Yearly Archives: 2014


What exactly is a Virtual Session, anyway?

By |March 12th, 2014|Magic musings|

A short history of the online magic course.

It’s just over ten years since I started producing educational videos for the magic market, so I thought it might be fun to talk about the Virtual Sessions, and all the things that went wrong.

For those of you reading who fall into the category of ‘real person’, there is an industry – however small – of teaching magic and its related skills to other magicians. It’s how we all got started, and some of us are passing things along. In 2004 I produced a VideoCD (remember them?) on coin magic. Called, simply, Basic […]

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The Curious Incident of the Yo-Yo in the Night

By |January 24th, 2014|Random musings|

An everyday tale of vandalism and civil unrest…

In October 1993 I boarded a plane and embarked on what was supposed to be a two year round-the-world-and-finding-myself trip, but ended up as four months busking in Australia. One incident bookends this journey; beginning a couple of weeks after I arrived, and ending on my final night. It needs to be recorded, mostly because it happened almost exactly twenty years ago, but also because I’m getting on and don’t want to forget things.

Dramatis Personae:

Me. That is Ian Kendall, a magician from Scotland on the other side of the world.

JP. One of my […]

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