Thomas Blacke is an internationally known magician, escape artist and pickpocket. He is the author of six books and has starred in four DVDs produced by the International Magicians Society. He has performed around the world and been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, in addition to other TV shows and press in three continents. Blacke holds 11 world records in escapes, including the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Handcuff Escape Blindfolded and the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Escape from Handcuffs Underwater. He has served as President of Escape Masters, the International Association of Escape Artists, since 2001, and he is also the Editor of Escape Masters/Lulu Hurst Society Magazine.