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by Q. Kumber
February 10th, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Black Rabbit Rose in Hollywood
Replies: 5
Views: 553

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: 5
Views: 397

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: 6764

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: 19
Views: 1063

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: 393

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: 1944

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: 2591

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of Charlie Miller wanted to put his material in a book, but two other close friends who have much of the advanced and unpublished material between them have refused to release it.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: 1440

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: 924

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: 516

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: 40844

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: 890

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: 890

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: 19
Views: 2303

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: 26
Views: 2390

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: 2987

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: 7187

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: 265

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: 1342

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: 2220

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: 2220

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: 2220

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: 393

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: 326

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: 779

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: 954

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: 7187

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: 8439

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: 7187

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: 8439

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: 1161

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...
by Q. Kumber
November 13th, 2016, 8:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 8439

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

Pray, dear sir, what exactly do you mean by native digital?
by Q. Kumber
November 11th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 8439

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

Something I've noticed over the past four years is that if you show a young magician (under 25) something that isn't a card trick, 4 times out of 5 you will fool them even more thoroughly than you would a lay person with the same trick.
by Q. Kumber
November 1st, 2016, 7:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vic Pinto R.I.P.
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Vic Pinto R.I.P.

Sad to report that Vic Pinto recently passed away. With Lionel Russell be ran the T-A-T (Trick a Tape) company producing videos featuring many British magicians, especially Pat Page. He also produced my own Five Minutes With a Pocket Handkerchief. Many of his early video tapes, including the monthly...
by Q. Kumber
October 31st, 2016, 11:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Quality Wood Close Up Wand
Replies: 35
Views: 2661

Re: Quality Wood Close Up Wand

Wouldn't having a wand that unscrews in the middle, weaken its overall strength?
by Q. Kumber
October 31st, 2016, 8:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: "Lovey Duck" by Billy Day
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Lovey Duck by Billy Day

Many people have asked me about the availability of Lovey Duck, one of the routines on my DVD set, "Bring Back The Schtick" recently reviewed in GENII by Joe Turner. It is an ideal routine for the under 5's. It is now available from Practical Magic with updated artwork. The version I use o...
by Q. Kumber
October 23rd, 2016, 2:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon
Replies: 50
Views: 8809

Re: Dai Vernon

I've just gone over the EIM instructions and, yes, I could follow them. I'm not sure how easy it would be to follow if I didn't already know how to do it. The get into it is different from Vernon's handling, but may have some of Daley's ideas.
by Q. Kumber
October 23rd, 2016, 5:35 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon
Replies: 50
Views: 8809

Re: Dai Vernon

It can be learnt from the description in Pallbearers because that's where I learnt it. And where Eugene Burger learnt it. Like Ted M, it was Eugene who first showed me the knot and referred me to Pallbearer's, though it was a few years later I bought the L&L set. The description there is very de...
by Q. Kumber
October 21st, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon
Replies: 50
Views: 8809

Re: Dai Vernon

In 1969, I attended a Mid-West convention with Mike Skinner. Vernon was there and invited me to visit him in his hotel room in the early evening. When I knocked on his door, he opened it and to my surprise, was wearing only an undershirt and boxer shorts and had shaving cream on his face. I excused...

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