The Magicians – Fanimation: Party Tricks Chapter One

This is kind of a unique thing. Syfy has released an animated video of a story set in the world of The Magicians. It's written by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, illustrated by Miss Tak and narrated/read by Hale Appleman who plays Eliot Waugh in the series. This is the first part of Fanimations: Party Tricks.


The reason I say it's unique is that it follows a new Brakebills student named Tara, who was sorted into the psychic house but wasn't happy there and was headed over to the Physical Kids' cottage for a party her friend Julia told her about. The weird thing is that this seems to take place at the beginning of the series, when Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) was first brought into the school and met Eliot. But Julia Wicker (Stella Maeve) is there as well and Julia wasn't accepted into Brakebills. And Tara is very attracted to Julie but ends up spinning the bottle and landing on Eliot… and that's the end of the first chapter.

But nice opening, good art and Appleman does a nice job of narrating. I'll have to keep an eye out for the next chapter and share it her on the site.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.