PUBLISHER Paul Romhany & Joomag
FROM THE EDITOR
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & DESIGN LAYOUT Paul Romhany
COVER PHOTO Supplied by Anchal Kumawat
BACK PHOTO Supplied by Searchlight Pictures
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 Meyeres , Pierre Hamon & Gus , Patrick Kuffs , Garnet Garven , Ben Robinson , Lee Asher
ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Jennifer Holden
CREATIVE DESIGNER & LAYOUT Paul Romhany
VANISH CONVENTION DIRECTOR Steve Hocevar
CIRCULATION & SUBSCRIPTION Joomag
ADDRESS PLEASE NOTE : New address starting in March so email prior to posting anything .
HERE ' S TO A POSITIVE 2022
As I reflect on the past year I look towards the positives rather than the negatives . VANISH has continued to grow and build our readership and the variety and depth of articles are like no other magazine out there . I am constantly trying to push the boundaries of what we expect from a magic magazine , and feel we are certainly leading the way forward . I have already started seeing positive changes in the world of magic and the future looks bright .
During these trying times I have , with the help of many friends , continued to produce a magazine that features a diverse range of artists . I couldn ' t think of anybody better to put on the New Year cover than Anchal Kumawat . Her story is remarkable , and in particular about growing up in India in a very male dominated business . She has achieved so much as you will discover , and her performance on Penn & Teller was truly beautiful to see . It reflected her culture and heritage as she brought a modern twist to a classic illusion . I am sure we will see more of her in the very near future .
I would also like to make mention of the three Product Highlights as all three are some of the very best effects I ' ve seen in all of 2021 . These are all new releases and well worth your attention . INVISIBELT is by far THE BEST bottle production I have seen , actually it allows you to produce two bottles and be left clean . The other is Danny Weiser ' s TWISTER . I think this is the best trick I ' ve ever seen with a Sharpie Marker and love Nick Lewin ' s comment on it where he said , " You aren ' t a magician if you don ' t want this !" Finally , ORBIT by Global Magic Shop , a revolutionary method on a classic concept that enables you to float almost any object you can hold in your hand , with a super easy hook up that is invisible to the audience . All three of these items are ' workers ' and I ' ve been fortunate to have used them in live performances with amazing results . If this is the standard of what we can expect from 2022 then I ' m excited to see what other creators will bring to the market . Contact me if you have products you would like a review on .
Finally , The Magical Mystery Show ! is now confirmed in two hotels with more on the way . This is exciting news as Jonathan Todd continues to bring a new era to high-end venues , and create work for many magicians around the world . Check out the November SPECIAL edition for more information .
Onwards and Upwards
editor @ vanishmagazine . com
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