Fun at Home with Adam Rubin

Fun at Home with Adam Rubin

The other day I was walking through New York City when I noticed these skinny letters in the street. Turns out nearly all the words painted on public roadways in America are skewed in a similar fashion. That’s because the type is designed to be read at an extreme angle by motorists whizzing by at 30 mph or more.
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Mahdi Gilbert

Mahdi Gilbert

As part of what will be an ongoing series of articles concerning significant people in the world of magic, we will kick off the series with a profile of a truly remarkable individual. We stayed close to home for this inaugural piece, for the subject is someone who occasionally takes up residence and works right here in the offices of the Conjuring Arts Research Center. Meet Mahdi Gilbert.
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Images from Egyptian Hall

Images from Egyptian Hall

Egyptian Hall Museum is the oldest private magic museum in America, started in 1895 by W.W. Durbin and later nurtured for nearly fifty years by David Price of Brentwood, Tennessee. Mike Caveney and George Daily acquired the museum in 2000 and today Mike curates the collection in Pasadena, California. In a regular feature on the Conjuring Arts website, Caveney will be sharing some of the treasures from Egyptian Hall Museum.
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On Magic Words; or, A Trick by Any Other Name

The word “magician” can mean many things, and one can be some, all, or any combination of those things. Some magicians make their living performing, some do it just for fun. Some magicians collect the equipment, ephemera, and even the secrets of bygone magicians. While they may not perform, they provide a valuable service by keeping our history alive. Some magicians are interested in the theory of magic…
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Gibecière 21, Volume 11, Number 1

Gibecière 21, Volume 11, Number 1

The Winter 2016 issue of Gibecière is getting ready to ship and we can’t wait to share it with you. Come travel the world with us as we track down magic in Japan, America, Austria and Persia.
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Sold Out: MATTHIAS BUCHINGER: THE GREATEST GERMAN LIVING by Ricky Jay

Sold Out: MATTHIAS BUCHINGER: THE GREATEST GERMAN LIVING by Ricky Jay

Conjuring Arts’ great friend, Ricky Jay, has just finished writing his latest masterpiece, Matthias Buchinger: The Greatest German Living. Which will be officially published by Siglio Press in March of 2016. As a special commemoration Conjuring Arts and Mr. Jay have collaborated on a limited edition boxed set. Each set will be numbered and the box closed with a special numbered Buchinger seal. Included in the set is a copy of the book, two different limited edition decks of cards (the seals of each deck will have matching numbers and they will also match the set number) and a hand letterpress-printed special keepsake created especially for this boxed edition and signed by Mr. Jay.
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Summer Reading Recap!

Summer Reading Recap!

Did you miss some of this year's Summer Reading selections? Fill in Your Collection! 25-50% Off Retail on Over 50 Great Titles! If you missed one of our great summer reading titles, here is your chance to complete your collection. All of the FREE Summer Reading books...

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A Lecture by Ricky Smith

A Lecture by Ricky Smith

The Conjuring Arts Research Center's own Ricky Smith will be lecturing this Friday, October 2nd at 8pm at Fantasma Magic following the meeting of The Society of American Magicians Parent Assembly #1. Widely respected in underground magic circles, Ricky is an...

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Beginning in Magic

Beginning in Magic

If you are interested in magic, you’ve come to the right place! The Conjuring Arts Research Center has over 15 thousand books on magic and related fields going back to the 1400s, many that are unavailable elsewhere. Additionally we try to keep up to date on all the...

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Flibberty-Gibberty 6 by Jon Racherbaumer

Flibberty-Gibberty 6 by Jon Racherbaumer

VANNI BOSSI: CLASSY SCHOLAR Jon Racherbaumer   Vanni Bossi was a classy scholar who diligently pursued excellence and he was a model of such artistic intent. This is why it’s challenging and perhaps futile to find an apt and summarizing word or two to pin like...

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