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by CraigMitchell
March 22nd, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Video of the Old House of Magic at Walt Disney World
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Video of the Old House of Magic at Walt Disney World

Bought my first copy of Mark Wilson's Course there along with Max's B'Wave ;-)

Thanks for posting.
by CraigMitchell
March 17th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 security post deleted ?
Replies: 1
Views: 360

FISM 2018 security post deleted ?

My post concerning the major security vulnerability on the FISM 2018 booking website was mysteriously deleted. With thousands of registrants potential credit card information being placed at risk - I would hope that this is something we would not want to keep secret. May I ask why it was deleted fro...
by CraigMitchell
March 3rd, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: New(ish) Copperfield effect
Replies: 2
Views: 519

New(ish) Copperfield effect

Can someone describe the Copperfield effect shown in this pic

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It's fairly 'new' from what I gather ?
by CraigMitchell
March 3rd, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 346: Stan Allen is Not Mr. Nobody
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: 346: Stan Allen is Not Mr. Nobody

:D
by CraigMitchell
February 26th, 2017, 3:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hobson's Illusionarium getting good reviews ...
Replies: 17
Views: 3726

Re: Hobson's Illusionarium getting good reviews ...

I'm sorry to hear that the venue is closing ;-( Very few 'magic themed' performance areas remaining ... Below was posted on one of the cruise ship boards: "Yep! Can't get enough Cirque. Let's put it on every ship. Then we won't have to worry about booking shows anymore. If we've been on one shi...
by CraigMitchell
February 22nd, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance headed back to Louisville ;-)
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Lance headed back to Louisville ;-)

http://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/lance-burton-leaving-las-vegas "My interview with Lance, who looks back at his 30-year Las Vegas career, will be posted here March 5 and in Sunday Life of The RJ. In it, he reveals the extraordinary exclusive that within two years, he will retire to hi...
by CraigMitchell
February 22nd, 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 2112

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

Dumb doesn't even come close !

Some reports say he was a partner of an attendee - and not a magician himself. Don't know if this is accurate ?

What were the highlights of Blackpool 2017 ? Any mention of Mr Lever's banishment ?
by CraigMitchell
February 22nd, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 2112

Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... iling.html

"Heart-stopping moment a ‘drunken’ magician survives plummeting 25ft onto a tile floor while ‘monkey-barring’ across ceiling rafters at a convention"

Is there something in the water in Blackpool ?
by CraigMitchell
January 25th, 2017, 1:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino

Because guests who frequent Hooters will definitely want to see a Jarret & Raja magic show http://www.reviewjournal.com/robin-leach/hooters-casino-add-jarrett-raja-show-restaurant-and-legendary-music-production And then a tragically bad promo video which more closely resembles Burt Wonderstone h...
by CraigMitchell
January 12th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sorcerers Safari ends
Replies: 0
Views: 342

Sorcerers Safari ends

Sorcerers Safari is coming to an end .... Mike Segal posted the below: "All great things must come to an end!" To all campers, friends & family of Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp: After 20 amazing years of Magic Camp, it is with heavy hearts we announce that our amazing ride has come to an...
by CraigMitchell
January 12th, 2017, 2:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 339: House of Magic with Franz Harary and Rocco
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: 339: House of Magic with Franz Harary and Rocco

Great interview, Scott ... and once again Franz was beyond generous with his time ( and doing the video, too ! ) Fantastic insight into an amazing facility ...
by CraigMitchell
January 11th, 2017, 7:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disney Magic Camp Movie
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Disney Magic Camp Movie

http://movieweb.com/magic-camp-movie-production-start-devine-jacobs-disney/ "Production has begun on Disney's Magic Camp, a live-action comedy starring Adam Devine (Workaholics, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Pitch Perfect), Gillian Jacobs (Community, Girls) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner ...
by CraigMitchell
January 1st, 2017, 1:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 in Review
Replies: 12
Views: 1639

Re: 2016 in Review

May I be the first to say ... thank you, Dustin ! Your year in review is always a highlight !
by CraigMitchell
December 18th, 2016, 2:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Star Wars news from Franz Harary!
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Re: Star Wars news from Franz Harary!

The attraction is a "The Star Wars Rogue One Experience." ... which would appear to be opening in Korea. Franz has posted pictures of one of the sets on his FB page. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15440403_1493864130640871_2480420262743497148_o.jpg?oh=141784ad84068e1b07b63d...
by CraigMitchell
December 16th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Star Wars news from Franz Harary!
Replies: 6
Views: 864

Star Wars news from Franz Harary!

Franz Harary posts: "For the last 3 months I've been traveling back and forth to Seoul, Korea working on an amazing project with George Lucas and Disney. It's been a secret... until now ... I'm the head creative director for this groundbreaking attraction that will open right after Christmas! I...
by CraigMitchell
December 4th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DC & Angel = Fake Twitter FOllowers
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: DC & Angel = Fake Twitter FOllowers

CA isn't letting up ... he now alleges Copperfield reneged on his donation and auction item to the kids charity. "Months passed &still ur donation hasn't appeared &neither did ur auction item for Sept 12 #HELP #PediatricCancer Ev… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…" I'm surprised MGM PR m...
by CraigMitchell
November 30th, 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DC & Angel = Fake Twitter FOllowers
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

DC & Angel = Fake Twitter FOllowers

"In recent Magician news, MindFreak star Criss Angel fired shots at legendary Illusionist, David Copperfield, in a tweet on Nov 27th calling Copperfield out for purchasing his Twitter followers ..." http://www.business2community.com/brandviews/affinio/revealing-magicians-secret-copperfield...
by CraigMitchell
November 18th, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 6625

Re: Magicians Documentary

In an ironic twist - Jan Rouven who the movie ostensibly shows to be the most 'successful' has just plead guilty ...

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/cr ... 621602.php
by CraigMitchell
November 17th, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 6625

Magicians Documentary

Be sure to download the new "Magicians - Life in the Impossible" documentary ... http://www.magiciansmovie.com/ But be prepared - it's a terribly depressing movie about the state of our art & the people in it. Heaven alone knows what lay people must think ... and whether Jon Armstrong ...
by CraigMitchell
November 4th, 2016, 2:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Penn's puff piece on Criss Angel
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: David Penn's puff piece on Criss Angel

To deviate slightly ... seems DC's email prediction went amiss recently according to TripAdvisor review ... would not want to be the employee responsible ;-) "David did a series of cool "old school" type of magic tricks and they were professionally done. His back story of how he becam...
by CraigMitchell
November 2nd, 2016, 5:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The 60th Performance of “It’s Magic”
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: The 60th Performance of “It’s Magic”

Hi Dustin

Was Darren Romeo not meant to have been on the bill ?
by CraigMitchell
November 2nd, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Penn's puff piece on Criss Angel
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

David Penn's puff piece on Criss Angel

If you ever want to read a puff piece on Criss Angel - David Penn does the honours ( along with lots of fawning that Vanish Magazine was selected for this 'exclusive' ) David Penn writes "you've achieved more than any other magician has ever achieved" which blows his credibility completely...
by CraigMitchell
October 31st, 2016, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown preps for the USA ?
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Derren Brown preps for the USA ?

Derren is putting on a 'best of' show at the Charing Cross Theatre in London - March 8th - April 1st 2017 ... featuring his best work from the last 10+ years. The show is ostensibly preparation for an overseas tour - so perhaps Broadway is closer than we think ? Tickets for "Derren Brown - Unde...
by CraigMitchell
October 23rd, 2016, 2:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Blaine Special in Nov on ABC
Replies: 1
Views: 485

New Blaine Special in Nov on ABC

"David Blaine is returning to primetime television in an all-new special where he will blow the minds of rap superstar Drake, NBA champion Steph Curry and comedian Dave Chappelle among other celebrities with his street magic. The new special, David Blaine: Beyond Magic, has been two years in th...
by CraigMitchell
October 22nd, 2016, 2:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helder Guimarães's Show Verso Coming to New York
Replies: 13
Views: 2666

Re: Helder Guimarães's Show Verso Coming to New York

Saw Verso this week and Helder is to be congratulated ! A highly entertaining show ... almost a collection of 'vignettes' - with the rare ability to make card magic entertaining for lay people. For the second time ( happened to me in Nothing to Hide as well ! ) I was randomly selected for an astonis...
by CraigMitchell
September 23rd, 2016, 8:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 3039

Re: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen

All that work and effort in promoting Legacy seemingly all for nought :-( something seems amiss ... They were promoting names just this past week.

What a tragic flip flop for all concerned!

And now IBM SAM + Live + Genii ...
by CraigMitchell
September 3rd, 2016, 4:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown producing new TV series ...
Replies: 0
Views: 446

Derren Brown producing new TV series ...

"Passion Distribution has picked up a little magic and a smattering of sports with its latest rights acquisitions. The London-based boutique TV distribution company has acquired the worldwide rights to The Next Great Magician, a new 6 x 60-minute series from Derren Brown’s Vaudeville Production...
by CraigMitchell
August 31st, 2016, 8:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coke turns to magic for new global launch !
Replies: 0
Views: 558

Coke turns to magic for new global launch !

Coke has turned to magicians Justin Flom, Patrick Kun & Olwethu Dyantyi to launch their new global branding ...

http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/coca-cola ... cks-173198
by CraigMitchell
August 16th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing
Replies: 24
Views: 4351

Re: Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing

Make no mistake ... It is a sad day for the magic world to lose a publication like this. For so many years - Magic and Genii were a lifeline to the outside world of magic. In an era without internet - they were a connection to what took place in 'distant' lands ... And each month I would anxiously a...
by CraigMitchell
August 16th, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing
Replies: 24
Views: 4351

Re: Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing

Whilst the magazine will be coming to an end .. I am sure Live will continue long into the future ... With over 1600 people in attendance Stan has created an amazing following at his convention.
by CraigMitchell
August 16th, 2016, 2:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing
Replies: 24
Views: 4351

Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing

So Stan's big announcement is that Magic Magazine is closing ... 25 "legacy" special issues remain.

No announcement on what he intends doing thereafter - but the next Live appears to be in 2018.

Richard now has the magic magazine market all to himself :-) last man standing ...
by CraigMitchell
August 13th, 2016, 12:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4899

Re: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings

I saw the latest version of Criss' show last night - and credit where credit is due - this is the best iteration of Criss Angel thus far. He plays to his strengths and lives upto the rockstar Mindfreak image. It's a pity though it's taken so long to reach here as this is the show he should have star...
by CraigMitchell
July 22nd, 2016, 2:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 2350

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews

Renewed appreciation for the incredible investment Disney makes in its theme parks !
by CraigMitchell
July 21st, 2016, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 2350

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews

There's a reason the Brits have never been king of theme parks ;-) TripAdvisor reviews not very good either ... video quality seems to be poor. "Regarding the new ride wow what a let down. We were so looking forward to this. Over use of VR is the biggest failure of this ride. Like usual this ri...
by CraigMitchell
July 21st, 2016, 2:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews
Replies: 13
Views: 2350

Derren Brown's Ghost Train - mixed reviews

Initial reviews of Derren's theme park "Ghost Train" attraction are mixed ... anyone in the UK been yet ? http://riderater.co.uk/6115/review-derren-browns-ghost-train-thorpe-park/ ( spoilers alert ) "Opening two months later than a launch date that was already later than convention, T...
by CraigMitchell
July 20th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Impressive tricks in Impossible, but haven't we seen lots of them before?
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Impressive tricks in Impossible, but haven't we seen lots of them before?

Seems the producer of Impossible is not endearing himself to his prior performers "Magicians who appeared in last year’s production of Impossible have accused producer Jamie Hendry of copying their acts for the show’s current run in the West End ... They have called his actions “cheap and uneth...
by CraigMitchell
July 19th, 2016, 5:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists Indonesia
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: The Illusionists Indonesia

Image

Dan Sperry looks a little different ;-)

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