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by John Sturk
June 23rd, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Magic Lounge under construction
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Chicago Magic Lounge under construction

Check out this great video about our groundbreaking ceremony on June 7. Anticipated open date of the new Chicago Magic Lounge is January 2018!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQa2P1UHTGU
by John Sturk
June 8th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking Ground on the Chicago Magic Lounge
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Breaking Ground on the Chicago Magic Lounge

We got some great press on our groundbreaking yesterday for the Chicago Magic Lounge. Check out the story on our local ABC affiliate. They sent a reporter who had a little sleight-of-hand experience!

http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/ch ... g/2070307/
by John Sturk
May 25th, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chicago Magic Lounge in the Chicago Tribune
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Chicago Magic Lounge in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune published an article on us about our plans to open Chicago's first full-time magic bar since Schulien's closed in 1999.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertain ... olumn.html
by John Sturk
January 4th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Great press for Chicago magic from Thrillist
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Great press for Chicago magic from Thrillist

"CHICAGO'S UNIQUE STYLE OF MAGIC IS BEING REVIVED AT THIS UPTOWN BAR"
https://www.thrillist.com/drink/chicago/chicago-magic-lounge-bar
by John Sturk
October 20th, 2016, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic on The Travel Channel
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Magic on The Travel Channel

My friends and I were featured on The Travel Channel recently when Andrew Zimmern decided to visit the Chicago Magic Lounge for his new show, "Driven By Food."

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/andrew-zimmerns-driven-by-food/video/chicago-magic-lounge
by John Sturk
October 1st, 2016, 12:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic on the Travel Channel
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Magic on the Travel Channel

My friends and I got to be featured on Andrew Zimmern's new show on the Travel Channel called Driven by Food. In the Chicago episode, he takes in some local cuisine, followed by an exploration of some nightlife. The whole clip of is online! http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/andrew-zimmerns-driven-b...
by John Sturk
February 25th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Chicago Magic Lounge
Replies: 1
Views: 2201

Re: Chicago Magic Lounge

We were recently featured in a segment on our local Fox affiliate! The reporter had such a great time filming with us, he brought a fellow anchor and his girlfriend to the show the next night.

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/76858933-story
by John Sturk
June 11th, 2015, 1:17 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: David Corsaro Lecture in Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

David Corsaro Lecture in Chicago

S.A.M. Assembly 3 is excited to host David Corsaro for an exclusive Chicagoland lecture! MONDAY, June 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm LOCATION: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St, Oak Park, IL Buy your ticket at http://www.magicalchicago.com A highlight of both Magi-Fest and the 2014 Japan Cup in Tokyo,...
by John Sturk
March 4th, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Chicago Magic Lounge
Replies: 1
Views: 2201

Chicago Magic Lounge

Starting Thursday, March 5, the Uptown Underground presents the Chicago Magic Lounge! Magic bars were all the rage in Chicago during the 1960's and 70's. There was the well-known New York Magic Lounge in Lincoln Square, the famous Schulien's in North Center, and South-Side club Little Bit O' Magic.T...
by John Sturk
October 31st, 2011, 10:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Galdini's Card Ascend - Rising Card
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Galdini's Card Ascend - Rising Card

I've tried nearly all the versions of the famous Devano Deck, and I think my favorites are Marty Gram's version and Galdini's. It was easy to find Marty, who maintains a website. However, I'm unable to find any contact information for Lonnie Galdini. I know his decks are available through many place...
by John Sturk
September 16th, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Pogue
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: David Pogue

I knew that President George H.W. Bush was a magic enthusiast - as Vice President, he would have a Secret Service agent visit Al Cohen's shop to buy a new trick now and then... but Necromancer has George W. Bush on his list. Is that true? Is GWB also a magician?
by John Sturk
September 2nd, 2010, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gaffed Cards are back from USPC!
Replies: 86
Views: 8845

Re: Gaffed Cards are back from USPC!

Just to allay your fears, FUN Incorporated also made a major investment in stocking up on the classic Boris Wild Marked Decks.

No need to worry about those being unavailable anytime soon.
by John Sturk
August 30th, 2010, 4:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gaffed Cards are back from USPC!
Replies: 86
Views: 8845

Re: Gaffed Cards are back from USPC!

For Immediate Release August 30, 2010 FUN INCORPORATED AND U.S. PLAYING CARD COMPANY CONTINUE TO PRODUCE BICYCLE GAFF CARDS FUN Incorporated, Americas largest magic manufacturer, and the U.S. Playing Card Company will continue to produce and distribute gaffed decks and cards on Bicycle 808 Rider Bac...
by John Sturk
June 3rd, 2009, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Abbott's unveils The Newest Tops
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Abbott's unveils The Newest Tops

For nearly five decades, the Abbott Magic Company produced Tops magazine, a seminal publication that featured columns from some of the all-time great magicians: Karrell Fox, Clarke "Senator" Crandall, Neil Foster, Frances Marshall...the list goes on. Ceasing publication in the early '90s, ...
by John Sturk
May 13th, 2008, 11:27 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Fun Inc./Royal Magic Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: Fun Inc./Royal Magic Blog

Thread bump!
by John Sturk
December 12th, 2005, 11:37 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Mid-Michigan Clubs
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Mid-Michigan Clubs

For those of you in the mid-Michigan area, we're now boasting two clubs for you to visit! First, the Lansing Guild of Magicians, our local IBM ring, meets the first Wednesday of the month. Then, there's the Michigan State University Magicians Club, which will be meeting twice a month. Next semester ...

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