This week’s featured magic video is from the elegant and classy David Sousa during his outstanding performance at FISM 2009. This routine is just so slick and has tons of surprises!

When I knew that Dan Sperry will be going to Australia for a show, I checked out some details about it. What I stumbled upon is just jaw dropping! Just imagine 7 great magicians from different genre of magic all put into one big show! The show will run for 2 hours with 20 minutes interval at the Sydney Opera House, Australia.

How I wish I could be there to watch it!

From the Sydney Opera House Home Page :

“Get ready to be blown away by the biggest, boldest and most spectacular magic show ever to be staged in Australia!

The illusionists is a world first. 7 of the greatest magicians on the planet are coming together for the first time, bringing with them the very best of their individual acts and a whole team of magical assistants. The result is Read the rest of this entry »

Taking care of your props is very important for every seasoned magician. It doesn’t matter how many props you have or how big or small they are, the important thing is that you keep them in tip top shape.

With that, let me tell you about the story of my floating table. Perhaps it is one of my earliest expensive prop that I bought from a local magic shop. It looked nice and it could be very useful for a big show that I and my group will be doing, so I bought it without any hesitation. It was really a great piece and using it on stage was great.

After the show, I stored the table in our magic pod or what my group calls “Demaguz Bar and Cafe” Yes, we had a commercial magic place once but that’s a different story. I stored it there thinking that it would be safe. To my dismay, the table got broken into pieces. Read the rest of this entry »

While having a sip of coffee on a rainy day, I thought of going back to blogging. I’ve been in the blogging world 2 years ago or something. You may not know it but this blog reached over 100 posts. Though some of the posts were not related to magic or entertainment, some where write ups of my random musings and whatnot. I decided to delete all the blog posts and decided to stick to the magic niche. Trust me, I really did try to work it out and even decided to get my own hosting. But my job and other stuff got the best of my time and blogging became the least of my priorities.

Hopefully this time it’ll be more active. Cheers!

Have you ever been at a point wherein you wanted to try something new, something that you’ve been practicing for gruesome hours  in the four corners of your room in front of the mirror and when the moment comes to test it to an unsuspecting group spectators, you just got rejected?

Being rejected is a bad feeling, in fact it is very awkward not only to magicians but to everybody else as well.

Even famous magicians get their share of rejections such as David Blaine, Criss Angel, Alonzo to name a few. Every close up magician has been in that uncomfortable situation.

Yes, you may try your newest trick to your friends and relatives but there is something unique about trying it to strangers. You will be able to feel that eagerness, the nervousness, the anxiety, the hype whenever you try it to people that you don’t know. My point of advice is that, just make sure that you’ve practiced the trick and studied it a million of times before you head out there. Read the rest of this entry »

The difference between professional magicians to semi professional or amateur magicians is that professional magicians do magic shows for a living. It’s their bread and butter that make them survive everyday. They may have the same skills but they differ when it comes to financial gain. To read more about this, you can check out Leodini’s post regarding this matter.

This articles does not intend to down throttle anyone, this is just my opinion.

The hard part of being a professional magician especially if he is just starting to do it professionally is learning the ropes of the entertainment biz. As I observed there are ‘magicians’ out there that do magic as a profession by performing at kiddie parties with little knowledge on the artform itself. Yes they can produce a cane out of thin air, a dove out of a torn newspaper and make something float but as I ventured about them, they have little consideration to ‘magic study’. Read the rest of this entry »