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On May 4, 2019, Magicana received the 2018 Literary and Media Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts at the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood. 

Submitted Tue, 05/07/2019

In this week’s Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss takes a look back at the uniquely inventive magician, the late John Cornelius.

Submitted Thu, 05/02/2019

A new edition of an old book—that even comes with its own handbook! Discover the double value hidden inside The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown by Trevor Hall and the Study Guide by Andi Gladwin in this review by Jamy Ian Swiss.

Submitted Fri, 04/26/2019

Extended! Last call for nominations for the Allan Slaight Awards, has been pushed to April 1.

Submitted Fri, 03/29/2019

A devastating loss... master magician, Johnny Thompson (aka The Great Tomsoni) passed away on March 9, 2019 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Pamela Hayes Thompson.

Submitted Mon, 03/11/2019

Two words for this week’s Take Two: Channing Pollock. Jamy Ian Swiss discusses the often-imitated dove worker who’s inimitable performance set the standard for excellence... in fact, one dares to say, perfection. 

Submitted Tue, 03/05/2019

How amazing? Jamy Ian Swiss declares this to be “a book of coin magic that reflects genuine innovation, useful sleights, and beautiful magic routines—a substantial and unarguably important addition to the literature of coin magic.”

Submitted Wed, 02/27/2019

To accompany his latest download on the Card on Ceiling, Jamy Ian Swiss provides this essay as “liner notes” to explore the powerful impact of this classic effect. He shares personal insights, observations... and some great stories.

Submitted Tue, 02/12/2019

Join Jamy Ian Swiss as he casts a look back at the work of Larry Jennings, a technical innovator with “monster chops,” and an amateur magician who left a substantial impact on the world of sleight-of-hand magic.

Submitted Mon, 02/04/2019

Nominations for the Allan Slaight Awards are now open! Each year $50,000 in prize money is awarded to recognize outstanding achievements in the pursuit of the impossible.

Submitted Wed, 01/23/2019

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