Monday, April 2, 2012

The Mandala catches Houdini on the web


The March/April issue of the online magic magazine The Mandala ("Magic With An Attitude") contains the first in a new series of articles about Houdini by our friend David Byron. This first installment of Houdini Now and Then is called "Caught on the Web" and looks at what it is to be a Houdini fan today and how the web is changing the landscape for this "scattered tribe."

David generously mentions WILD ABOUT HARRY alongside Dean Carnegie's Magic Detective and Kevin Connolly's Houdini Himself as being "game changers."

"These three webmasters illustrate the impact of the Internet on the world of Houdini, and on magic history in general. It’s tough being a fan of the Great Houdini. But it has never been less tough, nor more exciting, than it is right now."

David also playfully takes Mandala editor Shawn McMaster to task for being a "Houdiniphobe." Shawn shoots back with his own contribution to this issue, "The Little Hungarian Tyrant" (see, magic with an attitude). The issue also includes news of the recently uncovered USD photo in Scotland, the notorious "Was Houdini Murdered" episode of Decoded, and lots of other (non Houdini) goodness.

You can buy individual issues or subscribe to The Mandala at themandalamag.com.

3 comments:

  1. “These three webmasters illustrate the impact of the Internet on the world of Houdini, and on magic history in general.”

    I totally agree with this comment. My knowledge of Houdini and magic history in general as been increased immensely from the work you three masters put in your sites.

    Pete

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  2. I ordered the current one and all of the back issues that I could. They are great. Wondering reading. Thanks for the post.

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