Author Archives: Tom Interval

About Tom Interval

San Diego Magician Tom Interval, owner of Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and nationally. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and business administration, Interval writes magic-related e-books, magazine articles, and blogs and produces tutorials and related videos for his YouTube channel. Most recently, Interval earned The Linking Ring Award of Excellence for a cover story he wrote for the magicians' publication. To learn more, please visit https://www.intervalmagic.com.

Happy Birthday, Erik!

By Tom Interval Today is Harry Houdini’s 147th birthday. Happy birthday, Harry! You don’t look a day older than three! At least in the accompanying video and photo. Before Houdini was Houdini, he was Erik Weisz, born on March 24, … Continue reading

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Smitten with Mittens

Houdini, Bess, and company, Welsh Bros. Circus, circa 1898. #BernieSandersMittens Image manipulation by Tom Interval

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Cardistry in 1899

By Tom Interval Modern cardistry, the art of card flourishing and manipulation for the sole purpose of showing off, dates back to about the early 2000s with its pioneers Brian Tudor and Dan and Dave Buck. Although its origin is … Continue reading

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In Memory of Houdini

By Tom Interval Harry Houdini (1874–1926), the world’s most famous pioneering escapologist, showman, and magician, died 94 years ago today. In memory of the man who inspired several generations of aspiring mystery men, including me. Happy Halloween, Harry.

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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2020

By Tom Interval Here’s the latest installment of my annual Houdini jack-o’-lantern. I’ve been carving these since about 2009 or 2010. See below for a few pictures outlining the basic steps.

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Online Children’s Magic Classes Scheduled

By Tom Interval Do you know any little wizards or wizardesses? In other words, children who are crazy about magic? If so, I highly recommend enrolling them in one of my online magic classes for students ages 9 through 18 … Continue reading

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5-Week Magic Classes for Adults and Children Start March 29

By Tom Interval New to magic or need a refresher? Learn mind-bogglingly fun magic that will leave your friends and family amazed and entertained. Register now for one of two separate five-week magic classes for adults or children, to occur … Continue reading

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5-Week Magic Classes for Adults and Children Start Dec. 15

By Tom Interval New to magic or need a refresher? Learn mind-bogglingly fun magic that will leave your friends and family amazed and entertained. Register now for one of two separate five-week magic classes for adults or children, to occur … Continue reading

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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2019

By Tom Interval Another Halloween, another Houdini jack-o’-lantern. I got a late start on this one and didn’t carve it until today—Halloween—the 93rd anniversary of Houdini’s death. Here’s a 10-second video for your entertainment pleasure. Scroll down to see a … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse Effect: David Kotkin’s Early Magic Exposure and Performances

By Tom Interval With temperatures a bit below average for a February evening in Metuchen, New Jersey, frigid weather was probably the last thing on nine-year-old David Kotkin’s mind. David, a member of Metuchen Cub Scout Pack 70, received an … Continue reading

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