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Magician of the Week - Vincenzo Ravina

To end the year, our magician of the week is Vincenzo Ravina.

I had the opportunity to join Vincenzo and watch one of his online shows in September this year. I then posted a review for the site here.

He is an active Zoom magic performer and when he has shows available, he can be found and booked via eventbrite. A true story teller, combining his narration with his magic.

Vincent was able to successfully move to performing via Zoom during 2020 and even appeared on Penn & Teller: Fool Us during the year.

A small profile follows about Vincent which is followed by his social media links.


Hello! My name is Vincenzo Ravina.

I am a writer. My short story collection is called Peril & Exploit and Other Mysterious Tales and it’s got six funny, strange stories about mystery and the ebook is a mere 299 cents!

I am a magician. I appeared on season seven of Penn & Teller: Fool Us presenting my Mind-Reading Glasses! My interactive virtual magic show is called Savour the Sea From a Distance and premiered in September 2020 at the Halifax Fringe Festival.

I like to make t-shirts. You can take a look at them here.

If you’d like to support my writing and my magic, join me on Patreon.

Fun facts about me:

  • I’m half-Italian, half-Peruvian, and I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Between April 2014 and April 2016, I lived in Gwangju, South Korea, where I taught English at an elementary school. I got laser surgery on my eyeballs while I was there and it was like being abducted by aliens.

  • I love travelling. In addition to living in South Korea, I have travelled in Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Italy, France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Tunisia, and the United States.

  • I have a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of King’s College.

  • I’ve written for Maisonneuve Magazine, McGraw-Hill Ryerson textbooks, The Coast, The Chronicle Herald, OpenFile, Tidings Magazine, Emirates Today, The Halifax Commoner, and the King’s Journalism Review.

  • My favourite books include Replay by Ken Grimwood, Instruction Manual For Swallowing by Adam Marek, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, and The Adventures of Pinnocchio by Carlo Collodi.

  • A website I started long ago, called, has been mentioned in Newsweek, Radar Magazine, Maclean’s Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Slate, Salon, CBC Radio and The Christian Science Monitor, among others.


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