Inside Magic Favorites J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning have been rumored to be working on something special – really special.
The Straits Times bestowed upon the charismatic duo the title “Asia’s most famous illusionists.”
What they have planned will certainly send TheTimes back to the thesaurus for new adjectives.
Because we are special here at Inside Magic, we received word from ‘Magic Babe’ Ning confirming the rumors and providing essential details.
Maybe we’re not really special to Ning and J.C. but getting word of the event made us feel special and that is good enough for our self-esteem.
‘Magic Babe’ Ning said five lay folks will be invited to participate as a committee and actual participants in the Mega Illusion.
In what they are calling The Aerial Exit, as a live audience looks on, the five presumably anxious volunteers are lifted two stories straight up.
On command, the five volunteers will vanish. Gone. Poof.
If you would like to be one of the five to be lifted above the beautiful Singapore River on your way to the place where vanished things go, submit your name (or perhaps the name of someone you would like to vanish) at www.museums.com.sg/es10 for a chance to be one of the five. The closing date for submission is Nov 28, 2010.
As Inside Magic readers know, the young couple of magic have been busy over the last five years. It is not clear when they sleep.
Their talent and willingness to try the dangerous, untried, but spectacular keeps them on the top of the Asian Illusionist pecking order.
We wrote about this amazing duo a couple of weeks ago. The article previewed their upcoming appearance on Asia Uncut. It was impressive. We don’t get the network on which J C Sum and “Magic Babe” Ning appeared here in Mystic Hollow – even with our hacked-up satellite antennae.
Ning does one heck of a great straight-jacket escape — very clever and entertaining.
Well, the magic couple have returned with a new event to promote.
On June 27, 2009, J C Sum and “Magic Babe” Ning will attempt “The Impossible Record.”
What is “The Impossible Record,” you ask.
We will let J C Sum explain:
Set to a countdown timer in front of an expected audience of 5000 people, Ning & I will attempt to perform a world record-setting 15 grand illusions in 5 minutes.
Grand illusions are defined as large-scale stage magic acts that involve physicality and usually utilize, but not limited to, large props. Sleight of hand acts, card tricks, magic with birds or handkerchiefs do not constitute as grand illusion.
The record attempt will be adjudicated by the Singapore Book of Records and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The record is the first ever magic record of any kind to be adjudicated by the Singapore Book of Records and is also being submitted to Guinness World Records.
For this mega event, we will be making ourselves appear, vanish, teleport, exchange places, dissect their bodies, pass through solid objects, making a motorcycle appear, and much more in this physically and mentally challenging feat of attempting 15 grand illusions in 5 minutes.
Inside Magic receives about 200 solicited and unsolicited emails with images, stories, leads, and even full press releases. We don’t always have time to read each attachment and worry that we will be missing a great story or important feature.
We also worry that the Mystic Hollow Librarian will get wise and have us ejected for running this web site and sending our incredibly successful spam campaign for herbal cures on the same computer the kids use to play Oregon Trail.
Because the chairs in the Kid’s Section are so small, we would welcome a good booting out the door. But until the authorities crack down, we’ll continue to review all submissions with a careful eye.
J C Sum and ‘Magic Babe’ Ning’s Press Release was titled, “Singapore Illusionist and Sexy Female Magician Make a Magical Appearance for Asia Uncut Talk Show on Star World.”
We have long conceded we are no more mature than a slightly post-pubescent 12 year-old. We were intrigued.
Perhaps a more mature editor would not have been hooked by such a headline. Chances are we wouldn’t read the type of publication that editor produces, so we will never know.