Monday, October 31, 2011

Beyond Amazing: Creativity and Innovation in the World of Magic

A free event featuring:

Steve Cohen
Joshua Jay
Eric Jones
Todd Robbins

Magic is an art that draws heavily from its heritage, yet requires a well-spring of new ideas to avoid stagnation. In a field characterized by secrets and mystery, where do new ideas come from and how are they realized? The four accomplished magicians on this panel will talk about how they develop their acts, how effects are created for the magic marketplace, where magic fits in the realm of the overall performing arts and much more. Select performances of relevant effects will also be included.

Panel Discussion:
November 17th, 2011 at 6 PM
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
Amsterdam Ave at 65th Street, or enter through Lincoln Center Plaza
Free Admission (first come - first served)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Magic Occupies Wall Street

Tannen's intern Jeffrey Limoncelli and employee Ben Nemzer spent some time interviewing the crowd in Zuccotti Park about the Occupy Wall Street movement. During their investigation they discover what the movement represents to different groups of protestors.

While there, they performed great tricks like Fiber Optics and the ParaPad, sharing their wonderful magic and mentalism with the masses.

Make sure you check out the video!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dan Sperry Terrifying NYC Audiences at Times Scare!

The Anti-Conjurer Dan Sperry (seen on America's Got Talent) will be performing a special goose bump inducing magic show every night this week leading up to Halloween.

Held at Times Scare, New York City's scariest Haunted House, the show is sure to creep out your friends and family.

Showtimes are as follows:

Monday - Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 7:30p, 9:30p and 11:30pm
Saturday at 2:00p, 7:30p, 9:30p and 11:30pm
Sunday at 3p and 7:30pm

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fakini Mayhem!!!

Check out our brand new shipment of Fakini Billiard Balls!

For the first time ever we have the Fakini Designer Set, a stylish and contemporary set which will be highlighted by former Tannen's intern, Reuben Moreland, at the up-coming FISM in Blackpool.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Persi Diaconis' new book Magical Mathematics is NOW AVAILABLE!

Persi Diaconis (student of Dai Vernon) and Ron Graham have just released an entire book about why mathematical card tricks work. Magical Mathematics is currently available and ready to ship.

On page 156 you'll find a really cool anecdote mentioning Alex Elmsley spending time at Tannen's...

This book is certainly worth checking out!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011