Stargate by Roddy McGhie

“Another McGhie miracle. Whatever Roddy is taking, I wish he’d share some with me.” – R. Paul Wilson

“Roddy McGhie has trapped a wormhole inside of a card case and the result is a delicious moment of insanity. No one’s going to say “Oh, I’ve seen that one before…” – David Regal


“Stargate is one of those irresistibly surreal visuals that only exist on video, but you can do it live, with stuff they can examine. Plus, Roddy’s explanation is complete, detailed, and goofy. Almost worth it for the laughs, even if the trick is so good.” – Curtis Kam

If we just told you that this was another bonkers effect from the mind of Roddy McGhie that wouldn’t be enough. Stargate allows you to go boldly where no marker has gone before.

You put a marker through a card box. You then openly move the tip of that marker to the other end of the card box creating a visual puzzle. Then when you push and pull the marker through the card box the tip goes in and out of the hole on the other end of the card box. It’s like it’s moving through an actual portal through another dimension. This is the kind of magic that looks like trick photography in real life. You leave the holes on opposite ends of the card box, pull the market out of the box.

Here’s the crazy part. Now you can hand out the marker and the box for a thorough inspection.

You read that right.

Everything is examinable.

From the mind that brought you the brilliantly offbeat effects Sewn On, Franken-dph, and Little Door comes one of the most inexplicable and insanely visual penetration effects ever created. Welcome to the future. This is Roddy McGhie’s Stargate.

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  1. scott alexander standing up on stage please 🙂

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