Making Magic Tricks for Nielsen Magic is the Best Therapy

Norm’s passing during the 2020 pandemic, has completely changed my life. You see, we had a 25 year relationship, out of which the final five years were those living with Alzheimer’s. Luckily, Norm had a very sweet temperament. Norm never really complained, he never developed a mean streak or aggressive.

Missing My Best Friend: Norm Nielsen Passed Away Today

The last time I posted in this blog, was about Norm’s recent admittance in a memory care facility. Due to the quarantine procedures from the Wuhan Coronavirus, I have not seen Norm in exactly two and half weeks. I’m sorry to report to all my friends and fellow magicians that.

Alzheimer’s Decline in the Age of Coronavirus

The last two weeks have been the longest days of my life. If you have known Norm Nielsen, you know that throughout his life he was one of the most vibrant and active persons I have known. To the very day that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nearly five years.

Okito’s Tools

I have always said, you can tell a lot about a person by the things they hang on their wall. In our office we have this framed picture of Okito and his tools: It is a portrait of Okito with a letter that he wrote to Norm along with various.

Making Okito-Nielsen Chinese Sticks

The illusion of the Chinese Sticks is a classic in magic. By “classic” I mean that it is such an old trick, that no one knows who invented it. It has been in the repertoires of most magicians for hundreds of years. From the reference books we have, the Chinese.

The Most Famous Poster in Magic

The Most Famous Poster in Magic: Houdini – Eclipsing Sensation “The World’s Handcuff King & Prison Breaker. Nothing on Earth can hold Houdini a Prisoner.” Name of Poster: Houdini – Eclipsing Sensation Dimensions: 28” x 40” Lithographer: Russell Morgan Lithograph, Co. Date: 1906 Nielsen Rating: Very Rare The iconic Houdini.

A Chair Fit of a King

Many of you know that I am also a woodworker that likes to create custom wood products. This post was originally shared on my woodworking site: iWorkWithWood.com. However, since it was commissioned to be made as a special gift for one of the most popular magicians and Society of American.

SAM National Convention – January 17- 21, 2020 – Lupe’s Review

I have a HUGE soft spot for the Society of American Magicians. That was the very first magic organization I joined when I was 14 years old. Several service members from the Panama Canal Zone who were amateur magicians formed a SAM Assembly in Panama at the time, and we.

Welcome to My World!

Today is Sunday, February 2, 2020, and I guess this is a good date as any to jumpstart my magic blog. Our webmaster (Lisa Caterbone from netmouser.com) is an SEO expert and has been pushing me for quite a while to write a blog. Most of my writings and observations.

Magic Live 2019 – Lupe’s Convention Review

Friday, August 2, 2019 Magic Live starts early for us. Set-up for Nielsen Magic is earlier than that for most dealers. You see, in order to bring attention to our little booth and make it more attractive, every year we hang spectacular posters from the ballroom’s ceiling. On Friday, August.