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MagicPedia is not a place to post explanations of magic tricks (though performances are welcome via embedded video clips), but a living document, always in flux, that reflects the background knowledge required for a thorough study of the art of magic in all its facets.
 
MagicPedia is not a place to post explanations of magic tricks (though performances are welcome via embedded video clips), but a living document, always in flux, that reflects the background knowledge required for a thorough study of the art of magic in all its facets.

Revision as of 19:28, 31 January 2010

Welcome to MagicPedia!

A free online encyclopedia for magician by magicians dedicated to the techniques and history of magic that anyone can edit. MagicPedia currently contains 18,729 pages written, edited, and maintained by volunteers. It's goal is to be the definitive Internet repository for all areas of the magical arts and a way to document the history of magic.

MagicPedia is not a place to post explanations of magic tricks (though performances are welcome via embedded video clips), but a living document, always in flux, that reflects the background knowledge required for a thorough study of the art of magic in all its facets.

Please become a member (it's free) and help out by writing on a topic not yet covered or improving an article that someone else has started.

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Featured article

Tenyo Ltd. is a toy manufacturer in Tokyo, Japan founded by Akira Yamada. They specialize in magical goods and jigsaw puzzles.

The name of the company originates from the founder's father, Shokyokusai Tenyo, who was a magician.

Shigeru Sugawara joined Tenyo in 1967.

Genii magazine usually does an article about their new products each year. The 2008 products were in the Genii 2007 December issue.

Richard Kaufman is publishing a book about the Tenyo company in 2014 called TENYO-ISM.


Read more about Tenyo ...

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From MagicPedia's newest articles:

  • ... Author Clayton Rawson organized an informal exclusive magic organization in New York City called the Witchdoctors Club...
  • ... George Casaubon was the pen name of Monsignor Vincent Foy, a Roman Catholic priest and magic collector.
  • ... Professor Henderson (Milton H. Grannat) was one of the crew on the Monitor, during the Civil War. After retiring from the Federal Navy at the close of the Civil War, became a magician.
  • ... Houdini wrote under the name "N. Osey" for both Mahatma and his own Conjurers' Monthly Magazine....
  • ... American author John Ball (who wrote the mystery novel "In the Heat of the Night" involving the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs in 1965) performed as a semi-professional magician in college as Jacques_Morintell...


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Video of the Day

Charles Hsu showcases the effects from New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five: Japan.

In the news

  • March 17, 20016 - Paul Daniels, the UK magician who achieved international fame through his television series, died after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor early in the year.
  • March 2, 2016 - It was reported that illusionist Tihany, who traveled to Mexico and South America with a show in a 2,000-seat tent, passed away at the age of 99.
  • February 25, 2016 - Irene Larsen, Honorary President for Life for the Academy of Magical Arts, passed on.
  • February 18, 2016 - Tom Mullica dies after complications during a hernia surgery.
  • February 2, 2016 - Magic Methods founder Jerry Mentzer passed away peacefully in his sleep.
  • January 24, 2016 - Jim Patton, a Magic Castle regular an editor of Magicana (a magazine within the magazine of Genii), died.

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