16-Week Magic Course Proposal

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If you were the newly appointed chair for the study of conjuring arts, where would you begin? Here is the 16-week course proposal I sent to Carleton University in my application package. If you missed the article that outlined why this mattered to me, you can read it here. Given that I think the greatest challenge in any curriculum is …

Carleton University Seeks Chair for the Study of the Conjuring Arts

On February 21st 2018, Carleton University invited applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the Allan Slaight Chair for the Study of the Conjuring Arts. That’s right, Carleton U is looking for a magic studies professor. On March 14th, 2018 – I applied. Completely under-qualified, yet hopeful. Today I share why.  

3 Things You Should Never Say to a Mystery Artist

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“Look out, here comes Alex Ka-Pow. Watch your wallet and your keys!” I have heard the above words, or at least some variation on them, far too often. The most recent of which took place only a few days ago, which is what sparked the following article. My name is Alex Kazam. I’m 26 years old. I am a professional …

Never Forget How Far You’ve Come

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Have you been in the confines of the hellish place that is depression? Do you know of anyone who has sealed their fate with one final, fatal, unalterable action? Successfully completing suicide? This note is dedicated to all of those we’ve lost. It is an attempt to prevent of any more loss of life.

How I Used Magic to Get a Free Car…Legally

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 I’m going to tell you how I used magic to get a free car. This isn’t a joke. Or clever wording to get you to read this blog. The car isn’t a lemon; The person who gave me the car isn’t family or my best-friend; I didn’t just win some bet.