Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Magic Camp Documentary in the Forward!

Tannen's Magic Camp made some news recently when the Forward interviewed director, Judd Ehrlich, about his upcoming documentary "Magic Camp."

The camp will be held this summer from July 7th to July 14th, 2o12. All sign-ups before January 1st will receive a $100 gift certificate which can be used at the store!

Sign-up today and we'll see you this summer!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Great to have Darwin Ortiz back in NYC!

Darwin Ortiz lectured for a very enthusiastic sold-out house last night at Tannen's Magic.

It was great to have Darwin back in New York City! He performed a stellar lecture on card magic, including some very commercial routines that have floored his audiences for the past two decades. He shared a wonderful anecdote with the crowd about his first time at Tannen's Magic. Darwin emphasized the importance of making your magic strong and direct, points which are further discussed in his two books Strong Magic and Designing Miracles.

Tannen's has a small number of autographed copies of both of those books available now for those who missed the lecture!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tannen's Magic Campers' Dueling Card Restorations!

Two current Tannen's Magic Campers have just released two very different Torn & Restored Card (T & R) Tricks to the magic marketplace!

Reuben Moreland is a former Tannen's intern who is now perusing an undergraduate education at the University of Cincinnati. He recently published Fourfit, a piece by piece restoration of a playing card based on an original concept from another Magic Camper, Max Cron. Reuben has been very busy over the last year competing in international magic competitions with an act that led Mac King to say, "Reuben Moreland is my favorite young manipulator."

Jeff Prace is a Chicago based magician who has put out a number of great tricks including the hit effect Gum. Jeff's new T & R, Fuze, is a very interesting twist on the standard plot. In Fuze the corner of a signed card is ripped off and initialed and then instantly restored.

We can't take all the credit for these two, but we'll take some, and we're thrilled to have both Reuben and Jeff back this summer for Tannen's Magic Camp 2012 (July 7th - 14th). Keep your eye on these two as we're sure they'll continue innovating through their pioneering ideas and original effects.