PUBLISHER Paul Romhany & Joomag
FROM THE EDITOR
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & DESIGN LAYOUT Paul Romhany
COVER PHOTO Photo by Lu Ostrinski
BACK COVER PHOTO Thanks to Caroline Ravn
THANK YOU TO Chipper Lowell
SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR Nick Lewin
ASSOCIATE EDITORS Hal Meyers , Ben Robinson
Paul Romhany , Ben Harris , Dan Stapleton , Louie Fox , Nick Lewin , Connie Boyd , Pierre Hamon & Gus , Dave Attwood , Patrick Kuffs , Nigel Harrison , Sanad Rashed , Hal Meyers ,
ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Jennifer Holden
CREATIVE DESIGNER & LAYOUT Paul Romhany
VANISH CONVENTION DIRECTOR Steve Hocevar
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BEND IT LIKE GELLER
When I was a kid growing up in New Zealand there were two pivotal moments I clearly remember . One was watching Uri Geller on television bending keys and spoons , then running to the kitchen drawer to find a bent spoon . The other was being introduced to the books and magic tricks by Ben Harris . For most of my teen years I would perform and learn Ben ' s routines and find out everything I could about Uri Geller including doing a project on him for high school .
Fast forward thirty-five years and I find myself collaborating with both men on the feature story in VANISH . It has been surreal , but I now consider them both to be good friends , and we keep in touch on a regular basis . We , as magicians and mentalists owe Uri a huge debt of gratitude for making it popular and every time you bend something you should be thankful , he made it what it is today . Ben ' s new book , " Bend it like Geller ," is a must read for anybody who wants to learn or already does metal bending .
Thank you to both Uri and Ben for choosing VANISH to be the publication that helps celebrates this golden 50-year milestone . Now , grab a spoon and start bending .
We start off 2023 with a few new contributors which I ' m excited about . Dan Stapleton , I have known about for years , and having him share his adventures will be a great learning experience for all of us . Hal Meyers will start a new series of his creative ideas from his long career , and it is so diverse from close-up to stage there will be something for everybody . Hal , in my opinion is one of the best consultants out there and those who hire him are incredibly fortunate to have him on their team .
I wish all readers a very prosperous New Year . I am excited about the adventures that await me and plan on visiting more conventions and meeting more readers in the coming year .
The Great Pokkus
BY PIERRE HAMON AND GUS