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by Q. Kumber
August 21st, 2017, 1:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 3139

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Dear Bill, Please do not regret your post. What it raised is a very important point that deserves its own thread. Earlier I mentioned that it is the context of the situation that we often fins ourselves in. Here it is being in the position of 'A Performing Pig'. "Right Magic Boy, show me a tric...
by Q. Kumber
August 20th, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 3139

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Both Mac King and Tom Mullica do (did) the Card from Fly. It is/was a highlight in their acts.


In the context of a professional performance.
by Q. Kumber
August 20th, 2017, 5:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Slipcases and Books
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Slipcases and Books

Two recent sets of books in my library came in slipcases, Hofzinser and Tenyoism. Each set comprises of two large heavy volumes. And the upcoming Thompson books will be the same. So I feel they should reside in their slipcases on my shelves. But the slipcases are a bloody nuisance. To refer to any o...
by Q. Kumber
August 18th, 2017, 6:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 3139

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

No reflection on these worthy chaps of course but I don't share your confidence. And of course the cashier was receptive to magic. After all she asked for it in the first place. All I can say is that I GUARANTEE that I would have had her gasping and laughing within seconds, Having seen performer in...
by Q. Kumber
August 18th, 2017, 5:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 3139

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Nor me.
by Q. Kumber
August 15th, 2017, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC Live 2017?
Replies: 65
Views: 3139

Re: MAGIC Live 2017?

Thank you Bill for your detailed post.

Larry Hass had mentioned a new book by Eugene Burger on the subject of teaching magic, and according to Richard's post there will be another book as well. That's excellent news.
by Q. Kumber
August 12th, 2017, 11:32 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic In The Real World. What You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Magic In The Real World. What You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job

Magic In The Real World What You Need To Know Before You Quit Your Day Job by Christian Painter This publication is not about routines, tricks, or sleights. It is much more valuable. It is about how to use those moves and props to earn you hard cash and provide you with a comfortable living from pe...
by Q. Kumber
August 11th, 2017, 9:12 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 91
Views: 10272

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Right now I'm working on the next release, The Bammo Gaffus Maximus, a manuscript of 21st century gaffed decks. Release date is September and all Tarodiction Toolbox supporters will be advised as soon as it is available. Will it be hardbound and in a slipcase? On what stock will you be printing the...
by Q. Kumber
August 10th, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson book pre-order
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Johnny Thompson book pre-order

Johnny Thompson is the Guest of Honour at The Session convention, London, in January 2018.

http://www.sessionconvention.com
by Q. Kumber
August 10th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson book pre-order
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Re: Johnny Thompson book pre-order

I ordered as soon as the email arrived. It's not due for a few months so hopefully I will have forgotten I ordered it, and it will be a surprise when it's delivered.
by Q. Kumber
August 9th, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 24
Views: 2784

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Back in 1998, I brought Eugene to Dublin for a special event. One of the places I took him to visit was Newgrange, an ancient structure that well predates the pyramids. On the winter solstice it's entrance is in alignment with the rising sun which illuminates an inner passage and chamber. The experi...
by Q. Kumber
August 9th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven's new DVDs
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Re: Max Maven's new DVDs

I received an email from them about a month ago. I don't recall a release date, though there may be one. But I'd imagine it's soon.
by Q. Kumber
August 4th, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: They Lived By Tricks - Expanded Edition

Is it written in English or Italian?
by Q. Kumber
July 30th, 2017, 7:38 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11145

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

No mention of Bob Sheets' Killer Kitson Miracle, his walk around version of this effect. Bob released this without realising it was a Patrick Page trick. After he found out he called to see Pat and made a handsome donation to his retirement fund. Pat responded, "Is there anything else of mine ...
by Q. Kumber
July 30th, 2017, 8:50 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11145

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

At the recent Peterborough Day of Magic (where I was lecturing) I bought two boxes containing 100 old issues of GENII, including the September 1942 issue mentioned above. Here's the relevant discussion on OOTW, and I've added an interesting anecdote from the same issue that has nothing to do with th...
by Q. Kumber
July 25th, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11145

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

The Pat Page version (along with many other tricks) is available from
http://patrickpagemagic.co.uk/product/t ... n-miracle/
by Q. Kumber
July 25th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An Update in the Marketplace Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 119955

Re: An Update in the Marketplace Rules

In one topic, not necessarily a single post.
by Q. Kumber
July 20th, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case

According to the write-up in his book, The Pat Way To Con , it is based on the Allerton case with the important addition that the case can be opened by a spectator, without concern of them finding anything they shouldn't. I see no reason why other items can't be used instead of cigarettes. However s...
by Q. Kumber
July 20th, 2017, 6:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

I know of two companies who have large stocks of old photos, images, postcards etc. that they rent out or get royalties from. They would not be the original owners, but now the legal owners of the items.
by Q. Kumber
July 19th, 2017, 1:34 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Abbott's Magic Sword Thru Neck
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Abbott's Magic Sword Thru Neck

Two tape measures taped together to the right length.
There's a fun routine in the book, Gene Gordon's Magical Legacy.
by Q. Kumber
July 18th, 2017, 7:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Richard Kaufman wrote:And can you see the cover now?


YES!
by Q. Kumber
July 18th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Quentin, you have access to the digital edition. Are you just referring to the photo I have in my post above? Photobucket doesn't charge me anything. Yes, the image above which has the wording, "Please update your account to enable third party hosting." I always browse through the digital...
by Q. Kumber
July 18th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Jeff Haas wrote:Photobucket until recently let you upload a picture on their site so it could be seen on another site for free. That is no longer free, you have to subscribe to a plan and pay for the usage.


Thank you Jeff. I'll wait for the hard copy! ;)
by Q. Kumber
July 18th, 2017, 4:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

What's the 3rd party hosting to do with this?
by Q. Kumber
July 18th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Busby Auction Catalog link
Replies: 25
Views: 1951

Re: Busby Auction Catalog link

I believe that all works published in the United States before January 1, 1923, are in the public domain. And even for letters written after that date, what Mike does to them is so transformative that the copying is classic Fair Use. I love the Classic Correspondence books, but what does Mike do to...
by Q. Kumber
July 16th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P. Ian Ogilvy, Trevor Dawson, Peter Diamond
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: R.I.P. Ian Ogilvy, Trevor Dawson, Peter Diamond

Lucky you Brad having two sets. I only have one. Incidentally the trick originally appeared in Abra . Peter Diamond was quite a character and loved theatre and showbiz. He must have seen every summer show that appeared in Blackpool during his adult life. He was also good friends with John Inman (Mr....
by Q. Kumber
July 16th, 2017, 7:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P. Ian Ogilvy, Trevor Dawson, Peter Diamond
Replies: 3
Views: 445

R.I.P. Ian Ogilvy, Trevor Dawson, Peter Diamond

Sad to report that Ian Ogilvy passed away in Spain on Monday 10th July. I first met Ian in the 70's when he was working the Fiesta nightclub in Dublin along with his then wife Lan Sharon (daughter of Jack Hughes). He later ran PROPS, making high quality magical apparatus before running a number of j...
by Q. Kumber
July 10th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Levante Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1478

Re: Levante Book

Yesterday I worked a carnival with Andrew Van Buren. He performed Levante's original Belisha Beacon illusion. It was made in 1928 and sold to Jeffrey Atkins in 1958. Andrew acquired it from Jeffrey's widow, and refurbished it. As Andrew performs it, a vertical cabinet stands on a flat base with a do...
by Q. Kumber
July 9th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: John Moehring Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: John Moehring Has Died

Very sorry to hear this. I knew him first through his book, Texan Trixter, and later I met him in Las Vegas. One of those who contributed more to magic than he got from it.. R.I.P.
by Q. Kumber
July 7th, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A study has found that using music to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain.
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: A study has found that using music to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain.

There was a similar report about 30 years ago which suggested listening to Baroque music while practising a physical task would help.
by Q. Kumber
July 6th, 2017, 4:23 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: davidregal.com
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: davidregal.com

The first time I tried the search, it brought up the same outside site, playmath. When I tried it the second time, it worked as it should.
Definitely needs attention by the owner.
by Q. Kumber
July 5th, 2017, 5:10 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: davidregal.com
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: davidregal.com

The midwest magic site opened up OK for me. I clicked on some of their link pages and all opened as they should except for the CD-ROM button which took me to a games site which I closed. When I clicked on the CD-ROM button again it worked fine, staying within the site. I'm on a mac computer.
by Q. Kumber
July 5th, 2017, 2:39 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: davidregal.com
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: davidregal.com

It's working for me, no problem.
by Q. Kumber
July 2nd, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: LF: Eddy Taytelbaum

Apart from the props he made for sale, Eddy invented many moves and tricks, especially with small packets of cards. Often they have been credited to others. I'm fortunate to have visited him a number of times at his home and he showed me many of the new moves he developed. I encouraged him to record...
by Q. Kumber
July 1st, 2017, 4:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 2812

Re: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine

Richard Kaufman wrote:There really is no way to make this type of job sound exotic and interesting. After the first year or two it becomes very difficult to keep the quality up on a monthly basis.


Richard, you are doing an excellent job with GENII. It keeps getting better.
by Q. Kumber
June 29th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 2812

Re: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine

You raise an interesting point but I think that the editor of any specialised magazine really needs to come from within the industry for many reasons, the most basic being the need to understand the technical jargon specific to that field.
by Q. Kumber
June 26th, 2017, 1:10 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: I need instructions for 2 tricks
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: I need instructions for 2 tricks

Cube in a Tube was invented by Arthur Setterington and first appeared in Abra.

Setterington also invented the trick now known as Crazy Man's Handcuffs.
by Q. Kumber
June 26th, 2017, 5:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Convention Session Etiquette?
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: Convention Session Etiquette?

That kind of session sounds like a very rewarding experience, Q! On a related note, the tricks I do all have scripts (Thanks, Mr McCabe!) that are geared towards laypeople. In a session, I'd likely default to those presentations, as it's hard for me to just go through the moves without the presenta...
by Q. Kumber
June 25th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Convention Session Etiquette?
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: Convention Session Etiquette?

Sometimes you will have a very mixed (in competence and knowledge) group at a session. I always make a point that each and everyone of us will have to do something. It could be a trick, a move, or simply asking for feedback on an item they are working on. But everyone has to do something. Now one or...
by Q. Kumber
June 22nd, 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 64
Views: 15164

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

Tom Gilbert wrote:I got to see Petrick and Mia demo a bunch of their items and also bought a number. Whatever happened to them?


So what did happen to them?

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