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.
In this week’s Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss takes a look back at the uniquely inventive magician, the late John Cornelius.
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.
Extended! Last call for nominations for the Allan Slaight Awards, has been pushed to April 1.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.