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Sound Advice

Sound Advice

Mark James - Saturday, April 17, 2021

Category: Articles


Mark James discusses his journey with microphones and offers sound advice on audio for virtual shows.

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How a Magician Gained More Than 1 Million Followers in a Year

How a Magician Gained More Than 1 Million Followers in a Year

Vanishing Inc. - Saturday, April 10, 2021

Category: Articles


Social media sensation @royalpainisme shares helpful tips for boosting your social media presence and growing your audience.

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Ernesto's Story

Ernesto's Story

Joshua Jay - Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Category: Articles


An inspiring and heartwarming account of how magic transcends borders in remarkable ways.

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This Is Not A Magic Show

This Is Not A Magic Show

Joshua Jay - Sunday, March 21, 2021

Category: Articles


Magritte and magic? Josh talks about one of his favorite artists.

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Archer's Art | Devant & Boy

Archer's Art | Devant & Boy

John Archer - Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Category: Articles


John Archer has been colorizing photos of old magicians. He's kindly letting us share some in this new series.

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My Purpose in the Pandemic

My Purpose in the Pandemic

Joshua Jay - Saturday, February 27, 2021

Category: Articles


Magicians aren't first-responders. We didn't develop the vaccine. So what is our purpose?

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The Great Zucchini

The Great Zucchini

Joe McKay - Saturday, February 27, 2021

Category: Articles


The Great Zucchini is a fascinating performer and the subject of a Pulitzer Prize winning article. Joe McKay finds out more about him in this essay.

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Tech and Teams for Virtual Show

Tech and Teams for Virtual Show

Joshua Jay - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Category: Articles


Don't be scared to delegate things that aren't your area of expertise.

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Material Selection For Virtual Shows

Material Selection For Virtual Shows

Joshua Jay - Saturday, February 20, 2021

Category: Articles


Joshua talks about how he selects material for a virtual show.

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We Need Your Help!

We Need Your Help!

Vanishing Inc. - Saturday, February 20, 2021

Category: Articles


What does the future of virtual magic look like? Take our short survey for a chance to win a gift card!

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Stage Invasion

Stage Invasion

Joe McKay - Thursday, February 18, 2021

Category: Articles


Joe McKay asks a question we all should have an answer to.

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Six Impossible Things Program

Six Impossible Things Program

Joshua Jay - Sunday, February 14, 2021

Category: Articles


Josh tells the story of when Uri Geller bent a fork for him.

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The Cull Switch

The Cull Switch

Luke Jermay - Saturday, February 13, 2021

Category: Articles


Jermay shares a a very clever idea we think will fool you.

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Meaning Is The Best Misdirection

Meaning Is The Best Misdirection

Joe McKay - Friday, February 12, 2021

Category: Articles


Joe McKay shares another thought-provoking essay. This time, concentrating on meaning and misdirection.

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Where You Are

Where You Are

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, February 7, 2021

Category: Articles


Andi extends on a comment by Tom Stone to help make your own magic better.

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The List Guy

The List Guy

Joshua Jay - Sunday, January 31, 2021

Category: Articles


Josh's list of "awesome things".

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Big Changes at Vanishing Inc.

Big Changes at Vanishing Inc.

Vanishing Inc. - Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Category: Articles


After more than 10 years, it's time for a change.

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Marlo's Prediction

Marlo's Prediction

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, January 24, 2021

Category: Articles


75 years ago Ed Marlo made a prediction. Did it come true?

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A Really Good Trick Everyone Overlooks

A Really Good Trick Everyone Overlooks

Joshua Jay - Sunday, January 17, 2021

Category: Articles


Josh shares a really good trick magicians overlook.

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Chicken and Egg

Chicken and Egg

Luke Jermay - Saturday, January 16, 2021

Category: Articles


Jermay shares an idea for a technique without an application. Can you think of an application for it?

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How Long Will it Take?

How Long Will it Take?

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, January 10, 2021

Category: Articles


Andi provides us with four solutions for speeding up the process of perfecting a sleight.

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Three Non-Magic Books You Might Enjoy

Three Non-Magic Books You Might Enjoy

Joshua Jay - Sunday, January 3, 2021

Category: Articles


Josh recommends 3 non-magic books magicians will enjoy.

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Rambles | Productivity

Rambles | Productivity

Steve Faulkner - Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Category: Articles


As we approach the New Year, Faulkner does a ramble about overcoming barriers to productivity. Your resolutions for 2021 will thank you for reading this.

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Catching Creativity

Catching Creativity

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, December 27, 2020

Category: Articles


Andi created a small mantra to ensure that he never forgets an idea.

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