First of all this time I would like you to join us in welcoming a new member of the Magicseen team, Merlins of Wakefield! Merlins are the official sponsors of Magicseen Magazine for at least the next 12 months and we are delighted to be able to involve one of the few bricks and mortar magic shops left in the UK with our publication.
Matthew Wright - have you seen him work? He's great! He must be great because otherwise he would not have made it on to our cover, that plus the fact that it took the incredible Yann Frisch to stop Matt winning FISM last time round in Blackpool. Read our in depth chat with Matt in this issue.
This issue also includes .... interviews with the Young Magician of the Year winner Sebastian Walton, and also with Patrick Kun and Steve Evans .... 30p's worth of chat with the one and only Penelope Cruz in The Phonebox .... the second instalment of Jay Fortune's Secret Agent chat with Tobias Beckwith .... and so much more. We had fun putting it all together, and we hope you have as much fun reading it!
*Erratum. Please note that the performer working with Diamond Jim Tyler mentioned in the Smoke And Mirrors Show Review in issue 53 was in fact Wayne Goodman and not Wayne Fox. Sorry to both gentlemen for the little mix up. Our reporter has been locked in the stocks and rotten vegetables have been thrown!*