Gearbox's Pitchford: Magic, Video Games
Have A Lot In Common (Gamasutra)
Gearbox Software co-founder Randy
Pitchford recalls his days as a
professional magician, and explains how
he believes magic and game design have
similar goals, as well as similar
techniques to achieve those goals....
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2009 01:24:46
Vaudeville Extravaganza! - City Pages
Mikael the Mime (a.k.a. Mikael Rudolph)
typically ends his show by stating,
"Laughter is good medicine." Here's a
heaping spoonful of proof: Some very
sought-after colleagues have been
tickling the funny bone in this two-week
extravaganza to help him ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:33:00
Magic acts lined up for Halloween
A MAGICIAN dubbed the modern day Harry
Houdini is coming to Maroondah this
month for a special Halloween
performance. Cosentino will perform two
shows, paying tribute to Houdini's
honoured classics 83 years to the day
since his death.
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2009 02:29:36
Magician Peter Boie Performed Friday
Night for Family Weekend Crowd - The
Magic is not a go-to form of
entertainment in the modern day. It’s
also a challenge to convince JMU
students to see a magician on a Friday
night. Those who did come out to pack
the Taylor Down Under sitting area were
treated to an evening that surprised and
entertained, compliments of Boston
magician Peter Boie.
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Oct 2009 04:32:01
Circus magic: A magician hosts Zing Zang
Zoom (The Telegraph)
The Greatest Show on Earth brings magic
to the circus for Ringling Bros. and
Barnum and Bailey's Zing Zang Zoom.
"Zing" master Alex Ramon, 24, became the
first magician to work for Ringling
Bros. and Barnum and Bailey in one of
its live productions.
Publ.Date : Wed, 14 Oct 2009 02:39:45 GM
Inside the Beltway (The Washington
HOUDINI FACTOR We like to get our
political wisdom from a variety of
places. With that in mind, we queried
Curtis Lovell II - a Los Angeles-based
escape artist and magician - for his
advice to politicians who have, uh,
gotten themselves into a bind. Keep in
mind, Mr. Lovell has been buried alive,
shackled and dropped into the Singapore
River and once sawed Paris Hilton in
half. So he ought to ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:45:21
Magician's illusions carry a message of
fire safety to Deptford ... - Bridgeton
DEPTFORD TWP. Professional magician Al
Belmont brought his innovative act to
Holy Trinity Regional School on
Wednesday to teach students important
fire safety lessons. "Many children have
already experienced unexpected fires in
their homes and that's ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 06:09:00
A nod to the art and fun of bar tricks -
Last month, Streeter's Tavern hosted an
event titled It's Tricky. Head trickster
was Matt Kubinski, who has a permanent
trick up his sleeve in the form of a
question-mark tattoo on his left
forearm. By day he's the marketing
manager for this tavern. By night he's a
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 05:40:00
Copperfield still able to find
inspiration for the next big trick
(Peoria Journal Star)
David Copperfield has been featured in
decades of network television events and
taken his magic act around the world.
He's a Las Vegas staple and a
millionaire, gracing the cover of Forbes
and Esquire magazines. He owns a private
island in the Bahamas. The magician is
known to give up to 500 performances a
year. According to his press materials,
he's made the Statue of Liberty
disappear, walked ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:06:48
One of the world's top mystifiers, Mike
Super performs at the Weinberg ... -
Mike Super has performed magic since he
was 6, after a magician at Disney World
set him off. His mother urged him to get
on some of the rides, but he was too
spellbound by the performer to go
anywhere else. "Little did she know," he
said. "I became ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:52:00
Local Moms and Dads Name Rhode Island
Magician Ventriloquist Steve Zany Best
Kids Party Entertainer in Nickelodeon's
... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Parents throughout Southern New England
vote for R.I. magician ventriloquist
Steve Zany of Attleboro, Mass. as best
kids party entertainer and make him
their top pick in Nickelodeon's Parents'
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 07:01:00
The Tri-Cities Magicians' Society
meeting Tuesday - Clarksville Online
The Tri-Cities Magicians’ Society, a
group of magicians from Clarksville, Ft.
Campbell, and Hopkinsville, meets the
third Tuesday of each month to have
dinner, talk magic, share tricks &
ideas, and plan shows and events....
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Oct 2009 22:39:45
Greg Frewin world's magician of the year
Ask Niagara Falls magician Greg Frewin
how many awards he has won, and he might
respond "Which year?"
One of the most decorated illusionists
in the industry has little left to prove
at this point. His Ellen Ave. theatre is
full of plaques, trophies and accolades.
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Oct 2009 03:49:18
Bellingham magician and card whiz sets
'faro shuffle' record (The Bellingham
Not long ago, Bellingham magician John
Walton became captivated with being one
of the few people capable of 10
consecutive tricky "faro shuffles" of a
card deck. He had no idea he would
become skilled enough for 2,784 shuffles
in a 12-hour period.
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:03:02
Magician performs at Longmont High (The
When Garry Carson was 10, growing up in
the Colorado Springs area, he was in a
serious sledding accident. His injuries
dashed his aspirations to be an athlete.
But they led to new interests. “My
parents got me a magic kit when I was in
the hospital,” he said. Four years
later, he started on his career as a
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:29:01
Criss Angel taking a break from
'Believe' - (Las Vegas Sun)
The lights have gone out on Criss
Angel’s Cirque du Soleil show, “Believe”
– but not for long. The cast and crew of
the city’s most loved-by-Loyals/loathed-by-critics
Cirque show is taking the week off as
part of a previously scheduled break....
Publ.Date : Oct 12, 2009
Todd Robbins brings "Carnival Knowledge"
to Marlboro College's ... - Bennington
His one-man show combines stories behind
the creation of famous carnival sideshow
stunts such as the human blockhead,
light bulb-eating, walking over broken
glass, fire-breathing and
sword-swallowing with the actual
performance of those feats by ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Oct 2009 03:14:00
Experience the magic, study the magic -
Science Magazine (blog)
"Magicians for centuries have been
hijacking our brains... to make us
believe in the impossible," said Society
for Neuroscience (SfN) president Tom
Carew as he introduced magicians Eric
Mead and Apollo Robbins this morning at
the SfN annual meeting in Chicago.
"There's no better way to find out how
our brains work, and by extension how
our minds work, than by finding out how
we can be deceived," Carew said....
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:00:16
Master Magician, Paul Dwork, at Fillmore
Ebell Club (The Fillmore Gazette)
The Fillmore Ebell Club will be
entertained this month byVentriloquist
Creator and Master Magician, Paul Dwork,
at the Veterans Memorial building on
October 27, 2009.
Publ.Date : Mon, 19 Oct 2009 07:08:12
Magic for neuroscientists - Science News
Magicians and neuroscientists may not
seem like a likely match, but they have
one important thing in common: A
fascination with the brain. As Science
News pointed out in this article about
science and magic in April,
neuroscientists delve deep into the
human mind to see how things like
attention, perception and memory work,
while magicians manipulate these very
same things to confound their audience.
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Oct 2009 15:39:52