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Magic Magazine 2008 by Stan Allen
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Volume 17, Number 5 - Volume 18 Number 4
January 2008 - December 2008
Stan Allen & Associates
Stan Allen, Editor

1402 pages (2 quad size pages)

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 5 - January 2008 - 108 pages
  2. Cover - Robert Harbin - 1909-1978
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • Sorry About the Hat
    • Web Update
  5. Mail
  6. Omission - December 2007 - Update
  7. Correction & Clarification - December 2007 - review of David Penn's Refraction
  8. The Show Doctor - Jeff McBride
    • Diagnosis: Hot Flashes
  9. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Art and Magic, Part 1
  10. Magic Update - Shawn McMaster
    • ... And On ... And On ...
    • Do The Hustle
    • Magical Reads
    • A Moment With ... Mike Super
    • Who's Where
    • Richard "Dick" Ryan (1928-2007) - died
    • Int'l Magic Weekend 2007
    • Extreme Levitation
  11. In His Words: Cyril Takayama - Interview by Michael Weber
  12. Cover - A Box Is To Go On Board - re: Richard Himber - Alan Shaxon
    • Harbin's Card in Bottle
    • Harbin's Roll-On Table
  13. Cityscape: Going Back to Houston - Scott Wells
    • Around Town
  14. A Long Way in a Short Time - re: David Minkin - Shawn McMaster
  15. Magical Automata on Display at Morris Museum - Richard Steven Cohn
    • "The Levitator" Sells for $220,000 mat Auction - Jason & Justin Senft
  16. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Tyler Wilson One-Man Issue
      1. Call Girl - Tyler Wilson
      2. Bling - Tyler Wilson
      3. Token - Tyler Wilson
      4. Guns N' Roses - Tyler Wilson
      5. Running Man - Tyler Wilson
  17. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • A Lot for a Little: Kid's Magic to the Max [Max Maven]
    • Pop-Off
  18. Starr Craft - David Starr
    • Separation Anxiety
  19. Bloomerangs - Gaëtan Bloom
    • Heads & Tails 2
    • Thoughts on ... Gifts
  20. Magic Marketplace
    • Here I Go Again! - Bill Malone - 3 DVDs - reviewed by Jason England
    • Welded - Brent Geris & Brian Hebert effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Honest Cheat - Alan Bursky - manuscript - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Bootlegs & B-Sides, Vol. 1 - Sean Fields - DDV - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Roadrunner Cull - Kostya Kimlat - DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • The Essential Stewart James - Alan Sleight, editor - book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Trespass - Dan Army - DVD - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Half & Half, Vols. 1 and 2 - Doug Brewer - 2 DVDs - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Master Deck - Marc Oberon - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Covert Coins - Charlie Justice - DVD - - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Pure Filth - David Regal - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
  21. Authorized Magic Dealers
  22. Advertisers Index
  23. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 6 - February 2008 - 108 pages
  2. Cover - Rafael
  3. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • Read More About It
  4. Mail
  5. Omission - January 2008 - credit for photo on page 43
  6. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Memory Loss
  7. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Art and Magic, Part 2
  8. Magic Update - Shawn McMaster
    • Wife Transpo Trick
    • Gamesters Let Games Begin at CatHouse
    • A Moment With ... Max Maven
    • Who's Where
    • Teller-envisioned Shakespeare
    • Christmas at the House of 10,000 Secrets
  9. In His Words: Charles Reynolds - Interview by David Charvet
  10. Cover - Rafael: Who Are These Guys? - Alan Howard
  11. Don't Marry a Magician! - Geraldine Conrad Larsen
  12. Anthony Owen: A Man With a Magical Objective - Andi Gladwin
    • Tips for TV
    • Timeline of Anthony Owen's Magic-based Shows with Objective Productions
  13. Fresh Bottle Mystery - Mark Nelson
  14. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Eric Leclerc One-Man Issue
      1. Absolut Idiot - Eric Leclerc
      2. Ottawa Straw - Eric Leclerc
      3. Psychic Bic - Eric Leclerc
      4. The ID Trick - Eric Leclerc
      5. The Hand Bank Vanish - Eric Leclerc
      6. Connecting Columns - re: Adam Ryan's Kings Face Aces (October 2006)
  15. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • Hardly Ever, Maybe Three Times a Week
    • Dani Ryb
    • Josh Phaff
  16. Out of My Mind - Anthony Owen
    • Number at Card
  17. Starr Craft - David Starr
    • Tube Turner
  18. Seeing the Dark - Robert E. Neale
    • Part One: Life, Death, and Magic
  19. Magic Marketplace
    • Seriously Silly - David Kaye - book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Impossible Card in Rope - John Rivav & Juan Cáceres - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • School Daze - Black's Magic - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • The Bammo Dekronomicon - Bob Farmer - effect - reviewed by Jason England
    • Dan Alan's Magic Ranch - Don Allen - 3 DVDs - reviewed by Michael Claxton
    • Assension - Joshua Quinn - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • System 88 - Dr. Lisa Chin & Docc Hilford - booklet - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • BLANK! - Kenton Knepper - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Mental Influence - Kenton Knepper - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Lady Travels - Kenton Knepper - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • PSY Color Change Deck - Kenton Knepper - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Civil - Sam Fitton - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Business Card-iographic - Brian Curry - effect on DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • The Original Escapes of Arthur Coghlan - Arthur Coghlan - book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Catching Up with Milo and Roger - Dustin Stinett - book - reviewed by Michael Claxton
    • Fingers of Fury, Vol. 1 - Alan Rorrison - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Noted Briefly
      • Bunko - Jim Steinmeyer - routine
      • That Reminds Me ... - Michael Close- book
      • Heiny 500 - Karl Hein - effect on DVD
  20. Authorized Magic Dealers
  21. Advertisers Index
  22. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 7 - March 2008 - 124 pages
  2. Cover - 13 Steps to Tony Corinda
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • Is He Still Alive?
  5. Mail
  6. Omission - February 2008 - photo credit on page 23
  7. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Art Attack
  8. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Slowing Things Down
  9. Magic Update - Shawn McMaster
    • Sarmoti Reappears
    • Marveling at Marvey
    • A Moment With ... Jonathan Levit
    • Who's Where
    • Worldly Uri
  10. Cover - 13 Steps to Tony Corinda - interview by Joseph Atmore
    • Baffling the Experts - Corinda's 1958 Séance at the Magic Castle - Billy McComb
  11. Celebracadabra: VH1's Magic reality Series - Shawn McMaster
  12. Brookledge at 75 - A Haven for Magicians - Mark Nelson
  13. Geoffrey Durham: A Career Magician - Ian Keable
  14. Cityscape - Sweet Home Chicago - Adam Rubin
  15. 2008 Guide to Conventions
    • In Their Words: Brad Jacobs & Roger Miller - Interview by Stan Allen
    • Magic Convention Calendar 2008 [and 2009]
  16. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Best of 2007
      1. Wagers of Sin - Max Maven
      2. Royal Jennings - Miles Santoro & Tomas Bloomberg
      3. Lethal Extender - Doug Brewer
      4. Expertalk - Daniel Chard on Reversing a Card
      5. Talking Tricks
  17. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • Milo and Roger and Bugs and Peter
    • Norm Barnhart
  18. Out of My Mind - Anthony Owen
    • A Meal for Monteneuf
  19. Seeing the Dark - Robert E. Neale
    • Part Two: Casting Shadows
  20. Magic Marketplace
    • TnR - Mathieu Bich - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Sleight of Hand with Coins - Jay Sankey - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Trio - Jack Ken Tillar - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • The Magic Gourmet - Lewis Jones - book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Hyper-Bent-Elation - Daryl - effect with DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Rainbow Ropes, the Remix - Daryl - effect with DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • iVanish - Ben Seidman - DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • Emptied - Paul Kostrach - effect with DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Ultra Vision NightShades - Mark Allen & Paul Harris - effect with DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Spookey - Jay Sankey - effect on DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • TEARable Sessions - Ben Williams - booklet - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Blunt - David Kernsley - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Thought of Cards Across Project - Christopher Williams - booklet - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Noted Briefly
      • A Checklist of Conjuring Catalogs - Burton S. Sperber - book - reviewed by Leo Behnke
  21. Authorized Magic Dealers
  22. Advertisers Index
  23. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 8 - April 2008 - 134 pages
  2. Cover - The Top Ten Funniest Acts In Magic Today
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • Why Comedy?
  5. Mail
  6. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • A Serious Problem
  7. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Thinking about Comedy
  8. Magic Update - Shawn McMaster
    • A Winner and a Controversy
    • Showzam!
    • Celebrities, Magicians, and a New Airdate
    • Making Magic with Make:
    • A Moment With ... Eric Eswin
    • Who's Where
    • Les Smith (1915-2008) - died
  9. Make 'Em Wonder, Make 'Em Laugh! - Gabe Fajuri
  10. Cover - The Top Ten Funniest Acts In Magic Today
    • 10 - Kohl & Company
    • 9 - John Carney aka Mr. Mysto
    • 8 - Michael Finney
    • 7 - Penn & Teller
    • 6 - Jeff Hobson
    • 5 - Carl Ballantine
    • 4 - The Great Tomsoni & Co.
    • 3 - Amazing Johnathan
    • 2 - David Williamson
    • 1 - Mac King
  11. How the Funniest Picked the Funniest
  12. In Their Words: Nine of the Top Ten Funniest - Interview by Stan Allen
  13. Five Steps to Funny - Mike Bent
  14. A Laugh a Line - Ian Keable
  15. It Wasn't Funny at the Time!
    • Dana Daniels
    • Bruce Gold
    • Michael Ammar
    • Martin Lewis
    • John Thompson
  16. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. What Has Eight Legs, a Detachable Finger, Magic Breath, a Knife in a Sock, and a Way with the Ladies?
      1. Win a Date Lotto - John Lovick
      2. Pull My Finger - Doc Dixon
      3. Halitosis - Diamond Jim Tyler
      4. Put a Sock in It! - Rune Klan
      5. Connecting Columns - November 2007 & December 2007
  17. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • Patrick Hated Peas Twice as Much
    • Michael Finney
  18. Out of My Mind - Anthony Owen
    • Pred-Ikea-ction
  19. Magic Marketplace
    • Jack Parker's 52 Memories - Andi Gladwin - book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Royal Scam - John Bannon - effect with DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • The Enchanted Cube - Craig Nichols - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Exploring Magical Presentations - Eugen Burger - DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Professional Secrets - A Life in Magic - Geoffrey Durham - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Safety Box - Kreis Magic - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Unbalance - Kreis Magic - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Shhhh! - Lee Earle & Larry Becker - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Echo - Wayne Dobson - effect - reviewed by Jason England
    • Signed Card to Hip Pocket - El Duco - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Jam Auction - featuring Jack (The Gee-Whiz Kid) Nyberg & Don Driver - 2 DVDs - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker - Allan Zola Kronzek - book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Airise - JP - effect on DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Noted Briefly
      • Magical Illusions - Nicholas Einhorn - book
      • Knaves Gone Wild - David Solomon - effect with DVD
  20. Authorized Magic Dealers
  21. Advertisers Index
  22. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 9 - May 2008 - 108 pages
  2. Cover - Raymond Crowe
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • 56. Play With Shadows
  5. Mail
  6. Correction - April 2008 - Amazing Johnathan
  7. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Clap
  8. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Max's Magic Theory
  9. Magic Update - Shawn McMaster
    • Celebracadabra Appears!
    • Tommy Cooper's Bronze Honor
    • A Moment With ... Dan Harlan
    • Who's Where
  10. In Their Words: The Chicago Session: Simon Aronson, John Bannon, David Solomon- Interview by Gabe Fajuri & Adam Rubin
  11. Cover - Raymond Crowe's Wonderful World - Timothy Hyde
    • Fun With Hand Shadows
  12. Forty Years of Memories - re: Magic Castle Awards - Mark Nelson
  13. And The Winners Are ... - re: Magic Castle Awards - Shawn McMaster
  14. The House That Gerry [Griffin] Built - Shawn McMaster
  15. First Lines - Pete McCabe
  16. Murray [Sawchuck], Up the Down Elevator - Rory Johnston
  17. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. The Technology Issue
      1. The Hickman Card Engine - Curtis Hickman
      2. Palm Prick - Felipe Abreau
      3. Ringtone Revelation - Gene Protas
  18. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • K.I.S.S. Me
    • Eric Mead
    • Correction - November 2007 - crediting error
  19. Out of My Mind - Anthony Owen
    • The Birthday Deck
  20. Seeing the Dark - Robert E. Neale
    • Part Three: The Supernatural Shadow
  21. Magic Marketplace
    • Subtle Card Creations, Volume 1 - Nick Trost - book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Second Storm - John Guastaferro - 2 DVDs - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Winks Diary - Bill Thompson - effect with DVD - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Attack of the Bag! Part 1 - Craig Petty - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Holy Grail - Jordan Johnson - effect on DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Faro Shuffle - S. Brent Morris, PhD. - book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Healed & Sealed Soda 2.0 - Anders Moden - effect on DVD - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Pleasant Nightmares - William V. Rauscher - book - reviewed by David Charvet
    • Tap It - Rodger Lovins - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Kanpai! Liquid Production - Ginjiro - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Card Catcher - Steve Shufton - prop - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Noted Briefly
      • Enigma: Jeff McBride - A Magical Life - Daniel & Donna Zuckerbrot - DVD
      • 23rd FISM World Championships of Magic - FISM - DVD
      • The Mystics: A 50 Year Legacy - Shelley Jenkins - DVD
  22. Authorized Magic Dealers
  23. Advertisers Index
  24. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 10 - June 2008 - 116 pages
  2. Cover - Tim Kole
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • Your Favorite Convention?
  5. Mail
  6. Omissions and Corrections - April 2008 - credit for Hobson photos - May 2008 - Paul Gross (not Paul Ross) received Award of Merit
  7. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Ad-Diction & Viral Videos
  8. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Magic & Theater, Part 1
  9. Magic Update - Shawn McMaster
    • Late Night Magicians
    • Heads Up on Ellen
    • The Reality Continues
    • Who's Where
    • Herb Zarrow (1925-2008) - died
  10. In His Words: Banachek - Interview by Shawn McMaster
  11. Cover - Tom Kole: Going the Distance - Rory Johnston
  12. Conjurations in Kenya - Tom Lyon
  13. Revelation: 103 Years in the Making - Mike Caveney
  14. Centenary Celebration of the Magischer Klub Wien - Wittus Witt
  15. Opening Up ... Women in Boxes - Mark Nelson
  16. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Dave Forrest One Man Issue
      1. Flush Aces - Dave Forrest
      2. Box-Flip - Dave Forrest
      3. Clipper Coins - Dave Forrest
      4. Migration - Dave Forrest
      5. Beer Bottle Bit - Dave Forrest
      6. Expertalk - Outs of Mind, Dave Forrest on Vernon's Out of Sight, Out of Mind
  17. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • Kill the Counselor
    • David Levitan
  18. Out of My Mind - Anthony Owen
    • Sticky Intruder
  19. Seeing the Dark - Robert E. Neale
    • Part Four: The Moral Shadow
  20. Magic Marketplace
    • Bob White Presents the Egg Bag - Bob White - DVD - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Coinvexed - David Penn - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Scripting Magic - Pete McCabe - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Shalosh - Nimrod Harel book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Magic Bingo - Mark Wilson - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • You Asked for It - Miracle Factory - 4 DVDs - reviewed by Michael Claxton
    • Chain Reaction - Andrew Mayne - effect on DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Twisted - Andrew Mayne - effect on DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Social Distortion - Andrew Mayne - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Alpha Cards - Jesse Feinberg - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Szechuan Sampler - Fred Rosenbaum - re-released effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Chinese Choice - John Archer - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Chez Louisa - Steve Cantwell - Effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Cornered - Kevin Parker & Chris Webber - DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • Inner Change - Steve Shufton - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Noted Briefly
      • Le Grand David: The Early Years in Photographs - Le Grand David company - book
      • The Amazing Mystical Vanishing Bandana - Robert Haas - effect
  21. Authorized Magic Dealers
  22. Advertisers Index
  23. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 11 - July 2008 - 116 pages
  2. Cover - Willard The Wizard
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • It's A Secret [in ASL]
  5. Mail
  6. Correction - June 2008 - Earle Oakes correct age is 85
  7. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Tooth Decay
  8. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Magic and Theater, Part 2
  9. Magic Update - Shawn McMaster
    • A Successful Wrap for Turkish Magic
    • Forgotten Hero in Pixar Short
    • Celebracadabra's Swan Song
    • Who's Where
    • On the Newsstand
  10. In Her Words: Joanie Spina - Interview by Stan Allen
  11. Cover - Willard: A Life Under Canvas - David Charvet
  12. Beating Time is Our Life - The Petrosyans Perform a Magic Fashion Show - Dr. Oliver Erens
    • The Act - The Seconds Tick By
  13. Magic in Silence - Alan Howard
  14. Walter Blaney: A "Zaney" Kinda Guy! - Rory Johnston
  15. Magic Sells Science at World Festival - Richard Steven Cohn
  16. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Finding Four of a Kind from a Shuffled Deck
      1. Personality Prognosticator - Mark Tams
      2. Four Card Monte - Mark Tams
      3. Carlo Monte - J.K. Hartman
      4. Card and Deck to Box - Sebastien Guizal
      5. Expertalk - David Buck on the Controlled Coin Toss
  17. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • Tell Me About It!
    • Krystyn Lambert
  18. Seeing the Dark - Robert E. Neale
    • Part Five: The Psychological Shadow
  19. Out of My Mind - Anthony Owen
    • Cosmo-sis Personality Prediction
      • Cosmo Personality Quiz
      • Great Magical Gifts to Give ... and Get
  20. Magic Marketplace
    • Revelation - Dai Vernon & S.W. Erdnase - book - reviewed by Jason England
    • The Card Tricks of Stewart Judah - Ryan Swigert - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Kiddin' Around - Chris Capehart - 2 DVDs - reviewed by David Kaye
    • 10 Below Zero - Andrew Normansell - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Perfection - Oz Pearlman - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • New Aerial Glass Suspension - Will Golden - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Has This Ever Happened to You? - Celeste Evans, compiler - book - reviewed by Michael Claxton
    • Flipped Out - Craig Petty - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Fade - Titanas - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Casanova Concept - Steve Haynes - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Wipe the Slate Clean - Chris Webb - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Bone Saw - Michelangelo - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Omega Mutation - with Cameron Francis - 3 DVDs - reviewed by Jason England
    • Cointwo - Homer Liwag - effect with DVD - reviewed by Brad Handerson
    • Noted Briefly
      • Master Deck Book - Marc Oberon - book
  21. Authorized Magic Dealers
  22. Advertisers Index
  23. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 17, Number 12 - August 2008 - 116 pages
  2. Cover - Daniel Garcia
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • Serendipity
  5. Mail
  6. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • A Sticky Situation
  7. The Theory & Art of Magic - Lawrence Hass
    • Some Final Thoughts
  8. Magic Update
    • Scarlett Fever
    • Hall of Fame Loses Suit
    • Who's Where
    • Michael Darrin - died
    • Bill Tadlock - died
    • Missouri Magic
  9. In His Words: Brett Daniels - Interview by Stan Allen
  10. Cover - Footnotes from the Overground - re: Daniel Garcia - by Ricky Smith
  11. America's Got Schadenfreude [loss of pleasure]
    • Even if You Do Everything Right - Dan Stapleton
    • I Was So Naive - Becky Blaney
    • I Can't Complain - Bizzaro
  12. The Man Who Made Ice Famous - re: Frank Van Hoven - David Ben, Peter Isaacs, & Dr. Stephen Rogers
    • Frank Van Hoven - Dr. Stephen Rogers
  13. Angela Funovits: Twenty-Year-Old Phenomenon - Mark Paskell
  14. Billy McComb - A Leprechaun's Legacy - Max Maven
  15. The Olympic Rings - Patrick Martin
  16. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Daniel Garcia One Man Issue
      1. On the Rocks - Daniel Garcia
      2. Butter Bill - Daniel Garcia
      3. Tric Tac - Daniel Garcia
      4. The Box Steal - Daniel Garcia
      5. Timeline 2.0 - Daniel Garcia
  17. Seeing the Dark - Robert E. Neale
    • Part Six: The Metaphysical Shadow
  18. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • The Great Gig in the Sky
    • Rámon Gómez
  19. Thinx - Max Maven
    • Edifice Complex, Part 1
  20. Magic Marketplace
    • Postmentalism - Alvo Stockman - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Touch Tricks Volume 1 - TouchTricks - DVD or download - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Trilogy - Brian Caswell - effect with DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • The Ultimate Work - Tony Giorgio - 2 DVDs - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Fast Company - Damian Nieman - 2 DVDs - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Wizard Boy - UMSI - effect - reviewed by David Kaye
    • Fairy Tale Rabbit House - UMSI - effect - reviewed by David Kaye
    • Man in the Moon - UMSI - effect - reviewed by David Kaye
    • Magical Cats Family - UMSI - effect - reviewed by David Kaye
    • My Precious - Hain Goldberg - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Approaching Magic - David Regal - book - reviewed by Jason England
    • VDP - John van der Put - effect on DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Poor Man's Card Through Window - Geoff Weber - e-book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Casino Cut Card - Thom Peterson - effect with DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Noted Briefly
      • The Keeper Card Book - Paul Gordon & Tom Craven - book
      • The Cardiste - Rusduck - book
      • The Sheets Stack - School for Scoundrels - effect
  21. Authorized Magic Dealers
  22. Advertisers Index
  23. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 18, Number 1 - September 2008 - 124 pages
  2. Cover - Jorge Blass
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • IBM-SAM Combined Vacation
  5. Mail
  6. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Social Dis-Ease
  7. Magic Update
    • What Jay Packed Away Still Packs 'Em In
    • A Moment With ... Cesareo Palaez
    • Who's Where
    • Mandy Davis & Rob Cox - married
    • Lou Lancaster - died
    • Jason Scott died
    • Ken de Courcy - died
    • Chris Pratt - died
  8. Cover - Nada X Aqui - Jorge Blass' "Nothing Here" is Something Rare - Mark Nelson
    • Jorge Blass' Favorite Magic Moments From Nada X Aqui
  9. Anatomy of a Scam - Tobias Beckwith
  10. Showmanship for Magicians: The Evolution of the Fitzkee Classic - David Goodsell
  11. The Secrets of Show Biz - Rick Marcelli
  12. IBM/SAM 2008: It's All About The Magic - Andi Gladwin
    • The Competition
  13. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Finding Order in Chaos
      1. Order From Chaos - Lew Brooks
      2. Chapped - Vanishing Vinny
      3. The Inertia Shift - Andrew Hall
      4. Ring Master - Stephen Tucker
  14. Thinx - Max Maven
    • Edifice Complex, Part 2
  15. Turn It Around - Magic For The Family Audience - David Kaye (Silly Billy)
    • It's Not the Destination, It's the Ride, Part 2
    • David Kaye's 100 Columns By The Numbers
  16. Magic Marketplace
    • Card Warp Finale - Paul Green - DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Psyche - Andrew Gerard - DVD - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Paths to Enchantment - Malcolm Yaffe - book - reviewed by David Kaye
    • Puzzle Paradox - Larry Becker & Lee Earle - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Mindreading and Telepathy - Erik Jan Hanussen-Steinschneider - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Super Clipped - Cosmo Solano - effect with DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Extreme Burn - Richard Sanders - effect on DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Theomancy - Roger Curzon - book & DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Sympathy for the Devil - Paul Vigil - e-book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • ICON - Paul Vigil - e-book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • The King of Custard - Paul Megram - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Fiber Optics Extended - Richard Sanders - DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Noted Briefly
      • Silent Magic - Dr. Simon J. Carmel - book
      • The Judah Notes - Bill Coomer, compiler - book
      • Split Spades Lion Series - David Blaine - decks
      • The Extractor - Rob Bromley & Peter Nardi - effect with DVD
      • A Magical Upbringing - June Barrows Mussey [Henry Hay] - e-book
  17. Magic Magazine's Recommended Retailers
    • Eagle Magic Store
    • The Magic Apple
  18. Specialty Services
  19. Subscription Information
  20. Advertisers Index
  21. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 18, Number 2 - October 2008 - 108 pages
  2. Cover - Jeff McBride
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • One Month at a Time
  5. Mail
  6. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • A Case of the Flew
  7. Magic Update
    • Losing Sleep To Raise Money
    • Kevin & Caruso
    • Illinois Magic Bar
    • McCombing Through the Treasures
    • Who's Where
    • Roger Klause (1938-200*) - died
    • Bob Brown - died
  8. Cover - The Many Spaces of Jeff McBride - Rory Johnston
  9. A Capital Festival - Claude Bidal
  10. Filled With Magic - re: Herb Zarrow - Marla Zarrow
    • Zarrow - David Ben
    • Wyatt Earp and the Rubber Lariat
    • Minimal Miraskill
    • Riffle Steal
  11. A Big Time Small Convention - Dodd Vickers
  12. David Kaplan: The Road to "Greatness" - Mark Nelson
  13. The Magical Ambigrams of Scott Kim - Alan Howard
    • Here's a contest you'll flip over!
  14. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Steve Reynolds One-Man Issue
      1. TS Aces - Steve Reynolds, Trini Montes & Alan Ackerman
      2. Technicolor Find - Steve Reynolds
      3. Meddler's Assembly - Steve Reynolds
      4. Twelfth Method Matcho - Steve Reynolds
      5. Expertalk - Steve Reynolds on Quick Box Load
  15. Thinx - Max Maven
    • Edifice Complex, Part 3
  16. Marketplace - Gabe Fajuri, editor
    • Magic from the Overground - Paul Hallas - book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • 666 Mentalism - Howard Adams - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • The Secrets of Dr. Tao, Volume IX, Book 6 - Docc Hilford - book - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Gypsy Curse - Card-Shark - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Corner of Picadilly - Card-Shark - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Lollipalooza - Brent Geris - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Andrus: The Man, The Mind & The Magic - Robert Neary - DVD - reviewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Canfuse - Kevin Parker - effect on DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • Party Time with Magic Dave - Magic Dave - DVD - reviewed by David Kaye
    • Bish, Bas, Bosh - Magic Dave - DVD - reviewed by David Kaye
    • Classics - Illusion Show - David Bamberg - book - re-viewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Classics - The Royal Road to Card Magic - Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue - book - re-viewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Cabaret Card Magic - Bill Abbott - booklet - reviewed by Jason England
    • Duplicity - John Bannon - effect with DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • The Secrets of the Gypsy Thread - L&L Publishing - DVD - reviewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Smart-Ass - Bill Abbott - effect with DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • How Gamblers Win - Garitt M. Evans - book reprint - reviewed by Jason England
    • Willard: A Life Under Canvas - David Charvet - book - reviewed by Alan Howard
    • Flow - Dan Hauss - effect with DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • Joshua Jay - Live in the UK - Joshua Jay - lecture DVD - reviewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Beyond Deception - Tobias Beckwith - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Dice Stacking - Dennis Schleussner - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Proximity Effects - Dee Christopher - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Spins and Needles: The Magic of Allan Slaight - Allan Slaight - book - reviewed by Jason England
    • Cell - David Stone - effect with DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Commentary - Who says print is dead? - Gabe Fajuri
  17. Magic Magazine's Recommended Retailers
    • Stevens Magic Emporium
    • Market Magic Shop
  18. Specialty Services
  19. Subscription Information
  20. Advertisers Index
  21. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 18, Number 3 - November 2008 - 124 pages
  2. Cover - Joshua Jay
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • Starting Simple
  5. Mail
  6. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Grand Delusions
  7. Magic Update
    • World Magic Awards 2008
    • Lyn Dillies
    • Diving Into Blaine
    • Magic on Tap
    • A Magical Vision
    • A Moment With ... Mark Kalin
    • Who's Where
    • El Duco (1941-2008) - died
    • Matt Roberts & Erin Horne - married
    • Michael Ellis (1971-2008) - died
  8. Cover - Joshua Jay: Acts of Creation - John Armato
    • A Conversation with Josh's Editor [Megan Nicolay]
  9. Sunday Night at the London Palladium - David Britland
  10. Presidential Prestidigitators - David Charvet & Alan Howard
    • Behind the Scenes at a Command Performance - Joseph Gabriel
  11. Making a Smoked Herring Swim: The Magic of Malin [Nilsson] - Jaq Greenspan
  12. T'Waves: How Juan Tamariz Broadcast Magic into las Manos de España - Stephen Minch
    • The Human Condition
  13. Villa Livera: The House That Gio Built - Steven Sokulski
  14. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. Magic in Context
      1. 242 2.0 - Joshua Jay
      2. Hand of Fate - David Parr
      3. Orna-Mental - Joshua Jay
      4. Expertalk - Joshua Jay on Triumph: Totally Triumph
      5. Connecting Columns - September 2008 - Order from Chaos - Inertia Shift
  15. Real-World Methods - Jim Sisti
    • Working House Parties
  16. Sleightly Twisted - Todd Neufeld & Don Caldwell
    • Popped and Restored Balloon
      • Todd's Favorite
      • Don's Favorite
  17. Marketplace - Gabe Fajuri, editor
    • Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic - David Ben - book - reviewed by Jason England
    • Verbal Magic - Juan Tamariz - book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • The Magic of Nefesch - Nefesch - 6 DVDs - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Surfaced - Chad Nelson - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Phork - JP - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Gimpy's Light and Heavy Chest - Steve Corbett - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • This is Not a Book - Robert E. Neale - book - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Classics - The Art of Magic - T. Nelson Downs - re-viewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Squash - Dr. Boris Zola - effect - re-viewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Stars of Magic - Meir Yedid book reprint - reviewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Colour Burn - David Forrest - effect with DVD - reviewed by John Lovick
    • The Secret Art of Monkey Business - Matthew Johnson - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Weather or Not - Devin Knight & John Moyer - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • The Invisible Hand - Michel - 3 DVDs - reviewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Enigma? - Daniel and Donna Zuckerbrot - twelve part documentary series on DVD - reviewed by Michael Claxton
    • Split Happens - Craig Petty - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Mirage - Craig Petty - coin Set with DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Akross - Sean Fields - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Devil's Doorway - Brent Geris *& Bob Postelnik - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Space Between - Jason Palter - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Commentary - To Order, Click Here - Gabe Fajuri
    • Zero Gravity - Jay Sankey - effect on DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Invisible Stranger - Docc Hilford - booklet - reviewed by Peter Duffie
  18. Magic Magazine's Recommended Retailers
    • Williams Magic
    • Barry's Magic Shop
  19. Specialty Services
  20. Subscription Information
  21. Advertisers Index
  22. Finally

  1. Magic - Volume 18, Number 4 - December 2008 - 116 pages
  2. Cover - Criss Angel
  3. Contents
  4. From The Editor - Stan Allen
    • It's Time
  5. Mail
  6. The Show Doctor: ICU - Jeff McBride
    • Say Ahhh!
  7. Viewpoint - What I Learned on my Summer Vacation - Brad Henderson
  8. Magic Update
    • Handcuff King Still King of Auction Block
    • The Magicow
    • By The Numb3rs
    • Who's Where
    • Monte Smith - died
    • Nicholas K. Trost (1935-2008) - died
    • Ted Lesley (1937-2008) - died
  9. Cover - Criss Angel: BeLIEve - Rory Johnston
  10. It's All About The Bus! - The Untold Story of Canada's Largest Touring Magic Show - Shawn Farquhar
    • Twenty Years of Touring
    • Backstage with Teresa Midbo
  11. Room With a View - re: John Gaughan's Shop - Mike Caveney
  12. Magialdia - Alan Howard
  13. Talk About Tricks - Joshua Jay
    1. A Posthumous Steve Skomp Issue
      1. Side Pocket Swindle - Steve Skomp
      2. Camouflage - Steve Skomp
      3. Truth, Lies, and Machine Gun Seconds - Steve Skomp
      4. Wood Wonder - Steve Skomp
      5. I Hate It When That Happens - Steve Skomp
      6. Michael Close Remembers Steve Skomp
  14. Real-World Methods - Jim Sisti
    • Working Corporate Parties
  15. Braindrops - Adam Rubin
    • Cut & Restored String
  16. Sleightly Twisted - Todd Neufeld & Don Caldwell
    • Card From Balloon
  17. Marketplace - Gabe Fajuri, editor
    • Stand-Up: A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic - Ian Keble - book - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Cardially Yours - Ed Marlo - book - reviewed by Jason England
    • Director's Cut - Simon Shaw - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Whiplash - Stephen Tucker - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Menu of Miracles - James Prince - 2 DVDs - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Crystal Method - Darius - effect with DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Solari: Live in Your Living Room - Bob Solari - 2 DVDs - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Classics - The Magic of Matt Schulien - Phil Willmarth - book - re-viewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Classics - The Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields - Jon Racherbaumer - book - re-viewed by Gabe Fajuri
    • Tear Down - Andrew Mayne - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Early TV Magic: Pioneer Magicians in Rare Broadcasts - The Miracle Factory - 3 DVDs - reviewed by Michael Claxton
    • Unshuffling the Faro Shuffle - Paul Gertner - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Rob Force One - Robert Tarry - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Mystic Craig's Camera: A Record of 20th Century Magic - The Miracle Factory - 3 DVDs - reviewed by Michael Claxton
    • Freeze - JP - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Pocket Space Plus - Anthony Miller - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Mo Fo - Anthony Miller - effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Hip Pocket Bombshell - Anthony Miller - Effect - reviewed by John Lovick
    • Twister - Sankey - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Got a Light? - Matt Wayne - effect - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Fat Brothers - Miguel Ángel Gea, Christian Engblom & Dani DaOrtiz - 2 DVDs - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • The Card Ideal Series Vol. 1 - Fenik - DVD - reviewed by Jason England
    • Happy Birthday Waistcoat - Lee Alex - effect - reviewed by Brad Henderson
    • Night and Day - Alan Rorrison - DVD - reviewed by Peter Duffie
    • Comment - This Year's List - Next Years, Too - Gabe Fajuri
  18. Magic Magazine's Recommended Retailers
    • Daytona Magic
    • International Magic Studio
  19. Specialty Services
  20. Subscription Information
  21. Advertisers Index
  22. Finally

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