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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.

Submitted Tue, 05/22/2018

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.

Submitted Sat, 04/28/2018

Believe it or not, we are just a couple of copies away from selling out of The Magic of Johnny Thompson!

Submitted Thu, 04/19/2018

FINALLY...they are almost ready to ship. 

Submitted Tue, 04/03/2018

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.

Submitted Fri, 03/23/2018

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)

Submitted Mon, 01/08/2018

One last devilish addition to the Screening Room for 2017...

Submitted Sun, 12/24/2017

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...

Submitted Mon, 11/27/2017

New in The Screening Room: "Movie Magic", the Larry Thornton Collection. Performances caught on film in the 1970s.

Submitted Thu, 11/23/2017

Our collection of video clips from The Magic Palace has grown ever so slightly.

Submitted Tue, 09/12/2017

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