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Now You See It, Now You Don’t!

By Tom Interval It’s one of the most iconic illustrations in the modern history of magic literature: a pair of hands in sequence makes a red ball disappear in a flash of white light. It appears on the cover of … 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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How to Fan a Deck of Cards: The Pressure Fan

By Tom Interval You don’t have to be a magician to learn really cool flourishes with playing cards, but it does help if you’re already good at shuffling, cutting, dealing, and knowing your way around a deck in general. If … 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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Easy Cups and Balls Tutorial

By Tom Interval One of the oldest, if not the oldest, magic effects is the cups and balls. While some magicians still believe it dates back to around 2500 BCE—based on a simple painting on the wall of a burial … Continue reading

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Easy Card Find Tutorial

By Tom Interval “Pick a card, any card.” As cliche as that phrase is, identifying a chose playing card can be both amazing and entertaining. For those who haven’t yet learned a simple pick-a-card trick, the following old video tutorial … Continue reading

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A Quick, Quirky, Corky Trick

By Tom Interval When I was about 14 or 15, my father, Jerry Interval (1923–2006), taught me an amusing, if not amazing, little trick with two corks. I’m not 100 percent sure who taught it to him, but I suspect … Continue reading

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Double Prediction Card Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval There are two old principles in card magic I love, and I’ve combined them to create this super-simple prediction effect. What is an effect? In magic parlance, an effect is basically what the audience sees. Or, more … Continue reading

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First Five Houdini and Magic Blogcasts

By Tom Interval I had to redo the intro music on the first five blogcasts I produced. If you’re a magician or magic enthusiast—or even if you’re not—I think you’ll enjoy them. Please have a listen. While you’re there, please … Continue reading

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Tutorial Teaching Griffin O’Neal’s Oil and Water Card Trick

By Tom Interval In 1982, child actor Griffin O’Neal played the part of a magician and escape artist in The Escape Artist. One of the tricks his character, Danny Masters, performs is Oil and Water, in which alternating red and … Continue reading

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