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by Joe Pecore
September 27th, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Seem Mr. Goldstein has explored this in a couple of routines. Red Exchange ("effect is the work of Phil Goldstein") in The Talan (No. 5), page 52 (late 70s?) "Square the cards and flip them face down. State that you'll give the aces a shuffle and a cut. Apparently do this - first, Elm...
by Joe Pecore
August 17th, 2017, 7:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2240

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

tdk408 wrote:
luigimar wrote:Once Upon a Time by Guy Hollingworth could be what you are looking for


...

Does anyone know other story decks with an ordinary deck, similar to Sam the Bellhop?
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Checkout variations here http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php ... rayer_Book
by Joe Pecore
August 11th, 2017, 8:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

Also, usually a spike is typically in the hundred of visits. This spike was over a thousand .
Show must be getting more popular!
by Joe Pecore
August 11th, 2017, 8:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

Got an alert that "Seven Keys to Baldpate" was spiking in traffic on MagicPedia.
Then I watch the latest Penn and Teller Fool Us and found out why..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pma_NXa ... u.be&t=607

:)
by Joe Pecore
July 14th, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 25
Views: 2184

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

Those are very interesting points regarding the copyright on correspondence. Does that mean that to write a column like Mike Caveney's in MAGIC, he would have had to get permission from each set of descendants to reproduce those letters or does it only apply if you are selling a facsimile or transc...
by Joe Pecore
July 14th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 25
Views: 2184

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

I believe the copyright of unpublished works (including letters) lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years and would belong the the estate or closet relatives after their death.
by Joe Pecore
June 15th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

I searched the Alexa skills looking for new magic related ones.
I updated http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php ... exa_Skills with what I found.

I've not try them all yet, but some look interesting.
by Joe Pecore
May 1st, 2017, 7:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Winding up the deck
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: Winding up the deck

Described and attributed to George Coon in New Phoenix, page 106
by Joe Pecore
April 4th, 2017, 9:04 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: 101 Deck
Replies: 19
Views: 3819

Re: 101 Deck

The "1-0-1" name comes from a simple description of the deck: One force card, one null, one force card..."

More history at: http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php ... 1-0-1_Deck
by Joe Pecore
March 13th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Harbin: Eight inches of thread
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Harbin: Eight inches of thread

Will Dexter describes how to tie someone up with "nine inches of button thread" in "Secrets of The Conjurer's Craft" (c. 1955) which was republished as "This Is Magic: Secrets of the Conjurer's Craft" (1958). He also states in there: "Houdini used to say there was ...
by Joe Pecore
February 2nd, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Okito boxes
Replies: 24
Views: 5319

Re: Okito boxes

Joe Naud wrote:
Does anyone have contact information for Craig? I did a google search but came up empty trying to find how to order boxes.

Thanks, Joe



Try his Google+ page https://plus.google.com/102618863123713149123
by Joe Pecore
January 21st, 2017, 11:22 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

My quick attempt at programming an Alexa skill to send 2 person codes. Getting an Alexa skill "certified" by Amazon can be tricky because they are very picky about how skills interact with the user. They have a very specific "voice style guide" you must follow to pass their certi...
by Joe Pecore
January 17th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

I have the bare bones idea coded for performing a 2 person code with playing cards, with Alexa. It's based on Harry Lorayne's idea called "Codecto" in Apocalypse Vol. 11 No. 2 (Feb. 1988). If anyone with an Alexa device that would like to help me flesh this idea out as something that could...
by Joe Pecore
January 9th, 2017, 10:54 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Brad, been playing with an idea of using a.2 person code for playing cards.

Ian, let us know when the skill is ready.
by Joe Pecore
January 9th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Thanks :)

Some people were having trouble with the link on mobile devices. Here is a better link to the Alexa Skill: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Pecore-Ma ... B01N0C2BK8
by Joe Pecore
January 7th, 2017, 7:49 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

I wanted to learn how to program something a bit more interactive. So now you can have Alexa help you with practicing the Si Stebbins or Eight Kings stack Alexa will say the name of a random card and ask you what is the next card in the stack sequence (until you say stop) * User: Ask Magic History t...
by Joe Pecore
January 3rd, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 51
Views: 5608

Re: Royal road to card magic

Hi, I have been doing some light research on The Royal Road To Card Magic and my understanding is that the book was published in 1947. The book was being advertised in december 1947 in the Sphinx (if i am remembering correctly). I wonder if someone has a picture of the cover of the first edition th...
by Joe Pecore
January 3rd, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Latest version was approved by Amazon. Two new features added. * Daily dose of magic Get the events that happened today, the daily quote and a random genii cover all in one command. * Brainstorm a new card effect I wanted something a bit more substantial to try and code, so I decided on this. Alexa ...
by Joe Pecore
January 1st, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gertner - handling for Vanishing Deck
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: Paul Gertner - handling for Vanishing Deck

Hey everyone, I am trying to track down Paul Gertner's handling for the Rob Bromley (Ultra Slim) Vanishing Deck. Does anyone know where he may have taught this? I have sent him an email. But thought I will ask here in case I don't get a response. Cheers! Joe It may have been called "Firecracke...
by Joe Pecore
December 30th, 2016, 10:49 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Hey, Joe... Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying this. I start each day with a little history and a quote. Nicely done, sir! Looking forward to future developments. Great! Been thinking of creating a Flash Briefing version, so you add to your daily news there too. For now, you might l...
by Joe Pecore
December 23rd, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Need Reference: impromptu one way back - white borders
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Need Reference: impromptu one way back - white borders

Move a Card in Cunning Card Miracles by Jerry Mentzer
by Joe Pecore
December 20th, 2016, 6:48 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Finally had some time to make some updates to the "Ask Magic History" Alexa skill. You can now "Ask Magic History" for: * The magic quote of the day * What the cover of Genii magazine was for a particularly month/year. More info at: http://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=A...
by Joe Pecore
December 17th, 2016, 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Introducing The Throwing Card Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Introducing The Throwing Card Blog

Very cool.
by Joe Pecore
December 1st, 2016, 5:23 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

by Joe Pecore
November 29th, 2016, 3:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

Latest hot topics on MagicPedia in the last two weeks: http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Out-to-Lunch http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Bullet_Catch http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Daniel_Garcia http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Vanni_Bossi http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicped...
by Joe Pecore
November 25th, 2016, 4:24 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Evan Shuster wrote:I just enabled the skill and played with it a bit. Good fun! Well done, Joe!

You are the first person to let me know it's actually working. Thanks!
by Joe Pecore
November 25th, 2016, 2:18 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Here is the directly link to the skill for Alexa users: http://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html# ... B01N0C2BK8
by Joe Pecore
November 25th, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

If people actually find it useful, I'd like to change it to "Ask MagicPedia".

But they want me to provide documentation demonstrating that I have the right to use the trademark “Magicpedia”. The documentation must be a confirmation letter from the intellectual property rights holder.
by Joe Pecore
November 25th, 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Joe, I'm not familiar with Alexa. Is it possible to ask, "Who invented the Brainwave Deck," etc? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Echo Not with this skill, but I've been tinkering adding "Alexa: Ask Magic Pedia about The Brainwave Deck" and have it reply back with the summar...
by Joe Pecore
November 25th, 2016, 7:23 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 25
Views: 4169

New Alexa skill "Magic History"

If you have an Amazon Echo device (or one of the latest Fire tablets), I created an Alexa skill called "Magic History (a magicpedia fan)". Once you find it and enable it, you can ask "Magic History" what happened on a specific date in history. It will retrieve the events from Mag...
by Joe Pecore
October 19th, 2016, 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Tale of Multimedia Angst
Replies: 20
Views: 3640

Re: A Tale of Multimedia Angst

Would the limited edition hardback purchasers get a free e-book version?
by Joe Pecore
October 13th, 2016, 7:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mesika v. Penguin
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

Re: Mesika v. Penguin

But it does surprise me a little that the US trademark office would give a trademark on a generic and descriptive term like that. After all these are indeed loops and anybody would describe them as such. Usually the trademark office does not grant trademarks on such words because strictly speaking ...
by Joe Pecore
September 22nd, 2016, 7:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield's Museum in Vegas
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: David Copperfield's Museum in Vegas

by Joe Pecore
September 18th, 2016, 7:54 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

I use it as a scam to sell svengali decks and other merchandise. I usually use it when people are on the fence about buying. This puts them over the fence. I use a variation of this old gag to do so. I shall explain later when I have time. I got the idea from the Royal Road to Card Magic of all pla...
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 2759

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

Ted M wrote:Very interesting. What kind of volume are we talking about?

Thousands of hits for the goldfish trick? Hundreds? Dozens?

Hundreds
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

And Ralph W. Hull has this in his "Fifteen Minutes with a Piece of Rope" (c.1940 ?) Again, not as a gag: " ... a piece of this magic rope home, and sleeps with it under the pillow will have a most wonderful dream of India?" At this point you have the spectator to cut off of the e...
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 2:57 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

I found this in the instructions for "Max Holden's Method of The Indian Rope Trick with rope gimmicks" (no. 466) under the "Patter" section. Not sure of the date though, but maybe the 1920s -1930s?: "... again I ask you to take a souvenir for good luck — if you have been hav...
by Joe Pecore
September 17th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Origin of this children's gag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Origin of this children's gag?

The earliest published record I could find was in Genii Vol. 20 No. 9, May 1956 page 353 where Bill Larsen's script for his cut and restored rope includes: "At the finish I toss the rope, or at least a short piece of it, to a small boy in the audience and say to him: "Tonight, when you go ...

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