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New England Magic Collectors Association Chooses My Newsletter Name Idea

By Tom Interval In April, the New England Magic Collectors Association (NEMCA) announced on its Facebook page a contest to name its quarterly newsletter. Today they announced the winner: yours truly! Thanks to the NEMCA board for that. My name … Continue reading

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Magic Book Club

By Tom Interval Who doesn’t like a good book club? Well, probably a lot of people, actually. If you’re one of them, then you’ll be sad to know I’m starting one for magicians. Not an in-person book club, mind you, … Continue reading

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Cups and Balls: the First Routine Magicians Learn

By Tom Interval Here’s a magic trivia question for you: What is the oldest magic trick ever performed? Many magicians would quickly answer, “The cups and balls!” But the truth is, while the cups and balls is one of the … Continue reading

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Received The Linking Ring Award of Excellence

By Tom Interval I recently received this awesome award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) publication, The Linking Ring, for the cover story I wrote about John Cox, creator of Wild About Harry (Houdini). The Linking Ring Award of … 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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Easy Impromptu Spell Card Trick

By Tom Interval You don’t have to be a good speller to do this easy, impromptu spelling trick with a borrowed deck of cards. Someone shuffles the deck and names any card. You start dealing cards one at a time … Continue reading

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Shoelace Rope Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval The first trick I ever learned was to tie my shoes. But I wasn’t very good at it, and the ends always got caught inside the loops, ultimately leading to knots that were impossible to untie. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Magnetic Attraction Card Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval We magicians have enough card tricks under our belts to last us ten lifetimes, but it’s always fun to play with new effects even if we don’t need them. Although someone had to have thought of this … Continue reading

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World’s Easiest False Shuffle and Cut

By Tom Interval If you’re a beginning magician, the most important thing you can do is master a few fundamental moves and build on them as you progress. Take card tricks, for example. You’ll find an overabundance of then on … Continue reading

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Rainbow Deck Tutorial

By Tom Interval Very few easy beginners’ magic tricks pack a triple punch like the Rainbow Deck. I’ve been doing it on and off since the 1980s and even recently performed it on CBS News 8 (KFMB) as an example … Continue reading

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