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by PickaCard
August 3rd, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

What kills me is the fact that we have not received the instructions to the bonus item for those who pre-ordered before a certain date. The effect sounds incredible and the prop is in my hands. Which prop? Not sure. What is the real performance supposed to look like? Not sure. When will we find out ...
by PickaCard
May 28th, 2017, 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two rules I won't violate again
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Two rules I won't violate again

Ouch... I think I just ordered what you are talking about.... the new special deck...
by PickaCard
May 11th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

I'm unceasingly amazed at magicians' absolute willingness to take it in the shorts and then make apologies for the seller / producer. I'm a fair guy and understand problems happen - some worse than others. It takes MINUTES to write a quick email to a list and update customers. Silence is inexcusabl...
by PickaCard
May 10th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

Under normal circumstances, you are absolutely correct. Under Michael's circumstances, give the guy a break. Keep in mind that these subscriptions are like subscribing to Michael Weber's creative output. I am a big fan on Michael's work. I have seen him lecture and he exceeded my expectations. I wou...
by PickaCard
May 10th, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

I have no doubt Michael and Tim will deliver. I prefer they take the time they need and get it right. Same goes for the Journal of Psience, I prefer Michael to release something worthwhile as opposed to some lesser effect because he feels pressured to release a new issue. Losing someone can slow you...
by PickaCard
May 7th, 2017, 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 2998

Re: RIP: Paul Diamond

Wow! I also had no idea he was still alive. I remember seing him as an early teen almost 30 years ago at a magic convention and he could hardly get up a few steps. To have made it this long is quite amazing, just as amazing as he was to watch at the dealers table. There were two dealers that I loved...
by PickaCard
April 8th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6529

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

jamessmith wrote:And the point of a post that tells us nothing is?....


To make you dream...

Although it will end in disappointment. It is very unlikely that any of these two projects will live up to my imagination.
by PickaCard
April 7th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6529

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Max Maven will release his book on Gilbreath?
by PickaCard
April 7th, 2017, 2:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6529

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Well, I hope both projects are posted here one day so that I can judge for myself if it is of actual interest to me or just the hype marketing machine. This reminds me of a thread on the Magic Café linking readers to a demo video of some Aldo Columbini trick where all that was shown was some cheering.
by PickaCard
April 7th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6529

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Where are you guys hearing this news?

Why tease with 10 posts?
by PickaCard
February 27th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 29568

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

What a [censored] There is NO need for anyone to know that 'details'. If Daryl suicided, then it is so. No f*** need for any curious magician to know that details. What is that good for ??? Sad enough for us all that nobody noticed in our 'community'. He did an unspeakable act in a public place rev...
by PickaCard
February 25th, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 29568

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

WTF! What does that mean? How could that happen with a bag on one's head? Although I am a fan from a far, this event has permeated my thoughts. I read a post by Eric Mead (I believe) about creative people and their hidden struggles. Can someone she'd some light on that? I have a fairly boring desk j...
by PickaCard
February 25th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

Members Forum... Did it ever workout for Real Secrets?
by PickaCard
February 25th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 29568

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

I spoke with Daryl last time I saw him at a lecture about 5 years ago. As his lecture was mostly very accessible stuff from his Fooler Dooler material, I asked him if he still performed his card routines from his two classic books. He answered something along the lines of: "No. I have enough st...
by PickaCard
February 13th, 2017, 6:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon, Jennings, and Cervon
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Vernon, Jennings, and Cervon

Vernon's personality trait discussed above gives me the impression that he was a very manipulative (no pun intended) person. For those of us who only know him from books, he looks like a wise kind grandfather. However, Based on the above, I don't get the impression he would have made a great friend.
by PickaCard
February 7th, 2017, 6:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 3303

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

Great news Max! I hope we will not have to wait much longer.

Any projects planned for the magic community in the near future apart from the EMC DVDs? A book or packet trick maybe?
by PickaCard
February 6th, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Maven & Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 48
Views: 10430

Re: Maven & Gilbreath Principle

Not this thread, the Unicorn Magic Book thread.
by PickaCard
February 6th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 3303

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

I don't see the point in wishing for something that's never going to happen instead of appreciating what you actually have. ! Words of wisdom that one can hardly disagree with. However, it is natural to mourn ones dream book that will never be. It's what happens when something is hyped and is eager...
by PickaCard
February 5th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 3303

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

I believe Max has abandoned his Gilbreath project. Wow! What a huge disappointment. Now that I know, I can stop checking the forums every day for an announcement. 20 years of anticipation for nothing. Was this supposed to be an original work or only a collection of Max's previous output on the Gilb...
by PickaCard
February 5th, 2017, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 3303

What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

Every year we are lucky to see the publication of some unexpected magic books which may turn out to be a pleasant discovery. However most of us are waiting for some long announced book that never gets around to being published and may never be. What magic book are you patiently waiting for years whi...
by PickaCard
February 4th, 2017, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6121

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

You might want to publish the Jennings book before its fan base dies or grows to old to care after all these years. I see a lot of magicians in their 60s selling off most of their magic book libraries. I wonder how much demand exists for Jeninings in the younger demographic. You are potentially leav...
by PickaCard
February 3rd, 2017, 11:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6121

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

There must be some young card star that would love to help you out with this.
by PickaCard
January 24th, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?
Replies: 22
Views: 2574

Re: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?

I have shelves of books that I have only skimmed through. I have a list of "must learn" effects that I have yet to turn my attention to. I have boxes filled with packet tricks, and quite a few great ones. I have enough DVDs to watch magic 24 hours a day for many weeks and not look at the s...
by PickaCard
January 19th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

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

Wasn't there supposed to be a feature in the new year on the new Genii owner regarding his vision for the future of the magazine?
by PickaCard
January 7th, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 14
Views: 2854

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

Is this in the January 2017 issue?
by PickaCard
December 31st, 2016, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 4152

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

Is this the big book you have been hinting at or is there another Genii publication that will be announced soon?
by PickaCard
December 31st, 2016, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hahahahahahahah
Replies: 11
Views: 1469

Re: Hahahahahahahah

As much as he may suck, he is rich, famous and has regular performance venues. Much better than 99% who are part of this brotherhood. I sort of envy him.
by PickaCard
December 29th, 2016, 8:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven's new DVDs
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Max Maven's new DVDs

Max mentioned in his audio column several months ago about a new DVD project as part of the Essential Magic Collection.

I was hoping for an update on the anticipated release date.

Thanks
by PickaCard
November 8th, 2016, 6:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 20
Views: 2914

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

On the flip side, there is likely someone who did not know the fair market value of what he had... It's an ethical issue we have had at our club for estate sales when items such as the Garcia books have been offered at $5. Most of us know they should be closer to $100, but the widow does not. Is is ...
by PickaCard
October 18th, 2016, 7:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mahdi's Book Club
Replies: 28
Views: 4821

Re: Mahdi's Book Club

Richard Kaufman wrote:lugging his spongeballs from convention to convention, which killed his hips. And he was in a lot of pain because of that.


It!s hard to imagine any amount of sponge balls being so heavy...
by PickaCard
October 3rd, 2016, 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is Max Maven's audio column?
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Where is Max Maven's audio column?

Thank you.
by PickaCard
October 3rd, 2016, 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where is Max Maven's audio column?
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Where is Max Maven's audio column?

I think there may be a problem with Max's link in the September 2016 issue...
by PickaCard
September 29th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live

I was really looking forward to that. It was one of the major selling points for me to attend last year. Looking forward to it next year :)
by PickaCard
September 29th, 2016, 2:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live
Replies: 14
Views: 3375

Re: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live

Will Max Maven be performing his Broadway show which was cancelled do to unforeseen circumstances last year?
by PickaCard
September 28th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

Did anyone receive the instructions to the Bonus item for early subscribers The Unseen?
by PickaCard
September 28th, 2016, 6:43 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

I could do without any more effects with receipts...
by PickaCard
September 24th, 2016, 7:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 3695

Re: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen

Joe Mckay wrote:Paul Harris was going to be one of the contributors and that was pretty much the main reason I was going to sign up..


Richard,

Please work some magic and get Paul Harris to contribute to Genii now that Magic Legacy won't workout.
by PickaCard
September 9th, 2016, 2:33 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

Then it is my mistake. I was under the impression Magic Live was the official public launch for the Works. The ad posted in this thread was sent only to Journal of Psience and past Real Secrets members I believe.
by PickaCard
September 9th, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

Good points. I just assumed that 200 sets was very limited...
by PickaCard
September 9th, 2016, 12:00 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 129
Views: 22657

Re: The Works

I'm surprised he did not sell out at Magic Live.

Still waiting for my box to arrive.

I have no doubt this will be a stellar project.

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