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Pop Haydn performs the Hydro-Static Glass


Pop’s Magic is Open!

For magicians, I have just opened a new website, Pop’s Magic where I will be selling my books, dvds, and magic props.

I am just starting it, beginning with a wonderful new prop, The Hydro-Static Glass.

Hydro-Static Glass

In this very “easy to do” miracle, the magician fills a glass with water, covers the mouth with a piece of blotting paper, and turns it over.

The water stays in the glass!

This is Science.

He then removes the paper, and the water remains in the glass still–

This is Magic!

On command, the water releases itself and falls into a pitcher or tub.

This classic trick is amazing and fun to do, but it has been hard to find the right prop. The glass tumblers were too easy to break, and made too much noise when the gimmick is being placed.

Finding a plastic tumbler that looked like real glass on stage, that was unbreakable, and scratch resistant wasn’t easy. It also needed to be able to take the necessary preparation without cracking.

This tumbler is perfect!

It even has a design on the bottom that is very deceptive, and perfectly hides the secret.

Pop Haydn’s Hydro-Static Glass is made of polycarbonate, which is much stronger, harder and more scratch resistant than acrylic.

It is a restaurant-quality 16 oz tumbler that will give years of service.

It comes with four pages of photos and detailed instructions, the gimmick, and the tumbler.

You can find a video of Pop Haydn’s Magnetized Water routine that features the Hydro-Static Glass, recorded before a live audience at the Magic Castle HERE. This is only the prop for the Hydro-Static Glass as it is described above, and not Pop’s Magnetized Water routine.)

This product will begin shipping August 4th, 2013.

$40.00 US

Free Shipping and Handling — Anywhere in the World! 

Pop’s Magic is at

And…the “Magician of the Year” nominees are:

Magician of the Year Award

Rosewood, ebony and silver wand by John Gaughn

I am excited to announce that I have been nominated once again for “Stage Magician of the Year” by the members of the Magic Castle. This is a very great honor, and especially considering the excellent performers who have been nominated this year. I am a big fan of everyone on the list.

I have won six performing “Magician of the Year” awards from the Magic Castle.

I won “Stage Magician of the Year” in 1979, “Parlor Magician of the Year” in 1995 and 2002, and “Close-Up Magician of the Year” in 2003 and 2004.

I was named “W.C. Fields Bar Magician of the Year” in 2005, an award that has only been given out twice in the history of the Magic Castle.

It is very exhilarating just to be in the running. I am looking forward until the 44th Annual Awards Show on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the beautiful Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.


Saban Theater, Beverly Hills

Saban Theater, Beverly Hills


From the Magic Castle website:

“The elegant evening begins at 5:30 PM with a cocktail party in the theater lobby. The show starts at 7:00 PM, hosted by the star of the best magic show in Las Vegas, Mac King. There will be amazing magic acts (including some never seen here before), legendary presenters and recipients, plus comedy, surprises, music and much more. And the evening ends up at the Magic Castle, which will be closed to the public that night so that we can have our afterparty at our own club, with a lavish buffet dinner.

“This will be an inclusive event, and for that reason we’ve kept the ticket prices as low as possible. All tickets include the afterparty with dinner at the Castle. Prices are $30, $60, $90 and a VIP package at $180. Tickets are available at the Saban box office, 323-655-0111, or on-line at



Below are the names of the final nominees for each showroom; listed in alphabetical order.


Jon Armstrong

Derek DelGaudio

Bill Goodwin

David Regal

Richard Turner


Chris Capehart

Michael Carbonaro

Mike Caveney

Paul Green

Helder Guimaraes

Mark Haslam

Kevin James


Rich Bloch

Mike Caveney

Farrell Dillon

Whit “Pop” Haydn

Rob Zabrecky


Dani DaOrtiz

Howard Hamburg

Kevin James

Shoot Ogawa

Rob Zabrecky

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!

Wondermark Calendar

Wondermark Calendar -- Limited Edition


I was honored to be mentioned in a limited edition Wondermark Calendar by my friend David Malki. David is an incredible person, and a wonderful creator of the fantastic. You can find his work at

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