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A Really Good Trick Everyone Overlooks

A Really Good Trick Everyone Overlooks

Joshua Jay - Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Josh shares a really good trick magicians overlook.

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Chicken and Egg

Chicken and Egg

Luke Jermay - Saturday, January 16, 2021

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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

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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

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Josh recommends 3 non-magic books magicians will enjoy.

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Rambles | Productivity

Rambles | Productivity

Steve Faulkner - Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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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

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

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The Forgotten Art Of Re-Reading

The Forgotten Art Of Re-Reading

Joshua Jay - Sunday, December 20, 2020

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Josh has been re-reading his favorite magic books.

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Realizing Magic | Animating The Inanimate

Realizing Magic | Animating The Inanimate

- Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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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

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

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In Defense of Your Audience

In Defense of Your Audience

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, December 13, 2020

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

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The Truly Fantastic Move

The Truly Fantastic Move

Joshua Jay - Sunday, December 6, 2020

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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

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

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Relevance

Relevance

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, November 29, 2020

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What makes a great trick? The clue is in the title.

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New Rules

New Rules

Luke Jermay - Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Luke Jermay discusses how he transformed a gambling demonstration into a deeply engaging and highly impactful experience.

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No Shortcuts

No Shortcuts

Joshua Jay - Sunday, November 22, 2020

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What advice would you give a younger you?

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The Ultimate Big Friday Hack

The Ultimate Big Friday Hack

Matt Szat - Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Discover how to find the best deals during our Big Friday event!

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Fixing the Bike Seat

Fixing the Bike Seat

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, November 15, 2020

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What's better than learning a new trick? Andi tells you in this short piece.

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On Acting

On Acting

Joshua Jay - Sunday, November 8, 2020

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Can anyone really pull off the "magician in trouble"? Joshua discusses acting in today's blog post.

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A Bad Move

A Bad Move

Andi Gladwin - Sunday, November 1, 2020

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Following on from his last post, Andi shares why it's OK to play with seemingly-useless sleights.

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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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