Author(s): Allen, Stan
Publication Summary: 2001
Magic Affairs, Topas' full-evening show that's touring Germany, is the subject of a cover story by Jörg Alexander. "The Tenth was a Ten" is Scott Wells review of the recent "MAGIC...Live!" convention in Las Vegas. There's a feature by Jason Womack on the close-up mastery of Chuck Smith. Jarle Leirpoll reveals a parallel of Aikido techniques to magical misdirection in his "Magic as a Martial Art." In "Novel Magicians," David Britland surveys some of the intriguing characters created in the fiction of Clayton Rawson, William Lindsay Gresham, Walter Gibson, and others. David Kaye's "Turn it Around" features a trick for Halloween from John Bundy. In addition to the close-tricks from Earl Nelson, John Bannon, Troy Hooser, Dean Dill, and Chris Korn, Joshua Jay has come up with a novel trick actually using the magazine itself in "Talk About Tricks."