Sunday, December 16th, 2012
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their grey visions, they obtain glimpses of eternity.”
— Edgar Allan Poe
Greetings Magical Friends!
The China Tower Vanish Project is a giant illusion from a recent Chinese TV show. You may remember that our McBride Magic Team was commissioned to create the opening segment for one of China’s largest TV shows earlier this year. It was one of the largest scale magic illusions ever presented! Now you can see the result here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY53qgqTd5M.
I just showed the video to Franz Harary, who was a huge help with the project. He said, “Jeff, I’m honestly proud to be your friend, and now… your associate. Whatever I can ever do to help you, just let me know.” What a great friend, designer and gentleman Franz is! We are very happy to be collaborating on projects with him!
This is the time of year to dream big. The new year is coming, and we have a clean slate of possibilities ahead of us. My job as a magician is to remind you that anything you dream up can come true. Eugene Burger is a wonderful wizard. I’ve been deeply inspired by one of the things he said years ago; “Get bigger dreams.” Yes, it is true, people often dream little dreams, or have no dreams at all. Being a magician is more than just being a dreamer, it is about making those dreams a reality. One of the techniques that I have learned is to focus on putting my energy into one major goal at a time.
“You can do anything you want; you just can’t do everything you want.”
— Folk wisdom
McBride Magic on the World Wide Web
Meet the Cast of Mystery School Monday!
We have a new video by Jordan Wright. Before the end of the month, we’ll have one hundred episodes! If you haven’t already been part of the fun, you can take a look at some of our past episodes at www.mcbridemagic.tv.
Last week’s show was a special holiday episode about Magic for All Seasons.
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
— Erma Bombeck
World Tour News: The McBride Magic Experience
After I return from two weeks cruising in the Caribbean at the beginning of the year, I’ll be heading East for a show in Ludlow, Kentucky, (Just across the river from Cincinnati) on January 19 & 20. More info here: http://ludlowtheater.blogspot.com/.
December 20th will be the next Wonderground, and we will be celebrating our third year of shows at The Olive Mediterranean Restaurant!
Please join us for Las Vegas’ biggest monthly magic party! It happens the third Thursday of every month! Every show is different! See this month’s new line-up.
Tobias wrote up our official press release.
McBride’s Wonderground has inspired our friends in Louisville, KY to start a similar event! Read about it. Hats off to Ray Smerlin for creating new opportunities for many performing artists!
It is my sincere hope that your big dreams for the new year come true, and if I can assist you in manifesting your dream, I will be happy to do so.
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”
— Joel Barker
Have a happy holiday season, and dream big!