Posts Tagged ‘Ellusionist’

Last chance: Fall Clearance Sale features classics that won’t return

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Ever get a whole bunch of new stuff, then realize you have to make room for it? We’re facing that right now. There is a cartload of new magic on the way that we can’t wait to share with you. From decks to effects, the rest of the year is primed for a steady stream of releases.

It’s time to make room on our shelves.

This means it’s a perfect time for you to stock up on some things you may have been on the fence about. Our Fall Clearance Sale is filled with discounts on some classics that, once they are gone, won’t be restocked again. That includes things such as:

  • An Extension of Me, by Eric Jones: This three-disc set was one of his first big video projects, and includes some of the effects that made him an underground legend.
  • Silver Trick Sharpie: A lot of our customers get so much mileage out of this. The silver ink can be seen on all of our cards, but is perfect for use on our black decks, Infinity and Artifice decks.
  • Identity by Richard Sanders. Identity’s surprise kicker ending remains a favorite among card workers. This is less of an effect and more of a clinic, though. The video includes more than two hours of training.
  • Linking Cigarette by Akira Fuji. The video, shot on Eric Jones’ smartphone, speaks for itself. This amazingly flexible routine can be adapted for a number of different, borrowed items — many of which you can snag from your friends.

Many more effects are available at a pretty nice discount. The sale is going on right now, and ends at midnight Friday EST. Once these are gone, they are gone.

What are you really doing?

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

A quick sharing of something I believe in

Over the last week or so I’ve had the chance to meet with and session with some of my friends who are magicians. Some you may have heard of and others you have not.

Their names are not important to this topic, but it’s important to know that there are so many magicians out there with amazing skill that you have never heard of and the knowledge that I’ve been around in the past week at times seemed, well, intimidating to be frank.

Thankfully I know these people on a personal level and we all share the same feelings, though to save our egos we keep it to ourselves. I did notice another thing we all shared. It is an intense passion for magic that goes beyond reasoning.

For a long time I felt that the people who release material for sell just did it for the money and recognition. I felt they did it for selfish purposes.

And I’m sure that there are those out there. But I feel that for the most part there is a sincere need they they need to fill. It’s the need that I have. It is the need to teach and to help. On many different levels.

Personally I love to teach. For years I had and still have the pleasure of teaching many magicians. I alway and still strive to do my best to give them the absolute best guidance and information.

And now Ellusionist has allowed me to live my dream. I get to wake up everyday and do what I love. I get to do magic, talk about magic and, more importantly to me, I get to share my ideas and hopefully teach some of you something. I never thought that a company like this would be so passionate about magic like I am. I never thought that they would put magic above just making sales.

Although I’m new to the Ellusionist Team I feel that I’m part of something bigger. I experience everyday the process to bring to the magic community more then just tricks. More then just cards. I’m a part of my dream! And hopefully my advice will help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Why am I talking about all this?

Well it’s because I know what I wanted to accomplish and I decided to do that. Everyday I feel closer to my goals. But I feel that for some of you, well, you just do it because you think it’s cool which is ok. Maybe you feel that it helps you fit in or give you and edge for something. All of those reasons are ok. But be honest with those reasons. Don’t do a few tricks then decide to call yourself a professional magician. Decide what it is you want to accomplish, in magic as well as in your life and think of nothing else. Un-train yourself to know what failure is. If you don’t know how to fail then how can you?

What are you really doing? Take some time and think about it. It’s about more than just magic.

Please leave you comments and tell me what you think

-Xavior Spade

Sorcerers Safari 2012 – Unfettered Magic Mayhem

Monday, February 6th, 2012

 

Sorcerer's Safari

 

So it’s 2012 and there are so many things happening this year that it’s almost too much to list. However, maybe it’s time to begin making plans for the summer!

We’re proud to announce that Ellusionist is a sponsor of this year’s Sorcerers Safari in Canada!

I recently had the pleasure of talking to the founder of the Sorcerers Safari, Mike Segal. The first thing I will say is that he is VERY passionate about doing this for the youth in the magic community. Throughout the years he’s rounded up some of the biggest names in magic for an experience unlike anything you’ve experienced before. For one week in the summer (August 27-September 2) campers will be immersed in all things magic and fun.

Having a line up like they do it makes me wish I was a kid again just to be able to experience what it’s like to be surrounded by my heroes who are there to help ME in what I’m trying to accomplish!

I’m going to run through some of the things that go on at the camp but for more information please head to their website at www.Sorcerers-Safari.com.

 

This camp is packed with topics ranging from simple sleight of hand all the way to magic as a business and even magic theory!

 

This struck a real chord with me as you just can’t get that type of access to people of this calibre at a convention. Let me give you a few of the names that are part of the Sorcerers Safari;

  • Aaron Fisher
  • Lee Asher
  • Shawn Farquhar
  • Greg Frewin
  • Wayne Houchin
  • Eric Leclerc
  • Ben Train

And the list goes on and on….

This year the FISM Champion SOMA will be on the list of guests. Keep in mind that the guests may change but will definitely grow, as time gets closer.

So what does that mean for campers? Well it means an unheard of opportunity to actually spend an entire week not only learning from but also hanging out and just jamming with everyone! Man, I really wish I was a kid again. They even go as far as to assist the parents of campers find accommodations nearby if they’re worried about their little Houdini being too far away!

The point is that this is a WONDERFUL opportunity for you or your children who are aspiring magicians to have access to something that very few people do. If it weren’t for Mike Segal and his dedicated staff, none of this would come to pass.

Registration is easy and more than affordable for the week of unforgettable experiences and life long friendships made. We here at Ellusionist are proud to sponsor and honored to assist someone doing something truly amazing for the magic community!

Later this week I’ll be interviewing Mike Segal and he’ll be talking about the Camp and more. If you have any questions, we would like to help get them answered, leave your questions submitted below and we’ll get the info. Also as more information comes up about the camp we’ll be sure to update you as well. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter. Secrets come from everywhere 😉

 

-Xavior Spade

 

For more information please visit the Sorcerers Safari website:

www.Sorcerers-Safari.com

Also Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ellusionist

And on Facebook : http://facebook.com/Ellusionist

There will be some amazing things happening this year and some opportunities for all of you to get some cool shizzle!

Your voice matters…Let it be heard!

 

 

Fix Santa’s slips: 15 percent discount in effect until Friday

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Did Santa not come through with a Pure Smoke? Not enough Infinity decks of playing cards in your stockings? Hoping to unwrap some Metal on Christmas morning? You can fix that. Pretty easily until Friday, in fact. Until midnight Friday (U.S. Eastern), you can take 15 percent off your entire order. Combine that with discounts you get for buying decks in larger quantities, and you might get up to 30 percent off of some items.

Merry Christmas to you, indeed!

Yes, 15 percent off is crazy. Not quite used-car-salesman-guy-on-TV crazy, but crazy for us. We hardly ever offer an entire storewide discount. So why the sale? Because you deserve a treat to yourself. And because we need to clear space in our warehouse — see, there’s a bunch of hotness coming in 2012, and we need to make space for it. Our moving project is your gain.

In any event, this is a chance for you to fix any magic-gift omissions. Fill your cart, then when you get to checkout, use the promo code “3DAY15OFF”. Keep that holiday glow around a few extra days. And yeah, holiday giveaway bonuses still count. We’re still throwing in bracelets, after all…

Ellusionist blog gets an upgrade

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

So, whatcha think of our new digs? The Ellusionist blog was upgraded to improve its social network functionality, content and user-friendliness. Here’s a walkthrough of the changes we’ve made:

  • New tabs at the top help you find your favorite posts. You can check out our latest posts, featured posts that are must-read material or some of our most commented posts, which include pictures of a hot Kim Wyatt and a stubbly pic of Criss Angel’s beard. Ah, memories.
  • Facebook and Twitter functionality is built right in. You can log in with your Facebook name, making it that much easier to post comments. It’s also easier than ever to like or tweet what you see here.
  • More room for bigger videos and pictures. You’ll squint less, and that’s a good thing. That also gives us an excuse to share more videos, and that’s a better thing.
  • Fewer things on the side column. That means the blog will load up faster than it has in the past.
  • More interactivity and more content. Though we’ll keep you up to date on the latest doings in the magic world and our latest products, our trained wordmonkeys have planned a bunch of unique features, articles and podcasts so that you’re reading fresh stuff, not yesterday’s news.

Let us know what you think: Leave your comments below. And to show you what we mean about bigger videos, here’s one of the winners in our recent Arcane Gaff contest. Dave Maze claimed a pretty big prize with his spin on the iPhone card.