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Topic: Favorite magic sites
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Oct 3, 2001 01:17AM)
Just wondering what some of your favorite magic sites are. I know all of us have many we visit on a regular basis. ;)
Message: Posted by: RayBanks (Oct 3, 2001 06:50AM)
Here are mine in no particular order:

Kevin James Forum




[url=http://people.cs.uchicago.edu/~alain/magictalk-wisdom/]The Collected Wisdom of Magic Talk[/url]

Oh, yeah! The Magic Café


My opinion, of course, and opinions are like noses; most everybody has one!


Ray Banks
Message: Posted by: Magicman0323 (Oct 3, 2001 09:19AM)
The Magic Café is one of course :bg:

The Magic Zone

The Ultimate Magic network

These 3 I visit daily, and there are others but they just hurt my credit card.

Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Oct 3, 2001 10:14AM)
Pretty much the only two where I spend any time are Visions and here.
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Oct 5, 2001 10:07PM)
I would have to say that I really love Visions, I used to like another message board a long time ago. It was called Magic...something, I can’t remember.

Of course the Café here rocks! :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Oct 7, 2001 03:37AM)
My favorite site would be All Magic Guide and of course The Magic Café!

:bigdance: :bigdance: :bigdance: :bigdance:
Message: Posted by: Jeff (Nov 4, 2001 06:46PM)
For overall best site on the Internet, Visions gets my vote. For forums it would be "Visions", "The Magic Café" and the "Genii" Forum.

Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Nov 20, 2001 06:16PM)
Quite honestly Steve, "The Magic Cafe" is the one I visit most! I love the exchange of ideas, thoughts and the friendly atmosphere! I know your heart has gone into this and you have done such a wonderful job!

The most valuable asset of the whole thing is the friendships I am developing!

Second, would have to be Magic Smith! I know it isn’t a message board, but just browsing the new tricks out is great because they update frequently!



Courage is the willingness to be afraid and act anyway!
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Nov 20, 2001 07:38PM)
That’s easy:

Here (of course).

Visions (e-zine) and Meeting of Magic Minds (message board).

Connoisseur Conjuring (a message board -- with a brilliant moderator in the bizarre section; oops, sorry, that’s me! :rotf: )

The Learned Pig, including Gene Poinc’s website.

Plus a number of digests and e-zines that come to me:

Ring2100 (of the IBM); SAMtalk (of the SAM); Shadow Network (bizarre); and e-zines from New York, Ireland, South Africa, England,and New Zealand that I write columns for.


Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Nov 20, 2001 11:10PM)

And you call yourself retired from journalism :lol:
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Nov 21, 2001 01:49AM)
Good point, Tom.

It seems I’m working more now that I’m retired than I did before!

Add performing, and it’s CERTAINLY true! :wow:

Fortunately, I really enjoy both.

"I may grow old, but I refuse to grow up!" :rotf:


Peter Marucci
Message: Posted by: Wiz (Dec 1, 2001 10:17PM)
A site I visit regularly is MagicWeek (www.magicweek.co.uk) and that's where I found the link to this message board!
Message: Posted by: Hushai (Dec 2, 2001 09:01PM)
Hi! I am a very new user, but I wanted to say that one of my favorite online magic sites is

About.com’s "Magic and Illusion" site, at


This is partly because two tricks I submitted are posted there, "Survivor" and "Subliminal Influence," showing that the site has terrifically good taste. :lol:

I also recently joined Connoisseur Conjuring, and am enjoying that a lot.

I agree with Peter Marucci that the moderators there, including the one for the Bizarre section, are very friendly and helpful.


-- Hushai
Message: Posted by: gibby (Dec 4, 2001 09:34PM)
I don’t have any favourites as of yet, but I enjoy the Learned Pig, Keven James, Gary Oulette, All Magic and of course, where I am right now.

You can almost smell the coffee. :patty:

Oh yeah, and the Geni Forum and Ring 2100 digest.

I think should do it.


Think of the possibilites of the impossible
Message: Posted by: Bengi (Dec 4, 2001 11:17PM)
1. The Magic Café!!!

2. Magic & Illusions

3. Visions
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Dec 5, 2001 01:14AM)
I'd like to add the Coin Purse and allmagic to my list. Both are excellent.
Message: Posted by: AndiGladwin (Dec 6, 2001 05:06AM)
My favourite is http://www.asquaredproductions.com ;)

Message: Posted by: Scott O. (Dec 10, 2001 06:25AM)
I was going to list the sites that I like, but then I realized that I already have compiled that list at http://execpc.com/~obermann/magic

I visit some more than others. And since I found the Cafe’ I spend most of my online time here. This is really a great forum.

Scott O. ;)


Levitating somewhere over Wisconsin
Message: Posted by: geoffreyw (Jan 12, 2002 09:25PM)
I have a few favorite sites. Magic Cafe is sure to be one, but I am new. I visit Ultimate Magic Network and About Magic.com multiple times a day, and Totaltricks.com once every few days. I also visit Card Trick Central and sites like that a lot. I browse sites a lot also.
Message: Posted by: Gavin W (Jan 13, 2002 06:59AM)
I second Geoff’s view.

This has to be the best Magic Forum I’ve seen.

Keep up the good work guys.

(oh ohh, brown nose alert) :fruity:

Gavin W
Message: Posted by: Bernard Lightfingers (Jan 15, 2002 06:12AM)


The Trickery
Message: Posted by: Eric Starkey (Feb 5, 2002 03:20PM)
While not necessarily my favorite site, http://www.magictimes.com
is pretty darn cool. Updated daily - gives a good picture of what's going on in magic. MagicTimes.com is essentially an e-newspaper for our craft.
Message: Posted by: JeffHall (Feb 6, 2002 05:48PM)
I put "The Magic Cafe" first and "Linkingpage' second and "Card Central" number three.
Message: Posted by: Joe M. Turner (Feb 10, 2002 07:32AM)
My favorites, no particular order

- The recently departed GeMiNi -- great.
- The Second Deal
- MagicTalk
- Magic Times
- Magic & Illusion
- Magic Show
- The Genii Forum

I also visit Visions, the SAM and IBM web sites, the Kevin James board, and of course now the Magic Cafe.

I find that each board or online magazine that lasts long enough to develop a consistent following has a different personality and something of value to offer. Much like MAGIC & Genii in the print world, there is room on the Internet for a variety of boards and I try to resist the temptation to label any one place as "the all-out best."
Message: Posted by: Rodan (Apr 6, 2002 07:29AM)
I agree with many of the sites mentioned above.
Magic Cafe of course but I find
useful from time to time and I don't think
http://www.uelectric.com/pastimes/ has been mentioned.
Message: Posted by: Tricky (Apr 10, 2002 03:12PM)
my faves are mainly forums

the cafe
magic tricks discussion board
and magicians living room
magic bunny

also there are dealers
jb magic
top secret magic

Message: Posted by: owenwildboy (Apr 16, 2002 09:06PM)
Also, Magic Week is a great site for weekly updates in the world of magic.

They have a good used magic section too!

Message: Posted by: DaveB (Apr 30, 2002 06:51PM)
By far my favorite site is The Magic Café. Plain and simple it just rocks. Where else can you find all this talent and knowledge in one place? I haven't even asked many questions ...not because I'm shy but because before I post I use the search function, and then find my question has been answered 20 times already!
Other then The Magic Café, a few other sites I like are:

Message: Posted by: saheer (Oct 11, 2002 03:28AM)
The biggies (in no particular order) are:



The Learned Pig

The Magic Café
Message: Posted by: Rod Lages (Oct 11, 2002 06:59PM)
My favorites sites right now,



Rod Lages
Message: Posted by: Bigmagictrout (Oct 12, 2002 01:36PM)
I have to agree with you, http://www.online-visions.com is great!. Another good one (gambling) is http://www.jimswain.com
Message: Posted by: groovy (Oct 13, 2002 06:14PM)



Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Oct 14, 2002 11:17PM)
Hey Groovy,
Thanks for posting the address for the video website. I think it's awesome! :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: stevezebs (Oct 15, 2002 09:57AM)
I'd like to put my site up for review,
Zebulon Magic. I did intend to make it for kids to view. Hope you like it (Please be kind) Here's the link
Message: Posted by: Stick Man (Oct 15, 2002 03:10PM)
Buy one of their videos and you'll see what I mean!!! :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: Alan Jackson (Oct 16, 2002 05:48PM)
In no particular order:
Magic Café
Ian Rowland's quirkily compulsive site
and for magic news in the UK
Message: Posted by: Justin Flom (Oct 17, 2002 12:39AM)
Magic Café!
[you don't need a link]
All Magic
Allison's Backstage (I love the Flash!)

Justin :babyface:
Message: Posted by: highpowerillusion (Oct 17, 2002 07:04AM)
Please Check out my website to please


Message: Posted by: stevenamills (Oct 17, 2002 10:18AM)
Magic Café is my favorite, no doubt.

The quality of the discussions on the Genii forum is terrific, but the volume is low.

Magic Times is a must for news.

I surf a lot (too much), but these are the ones I visit and enjoy regularly.

Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Oct 25, 2002 09:32AM)
My favorite besides the Magic Café .........
Are. BRAD BURTS bbmagicshop.com and
The Magic Smith
I have to visit Visons seems every one has spoken highly of this site ...
Message: Posted by: Magnus (Oct 25, 2002 12:05PM)
I really enjoy AllMagic.com. And the Magic Café, for sure!
:pepper: :cucumber:
Message: Posted by: Daniel Faith (Oct 26, 2002 09:27AM)
I visit many of the sites already mentioned.

Here is another I am surprised no one mentioned.


Very good site.
Message: Posted by: Wallace (Oct 27, 2002 07:19AM)
I agree with Guardian regarding Magic Bunny. ;)
Not only has it become one of the best UK forums but now produces a very successful monthly e-zine which grows with every edition, perhaps by magic???
BTW, although based in the UK there are members from many parts of the 'magic' world! :bunny:
Message: Posted by: fwee (Dec 1, 2002 03:03PM)
My favorites would be:
- The Magic Café
- MagicTalk
- Magic Times
- AllMagic
- The Genii Forum

and occasionally checking out some of the online magic stores for the latest and greatest
Message: Posted by: Zach Allen (Dec 1, 2002 08:02PM)
The Café, Visions, MagicTalk, KJMagic Board, Genii Magazine Board, allmagic.com
Message: Posted by: JSHEDDY (Dec 3, 2002 07:02PM)
My favorite sites are:
1) Magic Café
2) AllMagic.com
3) CardFlourishes.com
4) outtasightmagic.com
5) e-magictrick.com
6) Rapidmagic.com

Hey Groovy that video depot is great thanks for the post.

Message: Posted by: jmmagic (Dec 4, 2002 08:43AM)
Hi a few of mine are

Magic Café
All magic guide
The Coin Purse
Magicsmith "for the demo videos"

Thanks for pointing out a few new ones to me.

Message: Posted by: mansomago (Dec 4, 2002 12:29PM)
the magic Café
Message: Posted by: dave_cane (Dec 4, 2002 02:18PM)

If you are talking about magic sites in general, then The Magic Café has to be my fav' My favorite magic online reatailer has to be...

This is probably because they take splash plastic (yay)! :rotf:
Message: Posted by: danryb (Dec 8, 2002 01:15PM)
I have fallen in love with this Café. I do literaly drink coffee here and hang out all the time when I'm not busy cooking or doing shows or tending to my kids - I hardly ever see the wife so this is a great substitute for me and I'm being loyal as well.
I do enjoy an occasional read at visions and also magictalk.com for reviews.
Message: Posted by: MarkFarrar (Dec 9, 2002 05:20PM)
Apart from my own website and The Magic Café, of course, I like:

- MagicWeek
- The Magic Circle
- Scott Cram's Astonishment Site
- Card Collection
- Ian Rowland's site.
Message: Posted by: MichalMystic (Dec 11, 2002 08:07AM)
Wow I'm sorry to see none has mentioned my partner's and my site ExpertMagic.com I invite all to go and check out our site as it has everything Great forums which are very active,store,review,articles.

Now my favs site are Superhandz.com
There are a few I go to regularly.
Message: Posted by: magician81 (Dec 13, 2002 10:02AM)
MAGIC Café!!!
Message: Posted by: eize (Dec 15, 2002 09:00PM)
magic Café and allmagicguide
Message: Posted by: prophet2002 (Dec 18, 2002 09:20PM)
I like ultimatemagic.com
Message: Posted by: Emily Belleranti (Dec 20, 2002 12:33PM)
Besides this place, the only two sites I regularly visit are Magic Times and Online-Visions.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 30, 2002 06:27AM)
My favorite 3 web sites are below in random order:

1) The Magic Café

2) The Magic Café

3) The Magic Café

To me it's the best...the very best...the best there is to be.
Message: Posted by: tankk (Dec 31, 2002 10:27PM)
1- Magic Café

2-The Coin Purse



No special order
Message: Posted by: ferretface (Jan 1, 2003 10:26PM)
Other than the Magic Café I visit:

-good source of information

-great if you are interested in what magic related shows will be on T.V. :cool:
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Jan 2, 2003 03:17PM)
Don't forget Ebay.
Message: Posted by: JamesR (Jan 8, 2003 04:55PM)
My 5 favourite are:

Magic Café
Ultimate Magic Network
Magic and Illusions (about.com)
TV Magic Guide
Message: Posted by: swerdnase (Jan 10, 2003 09:14PM)
I am biased but I like:

Magic Café
and my own, insidemagic.com.
Message: Posted by: Daniel J. Ferrara Jr. (Jan 12, 2003 07:26PM)
My favorite magic site is
Maybe I like it because it is my site.

If anyone from this forum visits my site, I love to hear suggestions and comments. I won't be offended. All feedback is good feedback to me.
Message: Posted by: JesterMan (Jan 20, 2003 01:20AM)
http://www.ExpertMagic.com and the Café are the two I visit for the most forums. PenguinMagic and DennyMagic.com for buying apparatus. On occasion, I'll check out the happenings on About.com, but I can do without the unmagical ads. :bunny2: "I love the Bunny".
Message: Posted by: latercer (Jan 21, 2003 07:48PM)
1) The Magic Café
Message: Posted by: khuber (Jan 28, 2003 12:07AM)
The Magic Café
Message: Posted by: 1908 (Jan 28, 2003 06:36PM)
Favourite magic sites:
magic Café
Ian Rowland site
Message: Posted by: MichalMystic (Feb 4, 2003 12:05PM)
Ok, here, of course, and these:





http://cardshark.fm/home.html (the best gambling site I've seen)


Whew! Well, those're some. Most others have been mentioned.
Message: Posted by: Kenguru (Feb 5, 2003 05:42AM)
Try my magic links at http://on.to/magiclinks

My favorite ones are marked with "(tipp)"
Message: Posted by: amadeus (Feb 8, 2003 07:58AM)
Aawwww shucks http://the.magicvideodepot.com was only listed ONCE!

Sheesh, I know I'm biased - but STILL! :)
Message: Posted by: ELS (Feb 10, 2003 11:05PM)
Magic Café (can spend hours here).
Learned Pig.
Bizarre Magic.com
All Magic.
For books on Bizarre & Mentalism it would
have to be: misdirections.com/mental.html

Ed :wavey:
Message: Posted by: hojeesum (Feb 11, 2003 02:08AM)
community - Magic Café
learning - e-magictrick.com
buying - penguinmagic.com
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Feb 12, 2003 06:08PM)
Magic Café
Penguin Magic
Magic Warehouse
Hank Lee

Come to think of it, I havent found a magic web site that I don't like!
Message: Posted by: GeorgeG (Feb 12, 2003 06:51PM)
Here is my list in addition to Magic Café:


Message: Posted by: NeoMagic (Mar 29, 2004 08:17AM)
This is useful - a wealth of magical discussions (archived) on a host of topics:

Message: Posted by: Eric Woods (Apr 11, 2004 02:34AM)
http://www.noonco.com/audio/ Magic related Old time radio
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Apr 18, 2004 05:52AM)
Here is one becoming very popular:

Message: Posted by: da5id (Apr 26, 2004 03:17AM)
Message: Posted by: Clayton Cavaness (May 8, 2004 01:54PM)

I visited the Genii forum until I found this place.
Message: Posted by: Jamil (May 18, 2004 06:12PM)

Message: Posted by: Jonas (Jun 1, 2004 08:35PM)
Message: Posted by: believer (Jun 5, 2004 11:39AM)
has a plethora of good sites.
Message: Posted by: templemagic (Jun 10, 2004 03:48PM)
The Café, of course, I come here regularly. But also http://www.magicweek.co.uk as I live in the UK.

Message: Posted by: BlaineWannaBe (Jun 30, 2004 08:54AM)
Great question!

I like Genni and MagicVideoDepot and Pengun

Superhandz is great cheaterscheatr too.

:) :) :) :) :)
Message: Posted by: kbfnyf (Aug 22, 2004 01:44PM)
As a collector...here are some of my favorite sites:

The Magic Café
The Genii Forum
Martin's Magic Collection
Ron Allesi's Magic
http://www.us-websites.com (Richard Gerlitz)
http://www.nwinternet.com/~magicmel/product1.html (Mel Babcock)
The Trickery (Howard is great to deal with & site is newly designed)
Hocus Pocus (frequent online sales)
Steven's Magic Emporium (Matches prices with many unique & high quality items)
Earth's largest magic shop (ELMS) (Matches prices & great service from Dave)
The Magic Warehouse
Hank Lee (frequent online sales but I have had the experience of items sometimes being out of stock)

Message: Posted by: Rick Fisher (Aug 23, 2004 07:15AM)
Please check out http://www.fabmagic.com -
Lots of history on the Magic Capital of The World and of course lots of magic. I hope you like it.
Message: Posted by: Shane Wiker (Sep 8, 2004 09:21AM)




and last but not least, mine:


Shane Wiker
Message: Posted by: bishthemagish (Sep 8, 2004 10:01AM)
I like the Magic Café...

The Genii Forum - but I do not post that much there...

And my web site because it includes My Scrapbook and Video Theater of classic video's of past masters of magic...
Message: Posted by: CLJ (Sep 10, 2004 09:35AM)
I visit a crapload of sites. No, I'm not an internet junkie though. Here are some of my absolute favorites:

http://www.magicvideodepot.com - great video sharing site
http://www.sleightgeek.com - great video sharing site, unfortunately it comes in a reduced "blog" format now that the site was hacked
http://www.mylovelyassistant.com - best reviewing site hands down
http://www.themagiccafe.com - of course. ;)
http://www.dananddave.com - Dan and Dave Bucks' site, awesome.
http://www.dananddave.com/forum - Dan and Dave Bucks' forum, where I hang out now most of the time.
Cheaterscheater which will be back up soon in October. =)
http://www.superhandz.com - of course, the most interesting XM website out there. ;)
http://www.mredux.tk - Kevin's webbie, check it out for some crazy flourishing and flourishy, flashy magic Bucks style.
http://www.ellusionist.com/forums - yeah, well, don't hold it against me, but the forums are pretty okay (regardless of what many of you think) so I hang around there quite often.
http://www.hocus-pocus.com - best online magic shop hands down.
http://www.magicproshop.com - second best online magic shop hands down.
http://www.magictalk.com - good review site but seems to be moving slower than icecaps now. I never see updates anymore.
Message: Posted by: Caution (Nov 11, 2004 09:46AM)
Message: Posted by: Tim Ellis (Nov 11, 2004 05:44PM)
This one is amusing http://tedanyman.blogspot.com/
Message: Posted by: Stevenleeaugust (Nov 14, 2004 01:26PM)
Gee Whiz Tim, Someone taking bad about performers!...Nooooo tell me it isn’t so.
Message: Posted by: jskalon (Jan 5, 2005 01:21AM)



Steve Yeoull's new site cogitations.net/cogitations/ is going to be excellent
Message: Posted by: Nick Wait (Jan 8, 2005 04:19PM)
Magiccafe, magicweek, hocuspocus, magicproshop, murphysmagic, magicvideodepot are just a few that appear in my favourites.
Message: Posted by: MikeSpark (Jan 11, 2005 12:52AM)
Ellusionist, hocuspocus is cool, and penguin is alright. (oh and here)
Message: Posted by: lucas (Jan 13, 2005 05:44PM)
Message: Posted by: vilewarner (Mar 3, 2005 09:45PM)
http://www.coinvanish.com, http://www.coinmagic.com, http://www.themagiccafe.com
Message: Posted by: Adammcd (Mar 12, 2005 05:33PM)

It's in canada but ships free to US....

Great forums also....
I'm not affiliated in anyway I just like it there...

Message: Posted by: sidesteal (Mar 16, 2005 12:42AM)
Well, this is my effort - and its one that I like ;)

We went live last night at 22.20 GMT after 363 days in progress ( we wrote the CMS it uses )


Hope to see you there !!
Message: Posted by: card123 (Mar 16, 2005 07:50AM)
On 2005-03-13 07:08, gilbert3 wrote:

I was in tears laughing at this site.The milk to lightbulb bit.It killed me :rotf:
Message: Posted by: another guest (Mar 25, 2005 08:36AM)
Penguin, magicvideodepot, maybe ellusionist too..
Message: Posted by: threadz (Mar 25, 2005 06:34PM)
This is a nice site has a lot of links as well.

Message: Posted by: Elias P (Apr 5, 2005 06:54AM)
Here's an interesting site: http://www.davidbritland.com
Message: Posted by: Elliott Hodges (May 5, 2005 02:39PM)
My favourite is http://www.goodtricks.net
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jun 15, 2005 03:35AM)
Dear all,

After months of preparation, I am proud to present the magic web site that I came up with my friends: http://www.magiceast.com.hk

Inside, you will find it is a web site with on-line magic shop, information about magic class and performance, not to mention the forum for people to discuss magic.

I know it is a new born site and I encourage you all to take a look and give us some constructive comments.

We have been working really hard to make this one, so please do enjoy!

Message: Posted by: Danzig (Jul 5, 2005 01:59PM)
I like http://www.fabmagic.com
Message: Posted by: Jeff (Jul 26, 2005 08:32PM)
http://jeffpiercemagic.com, check out the Houdini Action Figure page for a good laugh!
Message: Posted by: Foucault (Aug 15, 2005 02:39PM)
Aside from the Magic Café, here are my favorites:

http://allmagic.com/ - Magic Show
http://www.online-visions.com/ - Visions

http://www.mylovelyassistant.com/ - My Lovely Assistant (Reviews)

http://magicbeard.com/ - Eugene Burger
http://www.ammarmagic.com/ - Michael Ammar Magic

http://www.llpub.com/index.html - L&L Publishing

http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa/ - The Learned Pig Project (Online Repository of Magic Books and Documents)
http://magicref.tripod.com/magic0.htm - Magic Reference Pages
http://www.repromagic.co.uk/resource/faq.html - alt.magic FAQ
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~roy/magictalk-wisdom/ - The collected wisdom of Magic Talk
http://www.coinvanish.com/ - Coin magic

http://www.magicbroadcast.com/ - Magic Broadcast (24hr Magic Web broadcasting)

http://www.tvmagicguide.com/ - TV Magic Guide

and http://www.ebay.com/ - eBay
Message: Posted by: Beth (Aug 17, 2005 11:26AM)
Well Magic Café of course :) and:
and last but not least :) my site..... http://www.womeninmagic.com
Message: Posted by: jcards01 (Aug 17, 2005 11:44AM)
Beth, its been a long time since I visited your wim site. I'll have to get back out there.

You missed a great convention at the Jubilee if you didn't make it there. 3 great evening shows and plenty of close-up and lectures and late-night sessions.
Message: Posted by: Ilan (Aug 19, 2005 06:56AM)
Good day guys.

I have just started a weekly VOLG. Please can you check it out and let me know what you think. Please leave me a comment on the sight and notify me on the Café.

The sight address is magicforafrica.blogspot.com

Enjoy, and keep on going back as it is a weeklt show.

Message: Posted by: Mago Gregorio (Aug 22, 2005 02:56PM)
For french reading people, let's have a look at http://www.virtualmagie.com/
The best site in french IMHO, forum, trick review etc...
Message: Posted by: sayer (Aug 24, 2005 10:37AM)
I love http://www.allmagicguide.com, because it´s good starting point for a magical trip on the internet. http://www.newmagicsecrets.com are also favourite.
Message: Posted by: NCR (Aug 24, 2005 04:19PM)
I like http://www.allmagic.com, the Café(of course), Visions, MagicTalk, and the learned pig project.
Message: Posted by: SleepAllDaze (Sep 2, 2005 09:48PM)
The coin vanish.com is real cool for coin sleights! All magic has a lot of cool stuff as well.
Message: Posted by: Beth (Sep 2, 2005 10:08PM)
On 2005-08-17 12:44, jcards01 wrote:
Beth, its been a long time since I visited your wim site. I'll have to get back out there.

You missed a great convention at the Jubilee if you didn't make it there. 3 great evening shows and plenty of close-up and lectures and late-night sessions.
Hey Jimmy
long time no see... :) Yeah I heard it was great... You know we should get together and do a repeat of our last endevor together. We make a great team :) ... pm me...let me know what you think.
Peace Beth

On 2005-08-17 12:44, jcards01 wrote:
Beth, its been a long time since I visited your wim site. I'll have to get back out there.


and shame on you for not visiting my site... very bad hehe. The site is going great... and most importantly, we are having a great time. It's interesting to me because I am getting to talk to a lot of diverse female magicians.... and ok I have to say it ...Sarge keeps us lined out and makes us behave...well except for Suzanne who is incorrigible ...haha sorry Suz ... if you read this ..you know I love you beach girl :).. anyway come visit all us gals Jimmy http://www.womeninmagic.com :wavey:

... but of course everyone knows the BEST site online is ...

MAGIC Café :dancing:

Peace Beth
Message: Posted by: Chiromancer (Sep 4, 2005 02:39PM)
How about this one?

Yeah, I know it's mine, but hey, I like it. :bat:
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Oct 3, 2005 04:32PM)
Just wanted to invite people over to the brand new [b]Scoundrels Forum[/b].

This is a new forum for those interested not only in scoundrels stuff (short con games, pickpocketing, magic, pool, and hustling) but also in bar and restaurant magic, street magic, medicine shows, escapes, lockpicking, and reenactment performers from the Middle Ages through the Great War.

We have a calendar, the [b]Scoundrels Wiki Site[/b], live chat in our [b]Joe Hep Saloon[/b], [b]Classified Ads[/b] for buying, selling, and trading books, DVDs, props, and memorabilia and collectables, and [b]Scoundrels Magazine[/b]--a blog dedicated to the art of the short con.

Come check us out at http://www.whithaydn.com/smf
Message: Posted by: JesterMan (Oct 4, 2005 05:10PM)
Along with the Café, my favorite forum is [url]www.ExpertMagic.com[/url]. Small, but growing. I also recently joined [url]www.magicvideodepot.com[/url]
Message: Posted by: BlackShadow (Oct 13, 2005 08:09PM)

English version of Magic Café with 4500 users. Check out the Top Hat ezine. Class.
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Nov 14, 2005 07:49PM)
Please check out my new blog, Scoundrels Magazine at http://whithaydn.blogspot.com/
Message: Posted by: joseph (Nov 28, 2005 09:00PM)
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Jan 29, 2006 05:37PM)
Scoundrels Magazine has moved. It can now be reached at http://www.scoundrelsmagazine.com
Message: Posted by: Tim Ellis (Feb 4, 2006 04:49PM)
These are some of my favourite magicians websites:







Message: Posted by: Mike Brezler (Feb 22, 2006 10:08PM)
The Magic Café
About.com Magic Guide
Message: Posted by: Michael Paul (Mar 1, 2006 03:56PM)
I'd like to mention http://www.sonicmagic.us

The site is brand new, and membership is low right now, but the site is gorgous and was written from scratch to be useful to magicians.

I also like the bunny, and magicbroadcast
Message: Posted by: Caleb Wiles (Mar 2, 2006 03:25PM)
I just started a new blog dedicated to reviewing magic products. My goal with the blog is to shy away from the normal magic format where everything is given a positive review. I also wanted to try to give thoughtful reviews as opposed to simply recommending or not recommending products. Please let me know what you guys think.

Here's the link...

Message: Posted by: NeoMagic (Mar 18, 2006 07:33AM)


Message: Posted by: matthew leatherbarrow (Mar 18, 2006 07:40AM)


is a cool little site.

Message: Posted by: Jango (Jul 27, 2006 10:11PM)
Ellusionist.com, their forum, and here.
Message: Posted by: Cheety (Aug 31, 2006 01:36PM)
Heres one a friend told me today, http://www.e-magictricks.com
Message: Posted by: matthew leatherbarrow (Sep 15, 2006 02:43PM)


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Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Apr 20, 2007 11:43AM)
Just this one. That's more than enough for me! I like it and it looks great!
Message: Posted by: MagicalMeg (May 2, 2007 12:48PM)
I'm still a newbie to the magic world, but here are some sites I enjoy:

Magic Café!
Go Magic Go (podcast site) - http://www.gomagicgo.com/
Quinlan's Inside Magic - http://insidemagic.com/magicnews
Magic Unlimited - http://magicunlimited.typepad.com/magic_unlimited_with_elli/

and a whole HUGE list of blogs that I check. But here are the ones I most often frequent:
Magic Utopia - http://magicutopia.blogspot.com/
Magic and Conjuring - http://magicandconjuring.blogspot.com/

Just because I find them absolutely fascinating.

I also run my company's blog, and make some attempt useful content:
(shameless plug!)
Message: Posted by: cinemafreak (May 10, 2007 04:55AM)
On 2002-12-03 20:02, JSHEDDY wrote:
My favorite sites are:
1) Magic Café
2) AllMagic.com
3) <b style="color:black;background-color:#ffff66">CardFlourishes</b>.com
4) outtasightmagic.com
5) e-magictrick.com
6) Rapidmagic.com

Hey Groovy that video depot is great thanks for the post.

Message: Posted by: Matthew W (May 30, 2007 04:10PM)
My favorites are:

The Magic Café
Magic Bunny
All Magic Guide
Wand Online - that's mine, lol
Message: Posted by: ScottRSullivan (May 30, 2007 05:07PM)
Well, if everyone's posting sites, here's a magic podcast we've been running for awhile

The Magic Lantern Podcast: http://www.reelsinmotion.tv/

GoMagicGo is also a very good one. Besides them, The Café and Genii Forum are the two main sites I frequent.

Message: Posted by: Tanner & Company (Jan 14, 2008 03:43PM)
I would have to say magichat.co.uk thetrickery.com or themagiccafe.com
Message: Posted by: Ethan the emazing (Jan 25, 2008 08:26AM)

shameless plug
Message: Posted by: JohnEBlaze (Jan 25, 2008 10:26PM)

I can't believe no one has mentioned...


Message: Posted by: Dove84 (Aug 21, 2008 12:16AM)
I really like http://unexpectedwonders.com There's some interesting stuff there.
Message: Posted by: jaylynch68 (Oct 8, 2008 11:19AM)

The Magic Café is my daily "go to" site.

Message: Posted by: satcom (Oct 13, 2008 09:53PM)
Message: Posted by: spencerpeterson (Nov 30, 2008 09:02PM)
A new blog purely based on sleight of hand magic.
Message: Posted by: steve spill (Jan 15, 2009 07:20AM)
More than once I've heard someone say, "Hey, Spill, you ought to write those things down!" The most recent someone was Bob Sheets, who said it as we walked to a parking lot. We had just spent a pleasant two hours reminiscing about our life and times with a group of our peers, and one or two of our betters.

At three o'clock that morning, just as I lay me down to sleep, Bob's suggestion flitted through my mind, but I couldn't remember what it was he suggested I "write down." If it wasn't so late I would have called him and asked, but instead of awakening him, I awoke myself, made my way to the computer, and started a blog.

Go to http://www.magicopolis.com click on Steve Spill and you'll find my blog. Except for the exclusion of the many mundane, unproductive, and boring stretches in my life, which have little or no entertainment value to anyone, everything else is there.

http://www.magicopolis.com also has reviews, features, video, about our theater show, Escape Reality; who is appearing in our weekly bar show, news about special events for New Year's, Valentines Day, etc.
Message: Posted by: Angio333 (Feb 1, 2009 05:11PM)

Message: Posted by: luke101 (Feb 4, 2009 07:59PM)
This is not a magic site but the author wrote an awsome article on the best magic tricks ever. Take a look at David Copperfields death saw and the indian rope trick. Just awesome.

Message: Posted by: magicnewswire (Feb 8, 2009 03:04PM)
From a totally different perspective, mine are the news searches that I do on Google and Yahoo every day for magic related info.
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Feb 12, 2009 12:44AM)
Friends...there are many choices on the net when it comes to purchasing Magic related materials.

May I make a reccommendation?


I like this site.Their prices are Great....and so far the service has been the best I have encountered.

I am in no way affiliated with The Magic Place.I just appreciate good personalized service and great prices..like most of us like and expect.

Happy trails.
Message: Posted by: ferrari (Apr 22, 2009 06:31PM)
For beginers I would recomend


Message: Posted by: feifei (Jun 5, 2009 05:34PM)
I also give a big thumbs up and vote http://magicplace.us/

Their price are great and their service top notch!!! As mentioned, I also appreciated their personalized service and help with special orders for my international order.

I like these sites:
About Magic
All Magic

and now MagicTalk is back on the list.

and off course MagicCafe! I am writing here now ain't I!
Message: Posted by: mikethemagician (Sep 14, 2009 03:36AM)
My favourite Magic website has to be The Magic Network It is awesome has a lot more features then most magic websites, really friendly members, and a lot of helpful advice. Join up here: http://www.themagicnetwork.com (hope to see everyone join up soon) :)
Message: Posted by: sclitsome (Nov 5, 2009 05:53PM)
http://badmagicphotos.blogspot.com/ is hilarious

online visions is wicked too.
learned pig is amazing.
Message: Posted by: torontomike (Nov 28, 2009 09:08PM)
http://somfv3.com/ is great. They have a good blog with a recent Steve Fearson interview on it and forum with lots of posts.
Message: Posted by: Jeremy L. (Dec 4, 2009 01:45PM)
Dodd mentions his site but I just have to mention it again because it's so great:
[url=http://www.linkingpage.com/]The Magic News[/url]

Also Magic Gizmo has some fantastic articles:
[url=http://magicgizmo.com/home/]Magic Gizmo[/url]

Another helpful data base of books, DVDs and tricks:
[url=http://magicref.tripod.com/magic0.htm]The Magic Reference Pages![/url]

To make sure you don't buy rip off products, check out Tim Ellis' Magic Fakers Page:
[url=http://www.magicfakers.blogspot.com/]Magic Fakers[/url]
Message: Posted by: markmiller (Dec 4, 2009 02:34PM)
Message: Posted by: Chappo (Jan 16, 2010 09:59PM)
I second the Magic Fakers website. Great stuff!
Message: Posted by: Craig Dickson (Jan 17, 2010 08:55AM)
Simple, where it all began. Most have no idea Magic did not exist, and Magic Organizations were not on the web until Richard Robinson took a great resource from the BBS system to the World Wide Web. http://www.allmagic.com It became the pattern for all to follow. The SAM was the first Magic org to be on the web as well. http://www.magicsam.com AllMagic preceeded CNN, NBC, ABC and all the search engines we rely on. Richard was the first with the vision of what this would all become. Look at where we are now. Most laughed back then when he said "one day we will sell ad space here" Still one of the most inovative places for magic. The Magicalendar followed from a Newsletter I used to mail out listing National and Intrnational Conventions. Again, many followed, but this is where it began. Magicalendar: http://allmagic.com/magicshow/calendar/ In the beginning Magic Mag used all this info for their Convention Guide, with permission of course. So much has grown from all of this, but as I said, not many know where it all began.

Message: Posted by: maxignites (Feb 16, 2010 02:07AM)
My favs are
http://magicgeek.com -->nice mascott! :D

http://rajasulap.com --> coz its mine :P

http://magicafe.com --> cos only on this place magician helps magician sincerely!
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 23, 2010 12:47PM)
http://www.magicana.com/index.php?vSec=hom and look into David Ben's blog site. I think Canada is sorely under represented despite a handful of well know magicians - Does everyone know that Vernon is from there.


http://www.outlaw-effects.com/store/ - just way to cool -expensive, exclusive, high quality, very niche!

Just for fun:
http://www.museumreplicas.com/default.aspx you'll have a hoot browsing around and I think you might secretly place an order! : )
and I can't stress enough for magic wands, Moonlight Magic wands - one must get it gaffed. just do a search here to read up about it if your into using wands or even collecting. And I know there are a bunch of closet magic collectors that acquire props or pieces and not really or ever perform it. I think this is my most positive and productive post and not being such a intolerant grumpy gus reading another "what is an invisible deck" or another friggen what is the best anything. Perhaps a new forum area for posters of 1k to I don't know have a higher level of exchange - or for those who are willing to pay a small monthly subscription right into that 1k level. Reaching 50 is rather easy. But I do get puzzled by that one person who had over 1k asking about Okito boxes? It's like a cook asking what is Al Dente?

I feel that polls or some kind of consensus taking doesn't really do anything but leave one back at the starting place. oh well, check out the links. I'll be working on winding down my replies on this forum to be more constructive and kinder, not respond with sarcasm or just ignore and walk away from whatever topic seems pointless. Oh by the way, I wish to make my own gaffed flipper Silver Eagle Dollar coin, any good links for that? kidding. sorry. I know I had to be an arse anyway.
Message: Posted by: panlives (Oct 14, 2010 05:12PM)
The Conjuring Arts Research Center.

Message: Posted by: panlives (Oct 16, 2010 06:48AM)
Message: Posted by: panlives (Oct 18, 2010 03:10PM)
Bill Palmer's Cups and Balls Museum:

Message: Posted by: MagicBus (Oct 18, 2010 05:20PM)
An ongoing, gradually expanding free site of Gospel magic video programs, chalk art, escapes and juggling (13 shows posted currently):


A full INDEX to the above site has been posted on The Magic Café' under "The Good News" heading (under the Fellowship of Christian Magicians section on The Magic Café') of "INDEX to http://www.ChristianMagician.org" Two more brand new 1 hour programs should be added by Thanksgiving Day, 2010, to the above site. There are also some written Gospel routines also posted to the site as well. We are always open to receiving more submissions on DVD for future programs.
Message: Posted by: EventEntertainer (Nov 21, 2010 01:52PM)
Message: Posted by: krissheppard (Mar 29, 2011 08:05PM)
I like iTricks.com and magicnewswire.com. I really like the podcasts.

Another good site for magicians is http://www.themethod.co.
The Method is a graphic design and branding resource for magicians that offers graphic design services and a free blog with practical information you can use right away when building your own materials.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 6, 2011 10:27AM)
Here's my favorite:

Message: Posted by: Italia16 (Apr 10, 2012 10:47AM)
I'm pretty new to performing magic but other than The Café, I visit Genii. Thanks for the topic, by the way. It's given me more places to visit and spend my time when I probably should be doing other things.
Message: Posted by: thecharlatan (Jul 16, 2013 09:18AM)
Simply http://www.svengalimagic.com !!
Message: Posted by: Justin N. Miller (Oct 2, 2013 07:21AM)
Wow, so many of these sites, since this thread was started over 10 yrs ago, have simply dissolved into nothing or they just have not updated their site. Sad, because a lot of these sites were amazing. Like magicvideodepot (where I got started) and so many others...sad.

BUT ya know which site has been going strong since 2005 and is better than ever?

Message: Posted by: ageo (Dec 31, 2015 05:40PM)
An interesting site to watch, and to listen to if you are fluent in Arabic, is that of Hadjib Haffaf.


highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: Zipposrsa (Jul 17, 2016 03:11PM)
For those interested in Southern Africa sites - go have at the College of Magic website - www.collegeofmagic.com and the great online shop site www.themagicshop.co.za

All the best
Message: Posted by: LeafyMagic (Nov 9, 2016 08:41AM)
The site I visit most often is the jerx. It's a blog, which discusses how to be a better performer, and the author shares some truly great original tricks as well. The link is here http://www.thejerx.com/

P.S If you do not like crude language, then this is probably not the site for you.
Message: Posted by: zachwyman (May 19, 2017 09:49AM)
Message: Posted by: A Magic Cafe User (Feb 25, 2019 04:59PM)
[quote]On Jul 16, 2013, thecharlatan wrote:
Simply http://www.svengalimagic.com !! [/quote]

When I try to go to this website I get an error message:

Message: Posted by: debjit (Mar 7, 2019 03:14AM)
Ofcourse the Magic Café, but also Penguin because they always have great products in their Bestselling lists and the reviews really help in understanding if it's a product you want or not.