ANNUAL MAGIC AUCTION Sunday, November 6, 2022 BJ Hickman, MC and Auctioneer And a possible return of Steve Thomas to lend his expertise as auctioneer! SAME LOCATION-The Chill Function Hall 580 US Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH It’s on the side of The Roundabout Restaurant and next door to the Holiday Inn Time: Sellers SetContinue reading “ANNUAL MAGIC AUCTION”

Vermont Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo

April 23rd & 24th at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT. I’ll be there!I’m on a couple of panels (Creating a Character and Writing a Novel.) I’ll also be presenting a magic show. There will be over 85 exhibitors; games; costumes; food, dealers — all those things that make SF/F conventions fun andContinue reading “Vermont Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo”

Magic Show in Littleton, NH

Granite State Magicians & Mystery Entertainers The Granite State Magicians & Mystery Entertainers are members of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly 118, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 166, who have banned together to improve the art of magic and mystery entertaining for New Hampshire residents. They perform at charitable and civic events,Continue reading “Magic Show in Littleton, NH”

A Complete Silk Act

One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard’s Silken Sorcery (1937), the last chapter describes the Stillwell Silk Act. Here’s what Hugard says: CHAPTER XII THEContinue reading “A Complete Silk Act”

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