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Vanishing Inc. Magic Blog - page 10

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

The Impossibility Process

The Impossibility Process

Ian Flinn - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


The Impossibility Process explores the progression of the magician. The feeling of impossibility surrounds the craft of magic, and magicians are the conduits for those moments.

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Derek DelGaudio - Invisible Dialogues

Derek DelGaudio - Invisible Dialogues

Art of Magic - Sunday, December 24, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


Derek DelGaudio is one of the few fine artists of conjuring - elevating the performance of tricks into the manifestation of Magic.

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Review: IMPOSSIBLE

Review: IMPOSSIBLE

Ian Flinn - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


When people think of magic and magicians, Las Vegas immediately springs to mind. Though many of the innovators and masters in magic are located in the Desert of Dreams, a place with equally as much innovation and as many deep traditions of magic is New York City.

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South Africa Magic Lab

South Africa Magic Lab

Vanishing Inc. - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Category: ShareMagic


We have a vision of building a creativity lab for young magicians. Can you help?

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New Magifest Scholarship Update

New Magifest Scholarship Update

Vanishing Inc. - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Category: ShareMagic


Learn how we're changing how we grant scholarships at Magifest!

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We Built a Theater!

We Built a Theater!

Vanishing Inc. - Friday, June 30, 2017

Category: ShareMagic


Vanishing Inc. Magic Fund builds a new theater at the College of Magic in South Africa.

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Young People Shine at the Columbus Magifest

Young People Shine at the Columbus Magifest

Vanishing Inc. - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Category: ShareMagic


How we're helping students from Gahanna Lincoln school with their passion for magic!

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Magic Workshop Scholarship Awarded

Magic Workshop Scholarship Awarded

Vanishing Inc. - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Category: ShareMagic


We awarded a scholarship place to a young magician and his parent to Ben Earl's London workshop.

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Feeling Pretty Cull Today

Feeling Pretty Cull Today

Ricky Smith - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


Art of Magic's very own Ricky Smith gives us his top tips for learning the Hofzinser Spread Cull.

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"The Greatest Popover in the World" with Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith - Saturday, May 6, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


Ricky Smith shares a an anecdote regarding some shenanigans in Las Vegas with Lee Asher and Aaron Fisher.

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"Owning it" with Ricky Smith

Ricky Smith - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


Ricky Smith shares an anecdote and discusses the ethics of owning the material that you perform.

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Benefit Show in NYC

Benefit Show in NYC

Vanishing Inc. - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Category: ShareMagic


Vanishing Inc. Magic Fund stages a benefit show in NYC, starring Colombian magicians.

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Alberto de Figueiredo's ONE

Alberto de Figueiredo's ONE

Art of Magic - Friday, April 21, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


Alberto de Figueiredo presents ONE, a collection of six marvelous pieces of card magic. As one of the premier magicians in Spain, Alberto has applied his thousands of hours of performing experience to create incredible magic moments that are perfect for formal close-up presentations.

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Excerpt from 'Take Two' by Jamy Ian Swiss

Excerpt from 'Take Two' by Jamy Ian Swiss

Art of Magic - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


We're happy to share an excerpt from a recent Take Two, Magicana.com's weekly blog written by acclaimed author and renowned magician, Jamy Ian Swiss, which discusses the Cardistry community and a bit about the divide between magic and cardistry. Read the whole article on Magicana.com.

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Welcoming Joe Diamond

Welcoming Joe Diamond

Vanishing Inc. - Friday, February 10, 2017

Category: ShareMagic


Joe Diamond has joined the Vanishing Inc. team to help facilitate the Magifest youth scholarship program.

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Allan Hagen's Completing the Hand

Allan Hagen's Completing the Hand

Art of Magic - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Allan Hagen teaches his original material on video for the first time. Completing the Hand is his two-phase poker routine with demonstrations of exceptional memory and skill.

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Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen

Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen

Art of Magic - Friday, December 9, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


After several years of development, Gypsy Queen is finally available. Inspired by working closely with David Blaine over the years, Asi's newest contribution to magic will leave your spectators with a memory and a memento that they will always treasure.

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TV Magic Recap 2016

TV Magic Recap 2016

Art of Magic - Saturday, November 19, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


2016 was a huge year for magic on television. Here we provide a brief showcase of what 2016 had to offer, as the year draws to a close.

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Library of Wonder: Derek Hughes

Library of Wonder: Derek Hughes

Art of Magic - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Derek Hughes is a quintessential showman. After blowing the competition away on America’s Got Talent this past year, Derek has become a beacon of what good magic can truly be.

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Creepy Magic Tricks for Halloween

Creepy Magic Tricks for Halloween

Art of Magic - Monday, October 10, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


A collection of card tricks to perform this Halloween. From the Haunted Deck to Rising Card, Ricky Smith offers insightful feedback to a few of his favorite tricks featuring an "October-esque" presentation.

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The Magic of Meaning

The Magic of Meaning

Art of Magic - Monday, September 12, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


This is an excerpt from the first chapter of Henning Nelms' Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjuring, an absolute must-read in our list of important magical publications.

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The Power of Magic

The Power of Magic

Art of Magic - Monday, August 29, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


This week's blog is a guest contribution from BJ Bueno, a top retail consultant, marketing strategist, and magician! This blog comes from his boutique marketing strategy firm, The Cult Branding Company.

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Slow Dance

Slow Dance

Art of Magic - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Slow Dance is a magical frame designed by Jeff Lieberman that allows objects to move in slow motion without the need of a camera. The mechanics, similar to a zoetrope "combine technology, science, and art in order to remind us of the natural mystery, beauty, and wonder that surround us every day."

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Art of Magic Presents: Flourishes for Magicians

Art of Magic Presents: Flourishes for Magicians

Art of Magic - Monday, August 22, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Art of Magic is proud to present Franco Pascali teaching Flourishes for Magicians. Within this video, you'll find four beautiful, simple flourishes that an add style to your existing repertoire or can act as fun, exciting to moves to practice.

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