Speaker & Consultant

I give illustrated lectures on Houdini's life and career and I'm also available as a consultant or interview subject on any Houdini related project. I've given talks at The New-York Historical Society, UCLA, Hollywood Heritage, The Magic Castle, The Center For Inquiry, as well as schools, libraries, museums, and festivals. I've consulted on numerous books, plays, documentaries and exhibitions. I've appeared on camera in documentaries for the History Channel, BBC, Fox Business and Discovery. I was also profiled in the book The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini by Joe Posnanski.

To discuss your needs, please email me at johncox@wildabouthoudini.com.
John Cox is recognized as one of the foremost experts on the life and career of Harry Houdini. He writes a popular blog devoted to the magician, WILD ABOUT HARRY (wildabouthoudini.com), and consults on Houdini projects for radio, television, stage, and film. John has lectured on Houdini across the country and has written for film and television. He is the recipient of the Milbourne Christopher Ambassador of Magic Award and a long-time member of the Academy of Magical Arts. John lives in Los Angeles where he is currently working on a definitive chronology of Houdini's life. His first book, annotating Houdini's earliest travel diary, will be published in 2024 by Mike Caveney's Magic Words.
"John Cox is the loving and diligent caretaker of my grandfather's and great uncle's astounding legacy. Thanks forever, John. You're a true brother to me!" - George Hardeen 

 "It's not right to say John spends every waking minute thinking about Houdini; he's a levelheaded guy with a job and a life. But it is right to say John would like to spend every waking minute thinking about Houdini." Joe Posnanski, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini 

"Your WILD ABOUT HARRY site continues to amaze us all. I have no idea how you do it!" - John Gaughan

"If anyone is interested in learning anything about Houdini, it’s a wealth of information that you won’t find in a book. I learned an enormous amount from John." - Kristen Connolly
"Thank you for your continuing dedication to Houdini. Your blog is far and away the best Houdini resource in the world today." - Bruce MacNab 
"John is performing a service for us all by going the extra mile, past those first few Google result pages, to find the really obscure, undiscovered stuff." - The Mandala 
"A great resource for Houdini info." - Potter & Potter Auctions 

"You're the Internet's Eclipsing Sensation!" Todd Karr, The Miracle Factory 

"If you're wild about Houdini, you'll like this very well-done Houdini fan site." - Teller

"You are a star." - David Copperfield 

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