It's funny how some performers seem to exude an air of coolness, while others clearly do not, and our cover star for the latest Magicseen issue is certainly one of those who does! His close up work is fabulous, and you might imagine that with his skill set and hip image, everything has always been rosy for Eric Jones. But, life is never that straightforward, and our article reveals that things have not always been the best for the affable American.
Graham Hey is the Deputy Editor of Magicseen and as well as fulfilling his role with us he is also a very successful stand up comedy magician. Currently he is enjoying particular success working cruise ships and if you ever wanted to know what it is REALLY like being one of the on-board entertainers, check out his honest article.
Chris Congreave has spent over a decade as a full time pro close upper, and to coincide with the launch of his first major book (Congreave's Curiosities, available from Magicseen), we get together with him for a quick update on his magic life.
The Memorised Deck is a hugely powerful tool which has been around for a very long time and which is currently enjoying a strong resurgence amongst top performers. If you would like to start to get to grips with this principle, our article
Unforgettable will point you in the right direction.
The Session - Live Review - Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay's annual close up event, which these days takes place in a hotel at London Heathrow, attracts an international sell out audience, and we take a look at how the 2017 get together fared.
Comedy One Liners - anyone who knows anything about Magicseen will understand that we do love to have a laugh, and the latest issue has another collection of great gags from some of the best Fringe comedians.
MagicAid - Jay Fortune believes in magic altruism, and searches out organisations and individuals who are doing important work around the world for those less fortunate. In this issue he chats with David Elkin to find out more about the US based charity called MagicAid.
Plus....Jonathan Goodwin explains how to create more of your own unique magic, Leo Smetsers spends some time On The Psychiatrist's Couch, the Masterclass features effects from Shawn Farquhar and Chris Congreave, Caroline Ravn ends up in Shed 7, PoliTricks is a hilarious amalgamation of magic and politicians, and there's plenty of products reviewed, a Pros and Cons article on whether mentalism is a better form of general entertainment than regular magic and more.