Ant Farm Saga Continues…

Hopefully the shipment will have a lower casualty level.

Hopefully the shipment will have a lower casualty level.

Tonight Betty and I are taking care of Zachary, so his Ant Farm will be delivered with him. Sadly, we experienced a mishap when the ants (shipped separately) arrived 10 days later with only SIX lone survivors.

Needless to say, Zachary’s mom got on the phone and reported the loss, so another shipment is due any day now. Hopefully, it will arrive today or tomorrow for the weekend and we can get Zachary’s Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm up and running. I’ll keep you posted on any new developments.

Zachary looks on as Papa helps him get his Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm set up.

Zachary looks on as Papa helps him get his Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm set up.

New Exclusive: Book on Kid Show Magic

We are pleased to announce that we have a new exclusive book that’s “HOT OFF THE PRESS” entitled BEYOND Look, Don’t See: Furthering the Art of Children’s Magic by Christopher T. Magician

Seasoned professional magician Christopher W. Barnes performs and writes under the psydeonem, Christopher T. Magician and has fulfilled a long overdue goal of penning a book of his pet routines, creatively routined for children.

With a background in theater and playwriting, Christopher’s routines are fully scripted leaving nothing out. Ideally, his concepts are meant to spur your individual creativity, but you can utilize his well-crafted routines verbatim if desired. Christopher underscores his techniques and precepts by illustrating them with many standard props you may already own.

Our Hocus Pocus introductory offer to members is $24.95 for a limited time.

A very informative and thought-provoking book on kids magic.

A very informative and thought-provoking book on kids magic.

Here’s the writeup on BEYOND Look, Don’t See:

Delve into NYC magician Christopher T. Magician’s proven and practical techniques for establishing more memorable magic presentations.

You are cordially invited beyond the red velvet rope for an up-close and personal tour through the Art of children’s magic as Christopher T. Magician describes in detail in his 25 favorite techniques for creating kid show hilarity. Along the way you’ll discover 25 fully-scripted routines direct from his decade-long stint as a sough-after children’s’ magician in and around New York City.

To demonstrate the versatility of each technique on the list he also provides 144 “Take It And Run With It” ideas — ideas you can take , run with, and make your own. Don’t worry. You won’t find “Look Don’t See” and Magician-in-Trouble in this pages! The goal is to take the art of children’s magic further. So join us, won’t you, as we go BEYOND Look, Don’t See.

“If nothing else, this book gets you thinking out-of-the-box about your magic and infusing more fun into your show rather than settling for the standard straight-out-of-the-box routines that accompany tricks. The Broccoli Story is probably worth the cost of the book alone.”Tim Mannix

If you are a committed practitioner of performances geared to magic for children, this book is definitely worth adding to your library and knowledgebase.

Lost & Found Treasure

Cole and Tim have been doing a methodical inventory of the showroom floor and all our Private Estate items shelved or in cubbyhole. What they’ve found is a number of items that have slipped through the cracks, so they’ve been relisting those tricks and props. It’s the magic shop equivalent of finding money in the cushions of the couch.

Cole and Tim are finding new things daily. Stay tuned!

Cole and Tim are finding new things daily. Stay tuned!

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Before I go, here’s a very humorous set performed by comedian Pete Holmes on the subject of magic. Enjoy.

Until next time my friends,

Paul

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