Xavier Mortimer: Young Master
By Rory Johnston
He's a magician, musician, juggler, dancer, mime, and more. Currently appearing with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, French entertainer Xavier Mortimer is a "Jacques of all trades," and he's always working on more.
The Rise in Custom Playing Cards
By Chris Chelko
Playing cards are arguably the most popular magic prop in the world, but of course not only magicians buy cards. Recently, designer decks have become all the rage for card players and collectors, and they may be changing the face of magic.
By Jaq Greenspon
Drummond Money-Coutts, often known simply by his initials, comes from a respected British family of nobles. Yet he is making a name for himself in the world of close-up magic, with a television special behind him and new projects to come.
How Was the Convention? Impressions & Snapshots
Words by Stan Allen, Photos by Arto Airaksinen
This summer, the IBM and SAM joined together to hold their tenth Combined Convention. Everyone who was there came back with stories to tell, but here are just a few — mostly visual — impressions of the magic week in St. Louis.
Plus Updates on…
Masters of Illusion series starts up again on the CW network
Wizard Wars begins airing on the SyFy network
Masters of Magic plays the world's largest indoor stage in Reno, Nevada
The Florida State Magic Convention celebrates its 50th anniversary
Remembrances of Alan Alan and Ron Wohl