David Ben will be presenting (and maybe sharing some trade secrets) at The Walrus LIVE The Future of Everything June 14-15 at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. Discount code available in this post.
We are pleased to announce that, with the sell-out success of The Magic of Johnny Thompson, Magicana is now preparing a second printing of this historic book.
Believe it or not, we are just a couple of copies away from selling out of The Magic of Johnny Thompson!
The Magic of Johnny Thompson—the epic 663-page, two-volume slipcased set featuring seventy-eight routines with nearly 1,100 images, drawn from a lifetime of magic—is finally bound and sealed … and now signed.
Nominations are now being accepted for work completed in 2017 for the Allan Slaight Awards. Each year the ASA awards a total of $50,000 recognizing outstanding achievements in the pursuit of the impossible across five different categories:
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) recognizes exceptional magic performed for the public, whether in live performance, on television or online. Past recipients include Derek Delgaudio (2017), Darcy Oake (2016) and Penn & Teller (2015)
One last devilish addition to the Screening Room for 2017...
Nearly twenty years ago, I was able to collaborate with my friend, filmmaker Daniel Zuckerbrot, on a profile of Dai Vernon for Canadian television. At the time, I believed that Vernon was the most influential magician of the twentieth century...
New in The Screening Room: "Movie Magic", the Larry Thornton Collection. Performances caught on film in the 1970s.