Quick hits: Blaine in Britain, Sorcar honored

February 24th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under David Blaine, General
Photo courtesy Getty Images

Photo courtesy Getty Images

A few quick hits to catch up from a crazy weekend:

  • David Blaine is credited with helping the soccer team Chelsea F.C. (apologies to our U.K. readers for our unabashed Americanism) get a win over Aston Villa. Blaine was part of a team building exercise assembled by team manager Guus Hiddinck.
  • Blaine was also in Britain for the Blackpool magic convention, where iTricks’ Andrew Webb scored an interview. In it, Blaine said, well, not much. He does not have a close-up show scheduled for 2011, but he’ll be doing something, and he’ll be very busy.
  • Yesterday, Bangalore, India magicians celebrated Magicians’ Day by honoring P.C. Sorcar, the father of modern Indian magic. Sorcar will also be featured on a special postage stamp.
  • Some good food for thought: Bizzaro, the Optical Illusionist, wrote an interesting piece about the difference between style and character on his blog. It’s worth a couple of reads and some memorization.


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