Featured on Side Hustle School

The popular business podcast for entrepreneurs, Side Hustle School, featured our story in episode #697. Host Chris Guillebeau talks about our first product sold at fifteen years old, as well as our business today and how it all evolved and continues to grow. Forewarning, there are lots of magic jokes throughout the episode. All in all though, Chris does a fantastic job with the podcast and we’re honored to have been included.

What is Cardistry?

Cardistry is the most exciting, innovative, and growing skill arts in the world today. When describing cardistry to laymen, it’s often referred to as juggling with playing cards. Other skill arts commonly compared to cardistry are yo-yoing, playing kendama, and even skateboarding.

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It's been 16 years since we launched dananddave.com. We built the site to promote and sell our publications teaching the art of sleight of hand magic and cardistry, a practice we were obsessed with in our teens and through our twenties. During that time, magic and cardistry was our avenue to explore ideas, to tinker and invent. And producing products by publishing books and videos, and later playing cards, and custom accessories for magicians, as well an an annual conference, was an expression of our passion for magic.

In the last decade, this site grew from offering just a few of our original publications, to a global hub with several hundred items. And our success took us around the world lecturing for various magic clubs, producing content for other magicians and cardists, and even consulting for film and television. Dan & Dave became a brand, or an institution more or less, promoting the advancement of magic. And it has all been extremely rewarding and amazing.

Today we launch a brand new website with just a few pages. Some information about us, a timeline of events and releases, and this blog, including this post. The change is a shift in focus from our past to our future. We are beyond grateful for all the support from the community these last 16 years, but more so for the lessons we were afforded. We take this step back in readiness for a giant leap forward. Our dreams our real magic.