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Jamy Ian Swiss

"I once saw him pick up a kid from the audience, wrap him around his neck, and, as he made his wsay back to the stage thus decorated, declare, 'Act like a mink!'”

Submitted Fri, 08/25/2017

"Truly he was one of the wisest and most loving men I have ever known. I am privileged to have called him a friend."

Submitted Sun, 08/13/2017

The long awaited book devoted to the magic of one of the field's most revered performers, creators and mentors is now available for pre-order.

Submitted Tue, 08/08/2017

"Nelson was an old-school gentleman with a voice as soft as his sleight-of-hand technique, noted among magicians not only for the gentle, unadorned manner of his performance, but also for the deliberate and distinctively unhurried pace of his work."

Submitted Fri, 08/04/2017

"To me, Presto was a real magician—maybe the first real magician I ever knew up close. Someone who did magic at the very highest level, who was a full-time working pro, and who talked to me, kindly and generously, and shared secrets with me. I was in awe of him..."

Submitted Mon, 07/31/2017

"...a superb actor, and his approach made the magic feel real, and his relationship to it feel genuine." Another look at the magic of three-time FISM Grand Prix winner Fred Kaps. 

Submitted Sun, 07/23/2017

"Imam was not afraid of magic. Instead, he made his audiences feel that fear."

Submitted Mon, 07/17/2017

"I adored watching Slydini perform; I never tired of the experience in the slightest. I knew his repertoire inside and out, yet I could often be fooled in the moment by his superb technique, his stellar command, his charismatic persona, and perhaps above all, his absolute mastery of the art and craft of misdirection."

Submitted Fri, 07/07/2017

A magician "with arms the size of your head sporting Navy tattoos. But at the end of those arms were hands that were as skilled as any in the history of sleight-of-hand magic."

Submitted Tue, 07/04/2017

In 1978 Jamy Ian Swiss thought "I may not know who this guy is, but I know I just saw one of the world’s greatest magicians."

Submitted Fri, 06/23/2017

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