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“Achievement is talent plus preparation.”

–Malcolm Gladwell


While many folks complain about “the economy,” others are taking this down-time to polish their performances to perfection.  Following are just a few examples of our talented students whose preparation has paid off in major achievements.

Jeff & Henry Vargas

Henry Vargas, from Brazil, attended a one day Master Class in Peru last summer, and came to our seven day Master Class here in Las Vegas earlier this year.  Just this week, all of his hard work paid off big time.  He was awarded the top prize in general magic at South America’s largest convention,  FLASOMA, in Lima, Peru.  Congratulations, Henry!!

Erica Sodos, has been working hard for many years on her one-woman show.  She’s come out to the Magic and Mystery School for Master Classes and has worked with me in private phone sessions over the years, and the fruits of her labors are blossoming now.  Learn more about her show here:



This Fall we will see the birth of a new seminar here at the Magic and Mystery School: THE SISTERS OF MYSTERY, A Magical Conference for Women.

Abbi Spinner McBride

September 7-9th, 2009  Join Abbi McBride and other phenomenal women in the magic world for a three day journey into the heart and soul of magic and mystery.

This conference will explore the feminine side of the mystical arts, and is open to women who perform magic, who love magic, or who are in love with a magician.  Featured events include small group discussions, hands-on learning sessions, developing material, and performance feedback sessions. For more information on this event, call Abbi at 702-450-0021.



Gay Blackstone is happy to inform you all that another one of our performances for Masters of Illusion is being aired on MyNetwork next week 9pm Monday, February 16th.   Check your local listings for the exact time in your area.




CNN says “Vegas is a good deal now!” Click here for the full article.


Online travel giants like Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz are offering all-inclusive packages with flights and two-night hotel stays starting as low as $270.  What’s more, we still have some spots available in our April & June 7-Day Master Classes.  There couldn’t be a better time – but register soon, as the classes promise to fill up fast.


Jeff & Abbi McBride in New Feature Film Documentary, WOMEN IN BOXES!


You can catch this amazing film if you are close to Sedona Arizona for the Sedona Film Festival on Feb. 26th and 28th (; or in Vegas for the Las Vegas International Film Festival April 9-12.  (Exact date to be announced.


I am off to Blackpool, England for the biggest magic convention in the world. I’ll be meeting 3,000 new friends there, and will be hosting a three day Master Class Secret Session.  Learn more by going to and clicking on the “Jeff McBride Secret Session” link.


I’ll be home just in time to make some magic at the Orlean’s Hotel and Lance Burton & Jeff McBrideCasino at the WORLD MAGIC SEMINAR, March 1, 2, 3, 4.  I’ll also be helping Lance Burton and Eugene Burger host the Teen Magic Seminar.  We look forward to this event every year, to see the new faces of magic that will carry our tradition into the future. 


I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas, or on tour!


Yours in the art of mystery,



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