Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cannon's Great Escapes closing doors June 30

Some disappointing news for the magic community. Mark and Sheila Cannon of Cannon's Great Escapes, one the foremost suppliers of escapology equipment (and all around good people), are closing up shop on June 30, 2011. The following message appears on their website:

"After 11 years of service to the escape artist community, we have decided to close our shop, as of June 30, 2011. We have enjoyed getting to know hundreds of escape artists and handcuff collectors over the years and are honored to count many of them as friends.

We will be continuing to perform our escapes and provide consultation on a limited basis. Sheila is now a vacation specialist and will be focusing on providing exceptional service to her clients, based on first hand knowledge.

In almost all cases, when we sell the last of an item, we will not be making or replacing our stock. If there is something that you’ve been thinking about buying, we encourage you to do so now, before that item is no longer available.

Thank you very much for your business and your friendship over the last 11 years. We have been blessed."


  1. Wow, that is sad news. Mark and Sheila are super nice people.

  2. I am glad to see Mark will still be doing some consulting, so the magic world is not losing access to his expertise.

  3. I wonder who will step up and continue what they started?