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10 Tips for Constructing Original Material

10 Tips for Constructing Original Material

Ricky Smith - Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Ten tips for constructing original material from methods and techniques that you may already know, as well as developing new sleights or methods.

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Cartamundi & USPCC

Cartamundi & USPCC

Vanishing Inc. - Friday, June 14, 2019

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Cartamundi are to buy the United States Playing Card Company this year. What does this mean for magic? We think it'll be all good!

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The Case for Invisibility

The Case for Invisibility

Daniel Prado - Thursday, June 13, 2019

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Daniel Prado takes you through how he developed his hit gambling routine, BURN.

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"That is such a beautiful trick"

George - Monday, June 10, 2019

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Check out this full performance of FACT on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

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Difficulty in Magic

Difficulty in Magic

Andi Gladwin - Friday, June 7, 2019

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Want to know how difficult the latest trick is? We can't tell you that. But Andi can tell you what you should be asking instead.

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"Debajo": Love at First Sight

Joshua Jay - Sunday, June 2, 2019

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Josh tells you about a remarkable effect called "Debajo".

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Anthony Owen on

Anthony Owen on "The Venue"

Vanishing Inc. - Friday, May 31, 2019

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We reflect on Anthony Owen's thoughts that social media is a perfect medium for magic.

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What Is A Magic Podcast, Anyway?

What Is A Magic Podcast, Anyway?

Damian Jennings - Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Damian, the host of our podcast, The Insider, explains what this whole podcasting thing is about.

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You Can't Steal My Act

You Can't Steal My Act

Mark James - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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Magician Mark James tells us why you can't steal his act - and why he believes that it's his fault if you do.

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8 Reasons Kids Should Learn Easy Card Tricks

8 Reasons Kids Should Learn Easy Card Tricks

EndersGame - Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Here's 8 reasons why we think kids should learn card magic.

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The Importance of Lists

The Importance of Lists

Joshua Jay - Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Joshua shares some list tips he has picked up from doing his one man show.

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May 2019 Website Updates

May 2019 Website Updates

Vanishing Inc. - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Our site is updated every day. Here are a few of the changes we've made this month.

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Owning The Toystore

Owning The Toystore

Joshua Jay - Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Sometimes, when you get what you dream of, it doesn't work out how you thought it would. Josh talks about owning the toy store.

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How You Can Stop Magic Piracy

How You Can Stop Magic Piracy

Andi Gladwin - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Andi gets to the heart of magic piracy and shares five simple ideas that you can do to help the industry.

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Why Playing Cards Look Like They Do

Why Playing Cards Look Like They Do

EndersGame - Thursday, April 25, 2019

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EndersGame tells us about why playing cards today look the way they do in this fascinating historical article.

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Eggs

Eggs

Andi Gladwin - Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Andi had a great breakfast in Las Vegas, and he's here to tell you what we can learn about magic from his veggie eggs Benedict.

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Anthony Owen on Performing Magic on Television

Anthony Owen on Performing Magic on Television

Vanishing Inc. - Monday, April 22, 2019

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In a previously unseen interview, the late Anthony Owen shares his secrets of how to get on television.

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Three Commercial Edward G. Brown Tricks

Three Commercial Edward G. Brown Tricks

Andi Gladwin - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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If you think that magic from the 1930s and 1940s can't be performed for modern audiences, Andi is here to show you why you're wrong!

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Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Andi Gladwin talks about his friend Anthony Owen and tells us about a scholarship that we will run in his name.

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The Dead Man’s Deck: The Real Story

The Dead Man’s Deck: The Real Story

Joshua Jay - Friday, April 5, 2019

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Learn the real story that inspired the Dead Man's Deck, and how we developed an authentic deck design.

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How Article 13 Will Change Magic

How Article 13 Will Change Magic

Andi Gladwin - Thursday, March 28, 2019

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The European Union have just passed two controversial new bills. Vanishing Inc. cofounder Andi Gladwin tells us how they could impact magic.

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Why Performing Is Important

Why Performing Is Important

Joshua Jay - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Josh explains why he thinks it's important that Vanishing Inc is run by magicians.

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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Performing FACT

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Performing FACT

George - Sunday, March 24, 2019

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There are many reasons why FACT is such a great trick to perform. We have chosen our five favorite points.

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Category of One

Category of One

Andi Gladwin - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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Andi Gladwin tells us how we can make ourselves differently by thinking about what comes before your unique selling point.

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