96 entries categorized "Strange sights"

This is all news to me...

"2008 saw magician James Karp being given the nonorable position of President of The Magic Academy, showing that even his fellow magicians recognise James as a leader in the industry."

"The Magic Council of Australia, established in 1985" "We regularly hold meetings in most capital cities in Australia. Our meetings are generally secretive, as we like to keep the awe of wonder that surrounds Magic and Illusions." "The AMA's or Australian Magic Awards will be held December this year! we will also be opening up The Magic Hall Of Fame!"

Can anyone shed any light on these revelations?

(Apologies if they were already covered in MagiText)


Harry Houdidn't

Harrywhodidntnarrow I'm REALLY excited about the upcoming Catchpenny Club on March 30 because one of the guest acts is the rarely seen HARRY HOUDIDN'T. (You can email sleightofhand@conman.com.au now and reserve your tickets!)

Harry, played by Melbourne magician Adrian Kebbe, is one of the funniest corporate entertainers you'll ever see. Back in the days of 'Hey, Hey It's Saturday' he was a regular on the show and often did live tours with Daryl Somers. He even competed at FISM in Yokohama back in 1994!

You can read all about him here on the site of the top speakers bureau ICMI.

I was scouring the web to find some video of Harry in action when I came across this:

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Harry Houdidn't performing kids birthday parties in Sydney?

Oddly enough, the same Google search of 'Harry Houdidn't' came up with this listing at Vanish Entertainment, which represents the real Harry Houdidn't, but also has the same mobile number as the children's birthday Harry Houdidn't...

So if a client calls that number asking to book Harry Houdidn't, which one do they get?

I have no idea what's going on at that agency, but I do know that the Harry Houdidn't you'll see at The Catchpenny Club on March 30 is the real deal!


Bicycib

Kolisar sent in this for Magic Fakers, but it made me laugh so much I had to share it with you here.

He was given a deck of cards purchased in China. Click here to see them. 

For less than $8 you get a complete deck with a rip-off version of 'Hovercard' built in.

"Amazing float card hover card make our eyes nearly popped out."

Not only that, but take a look at the back design of these 'Bicycib' playing cards. According the the blurb they are "rider backs", but as they've replaced the bikes with little cars, perhaps they should be renamed "driver backs"

"Great choice and make for fun."

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Bicycib Rider Back Poker Playing Cards 

  • Get your own deck of bicyclb playing cards, the brand that sets the standard
  • Guaranteed for quality, this is the preferred playing card at tables all over the country
  • New sealed deck of cards
  • These cards are slightly narrower than poker-sized cards
  • They are ideal for the serious Bridge players who prefer a geometric design rather than a 
  • distracting pictorial design
  • Standard size bicyclb playing cards, for all your card magic needs
  • It is easy to shuffle, deal, hold
  • This deck consists of 48 cards including 2 each of all cards from 9's to aces - 9 spot low
  • This deck is ideal for serious euchre players