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by Magicana
October 2nd, 2013, 5:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicol 185!
Replies: 7
Views: 2432

Magicol 185!

Finally! We heard some of our subscribers already received issue 185 -- have you received yours? The contents, as we have tipped, are all things Castle. The issue celebrates the Castle’s 50th anniversary, with a focus on its history and collectibles. Dustin Stinett starts us off with a walking tour ...
by Magicana
April 18th, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Luminato 2013: Maestros of Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Luminato 2013: Maestros of Magic

Greetings! This would definitely spark the interest of magic enthusiasts in Toronto. As you are probably aware, Luminato is one of Toronto's biggest art festivals, and they have a section dedicated to magic! This year, magician Miguel Puga and pianist Paz Sabater and Luis Britos as the Primordial Sp...
by Magicana
February 12th, 2013, 3:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Wait is Over!
Replies: 0
Views: 552

The Wait is Over!

--for 184 that is! The latest issue of Magicol is at the printers. We hope to have it in the mail by next week. We devote this forthcoming issue, No. 184, to magic personalities. As David Ben writes,[some are] always standing front and centre, some who should have been, and some who clearly preferre...
by Magicana
October 26th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Magi-Fest Youth Scholarship!
Replies: 0
Views: 938

Magi-Fest Youth Scholarship!

Magicana's Tony Eng Youth Fund and Magi-Fest in Columbus, Ohio are proud to announce a partnership for the Magi-Fest Youth Scholarship 2013. We are offering a bursary to assist a young, Canadian magician (and their corresponding legal guardian/parent) to attend. Specifically,Magicana will provide a ...
by Magicana
August 23rd, 2012, 9:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicol 183: The Joy of Posters -- now out!
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Magicol 183: The Joy of Posters -- now out!

Thank you Evan! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!
by Magicana
August 22nd, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicol 183: The Joy of Posters -- now out!
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Magicol 183: The Joy of Posters -- now out!

We heard that some people already received their latest issue of Magicol! Have you received yours? We're very excited about this issue, particularly because 183 focuses on the bliss of magic poster-collecting, the meaning and significance we place on the posters we own, and the colourful history tha...
by Magicana
November 24th, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: EverythingErdnase.com
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

EverythingErdnase.com

We are pleased to announce a new online exhibition, now open at http://www.EverythingErdnase.com Created by Julie Eng and Jason England, it explores all of the different editions of The Expert at the Card Table , a book which has been perpetually in print for over 100 years. Please take a moment to ...
by Magicana
November 24th, 2011, 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7615
Views: 2332985

Re: ERDNASE

You fans of Erdnase really need to check out the MCA. Issue 180 of Magicol will be dedicated to the book and the identity of its author. Check my post here: http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=256300#Post256300 We're happy to have anyone interested as a subscr...
by Magicana
November 24th, 2011, 4:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The MCA on Erdnase!
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Re: The MCA on Erdnase!

We're happy to have anyone interested as a subscriber and you're welcome to join us for 2012. We've closed off subscriptions for 2011, but the All Erdnase Issue will be available as a special limited edition booklet titled Erdnase Unmasked . It features the contributions from David Ben, Jason Englan...
by Magicana
October 20th, 2011, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicol back on track
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Magicol back on track

We're a bit behind schedule with the printing of Magicol, but we're slowly getting back on track. We're moving towards finishing the next three issues: No. 180 - All about The Expert at the Card Table and the hunt for S.W. Erdnase No. 181 - Sorcar, Houdini in Foreign Languages and more No. 182 - Mag...
by Magicana
December 8th, 2010, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

That's a wrap! Sid has posted the final entry from his memoirs. He recalls his meeting with Joseffy, and his talking skull Balsamo. This macabre piece of magic could apparently be performed in quite astonishing conditions! Read Sid's latest: And Finally . You can also view the Archive to catch up on...
by Magicana
November 11th, 2010, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Oswald Rae invites Sid to a dinner hosted by IBM Ring 25. There the topic of conversation turns to "the terrible American patter published for magicians" with Sid scheduled to perform... a patter act.

Only one thing he could do...

Read Pitter Patter
by Magicana
October 20th, 2010, 9:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid is back again!

This week he brings more memories of British magic dealer Harry Leat. He also shares memories of his friend Wilfred Hutchinson and music idol Gracie Fields.

Read Will & Grace.
by Magicana
October 13th, 2010, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid has more stories about Harry Leat and Will Goldston, including an "under-handed operation" selling some illusions.

Read all about it in Indian Trader
by Magicana
October 13th, 2010, 10:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: David Ben's Blog

Where do ideas come from?

David discusses Stewart James' "Idea Kindlers" and the way he navigated his own imagination to produce new ideas the same way that a magician might produce a coin or an automobile out of thin air.

Read Homing Hopper
by Magicana
October 6th, 2010, 3:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Origins of the Center Tear
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

The Origins of the Center Tear

We learned through his memoir that Sid Lorraine had a part to play in bringing the Center Tear to the world of magic. It seems he was shown the technique in England by J.T. Garrus . It came to Garrus through an unknown Florida medium. At the time Joe Ovette and Ted Annemann believed it to be "e...
by Magicana
October 6th, 2010, 3:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

In one of his notebooks, ca. 1928, under the heading of "Billet Reading", Sid describes a brand new technique shown to him in England by J.T. Garrus. Soon after he sent it to Joe Ovette and Ted Annemann and it seems to have caught on.

Read all about it in Front & Centre
by Magicana
September 29th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Find out what happened in 1928 B.Z.
(also find out what B.Z. is)

Read Sid's latest entry A Gambling Friend
by Magicana
September 22nd, 2010, 11:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

A flashback to the days when you could fool magicians with the 10-20 Force. Some fun ideas this week as Sid talks about the characters he wasn't able to meet during his trip to England: Chris Van Bern 's novel act and some of his unique promotional strategies. Billy O'Connor , a magician with "...
by Magicana
September 17th, 2010, 9:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 42nd Annual Magic Collectors Weekend in Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 354

42nd Annual Magic Collectors Weekend in Chicago

We are pleased to announce the details for the 2011 MCA Conference. Magicana will be hosting the 42nd Annual Magic Collectors Weekend May 19-21, 2011 in Chicago. Registration is now open here . The rate is $225 US. Magicol subscribers pay a discounted rate of $210. Discounted rooms are available at ...
by Magicana
September 16th, 2010, 6:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

This week, Sid recalls more friends from Great Britain including Walter Kemp, Jack LeDair and George Johnson (Editor of the Magic Wand)

Read Something for the Train to find out more about these generous gentlemen and Caught, the first trick Sid ever marketed.
by Magicana
September 9th, 2010, 4:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: David Ben's Blog

There is going to be some magic at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival).

David Ben explains how he became involved in creating some unusual card magic for the film Yesno being screened this weekend in Toronto.

Read Tricks & Tweets: Yesno
by Magicana
September 9th, 2010, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

This week, Sid asks Ellis Stanyon about an effect he published that was supposed to create explosions at your fingertips, but also resulted in singed eyebrows and a lost limb...

Read about The Devil's Whisper

Just don't try it at home.
by Magicana
September 1st, 2010, 6:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid's back again.

In his continuing travels through England, he receives a letter and gets to meet the renowned Ellis Stanyon and talks about some interesting billiard ball moves and some excellent tips (thumb and finger tips).

Read Seeing Staynon
by Magicana
August 5th, 2010, 3:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

He's back! After a bit of a hiatus, Sid Lorraine's Magical Chatterbox is back on track. In the latest installment - Chance Encounters of the Mysterious Kind - Sid meets the mysterious Edward Bagshawe during his time spent in England. He describes their lengthy session and some of the ideas that they...
by Magicana
July 27th, 2010, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rafael Benatar, Gaetan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer in Toronto in August
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Rafael Benatar, Gaetan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer in Toronto in August

Because of several requests for an in-depth workshop, Rafael Benatar will also be giving a 3-hour card workshop in Toronto on August 17 at 7:00 pm. It's limited to 10 people and [color:#990000]50% of the workshop spots are already sold[/color] . If you'll be in the Toronto area - Grab your ticket be...
by Magicana
July 27th, 2010, 2:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rafael Benatar, Gaetan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer in Toronto in August
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Rafael Benatar, Gaetan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer in Toronto in August

[color:#990000]45% of the lecture seats are now SOLD.[/color]
Grab your tickets now as we have limited seating for both dates.

See you there!

Lecture Info
by Magicana
July 13th, 2010, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rafael Benatar, Gaetan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer in Toronto in August
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Rafael Benatar, Gaetan Bloom & Jim Steinmeyer in Toronto in August

In an effort to bring you a summer jam packed with magic , we are pleased to announce three lectures from some of the finest experts in the world: This August in Toronto, we will be hosting lectures with Rafael Benatar , Gatan Bloom and Jim Steinmeyer . Wednesday, August 18 - 6:30 PM Rafael Benatar ...
by Magicana
June 29th, 2010, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicol #175 is on its way!
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Magicol #175 is on its way!

The lastest issue of Magicol is on its way out. This issue, with Walter "Zaney" Blaney on the cover, features the definitive history of the famous "Ladder Levitation" as well as articles about John C. Green, Stephen Leacock, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Edwin A. Daw...
by Magicana
June 7th, 2010, 4:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: David Ben's Blog

What's a "fabulous monster" doing in Toronto next week? Read more about Max Maven's one-man show "Thinking in Person" and why he was chosen to be part of Luminato, the Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity. Go to the latest installment of Tricks & Tweets: <!-- m --><a class="...
by Magicana
May 26th, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: David Ben's Blog

Can I still see Juan Tamariz in Toronto even if I don't speak French? Where can I go to see a musical with magic in it? What's a " floatee "? and Why is a blog like a diet? The answers to all these important questions (and a few others) have now been posted at Tricks & Tweets - the Lat...
by Magicana
May 6th, 2010, 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MCA2010 :: who's going?
Replies: 30
Views: 6557

Re: MCA2010 :: who's going?

We're getting very close to the convention - we're less than one week away! We've just announced another addition to the programme. On Friday evening at 8:00 pm, we will be screening "McComb Uncorked". This never before seen footage, shot at the 31 Faces North magic conference in Toronto, ...
by Magicana
April 21st, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Continuing in the series of answers to questions you never thought to ask: Sid Lorraine explains how to untie a knot tied in a human hair (and how to make members of the Magic Circle look strange and silly in the process). He also gets to meet Wilfrid Jonson and shares his presentation for the "...
by Magicana
April 14th, 2010, 5:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Have you ever wondered where the "Red Snapper" (or "Wonder Plug") came from? Maybe not. It turns out it's based on a (very surprising and magical) G.W. Hunter trick using a metal tube and a pencil. It also turns out that we have Sid to thank for carrying the idea across the Atlan...
by Magicana
April 13th, 2010, 12:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ibidem Magazine: The Final Load
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Ibidem Magazine: The Final Load

Your chance to own one of magic's most remarkable publications: Ibidem Thanks to the publisher, Magicana is offering the complete Ibidem, 3 Volumes for $100 including taxes and shipping anywhere in North America. Or, if you are a member of the MCA ($30/yr in the US) you can receive the entire set fo...
by Magicana
April 13th, 2010, 11:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben's Blog
Replies: 10
Views: 3197

Re: David Ben's Blog

Inspired by a recent NY Times column from Alina Tugend, David Ben's latest "Tweet" expands on the notion of deliberate practice (a term coined by Professor K. Anders Ericsson). He offers advice on the subject from Ross Bertram and highlights some of the dangers that come from excessive pra...
by Magicana
April 8th, 2010, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

While at the London Magic Club, Sid saw some magic from a young magician about his age (23 at the time) by the name of Ned Williams. Although most everyone today will probably know him better as Robert Harbin. He also had the chance to find out about some of the practical jokes that went on behind t...
by Magicana
April 5th, 2010, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz, Mac King and Max Maven in Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 1696

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

Since we've been fielding lots of inquiries, we'll post this here directly: While the box office will not be open to the public until April 15, there is a pre-sale code which will allow you to purchase tickets as early 10am on Monday, April 5 (TODAY!) Advance tickets will be available for Max Maven,...
by Magicana
March 31st, 2010, 12:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Lorraine Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 8855

Re: Sid Lorraine Blog

Sid's rising cigarette performance went over so well, they made him an honourary member in the London Magician's Club (an organization which ceased in the 1930s). He also brought out some old memorabilia including his membership card (now over 80 years old) and his medallion. Looking closely at the ...

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