PUBLISHER Paul Romhany & Joomag
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & DESIGN LAYOUT Paul Romhany
COVER PHOTO Dino Petrocell
THANK YOU TO Chipper Lowell
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Hal Meyers
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Nick Lewin
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ben Robinson
STAFF WRITERS Jeff Christensen , Louie Fox , Nick Lewin , Paul Romhany , Hal Meyers , David J . Atwood , Felicity Fields , Kevin Blake , Rory Rennick , Colin Underwood , Connie Boyd , Kelvin Ng , Lynn Miner , Alain Nu
EDITORIAL SUPPORT EXECUTIVE Hal Meyers , Ben Robinson
ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Paul Romhany
CREATIVE DESIGNER & LAYOUT Paul Romhany
VANISH CONVENTION DIRECTOR Steve Hocevar
CIRCULATION & SUBSCRIPTION Harry Morgan
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If you are reading this editorial then I ' d like to thank you for either the purchase of this issue or for subscribing to VANISH . I ’ ve decided that after eight years putting VANISH out , keeping it a free publication , it was time to start charging . The cost of running VANISH is quite steep and I have personally covered the expenses . The yearly overhead was approximately $ 15,000 ( US ) which included the software , online advertising and fee ’ s from three different online outlets . As you know COVID has hit the entertainment world hard and to keep VANISH going I decided a minimal charge would help cover costs . The fee I am asking for , under US $ 12.00 a year for 12 issues , amounts to less than two cups of coffee . With your help and valued support we can keep VANISH going and maintain the quality .
One of the objectives of VANISH has always been to let the feature artist have their own voice when it comes to their article . I want them to have the freedom to have their opinions and voices be heard . Our main feature is James Galea who shot to fame a few years back with an incredible performance that went viral . From there he had his own TV show and more recently his own production which was presented at the famous Australian Opera House . This was a tremendous undertaking which was incredibly well received . Be warned that some of the language may offend , however , I wanted to keep it as is to reflect as closely as possible the content of Jame ' s show . Kevin Blake did a wonderful job interviewing James and writing the article which captures the shows message . This isn ' t your typical magic show with dancing girls , top hats and rabbits !!
Billy Kidd is featured in the Women In Magic series by Connie Boyd . I believe she is one of Canada ' s biggest stars right now , if you aren ’ t familiar with her you will be hearing a lot more in the near future . Keep your eyes open because she is somebody to watch out for in the world of magic as she continues to astound and amaze audiences .
One of the popular parts of any magic magazine are the ' tricks ' you can perform . Louie Foxx has been providing material from the very early days of VANISH and he continues to amaze me with his creativity . This month he shares a terrific routine just in time for Halloween , the perfect thing to do when kids come knocking at your door and want candy AND a trick .
And , yes , its Halloween - again - only the times have changed drastically . John Bundy and Morgan are offering up something spectacular for the season .
We are still covering topics dealing with the current world-wide situation and are pleased to have insight from Alain Nu and his top FIVE tips for doing on-line shows . Nick Lewin also offers a wonderful insight as to what may come next for performers and the world of magic . Kevin Bethea continues to present additional voices concerning Black Lives Matter in the world of magic , thoughts on the past , present and our future .
Our business / entertainment is always about … what ’ s NEXT … therefore lets all try to continue to look forward to a better and brighter tomorrow .
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