PUBLISHER Paul Romhany & Joomag
FROM THE EDITOR
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & DESIGN LAYOUT Paul Romhany
COVER PHOTO Fay Prest
BACK PHOTO Photo © H . Rick Bamman
THANK YOU TO Chipper Lowell
ASSOCIATE EDITORS Hal Meyers , Nick Lewin , Ben Robinson
Louie Fox , Nick Lewin , Paul Romhany , Felicity Fields , Connie Boyd , Christopher T . Magician , Hal Meyers , Pierre Hamon & Gus , Garnet Garven , Dave Attwood , Evan Northrup , Joan Caesar , Wayne Rogers , Patrick Kuffs
ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Jennifer Holden
CREATIVE DESIGNER & LAYOUT Paul Romhany
VANISH CONVENTION DIRECTOR Steve Hocevar
CIRCULATION & SUBSCRIPTION Joomag
Our feature artist this month is somebody I have been trying to get on the cover for a few years now . Thanks to Connie Boyd for the wonderful interview on The Queen of Close-Up , Fay Presto . Fay ' s performances have taken her around the world , and she has created one of the most novel close-up shows I have ever seen . She literally brings the close-up stage to her audience . You will find out all about her career , the celebrities who keep on booking her , tours she has done and even how she arranged the audience at The Magic Castle . Fay is what I consider an inspirational magician who has seen a lot of changes in magic and at the forefront for making those changes .
It was a very sad month as we lost another legend , a true master of our craft Shimada . He has left behind such a legacy and thankfully we have videos and tutorials of him sharing and performing his act . Nick was very close to Shimada and pays tribute to this great master with wonderful stories and exclusive photos by H . Rick Bamman .
We have a real variety of magic tricks in this edition from close-up to stand-up to kids routines . There is something for everbody in here and I know you ' ll love the routines we have . If you have an effect to contribute , I would love to hear from you . Drop me an email at editor @ vanishmagazine . com .
This month Felicity Fields has asked a great question that might be fun for us all to answer . She asked a variety of magicians what their first trick was and what got them in to magic . For me , the trick that got me started was Out To Lunch , something I ended up writing a book on and producing a DVD . I have also created a non-band OTL which is on my At The Card Table . I wonder how many of us out there have continued thinking about the first trick we did and where did you end up taking it .
Finally , the convention of the year is FISM . This is being held at the end of July in Quebec , Canada and from all accounts is going to be EPIC ! This is a history making event because it is the first time the World Championship is being held in North America , and who knows when we will see it again . Be sure to check out their website if you haven ' t booked and make a point of going !!
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BY PIERRE HAMON AND GUS