Archive for November, 2011

Our Holiday Giveaway – When a bag of Gold is the smallest present, you know it’ll be a great Christmas

Friday, November 25th, 2011

The 2011 Ellusionist Holiday Giveaway is now on. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Yule, Kwanza, Christmas, Saturnalia, Hannukah, Ramadan or Festivus – we’ve got the gifts for you.

We’ve put a lot of thought into making this year’s giveaway one of our favorites. More prizes, freebies and magic then we have in any other Holiday Giveaway. Even before it began people were applauding it as the biggest Giveaway of any magic company they’ve seen. So with a total prize pool with a value larger than our calculators go up to, we thought it about time we launched.

But we’ve turned the dial up to 11 this year with the giveaway of a FULL video production studio to film your magic. Everything you need to build your magic video production in professional studio quality.

That and so much MORE….

Every shippable order over $25 between the 22nd November and the 31st of December will have a little something extra included in the package. A foil package including a wristband. If your wristband is black – then you’ve just scored yourself a free Ellusionist wristband. If your wristband is Red however – then you’ll be taking away one of the 25 prizes we’re giving away this year. From a bag of gold Artifact coins, up to a $1000, 5 minute shopping spree through the halls of Ellusionist. Oh – and the big one of course. Our EXECUTIVE PRIZE: A FULL MAGIC STUDIO with Camera / LED Lights / Backdrop & Audio.

Plus – as always, this is all on top of the Free Gifts we run every day of the year. Between 22nd November and the 31st of December, we’ve also added another gift to our $150 tier. The Ltd Deck. Only 5000 of these were printed, and they’re ONLY available during our Giveaway. Limited. It’s right there in the name.

For the full prize list, check out all the details Right Here.

Infinity Series: Ellusionist’s most ambitious deck now available

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Infinity has begun. Your limits have ended.

The most ambitious deck of cards we have ever released is now available to you. Each deck features our superior stock with Performance Coating, made by card workers for card workers. But the most stunning part of the Infinity Series playing cards is the level of detail in the art.

Looking at the back will be almost like gazing into a crystal ball. The level of intricate detail pushed the U.S. Playing Card Company to the max. Let it encourage you to push your presentation and skill. These cards are meant for your audiences.

Infinity Series playing cards are available right now. And don’t miss the epic trailer for the cards. Watch it below:

Infinity Playing Cards | from Ellusionist on Vimeo.

Gang’s all here: Jason, Pete, Eric and Kenzii talk about Infinity, more

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Today, a project that has been in the works for at least two years finally sees the light of day. The Infinity Series of playing cards hits the world today, and you can finally be a part of it.

The Infinity deck is one of the more intriguing decks we’ve released, from the level of detail on the cards to the epic trailer directed by Peter McKinnon. On the night before the release, we rounded up the whole gang to talk about it. Featured in this podcast are E VP Jason Brumbalow, Production Director Peter McKinnon, Product Development Director Eric Jones and Graphic Artist Lee McKenzie. The four guys talked about the deck’s creation, the idea for the trailer, the creative process behind both and a little bit about the holiday contest and Metal 2 and 3.


Magician answers call for service, makes difference at NY hospital

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Above everything else we do at Ellusionist, the one thing we push above all else is inspiring our customers to perform with the stuff they buy. And there’s one performance venue that is very close to our hearts: Performing for kids at hospitals. E VP Jason Brumbalow talked about it in this podcast, and more recently, put out a call to action.

One guy answered the call, and wrote us back with the best e-mail we’ve read in a while. This is from Don Boyer, of New York City:


Time to freshen things up, and you can help us out

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Our precious byline “Magic Beyond Belief” has been with us for quite some time but in the words of, well, whoever said it – all good things must come to an end. We have decided to freshen things up and therefore we are now in search of the next byline.  Throughout our ten years we have been blessed with an amazing following of supporters and we therefore want to give you guys the chance to influence us in our choice.

Post your own suggestion of a new byline in this thread (and that thread only) and we may very well pick yours.

The new byline must be:

  • – Magic related
  • – Convey the brand of the company
  • – 2-4 words long

The deadline for submitting your entry is Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 9pm (U.S. Central).

What’s up for grabs?

  • – Pure Smoke + a pack of 10 refills
  • – 1 Red Artifice Deck
  • – 1 Gold Arcane Deck
  • – 1 Black Ghost 1st Edition Deck
  • – Bragging rights after we blast the new byline all over our site.

Go for it. Post your entry here.