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by Steve Bryant
August 16th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Updates?

Enjoy the party!
by Steve Bryant
August 16th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two new archival videos uploaded
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Two new archival videos uploaded

Loved Harry's card routine. Thanks!
by Steve Bryant
August 14th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Scott Wells has already posted Day 1 of his themagicwordpodcast.com's podcasts and photos from MAGIC Live. Scott is as good as it gets for those who can't attend this or that convention. I just listened, and pay special attention to Larry Hass. He has some exciting news regarding Eugene Burger's leg...
by Steve Bryant
August 13th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 54
Views: 2629

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Yes, very curious as to how Stan themed it this year and filled it with talent and events. Hope it is great.
by Steve Bryant
August 9th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 24
Views: 2774

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Sometimes the news here just breaks your heart. Condolences to the staff of the McBride Mystery School, to its lucky graduates, and to Eugene's legion of fans, friends, and family everywhere.
by Steve Bryant
July 21st, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bargatze tonight
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Bargatze tonight

Nate Bargatze will appear on The Tonight Show tonight (July 21). Meanwhile you can catch up with his dad on Scott Wells' podcasts from the IBM/SAM convention.
by Steve Bryant
July 11th, 2017, 3:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and in the Mail
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: The July Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and in the Mail

Before you guys consign your Bill Malone issue to wherever you stash past issues, be sure to read Hannibal's piece. it's very funny.
by Steve Bryant
July 10th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2924

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Walk downstairs, as I did, and look up the damned trick. Then watch Kent do it again. NOW you are going to be very, very impressed.
by Steve Bryant
July 9th, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: John Moehring Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: John Moehring Has Died

There is a wonderful video tribute to John at the johnmoehring.com web site, from the Dallas Super Session honoring John in 2014.
by Steve Bryant
July 9th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: John Moehring Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 933

Re: John Moehring Has Died

Crushing news. John was one of my favorite people in magic.
by Steve Bryant
July 2nd, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum

He published a very useful "The Sliding and Vanishing Knot" in The Gen, July 1967. Because it leaves you with an ordinary length of rope, it makes a nice intro to many rope routines. I used it often in younger days.
by Steve Bryant
June 21st, 2017, 8:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2216

Re: Magic Poster Book

It's a gorgeous book. The black cover with gold detail is part of its appeal.
by Steve Bryant
June 14th, 2017, 11:27 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?
Replies: 55
Views: 3551

Re: No mention of latest magic act on AGT?

What do you do for a follow-up?
by Steve Bryant
May 16th, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 3309

Re: Steranko

Thanks for sharing that, Marc. Love to see your photos. Perhaps a Genii article?
by Steve Bryant
April 30th, 2017, 5:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Probability Question
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Probability Question

Re "Is there an online calculator for factorials?"

go to google and type What is 15!

The answer pops up in an online calculator. This is neat!
by Steve Bryant
April 29th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mathematical Card Trick Source
Replies: 16
Views: 4209

Re: Mathematical Card Trick Source

Martin Garner posted a letter per word count version, using the first three verses of Genesis, here:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/ob ... 010-05-26/


It's pure Kruskal.
by Steve Bryant
April 27th, 2017, 10:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko
Replies: 24
Views: 3309

Re: Steranko

Getting back to webbmaster's question re "I mean I never see to use the Steranko Move or such in magic instructions," I agree that Steranko moves don't come up as often as I would expect. A couple of examples though: Bill Goodwin in his Still Waters DVDs uses and references Steranko's Shad...
by Steve Bryant
April 20th, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 37
Views: 15804

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis

Re the question "Just curious, what others are in the team picture as they would say on ESPC?" i would confine my answer to other Genii issues, as it was my first and favorite magic magazine. For many years I would say the "best" issue was either the Silver 25th anniversary issue...
by Steve Bryant
April 20th, 2017, 9:22 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 37
Views: 15804

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis

I discovered a great Dai Vernon trick there, mentioned in my current littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html.
by Steve Bryant
April 18th, 2017, 3:15 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 14549

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

OMG! Just received the Disney book. Unpacking was a two-person job. Humongous but beautiful. Comes with a carrying box with handle. Where or where am I going to keep this?
by Steve Bryant
April 16th, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 14549

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

Note that MIMC Brian Sibley is one of the authors.
by Steve Bryant
April 8th, 2017, 6:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6552

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

It may not be what Dustin has in mind, but the good news for those of us already missing Don Rickles is that he filmed a new series for AARP called Dinner with Don, in which he has dinner with current comics. You can catch a trailer here: http://deadline.com/2017/04/dinner-with-don-don-rickles-final...
by Steve Bryant
March 30th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Michael Weber Workshop at The Genii Convention Will Include ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1686

Re: The Michael Weber Workshop at The Genii Convention Will Include ...

Have received THREE identical email ads for the workshop and convention in general in the past few minutes. Make sure Margret hasn't fallen over onto her keyboard.

Exciting ads. Looking forward to all events.
by Steve Bryant
March 27th, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Bob Hummer book
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Re: Bob Hummer book

Mine jumps as well, but, as you noted, the text flows smoothly, so there seems to be no missing information.
by Steve Bryant
March 19th, 2017, 10:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 6276

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Why was performer's last post deleted?
by Steve Bryant
March 8th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GIN CAMK
Replies: 1
Views: 378

GIN CAMK

Mac King is featured in today's (3/8/17) Jumble in the newspapers.
by Steve Bryant
February 23rd, 2017, 7:40 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Open Fan Letter to Kainoa Harbottle
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Open Fan Letter to Kainoa Harbottle

And ... Easy Miser this month was a real video highlight. Looks awesome.
by Steve Bryant
February 16th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nate Bargatze Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Nate Bargatze Interview

I agree. Nate was really funny. Stephen should be very proud.
by Steve Bryant
February 10th, 2017, 8:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Hatch
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: Richard Hatch

By the time I graduated college (1968), the phrase "a coed freshman on my floor " had never been uttered by anyone. It was a distant dream.
by Steve Bryant
February 2nd, 2017, 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 60
Views: 10057

Re: The Jerx Year Two

Ah, blowing helped. Not as perfect s the gif, but the same idea. Thanks.
by Steve Bryant
February 2nd, 2017, 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 60
Views: 10057

Re: The Jerx Year Two

Anybody tried this yet? I first tried a paper plate, and the dry erase marker acted as a permanent marker. Next I tried my wooden desk. The dry erase marker rubs off fine, but did not behave as in the gif on Andy's web site. (No motion.) And if it works at all, what surface is practical for Andy's t...
by Steve Bryant
January 24th, 2017, 11:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died
Replies: 15
Views: 2053

Re: Julie Eng's Husband Suley Has Died

It always seems so unfair when bad things happen to the nicest people. Love and comfort to Julie and everyone in her sphere.
by Steve Bryant
January 20th, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

I'm with Richard: the Festalboard was great. And a super bargain back in the day. Here are Bill Larsen's words from a November 1971 newsletter: Dinner is served at the Magic Castle from 6:30 until 10:30, Tuesday through Saturday and from 5:30 until 9:30 on Sunday. The price for the complete dinner i...
by Steve Bryant
December 24th, 2016, 10:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ho Ho Ho from The Chief Genii
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Re: Ho Ho Ho from The Chief Genii

I ordered the Pooh book as soon as Richard mentioned it. Delightful. Peace to all,
by Steve Bryant
December 23rd, 2016, 11:57 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Need Reference: impromptu one way back - white borders
Replies: 10
Views: 1510

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

Steranko on Cards has a routine (Fantasy Card Routine) that makes use of the faces being offset. He mentions the backs version, but his exploits the faces.
by Steve Bryant
December 9th, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Season's greetings from Little Egypt
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Season's greetings from Little Egypt

Season's greetings from Little Egypt Magic. I posted early this month at the usual http://www.littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html. I don't usually like to call attention to my site here, but this month's contains a timed offer (free shipping from Magic Inc.) that some of you may want to take advantage o...
by Steve Bryant
November 27th, 2016, 11:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Prior Commitment as part of a routine
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Prior Commitment as part of a routine

Q: What great card tricks can be done with exactly nine cards? Any ideas?

A: David Regal's Journey to Love (A, 2, 3, ..., 8, 9). See Constant Fooling, volume 2. You can also find a version in the new Handsome Jack book.
by Steve Bryant
November 1st, 2016, 10:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever
Replies: 39
Views: 4525

Re: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever

Dang. These were great. I should have saved them locally. Didn't realize there was a potential problem.
by Steve Bryant
October 30th, 2016, 7:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever
Replies: 39
Views: 4525

Re: Stuff The White Rabbit - best magic series ever

Thanks, Joe, these are wonderful. I'm surprised that this is the first I have heard of John Lenahan. His delivery and sense of humor are so similar to that of Harry Anderson. (That's a good thing.) I also really enjoy the opening and closing credits.
by Steve Bryant
October 27th, 2016, 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 4906

Re: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig

Hi, Ian. I had a similar but less creepy experience. At a funeral for a young cousin's grandma, I learned that the kid was interested in magic, so I sent him a book via Amazon. Unfortunately, he had previously used his dad's credit card and ordered a couple of hundred dollars worth of Pokemon cards....

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