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by Tom Gilbert
October 17th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4949
Views: 1825114

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: 36
Views: 2824

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: 36
Views: 2824

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: 434

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: 642

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: 414

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: 414

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: 781

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: 2337

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: 614

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: 648

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: 648

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: 524

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: 524

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: 1886

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: 687

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: 573

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: 1596

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: 2035

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: 1738

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: 1738

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: 385

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: 15
Views: 1596

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: 3028

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: 21617

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: 17
Views: 2035

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: 892

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: 818

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: 1087

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: 1654

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: 1654

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: 1654

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: 1654

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: 3519

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: 3519

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: 953

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: 953

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: 1238

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: 1238

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: 4596

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.

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