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by Tom Gilbert
August 23rd, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 18
Views: 600

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: 18
Views: 600

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: 286

Speaking of the Genii Convention

Who from the forum is attending?
by Tom Gilbert
August 15th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hip Hip Replacement!
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Hip Hip Replacement!

Good luck, mine is about 1.5 years old and you won't believe the difference. Years of skydiving and martial arts took a toll. No one damaged a hip from practicing card magic. Good thing you quit smoking, a lot of my after surgery therapy was walking.
by Tom Gilbert
August 10th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 2013

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

"OK. I just read the description. I still don't know what the effect is. I was almost following things until the dreaded instructions to jot things down. I got completely lost at that point. And then the awful word "algorithim" did me in completely." The last sentence made me spi...
by Tom Gilbert
August 7th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 20953

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Somewhat of a Chuck Norris look, Michael.
by Tom Gilbert
July 29th, 2017, 2:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Blue Crown - Help contact
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: The Blue Crown - Help contact

Seems to be a lot of complaints on a number of forums about this company.
by Tom Gilbert
July 26th, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Celeste Evans – RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

Thanks for the links Brad.
by Tom Gilbert
July 25th, 2017, 7:54 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Also looking for the Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Also looking for the Genii Convention

Thanks Andres, but I talked a friend into going to the convention and that's where we'll be staying also.
by Tom Gilbert
July 23rd, 2017, 9:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Live Tickets For Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 993

Re: Magic Live Tickets For Sale

I didn't think you were done with the line up. Looking forward to the announcement.
by Tom Gilbert
July 16th, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

I wouldn't work too hard looking, foggy memory at best. I did a search of Genii from 80-81 and no mention.
by Tom Gilbert
July 16th, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

Seems to me that there was a mention of the Phantom in some magic column. I was thinking maybe Frank's column in Tannen's Magic Manuscript, but the show aired in 1980 and the Manuscript didn't start until 81. So possibly Genii?
by Tom Gilbert
July 16th, 2017, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

Leonard, Frank warned the Phantom about going on the show, but the kid insisted.
by Tom Gilbert
July 15th, 2017, 9:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Frank Garcia on Dick Cavett

Thanks a lot for that Max, I remember the show. Man, it was a long time ago, but I was asking Frank about the Phantom and he said that he told him being on the show wasn't a great idea, but he insisted. The day after the show he was beaten by some of the other operators and at some point after that ...
by Tom Gilbert
July 12th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2935

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

The original or number 1 Classic Collection is drawing decent money now as Harry has been sold out for quite a while.
by Tom Gilbert
July 10th, 2017, 3:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 2935

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

I think the evil Kent is laughing his ass off right now.
by Tom Gilbert
July 8th, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Stars of Magic

I agree with Richard, wish he'd reprint the hardbound, but if he does he said it's not in the foreseeable future... The paperback, like the hardbound has enhanced photos and he said he's added some things. I'll have to look for one of Meir's hardbounds used I guess.
by Tom Gilbert
July 8th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Stars of Magic

Just received an email from Meir Yedid, he reprinted, in paperback the Stars of Magic book. He said he's changed it up a little from his hardbound edition.
by Tom Gilbert
July 8th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

I was thinking me with a bow and arrow on stage, would end up being a whole different effect. With not one card being hit.
by Tom Gilbert
July 6th, 2017, 8:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Masters of Illusion - Zen Archer

Looking forward to watching it.
by Tom Gilbert
July 4th, 2017, 1:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)
Replies: 73
Views: 4262

Re: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)

Tsai is getting more exposure as this link came off of Yahoo's main page: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1 ... contestant Basically, a recap of CaptainDisillusion's video, the fact it's on the main page will draw a lot more attention.
by Tom Gilbert
July 4th, 2017, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Michael Weber Workshop at The Genii Convention Will Include ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1691

Re: The Michael Weber Workshop at The Genii Convention Will Include ...

What's the cutoff number for Michael's workshop?
by Tom Gilbert
June 26th, 2017, 7:42 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Also looking for the Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Also looking for the Genii Convention

Just was able to get things in line to go and of course the rooms are all booked. So if you would like a roommate for the convention please let me know.

Tom
by Tom Gilbert
June 25th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For sale Stainless Stelle Set of cups in CNC
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: For sale Stainless Stelle Set of cups in CNC

They look like nice cups, but with the video showing a top view, they look small. What size final load do they take?
by Tom Gilbert
June 25th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Convention Session Etiquette?
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: Convention Session Etiquette?

You might want to get a feel for the session first. If it looks like a show and tell, maybe not participate and just be an onlooker. You could just have a disclaimer before you start that you're performing items from books.
by Tom Gilbert
June 23rd, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 20953

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

The price of the Bertram cups went way up due to an eBay auction where 3 people decided they wanted Bertram cups a number of years ago. That auction closed at something like $2200. Pete Biro put his up and got $1500, so figuring there were 3 people I put my set up for $1700 and they were gone in an ...
by Tom Gilbert
June 3rd, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Okito boxes
Replies: 24
Views: 4850

Re: Okito boxes

Here's the link to Craig's in progress site. http://primalgimcrack.com/
by Tom Gilbert
June 3rd, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need help from a video poobah
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Need help from a video poobah

Windows 10 has movie maker, not sure if that's any help.
by Tom Gilbert
May 28th, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two rules I won't violate again
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Two rules I won't violate again

Steve, I think I know what you ordered and agree. Multiple videos, that weren't all that easy to access in the first place. It might have taken me a couple tries to be able to watch them, it almost seemed like they were filmed that way for a DVD.
by Tom Gilbert
May 24th, 2017, 3:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6562

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Dustin started the thread, hope he remembers.
by Tom Gilbert
May 9th, 2017, 8:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: anyone remember....
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: anyone remember....

Sorry for the confusion, meant Richard M, whose post is above mine and recent.
by Tom Gilbert
May 8th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: anyone remember....
Replies: 8
Views: 1644

Re: anyone remember....

Is this something you're selling Richard?
by Tom Gilbert
May 6th, 2017, 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 7244

Re: On the Pass

Bob White was telling me Charlie Miller swore by the Charles Bertram pass. Anyone familiar with it? It's in a book by C. Lang Neil. Charlie told him the description was very good, accompanying pictures terrible.
by Tom Gilbert
May 3rd, 2017, 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 7244

Re: On the Pass

Also regarding Howie and his tiny, tiny hands. I was bemoaning the fact that I have small hands so Howie bet his were smaller, they were but by just a little. He asked if I've ever read Erdnase, to which I said yes, and he then became a living version, showing me about 15 to 20 moves out of the book...
by Tom Gilbert
April 27th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 2784

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

There's an effect in 52 Memories called "The Three Stooges" that uses the McD set.
by Tom Gilbert
April 27th, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 2784

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

I'll check 52 Memories and see if it's in that book. Another very interesting approach is by John Guasteferro called Famous Aces. It's in his book
Second Storm, I believe on DVD also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk-6fi5T5RA
by Tom Gilbert
April 26th, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces
Replies: 26
Views: 2784

Re: Earl Nelson's McDonald's Aces

Nice handling.
by Tom Gilbert
April 15th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2418

Re: Tim Conover Project

Hopefully he'll come to life in the book.
by Tom Gilbert
April 10th, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 4593

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

Bill, I was meaning Don's performance. If he pulled out a pocket knife and opened it, and then stabbed the bag, that would be nowhere as dramatic and interesting as him using a switchblade. Plus he got a laugh or two with a comment about the knife. I do find the comments about people being uneasy ab...
by Tom Gilbert
April 9th, 2017, 11:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 4593

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

Don Alan's selected card in paper bag wouldn't be the same without a switchblade.

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