Review of the recent International Convention in London. I had a fantastic time and it was a great weekend with lots of talent, and some great lectures and shows, this convention is highly recommended, if you don’t already attend add it to your calendar, next years dates are the 16-18 November 2012.
Chris Burton from Secrets of Card Magic wants to let people know about his membership site for people wanting to learn card magic, sleight of hand and flourishes, he has about 350 plus videos of performing and teaching.
He has put together a Christmas offer where people interested in magic can have the whole 8 phases as a one time offer without waiting for each phase which lasts a month. Saving them time and money.
Here is the offer
The youtube channel
Avia have teamed up with magician Pete Hathaway
to deliver their pension message in style. Pete Hathway hit the streets of Brighton and London performing street magic for people in their 20s working in the cities.
They said “We had a great time as you’ll see from our films – but we are also trying to communicate a different message. We want to demonstrate that by starting a company pension early, your money could grow …as if by magic!”
Watch out for a review of this coming soon, I am still working my way through this but for now take a look at the press release and place your order at Amazon.
MAGICAL MATHEMATICS by Persi Diaconis & Ron Graham
The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks, after 25 years in the making and with a foreword by Martin Gardner, Persi Diaconis & Ron Graham finally reveal the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card
tricks—and the profound mathematical ideas behind them—that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Renowned magicians and mathematicians Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy,
step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it.
Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today’s mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath Principle — a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled—is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat’s last theorem.
Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In the book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. MAGICAL MATHEMATICS covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the
stories—and reveals the best tricks–of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic.
MAGICAL MATHEMATICS exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick—and much more.
The Luke Jermay Secrets:
We constantly remind ourselves that magic is no longer about power, now that we are adults and can make our own choices. Magic is about that very strange, human experience of knowing that what has happened did not actually happen—even though it took place here, in your living room, in your own hand.
But more importantly, they forgot. For that eight or so minutes they forgot about the heartache, they forgot about the disappointment, and they pretty much forgot about everything. And when it comes down to it, isn’t that the point of entertainment?