Archive for May, 2012

Tannens Magic Camp Getting Set to GO OFF!

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

This year’s week of magic at Tannen’s Magic Camp is shaping up to be one that will not be easily forgotten. 

All attendees are in great company, given previous graduates include;

  • Josh Jay
  • David Blaine
  • Adrien Brody
  • Steve Cohen –  and many more.

The camp occurs this year from July 7th to 14th at Bryn Mawr College, just west of Philadelphia and attendees have the option to study in two streams of magic – either stage or close-up. It’s also one of the only learning experiences that teaches the psychology of magic, coupled with magic performance – and as many techniques, tricks and illusions as it’s possible to cram into a week of magic.

 Previous guests and counselors include David Copperfield, Criss Angel, Johnny Thompson, Jay Sankey, Banachek, Jeff McBride, Dan Hauss, Richard Sanders, Dan White and many, many more – so you’re learning from the best magic has to offer. Every Camper also gets a MASSIVE swag of books, tricks and DVDs – VALUED AT $100. All food and accomodation is provided – just bring pants and your favorite deck of cards and you’re good to go!

Think you’re too old to go to Magic Camp because you’re over 18? You’re probably right… which is why Tannen’s has started the Magic Academy – for 18 to 25 yr olds looking to improve technique, develop their performance and presentation style – and generally take their magic to the next level. Enrolment is strictly limited for both – so if you’re keen – jump to the registration site now (which we’ve conveniently located Right Here.)

For more information about the camp, academy and registration check out – or to check out the award-winning documentary ‘Magic Camp’ that premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival earlier this year about the goings on there, hit up

Yep. A Movie about Magic Camp. How sweet is that? Even Hogwarts doesn’t have their own movie. Oh wait…

So? Go – Register! We totally would if we had the option. In fact, we may just try to pull some strings to get in anyway. Student-Counselor or something…

No Fear!

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Stop saying you’re not ready. Stop making

excuses as to why you don’t perform. Get up go out and perform. Try things you would never try because you’re scared. Break through your fear. You can’t learn anything by just sitting around. Go out, make mistakes, learn from them. That is the really fun part! Share with people the thing that brings you joy! Show everyone why you love magic. Why would you keep something that can bring others so much joy, to yourself?

Watch the magicians that you look up to.

Really watch the truly greats. Watch how they don’t hold back! They never let their fear stop them. You shouldn’t hold back either. The only way to reach the next level is to cross boundaries, break barriers. A lot of times the boundaries are with in ourselves. Break out! Let Loose! And most importantly HAVE FUN!


1000 LTD Decks Going Out Over 72 Hours

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

From 1pm PST Today, any purchase of 2 DVDs over $24.95 will qualify for a Free LTD Deck from a reserve of 1000 that we’ve been sitting on since their original release during our Annual Holiday Giveaway.

Not only did Peter McKinnon shoot, edit, star in and direct the above trailer for LTD, he also helped design the deck itself – and may have even incorporated his initials somewhere in there as well… It seems today may even unofficially be ‘Peter McKinnon’ day – as his collaboration with Bobby Motta releases today on DVD exclusive to Ellusionist.

The effect, called ‘Blackmail’ has already been called the Ultimate Mentalism Utility Gimmick – it does away with the standard Mentalism prediction gimmicks, and allows you to predict absolutely anything – from inside a sealed envelope, in full view at all times – no nail writer, no pen, no notepad. Just you and your prediction.

Also releasing today – Rob Greenlee’s newest effect. Rob’s first release with Ellusionist, ‘Ziplocked’ became an instant bestseller, and with Lockdown it looks like he’ll be doing it again. A signed coin vanishes with the pass of a pack of gum and reappears inside… with the packet STILL SEALED. The trailer is unbelievable – but it really does look that good. Coincidentally, Peter McKinnon also consulted on this effect allowing for a much smoother, cleaner disappearance.

So pick up these two new releases – or any other 2 DVDs over $24.95, and your Free LTD Deck will automatically be added to your cart. Want more DVDs? We’ll add more decks! A maximum of 3 decks per order.

These decks won’t last long – we’ll be amazed if we even get to 72 hours, so hurry to get yours while stocks last.