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.

Magic Live 2018 – REVIEW

By Lupe Nielsen Las Vegas, Nevada, has been my home for twenty-three years. When I moved here in 1995, it was quite a drastic change of pace and attitude from the life I had in the East Coast of the United States. It took me several years to get used.

Magic Live 2017 – Another Year… Lupe’s Review

Magic Live 2017 Convention Review by Lupe Nielsen Another year, another Magic Live Convention… This event has now become a yearly tradition in Las Vegas. The following review is mostly written by me as a personal reminder of the event. This blog and my Facebook page are almost like a.

Vanish Magazine Article – “The Nielsen Poster Auction” by Nick Lewin

It is great to have good press. Nick Lewin has an article about the upcoming Part 2 of the Nielsen Magic Poster Auction, that will be held in Chicago this upcoming February 4, 2017. The auction will be conducted by Potter and Potter. This article is part of the January.