From PR Newswire:

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Master Illusionist and Magic Consultant, Paul Kieve,
Develops First Ever Wizard Curriculum Exclusively for Sci Fi

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SCIFI today launched a one of a kind
online Wizard Education and Certification Program --
http://www.scifi.com/earthsea/wizard, as part of the premiere of SCI
FI CHANNEL's two-part original miniseries, Legend of Earthsea --
based on the award-winning books by Ursula K. Le Guin.

In the tradition of Sorcerer's apprentices everywhere, the Wizard
Certification curriculum enables magic aficionados to, like in the
Legend of develop a mastery of wizardry and magic.

SCI FI's online Wizard Education and Certification Program puts a
high-tech spin on magic by enabling Internet users to hone their
skills with a series of web seminars or "Web-inars" each designed to
instruct on everything from "spells" to "mind reading" to the
mechanics of "sleight of hand. Users can download their official
Certificate of Wizardry upon successful completion of a comprehensive
final exam.

SCI FI selected Paul Kieve, preeminent magic expert and stage
illusionist, to develop the exclusive Wizard Certification
curriculum. Kieve previously served as Physical Magic Consultant on
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and as personal magic tutor
to Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry. Kieve is the official magic
consultant to the Guinness World Records and he, personally, holds
two Guinness world records in the magic and performing arts
categories.

"Kieve's extensive knowledge of Wizardry and pedigree as a Physical
Magic Consultant on the Harry Potter film made him a natural partner
to develop a companion magic curriculum for the miniseries. The
Wizard Certification course taps into the public's growing
fascination with fantasy programming enables SCI FI enthusiasts to
experience the Legend of Earthsea in a wholly interactive way,"
comments Adam Stotsky, SVP, Marketing, SCI FI.

"The Legend of Earthsea's protagonist, Ged, is not a natural Wizard
but rather someone who must study to master his craft. The online
certification course mirrors Ged's own quest for knowledge engages
magic enthusiasts everywhere in a serious study of wizardry," states
Chief Wizard Consultant, Paul Kieve.

The premier episode of The Legend of Earthsea will air on SCIFI on
Dec 13 at 9:00PM EST and the second episode will air on Tuesday Dec
14 at 9:00PM EST.

Check your local listings for tune in information.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on.
SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and
events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy
programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (http://www.scifi.com) and
magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 84 million homes, SCI
FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading
media and entertainment companies.

http://www.SciFi.com/Earthsea
http://www.scifi.com/earthsea/wizard


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I went to the site, and the Table of Contents reads:

1. Of Dragonlords and Archmages
2. Fog Weaving - Magic, Science and Mathematics
3. Shadow Quest - On the Raising of Spirits
4. Sleights and Wandering Jugglers
5. Illusions of Seeming
6. Foretelling - Tricks of the Mind
7. Marvels and Enchantments
8. Beyond Arts of Illusion - to the Works of Real Magery




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