Bullet Catch Documentary – The Trick With The Gun

What happens when friends risk their lives – and friendship – for the sake of a magic trick? The Bullet Catch: It’s the most dangerous illusion in magic. Fourteen men and women have died performing it. In The Trick With the Gun magician Scott Hammell and author...

Can I Become a Hypnotist, To Hypnotise Someone or Even Myself?

“Hypnotism is for Life, Not Just for Christmas.” Thinking of adding hypnotism to your magic? Becoming a Stage Hypnotist? Fancy a dabble in the Hypnotic arts? Wonder if you can get the barmaid to give you one? (a free round) You are very welcome to learn and I along...

The Difference between Kids and Adult magic

Having performed adult magic for many years, many years ago, I decided to focus my attentions on performing kid’s magic thinking it would be similar but with just colourful props to substitute the cards. I was wrong.   More often than not, adult magicians look...

Steve Spill, When Magic Tricks Just Don’t Work

These are some cherry picked stories from my professional life in where I had an idea, worked up a method to do the trick, got the props together, scripted the routine, and rehearsed it.  But on stage, in front of real breathing strangers, for one reason or another,...

Most Popular Stories of the Week: 23rd June to 29th June 2014

Every day we collate magic news, stories, pictures and videos, discovered and shared by magicians from around the world. Here’s our round up of the most visited articles from our daily news page last week. Just a small selection of the 400+ articles we share...