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by Tom Gilbert
January 15th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Anyone have any inside info on the Tim Conover book. Doesn't appear that the website has been updated for a while.
by Tom Gilbert
January 14th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Discussion: Your opinion on designer decks?
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Discussion: Your opinion on designer decks?

They make them and people buy them. On occasion, it seems like they ran out of clever ideas for theme decks. As someone stated before, I have a number of Bike gaffs and a few custom made, no sense in buying a deck twice the price and have make an obvious switch out to a different deck to do another ...
by Tom Gilbert
December 31st, 2017, 9:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2017 In Review
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: 2017 In Review

Great job as always Dustin.
by Tom Gilbert
December 26th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 28
Views: 2180

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

I'll have to concur with Leo and erdnasephile about the new Fab Fruit. The Ammar team did a great job.
by Tom Gilbert
December 25th, 2017, 9:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 47
Views: 2758

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

J. C. Wagner once said (not a direct quote), "you show them this killer sleight of hand with cards and coins and all they talk about is the f****
rabbits."

Was it Daryl that thought that once the spectator opens their hand and there's two spongeballs, the trick is over?
by Tom Gilbert
December 14th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 28
Views: 2180

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

Most items were small novelties, key chains, hair ties etc. But the fried squid as a final load... Like Leonard, I went with the Ammar product.
by Tom Gilbert
December 4th, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups and Coin Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Cups and Coin Boxes

Have a set of Sisti cups, these are originals sold by Jim. One of the first chromed coppers sets he sold. Excellent condition. $200 Original David Roth Okito Box set with signed (to me) notes from June of 90. Purchased at a lecture at the time David released this set. $90 Pictures on request. Tom Gi...
by Tom Gilbert
November 30th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 2092

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Mr. De Cova's routine with the ziplock is in the December 1995 issue.
by Tom Gilbert
November 29th, 2017, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 2092

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

There's a guy that performs it with a ziplock and 4 coins. Zeki is his name.
by Tom Gilbert
November 29th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 20950

Re: Ennobling Magic

Yes, a little humor from Mr. Keyes would go a long way. Like Brad, I'd love to see a video of a performance for an audience. I will say though, his bragging about winning all of his debates on different topics was a big put off. Who wins a debate is pretty subjective. I certainly hope he isn't think...
by Tom Gilbert
November 27th, 2017, 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 20950

Re: Ennobling Magic

Creating a problem where there is none?
by Tom Gilbert
November 25th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 20950

Re: Ennobling Magic

Have you watched Slydini's Paper Balls over the Head? He continually tells the spectator that he's putting the ball in his hand as the ball is flying over the spectator's head. Sure looks like a lie to me...
by Tom Gilbert
November 23rd, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection

I happened upon these videos earlier today. Big thanks to Magicana for hosting them. Seeing a young Daryl, Mike Skinner, Paul Harris among others is great fun. Getting to see Bob Little's Dovino act again was fantastic.
by Tom Gilbert
November 17th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Forte New Book?.....
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Steve Forte New Book?.....

Jason England tipped some info on his online lecture, but that was a while ago.
by Tom Gilbert
November 7th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heidi Larsen Has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Heidi Larsen Has Died

How sad, RIP
by Tom Gilbert
November 1st, 2017, 7:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 36
Views: 4408

Re: New John Thompson Book

Oh well, the Genii Convention put a big enough dent into my "magic budget" to be able to get in on the pre-publication offer.
by Tom Gilbert
October 25th, 2017, 10:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Pohle Color Changing Box
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Pohle Color Changing Box

Thanks Brad, I'll pass your info along.
by Tom Gilbert
October 25th, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Pohle Color Changing Box
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Pohle Color Changing Box

A friend is looking for one if anyone wants to part with one..
by Tom Gilbert
October 17th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5468
Views: 1932937

Re: ERDNASE

I'm very impressed with the amount of researching done by the individuals posting, I wouldn't have a clue where to begin. Will have to say I'm glad Bill clarified the card playing reference. Have to believe that card playing was a common practice to pass the time and socialize. Richard K, you mentio...
by Tom Gilbert
October 14th, 2017, 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 5518

Re: Genii Convention

Gotta say Richard put on a hell of a party. Great talent in and out of the convention. Out meaning Asi Wind, Tom Gagnon, Mike Close among a bunch of others. Watching David Ben and Tom Gagnon session was inspiring. Great video crew too, very nice job. But most of all the close up shows WERE close up....
by Tom Gilbert
October 11th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 5518

Re: Genii Convention

by Tom Gilbert
October 3rd, 2017, 2:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Daryl: Live from London, vol 2.
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Looking for Daryl: Live from London, vol 2.

Couldn't hurt to send a message through Daryl's website. He sent out lists of stuff he was trying to sell.
by Tom Gilbert
October 2nd, 2017, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aimee Liwag has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Aimee Liwag has passed away

Horrible disorder.
by Tom Gilbert
October 1st, 2017, 5:09 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Ride
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Ride

Opps, that would be Wednesday.
by Tom Gilbert
October 1st, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Ride
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Ride

Just on the off chance that someone might need a ride. I have a ride coming to the Orlando Airport about 12:30pm and going to the Red Roof Inn by the convention center. If you need a ride and ready to leave at 12:30 let me know.
by Tom Gilbert
September 30th, 2017, 10:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

Since I kind of started the thread on photo quality, I have purchased a red binder with the full set of Stars of Magic manuscripts. I've yet to compare to the Tannen's hardbound I have.
by Tom Gilbert
September 28th, 2017, 8:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Carlyle's Law
Replies: 21
Views: 2932

Re: Carlyle's Law

Years ago (mid-70's) I got to speak to Walter Gibson. He was telling a few tales of Houdini. At that point he mentioned "in today's world Houdini wouldn't be popular." Citing that no audience could sit still for 25 minutes waiting for someone to get out of a safe. It appears attention span...
by Tom Gilbert
September 23rd, 2017, 7:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Penguin Bicycle Elite Cards?
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Penguin Bicycle Elite Cards?

I had bought a red brick when they were first released and just bought a blue brick. I do like them. I had been a Turner Gold Seal fan previously.
by Tom Gilbert
September 19th, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017

Chris, I got the Android version.
by Tom Gilbert
September 19th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017

Nice app, great line up of dealers too.
by Tom Gilbert
September 16th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: DVDs or video files
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: DVDs or video files

Thanks Bill. I do have a back up, but wanted to watch them a little more conveniently, as I usually store the drive away. Makes sense to put a lot more video files on a DVD, than spending time converting and only getting 1, maybe 2 on a disk. I've heard of Handbrake and also Flick, but files it is.
by Tom Gilbert
September 16th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: DVDs or video files
Replies: 3
Views: 766

DVDs or video files

I'm going to try to clean up my hard drive and copy or convert the video files to DVDs. Would there be any advantage to converting the video files (mpg) to DVD files and then burn them?
by Tom Gilbert
September 13th, 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rachel Colombini...
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

Re: Rachel Colombini...

According to a member of Rachel's family, "have had no official evidence or confirmation of her death."
by Tom Gilbert
September 6th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine will Appear at The Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: David Blaine will Appear at The Genii Convention

Very cool.
by Tom Gilbert
August 28th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician friends in Texas?
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Magician friends in Texas?

Bob White said he was pretty far north, but still getting rain. Saw on FB that Gary Plants didn't have power, not sure about Jared Kopf.
by Tom Gilbert
August 24th, 2017, 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

Re: Hip Hip Replacement!

You must be home by now, how'd it go.
by Tom Gilbert
August 24th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Blue Crown - Help contact
Replies: 17
Views: 2492

Re: The Blue Crown - Help contact

They've been complained about on other forums for quite a while now. I'm sure if they wanted to make good they probably would of by now.
by Tom Gilbert
August 23rd, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 2308

Re: Stars of Magic

I have a rough and tumble Tannen's version that I bought new yeeaarrrs ago. But I've heard the Yedid release was best. No?
by Tom Gilbert
August 22nd, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 24
Views: 2308

Stars of Magic

Looking for Meir's hardbound version of Stars of Magic.
by Tom Gilbert
August 19th, 2017, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Speaking of the Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Speaking of the Genii Convention

Who from the forum is attending?

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