Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Shocking News About Forthcoming Derren Brown Book

Today is March 25, 2008, the release date for my biography of Derren Brown. Traffic to the blog has been unusually high today, as many of you have checked for the eBook. I am sorry to report, however, that the book is not finished.

Having written and published several books previously, I thought I would be able to hit the March 25 date no problem. But, to my chagrine, the project is taking longer than expected. Sorry for the delay -- I will post the ebook here as soon as I finish it. Thanks for your patience!

In the meantime, check out a few firsthand accounts of Derren's current tour:

Cogita Tute

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

SciFi Channel Announces Season 2 of Mind Control with Derren Brown

A number of news sources are reporting today that the SciFi Channel will air a second season of Mind Control with Derren Brown in fall of 2008 (see, e.g., IESB.net, Zap2it, realitytvmagazine, and hollywoodreporter). That's great news for those of us in the U.S.!

Derren's first SciFi series can be downloaded from Amazon Unbox:
Season 1

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tour Generates Press for Derren Brown

Derren Brown's Evening of Wonders tour is generating some publicity in the UK. Most of the news coverage is pretty generic (see Norwich Evening News 24 and EDP24), but the New Shopper had a good article last week.

In the New Shopper piece, Derren promises to make some "outrageous claims" in his upcoming Trick or Treat series, refers to his own goatee as "laughable," and acknowledges that magic performances aren't for everyone:

It's easy to explain why someone might not like it. It's [sic] can be poorly presented, surrounded by naffness, and often amounts to little more than childish attempts to fool you.
I guess it's largely to escape those associations that I've gone the route I have.

The new Trick or Treat series is only a month away.