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by Q. Kumber
March 16th, 2017, 9:37 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Harbin: Eight inches of thread
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Harbin: Eight inches of thread

Will Dexter ghosted some books for Harbin.
by Q. Kumber
March 14th, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Bob Koch's Sticks
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Bob Koch's Sticks

Thank you for the review. Very interesting. I have a set of the Millward sticks and am very happy with them. One thing mine will do, I discovered, is allow the string to lengthen all on its own, which is handy to be able to do when you want to show both long. For close-up work I have a set of the Gr...
by Q. Kumber
March 12th, 2017, 2:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Re: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.

He was copying Keith Barry's act. http://www.dailyedge.ie/keith-barry-passed-out-on-stage-recovery-522622-Jul2012/ I was in the audience when Keith had difficulty escaping, and I knew he was going to be in trouble as soon as he started the routine. It was Thursday, August 4th. 2011. However the lin...
by Q. Kumber
March 10th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: What Else Can You Do with a Pop-Away Wand?
Replies: 3
Views: 3048

Re: What Else Can You Do with a Pop-Away Wand?

Thank you for crediting the originator, Maurice Phillips. It was probably around 1970 when he developed it. I believe it was September 1972 when Supreme Magic first launched it. I wish Trixie Bond who sells it as the Topsy Popsy Wand would credit where it came from. John Kimmons remembers Edwin tell...
by Q. Kumber
March 7th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone know this cardiste?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Anyone know this cardiste?

He's very good at what he does. And I'm delighted to see that someone has found a way to make money from card flourishes.
by Q. Kumber
March 2nd, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a set of RNT Mendoza cups.
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Looking for a set of RNT Mendoza cups.

I bought a set from John Mendoza when he lectured in Ireland in the early 80's. I no longer have them as I sent them as a present to Doc Shiels when I republished 'The Shiels Effect' in 2006.
by Q. Kumber
March 1st, 2017, 5:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: All Backs Routine
Replies: 40
Views: 4058

Re: All Backs Routine

Anyone comfortable doing a classic force of a double backed card to start that trick? Yes, I've been doing that for the past three years. If I miss the force, I do a different trick. My thinking was, "What better way to convince a spectator that all the cards are 'all backs' than to give them ...
by Q. Kumber
February 23rd, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Open Fan Letter to Kainoa Harbottle
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Open Fan Letter to Kainoa Harbottle

Quartermaster is a wonderful routine and those who like the principle used might like to check Michael Weber's more recent published works for some excellent presentational premises.
by Q. Kumber
February 10th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood

A non-magic friend sent me this article about a new magic venue in Hollywood.
Does anyone know any more about it?

http://edit.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... les-972808
by Q. Kumber
February 7th, 2017, 3:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dr Albo's CLASSIC MAGIC SERIES, FOR SALE
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Dr Albo's CLASSIC MAGIC SERIES, FOR SALE

A password is needed to see the photos.
by Q. Kumber
February 6th, 2017, 2:46 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Maven & Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 40
Views: 7089

Re: Maven & Gilbreath Principle

In his Master Notebook, Bob Wagner published as his own a full trick of Brian Glover's, taken word for word from its original publication in Abra.
by Q. Kumber
February 5th, 2017, 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best professional close up card table.
Replies: 20
Views: 1438

Re: Best professional close up card table.

May I ask where you are performing professionally that you might use such a table?
by Q. Kumber
February 2nd, 2017, 11:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Show in London Jan 10 - Feb 18, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Houdini Show in London Jan 10 - Feb 18, 2017

Ian Keable has been to see the show and gives it a thumbs up in his newsletter.

http://iankeable.co.uk/index.php?option ... =component
by Q. Kumber
February 1st, 2017, 6:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 14
Views: 2146

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

The third reference in Michael Weber's article is to one of my favourite books, Magic Digest by George B. Anderson. Not only is it full of gems but he also teaches you how to routine the tricks. One chapter always stood out for me, and that is about the rope escape. It is a complete act that could m...
by Q. Kumber
January 31st, 2017, 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charlie Miller
Replies: 57
Views: 3206

Re: Charlie Miller

Perhaps someone in the know can verify if this is true.

I've heard that one close friend of Charlie Miller wanted to put his material in a book, but two other close friends who have much of the advanced and unpublished material between them have refused to release it.
by Q. Kumber
January 30th, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Submitting to Magicana
Replies: 13
Views: 1727

Re: Submitting to Magicana

anonymousmagician wrote:Would, then, a pseudonym suffice? Assuming it's a consistent pseudonym one uses.


I'm sure that would be OK. Karl Fulves has been known to use one or two.
by Q. Kumber
January 29th, 2017, 4:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

Re: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books

In the UK there are four main used magic dealers. One of them, Peter Diamond does not have a website and deals mainly in used magic. The others deal in both used magic and books http://www.taurusmagic.net http://castlemagicalservices.co.uk (soon to have new owners) http://www.secondhandmagic.com Mag...
by Q. Kumber
January 21st, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Finn John Just Added to Blackpool Convention
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Re: Finn John Just Added to Blackpool Convention

The full schedule is now on the website http://www.blackpoolmagic.com Scroll down a bit and then you will see Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. According to Duncan Trillo's http://www.magicweek.co.uk Gold card registrations are sold out but Silver and Day registrations are still available. Silver ...
by Q. Kumber
January 18th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ken Brooke
Replies: 177
Views: 40983

Re: Ken Brooke

Paul Daniels talks about Ken Brooke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CitWWOqokTA
by Q. Kumber
January 18th, 2017, 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Beam's Trapdoor
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Steve Beam's Trapdoor

Here's links to items he has already sold. you may need to scroll down for the full details. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genii-Magic-Magazine-Vol-1-to-75-on-a-Flash-Drive-/142226905900?nma=true&si=xWRCJdFsi%252FWylw6ikLfNwchg1UE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 http://www...
by Q. Kumber
January 18th, 2017, 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Beam's Trapdoor
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Steve Beam's Trapdoor

He is also selling a file of Genii on a USB stick, a while load of current mentalism books on a USB stick including Andy Nyman's Bulletproof, and the Digital Gen on a USB stick. Sounds very dodgy. Seller is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. http://www.ebay.com/sch/4don47/m.html?item=142249274716&rt...
by Q. Kumber
January 17th, 2017, 6:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stewart James
Replies: 22
Views: 3156

Re: Stewart James

It was back in 2010 when I first came across John Bannon's 'A View To a Skill'. Kostya Kimlat was staying with me at the time, and between Kostya, myself and with an input from John Bowden, we came up with three ideas, each of which adds a layer of deception to an already excellent routine. They are...
by Q. Kumber
December 31st, 2016, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 3056

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

JustinM wrote:
Richard, any plans to collect all of Mr. Charlie Miller's columns into a book?


I second that!
by Q. Kumber
December 22nd, 2016, 7:52 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Corinda!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3065

Re: Happy Birthday, Corinda!!

Yesterday Brendan Byrne, a magician friend in Dublin, while queueing at the bank got chatting to the man behind him, a rather posh Brit who was complaining that the most cash he could take from the machine in a day was 1,500 euro, so had to line up for the teller for more. In the conversation that e...
by Q. Kumber
December 21st, 2016, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 7660

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

As of now there are only 37 copies left.
by Q. Kumber
December 20th, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bond Lee Manipulation Balls now available in the US
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Bond Lee Manipulation Balls now available in the US

If I were you I'd check the marketplace rules and amend your post before it gets deleted.
Dustin gets very tetchy with people who don't check the rules and you don't want to make him more tetchy just before Christmas. ;)
by Q. Kumber
December 15th, 2016, 6:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 1439

Re: In-the hand cups and balls routine - MAGIC Magazine

Carl Royle, here in Manchester has a very good routine he's developed with a mini cup on participant's hand. As yet unpublished.
While Carl doesn't use it, a beer mat on the participant's hand - as a table - would stop them feeling surprises arrive.
by Q. Kumber
December 13th, 2016, 4:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 tricks?
Replies: 35
Views: 2284

Re: 2016 tricks?

I'm enjoying Garrett Thomas's Stand-Up Monte routine. Very well put together, and I much prefer it to the Skinner monte. I did learn this a few years ago. The problem I had was that if I didn't do it for a few weeks, I'd have to relearn it. The sequence is specific and it's not easy to get the patt...
by Q. Kumber
December 12th, 2016, 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 tricks?
Replies: 35
Views: 2284

Re: 2016 tricks?

While I don't have it, some working pro friends speak very highly of Antonio Romero's Bill to Marker, sold by Nic Einhorn, based on the Bill Tube.

http://www.einhorn.co.uk/shop/?ID=14&dbId=100
by Q. Kumber
December 12th, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2016 tricks?
Replies: 35
Views: 2284

Re: 2016 tricks?

Surprisingly - to me - I have had very little interest in "what's new" over the past few years and what friends have shown me as "the latest" mightn't have even been accepted as a magazine contribution forty years ago. My most exciting acquisition this year has been the two (comb...
by Q. Kumber
December 2nd, 2016, 6:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Show in London Jan 10 - Feb 18, 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Houdini Show in London Jan 10 - Feb 18, 2017

A new Houdidni show, unlike any other, opens in London in January. Overseas delegates for the Blackpool convention stopping in London before the convention could catch it.

http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/mr-swallow-houdini/
by Q. Kumber
November 27th, 2016, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Circle Mannequin Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Magic Circle Mannequin Challenge

James Wilson videoed The Magic Circle Mannequin Challenge at the clubroom on Monday, 21st November.
You can view it here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Magic/comments ... the_magic/
by Q. Kumber
November 27th, 2016, 12:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Life Savers by Michael Webber
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Life Savers by Michael Webber

A very useful book. I wish he'd write a sequel.
by Q. Kumber
November 17th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System

Impressed.
One question. How do you print out a page?

Edit: I found it. In the top right hand corner, just above the magnifying glass icon, there is two-sided, three pointed triangle. Click on that and follow the instructions.
by Q. Kumber
November 16th, 2016, 6:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 7660

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

The book is reviewed by Tom Frame in the November GENII. Here is the ad: "Reading this book made me feel like I felt when I first read The Books of Wonder. Vanni was a generous friend and a constant inspiration. This book is a fitting tribute to a gifted creator and performer." -Michael We...
by Q. Kumber
November 16th, 2016, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 8651

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

I suggest we stop quibbling and that we all go and buy the new Vanni Bossi book and learn some of the secrets of a master magician.
by Q. Kumber
November 16th, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 7660

Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

I've just ordered mine.
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7619
by Q. Kumber
November 15th, 2016, 1:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 8651

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

None of the books on the L&L list is suited for beginners. Yes, it is possible that a beginner might find just one of them and study it, and learn from it. There are many books and DVDs suited for the beginner, but not in the list. You don't start piano students with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto...
by Q. Kumber
November 13th, 2016, 3:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeremy Le Poidevin R.I.P.
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Jeremy Le Poidevin R.I.P.

Jeremy Le Poidevin sadly passed away today after suddenly taking ill on Friday. Jeremy, along with his wife Cheryl built Practical Magic into the largest dealership specialising in children's magic in the U.K. Four years ago Practical started Trix in the Stix, a convention for children's entertainer...

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