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A Case Study in Illusion Design & Modification

This is the first post of its kind that I have made on my illusion design process. It is a case study in illusion...

Recommended Books & DVDs for the Modern Illusionist

// This comprehensive list of books and DVDs was compiled for the modern stage magician or illusionist in mind....

Jay Mattioli’s Version of Full Throttle 2.0 – The Surrounded Motorcycle...

Illusionist, Jay Mattioli, has built my Full Throttle 2.0 Motorcycle Appearance but added his own innovative modifications including making the whole appearance automated. My new...

Extra Income Ideas for Illusionists

At illusionbooks.com, one of the aspects of being an illusionist that we focus on is sharing how illusionists can make more money and earn a...

Review of Hiding in The Shadows by Chris Stolz

Chris Stolz has written an important treatise on the subject of black art illusions and methodology that should be studied by magicians & illusionists...

Illusionist Video Discussions on Illusion Books, Videos and Props

I have released a brand new set of short videos (an average of 5 min) where I frankly discuss all the different products available...

Understanding Corporate Magic & The Role of the Corporate Magician

"Corporate Magic" does not simply refer to magic performed at corporate events. It is a specific genre of magic that incorporates a client's business...

The Sequel to Behind the Illusions is Now Available

Behind the Illusion 2 is the sequel to my internationally critically acclaimed and best-selling DVD. The original “Behind the Illusions” has become an invaluable addition to every...

Performing Illusions for Kids & Family Shows

If you perform for kids or family shows, a great way to increase your value is to perform large-scale stage effects or illusions in...

How to Make a Six-Figure Income as a Magician

The first key to making good money as a performing magician is to know that it is possible and that it is not a...

What is the Magic Master Summit?

Over the past month, you might have read or heard about the Magic Master Summit, a free online magic convention. I know some are...

FREE Illusion Breakdown Series Webinars

In July and August 2016, I will be producing and hosting season 1 of a new show called the "Illusion Breakdown Series". This season will...

Best Illusions for Weddings

For many event magicians and illusionists, performing at weddings is part of the job. In this article, we explore what are the best illusions...

How to Create a Stage Magic Act from Concept to Stage

In a previous article, I shared how I redesigned and completely rebuilt an illusion. In this post, I share my approach on how to create...

3 HUGE Mistakes when Performing TV Magic

TV magic here refers to performing your magic on television and not special CGI magic sometimes seen on TV! If you have a chance to...

The Professional Illusionist Master Course Starts 6 Jun 2016

THE NEXT COURSE WILL COMMENCE IN JAN 2017 “The Professional Illusionist Master Course” is the first online course of its kind for stage magicians and illusionists...

Different Ways Magicians Can Make More Money

For commercial performers, this article may strike a chord as it explores different ways magicians can make more money. Assuming we confine the discussion of the source...

The Ultimate Business Book for Illusionists

I recently received a token from the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 115 for being a member for more than 20 years. It is...

Why an Illusionist Cannot Sell Like a Regular Magician

In a previous article, I highlighted the differences between an illusionist and a magician. I expound on this point further from a business perspective...

Top 3 Most Read Magic & Illusions Posts in 2015

If you don’t have time and want to read the best of the best, check out the most read posts for 2015. These are...

J C Sum on The Dave Attwood Show Podcast

Check out my interview on episode 110 of The Dave Attwood Show where I talked about my new iFrame act, illusion innovation & performance....