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by CraigMitchell
January 12th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sorcerers Safari ends
Replies: 0
Views: 244

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: 155

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: 199

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: 993

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: 772

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: 772

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: 1386

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: 1386

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: 22
Views: 2564

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: 22
Views: 2564

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: 1256

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: 565

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: 1256

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: 435

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: 459

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: 2556

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: 2816

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: 423

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: 525

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: 4183

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: 4183

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: 4183

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: 4692

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: 2301

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: 2301

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: 2301

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: 1762

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: 330

Re: The Illusionists Indonesia

Image

Dan Sperry looks a little different ;-)
by CraigMitchell
July 18th, 2016, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2015 TV Special
Replies: 2
Views: 726

FISM 2015 TV Special

The "FISM 2015" or more accurately the Masters of Magic award show has been posted on Youtube ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OweZYUj85Ik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1VHE6gQi_Q

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHDUjn ... RiQ/videos
by CraigMitchell
July 16th, 2016, 4:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 12137

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

Shawn's performance always gets a good response ... but is there not an inherent flaw in Sheer Luck ? The fact that your book is blank informs the audience immediately that such things as 'gimmicked' books exist ... one doesn't normally go to a book store and find a blank Sherlock Holmes book. It we...
by CraigMitchell
July 15th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Impressive tricks in Impossible, but haven't we seen lots of them before?
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

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

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/impossible-nol-coward-theatre-review-impressive-tricks-but-haven/ Telegraph gives it 3/5 stars "Overall, Impossible is less cheesy and more knowing than before and makes a virtue of its illustrious pedigree, with endless references to Houdini and t...
by CraigMitchell
July 15th, 2016, 2:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

Re: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?

And in our next bout ... Stan Allen vs Richard Kaufman in the cage of death !
by CraigMitchell
July 13th, 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Copperfield Prize
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Re: The Copperfield Prize

I asked previously - but didn't get a reply.

Do you perhaps know what the selection process involves ? Are nominations taken ? Is there a jury panel ? Does DC himself decide ?

Thanks
by CraigMitchell
July 11th, 2016, 5:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4692

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

@Tom = see Weatherford's other column. Not an odd decision at all. One of the key selling points for Believe and M/F Live - that was repeated over and over - was just how revolutionary & unique the show was. Weatherford ( and others ) ultimately see it as a lost opportunity ... all the resources...
by CraigMitchell
July 10th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Called Out for Copying Other Vegas Magician's Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Criss Angel Called Out for Copying Other Vegas Magician's Tricks

Edit: this was the link I think Richard intended to post ( Mike Weatherford has just penned 2 recent columns on CA ) http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/mike-weatherford/did-criss-angel-miss-the-chance-move-magic-forward Quite an insightful post from a entertainment columnist. He hits...
by CraigMitchell
July 10th, 2016, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4692

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

http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/columns-blogs/mike-weatherford/did-criss-angel-miss-the-chance-move-magic-forward Criss Angel certainly has the resources to deliver what he promised: “The most mind-blowing, revolutionary magic show ever to be performed live.” But rival magicians are asking if h...

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