About this Blog
This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
It also explores how creative & artistic individuals can position themselves to be commercially successful in their respective fields.
Whether you are an entertainer, film-maker, designer, musician, artist, actor or animator, this blog strives to offer insights based on the art, science and business of one of Asia’s most commercially successful practitioners of the magic arts.
Tag Archives: Close up Magic
As you might know, Concept:Magic works with magicians to perform at Bar 84, a great little Japanese magic bar at Gallery Hotel. We currently have a full roster of magicians but every year, we hold auditions for new additions. And, … Continue reading
In between traveling for our international gigs the last few weeks, we had a short break for Chinese New Year, worked several local shows, held our Magic Boutique sale and have been working on several new exciting projects. A New … Continue reading
Great news! Our “Urban Underground” DVD will be distributed through Murphy’s Magic Supplies in a few short weeks. It has already begun on pre-sale and is available from any good magic dealer worldwide. You can order it today. Check out … Continue reading
After being sold out for more than a year, our “Urban Underground” DVD is back and available for a limited 2nd run. I’ve developed a lot of routines with original handlings or presentations and since the dawn of my career, … Continue reading
Our “3 Sides of Magic” lecture is taking place in less than 2 weeks and if you book your ticket by 1 Apr 2012, we will be offering an early bird discount of $15 on the complete lecture package. It … Continue reading
FINALLY…. our “3 Sides of Magic” lecture will be presented in our home city of Singapore! Singapore is the second stop in our world lecture tour that will cover more than 30 cities in Asia, Europe and the US. While most … Continue reading
Ning & I just returned from Penang from our first “3 Sides of Magic” lecture, the first of a world tour. The highly successful event saw us share our close-up, mentalism and stage magic to about 35 magicians. We presented a … Continue reading
Our spanking new lecture notes, “3 Sides of Magic” and “Beyond the Stage” (2012 Edition) are out and are available at our lectures or from Magic Boutique exclusive items HERE. “3 Sides of Magic: Close-up, Mentalism & Stage Routines for … Continue reading