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Vanishing Inc. 2022 Year in Review

Vanishing Inc. 2022 Year in Review

Andi and Josh - Friday, December 30, 2022

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


Every year, we write a letter to the magic community about our success and challenges. Our 2022 letter has our biggest news yet.

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Magifest 2023 Preview: Kyle Purnell

Magifest 2023 Preview: Kyle Purnell

Vanishing Inc. - Thursday, December 29, 2022

Category: Magifest


Get to know Kyle Purnell before his brand-new lecture at Magifest filled with his most creative, practical magic to date.

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The Session 2023 Preview: Matt Baker

The Session 2023 Preview: Matt Baker

Vanishing Inc. - Saturday, December 24, 2022

Category: The Session


Get to know Matt Baker ahead of his highly-anticipated European convention debut

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What I Think About Before I Go Onstage

What I Think About Before I Go Onstage

Joshua Jay - Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


Here are three important pieces of wisdom Joshua Jay reminds himself of before every show.

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The Insider | Six Impossible Things Round Table

The Insider | Six Impossible Things Round Table

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 19, 2022

Category: The Insider


A special round table podcast, with the people who made Six Impossible Things, well, possible.

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The History of ACAAN

The History of ACAAN

Vanishing Inc. - Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


Everything you ever wanted to know about the iconic Any Card at Any Number card magic trick.

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ChatGPT: Rhyming Patter

ChatGPT: Rhyming Patter

Andi Gladwin - Monday, December 12, 2022

Category: Articles


Andi has the AI write a rhyming patter for the Misers Dream and then breaks down the script to show how AI understands exactly how the routine should be performed.

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ChatGPT: Motivational Quotes

ChatGPT: Motivational Quotes

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, December 11, 2022

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


Andi asked the new ChatGPL AI to write quotes that would motivate magicians. In turn, we learn something about AI ... and maybe magic.

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How

How "Miracle One" Fooled Me

Andi Gladwin - Saturday, December 10, 2022

Category: Articles


Andi tells the true story of how he was convinced that Miracle One was stooged.

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ChatGPT: Writing New Magic Scripts

ChatGPT: Writing New Magic Scripts

Andi Gladwin - Saturday, December 10, 2022

Category: Articles


Andi puts ChatGPT through its paces by having it generate three different magic scripts. Is it perfect? No. Is it fun? Yes.

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Miracle One: Everything You Need to Know

Miracle One: Everything You Need to Know

Vanishing Inc. - Friday, December 9, 2022

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


All the important details about our biggest release of the year.

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ChatGPT: Magician Poems

ChatGPT: Magician Poems

Andi Gladwin - Friday, December 9, 2022

Category: Articles


Can an AI know enough about specific magicians to write detailed poems about them? Let's see.

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ChatGPT: What Makes a Great Magician?

ChatGPT: What Makes a Great Magician?

Andi Gladwin - Thursday, December 8, 2022

Category: Articles


In a new series of nerdy, yet informative posts, Andi uses AI to find out the secrets to being a great magician.

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Magic Convention EDC Guide

Magic Convention EDC Guide

Jason Silberman - Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Category: Articles


In this helpful EDC guide, magic convention veteran, and resident Support Wizard, Jason shares everything you should consider bringing to have the best possible experience at Magifest, The Session or any other magic convention.

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The Insider | Mortenn Christiansen

The Insider | Mortenn Christiansen

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 5, 2022

Category: The Insider


FISM-winning Mortenn drops in to chat about, well, winning FISM, and a lot more besides.

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The Session 2023 Preview: Markobi

The Session 2023 Preview: Markobi

Vanishing Inc. - Sunday, December 4, 2022

Category: The Session


Get to know Markobi before he brings his one-of-a-kind card magic to The Session.

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Magifest 2023 Preview: Paul Gertner

Magifest 2023 Preview: Paul Gertner

Vanishing Inc. - Saturday, December 3, 2022

Category: Magifest


For the first time in two decades, Paul Gertner returns to Magifest this January.

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A Classic Stock Poster

A Classic Stock Poster

Ken Trombly - Thursday, December 1, 2022

Category: The Art of Magic


What did the Average Joe magician do for promotional posters in the Golden Age of magic?

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When do you know it’s time to quit on an idea? (Giving up the Ghosts)

When do you know it’s time to quit on an idea? (Giving up the Ghosts)

Joshua Jay - Saturday, November 26, 2022

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


Joshua Jay reflects on one of the toughest decisions he had to make during the run of his NYC show Six Impossible Things.

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The Insider | Craig Petty Part Two

The Insider | Craig Petty Part Two

Damian Jennings - Monday, November 21, 2022

Category: The Insider


Craig Petty wants to travel back in time to meet Vernon. Find out why in part two of this amazing interview.

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The Session 2023 Preview: Alex Romanoff

The Session 2023 Preview: Alex Romanoff

Vanishing Inc. - Sunday, November 20, 2022

Category: The Session


Alex Romanoff explores how examining magic's past can help us better shape its future.

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Magifest 2023 Preview: Erik Tait

Magifest 2023 Preview: Erik Tait

Vanishing Inc. - Saturday, November 19, 2022

Category: Magifest


Learn more about Erik Tait ahead of his highly-anticipated performance of his FISM act at Magifest.

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Black Friday 2022 | Team Picks - Playing Cards

Black Friday 2022 | Team Picks - Playing Cards

Vanishing Inc. - Saturday, November 19, 2022

Category: Black Friday 2022


It's Black Friday. Time to stock up on some playing cards. Let's see what the team recommends.

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Black Friday 2022 | Team Picks - Magic Accessories

Black Friday 2022 | Team Picks - Magic Accessories

- Friday, November 18, 2022

Category: Black Friday 2022


Let's see what accessories the VI team recommends this Black Friday sale.

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