Edition Article Type Genre Author Title Description Magical Pre-Reqs Similar (S) or Series Link (SL)
1 Performance All Nigel Shelton So you want to be a Star Do You? #1 Multi-part essay about how to become a Professional Magician n/a SL - 2,4,5,8,9,10
1 Cards Close-Up Sean McQuade The Crucifixion "Throwing cards in the air" style effect Force, Palming  
1 Working All Charlie Allan Getting Work Advice on how to get work in the "Real World" n/a  
1 Review Close-Up Nigel Shelton Dan Harlan's Rubber Band Magic DVD Review n/a S - 8
1 Review Event Colin McLeod The Blackpool Convention Personal Thoughts about, and review of the 2002 Blackpool Convention n/a SL - 2,5,9,10,13,14
2 Performance All Nigel Shelton So you want to be a Star Do You? #2 Multi-part essay about how to become a Professional Magician n/a  
2 Magic Effect Close-Up: cards James (Tricky) Card to Impossible Location Freely selected card dissappears and reappears in Impossible Location Switch/Himber Wallet me be useful, though not required. Some basic card handling required  
2 Magic Effect Close-Up: cards Mister Toad Toad in the Hole 4-cards , holes and toads appearing in them Basic card handling skills required  
2 Review Close-Up:Cards Colin McLeod Daryl Does The Full Monte Daryl's classic exposition on the 3-Card Monte effect n/a  
3 Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Jon Snoops The Krazy Cube Project How to make a cube from 6 cards n/a  
4 Performance All Nigel Shelton So you want to be a Star Do You? #3 Multi-part essay about how to become a Professional Magician n/a SL - 1,2,5,8,9,10
4 Performance All Tom (Dream Concepts) Music How to choose music that is appropriate for your act n/a  
4 Review Close-Up: Coins Kevin Wratten Complete Introduction to Coin Magic (M. Ammar) A complete introduction to coin sleights, manipulation and n/a  
5 Performance All Nigel Shelton So you want to be a Star Do You?- #4 Multi-part essay about how to become a Professional Magician n/a SL - 1,2,4,8,9,10
5 Magic Effect Close-Up: cards Daniel Price There's a Joker in the Palace Card effect with Kings, Queens and Jokers Palm, Top Change  
5 Performance Close-Up: General Michael Jay The Thumb Tip and You, #1 Choosing, Practicing with, and basic Thumb Tip Technique n/a SL - 6,7
5 Review Close-Up - Coins Mr Toad The Emperor Coin Dissappearing / Re-Appearing Hole in a Coin n/a - almost Self-Working  
5 Performance All Nigel Shelton So - You want to be a Star do you? #5 Part V: Making a Video n/a SL - 1,2,4,8,9,10
6 Performance Close-Up: General Michael Jay The Thumb Tip and You #2 Stealth Mode, Tips, Subtleties and Routines n/a SL - 5,7
6 Interview Lance Burton Huw Collingbourne An Interview with Lance Burton   n/a  
6 Performance All Hugo Hadlow Ruminations - Creativity in Magic Issues of Style when creating new tricks n/a  
6 Interview Khronus Huw Collingbourne An Interview with Khronus Bizarre and Mentelist style discussed n/a  
7 Magic Effect Bizarre Khronus Ouija Board Illusion Ouija board spirit reveals a name, gets angry, then you catch the spirit n/a  
7 Miscellaneous Historical Background Mr Toad Halloween A history and exposition on Halloween n/a  
7 Cards Bizarre Daniel Price A Spooky Halloween Card Revelation Revealing a freely chosen card using a pumpkin n/a  
7 Miscellaneous Historical Background Annie The History of Halloween Druids, Witches, Wicca and Rites associated with Halloween n/a  
7 Miscellaneous Close-Up: General Sean McQuade Peanuts Halloween Trick using cards and Peanuts (UK) / Monkey Nuts (US) Fake Shufle, Force, Double-Cut Force, Palm, Finger Palm, Break  
7 Interview Close-Up: Sleight of Hand Daniel Price An Interview with Simon Lovell Inteview with renowned Close-Up / Sleight of Hand entertainer SImon Lovell n/a  
7 MIscellaneous Bizarre Niggle Casualty Simulation Lots of Halloween fun and frolics with fake blood and gory wounds n/a  
7 Performance Close-Up: General Michael Jay The Thumb Tip and You #3 Additional Thumb Tip Techniques, Similar Devices, Tricks n/a SL - 5,6
8 Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Walter Zany Blaney Letter from Walter Zany Blaney Open letter to the Magic Community concerning Exposure n/a  
8 Performance All Nigel Shelton The "3M's" of Magic Article covering Misdirection, Motivation and Moment n/a  
8 Interview Mentalism Huw Collingbourne Ian Rowland - The Mindreader Who Came in from the Cold Interview with Influential and Controversial British Mentalist n/a  
8 Performance Close-Up: Elastic Bands Nigel Shelton The Advantages and Disadvantages of Elastic Band Magic Some of the Reasons why Elastic Bands can produce strong magic n/a S - 1
8 Performance All Nigel Shelton So - You want to be a Star Do You? - #6 Use of a local or regional Newspaper for self-promotion n/a SL - 1,2,4,5,9,10
9 Performance Miscellaneous Huw Collingbourne Body Magic: From the Samurai to the Georgia Magnet Huw explains how techniques of Aikido, Ki etc. can be used in Magical Effects n/a  
9 Magic Effect Bizarre Peter Marucci An Early Christmas Present A fun effect culminating in the appearance of a bad-taste tie n/a  
9 Performance All Nigel Shelton So - You want to be a Star Do You? - #7 Use of a local or regional Newspaper for self-promotion (continued). n/a SL - 1,2,4,5,8,10
9 Magic Effect Close-Up: Cards Mr Toad Toad's Exposure! Card trick using odd/even cards n/a  
9 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Article on Card Magic and negative perceptions surrounding it    
9 Magic Effect Close-Up: Paddle and Coin Peter Marucci In Your Ear! Paddle and Coin Trick n/a  
10 Performance All Nigel Shelton So - You want to be a Star Do You? - #8 Profesional Photo-shoots n/a SL - 1,2,4,5,8,9
10 Magic Effect Stage Michael Wilde Subliminal Messages Stage act involving subject nose-scratching, arm-raising etc. Ability to Hypnotise  
10 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Gung Fu and Glides - learning fundamentals in magic and martial arts n/a  
10 Performance General Nigel Shelton, John A. Mahood and Tony Spallino Practice Essay on practicing, including stages of a Practice Session n/a  
10 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning (Darmoe) Being a Neophyte #1 - The Days of Innocent Discovery in the Art of Mentalism Fundamentals of Mentalism. Looks at differences bwteeen Mentalism, Mental Magic, Bizarre Magick,; and some of the fundamental techniques and sources used n/a SL - 11,12
10 Performance General Michael Jay The Art and Science of Misdirection #1 Misdirection within Magical Presentation, (Theory - General) n/a SL - 11,12,13,15
10 Magic Effect Close-Up - Cards and Coins Daniel Price A Valentine's Effect Signed Card to Rose, and signed coin to ring box False Transfer, Palm a Card, Wearing a (Dinner) Jacket  
11 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning (Darmoe) Being a Neophyte #2 - The Days of Innocent Discovery in the Art of Mentalism Fundamentals of Mentalism. Cold Reading, and the "Art" of being a Reader n/a SL - 10, 12
11 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Context within Magic n/a  
11 Article General Richard Penna A Magic Website (Part 1) Discussion on how to create a magic website, the sort of information that you should ensure is contained, and some of the design concepts that you should think about n/a SL - 14
11 Interview Black Art Huw Collingbourne An Interview with Don Drake Interview with leading Black Art innovator - Don Drake n/a S - 12, 13, 15, 16, 44
11 Handling Cards Daniel Proce An Illustrated Instruction of Vernon's "Light Lift"   n/a  
11 Performance General Michael Jay The Art and Science of Misdirection #2 Misdirection within Magical Presentation, (Forms of Misdirection) n/a SL - 10, 12, 13, 15
12 Article General Huw Collingbourne The Tarot Magician Glimpse into the magical life of the Medieval World, exploring the way that cards and card designs developed n/a  
12 Interview Close Up / Comedy Lady Laura An Interview with David Acer An Interview with Canadian Close-Up / Comedy magician - David Acer n/a  
12 Article Mentalism Craig Browning, ("Darmoe") Being a Neophyte #4 - We the Rejected and Ridiculed Study on the divisions between Magicians and Mentalists n/a  
12 Performance Magic Effect: General Peter Marucci A mixed bag Bits of business to use when performing Miser's Dream, general coin work, "Gag Bag", and an idea for a 5' blow-up balloon (!) n/a  
12 Performance General Michael Jay The Art and Science of Misdirection #3 Misdirection within Magical Presentation, (Forms of Misdirection continued) n/a SL - 10, 11, 13, 15
12 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning (Darmoe) Being a Neophyte #4 - The Days of Innocent Discovery in the Art of Mentalism Fundamentals of Mentalism - Billet work n/a SL - 10, 11
12 Working Business Cards Peter Marucci Business Card Business Creating Eye-Catching Business Cards n/a  
12 Article General Marc Cottingham Variety is the Spice of Life Article on creating unique acts n/a  
12 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Tongues - doing the research to sound the part n/a  
13 Interview Close-Up Gary Scott Interview with Daryl 20 questions from Magic Bunny members to Daryl - posed by Gary Scott n/a  
13 Performance General Michael Jay The Art and Science of Misdirection #4 Misdirection within Magical Presentation, (Forms of Misdirection continued, and weaving misdirection into your act) n/a SL - 10, 11, 12, 15
13 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Using your "Third Eye" - visualising your act n/a  
13 Magic Effect Close-Up: Silks Peter Marucci Over the Rainbow Effect with a rainbow silk, where a pot of gold is revealed n/a S - 20
13 Magic Effect CloseUp: Cards Euan McCall Bingham Logical Assembly Card Assembly routine Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse, Fake Count (Snap Method), Basic Techniques, Elmsley Count, Findley Tent Vanish, Face-Up Bottom Deal, Half-Pass  
13 Magic Effect Close Up: Pyro Vince Flash Revelation Method of revealing a message or prediction in "ash" n/a  
13 Performance General Escher Rapport Methods to build repport with your audience n/a  
13 Magic Effect Close-Up: Handkerchief Peter Marucci The Great Elephant Illusion Using a handkerchief to show an elephant "fly" n/a  
14 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Why Magic Ain't Art - An essay on why Magic is a Performance, not an Art n/a  
14 Magic Effect CloseUp: Cards Tony Spallino Lord of the Rings version of "The Four Kingdoms" Card dealing effect, where cards end up back in the same order as they started n/a  
14 Article General Timothy Arends Magic on a Budget How to create a successful magic routine without spending a fortune n/a  
14 Article General Richard Penna A Magic Website (Part 2) Discussion on how to create a magic website, the sort of information that you should ensure is contained, and some of the design concepts that you should think about, (inc. photos,video clips, and Titles) n/a SL - 11
15 Article General Sean McQuade Calling All Young Persons Article on how to get started in "the magic business" at a young age n/a  
15 Article Mentalism Ty Anthony Youth and Mentalism Article on how younger people can increase their chances of being taken seriously when performing mentalism effects n/a  
15 Performance General Michael Jay The Art and Science of Misdirection #5 Misdirection within Magical Presentation, (final thoughts and a Tommy Wonder technique to augment the 10 forms already discussed) n/a SL - 10, 11, 12, 13
15 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Let's Build Magic 1 - Spittin' Eggs. How to build an Illusion from scratch for less than 10 n/a SL - 16, 17, 20
15 Magic Effect CloseUp: Children's Magic Peter Marucci The Wand with Three Ends An effect that can be used to signify the end of a show n/a  
15 Interview General Lady Laura Interview with Paul Daniels Questions from Bunnies to a magician that has worked flat out and consistently for 35 years n/a  
15 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning (Darmoe) Way of the Neophyte - Cultivating a Reputation: #1 Creating a Persona n/a SL - 16
16 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Let's Build Magic 2 - Sewing Kits, Glue, Office Supplies, Knives and Paint - how they can be useful to you when building magic n/a SL - 15, 17, 20
16 Interview Close-Up Lady Laura Interview with Alison An interview with Alison, (Daryl's wife), the first lady to become a member of the Magic Circle n/a  
16 Magic Effect CloseUp: General Michael Jay Smoke From Fingertips How to make a really strange gooey brown substance, that can be used to produce real smoke from your fingers n/a  
16 Article General Alex Kocan About Jim Bannan - "They're nothing special" A local taxi driver's magic U-turn on celebrities n/a  
16 Magic Effect CloseUp: General Peter Marucci Needle Through Balloon Variations on the classic trick n/a  
16 Article General Tomothy Arends People always guess how my tricks are done Explanations and sugestions based around this (common?) magician's comment n/a  
16 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning (Darmoe) Way of the Neophyte - Cultivating a Reputation: #2 Why perfecting at least one form of Reading is a basic skill that any Psychic/Mentalist Performer should aim for n/a SL - 15
16 Magic Effect CloseUp: General Elliott Watson Follow the Leader Coins Across A version of this classic effect, utilising the "One Ahead" principle Goshman Pinch, Pointing Transfer  
17 Magic Effect CloseUp: General Peter Marucci Quicker than the Eye A basic, "two in the hand one on the pocket" effect, full of awful gags and puns with a double-laugh climax n/a  
17 Article General: Fire Michael Jay Confessions of a Pyro, #1 An introduction to the art of fire-related magic. **NOTE - this is possibly the funniest article ever written for Magic Bunny. n/a SL - 18, 19
17 Method Cards Dan Turcote Push Press Control Method for getting a card to the top, or second from the top n/a  
17 Article General: Interest Alex Kocan About Mandy Muden - Magic for Charity? Article about how magic helps "Dreamflight", the annual trip to Florida for terminally ill children n/a  
17 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Let's Build Magic 3 - More examples of how to build your own magic props n/a SL - 15, 16, 20
17 Magic Effect CloseUp: Origami Nigel Shelton The Shirt off my Back Origami with paper money, and a routine using the end product n/a S - 18, 20
18 Performance General: Pocket Management Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Let's Build Magic 4 - The Pocket Pegboard n/a  
18 Magic Effect CloseUp: Origami Nigel Shelton The Peace Crane Using cards, origami, and a story to illustrate the life, and death of Sadako Sasaki Slip Force S - 17, 20
18 Article General: Fire Michael Jay Confessions of a Pyro, #2 More instruction on the art of fire-related magic. Includes fuel, making a torch, lighting the torch, and extinguishing it n/a SL - 17, 19
18 Magic Effect CloseUp: Coins Peter Marucci The Miser's Giveaway A variation on the classic Miser's Dream trick, using a plain, unadorned can, a few real coins, and some magic! Ability to ribbon-spread coins in hand  
19 Article General: Fire Michael Jay Confessions of a Pyro, #3 For the final time, the smartest cookie in Magic Bunny plays with fire, explaining how to (safely) create a fireball from your mouth. Frankly, I'm amazed that the guy still has a face. n/a SL - 17, 18
19 Magic Effect CloseUp: General Peter Marucci Clueless A magical card effect based on Clue, (Cluedo in UK) n/a  
19 Article General Craig Browning (Darmoe) Challenge of the Magi A very personal article where Craig looks at personal adversity, and looks at some of the changes in his magical/personal style that need to take place n/a  
20 Article General Craig Browning (Darmoe) There's Nothing Up My Sleeves An article delving into the issues of originality and talent within Magic and Mentalism n/a  
20 Performance General: Ventriloquism Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Let's Build Magic 5 - Ventriloquism For Dummies. Creating the World's easiest Vent Dummy n/a SL - 15, 16, 17, 21
20 Magic Effect CloseUp: Origami Nigel Shelton The Napkin Swan Small but effective presentation to give to any spectator n/a S - 17, 18
20 Article General: Fire Michael Jay Impromptu Match Magic The Dark Side - an effect where the magician can make the colours on the sides of a match change at will Paddle Move SL - 21, 25
20 Magic Effect CloseUp: General Peter Marucci 20th Century Silkworm - Bringing an Old Effect Out of its Cocoon An effect using silks where a silkworn eventually becomes a butterfly n/a S - 13
20 Magic Effect Mentalism Scott Drebus Psychokinetic Revelation - Mentalism and ESP Revealing the symbol on a Zenner card using a pendulum n/a  
21 Performance General: Pocket Management Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Let's Build Magic - The Pocket Pegboard Part 2 n/a SL 15. 16, 17, 20
21 Magic Effect CloseUp: Matches Michael Jay Impromptu Match Magic - Another Look Another look at Impromptu Match magic Paddle Move SL 20, 25
21 Magic Effect Close Up: Money Magic Peter Marucci Money Metamorphosis - Magic with Okito Peter's idea for moves using an Okito Box - it just needs a good routine! Bobo Switch  
21 Performance General Nigel Shelton Publicity Material for Dove-Workers Card-cutting to produce a giveaway for dove workers, (or other magicians)    
22 Magic Effect General : Wands Peter Marucci Mr Wanderful: Wand Work How to make a childrens routine out of the "Droopy Wand" (or similar)    
22 Performance Mentalism David Bodycombe Cops and Robbers: Market Mentalism Large-scale routine, no stooges    
22 Article General Timothy Arends How to Buy Magic Some great advice on interpreting magic catalogue descriptions    
22 Performance General: Marketing Michael St Louis Let's Build Magic Let's Build Magic 6- "The Moneymaking Pencil n/a  
22 Magic Effect Cards Daniel de Urquiza Argentinean Triumph In the hands version of Triumph. Dealer's Grip, Half Pass, Faro Shuffle, One-Card Pass  
23 Performance General: Building Stuff Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America Let's Build Magic 7 - Building the Skills n/a  
23 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Argentinean Placements - A Magic Effect Using Spots to count to selected card Faro Shuffle, Braue Reversal  
23 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Spirits Among Us - Part 1 of a Series Start of a series on how to deliver a frightening 15-29 minute spiritual presentation    
23 Effect Close-Up Peter Marucci The Logical Colouring Book A (logical!) routine with a Colouring Book effect    
24 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Spirits Among Us - Part 2 of a Series Part 2 of a series on how to deliver a frightening 15-29 minute spiritual presentation  
24 Performance General: Marketing Michael St Louis Let's Build Magic Let's Build Magic - DYI Video Editing (don't), and making short cards n/a  
24 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Argentinean Techniques Techniques for a Half=Pass, and Double Peek Control Charlier Pass  
25 Cards Close-Up Peter Marucci Bugaboo! Comedy Card routine where the remains of a swatted fly finds your card    
25 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Spirits Among Us - Part 3 of a Series Part 3 of a series on how to deliver a frightening 15-29 minute spiritual presentation    
25 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Argentinean Miracle Routine An impossible packet trick routine Flushtration or Optical Count, Elmsley Count, Top Palm, Argentinean Double Lift, Palming etc etc etc  
25 Performance General: Marketing Michael St Louis Let's Build Magic Let's Build Magic - Video Practice Rig n/a  
26 Magic Effect CloseUp: Matches Michael Jay Linking/Unlinking Matches Another look at Impromptu Match magic, using boxed matches   SL - 20, 21
26 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Argentinean Stacked Transposition Stacked Deck Magic Slip Cut, Double Lift  
26 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Mid-West America Prince and "It" - Making yourself and your audience happy    
26 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Spirits Among Us - Part 4 of a Series Part 4 of a series on how to deliver a frightening 15-29 minute spiritual presentation    
27 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Spirits Among Us - Part 5 of a Series Part 5 of a series on how to deliver a frightening 15-29 minute spiritual presentation  
27 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Dumbury Eats a Sandwich, (and he likes it) 3 spectators lose cards in deck, cards are found in a variety of ways and places Controlling card to top,, Glimpsing, Culling  
27 Performance Children's (?) Magic Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America "Wand from Bum" - (honest!!) n/a  
27 Magic Effect Bizarre Peter Marucci Bell, Book and Candle Free-Will" / Magician's Choice-style prediction effect using the tools of witch-hunting    
27 Performance General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - The Library, and Thought on Routines Thoughts on the Magic Bunny Library, the Index, and the importance of "Routining a routine"   SL - 28, 30
28 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Argentinean Leaper, featuring the "Open Ending Theory" Spectator selcts a card which is placed in a packet he holds, Magician has another, selection moves from spectatot's to magician's packet, a method that can be used in other routines too Palming  
28 Performance Bizarre Craig Browning Creating Magick How to be plausible when performing bizarre magick, and it's not just about adding some blood.....    
28 Magic Effect Bizarre Peter Marucci Bell, Book and Candle 2 Free-Will" / Magician's Choice-style prediction effect using the tools of witch-hunting, this time around a religious / immortality theme    
28 Review   Marc DeSouza Chuck Hickok Various reviews and Views about Chuck's Lecture Tour    
28 Performance General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - Thoughts on Your Routine What makes a routine important, building up tension, structure within a routine, (strong start, slower middle, faster/powerful ending)   SL - 27, 30
29 Cards Technique: Card Splitting Nisassa How to split and shim cards Fantastic level of detail, beautiful article    
29 Performance General Tony Spallino How to develop a character Discussion and ideas on character visualisation, and a "flow-diagram" that you can use to help you work out the details of the character    
29 Performance General Michael St Louis Let's NOT Build Magic Michael starts to look at the contents of the classic Mark Wilson "Complete Course in Magic" n/a  
29 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Rio de la Plata's Dumbury Dumbury's Delusion, with an extra kicker    
29 Effect Mentalism Craig Leonard The "Big Brother" Game A "light" mentalism effect based on TV's "Big Brother" show, (winning BB cheque in final envelope) PATEO force  
29 Effect Bizarre Craig Browning Now That's Gross - Part 1: Card from Forearm A complete mini-instruction leaflet on how to construct a gruesome effect. Eeeew!    
29 Magic Effect Close-Up Peter Marucci Lady Liberty - Patriotic Presentations Statue of Liberty on a silk changes places with another silk that the spectator holds. **NOTE - The effect can be used with other variants, does not need to be a Liberty theme    
30 Effect Bizarre Craig Browning Now That's Gross - Part 2: Going Beyond Bizarre A routine involving stabbing a dove on a dagger, and then producing it (alive) again from a flame volcano that comes out of your hands. Cool. If it all goes wrong, at least you have supper cooked ;-)  
30 Magic Effect Close-Up Peter Marucci Pick a Card, Any Card - Jumbo Comedy Spectator is "forced" to choose one card that's slightly larger than all the others, however, the magic happend when they replace it anywghere in the deck, and it's next to it's matching normal-sized card  
30 Performance General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - Your Routine: A Final Look Detailed examination of the Opening, The Middle, and the End of a routine, using Cups and Balls, and Invisible Deck routines as examples.   SL - 27, 28
30 Performance General Michael St Louis Let's NOT Build Magic Michael looks at the contents of the classic Mark Wilson "Complete Course in Magic" - this time it's the Hindu and Overhand Shuffles n/a  
31 Performance General Michael Jay On Books, Videos, DVD's, and the Luck of the Irish Discussion on the benefits/merits of these 3 media forms in magic. A GREAT little impromptu card trick where the spectator selects two cards from a cut-deck, and they are the "mates" of the magician's selection Cross-Cut Force  
31 Close-Up Cards Jesse Leonard Top Trumps Ideas - Card Games Suggestions for tricks using the "Top Trumps" card sets    
31 Performance General Michael St Louis Let's NOT Build Magic Michael looks at the contents of the classic Mark Wilson "Complete Course in Magic" - this time it's Forcing n/a  
31 Magic Effect Close-Up Peter Marucci Elementary My Dear Watson - Criminal Conjuring Two cards (representing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson), find another card representing a master criminal. "...Be it ever so humble, there's no police like Holmes..." Breaks, Double-Undercut  
31 Effect Bizarre Craig Browning Now That's Gross - Part 3: Going Beyond Bizarre How to create an experience that people will remember for years, subtle techniques/bits of business that make a difference between someone doing mental magic, and a devoted mentalist    
32 Magic Effect Stage/Close-Up Peter Marucci The Chinese Compass....Revisited Peter revisits the Chinese Compass routine, and comes up with several variations/presentations of the trick.    
32 Performance General Gary Scott No way "OUT!" - a fundamental key in magic Gary's investigation into the question: "..What if it all goes wrong?...". Designing and creating "outs" before you need them!   S - 36
32 Performance General Michael St Louis Post-Show Rant A small digression away from the studies of Mark Wilson, Michael vents his (obvious) pleasure at having done a card trick in a show! n/a  
32 Effect Bizarre Craig Browning The Dickens You Say... The importance of being aware of history and tradition in order to create memorable presentations    
32 Performance General Finlay McDermott Classic Magic...I think not! A discussion on Sleights vs. Gimmicks    
32 Performance General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - The "Chatter on Patter" Project Michael introduces the COP Project, and uses a well-known, simple trick with a match to illustrate the purpose behind COP    
32 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Four Aces: Pick-a-Card routine with a 4-Aces Twist 5 spectators select a card, 4 of these change into the 4 Aces, the other is found face-down in the middle of the 4-Aces Vernon's Addition, Lifts, Ascanio Spread,  
33 Performance General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - Ron Bauer and more Irish Luck Explanation of why Ron Bauer escapes the ascerbic pen of our resident magical executioner, and adds a performance postscript to the "Luck of the Irish" effect from the last Issue    
33 Performance General Tony Spallino The Bizarre in all of us How to take a "simple" trick, and add a bizarre element to it - how to use your imagination    
33 Magic Effect Close-Up: Coins Peter Marucci The No-Gimmicks "Hopping Halves" Peter's no-gimmick hopping halves routine - does exactly what it says on the tin Finger-palm, click-pass  
33 Performance General Craig Browning The Dreams of Youth - Nostalgia Craig looks back on his magical life, and implores the rest of us to allow what we experience to be our guide    
33 Review General Gary Scott Discovering Americana - A Tale of Magical Friendship Gary Scott relives the experiences of going to America to meet with Mike Jay, Ron Bauer, and his performing experiences    
34 Performance General Craig Browning Great Minds Think Alike Craig discusses re-invention, stealing, plagiarism and idea-theft within the magic world    
34 Performance General Avon Think of a Card...Imposible? Probably Some interesting facts and figures in respect of cards that are chosen by people    
34 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: 2004 and the Complete Course in Magic Michael takes a look at the "gimmicked card" section of the great book    
34 Magic Effect Close-Up: Paper Clips Peter Marucci The Clip Family Peter re-invents the old "paperclip and dollar bill/piece of paper" routine    
35 Magic General Michael Bradbury The Life of a Magician in Cyprus - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly A review of what it;s like being a magician in Cyprus by Michael    
35 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: Magic World How to use magic to engage the senses, draw the audience into your world, and create a role. Also covers the question "What do you want the audience to take away from your performence"?    
35 Performance General Craig Browning Those Old Jedi Mind Tricks Creating an Aura of reputation, how to use your skills in real life too. Applied methodology?    
35 Magic Effect Close-Up: Coins Peter Marucci Copper:Silver:Okito The moves for a routine, (but no routine - yet...)    
35 Magic General Bruce Graham A Year into Magic - Thoughts and Musings Bruce goes back over his first year in magic and reviews the lessons learned    
36 Review General Nigel Shelton American Bunny in Norfolk - Part 1 The first in a two-part diary from Michael's 2005 trip to Norfolk to meet NIgel Shelton   SL - 37
36 Magic Effect Close-Up: Cards Peter Marucci Cards for Lovers Man and woman, (or other couple), each sign a card. The signatures are revealed to mysteriously be on opposite sides of the same card, thereby proving the bonds of love. Control to the bottom, Hindu Force  
36 Performance General Craig Browning The Wizards of 2020 c.e. - Part 2 Changes in Magic, and the skills that will be important - retaining the good of the past whilst allowing the process of magic in the future to unfold and develop    
36 Performance General Bennie Wardi My First Performance: Magic Experience Diary of a first show, the tricks and the reactions    
36 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: Coin Fold? Michael gladly escapes the Card section of Wilson's book, and moves into the Coin section, with varying degrees of enthusiasm    
36 Performance General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - An American Magician in London, Part 1 The first in a five-part diary from Michael's 2005 trip to London   SL - 37, 38, 39
37 Review General Nigel Shelton American Bunny in Norfolk - Part 2 The first in a two-part diary from Michael's 2005 trip to Norfolk to meet NIgel Shelton   SL - 36
37 Review General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - An American Magician in London, Part 2 The second in a five-part diary from Michael's 2005 trip to London   SL - 36, 38, 39
37 Magic Effect Close-Up: Cards Peter Marucci Anytiome Card to Wallet: Business Blues Card selected and signed is found inside a wallet in view at all times Control to top, double lift  
37 Performance General Gary Scott Bo Way Outs: Revisited - Out Applications Gary provides some outs, which in turn should inspite development of individual versions   S - 32
37 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: Coin Sleights A look at the sleights section of the Wilson Course    
37 Performance General Craig Browning What does it all mean? - "A Magician" Craig looks at why Magic, Magick, Mentalism and Bizarre Magic are different beasts    
37 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Ace-High Triumph: Card Work   Lots possible!  
38 Review General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - An American Magician in London, Part 3 The third in a five-part diary from Michael's 2005 trip to London   SL - 36, 37, 39
38 Magic Effect Close-Up: Bounce:No-Bounce Balls Peter Marucci The Laugh-Meter: Funny Stuff A "Laugh-meter" presentation, for seeing how good, (or bad), the magician's jokes are    
38 Performance General Gary Scott Look at yourself In the first in this series, (number undefined), Gary looks at "first impression" issues affecting a magician, (attire, breath, persoanl hygiene, hands and hair)   SL - 40, 42
38 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: Lapping Michael moves onto Silks and Lapping within the Mark Wilson Complete Course    
38 Magic Review Jason Waskett Coin Dropper (Leonardo Silva) A review of the Silva Universal Coin Dropper    
39 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: Scotch and Soda The last of the coin section from Wilson, some personal memories, and why Michael recommends buyin a S&S set    
39 Magic General Tim Arends How to build your own magic: and problems you may meet Powertools, cardboard, paint, paper-mache and glue - lessons you will learn when trying to make props    
39 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Life or Death: Part 1 of a series Dissertation on sceptics, religion, and all things magical   SL - 40, 41, 42
39 Magic Effect Close-Up Peter Marucci Custom Mouth Coils: The make-at-home approach How to make these at home    
39 Performance General Tony Spallino A Time and a Place: Thoughts on Circumstance Tony looks at the best time to practice magic    
39 Review General Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - An American Magician in London, Part 3 The fourth installment from Michael's 2005 trip to London   SL - 36, 37, 38
40 Cards Close-Up Peter Marucci "Your Card" - Comedy Magic Magician predicts chosen card on a jumbo card    
40 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: "99 Tricks - No Act" Michael looks at a fundamental question - "How do I construct an Act?"   SL - 41, 42
40 Performance General Gary Scott Look at yourself In the second in this series, (number undefined), Gary looks at "psychological setup".   SL - 38, 42
40 Performance General Bruce Graham Ramblings of a Reticent Cardician" Bruce looks at his personal fear of, and avoidance tactics in relation to cards.    
40 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Life or Death: Part 2 of a series Dissertation on sceptics, religion, and all things magical   SL - 39, 41, 42
40 Magic Effect Close-Up: Cards Damion Corbett Erdnase Ending: Erdnace Aces Variation Aces appear mysteriously after being lost in a deck Erdnase Colour Change, Picot Change, Double-Lift  
40 Performance General Lee Alex From Head to Toe Part 1: A Checklist for the Performing Professional (whilst on and off stage) A list that allows you to reach a certain level of appearance, remain within the persona, and be viewed as the person that you should be, and should be respected as    
40 Performance General Nigel Shelton The Disturbed Waters: Tales from Admin Nigel recalls a story from an old man that ended in a rather macabre discovery    
41 Magic Effect Close-Up Peter Marucci Blue-Tonium - Science? A pun-filled effect from Peter involving Blue-Tonium, Fission-Chips, and a Chain-reaction    
41 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Life or Death: Part 3 of a series Dissertation on sceptics, religion, and all things magical   SL - 39, 40, 42
41 Magic Effect Bizare Bruce Graham Treasure of the Templars Bruce shares an ancient counting principle, whee removing objects results in the same number (?) of objects remaining    
41 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: "9 Tricks - No Act (YET!)" Michael looks further at a fundamental question - "How do I construct an Act?"   SL - 42
41 Performance General David J. Bodycombe Going for It - Faking it for Real David's diary building up to a slot at The Magic Cavern    
41 Magic Technique Will Wood Bowl Views: Squeeze it till it hurts: Pro-active Muscle Development and Learning Aids for the Classic Palm Exercises and Practice Techniques from Will    
41 Performance General SamX Bad Magic - Or Bad Magician? Sam looks at how we can become better performers, with a particular look at the benefits of performance feedback    
41 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Aqua et Oleo Redivivus: Comments on a Classic An article looking at "Oil and Water" effects - with some ideas on a Phase    
42 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America: "3 Tricks - One Act (AT LAST!)" Michael finalises the series looking at how to create a routine, including some tips on planning for walkaround/restaurant magic, an "anchor" routine, and a "familiarity" line/gags.   SL - 41
42 Magic Effect Close-Up: Coins Peter Marucci The Ghost of a Coin (Revisted) Peter's re-work of the classic "glass-disc" effect from Bobo    
42 Performance General Gary Scott Look at yourself In the third in this series, (number undefined), Gary looks at the "worst" show, and the "best" show, compares them, in order to see what the differences were   SL - 38, 40
42 Magic General Matthew Denham Packet Trick Beginnings (Notes to Beginners) Matthew explains teh way that he learned, and the stages that he went through in getinh accustomed to different types of trick    
42 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Life or Death: Part 4 of a series Dissertation on sceptics, religion, and all things magical. This isue includes cults and mind-control   SL - 39, 40, 41
42 Mentalism Cards Daymo A Quick and Direct Mental Effect with Cards, (Mentalism at it;s best) Mentalist can identify a thought-of card using non-verbal cues, inflections in body and tone etc. A card force, Kelly Bottom Placement, a glimpse  
42 Performance General David J. Bodycombe Going for It - Faking it for Real (Part 2) David's slot at The Magic Cavern - the diary reveals how it all went....    
42 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Unrealities - Card Miracles An evolution of "Argentinean Miracle Routine" - from issue 25 Far too many to mention ;-)  
43 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Unexpected: Daley's Last Trick? An effect in it's own right, or as part of a multi-phased routine. On a table, 4=-of-a-kind, and 2 selections transpose Far too many to mention ;-)  
43 Magic General Daymo Cut Here: TV Magic A dissertation on the editing done during TV magic specials    
43 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America - Halloween Halloween, costumes for daughters, and Mark Wilson's "Hypnotised Hankie"    
43 Magic Mentalism Fheard By Appointment to the Queen: Stage Mentalism A stage/large audience effect where the mentalist reveals the date on a 10p piece    
43 Performance General Tony Spallino Learning Your Craft Disertation on Learning Styles in relation to magic    
44 Interview Simon Drake A.J. An Interview with Simon Drake A.J. interviews the slightly weird and macabre Simon Drake    
44 Performance General Peter Marucci Comedy In Magic: Audience Conditioning How to condition an audience to be ready for humour, using a comedy opener    
44 Performance General Gary Scott The 20-minute magician: A guide on how not to become one A guide for newbies on practicing, magical motivation, the joy of magic books/DVD's, tutoring, and research    
44 Performance General Michael St Louis Thoughts from Midwest America - Reflections Michael reflects on a church show he gave - the worst show he ever, ever did    
44 Magic Close-Up: Cards Aomaster Ultimate Ace Transposition: Simple, (Effective) Card Magic A simple Ace Transposition - does what it says on the tin    
44 Magic Close-Up: Cards Matthew Smith Can it be Possible: More Simple, (Effective) Card Magic Spectator chooses card from (borrowed) deck, card is returned, card is found using finger-print analysis and heat perception analysis. Yeah right.......;-)    
45 Magic Mentalism Johnny Anonymous ESP Brainwave: Simple Mentalism Psychic gets spectator to guess a removed card, and then shows the spectator they were correct, AND the card is the only one with a different coloured back    
45 Magic Performance Gary Scott Tag Team Magic: a.k.k. the Double Act Gary looks at the important aspects of a double-act, and more importantly - making a double-act work    
45 Magic Close-Up: Cards Ashley Williams Signed Card to Ice Cube Making a chosen card appear in the ice cube that is in your drink Force, Double Turnover  
45 Magic Close-Up Bennie Ward Flash Production: A Visual Production Using Flash-paper to assist in the production of a pack of cards    
45 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Real Mentalism: Part 1 Mentalism, "types" of mentalism, and being successful in being a character   SL - 46, 47
45 Magic Close-Up Peter Marucci Topsy-Turvy Bottles: thoughts on routines Peter uses this trick to explain how to create a sensible ending for a trick    
45 Magic Close-Up: Cards Timothy Arends How to Entertain: with a deck of cards An article that is NOT about how to do card tricks, but rather how to ENTERTAIN with a deck of cards, (about time too...)    
45 Magic Performance Michael L. Future of Magic: A new direction Michael looks at trends in magic, and where it all might be leading    
46 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Real Mentalism: Part 2 Psychological principles within Mentalism   SL - 45, 47
46 Performance Cabaret Tam McLaughlin Developing a Cabaret Act - Part 1: Introduction and Routine Tam's experiences of putting together his first cabaret show - the goals, the act, the "tricks", and building a routine   SL - 47, 48, 49, 50
46 Magic Close-Up: Cards Peter Marucci The Time Traveller: Back in time for tea A "face-up" card has it's orientation reversed, yet manages to reurn back to teh starting position    
46 Magic Performance Michael L. Thoughts from Midwest America - Being Heard Michael on rigs, CD players, MP3 files, microphones, speakers etc etc.   SL - 47, 48
46 Magic Performance Gary Scott Developing a Performance Character: The Birth of Alucard Gary helps us develop a character, discussing the "why's?", the "who's", and the perception, using his own characterAlucard van Horn as an example    
47 Magic Close-Up: Cards Gary Scott KM Aces: a card effect for table workers 4 spectators pull 4 cards from teh deck, and they are the 4 Aces. **All moves fully illustrated** False shuffle, Double Undercut, Out-Jog, Double-Lift, "KM Move  
47 Performance Cabaret Tam McLaughlin Developing a Cabaret Act - Part 2: Rehearsing the Routine Tam's experiences of putting together his first cabaret show - and in the second installment he looks at the rehearsal process, and some other "pre-show" factors that should be taken into account   SL - 46, 48, 49, 50
47 Magic Performance Michael L. Thoughts from Midwest America - Being Heard Part 2 Now you know all about the hardware from Part 1 - Michael concentrates on the "sound plan" for the show   SL - 46, 48
47 Magic Performance Matthew Smith Your first Walkaround / Table-hopping event - some words of advice and tips from someone who has been there Hints, tips, and some techniques that will make the experience a whole lot more enjoyable for you and everyone else :-)    
47 Magic Close-Up Peter Marucci Chimps Ahoy" - Thumb Tip Magic Another comedy magic effect from Peter - a thumb tip, a silk, chimpanzees, and fasteners off a pair of jeans - magic as only Peter can do.....    
47 Performance Mentalism Craig Browning Real Mentalism: Part 3 What is Mentalism?" - simple question long answer.   SL - 45, 46
47 Magic General Steven Goodwin Magic Shops are like:....sex shops Winner of "the strangest title ever in TopHat", Steven's article explains the seductive nature of magic shops...!    
48 Magic Close-Up Peter Marucci Serial Killer: A Packet Trick Interlude Spectator manages to choose the only card in a set of 6 that is different Hamman Count  
48 Magic Theory Steven Goodwin Computers as Assistants: Technological Magic Steven discusses the feasibility of using computer programmes to perform magicd, and some of the pitfalls   SL - 49
48 Magic Mentalism/Close-Up Bruce Graham Lie Detector: A Card Trick ?? Bruce explains a very simple stacked-deck principle, and some possible ways to utilise it    
48 Magic Performance Michael L. Thoughts from Midwest America - Being Heard Part 3 Following on from parts 1 and 2, (and you really DO need to read them first), this installment is all about the fun part - buying sound equipment   SL - 46, 47
48 Performance Cabaret Tam McLaughlin Developing a Cabaret Act - Part 3: Planning and Preparation Planning, planning, planning. In the third installment of his "pre-show" diary, Tam goes over his personal planning process   SL - 46, 47, 49, 50
48 Magic Performance Gary Scott Dedication, Desire: And a WILL to win Gary looks at the prize-winning efforts of (Bunny) Will Houstoun, and sees the messages that should be taken and used as inspiration by us all    
48 Magic Story Daniel Wade Mathis (Puff) The Magic Drag On... An excerpt from an unpublished novel    
49 Performance Cabaret Tam McLaughlin Developing a Cabaret Act - Part 4: Developing a Script In the fourth installment of his "pre-show" diary, Tam goes over his approach to scripting, and timing actions with words   SL - 46, 47, 48, 50
49 Cards Close-Up Daniel de Urquiza Special Attraction - Mantal Coincidence Mental magic" card effect, with the spectators card being attracted to them - a rework of Tony Koininy's "Derby" / Nick Trost's "Horse Race"    
49 Performance Children's Magic Tim Arends The Birthday Party Magician: Top Tips for the kids magician Tips to having a successful show, including timing, numbers, advertising, set-up, charging etc.    
49 Magic Theory Steven Goodwin Compumental - More Technological Magic Steven discusses some practical ideas, following on from the article in Issue 48   SL - 48
49 Magic Close-Up: Cards Shaum Sims (Sinajar) Lucky Card: Strong (simple!) Card Magic Following shuffles and cuts, spectator chooses a card, which matches a card in a wallet that has been openly in view    
49 Magic Close-Up / Children's Peter Marucci The Spirit Feather, (and other things) Without disclosing the method, Peter offers some alternative presentations of an otherwise "ho-hum" effect    
49 Magic Review Jason Waskett Fire Wallet, by Fred Kaps A very, very detailed and exhaustive review of the wallet, including build, and all good/poor points    
49 Magic Advert Lee Warren The Original Chinese Conjuror - a musical diversion suggested by the lives of Chung Ling Soo Some history on the real life of Chung Ling Soo (William Robinson), and details on the upcoming theatre work that will celebrate his life and story    
50 Performance Cabaret Tam McLaughlin Developing a Cabaret Act - Part 5: Showtime! In the last installment of his "show" diary, Tam recounts what happened on the day, and the lessons learned   SL - 46, 47, 48, 49
50 Mentalism Props Tim Arends How to Make your own mentalists clipboard, and find out exactly what they are thinking A quick and easy method to construct this most basic of mentalism utility devices    
50 Performance Essay Anonymous Improvisation: is NOT being unprepared An essay that looks at the differences between improvisation, impromptu performance, and being unprepared to perform    
50 Magic Performance Will Houstoun Stronger Magic: a short treatise on magical effect Will looks at why various version of effects are strong, or weak. Ideas that can be adapted to everyone's performances    
51 Magic Article Alex Musciano Tips on Buying Magic Some hints and tips that make help you to think more deeply before buying that "must have" effect/trick.    
51 Magic Performance Gerald Scanlan Rationalisation Disguising performance "flaws" in a "bottle through table" routine    
51 Magic Close-Up: Cards Matthew Smith Two Classics - in my own words A simple yet effecive way to introduce 4 Aces, and "Ambitiously Simple"    
51 Magic Article Wil Wood Bowl Views - There's No Such thing as Close-Up Magic Will looks at this idea, after reading Anthony Owen's eBook "OK Let's Shoot the Magician"    
51 Magic Performance Gary Scott A Professional: Am I Not? More thoughts from Gary on what makes a professional    
52 Magic Article Nigel Shelton A Thank You Exactly what the Title says...    
52 Magic Article Michael L. Thoughts from Midwest America - Another Thank-You Michael also says "Thanks"    
52 Magic Close:Up:Cards:Bizarre Peter Marucci The Seven Deadly Sins Peter doing what he does best in TopHat for the final time - sharing a simple concept with all the emphasis on presentation    
52 Magic Article Michael Jay From the Desk of Michael Jay - Time to Say Goodnight That's it, no more, the end - and Michael finally explains something that I've seen, which is wonderful, his Glass/Coin Through (Kebab House) Table trick.