Inside Magic

Inside Magic

Quinlan's Inside Magic is a USA online magazine edited and published by Tim Quinlan and aimed at magicians and people interested in magic as a performing art.

Quinlan's Inside Magic is one of the longer-running daily magic "e-zines". The site moved from a monthly magic newsletter distributed through the postal system to a rudimentary magic blog in 2001. The site is updated daily and provides news for and about magicians. Quinlan recently changed the name of the site to "Quinlan's Inside Magic" to avoid confusion with prior publications by Stan Allen (now editor and publisher of the monthly Magic Magazine) and an unrelated column in Richard Kauffman's Genii Magazine.

Quinlan writes, edits and programs the web site. He is the published author of Claudine The Circus Woman.

At first glance Quinlan's Inside Magic does not appear as professional or as heavily patronised as Magic Times but has the advantage of a quirky way of covering magic news and includes links to many magic websites. The writing style is often humorous and sarcastic. Quinlan created a fictional magic family featuring "Li'l Tom Hardy - America's Foremost Psychic Entertainer". The site claims to be published in Mystic Hollow, Michigan but is actually based in Detroit.

The site includes interviews with professional magicians and creators. Whit Haydn, Arthur Trace, Murray Hatfield, and others have been featured in the question and answer format. Some regular readers of the web site note Tim Quinlan goes out of his way to use images of attractive women in articles regardless of their relevance to the article's subject.

The magazine has made a point of objecting to the public disclosure of magic secrets and the practice of "knocking-off" magic inventors. Along with Walter "Zaney" Blaney and the husband and wife magic team of Tim Ellis and Sue Anne Webster, Quinlan's Inside Magic regularly publishes the names of those who steal magic effects for sale at a price lower than that which the inventor can sell.

The web site supports an allegedly daily newsletter, Today's Magic News. The newsletter targets professional magicians and does not reveal magic secrets.

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