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by CraigMitchell
September 23rd, 2016, 8:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 1625

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: 303

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: 387

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: 3493

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: 3493

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: 3493

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: 3858

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: 1747

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: 1747

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: 1747

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: 1380

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: 238

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: 577

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: 9667

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: 1380

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: 1381

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: 888

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: 3858

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: 781

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: 3858

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...
by CraigMitchell
July 6th, 2016, 8:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings
Replies: 30
Views: 3858

New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings

http://www.reviewjournal.com/neon/shows/new-criss-angel-show-packed-magic-and-mood-swings "But if the offer to compare him to other Vegas magicians extends to the past, it leads down a gooey ethical trail. Lance Burton gets a shout-out and even a voice cameo for the sword-fighting switch seen i...
by CraigMitchell
July 1st, 2016, 12:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Copperfield Award
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: The Copperfield Award

Hi Mark

Can you give more details on the award selection process ? Are nominations taken / members polled or is there a jury ?

Thanks
by CraigMitchell
July 1st, 2016, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown - Miracle - A Review
Replies: 11
Views: 2901

Re: Derren Brown - Miracle - A Review

Seems I'm missing all the fun. @Richard Stokes - my review was from 2015. The show you saw and the one I did are invariably going to be different. Derren has had over a year to refine the material and work on making it better. I'm sorry you found my review to be dismissive. On the contrary, it was m...
by CraigMitchell
June 30th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Law and Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Law and Magic

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/appeals-court-asks-sound-recording-907360 "Circuit Judge R. Lanier Anderson brought up a 1943 decision involving a magician named Charles Hoffman, who sued another magician, Maurice Glazer, for infringing on the performance of a trick where various cockt...
by CraigMitchell
June 28th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helder Guimarães's Show Verso Coming to New York
Replies: 2
Views: 661

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

Helder's marketing team have done a superb job ... just have a look at the quality of the design of the site / show imagery ... has such a professional feel to it.

Can't wait to see the show

http://versoshow.com/
by CraigMitchell
June 11th, 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 5687

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

And confirmed on the BMC website: "The Blackpool Magicians Club are pleased to announce a new look team for the 2017 convention. Derek Lever has now stepped aside and will be replaced by the new team of David Plant, Guy Barrett, Russ Brown, Russ Stevens and Mark Woodsford. "We would like t...
by CraigMitchell
June 10th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 5687

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

Direct from Arthur Casson - the Blackpool Magic Club Ltd Director and convention registrar "At the recent B.M.C. Annual General Meeting, it was decided by the members that the Convention will be run by a ' Convention Team' Derek Lever is no longer on the committee of Blackpool Magicians'Club. E...
by CraigMitchell
June 10th, 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 5687

Re: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

Arthur Casson remains the sole Director of Blackpool Magicians Club Ltd ... perhaps email him and enquire if the bans are now rescinded with Mr Lever's departure as organiser of the convention ....
by CraigMitchell
June 10th, 2016, 5:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee
Replies: 45
Views: 5687

Palace revolt at Blackpool Magicians Club ? Derek Lever off committee

Has there been a palace revolt at the Blackpool Magicians Club ?

Derek Lever has apparently been removed as Convention Organiser and is no longer on the management committee ( http://www.blackpoolmagic.com/about/committee/ )

Intriguing.

Anyone have any further details if true ?
by CraigMitchell
June 5th, 2016, 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 3784

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

The least reliable news outlet in the world would be the National Enquirer ;-)
by CraigMitchell
June 4th, 2016, 4:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No International Magic convention this year :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: No International Magic convention this year :-(

Dates had indeed been announced many months back ( and I am sure quite a few, myself included, made plans accordingly )

Great pity to see another convention die - especially one with such a rich history.

Hopefully they can make it work for 2017 ...
by CraigMitchell
June 4th, 2016, 3:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No International Magic convention this year :-(
Replies: 3
Views: 598

No International Magic convention this year :-(

For those planning their convention schedules, Noel Britten advises that there won't be a full International Magic convention again this year :-(

They are planning a "social day, as we did last year, with a couple of lectures on November 20th"
by CraigMitchell
June 2nd, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Make Believe Documentary Follow-up ... Plus Abuse
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Make Believe Documentary Follow-up ... Plus Abuse

http://www.slashfilm.com/what-ever-happened-to-the-teen-magicians-profiled-in-the-documentary-make-believe/ Came across the above article which profiles the young magicians that were featured in the "Make Believe" documentary. Article links to a 2013 TedX Talk presented by one of the parti...
by CraigMitchell
May 26th, 2016, 8:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 2529

The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/673770/BGT-magician-Richard-Jones-REVEALS-secret-magic-trick-This-Morning-Holly-Willoughby-Rylan "She then upturned the card she had been holding in her mouth and revealed it was the one Richard had signed. Or was it? Viewers were quick to notice that t...
by CraigMitchell
May 23rd, 2016, 8:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disneyland Paris show with illusions by Paul Kieve
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Disneyland Paris show with illusions by Paul Kieve

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Mickey_and_the_Magician "Mickey and the Magician is a live stage show that will premiere at Walt Disney Studios Park from July 2, 2016 to January 8, 2017.[2] To illustrate this return to where the magic all began, the creators draw inspiration from the great illusio...
by CraigMitchell
May 4th, 2016, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Xavier Mortimer show?
Replies: 1
Views: 506

Re: Xavier Mortimer show?

Yes - Xavier recently left MJ One.

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