FINALLY...they are almost ready to ship.
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.
Our collection of video clips from The Magic Palace has grown ever so slightly.
Last week we featured a special guest performer for Senior Sorcery: Jörg Alexander from Germany.
The long awaited book devoted to the magic of one of the field's most revered performers, creators and mentors is now available for pre-order.