Summer Heats Up with These New Releases!

This is the time of year that is typically less busy than others, but it’s been usually busy as we’ve been experiencing remarkable success with our Daily Specials plus the release of two particularly stellar new effects. But, more about them later. First, let me tell you or recent visitors to Hocus Pocus.

It's that time of year when traveling magicians stop in to say hello.

It’s that time of year when traveling magicians stop in to say hello.

Just Stopped In For A Quick Visit

As is customary this time of year with busy performers and fairs and festivals, we get traveling magicians and other performers as they pass through Fresno. This week magician Terry Godfrey aka Godfrey the Magician stopped in to make a few purchases and to show us his brand new access van. Godfrey was on the way to Oregon for the Hood River County Fair, just beginning a 5-week trek to a number of Western fairs.

Godfrey's new access van is perfect for a working magician.

Godfrey’s new access van is perfect for a working magician.

The remote-controlled panels open up like magic to access your stuff.

The remote-controlled panels open up like magic to access your stuff.

As you can see, everything but the kitchen sink is packed and ready.

As you can see, everything but the kitchen sink is packed and ready.

The cardboard box with air-holes will hold the chicks for Godfrey's finale to the Cups & Balls.

The cardboard box with air-holes will hold the chicks for Godfrey’s finale to the Cups & Balls.

They Fly in for Owen Props

Also, John Walton actually flew in to Fresno for a quick visit (4 hours on the ground) to purchase a Barrel of Spirits by Owen Magic Supreme. John owns Walton Beverage, a locally-owned Pepsi Distributor in Ferndale, Washington and wanted the Barrel of Spirits for a presentation he was doing for potential clients. Of course, it’s Owen and it worked beautifully, so he immediately made the purchase.

The  Barrel of Spirits by Owen Magic Supreme is a beaut!

The Barrel of Spirits by Owen Magic Supreme is a beaut!

Now, if you’re not familiar with the effect, it goes like this:

Effect: The empty shell only of a wine or liquor cask is displayed and the ends are covered with paper held in place by metal bands. The keg is then suspended by chains in an open framework stand.

A small brass spigot is pushed into the paper at one end of the keg, opened and an endless stream of liquid pours forth. The magician fills countless glasses with wine, liquor, beer, milk, etc.

When the Barrel is displayed on the stand, it makes for a substantial prop.

When the Barrel is displayed on the stand, it makes for a substantial prop.

2nd Effect: The performer exhibits a tall mug filled with milk or any opaque liquid. The mug is not gaffed, and may be held by a member of the audience. Stating that some folks in the audience might be thirsty, he introduces four matching empty mugs. He then proceeds to fill all four of the empty mugs to the brim. This leaves a bit of liquid in the bottom of the original mug and the performer toasts the audience. It is custom made in sturdy acrylic and nearly indestructible.

The effect may also be performed in reverse….four full mugs of liquid somehow fill only one other mug. Lots of performance options and a truly unique set of apparatus. Beautifully made of brass and copper and finished to simulate wood. Entirely self-contained.

Two Slammin’ Great Effects

Wow, are we ever impressed with two of the latest tricks out on the market — the EXAMINER by John Graham and THE KEY by Wayne Dobson. First, let me tell you about Dobson’s newest.

The Key by Wayne Dobson

To give you some indication as to the response from magicians worldwide to the effect — let me just tell you that all 40 units we initially got in were immediately snatched up (within 48 hours) and shipped out in record time! And the next batch are having a very similar fate. Be sure and get YOURS now.

The Key is elegant magic that is straight-forward and direct.

The Key is elegant magic that is straight-forward and direct.

Inspired by Peter Crush and designed by Alan Rorrison, THE KEY by Wayne Dobson is one of THE hottest tricks for 2015! It is beautifully crafted and comes complete with spare matching regular key.

Each key is handmade and will accommodate almost every kind of ring, including wedding bands.

Visually link rings, headphone cables, rubber bands and more to The Key!

“I have always loved this effect and Wayne’s gimmick is awesome! The Key is a must have prop for any magician. Innocent looking and beautifully engineered. Well done Wayne for breathing new life into this modern day classic.”Peter Nardi

 

Paul Harris Presents Examiner by John Graham

Introducing the 100% Examinable Torn & Restored Newspaper! Here’s a headline for you…

EXPERTS BAFFLED BY NEWSPAPER TEAR THAT’S 100% EXAMINABLE!

I think you'll agree that the thinking behind this latest version is out-of-the-box.

I think you’ll agree that the thinking behind this latest version is out-of-the-box.

Stage and stand-up performers rejoice over super easy 30 second set-up / reset with normal newspaper!

Option for newspaper to be examined before and after!

Works with any normal newspaper.

  • No Glues.
  • No Wires.
  • No Magnets.
  • No palming or pulls.
  • Nothing to ditch into pockets or clothing.
  • Performer can mark with spectator’s initials before the tear.
  • No special clothing requirements.
  • Featuring precision engineered gimmick.

Examine everything with the examiner!

Pre-Order Yours Now and get FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!

Okay, One Last Trick

I know this blog is a bit more trick-heavy than my standard blogs, but there’s just so many great new effects of late. So, here’s one last mention – Nick Lewin’s ULTIMATE GYPSY YARN, a Hocus Pocus Exclusive. It’s one of the best instructional DVDs on the subject from a longtime working professional. In my humble opinion, it is worth your serious consideration.

This could well be the BEST explanation and presentation of the Gypsy Thread yet!

This could well be the BEST explanation and presentation of the Gypsy Thread yet!

As always, have a great weekend my friends.

More news later,

Paul

 

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