Conned

CONNED is a spectacle of a showcase, a behind-the-scenes look into the world of con artistry provided by some of the best in the business. With a cast of four of the most world-renowned con specialists—Bob Arno, Richard Turner, Banachek and Todd Robbins—the show offers a rare glimpse into the art of the con.

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Director Luke Korem

A new biographical film about Richard Turner is currently in production from Austin film director Luke Korem. “The autobiographical film will feature interviews from Turner’s wife Kim, other family members, friends, magicians and Turner’s hometown of San Diego.” This article from mySanAntonio tells the story: Download a PDF copy of the article: Newspaper article about…

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In Costa Rica over Christmas 2012, my son Asa Spades, my brother Mike, and I caught one four- foot Mahi Mahi, one nine-foot marlin, and five seven-foot sailfish. For one of the sailfish, I used my right thumb for bait. Enjoy the 45 second video of the seven-foot sailfish tasting my thumb.

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SHOW REVIEW: “Conned”@ City Theatre Posted up by DC-in-Detroit on 18.1.13 New friend of MCB, Jayme, subjected himself to the conmen down at City Theatre to bring us this special report. This Thursday evening, we were fortunate enough to be in the audience for the opening night of “Conned” at Detroit’s City Theatre. This 3-hour…

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Conning soon in a theater near you: Conned is the first show of its kind. The cast of “con artists,” cheats, and swindlers expose the secrets of the streets in a wild night of schemes and scams. The cast features four of the most renowned international con artists: Bob Arno, Banachek, Todd Robbins, and Richard…

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Richard Gambler photo

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer interviews a number of authors  including Alex Stone who writes about Richard Turner. You can watch the interview at Diving into dark depths of fiction – lighter with magic. Richard is mentioned after the commercials then at 10 minutes into the piece.

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kings and aces

The documentary The Magic Life (directed/produced by Nelson Cheng) will be playing next month at the Laemmle NoHo as part of the DocuWeeks Showcase (put on by the International Documentary Association). It’s a great screening series focused on documentaries and will actually make the documentary eligible for Academy Award consideration! You can view the trailer…

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Full House with Batty

During his recent visit to Toronto, Richard Turner donated Batty games to several organizations. Magicana thanked Richard and explained the benefits of the game on its blog.

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