Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pop Haydn releases teaching video of “The Intricate Web of Distraction”

This is an all new video of Pop Haydn’s wonderful routine for the Color-Changing Knives, explaining exactly how to do the routine, its psychology and performance. It is available as a DVD, or for immediate download at

Pop Haydn releases new video of “Coins Across” Available NOW! at

Pop Haydn has release a video explaining every detail of handling and performance of his wonderful version of Coins Across.

This is the first time this masterful version of a classic effect has been explained on video.

You can find out more information and purchase here:

Tales From The Uncanny Scot. A book to treasure.


Tales From The Uncanny Scot. By Ron Wilson.


6294919_origA personal history of some magical legends.

I was excited to see that this gem of a magic book is once again available for purchase; I have enjoyed it immensely and consider it one of the very finest additions to my library in many years. Ron Wilson was not just a wonderful performing magician, but also a fascinating storyteller and in this book the Uncanny Scot tells some tales that will entertain and intrigue every lover of magic. It is my pleasure to wholeheartedly recommend this publication.

Ron Wilson was part of the very earliest years at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. His reminisces share intimate stories about one of the most exciting and creative eras in the history of magic. In a time when bookshelves in magic dens are groaning under the weight of magic books containing “new” tricks…

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Talk Like a Pirate, or Walk the Plank!

Chef Anton in the W C Fields Bar — One Card Pete

Pop Haydn at Penguin LIVE: Sunday September 28th

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Pop Haydn will be appearing at Penguin Live on the Web September 28th, 7:00 pm Eastern time. The lecture will go long.

“Haydn has a very different and engaging manner of talking–it is infectious and the audiences loved it. He also performs his magic superbly.” ~Dai Vernon (the “Professor”) Genii – The International Conjuror’s Monthly

“You aren’t just a magician, you are a great actor!” ~Alan Alda

“Haydn is one of the best close-up magicians I have ever seen…” ~Merv Griffin

“In my opinion, Pop is one of the few magician’s left along with Darwin Ortiz who really understands magic as a craft and as a theatrical experience. Pop, along with Darwin are two people in magic whose opinion about my work really matters to me.” ~Michael Vincent


  • Chicago Surprise: Pop’s version of the Chicago Opener/Red Hot Mama which contains an extra piece of magic, plus an absolutely killer ending.
  • Impromptu Card Code/Routine for the Blind: An impromptu ESP routine in which a blind person acts as psychic.
  • ESP Survey: A Street Scam that can make money for street performers when it is too cold to work.
  • Fast and Loose: Pop’s routine for the Endless Chain is recognized as one of the best ever.
  • Intricate Web of Distraction: Pop’s routine for the color-changing knives will make you dig yours out and start performing with them again.

Standup and Stage:

  • 24″ Color Changing Handkerchief: Pop’s handling, using much larger handkerchiefs, is direct, funny, and amazing.
  • Six Card Repeat: Pop’s new routine for this old classic is a beautiful mixture of solid, comedic timing and subtle sleight-of-hand.
  • Multiple Peeked Card to Pockets: Pop has a couple of people simply peek at cards and both appear in separate pockets… then reappear AND switch pockets… then another card repeatedly jumps to his pocket… and finally, the whole deck. It’s a fantastic sleight-of-hand routine, not for the faint of heart.
  • Mongolian Pop Knot: Pop teaches everyone how to tie this infamous knot which makes two pieces of rope restore back into one… or does he?
  • Four Ring Routine: Yes, this is Pop’s routine for the linking rings, and you’ll love how much entertainment he is able to wring from this classic of classics!

More Info Here:

Pop Haydn’s “Intricate Web of Distraction”

Pop Haydn’s “Coins Across” in the W. C. Fields Bar

School for Scoundrels Store has new Website!




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