Brad Aldridge had a great idea about four months ago: create a version of wikipedia for the world of magic. He's worked very hard since then, with a bit of guidance from me, and MagicPedia is now ready.
Go to www.magicpedia.net
and take a look.
Like Wikipedia, MagicPedia will be created by the people who read and use it. Youll have to register (a simple procedure to keep out riff-raff, both human and automated), then youll be able to write new entires and edit existing ones.
If you just want to read what other folks have written, theres no need to register. But its more fun to get involved.
Our webmaster and designer Brad Aldridge has also made MagicPedia fully video enabled, so youll be able to embed YouTube (and many other types of) videos in the entries.
Now, in case youve never seen Wikipedia, let me explain a bit about how it works. MagicPedia is literally a blank slate at the moment. When you enter, you will want to try searching for something-lets say, for example, Double Lift. If you find an entry, you may want to add to it, edit it, or imbed a video demonstrating a Double Lift. If you do not find an entry, then you can be the first to create one. Be aware that all text is subject to editing by others, which is the wonderful thing about it-its a living encyclopedia and the contents are always in flux.
There are categories set up for most branches of magic, including stage, close-up, parlor, mentalism, biographies, Genii, etc.
MagicPedia will be monitored to ensure that as little bogus information as possible is posted, and we may lock certain entries if theres too much mischief, but we look forward to creating a thriving encyclopedia of magic and magicians--and we welcome you to join the fun at www.magicpedia.net.