Table Of Contents 1………………Introduction
5………………..Magicians Best Friend
6………………..Profile: Harry Houdini
8………………..To Be Or Not To Be?
Hi, my name is Ryan Mohanlall and I would like to thank you for buying the first issue of Deception Magazine. The magazine was an idea I got while doing an English assignment. The magic community is growing bigger every day, whether it is a new gimmick or a new effect. Deception Magazine is made for magicians to help keep up with the steady growing community. In this issue of Deception Magazine we’ll be looking at what different kinds of magic is there. There will also be a review on Wayne Houchin’s impromptu coin in a pop can, Sinful. Since this is the very first issue of Deception Magazine there will be a surprise waiting for you in the magazine. If you have any questions about in magic in general or you have any ideas for the magazine you can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again I would like to thank you for buying the first and certainly not last issue of Deception Magazine.
Ryan Mohanlall Editor
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Sinful Review If it’s a sin, does that mean it’s bad? “Wayne Houchin’s Sinful is one of the greatest no‐preparation miracles EVER created. You do it anytime, anywhere, with any can and any coin and it's guaranteed to kill.” Says Richard Kaufman, Editor of Genii. Wayne Houchin’s Sinful was first seen on national television on Criss Angel’s hit series Mindfreak. You simply borrow a quarter, a pop can, and have the quarter signed. You then take the quarter and slam it into the pop can. You then open it and let the spectator pour out its contents. After he/she is done she finds the quarter, with her signature inside the pop can. By far, this is one of my favorite effects. People say that Wayne is crazy for releasing this effect. ITS THAT GOOD! Wayne Houchin’s Sinful an intermediate effect and won’t be too hard to learn. This effect is definitely one to add to your repertoire. Ryan Mohanlall Editor
Magicians Best Friend
As a magician I use all sorts of props and gimmicks when performing. But none of them will ever be as good as my presentation. Yes there are some effects out there where no story is needed because it plays out that good! What a lot of magicians don’t realize is your presentation is key. I can walk into a room, do a trick and get a “that’s cool.” Or I can get everyone jumping on tables screaming that I’m not human. Personally I like the second one best. When performing magic it’s always good to build up the effect. That’s how you get some kicking and screaming! For example when vanishing a coin, it’s always better to open your hand slowly than just show your hand empty. This will build up the climax and anticipate the audience. They know something is going to happen but they don’t know what. Having a good patter can also help you misdirect. A good effect that I would suggest you start off with to practice misdirection would be Two Card Monte which would be sold at any magic website or your local magic shop. If you guys have any questions or you want any tips on where to get tips on patter and presentation you may leave me an email at email@example.com.
Ryan Mohanlall Editor
Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. Harry Houdini preformed magic at museums and side shows. Houdini focused a lot on card magic and used to call himself “King of Cards”. Houdini then started to get into escapology and got his “big break” in 1899 doing a handcuff escape in Woodstock Illinois. Houdini then became a very big sensation in Europe and was now known as the “Handcuff King”. Some of Houdini’s best effects were The Mirror Handcuff Challenge, where he had to escape from a special made handcuff which apparently took five years to make, The Chinese Torture Cell Where Houdini's feet would be locked in stocks, and he would be lowered upside down into a tank filled with water, and Buried Alive where Houdini would literally be buried alive and would have to escape. Houdini died on October 31 1926 due to peritonitis from a ruptured appendix. Houdini’s contribution to the magic community will never be forgotten and is a person that all magicians should look up to.
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Published on Jun 8, 2009