This is your 30 Minutes with Chris for Wednesday December 5th.
Thanks for watching.
Posted on December 7, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
This is your 30 Minutes with Chris for Wednesday December 5th.
Thanks for watching.
Posted on November 30, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
A few people have been asking hot to most effectively use the wishlist. The following video will give you tips on navigating the site, modifying your wishlist and sending it to those you care about:
Thanks for choosing Magic Geek for all of your holiday magic needs. If you have any other questions about the site that we can answer with a similar tutorial video, please let us know.
Posted on October 31, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
Congrats to the winners and all those who participated in the Magic Geek Mystery Box Giveaway for October 2012!
I hope everyone is enjoying the magic that they ordered to get into the drawing and I'm sure all the winners will enjoy their boxes and bags. It made us happy to send all that free magic your way!
Posted on October 19, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
We are kicking off the release of my latest trick Zodiac by offering signed and numbered copies to the first 100 people that order them. (If you already orderd yours before this announcement, good for you. You're in the fist 100 and will get a signed copy.)
This is a real collector's item because I have never put so much of myself into a trick. I've been working on the routines and handlings for almost 5 years, all of the illustrations and layout of the cards was done by yours truly and I put a lot of effort into ensuring that the instructional DVD was as thorough as possible.
Zodiac is a collection of tricks that use the specially designed cards to create routines all about the spectator. You will be amazed at how quickly an audience will open up with this trick. It's like an "automatic schmooze machine" because it is the perfect conversation starter and gets people on your side right away.
The system will allow you to perform an amazing double prediction where a spectator cuts to and counts to their own sign in a pack of astrological signs. This is all done with no memorization work, no math, and no sleight of hand. The aged cards add a sense of mystery and provide a reading about the person's personality which never fails to get the audience on your side.
The system also allows for other distinct and amazing routines. Some routines involve predictions, others cold readings and still others have you creating a connection between two audience members resulting in one audience member reading the mind of another.
The instructional DVD is shot in HD and includes lots of bonus handlings and tips that will open up your imagination and allow this system to work wonders for you. Zodiac has really helped me connect with my audience to make a lasting impression and I'm sure that it will do the same for you.
Posted on October 10, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
Magic Geek is proud to offer the new Limited Edition Black Label Baroque Deck by the USPPC and Criss Angel. This deck takes the original gray version of the Baroque deck (which is an awesome deck by the way) and takes them to a whole new level.
As usual, when we here at Magic Geek get excited about something, we do something crazy in response. Such is the case with the Black Label Baroques. The following video cannot be described in words, so you might as well just watch:
The Baroque deck features a beautiful, hand-drawn back design and superior air-cushion finish. It is available in three different incarnations:
Features the original design work in a charcoal gray color with dark double Baroque Symbol jokers. At first glance, this is a classy custom deck of playing cards. When you look deeper, you find hidden Criss Angel initials, Skulls and winged cherubs lurking in the shadows.
Uncut Baroque Deck
This is a poster-sized full sheet of Baroque Cards. You'll find the whole deck including jokers and advertising cards still in-tact on the card stock with the air-cushion finish. It looks amazing framed or hung as-is on the wall.
This one is beyond classy. Sleek, black box with no printing aside from the custom deck seal. The back design is more saturated with dark, black ink extenuating the beautiful design work.
The Baroque deck, in any form, is an excellent addition to any card collection and we truly are excited to be one of the few stores in the world that caries them. They really are fit for a king... even a silly one that makes it rain with gold doubloons.
Posted on October 3, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
Two of our most popular magic kits are back! Marvin's Freaky Body Illusions and Freaky Eyeball Illusions were discontinued for years and we finally have them back in stock. These kits were super-popular when we first introduced them on Magic Geek and they have been brought back in limited quantities, so order yours quick before they are gone again.
The Freaky Body Illusions set is a fantastic collection of tricks that can be done on stage or close-up. Included is a very realistic severed arm, a rotating head box, stretchy ear, third hand, ear floss and much more. Along with all of the props, you'll receive an instructional DVD which will help you easily master all of the illusions.
The Freaky Eyeball Illusions includes many classic effects that have been modified to use... you guessed it: Eyeballs! There are multiplying eyeballs, zombie eyeballs, and even a Strat-O-Sphere for eyeballs! The props for every illusion are included and look fantastic.
Both of these sets could easily be used to create a fantastic Halloween show and we are thrilled to have them back in the shop!
Posted on September 5, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
Wow, this has been a crazy week. Huge changes at Magic Geek, a holiday/sale, and a packed schedule made for an interesting Live Chat.
Posted on August 29, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
Welcome to the Live Chat:
This week I performed and reviewed Captain and Coke:
I talked a bit about the customer-requested Slide by De'Mon and Titanas and presented by Paul Harris:
Watch the video above to learn how you can get a free t-shirt today only (8-30-12)!
Posted on August 24, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
As you may have noticed, the Magic Geek Website looks a little different. It actually functions differently as well. This blog post will give a quick overview of the new features and let you know about some of the hick-ups that we are working on.
There are a few pressing issues that I want to address first: Unfortunately we were not able to transfer customer information to the new shopping cart platform. This means that you will have to recreate your Magic Geek account. The nice thing about this is that you will be able to create your own password and create things like a wishlist and ask questions about products right on the product page.
Another unfortunate event is that we lost a lot of our more recent blog entries. So don't be fooled by the Paul Harris give-away and other announcements as they are a couple of years old.
But now, to the good stuff:
You'll notice that Magic Geek is far more organized, using drop-down menus to give you more ways to narrow your search for the perfect magic trick.
For example, if you scroll over "Close-Up" you will see options for "Top-Sellers", "Sponge", "Cups", "Ropes", "Rings", and "Silk". If you don't know exactly what you're looking for, you can just click "Close-Up" and the entire list of Magic Geek Recommended Close-Up tricks will display.
From here you can see the price, add something to your cart, add to your wishlist, compare products or see more information.
Here's where it starts getting really cool. If you want to see Close-Up magic, but you know you don't want something too hard, you can click "Easy" or "Easiest" to filter out all of the "Intermediate" or "Advanced" tricks. You can do the same sorting by price, performance-style, or inventor.
If you click on one of the products it will take you to the "More Information" page. From here, you can read the product description; watch a video demo; add the product to your cart, wishlist or compare; read reviews; see related products and add tags. Any tags you add will help you and others search for the product in the future.
Another cool feature of the new Magic Geek is that we carry way more magic than we used to. In fact, if we put it all into the regular categories, it would be so overwhelming and cluttered that you'd never find what you were looking for. It is for that reason that any product that we haven't tested out thoroughly won't be found in those drop-down menus, but they can be found in a search.
If you don't see the product you are looking for, type it into the search bar and chances are, it will come up in the search.
Well, those are the basic nuts and bolts of the new site. I want to thank everyone that gave us constructive criticism over the past few years. Your input has been crucial in the development of this new design and we look forward to hearing your thoughts as we move forward.
Posted on June 29, 2012 by Chris Ballinger
We look at the Geeky Times as a way to interact with you, give you the news and be creative. Every month we try to give you the best product reviews and information and to spice things up we usually include games, contests, coupons and puzzles.
This month we did something a little different and included a Chris Ballinger Do-It-Yourself Action Figure. It's a puzzle that you can photocopy, cut out, color and construct into a little Chris. What more could you want?
The original artwork for the action figure can be seen in this week's Live Chat.
The Geeky Times is our monthly newsletter that comes in every package you buy at Magic Geek. So if you want to try putting together the Chris Action figure, all you have to do is place an order in the month of July and the Geeky Times will get sent to you for "Freezies".