Magic Magazine “The Amazing Johnathan” April 2015 – Book


An Amazing Conversation with JohnathanBy Stan AllenWhen The Amazing Johnathan announced he was retiring and had a year to live, it was not the kind of shock he was used to delivering to an audience. Stan Allen sat down with “The Madman of Comedy and

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An Amazing Conversation with Johnathan
By Stan Allen
When The Amazing Johnathan announced he was retiring and had a year to live, it was not the kind of shock he was used to delivering to an audience. Stan Allen sat down with “The Madman of Comedy and Magic” to talk about Johnathan’s life, career, medical problems, and what might or might not be in his future.

The Making of Magic
By Steve Marshall
How does a magic trick go from concept to production to the dealers’ shelves? It is a process Alan Wong is very familiar with. This Hong Kong-based magician has shepherded numerous products to market, and explains some of how it happens – and teaches a trick as well.

Garry Carson – Helping Others Help Others
By Rory Johnston
Garry Carson’s Sponsor Magic Link is a nonprofit organization that raises money for other nonprofits. They do this by producing Carson’s touring magic and illusion show, a win-win for sponsors and audiences alike.

Shuffling Erdnase
By Alan Howard
David Ben is just one of many magicians who have been influenced through the years by The Expert at the Card Table. Yet while others have given their interpretations of the text, he has reshaped it, to make the work look completely different.

Plus Updates on…

  • The 2015 Blackpool Magicians Convention.
  • The 25th anniversary of John Hirokawa’s Magic of Polynesia.

  • Bonus Content for the April Issue…
  • A video sampler of The Amazing Johnathan and Psychic Tanya in performance.
  • Performance video of Garry Carson.
  • Video of a bonus trick from Alan Wong, the Multiplying Chocolate Bars.
  • Tutorial videos of Dani DaOrtiz’ Coincidence Trick, forcing a card that’s not even in the deck, and Jeff McBride’s simple-to-do back-palming effects. *
  • All eighteen of the products reviewed in the April issue, plus over 400 reviews from previous issues, are all now available at the fully searchable “Marketplace” section. *

    (* Available for subscribers only at M360)

  • Marketplace
    Eighteen products are reviewed this month by Peter Duffie, Gabe Fajuri, Jared Kopf, Francis Menotti, Peter Pitchford, John Wilson:
    1% by Yu Hojin
    Destination Zero by John Bannon
    Unreal by Joshua Jay
    Catch Up by Karl Hein
    Coffee Shot by Chris Webb
    Access by Rizki Nanda
    String Theory by Vince Mendoza
    Impression by Jason Yu
    Tricks Against Humanity by Eric Ross
    Piddington’s Secrets by Martin T. Hart
    The Forces Project by Big Blind Media with Liam Montier
    Candle Lite by U.F. Grant
    Vibe by Bob Solari
    Hands Free Prediction by Lynx Magic
    Total Recall by Manuel Llaser & Vernet Magic
    Lynx Wallet by Gonçalo Gil and João Miranda
    Unload by Anthony Stan
    Space Shifter by Nicholas Lawrence and SansMinds

    Your Magic
    Steve Reynolds
    The title of this column, Your Magic, means just that. This is a call to action for you and our creative readership. Your Magic will be as good as its contributions. It’s with this sentiment that I open up this forum to all of our readers who have something of value to share. This column will appear a few times a year, so that you will have a variety of magic and a diversity of voices. The more great contributions we receive, the more we can share. This installment features three contributions from varying points of interest. The first, from Cutis Kam, is a finessed coin sleight that will delight the technophile. Second, for the close-up card worker, Jay Jayaraman shares a beautiful display for Vernon’s Triumph. I’ve included a description of Vernon’s easy handling of the Strip-out Shuffle, so those that are not “in the know” will now know. And lastly, Irving Quant lays out a practical corner duplication technique that allows the entire audience to quickly and easily see that the card and corner match perfectly.

    First Look: Crafted With Carey
    John Carey
    In the past five years, John Carey has built up an international reputation for his creative and streamlined approach to close-up card magic. John has no time for long-winded, angle-ridden magic pipe dreams; all of his material is stamped with practicality. With half a dozen DVDs to his name, John is constantly on the road doing workshops and lectures in the UK and Europe, as well as giving private teaching sessions in person and via Skype. A former railway worker living in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, 46-year-old Carey now performs at weddings and private parties in addition to lecturing. This card effect, Thinking & Synching, comes from his first book, Crafted With Carey.

    Loving Mentalism: The Try Principle
    Ian Rowland
    This month’s little miracle comes from guest contributor Peter Turner. Suppose you are enjoying coffee with a group of friends. You offer to demonstrate a little mind control. You invite one of the spectators to lift up a coffee cup – which, of course, he can easily do. You then perform a little “mind control” voodoo, and he now finds that he cannot lift the cup! He is really trying and he is not hypnotized, yet the cup won’t move! The same goes for any simple task people care to suggest: saying his own name, counting to ten, or anything else. First he can do it, then he can’t, and you apparently have complete control over his mind. The method involves a new and delightful principle that you will enjoy playing with.

    Bent on Deception: Please, Don’t Raise Your Hands All at Once
    Mike Bent
    You’ve rehearsed your routines over and over, all the moves are slick, the jokes are funny, the props look great and are in working order with the freshest batteries. The venue is b

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