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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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The Omega Bet

The Omega Bet

Matt Baker - Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Category: Mathemagical Themas


Master of Math, Matt Baker, shares a wonderful trick you'll love to perform.

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Gilty Thoughts

Gilty Thoughts

Ben Harris - Monday, January 11, 2021

Category: Hands On Deck


Ben Harris generously shares 5 fantastic ideas for gilded playing cards.

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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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Skip's Trick

Skip's Trick

Dominic Twose - Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Category: Twose Company


Dominic Twose is back with a story about an amazing trick from the Colon Get Together in 1948 and a challenge...

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The Insider | Ben Seidman

The Insider | Ben Seidman

Damian Jennings - Monday, January 4, 2021

Category: The Insider


Throwback to episode 4 of The Insider when the incredible Ben Seidman was the guest.

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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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2020 Annual Letter

2020 Annual Letter

Andi and Josh - Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Category: About Vanishing Inc.


Andi and Josh look back at the highs and lows of 2020 for Vanishing Inc. Magic

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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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The Insider | Michael Close (Part Two)

The Insider | Michael Close (Part Two)

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 21, 2020

Category: The Insider


Michael and I carry on our fascinating conversation from last week.

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The Forgotten Art Of Re-Reading

The Forgotten Art Of Re-Reading

Joshua Jay - Sunday, December 20, 2020

Category: Articles


Josh has been re-reading his favorite magic books.

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The Hunt For Erdnase

The Hunt For Erdnase

Alex Romanoff - Thursday, December 17, 2020

Category: Art of Impossible


In the 3rd and final part of Alex Romanoff's stunning mini-documentary on Erdnase he interviews Richard Hatch.

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Realizing Magic | Animating The Inanimate

Realizing Magic | Animating The Inanimate

- Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Category: Articles


Pete McCabe (author of Scripting Magic) shares a video (and trick) where he explains his process for developing tricks.

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Winners All

Winners All

Luke Jermay - Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Category: Articles


Discover how simply reframing a gambling routine can make everyone feel like winners.

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The Insider | Michael Close (Part One)

The Insider | Michael Close (Part One)

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 14, 2020

Category: The Insider


Memdeck, the best card trick ever seen on television, Fool Us and... the truth about the ring thing...

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In Defense of Your Audience

In Defense of Your Audience

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, December 13, 2020

Category: Articles


There's one simple thing that will elevate your performance into an experience that your audience members will always remember ...

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Erdnase: The Man Who Wasn't There

Erdnase: The Man Who Wasn't There

Alex Romanoff - Thursday, December 10, 2020

Category: Art of Impossible


The second part of Alex Romanoff's amazing, must-watch mini-documentary on Erdnase.

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The ‘Missing Digit’ Calculator Trick

The ‘Missing Digit’ Calculator Trick

Matt Baker - Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Category: Mathemagical Themas


In this month's post, Matt Baker shares a wonderful mathematical miracle you can do with the calculator everyone has nowadays on their cell phones.

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The Insider | Andi Gladwin, Joshua Jay and George Luck

The Insider | Andi Gladwin, Joshua Jay and George Luck

Damian Jennings - Monday, December 7, 2020

Category: The Insider


Books. Books. Books. Andi, Josh and George talk about VI's book publishing, the biggest challenges, favorite books and, of course, The Boy Who Cried Magic.

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The Truly Fantastic Move

The Truly Fantastic Move

Joshua Jay - Sunday, December 6, 2020

Category: Articles


What if we presented a move for what it is... a move.

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The Illusion of Skill

The Illusion of Skill

Luke Jermay - Sunday, December 6, 2020

Category: Articles


Understanding the value of connecting with your spectators in the moment.

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The Insider | Jack Carpenter

The Insider | Jack Carpenter

Damian Jennings - Monday, November 30, 2020

Category: The Insider


Jack Carpenter talks about how it all started with his Mother's tall tales of a card shark... (video and audio inside -->)

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