of Poker by James McManus
(McManus' first book, an NYTimes Bestseller, Positively Fifth Street told the story of his fifth place finish at the world poker series.)

Read the Article.
by James Alan
March 25th, 2010, 10:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Continuing his trip through England, Sid meets Will Goldston and shows him a thing or two in Smoking Goldston.
by James Alan
March 24th, 2010, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz, Mac King and Max Maven in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Re: Juan Tamariz, Mac King and Max Maven in Toronto

The Secret is Out! Magicana has been working closely with Luminato to bring four of the worlds master magicians Juan Tamariz , Mac King , Max Maven and Bob Sheets - to Toronto as part of the Festival. What a wonderful opportunity, particularly for the public who now has the chance to see these four ...
by James Alan
March 15th, 2010, 3:03 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Dai Vernon font
Replies: 20
Views: 3532

Re: Dai Vernon font

David Ben posted some background on how this font came to be in It's Amazing.
by James Alan
March 15th, 2010, 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MCA2010 :: who's going?
Replies: 30
Views: 5909

Re: MCA2010 :: who's going?

New information about the convention has been posted here:
http://magicol.wordpress.com/

There's information about the schedule for Thursday afternoon/evening and important food announcements... yum.
by James Alan
March 10th, 2010, 3:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

The English always have the coolest names for places!

Follow Sid through Peckham and Lower Tooting and hear about the Ornum in Leadership by Leat. (Harry Leat)
by James Alan
March 8th, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

Re: David Ben's Blog

Now back to his regularly scheduled blogging with Igniting the Imagination.
by James Alan
March 7th, 2010, 6:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jason England 's Canadian Lecture Tour Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Jason England 's Canadian Lecture Tour Dates

The tour is off to a great start. Received some terrific feedback from Vancouver: Jason England's lecture here in Vancouver was very well received. His reputation preceded him and he succeeded in impressing every member of the audience with his skills and personality. I have to say he was quite amaz...
by James Alan
March 4th, 2010, 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MCA2010 :: who's going?
Replies: 30
Views: 5909

Re: MCA2010 :: who's going?

New updates about the convention schedule are up at the
MCA Blog
by James Alan
March 4th, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

Re: David Ben's Blog

After a small break, Tricks & Tweets is back.

David was briefly distracted by Olympic Hockey and few other winter events but he's back.

Read Keeping your cool.
by James Alan
March 3rd, 2010, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid is honoured with special performances from Owen Clark

You can also click through to read the cover story on Owen Clark from the June, 1904 issue of Staynon's Magic.
by James Alan
March 2nd, 2010, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tony Eng Youth Fund Contest Winner
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Tony Eng Youth Fund Contest Winner

Magicana has announced the winner of the first Tony Eng Youth Fund CAM Contest . The winner, and her parent, will receive a free trip to the 2010 CAM Convention including registration, hotel and return airfare. Find out who the winner is... The contest was sponsored by: Kent Wong The Canadian Associ...
by James Alan
February 25th, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

It pays to be curious! The conjuror from Canada recounts meeting his first celebrity in England in
Leaping off the pages.
by James Alan
February 18th, 2010, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

All tied up...
Now...back to Sids adventures on the high seas as he makes his way to England.
by James Alan
February 18th, 2010, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: MCA2010 :: who's going?
Replies: 30
Views: 5909

Re: MCA2010 :: who's going?

We're slowly releasing information about the convention as we confirm the details through the MCA Blog . Jason England is speaking about gambling collectibles and also performing on the Friday night. Plus there are some other updates about the schedule which have just been posted. See you in May!
by James Alan
February 16th, 2010, 9:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jason England 's Canadian Lecture Tour Dates
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Jason England 's Canadian Lecture Tour Dates

Magicana is pleased to announce dates for lectures and workshops with Jason England in five Canadian cities Vancouver - March 5-6 Edmonton - March 7-8 Regina - March 9-10 Calgary - March 11-12 Victoria - March 13-14 Lectures will focus on several of Jasons all-time favorite effects for both magician...
by James Alan
February 10th, 2010, 7:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

And, the adventure begins...

Sid travels to Montreal to board the ship to England. Before arriving in Montreal, however, he stops to visit Joseph Ovette, inventor of the famed Master Move...
by James Alan
February 10th, 2010, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

David Ben's Blog

David Ben is blogging again. This time it's something to do with Max Malini and Hockey...

Tricks & Tweets: I Believe

If you missed any of the old blog posts, you can view the archive here.
by James Alan
February 3rd, 2010, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

On the brink of his overseas adventure, Sid steps back in time to remember his father.

Memories of Father
by James Alan
February 2nd, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

Harlan Tarbell, Karl Germain, Paul Fox and Michael Skinner in
Eye of the Beholder
by James Alan
January 27th, 2010, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Discover how a milk campaign puts Sid on the road back to England:
Milk & Honey
by James Alan
January 25th, 2010, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

Here he goes again... letting secrets slip about Magicana's plans to reprint A Grade Expos
by James Alan
January 20th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Still more memories of Dunninger in Mentalist, Magician... or, both?
by James Alan
January 19th, 2010, 7:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?
Replies: 70
Views: 8357

Re: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?

The new MCA website is up and running:


www.magicana.com/mca
by James Alan
January 19th, 2010, 10:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

New post:
Size Matters

Please post witty retorts in the space below...
by James Alan
January 13th, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

This week, Sid has more memories of Dunninger, in particular what he had to say on the subject of exposure.

Exposure?
by James Alan
January 11th, 2010, 5:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz, Mac King and Max Maven in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

Juan Tamariz, Mac King and Max Maven in Toronto

A little birdie tweeted this a few minutes ago:

Save the Dates!
by James Alan
January 6th, 2010, 11:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid is back!
In his first tweet of 2010 he remembers seeing Dunninger perform in the 1920s.

Remembering Dunninger

Follow on Twitter
by James Alan
January 6th, 2010, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

He's blogged again!
"Setting the Stage"

-Planning a convention
-A book of one handed cuts
-A reprint of an 1880s Card Artifice book
-A certain 1902 publication

... and a big surprise in June.
by James Alan
December 16th, 2009, 10:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

by James Alan
December 15th, 2009, 12:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Tricks & Tweets - New Blog

He did it again:
Playing by Ear
by James Alan
December 10th, 2009, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid's back doing magic, this time on stage as an assistant to "Mystic Frekensal".
Watch And Learn

He's got some really bad luck when it comes to tables!
by James Alan
December 3rd, 2009, 10:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 7607

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Social networking in the 1920s:
From pen pals to fast friends.

And Sid is still Tweeting at http://twitter.com/sidlorraine

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