We mark our fourth year off with another bumper issue of magic, reviews, articles and essays by some of the world’s leading professional magicians.
In this tricks sections we have video links so you can see the effects from the creators and how to set them up. Routines range from magic with M&M packets, a ‘which hand’ effect, magic with cards and bills.
Our feature artist this issue is UK magician Keith Fields, who made the move to America and is now starring in his own one-man show. This is a great story of how he went from working at Convent Garden to working on cruise ships and corporate work to having his own show. It shows us all that hard work and determination can get you to where you want.
This issue also sees the final series by Ben Robinson on The Importance of Wonder – a must read for every performer. Jeff Hobson shares his story on working with The Illusionists, Charles Bach continues his illusion series and Ray Lum looks at one of the best builders in magic
Tim Mannix continues his series on performing for children and a new addition is a series of articles with amazing photos by Andrew Gerard.
We have business related articles to help us grow our business by Timothy Hyde as well as the new articles by Romany – Diva of Magic. This issue Romany shares her story on creating more material for her work on a cruise ship and finds herself in the same position many people do when working on new material.
Ted Outerbridge continues his column with an article called “From Concept to Creation” for those who want to see how a professional takes an idea and turns it in to reality.
There is a great article on The Knights in Matthew Fallon’s Married In Magic series and Nick Lewin’s Red Hot Act this issue features Spanish magician Daniel Ka.
Nick Lewin also shares his views in part TWO of How To Construct An Act – information that I wish was around when I was growing up.
Jeff McBrides Magic & Mystery School series continues with an article by Tobias Beckwith on how to present powerful presentations. We also get a chance to sit down and talk to Sean Bogunia about the evolution of his Dancing Hanky now that he has just released his final ultimate version.
We have almost thirty reviews of the very latest magic that has just come out on the marketplace. These range from downloads to books, tricks, APPS and DVDs. Get honest opinions from working professionals.
All this and more and it’s all free as an interactive PDF. You can also now get it as an APP for iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets.
So many ways to enjoy Vanish. The last issue had over 140,000 downloads which makes this magazine the largest read magic magazine in the world – an achievement we are very proud of having only been going for four years. Our goal of reaching half a million readership isn’t as silly as it sounds in this digital age.
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– Paul Romhany