The Architect of the Modern I.B.M.

I had never heard of this past president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. If not for his effort, the I.B.M. may not have survived.

Published: April 9, 2024

Cards & Hank Performance Analysis

As much as it hurts, Ryan watches his own live performance on video and picks all the nits in an ongoing progress to develop a new routine.

Published: April 3, 2024

Tissue Vanish

A fun, totally impromptu, idea for a disappearing napkin from Robert Hamilton in the pages of the GEN.

Published: March 19, 2024

Minimalist Magic Show

Take a peek in my case as I entertained a room full of people with only a handful of props.

Published: March 5, 2024

The Madness of the Method

Assuming there are a dozen ways to do any magic trick, how do you pick the method that is right for you?

Published: February 27, 2024

How To Make Jumbo Cards

A complete walkthrough of making a 5-layer custom jumbo card. This allows you to create your own custom themed tricks limited only by your imagination, and clip-art library.

Published: February 8, 2024

Storm Before The Calm

A magician wears many hats when producing their own show. This shares some advice on how you can better prepare in advance to have your show day run more smoothly.

Published: February 6, 2024

Calculator Cards Tutorial

Printable calculator cards you can brand with your business info. A great giveaway and magic class lesson all done for you and ready to print at home.

Published: January 30, 2024

The Spot Adder

Ryan offers some creative updates on a trick called 'Spot Weld' from 1961 on this edition of Lost In Print.

Published: January 9, 2024

Pancake Production Box

Inspired by Robert Harbin, this close-up production box packs flat as a pancake.

Published: December 27, 2023

Is Self-Working Magic Working For You?

In this episode of the Theory & Thoughts for Magicians podcast Ryan takes a critical look at the prominence of self-working tricks in magic.

Published: December 5, 2023

D.I.Y. Promo Photo Shoot

Ryan shows you how he sets up a home studio to take "good enough" promo photos so you can keep your image up to date.

Published: November 17, 2023

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