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The latest magic tricks, interviews, articles, essays and hints and tips from Vanishing Inc. Updated daily.

A Misconception

A Misconception

Joshua Jay - Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Is method really important?

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An Approach to Learning Sleights

An Approach to Learning Sleights

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, October 18, 2020

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With so many sleights to learn and so little time, how can you manage everything? Andi says some ideas.

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Named-Card Effects are NOT Always Better than Chosen-Card Effects

Named-Card Effects are NOT Always Better than Chosen-Card Effects

Joshua Jay - Sunday, October 11, 2020

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Josh explains his thoughts on thought-of card effects.

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How Magic Clubs Can Evolve

How Magic Clubs Can Evolve

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, October 4, 2020

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How will your magic club change, post COVID-19? Andi has a few ideas, and suggestions.

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What Should I Say?

What Should I Say?

Joshua Jay - Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Josh offers his thoughts on what we should say.

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What to do When your Magic is Pirated

What to do When your Magic is Pirated

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Andi shares three important ways that magic creators can protect themselves from piracy.

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The Stony Stare

The Stony Stare

Ben Harris - Friday, September 18, 2020

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Ben identifies a common problem of modern day performers and provides a simple, but extremely effective tip.

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Vanishing Inc. Playing Cards 1,000 Deck Giveaway!

Vanishing Inc. Playing Cards 1,000 Deck Giveaway!

Vanishing Inc. - Monday, September 14, 2020

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Learn how you can win a free deck of cards all week long!

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Find what you're looking for

Find what you're looking for

Damian Jennings - Thursday, September 10, 2020

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You asked us to make it easer to search for items, so we have.

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Hallway Practice

Hallway Practice

Brian Watson - Thursday, September 3, 2020

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Brian Watson, from our UK team, gives an excellent tip for learning to practice any sleight.

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Scripting Magic for Zoom

Scripting Magic for Zoom

Pete McCabe - Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Pete McCabe kindly shares a full script and trick perfect for performing on Zoom.

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Howard Schwarzman: Wishes Fulfilled

Howard Schwarzman: Wishes Fulfilled

Jamy Ian Swiss - Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Jamy Ian Swiss reflects on his friend Howard Schwarzman and his magic.

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Devant and Maskelyne on iDrop (Almost!)

Devant and Maskelyne on iDrop (Almost!)

Andi Gladwin - Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Amazingly, David Devant and Nevil Maskelyne's advice from 1911 applies as much now as it did when they first wrote it.

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Einstein's Dream

Einstein's Dream

Luke Jermay - Friday, August 14, 2020

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Jermay messes with time itself in the concluding post in this series.

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Pick a Card Poker

Pick a Card Poker

Luke Jermay - Friday, August 7, 2020

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Jermay shares an impressive gambling routine that doesn't reply on the spectators knowing anything about poker!

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Rambles | Mentor

Rambles | Mentor

Steve Faulkner - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Faulkner rambles about mentors and what to do if they're absent from your life.

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Coins Across In The Seance Room

Coins Across In The Seance Room

Luke Jermay - Friday, July 24, 2020

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Jermay takes a David Roth classic and turns it into something really eerie!

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Appear on Fool Us

Appear on Fool Us

Vanishing Inc. - Tuesday, July 21, 2020

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Casting for Penn & Teller: Fool Us is now open and here's how you can apply.

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Hofzinser's Vigil

Hofzinser's Vigil

Luke Jermay - Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Jermay shares an unusual take to the Ace Assembly plot, using a candle and scorched cards.

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Where Coins Come From

Where Coins Come From

Luke Jermay - Friday, July 10, 2020

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In the first of a series of new blog posts, Luke Jermay shares a charming presentation for the classic coin from ear effect.

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Rambles | Stuck

Rambles | Stuck

Steve Faulkner - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Faulkner rambles about getting stuck, and what to do to get unstuck.

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Ever wondered how free shipping works?

Ever wondered how free shipping works?

George Luck - Friday, July 3, 2020

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A behind the scenes look at how UPS and VI work together.

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Realizing Magic | Scripting Counts

Realizing Magic | Scripting Counts

Pete McCabe - Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Pete McCabe shares a video teaching how to make your Elmsley count better using simple theatrical blocking.

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How to Learn Anything or The Learning Process, And Why You Need To Know It.

How to Learn Anything or The Learning Process, And Why You Need To Know It.

Steve Faulkner - Thursday, June 11, 2020

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In today's Rambles, Faulkner talks about how we all learn. And how he learnt to breakdance.

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Jamy Ian Swiss Book Reviews