The Yankee Gathering—November 15, 16, 17—registration is now open! Space is limited ... act soon to save your spot!
We are pleased to announce that the next issue of Magicol—No. 193—will be in the mail this week! This issue—which completes our current subscription—is bigger than usual and chock-full with an eclectic collection of articles.
Louis Tannen, the founder and original proprietor of Tannen’s Magic in Manhattan, was the first person to teach me sleight of hand. He taught me sponge balls when I was about ten or eleven years old, and later dice stacking, and the Chop Cup. By the time I was about 13 I was performing the Chop Cup for my parents’ friends at home cocktail parties, behind our four-stool home bar....
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.
On April 7 and 8, Auction Results, in conjunction with Owen Magic Supreme, will conduct the third auction of the exquisite magic collection of William H. McIlhany (1951-2017).
Why get The Paradigm Shift Vol. 1 & 2? Because they are “filled to the brim with theory, technique, effects, history, perspective, experience, and a distinctive creator’s voice. What more do you want...?”
Magicol subscribers have been invited to attend the High Country Collectors Conference, August 17-18, 2018
...when Vernon and Miller would finally meet soon thereafter, Vernon would describe Miller as one of the two best card handlers Vernon had ever encountered. Although the two masters were a generation apart in age—a fact that magicians today often overlook—thus began a friendship and association that would last through Miller and Vernon’s lifetimes. Charlie Miller, albeit less renowned that Vernon, would eventually become a remarkable magical maestro in his own right.
The nature of the variety arts is such that there have always been, and shall always be, unsung heroes. I can tick off a list of performers who had significant impact on me in the course of my life in magic, whose names would mostly be recognized by locals who shared the same geography.