Tom Stone (magician)

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Tom Stone, 2004

Tom Stone is the stage name of Thomas Bengtsson, a Swedish magician, editor and author.

Biography[edit]

Stone was born on October 28, 1967, and presently lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

He is best known for writing a series of articles and pamphlets about original magical techniques and plots. He co-wrote a book with magician Lennart Green, contributed material to a book by Jason Alford, and has self-published a series of pamphlets as well as an e-book. He is also editor and publisher of various Swedish magic journals such as "Trollkarlen", and "Dr. Faustus Journal" (1995-).[1]

He has performed at the invitation-only Magic Castle, and in 2000, he was a "performer and speaker" at the FISM "World Championships of Magic" in Lisbon, Portugal.[2]

In 2003, he was a performer and competitor at the International Magic Convention & 20th Close Up competition in Kings Cross, London, where he won £500 and was awarded second place, just behind Japanese-Canadian magician Hayashi.[3][4]

In June 2010, Stone released a book entitled "Vortex", collecting many of the effects he has published in periodicals, his own ebooks and some previously unreleased material with Hermetic Press.[5][6]

In May 2016, the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood awarded Stone the Creative Fellowship.

Works[edit]

  • The Warpsmith's Toolbox, 1994 (self published)
  • Lennart Green's Snap Deal, 1995 (co-written with Lennart Green)[7]
  • The Warpsmith Returns, 1996 (self published)
  • Self publishing, e-book (self published)
  • Tom Stone Caught On Tape[8]
  • Vortex (Published through Hermetic Press), June 2010. ISBN 9780945296669
  • Maelstrom (Published through Hermetic Press), December 2011. ISBN 9780945296720

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "alt.magic FAQ part 3/4". www.faqs.org. 
  2. ^ "MagicTimes News Archives - Week Of June 26-July 2, 2000". www.magictimes.com. 
  3. ^ Review Convention 20th Close-up Comp 2003 Archived 2013-04-20 at Archive.is
  4. ^ 2018, www.internationalmagic.com. "History of the International Magic Convention". www.internationalmagic.com. 
  5. ^ Brooks, Steve. "The Magic Cafe Forums - Vortex by Tom Stone". www.themagiccafe.com. 
  6. ^ Brooks, Steve. "The Magic Cafe Forums - Vortex". www.themagiccafe.com. 
  7. ^ "Lennart Green's Snap Deal Booklet Written and Illustrated by Tom Stone". Penguin Magic. 
  8. ^ Wayne Kawamoto. "DVD Review: Tom Stone Caught on Tape". magic.about.com. Retrieved 2007-05-02. 

References[edit]

2005 poster for show "Mellow Men and Hard Hats", Stockholm