Over the last few years many of our customers have asked for a magnetic Malini egg. Steve finally had the time to devote to it. We have tested the new Magnetic Malini Egg with our hold out magnet and Steve is happy with the final product!
(SMM HOLD OUT Found here): https://www.stevemyersmagic.com/store/p55/Hold_Out_Magnet.html#/
I cannot express enough, how extremely special it is that Steve takes the time to work through the sometimes frustrating and oftentimes expensive research and development stages to get a working tool in your hands... one that he would use himself!
Since Steve isn't beating the pavement performing now, we reached out to a few hard working and respected pros for their opinions on the proof of concept for the Magnetic Malini Egg. After having time to work with the Magnetic Malini Egg Mike Rose, author of Joe Karson – Beyond Zombie by Michael E. Rose, and co-author of Maryland's Ambassador of Magic said, "The Magnetic egg opens up a new world of covert possibilities for egg magic. I love it."
Dan Waterman summed up his thoughts with "The Magnetic Egg is a prop that has taken my egg bag routine to another level."
And Dave Thomen, of Mr. D's Magic shared his thoughts, "Denny Haney introduced the egg bag to me 20 years ago and it's been a go-to effect for close up and stage. Other than presentation, there hasn't been prop enhancements - Steve's Magnetic Malini Egg makes additional productions, vanishes, and transpositions possible! Denny would buy it for sure."
Whatever you want to do with a Magnetic Malini Egg, we hope your creative wheels keep spinning and the magnetic egg helps to eggcelerate your routines!
Once more, we must deal with growing expenses. It seems to never ease up! In January, USPS will increase rates again by 5 to 6%. FEDEX is also raising rates. This makes our specials and free shipping deals an even bigger value in 2024!
By making our own simple packaging and labels, we have minimized our packing and shipping expenses. Although many find elegant, personalized packaging appealing, it is quite superfluous in magic. I think what our magic customers desire is a high-quality product, not the packaging it comes in. No consumer has ever complained to me about the use of tissue paper in our packaging rather than those pricy biodegradable peanuts. I understand that a velvet-lined box with 3D gold ribbon printing on it has a use and may be suitable for your TAG Heuer watch, but I don't think it is a wise choice for a tiny Mom and Pop like us. We will keep our packaging simple and cost effective to continue bringing you the maximum savings! Watch for free shipping specials throughout the year!
Our favorite time of the year! The Holidays. What's not to love? It is a magical time of giving thanks, family, reflection, God (for many) and love. Take a moment to look around you and really soak in your blessings. Grateful hearts know MANY joys!
Steve will be rockin' around the Christmas tree and very busy making lists and checking 'em twice for the next 5 weeks. Jen will still pack orders and get things out to you on time! Just no custom orders for a while. Reach out to Jen if you have any questions!
Many Blessings to you and yours!
Nowadays, it seems like before you even finish the last bite of the worst cheesesteak you ever paid $17 for, all it takes is one overcooked fry to set you off, and VOILA, there's a scathing review getting slapped on social media. It is damaging. Small businesses especially feel the financial strain of bad reviews. It seems all businesses, big and small, are expected to provide 100% perfection at all times, as well as the best prices, incomparable customer service, regular sales, 24/7 availability, and the fastest, freest shipping. I know—it doesn't make sense, or does it? FREE isn't always free. There is always a catch somewhere. My favorites are "But wait, there's more" and "Order now and you'll get TWO!" Sometimes bad reviews are warranted, and when something downright egregious occurs, you feel the need to warn others so no one else suffers the misery or financial waste. Unfortunately, bad reviews are way too easy to post. I think you should have to wait a week, then decide if it is still important enough to write a scathing review of a business. Better yet, I suggest contacting the seller or establishment first. I know it can be tiring. Old-fashioned customer service is nearly nonexistent, but on occasion, you do get someone who cares. You never know what they're going through. Someone in their family could have just been diagnosed with cancer. Maybe someone just lost their beloved pet. Sometimes people are struggling just to maintain mental health. You never know. A small act of tolerance and understanding can go a long way.
Many businesses are struggling. Many are overworked and short staffed, and dealing with the public can be very stressful. Not every customer is a peach. If you like to "pay it forward", then consider paying it forward by not leaving a bad review.
At Steve Myers Magic, we kindly ask you reach out to us if for any reason you're not able to leave a happy customer review. You never know how your review may help or hurt a business. I myself would rather help than hurt!
So it's a date!
Steve's lecture notes are finished and he's ready to lecture! The inaugural lecture will be Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:30 PM and free to all in S.A.M. Assembly 6 & I.B.M. Ring 179. Guest magicians welcome for $10 at the door. Location: 1631 N Main St #4, Hampstead, MD 21074
Steve will be lecturing at several locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland - Watch for future announcements!
Steve has been practicing magic for nearly 50 years! He's developed his skills through extensive reading, performing, training, and mentorship by some of the best in the magic business!
Coming soon: in its final stages of editing, a comprehensive instructional video by Steve on his handling of the Malini Egg Bag. This won't be your grandpa's Malini Egg Bag instructional video. Steve's handling was filmed with specialty cameras used in studio filming, offering three different angles, including a bird's-eye view! Furthermore, Steve made a customized bag and egg just to be able to give you the best visibility and understanding of what is happening!
Looking for the total package?
Keep checking back - we will soon offer a COMPLETE PACKAGE to include:
Also coming soon: Steve's Full lecture notes which will include his handling of the Malini Egg Bag.
Please take advantage of these items when they become available!
Jen & Steve
Once again Steve brings a new rubber production item to the line up! The Kaiser Roll has potential for so many one liners! A great sight gag and perfect bizarre rubber production prop!
Remember the old "rock in the shoe" gag? Enter the stage limping and produce a big @ss rock from your shoe! Very compressible foam, and hand made, hand painted by Steve. For just $20 - A simple but funny add on for performers and Emcees!
Many magicians have completed our survey on our website. Thank you! we appreciate the time you take to offer your input! So far 65 people have said they would be more likely to purchase from us if we offered a payment plan. It's easier than ever to get what you want! Did you know, we accept credit card payments? VISA, MC, AMEX, Discover, PayPal, Venmo, Apple pay and Google pay too! Many of our items are available for purchase on our ETSY shop, where you can check out with your Etsy gift cards. Also, they offer Klarna Financing and installment options. If you need a payment plan, please consider utilizing the options! PayPal offers a few options for payment plans as well. Buy Now, Pay Later | Pay in 4 or Pay Monthly Options
Another question in our survey is "WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE OF AT STEVE MYERS MAGIC?" <options>*
The other question was "WOULD YOU LIKE STEVE TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING": *<options>
ONLINE MAGIC LESSONS
MORE CONVENTION ATTENDANCE
Overwhelmingly MAGIC LECTURES was chosen by most participants. As you know, the Magic lecture is comin' soon!
We are excited to announce Steve is putting the finishing touches on his magic lecture which will be ready in the fall. IBM Ring 50 & Dave Thomen will host the first Steve Myers lecture at Greenmount Station in Hampstead, MD. The date will be posted on our website as soon as we know! Steve's lecture will include his handling of the Malini egg bag routine, cups and balls, as well as some fantastic classic magic effects! Steve will also share recommendations, advice, and stories garnered from over 40 years in magic.
But wait there's more! He will incorporate a dealer demo, as well as a Q&A. He will offer "lecture only" deals on products ranging from Malini Egg Bags, Final Fruit, cigars, perfect purses and more!
This is sure to be a lecture you don't want to miss!
March 26, 2023
It was a beautifully sunny early spring Sunday. We headed to McDaniel College to attend Scott Alexander's memorial. It felt weird to think a memorial was going to be on a stage In a place of entertainment, despite who it was for. Memorials are solemn things. No one laughs. If they do surely it's fake laughing.
Everyone I've spoken to has said something similar about the contributions Scott made to magic. How it's a tremendous loss for the magic community and the gaping hole Scott left. Mostly I hear how grateful people feel for what he helped them accomplish. Many relied on his friendship, professional opinions, magic collaborations, advice and mentorship.
Scott's heartwarming family videos and photos projected on a big screen on the stage which gave us smiles and really exemplified the deep love Scott had for his family.
Keith Stickley, joined by Glenn Edwards and Wayne Gonce, lovingly presented the traditional International Brotherhood of Magicians Broken Wand ceremony. Sentimental guitar interludes by Andrew Goldenhersh were so thoughtful.
Scott's friends from various stages of his life presented a performance in remembrance. Joe Romano (Star Wars), Ken Scott (color changing silk and shot production), Steve Myers (Malini egg bag and shot production), Puck (shot production and wishes). Each gave us a little insight of their love for Scott through their magic acts. We cried. We giggled. We laughed. Not fake laughs! Real laughing. Scott would have loved it. His family was kind, and full of grace. He must be beaming with pride from the Heavens!
We are gearing up for another trip to Tennessee! This will be our second time attending Winter Carnival of Magic. Steve has added a few new items to the line up since last year. Chop cup sets of strawberries, cherries and olives, jumbo olives, the corn dog with a bite, and die boxes will be available!
We have high hopes to attend TRICS in North Carolina in November 2023, and MAGIFEST in OHIO in 2024!
If you would like to see us at a convention near you, reach out and let us know!
Final Bow at 52
We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend, Scott Alexander.
In the world of magic there are those special few who have contributed to the art in enormous and profound ways. Scott, always in a constant state of creating, sharing, and giving was an intensely creative and hardworking entertainer.
Like Steve, he was a character partly molded from the magic within Denny Haney.
All those who hail from the Denny Haney 'school of magic' have a piece of him, and now Scott residing in their hearts and memories.
He was always collaborating with us, and cheering us on. We were blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him and will miss the wit, ideas, brainstorming and synergistic results! We will strive to be generous and kind as those were the traits we most admired of Scott. We pray Scott's family, his wife Jenny and their
children can find some peace in knowing how much the world loved him.
Jen & Steve
For now, (hopefully temporarily) we’ve made the decision to discontinue stocking certain Final Fruit. That does not mean you can't get it from us. It just means not all fruit will be readily available.
As of Jan 31, 2023, we will do our absolute best to maintain stock of the Standard lemon, Lime and Clementine. However, the Navel Orange, Liberal lemon, Pumpkin, Apricot, and Potato will be available only by special order and since they will be made to order, may require a two week wait.
This seems to be a better option than removing the items from the lineup completely. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but these are tough times for many. The materials we use to make the fruit have reached an all time high, and are getting more difficult to find. Our regular supplier is now requiring significantly larger minimum purchases, causing a much higher upfront cost to us. We hope this supply issue and the price hikes change soon! Please reach out if you have questions. Jen’s Text line: (302) 497-3115.
Thanks for your understanding, and continued support!
It's been 5 years since Steve sat in the smoke filled front room of the old Denny & Lee shop in Rosedale Maryland and engaged in serious discussion with Denny about his plans. Steve had decided to transition from performing magic to making magic. Denny's opinion mattered almost more than anyone else. Denny knew the magic market, the gaps, and the excesses and what Steve had to offer the magic fraternity. Denny was extremely excited to see what Steve would do in his next magic chapter and we both wish he was here to see it.
Twenty three years of dedication to operating a haunted house was coming to a close. After 50 years of living in the same exact town we were moving. The kids were transitioning into adulthood. We embraced all the changes in our private, and business lives, and dove in to create Steve Myers Magic, a sort of dream that we never thought we would have time for.
I'm here to tell you, you need to make time for your dreams. Step out of your comfort zone, make the change, and MAKE TIME for what you want. Whenever I didn't meet the needs or expectations of people, including myself I used to say, "life gets in the way of the best intentions". My views and goals have changed. Now I say "nothing in life will get in the way of my best intentions". Steve's capabilities far surpassed our expectations and intentions for SMM. We thought we would sell a few cigars, Malini eggs, and a couple card boxes, but thanks to our amazing customers we've grown into a product line with over 50 items/variables to choose from. All made by hand, one at a time, by Steve!
Our aspirations remain as they always have been; a handmade quality product, and exemplary customer service!
Our advice for the New Year - Don't let anything get in the way of your best intentions or aspirations in 2023! -Jen
The most recent Bob Littles convention was a great way to see old friends and introduce new products! It seems the best seller this year was the chop cup loads, olives, strawberries and cherries as well as the hold out magnet and the ever popular hank pull! Thanks for stopping by our table!
SANTA STEVE will be busy being jolly and eating cookies for the next 6 weeks! We're still in the magic business, but please wait on custom requests till after the first of the year. Thanks!
Steve needs to feed his artistic desires!
The newest Steve Myers Magic items are lit and unlit old school fatty joints, lit and unlit classic cigarettes with filter, and the vintage 1940's Lucky Strike (unfiltered) lit or unlit.
Shims are available in all for an added $25. See our full line of smokin' manipulation goods!
It can't be fall ...but it IS. Custom orders are on hold until the first of the year!
Santa gigs are booking, and we're trying to prep for the next convention - Bob Littles Super Sunday is November 13th this year. We will have new products to bring with us! We've added cherries, strawberries, olives, BREAD!, Hey Pumpkin!, Olive it when you call me Big Poppa, and more! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Bensalem, PA again!
Starting the day after Bobs, Steve will put magic to the side until December 26th. I will still package up orders, and offer the same great customer service and attention as always :)
Hope to see you at Bobs!
The newest collapsible rubber production item! It's the perfect production item to pair with our skull! Fits in with perfectly during Halloween, and with the classic ghost show.
BREAD - "LOAF LOAD" is a collapsible production item. Current intro price $40.
CHERRIES & STRAWBERRIES for cups and balls, and chop cup too!
Sold individually. $10 EACH COLD, $15 EACH HOT.
The economy, and general cost of living increases have pushed shipping charges to the point of becoming a luxury service. A luxury akin to flying first class, or drinking a bottle of Chateau Margaux Margaux....
Ok, maybe not THAT luxurious. We never wanted the leipzig cigar, or the malini egg to be a luxury item. We want them in the workers hands for a fair price. The cost of food and gas can fluctuate but I've never heard of the U.S. postal service lowering shipping costs. Until we can find a way to handle international shipments we have ceased most international shipping.
The cheapest way to ship international is USPS first class shipping. Unfortunately this shipping option does not track items door to door and offers NO insurance! If the package is lost in transit, the seller will need to refund the buyer, and will lose the money and the product. If the seller decides to re-ship items, now the seller loses even more money paying for shipping all over again as well as more unpaid stock, meanwhile taking a chance that the same issue will happen again. This is acceptable if you're a large business. Mom & Pops can't keep taking a hit like this.
Priority International shipping offers full tracking and insurance over $50 is extra. The cost has become prohibitively expensive! Insurance ensures we can fight to get money refunded when packages are lost or damaged. However, if we sell a $22 Malini egg to a customer in Germany, do they want to pay $68 to ship?
It has become such a fragile time for small businesses, and Boutique style shops that want to offer reasonably priced QUALITY items. The inhibitory fees to pay by credit card, and fees for international currency conversion are exorbitant.
For now we will continue to ship to UK, and current customers who have successfully ordered in the past. We will also consider shipping larger international orders on a case by case basis.
If you can, I recommend reaching out to magician friends, get a group order together and share the shipping costs.
Thanks for understanding!
Benjamin Franklin said, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing". In the world of magic there are so many books. Good books. Great books. Just when you think it's all covered, a new great book comes out!
Max Malini King of Magicians, Magician of Kings by Steve Cohen. A beautiful, thick bundle of blue and gold. With over 500 pages / FIVE POUNDS of details and descriptions of 95 Malini tricks, pictures of Malini's personally owned props, stories of Max's world travels, AND even a mention about where to find a modern egg for the Malini Egg bag. You guessed it. Right here. Thanks Steve Cohen for the mention!
Scott Alexander turned 52! Happy Birthday Scott. For his birthday he released yet another beast of a book! "52". The book cover is black and has a sleek white imprint. It's filled with 52 signature pieces and all the fascinating info about Scott's thoughts on presentation, creating effects, authenticity, stage deportment and so much more. We were also named in "52". Thanks for the mentions on our Final Fruit and Malini egg!
We are honored to be thought of so well by you and our peers in the world of magic.
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OUR MAGIC - BUY, SELL, TRADE & CHAT
We strive to be a simple group of magic lovers that want a safe place to buy, sell, trade and chat MAGIC. We encourage members to offer sale items of their used, new or hand made magic. We also offer many of our own newly made items to this group first prior to offering items on the website or publicly in other groups. Also, on occasion we offer exclusive specials to members of this group.
Many Facebook groups are so big there is just no way to determine who is legit and who could be a scammer with ill intentions. We want to keep the group small. Our goals are not about quantity but quality - all while keeping it a friendly atmosphere that doesn't feel stuffy and laden with ever changing rules.
Chances are - if you've made it this far on our website, then you're a legit magic lover!
Steve's assistant, BFF, go-to, collaborator, planner, biggest fan, manager, P.R. girl, ride or die... Oh, and wife.