It is common to get questions related to magicians and magic tricks, both by self-described illusionists and scammers.
These come in diverse forms:
Questions about whether "magic is real":
Questions about whether the claimed technique is possible:
Questions about how a particular trick is done:
The claims involved come in different forms too:
"Honest liars" like Randi/Penn & Teller openly explain everything they do is prestidigitation.
Magicians like Derren Brown, who admit off-stage that it is prestidigitation, but use hokum on-stage, which can and does leave people with the wrong impression.
Magicians who just do a straight act, and don't discuss the issue.
Scammers like Uri Geller, who use prestidigitation, but maintain they have special powers.
(These categorisations are just a serving suggestion, feel free to make up your own or argue, for example, that Penn & Teller are more similar to Brown than I am admitting.)
It strikes me that there seem to be some questions we welcome, and some we reject, without the policy being at all clear.
Are questions about magic considered notable?
Is it reasonable to ask "Did the coin really come out of the kid's ear?" What about "Can a hypnotist really make you so strong you can lie like a plank between two chairs?" or "Do the swords really get swallowed?". Roughly, where is the line/what is the criteria?
Should the secrets of magic tricks be revealed in answers?
Is the policy any different when it is talking about Geller bending spoons compared to Randi reading a word in an sealed envelope? Does it make any difference if we know the answer ("The trick was described in Houdini's biography."), think we know the answer ("It looks like a standard Skappart Box, with the centre-line gimmick inverted."), or are just guessing like random audience members in the foyer afterwards ("Maybe he used magnets to hold a mirror up?").