Abracadabra! Master magician Brian South has just played a remarkable winning hand with the launch of a unique, mind-challenging deck of cards.
Within the first 30 hours, South achieved his first financial goal on the Kickstarter fund-raising website conjuring up more than $20,000 from 500 backers. He’s now seeking a further round of financial applause with additional Kickstarter offers for his cards, aptly called “Different Deck.”
Like most sets of playing cards Different Deck has 54 cards—but that’s where the similarities end. These cards are visually stunning pieces of art, bursting with images, words, numbers, secret symbolism and other hidden elements.
In fact, there are more than 100 different languages and numeric systems featured in this desk, plus symbolism and imagery in each card—some of it based on South’s globe-trotting visits to ancient monuments whose mystique has fascinated him since childhood. There are science, math and historical references and even pop culture icons buried in the deck, layer upon layer…(thanks to PRWEB for this article..)
Las Vegas Hypnotist Scott Lewis Dead After Fall in Australia..
UK’s The Star reports that Paul Daniels is all set to kick off his farewell tour.. or is he..? This may be, as is the case with some well-known performers, the infamous ‘1st Farewell Tour’…
“Magician Paul Daniels is bowing out with a final ‘farewell to the legend tour… Or so it seemed from his publicity. The irrepressible Yorkshireman said: “No, it’s the first farewell tour. The Stones and Frank and Status Quo, they all did it. I said to Debbie it’s about time we had one of them.”
Yes, ‘Fool Us’, a hit on TV in Great Britain, will premier on the CW. They have ordered nine new, hour long, segments featuring American magicians, in front of an American TV audience..
To quote from VARIETY.. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” gives aspiring magicians the chance to perform their best trick to try to fool vet magician duo Penn and Teller. Those who succeed nab the opportunity to perform with Penn and Teller in their show at the Rio Hotel in Vegas. Hourlong show will feature a live studio audience. The CW has ordered nine segs of “Fool Us” from 117 Prods. and September Films. Peter Adam Golden, Andrew Golder, David Green and Peter Davey are exec producing..“
Thanks to Variety and AJ Marechal for the heads up…
You can also read more and watch a couple of Penn & Teller videos at SLASHFILM…