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In this Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss remembers the legendary Pat Page: a classic sleight-of-hand performer with sharp and funny banter packed in an outsized, charming and memorable character.

Submitted Fri, 11/02/2018

To change or to top change... is that the question? Either way, if you have any interest in sleight-of-hand card technique, you will want to read Jamy Ian Swiss’s review of “the first book dedicated entirely to a study of the Top Change, its variants and their proper execution.”

Submitted Fri, 10/19/2018

Magicana is delighted to announce our acquisition of the McIlhany Film Archive of historical magic film and videos.

Submitted Thu, 10/11/2018

Jamy Ian Swiss remembers a true master of cabaret magic, Paul Potassy, in this week’s Take Two. If you didn’t know Potassy, you need to read this post. If you did know him, enjoy Jamy’s wonderful reflection of a fine gentleman and great magician.

Submitted Fri, 10/05/2018

“How long? Believe it or not, a long time. In fact, Johnny’s known me longer than I’ve known Johnny...” Julie Eng looks back on her long friendship with magical legend Johnny Thompson.

Submitted Mon, 09/24/2018

Authors Jim Steinmeyer and Peter Lamont take on The Secret History of Magic exploring and dispelling myths long associated with magic and its history. Is this book for you? Jamy Ian Swiss shares his thoughts in the latest Lyons Den review.

Submitted Mon, 09/17/2018

With the release of the second printing of The Magic of Johnny Thompson, Jamy Ian Swiss takes a close look at five of the master’s choicest classic routines in the latest Take Two.

Submitted Mon, 09/10/2018

MagiCuba – The first international festival and conference of magic Nov 7-11 in Havana, Cuba. Use MAGICANA code and save $150! 

Submitted Mon, 08/13/2018

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend, David Linsell. David was a dear and valued member of the Magicana team, as our official photographer for nearly a decade. He will be deeply missed.

Submitted Sun, 08/12/2018

Sorry to dash your hopes, but despite the title, this is not Steve Spill’s personal update of the Kama Sutra. But it is a book about relationships: about a magician’s relationship with his art...

Submitted Fri, 07/20/2018

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