James Alan is a magician and very occasionally a writer, speaker and consultant.

His one-man show, Lies Damn Lies & Magic Tricks, was featured in the Hamilton Fringe Festival (2012) and the Summerworks Performance Performances Festival (Toronto, 2012).

As the producer of Abracadabaret, he  has organized unique performances with Asi Wind (2010 & 2011), Eugene Burger (2012) and Dani DaOrtiz. He also organizes and hosts a weekly magic show at the Crimson Lounge in Downtown Toronto. .

He is the Past President of the Sid Lorraine Hat & Rabbit Club and of the P. Howard Lyons Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

His writing has appeared in MAGIC Magazine, MUMThe Linking Ring and Magicol – A Journal of Magic History and Collectibles.


Every Trick Not In The Book (2015)

Ninety Nine Fabrications The Ultimate Collection (2013) – with Dr. Sammy Jawkubowicz

Bobby Motta: Thirteen – editor (2013)

Calculated Chaos – the Magic of Chris Westfall – Editor (2013)

Ninety Nine Fabrications Volume 2.71828 – with Dr. Sammy Jakubowicz (2013)

Seventeen Secrets Volume 2 – Editor (2013)

Reality Based Magic (2013)

Ninety Nine Fabrications Volume 1 with Dr. Sammy Jakubowicz (2013)

Goldfinger: Stand Up Coin Mysteries – contributing author, edited by John McLachlan (2012)

Seventeen Secrets – Editor (2012)

Anteater Consortium – Editor (2012)

MindBlowing – Editor (2008)