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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

Happy Holidays! Binge watch and brush up on your Spanish with these new releases in The Screening Room from Juan Tamariz. Feliz navidad!

Submitted Fri, 12/21/2018

Passing the My Magic Hands magic wand to a new group of magicians with Camp Oochigeas.

Submitted Tue, 12/11/2018

Bidding is now open in the latest auction from Haversat & Ewing Galleries. 

Submitted Fri, 11/30/2018

The cheerful ironic distance, the stellar sleight of hand, the palpable intellect behind the sesquipedalian banter... Jamy Ian Swiss pays tribute to magic legend Ricky Jay.

Submitted Tue, 11/27/2018

It’s a big one! If you have any interest in card magic, then you must read this double review by Jamy Ian Swiss of Denis Behr’s recent book Handcrafted Card Magic Vol. 3 and four-disc DVD set Magic on Tap. In a word, it’s all about… taste.

Submitted Thu, 11/15/2018

Jamy Ian Swiss looks back at his early influences in magic: visiting Tannen’s, joining the famous Saturday-afternoon crowd at Governor's, and watching and learning from one of the chief-holders-of-court ... Harry Lorayne.

Submitted Thu, 11/08/2018

They're here... all ten crates, weighing nearly 4,500 lbs (over 2,000 kg), of moving pictures, arriving in Toronto.

Submitted Thu, 11/08/2018

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