I am delighted to be a conspirator in a cabal of magicians casting a spell on New Haven for the 7th year in a row. Magic Week New Haven is an annual celebration of magic that provides magic shows of an amazing variety during the latter half of October. In 2013 the magicians assembled include several mentalists, two wizards and a gritty street magician. The core of Magic Week is the series of free magic shows offered in each of New Haven’s five public library branches. The frosting on this year’s cake, being the shows out of the ordinary, includes a thought-reading and paranormal performance by Keith Zalinger at historic Lyric Hall (Saturday October 19th) as well as New Haven’s newest and greatest evening outing: Comedy Magic Monthly (last Tuesday of each month: 10/29/2013). I will be providing several shows as well. For a complete listing of these events, and magics offered year-round, visit www.magicnewhaven.com. Magic Week New Haven is sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 59, the New Haven chapter.