Blog Articles, Tutorials, and Courses

Casual Card Magic

In this course Ryan digs into a collection of sleight-of-hand card techniques suited for a casual, relaxed performance.

Published: June 4, 2024

The Roller Coaster Experience

In creating a thrill ride of entertainment for your audience you can follow the track worn in by previous generations of Vaudeville performers.

Published: May 20, 2024

Putting Together a Unique Magical Programme

It's a challenge to put together a full magic show with a diverse variety of effects. You can look to the old pros to see how they structured thier acts.

Published: April 23, 2024

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

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