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Issue Number: #1466
Date: Sunday 19th August 2018
Editor: Alan Watson QSM
E-mail: editor@magicnewzealand.com
Hi here is the latest news

1. Editor's Message
2. Shin Lim Takes A Step Closer to Winning AGT
3. New Netflix series "Magic for Humans"
4. Free as a Bird - John Carey #13
5. S.A.M.'s September M-U-M preview
6. Never Let Them See You Fail - #496 - Kyle Peron
7. MINDvention 2018
8. Blaney Association With The Late Phil Temple
9. New Zealand's Richard Webster Workshop In Berlin
10. It's KIDabra Conference Time and You're Invited!
11. Masters Of Illusion
12. E-zine Archives
13. Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice

1. Editor's Message
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2. Shin Lim Takes A Step Closer to Winning AGT
Article forwarded on by James Blake (US)

Waltham Magician On America's Got Talent Heads To Semifinals

Wednesday night the world finds out whether magician from Waltham will take a step closer to winning AGT.

Waltham, MA - The magician who grew up in Massachusetts has America's votes. Shin Lim along with 12 others performed Tuesday night on America's Got Talent. But the results were saved as America voted until Wednesday night when the show announced that 26-year-old magician will be going on to the semifinals.

He was on stage for three minutes Tuesday, rising there amid the type of fog that one associates with magic and the mystic. After about 3 minutes on stage with a song by M83, called "Outro" blaring, the 26-year-old magician with the floppy hair and the timely wink, got a standing ovation from the room, as well as from all of the judges. That response from judges and fans at the quarter finals of America's Got Talent Tuesday night may bode well for next month when we find out who wins the $1 million.

Judges Mel B and Heidi Klum praised his charm, while Howie Mandel called him the best magician he'd ever seen.


3. New Netflix series "Magic for Humans"
Message by Rob Thomas

Season 1 coming 17 August 2018

Magic for Humans
2018 TV-14

From baffling people on the street to orchestrating elaborate tricks, Justin Willman blends good-natured magic with grown-up laughs.

Starring: Justin Willman
Genres: Series, Reality Programmes


4. Free as a Bird - John Carey #13
Message by John Carey (UK)

Deddy Corbuzier's Freewill concept is such a simple but beautiful idea. It's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" things. Here I've applied it to a simple but deceptive piece using a prediction, a blackjack hand and a signed card at a number.

Prepare by writing on the back of a business card: "I will get the Ace, you will get the Jack and the signed card will appear at number 11".

The Ace of Spades is marked by putting an ink dot in the bullet point of the card in the centre of a standard Bicycle deck. You can use other areas and other brands of course.

Bring out your business card and place it prediction side down on the table. Do not call it a prediction or indeed anything. Have the deck shuffled as you mention that your favourite game is blackjack. Take back the deck and say you will take out a perfect blackjack hand. Make a mental note of the face card, say Two of Diamonds and start spreading through the deck in search of the Ace and Jack of Spades.

Silently count as you spread and injog the tenth card from the face slightly. Continue spreading and take out the Ace and Jack and hand them to your helper. Get a left little-finger break beneath the jogged card and double undercut to the break, sending your key card, the Two of Diamonds tenth from top. Table the deck.

Ask the spectator to take the blackjack hand beneath the table or behind their back and mix the cards. Have her then deal either card face-down in front of you and the remaining card in front of her. If you see a mark on your card you know it's the Ace, which means you will read out the prediction at the end. If you don't, your spectator has the Ace and will read out the prediction a la Freewill.

Pick up the deck and start a face-up hand-to-hand spread and invite your helper to call out any card that takes her fancy. Separate the spread at this card so it's on the face of the left hands cards. Have her pick up a marker and reach over and sign her card. Push it to the right about an inch and recommence spreading the cards, secretly culling her signed card under the spread with a Hofzinser spread cull. As you do this you comment on all the choices she could have made. When you get to your key card, the Two of Diamonds load the signed selection next to it and square up. Their signed card is eleventh from the top. Execute a casual false shuffle and then the Jay Ose false cut from Close up Card Magic by Harry Lorayne. From a method standpoint, your job is done and its pure effect from here on in.

Table the deck face-down and focus attention on the business card that has been in full view the whole time. In this example, let's say my face-down card is the Ace. I turn over the business card to reveal a message. Read out the first part to show you do indeed have the Ace. Read out the second part and have your helper disclose that she has the Jack.

Hand the business card to her and read out the final part of the message. Then have her pick up the deck and deal and count out loud to eleven. Then have that card at that position turned over to reveal her signed card. Of course, if she has the Ace after the opening mixing then she will read the entire the message out.

Now go and have some fun with this!

5. S.A.M.'s September M-U-M preview
Message by Lindsay Smith (US)

Matthew Crabtree opens an unlocked door to "The S.A.M.'s Virtual Assembly" in this month's issue. It was two years ago that Assembly v1.1 took to the Internet as the online meeting place for SAM members. Since then it's been members interacting with other members, world-class magicians sharing ideas, theories, and effects -- basically lectures for magicians at every level of this art. Where v1.1 has been and where it's going form the basis of this article about our online future and our virtual lecture stage. Log on!

The "Correspondence" page is back this month, with comments from seven M-U-M readers, including some well-known names you'll recognize. Your comments on the SAM and M-U-M are always welcome here.

Our Dean George Schindler knows a lot about ventriloquism, knows a lot of vents and probably some dummies, too. "The Dean's Diary" is devoted to ventriloquism and vents, most notably his late friend Howard Olson and his father, known as "The Great Chesterfield." No matter who the subject is, George can tell great stories. And he can tell them without moving his lips.

National Magic Week is coming up soon. It's not too late to begin planning for the week of October 25-31. To help make this a memorable week in your community, here are three pages of history, some charities to consider, tips and ideas, a suggested proclamation, and more. It's a great way to help your Assembly. Check out the details in "National Magic Week."

More than three dozen photos by Bill Gleason and Steve Spence capture many of the highlights from "S.A.M. Orlando 2018" in this month's cover feature. Spread over seven pages, the photos, captions, and schedule show what you missed at the 90th annual conference of the Society of American Magicians last July 20-23.

Frank Garcia and George Schindler provide two great tricks from "Amedeo's Continental Magic." Amedeo's handling of The Professor's Nightmare, titled End of a Nightmare, will fool those in the know. The second effect, A Hole in One, is a knockout trick with a paper cocktail napkin.

David Seebach describes another of the "oldie but goodie" Abbott's illusions in this month's "Illusions of Grandeur" column. This one is simply called Girl Vanish. A key component of the illusion is the Deceptive Steps, and David explains how his were made to be more deceptive and how he positioned them as he presented the illusion. As always, David gives you lots to consider.

For an inside look at what makes Penguin Magic successful, David Corsaro's "No Smoke, No Mirrors" column is the place to be. He interviews Shaun Dunn, talent scout and production manager for the company, who talks about marketing, customer focus, Penguin Live, Penguin Expo, and Penguin Maxx events. It's all about good customer service and helping customers succeed.

Antonio Cabral goes into detail about working a fundraiser gala where the woman who was organizing it was looking for someone to run "a sleight-of-hand" game. Antonio knew that this wouldn't be an evening of his regular gambling material. You'll enjoy reading what he put together in "Cheats & Deceptions."

"Dedicated productive rehearsal" is what Brian Lees refers to in his "Taking the Stage" column. Although all magicians have their own approach to rehearsal, Brian sets forth the most productive elements. He acknowledges there is no secret formula for rehearsal, but incorporating his thoughts and ideas can certainly help.

Kien Meng Wee, a.k.a. "Mr. Bottle," has some talented, interesting friends. This month's guest magician is Frankie Malalchie, a professional puppeteer based in Singapore, who also does some magic. In this "Magic in a Bottle" column, he incorporates both talents in a marionette puppet dog and magic routine. It's doggone funny.

Halloween is Paul Draper's favorite time of year, as it is for many magicians. If you're interested in adding a séance to the other ghoulish activities of the season, Paul provides the format and his favorite background resources to review in his "On Second Thought…" column. The structure of the event and the evening are both fascinating and well explained. Wait! Is this table moving?

If you're looking for the perfect formula for creating a character for TV, here's bad news: there isn't one. But Cinde and Dal Sanders take you through their development through the years and how it worked out in their "TV or Not TV" column. On the flip side, there's plenty of good advice and suggestions here on how you want to be perceived and who your character is. That's the good news.

"Tech tricks" guru Bruce Kalver features three completely different gadgets this month, ranging in price from a $5 app, to a $16 toy, to a "very good" smoke device for $115 that Bruce found at the Orlando SAM convention. There's something for everyone, depending on your interests and your budget.

Books, DVDs, tricks, and video downloads are evaluated by six of your favorite and knowledgeable well-posted reviewers in "Shop Talk." Prices this month range from $5 to $450 (yes, really!). Their opinions may cause you to order right away, or think about whether this item is for you or not. Tell your dealer you saw it reviewed in M-U-M.

Everyone who travels surely has a TSA story to tell. With five million miles under his seat belt on American Airlines, Norman Beck has more than one he could share, and devotes his column to TSA. He tells two stories in this month's "Thoughts on Thinking" column (one serious, one funny), and offers nine tips on making it easier to get through the TSA line. It's well worth reading.

In addition to these features and columnists, there's "From the President's Desk" from National SAM President Ron Ishimaru, "Preshow" from M-U-M editor Alan Howard, great ideas to consider for your club from the multi-page "Assembly Reports," "Broken Wands," "Magic WORDoodes" and "Path Puzzles" under "Diversions," and the eagerly anticipated "Basil the Baffling & Chloe" cartoon strip by Alan Wassilak.

For more information on the Society of American Magicians and M-U-M, please go to www.magicsam.com

6. Never Let Them See You Fail - #496 - Kyle Peron
Message by Kyle Peron (US)

You're standing on the stage in front of a large crowd who have come to see your show. You are excited and the adrenalin is flowing through your body. The audience is loving every minute of it and you know you have them in the palm of your hand. Everything is as it should be when.......SCREECH... everything comes to a halt in your mind because you realize you forgot a move or missed a steal. Your heart starts to pound and that notion of being 1 step ahead of the audience falls by the wayside and is replaced by this fear of "what do I do now?"

Many of you may laugh at the above scenario and many of you are probably shaking your head right now agreeing with the entire thing. The reason is, that if you perform any style of magic, chances are you have found yourself in this spot on more than one occasion.

The problem as to why this happens is varied. It can be from nerves, improper set up, or just plain memory lapse. Why it happens is not so much the main focus of this article. However, what you do when this happens I feel is something worth talking about.

No matter how much you practice, rehearse and go over your set up, you will never be perfect. There will always be times when things just go wrong. After all we are only human and that thing called "Murphy's Law" seems to follow us entertainers around a lot more than others. Learning to accept this simple fact is the first step in realizing how to address it when it does happen.

There are a couple golden rules that I have come to learn over the years about this very topic. Some come from the knowledge of magicians before me and some come from just the sheer act of having it happen and learning from it.

- Never let your audience know you made a mistake in the first place. It is so easy to get this "deer in headlights" look when we realize something has gone wrong or not as we had planned it. However, the only way an audience will know you made a mistake is if you actually tell them. If you allow your body language or patter to reflect obviously that a mistake happened, then that is the only reason they will even know. The best advice when a mistake happens is to keep going on with your routine or act and do not let the audience know anything. If you maintain composure, the audience will never know the difference.

- The only person who knows what is supposed to happen is YOU. This is a very important concept for any magician to remember. You are the only one who knows in your mind how the act or routine is supposed to play out. The audience only knows based on what you show them as the act unfolds. With this in mind, you can always go off of your normal routine and switch gears anytime you want. If you realize this simple point, it can allow you to change direction in the event something does not go according to plan.

- Realize that there is power in improvisation. Some of my best routines have come from the simple fact that I had to improvise when something did not go as planned. By allowing yourself to improvise, you can often create some great ideas that you may never have thought of.

- Learn to create "outs" in your routines. By "out" I simply mean to evaluate your routines and realize potential problems ahead of time. By defining these problems, you can create alternative courses of action and learn to use these when a situation presents itself.

Remember that failure is never failure unless you fail to learn from it. Even when something does not go according to plan, we can take a step back, evaluate it and gain insight from it. If you even learn one thing from it, then failure really becomes a stepping stone to your success.

As always, I encourage you the readers to let me know your thoughts. So, if you have any thoughts on my articles or suggestions or comments, please feel free to e-mail me directly at KyleKellymagic@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

7. MINDvention 2018
Message by Danny Archer (US)

This year is the 15th edition of the biggest and best mentalism convention in America… MINDvention. It will take place from October 21st to the 23rd in Las Vegas, NV with a workshop from Kennedy as an extra charge event on the 24th. MINDvention gathers an international crowd of working mentalists, enthusiasts, and people who are just starting to explore this most fascinating topic.

The talent lineup so far includes the aforementioned Kennedy, who is presenting again for his second time. His high energy style and polished presentations are one of the reasons he is one of the busiest performers in the UK.

Timon Krause is one of the Netherland's leading mentalists. With a background in Philosophy and Theater he has been lecturing on the philosophy of mentalism and performance theory all around the world.

Ian Rowland, also from the UK, has performed and lectured four times at the Blackpool Convention, six times at 'MAGIC LIVE!' in Las Vegas and three times at the Magic Circle. His Penguin Magic lecture is one of the most successful mentalism lectures ever, with over seventy 5-star ratings.

From America we have the Evasons presenting their incredible two-person mentalism act. The Evasons have been honored with some of the top awards in their field. They are the first recipients of "The Mentalism Award" from the Milbourne Christopher Foundation. This will be the first two-person act to present at MINDvention, and we look forward to an incredible show from these two hard working pros.

Harrison Greenbaum not only does devastating mentalism, he will also make you laugh out loud as he performs. An incredibly engaging performer who does more than 600 shows a year. That means he's doesn't just have a ton of experience, but that he's also very, very tired. His lecture will teach you techniques to create your own original material.

Gil Eagles is a legend in the mentalism world and his performance last year of his Q&A act was incredible and earned him a well-deserved standing ovation. Gil will be back this year with an all new presentation sharing his thoughts, ideas and experiences from a man who spent a lifetime on the platform.

Ken Weber, who is an influential member of the mentalism community and he wrote one of the most respected books on performance techniques will be the subject of a sit-down interview conducted by another accomplished performer Eric Samuels. This should be a wonderful and insightful interview from these two knowledgeable mentalists.

David Gerard is a mentalist from San Francisco, CA. His modern approach to the art is showcased at his weekly theater show as well as numerous private and corporate engagements nationwide. His talk at MINDvention 2016 garnered acclaim from hobbyists and pros alike, and we're happy to have him back this year for a rapid-fire lecture full of tips and tricks.

For more info and to register, please visit www.mindvention.com

8. Blaney Association With The Late Phil Temple
Message by Walter Blaney (US)

Here is a bit about the life of Phil Temple, who just passed away a few days ago.

Years ago, Phil Temple somehow learned MoiYo Miller was living near him in the Portland area. He contacted her and her husband Arturo Montes. Arturo was the number one assistant to Dante, his stage manager and chief repairman for all the big props. And of course MoiYo was the beautiful Miss Australia who joined the Dante Show during his tour in The Land Down Under. She became Dante's co-star on the show for decades thereafter, until Dante retired in California.

When Phil suggested they come with him to a big magic convention, they were sure no one would be interested in them, and probably would not even know who they were. But Phil persevered and got them to the convention. He introduced them at the first meeting, and everyone was just so delighted and wanted to meet them, get autographs and photos with them, and ask questions about their lifetime work with the great Dante. And Moi Yo and Arturo were just elated. It changed their whole way of life. They were invited to lecture on their "Dante Days" at every big magic convention across the country for years and years to come. It made somewhat of a celebrity of Phil as well..."the man who discovered MoiYo and Arturo". Phil had a very good stage illusion show himself, and played all over California and the West Coast, mostly at big county and state fairs.

One-night Dr. Bob Albo hosted a big medical doctor's convention banquet in Oakland. He had invited Phil and me to present our shows after the banquet. Dr. Albo emceed the show, opening with his beautiful Thayer Blooming Rose Bush. Bob made a really big surprise hit on the show. He was a really big-name doctor, and not many knew of his great interest in magic and magic collecting. Then Phil did some beautiful and colorful magic with scarves and other Thayer Apparatus Magic. I got to close the show with my usual banquet act, and then did my Ladder Levitation. Afterwards our little bunch went out for a late breakfast, and were all in seventh heaven relishing each other's prowess in the magic world.... a night never to be forgotten.

I was so lucky to become close friends of MoiYo and Arturo, and I have my friend Phil Temple to thank for that. Over the ensuing years Phil kept in touch with MoiYo after Arturo died and she moved back to her home in Australia. She turned 90, 95, 100, and 103 at last count...and is still alive as far as I have heard. Each new birthday Phil would remind her many friends here in the USA, and we would all send birthday cards and letters to MoiYo.

RIP Phil Temple...you changed a lot of lives for the better.... your many friends in magic will all miss you.

Best from Texas, Walter

9. New Zealand's Richard Webster Workshop In Berlin
Message by Steffen Jacobs

Among mentalists and psychic readers, New Zealand's Richard Webster certainly doesn't need an introduction. For more than three decades, Richard has been one of the most, if not THE most influential psychic entertainer, and a pre-eminent authority in this field. He has published more than thirty books for the trade, including such money-making topics as psychic parties, ladies' nights and pitch books. He is also one of the most successful authors on the new age market where literally millions of copies of his books have been sold.

It has been said - and rightfully so - that Richard prompted more people to successful careers as psychic entertainers and readers than anyone else. Chances are that you're one of them - or will be!

If you're lucky enough to live in Europe, here is your chance to spend two full days with Richard Webster and learn from the master himself ...

The Richard Webster Berlin Seminar: A Masterclass in Psychic Entertainment

The event will take place on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Richard Webster will be there to share not only his groundbreaking techniques but also his most recent thoughts and ideas on psychic entertainment.

Whether you live in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, the UK, Denmark, Hungary or, for that matter, any other European country, your next step in becoming an even more polished performer is only a short flight away. The event takes place in the parlor of an elegant hotel in the western city center of Berlin and is easy to reach with public transportation. You'll love the stylish surroundings!

For a detailed curriculum, visit www.richardwebsterberlin.wordpress.com

Many serious pros would regard a consultation with Richard as an investment that makes their acts and performances more lucrative. They would readily pay hundreds of euros for just one hour of personal instruction. So how much should a two-day-, twelve-hour seminar with a strictly limited number of 15 participants cost? €800? €1.000?

Not even close. If you act quickly and book until August 31th, 2018, you will pay unbelievably low €246,50!

This includes special lecture notes, an eBook and - for a limited time - a discount on all of Richards books for the trade!

Afterwards the price increases to - still very affordable - €290.

So, what are you waiting for? Secure your place at the Richard Webster Berlin Seminar: A Masterclass in Psychic Entertainment! Register now!

In order to register, visit www.richardwebsterberlin.wordpress.com


Part I
Psychic Effects

There are magic tricks and there are mentalism effects. What Richard Webster teaches you in this section of the seminar belongs to a different category: psychic effects. These are valuable techniques to convince your audiences that you have special powers at your command - often without reverting to any trickery at all.

Part II
Cold Reading Techniques for the 21st Century

Cold reading as Richard practices it doesn't mean that you rattle off stock lines in order to deceive gullible people. It means that you'll be able to give meaningful, helpful readings to discerning people you have never met before and impress them with the accuracy and depth of your insight into their character and troubles.

Part III
Super Practice Session

This won't be one of the seminars where you return home with a foggy mind! Be it the handling of a certain psychic effect or the clever wording of a cold reading technique, Richard will guide you calmly and helpfully through the learning process, so you'll be able to utilize his innovative ideas in the briefest possible time.

Part IV
Entertaining Mentalism

Richard Webster strongly believes that entertainment should form an integral part of mentalism. His own style bears witness to that, as all of his presentations are charming and fun to watch. In this part of the seminar, Richard demonstrates how humor can add to the impact of your act even if you market yourself as "the real thing".

Part V
An Afternoon with Richard Webster

After all the hard work, it's time to relax, grab a cup of coffee and have a chat. This is your chance to personally get to know the man who has been - and continues to be - such an important force in the business and art of psychic entertainment. Moreover, you can ask him all the questions you ever wanted to!

10. It's KIDabra Conference Time and You're Invited!
Message by Mark Daniel (US)

In the Resort Town of Pigeon Forge, TN

All Systems Are Go! KIDabra Conference launches August Wednesday 22-Saturday 25 and we can't wait to see you!

The Answers to the most asked questions are Yes! Yes, you can still Register for the Conference, the LiveCast Virtual Conference, Optional Show Skills, and yes rooms are still available at The Music Road Resort in Pigeon Forge. One day pass? Yes, you can do that!

The Excitement is Building as The KIDshow World prepares to gather! Performers arrive from all over to share, learn, and celebrate this important week of the KIDshow community/industry!
No Membership Required! We're never complete until you're there!

Register for KIDabra In Person or LiveCast Virtual Conference at

The KIDabra LiveCast: When you can't be with us in person, you won't miss KIDabra with LiveCast Virtual Conference! Now Attend KIDabra Two ways: In Person or from wherever you are, with KIDabra LiveCast: Live and On Demand. New This Year: With this 4th LiveCast from KIDabra and KAX, we're taking the production values up as the amazing Jay Rumple joins us as our LiveCast Director, and for the we'll have for the first time a 2, and occasionally 3 camera shoot to bring the action live to you!

Want to go back and watch again later to check notes, you will have full access for one year. Now you don't have to not miss out on the Events of KIDabra because of Work/Show Conflicts, Travel Issues, or health reasons. This incredible option establishes a wonderful way for us to connect with you when you can't be there with us physically.

LiveCast Virtual Conference info

Optional ShowSkills Wednesday August 22 at KIDabra is a Stunning Optional Pre-KIDabra WorkShop! Experience Four Incredible Sessions:

Join Max Howard in a rare conference appearance with Terry Evanswood and go behind the scenes for a look at the complex genius, focus, and detail-oriented work that goes into Terry's routines and shows.

For 22 Years in Pigeon Forge, Terry has honed his art and craft to the highest levels as consistently one of the top family attractions in a tourist area with tons of activities to choose from! The Emmy Award Winning Max Howard has for many years quietly been friend, often consultant, and sometimes director to Terry's vision. Experience the passion, and the drive as these two continuously strive to do great work!

Plus, join the Sensational Buster Balloon importantly teaches you How to Entertain with Balloons

The Brilliant Carisa Hendrix shares the thought provoking Sparks Workshop
The Super Duo of Gene Cordova and Steve Petra with "The Puppet Reform School" Workshop for a mind stimulating, idea generating thought explosion overload, Jump start day to KIDabra!
ShowSkills is hosted by the terrific funny and thoughtful Glenn Strange!
Come be inspired by the Best at Optional ShowSkills Wednesday, August 22.
Add ShowSkills Today! Register at

The KIDabra KIDshow Auction Wednesday August 22
Comb your closets and magic rooms to prepare for The 24th Incredible KIDabra KIDshow Auction with Auctioneer Extraordinare, Gary Shelton, Wednesday Evening August 22nd at KIDabra. Hundreds of KIDshow props, tricks, books, and more will change hands to inspire new owners! This year the evening features the Conference opening ceremonies, a Very Special New KIDabra Welcome Show produced by Christopher T. Magician and the Auction, which all make for a jam-packed kick off to KIDabra!

KIDabra Dealers
For one week a year the KIDabra Vendors Room is the heart and focus of the KIDshow industry with World Premieres, debuts, and the tools to build great shows! In the dealer's room, confirmed so far, Tommy James Magic, Axtell Expressions, Barry Mitchell Products, Smoky Mountain Magic with Dan Wolfe, Scott Green Magic Products, Dave Hill's Magic Dollar Store, magicbackdrops.com with Jeff Jones, Jim Austin's Creative Connections, Michael Messing Photography, Jay Rumple Designs, The DIY Magician and the Guest lecturers booth.

You're invited to spend time with Tommy James, Christopher T Magician,
Steve Axtell, Buster Balloon, Steve Petra, Carisa Hendrix, Scott Green,
Tom Hughes, Yasu Ishida, Barry Mitchell, Gene Cordova, Annie Banannie, Joe Selph,
Gary Shelton, Andrew Remnet, John Bobik, Jim Austin, Clark Sides, Tim Gaines, Tate Elliott, your hosts Mark and Tami Daniel and a who's who of the KIDshow
World, in the Resort Town of Pigeon Forge, TN.
The 2018 KIDabra Schedule:

KIDabra happens in one of the World's Top Family Entertainment destinations: Pigeon Forge, home of Dollywood, Terry Evanswood, and Barry Mitchell, not far from Nashville. You'll find Darren Romeo, Niels Duinker, and Jessica Jane Peterson there too! A popular show/tourist area, Pigeon Forge/Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and The Great Smoky Mountain National
Park are a family performers study arena that's "magic" settles on you
like a favorite comforter. Make your plans today, and your audiences will love you for it!
Hotel/Travel info

All things kidabra at kidabra.org
Also join us on the very active KIDabra International Members and Friends Group on Facebook

11. Masters Of Illusion
Message by Steve Moyer (US)

Masters 0f Illusion week eight of season five on the CW Network hosted by Dean Cain, the series returns Friday, August 17 with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back, starting at 8/7C

Hollywood, CA (August 12, 2018) - Masters of Illusion, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, now celebrating its fifth anniversary on The CW returns for Week Eight with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central.

Masters of Illusion features amazing magic performed by 42 cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines - all in front of a studio audience.

This week's episodes will include:
"Masters of Illusion" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"Broken Glass, A Box of Swords and Cards That Really Cut" (Content TBD) (HDTV)
Hosted by Dean Cain, "Masters of Illusion" features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines - all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Xavier Mortimer (Chinese Yo-Yo), Eric Jones (Make Your Mark), Chris Funk (Sticky Card), Chipper Lowell (Bags O' Fun), Greg Gleason (Excalibur), Shoot Ogawa (Aisle Coins), Titou (Bag & Box) and Rick Smith Jr. (Cards Cutting Fruit). (#507) Original airdate 8/17/18.

To view performance highlights of the August 17th episode from 8:00 - 8:30 p.m., please visit: https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/282048333/662ec00aa7

"Masters of Illusion" - (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET)
"Twisted Classics" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
Mystical Magic - Hosted by Dean Cain, "Masters of Illusion" features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines - all in front of a studio audience. Magicians featured in this episode include Les Arnold & Dazzle (Metamorphosis & Transport), Chris Korn (Coins & Audience Assistance), Naathan Phan (Aisle Card Manipulation), Young-Min Kim (Alchemist) (Flowers & Sand), Bill Cook (Balloon Animal), Eric Jones (Traveling Cards) and Xavier Mortimer (Hands). (#505) (Encore Presentation) Original airdate 7/27/2018.

To view performance highlights of the Encore Presentation episode airing from 8:30 - 9:00 p.m., please visit: https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/280641139/fd16832c4d

Please note, the television show, "Masters of Illusion" will be preempted on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. in several U.S. cities due to sporting events. As a result, "Masters of Illusion" will be broadcast instead in Evansville, IN on WTVW on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; in New York, NY on WPIX on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.; in Atlanta, GA on WUPA on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.; in Hartford, CT on WCCT on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from8:00 - 10:00 p.m.; in Harrisburg, PA on WHP-D3 on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.; in Wilkes Barre, PA on WSWB on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; in Rochester, NY on WHAM-D2 on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; in Syracuse, NY on WSTQ on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.; and in Chattanooga, TN on WFLI on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Dean Cain, host of Masters of Illusion, is an actor, producer and writer. Cain also appears in the hit CW series, "Supergirl," in which he plays the role of Supergirl's adoptive father, Jeremiah Danvers. Other upcoming projects include the documentary film, "Hate Among Us" (Executive Producer), and as an actor, "Gosnell," "2050" and "Angry Men." Most recently he executive produced, along with Montel Williams, the critically acclaimed documentary film, "Architects of Denial." His breakthrough performance as an actor was in the dual roles of Superman/Clark Kent in the television series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."

The roster of award-winning magicians from around the world appearing in Season Five of Masters of Illusion is a virtual who's who in the field of magic.
Adam Wilber (New Durham, NH), www.adamwilber.com, .@AdamWilber
Andi Gladwin (Gloucester, UK), www.illusionist.co.uk, .@WhoIsAndi
Bill Cook (Chicago, IL), www.billcookmagic.com, .@billcookmagic
Billy Kidd (London, UK), www.billykiddshow.com, .@billykiddshow
Chipper Lowell (Fullerton, CA), www.chipperlowellexperience.com, .@chipperlowell
Chris Funk (The Wonderist) (Winnipeg, Canada), www.chrisfunkmagic.com, .@chrisfunkmagic, https://plus.google.com/+chrisfunkmagician-thewonderist
Chris Korn (Los Angeles, CA), www.chriskorn.com, .@kornkeezie
Chris Randall (Las Vegas, NV), https://www.facebook.com/ChrisRandallMagician/
Ed Alonzo (The Misfit of Magic) (Toluca Lake, CA), www.edalonzo.com, .@edalonzomagic
Eric Jones (Philadelphia, PA), www.ericjonesmagic.com, https://www.facebook.com/ericjonesprestidigitator
Farrell Dillon (Las Vegas, NV and Boise, ID), www.farrelldillon.com, .@FarrellfarrellX
George Iglesias (Lima, Peru), www.MagoGeorge.com, .@MagoGeorgeOf
Greg Frewin (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada), www.gregfrewintheatre.com, .@GF_Theatre
Greg Gleason (Las Vegas, NV), www.gleasonmagic.com, #GregGleason
Henok Negash (Hollywood, CA), www.bowtiemagician.com, http://www.facebook.com/bowtiemagician/
Jarrett & Raja (Jarrett Parker and Raja Rahman from Las Vegas, NV), www.jarrettandraja.com, .@jarrettandraja
Jason Bird (Las Vegas, NV), www.magicofjasonbird.com, .@jasonbirdmagic
Jason Bishop (Philadelphia, PA), www.thejasonbishopshow.com, .@JasonBishop
Jeki Yoo (South Korea and North Hollywood, CA), www.jekiyoo.com, http://www.instgram.com/jekiyoo, http://www.facebook.com/jekiyoomagic
Jibrizy (West Hollywood, CA), www.jibrizy.com, .@jibrizy
Joel Meyers (Los Angeles, CA), www.meyersmagic.com, .@joelmeyersmagic
Joseph Gabriel (Las Vegas, NV), www.gabrielmagic.com
Joseph Réohm (Los Angeles, CA), www.josephreohm.com, .@josephreohm
Joshua Jay (New York, NY), www.joshuajay.com, .@joshuajaymagic
Keelan Leyser & Matt Daniel-Baker (London, UK), www.keelanleyser.co.uk
Les Arnold & Dazzle (Les Arnold and Alex Arnold, Long Beach, CA), www.lesarnoldanddazzle.com, #LesArnoldAndDazzle
Michael Grandinetti (Los Angeles, CA), www.michaelgrandinetti.com, @GrandinettiMG, #michaelgrandinetti, www.facebook.com/Grandinetti.Michael
Murray SawChuck (Las Vegas, NV), www.murraymagic.com, .@MurraySawChuck, www.facebook.com/MurrayFanPage
Naathan Phan (Las Vegas, NV and Orange, CA), www.magicasianman.com, .@naathanphan
Nathan Burton (Las Vegas, NV), www.nathanburton.com, .@NathanBurtonCM
Noora Karma (Helsinki, Finland), http://www.noorakarma.fi
Rick Smith Jr. (Cleveland, OH), https://www.facebook.com/RickSmithJrpage/, .@RickSmithJr1
R.J. Cantu (Las Vegas, NV), www.rjcantu.com, .@cantumagic, .@rjcan2
Shoot Ogawa (Tokyo, Japan and Simi Valley, CA), http://www.holyshoot.com
Spidey (Montreal, Canada), www.spideymagic.com, .@spideyhypnosis
Titou (Baptiste Molard) (Paris, France and Las Vegas, NV), http://titoumagic.com, https://www.facebook.com, .@MagicianTitou, https://www.instgram.com/titoumagician/
Tommy Wind (Las Vegas, NV), www.tommywindmagic.com, .@tommywind
Xavier Mortimer (Las Vegas, NV), http://xaviermortimer.com/blog, .@xaviermortimer
Young-Min Kim (Alchemist) (South Korea)

Masters of Illusion is produced by Associated Television International with returning Executive Producers David McKenzie ("The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," "Marie"), Gay Blackstone ("The World Magic Awards" 2007-2009), David Martin ("The World Magic Awards" 2007-2009, "Marie"), and Al Schwartz ("The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards," "The Golden Globe Awards" 2013 and 2014), along with Co-Executive Producer Jim Romanovich ("From Rocky To Creed," "The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards").

Associated Television International (ATI) is an Emmy Award-winning company that has been the world's largest producer of magic for both stage and screen for over three decades. ATI's television series, specials and feature films have aired on all U.S. broadcast networks, major cable channels and with television partners all over the world. Current series in production include: "The Hollywood Christmas Parade," "Masters of Illusion," and the Emmy Award-nominated "Laura McKenzie's

ATI has also been Emmy Award-nominated for its various television specials and series. For more information, please visit www.associatedtelevision.com

To view a Sizzle Reel of Season Five of Masters of Illusion on The CW, please visit: https://vimeo.com/user4830612/review/274173555/0699e86ee2

To learn more about Masters of Illusion, please visit http://www.cwtv.com/shows/masters-of-illusion/
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