Author Archives: Interval Magic

About Interval Magic

Magician Tom Interval, owner of San Diego-based Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and throughout the United States. A member of the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), and Society of American Magicians (SAM), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he performed as a medieval conjurer, trained employees of the magic shop, and promoted the park on several local TV talk shows along the East Coast. As an entertainer, business owner, and former marketing communications professional, Interval understands that the success of any event depends on how satisfied his clients' guests are. Whether it’s a trade show or 50th wedding anniversary, Interval is dedicated to providing his audiences with a highly visual, interactive, mind-boggling magic experience they’ll remember and talk about for years to come. To learn more, please visit

Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern

By Tom Interval Each year I carve a different Houdini-themed jack-o’-lantern, so here’s 2018’s offering.  If you’d like to know how I did this, the basic steps follow; below them are links to previous Houdini jack-o’-lanterns, which you can view … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Magic Since the 1970s

By Tom Interval What captured your imagination as a child? For me, it was magic. About six years before I sprang from the womb, a young illusionist named Mark Wilson developed The Magic Land of Allakazam, the first magic show … Continue reading

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James Randi 1982 Radio Interview at Cornell University

By Tom Interval Today is magician and skeptic James Randi‘s 90th birthday, so I thought it would be appropriate to post a radio interview he gave 36 years ago during his visit to Cornell University to give a public lecture, … Continue reading

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Beyond Reality Radio 2016 Interview

By Tom Interval A couple of years ago, Jason Hawes and JV Johnson of Beyond Reality Radio interviewed me about Harry Houdini and magic in general. In the weeks that followed, I had some trouble getting in touch with someone … Continue reading

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Another Address for Houdini

By Tom Interval There are 11 residential addresses associated with Harry Houdini from 1878 to 1926, and I might have found another one. If you have time, and you love history as it relates to Houdini and magic, please check out … Continue reading

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Houdini on the Fourth of July 119 Years Ago

By Tom Interval On the Fourth of July 119 years ago today, Harry Houdini performed at the Orpheum in Los Angeles. To see the newspaper announcement, check out my Houdini blog. Happy Fourth, everyone!

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Today is Harry Blackstone Jr.’s Birthday

By Tom Interval Eighty-four years ago today, classic illusionist Harry Blackstone Jr. was born in Three Rivers, Michigan. Harry, the son of The Great Blackstone, performed many of the same illusions his father passed down to him but with his … Continue reading

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