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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 www.intervalmagic.com.

My Split-Second Appearance on a 1990 Busch Gardens Commercial

By Tom Interval Even in 1988, $50 didn’t seem like a lot of money to be in a television commercial. But who was I to complain? I was doing what I loved for a living at a super-cool theme park … Continue reading

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Happy 83rd Birthday to Harry Blackstone Jr.

By Tom Interval 1934 was an eventful year: The first Flash Gordon comic strip was published. Nepal and Bihar experienced one of the worst earthquakes ever to hit those areas. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., now known as Fujifilm, was established. … Continue reading

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In Memory of Houdini on the 90th Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval It’s been 90 years since Harry Houdini (1874–1926) died on Halloween, yet his name lives on—a testament to the genius behind his showmanship, originality, technical abilities, and knack for attaining publicity. Unhappy anniversary, Harry.

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Dynamite Houdini Punch-Out

By Tom Interval In my relatively small magic collection, I recently dug up this 1980 Dynamite article about Harry Houdini (1874-1926). What’s scary about this piece, besides the picture of Scott Baio on the cover, is that more than 36 years have passed since its … Continue reading

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The Four Burglars: In Memory of Paul Daniels

By Tom Interval Paul Daniels (1938-2016), the famous U.K. magician, performed and taught his own version of The Four Burglars, a classic plot in card magic dating back to 1591. For years I’ve taught a version to some of my … Continue reading

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Magic Video Tutorials

By Tom Interval I’m working on some semi-informal video tutorials by request. This one is 9 minutes and covers how to fan a deck of cards using a basic, very old method called the thumb fan:

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Nielsen Poster Auction Tomorrow Morning

By Tom Interval Talk about a labor of love. For the last quarter of a century, celebrated magician Norm Nielsen and his wife, Lupe, have amassed one of the most significant magic-poster collections in the world. And not reproductions you … Continue reading

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