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by keeper
September 13th, 2016, 9:59 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Steinmeyer's CONJURING August 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 906

Steinmeyer's CONJURING August 2016

I've been playing with the August submission "My Word". If you haven't seen it, its a wonderfully scripted effect that is as clever as it is entertaining. While practicing I realized that one word in the quotes "IN" is not contained in the decoder quotes. I'm very glad I discover...
by keeper
August 23rd, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini & Doyle
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Houdini & Doyle

I must admit this show really grew on me thanks to the amazing job by the three leads. The back and forth between Doyle & Holes was perfect as was Houdini's cocky demeanor. For a show that played fast and loose with the facts there were times that it surprised me with its accuracy. The most nota...
by keeper
June 18th, 2016, 8:33 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Penn & Teller Magic Set
Replies: 1
Views: 2340

Penn & Teller Magic Set

When I got this I was very disappointed with many of the choices they made. After reading Teller's thoughts on it it helped me understand where there were coming from a little more. My biggest lingering question is why release it WITHOUT their video instructions? The small introduction on the enclos...
by keeper
December 31st, 2015, 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Forget: Tonight "The Illusionists" on NBC
Replies: 21
Views: 3429

Re: Don't Forget: Tonight "The Illusionists" on NBC

I was a big fan of the touring show and the way it highlighted the different personalities and styles of the performers. I was worried that it was going to be next to impossible to do that in the limited time of a TV show chock full of commercials. I was proven wrong with the brilliant opening. Hobs...
by keeper
October 24th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel cancels shows
Replies: 26
Views: 3850

Re: Criss Angel cancels shows

I'm guessing if you are trying to appeal to a young female audience having a wife or kid might be a negative.
by keeper
October 24th, 2015, 7:03 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Ten Years ... !
Replies: 11
Views: 6623

Re: Ten Years ... !

Congrats Dustin!!!
by keeper
September 28th, 2015, 3:06 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Coming for Genii Convention...
Replies: 0
Views: 901

Coming for Genii Convention...

...and looking for even more magical goodness for the rest of the week. Here's a few recomendations from a local. Wizardz Magic Theater is near Old Town on Kissimmee's Rt 192. a show every Monday night. The Monday after the convention is Peter Samelson. http://www.wizardzmagictheater.com/ Outta Cont...
by keeper
September 28th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention in your pocket
Replies: 34
Views: 6722

Re: Genii Convention in your pocket

Great idea --thanks for doing this. Getting more and more excited for the convention.

My Iphone 5s with current software crashed when I first went in the app but seems fine after the re-boot.
by keeper
September 7th, 2015, 1:04 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Mr Rabbit
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Mr Rabbit

thanks you sir---I will put it with the lots.
by keeper
September 6th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Mr Rabbit
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Mr Rabbit

Richard Kaufman wrote:Common: Tenyo still makes it.

Do you have the red box they make now, or the box with the yellowish front and the window in the shape of a rabbit?



The later
by keeper
August 15th, 2015, 9:03 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Mr Rabbit
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Mr Rabbit

I'm working on getting unused stuff together for an auction and came across this item. Box is a little mishapen from something heavy being put on it but is not ripped or torn. The sponges are like new and the instructions still in the box. I'm wondering if it has enough collectibility to list it onl...
by keeper
August 15th, 2015, 8:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Because when I think WSJ, I think Piff
Replies: 20
Views: 4039

Re: Because when I think WSJ, I think Piff

I guess I missed the negative --I thought he was just as funny. Maybe I need to move to the UK
by keeper
August 15th, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Tenyo Books
Replies: 10
Views: 7354

Re: Tenyo Books

and have you guys seen the pictures of the book in this months Genii....its a thing of beauty!!!
by keeper
August 15th, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking forward to the Genii Convention
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: Looking forward to the Genii Convention

Hello everyone, I'm going to the Genii Convention and am very excited. In a way, I travel for a living so I have very little time to spend reading and practicing magic, so I figured the convention would give me a concentrated dose of what I need most--more magic and fun. I look forward to putting f...
by keeper
August 1st, 2015, 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: David Copperfield Magic Museum Tour
Replies: 27
Views: 5491

Re: David Copperfield Magic Museum Tour

Mysterious Package Company is amazing.
by keeper
July 11th, 2015, 3:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Day 5
Replies: 51
Views: 18564

Re: FISM Day 5

Who knows what the hell Juan Mayoral was thinking. I've heard all kinds of second-hand reports. But if I were a pro and someone wanted to put my little act on TV, it sounds like a GOOD DEAL even if I don't get paid. Think of the exposure that you would never otherwise get? Not to discount this thou...
by keeper
March 14th, 2015, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin Board
Replies: 23
Views: 6803

Re: Coin Board

In addition to the Macy's gig Dan Tsukalis used to do the fair circuit. My fisrt "professional" tricks came from him at the Danbury (CT) State Fair and the Eastern States Expo (MA). Every year I would watch him for hours before deciding what my one trick would be. Years later I met him at ...
by keeper
February 7th, 2015, 4:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention
Replies: 19
Views: 4175

Re: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention

I like the idea of the winning numbers being posted somewhere to pick up the prizes (registration?) so people do not have to be present. The dealer room idea is a nice addition but should be a perk for those that purchase something not a punishment for those that don't so it would be best to separat...
by keeper
December 6th, 2014, 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic set for kids...
Replies: 24
Views: 5415

Re: Magic set for kids...

The Ryan Oakes sets are put out by Marshall Brodien. I thought the lunch box set was very creative. The lunch thermos was a Lota Vase and the lunchbox was some kind of production box.
by keeper
March 1st, 2014, 12:41 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: App for android tablets
Replies: 82
Views: 21032

Re: App for android tablets

yes Joe I can still access things thru Ask Alexandar....thanks Richard, I'll call next week


Al
by keeper
February 28th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: App for android tablets
Replies: 82
Views: 21032

Re: App for android tablets

I've accessed the digital issues prior only on a pc and just got a Kindle Fire. Trying to play catch up and I may have misssed the info but should I be able to use the app now? It does not seem to recogonize my passowrd/code combo. No incorrect password message--just nothing. I tried deleating and r...
by keeper
May 5th, 2013, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 12136

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

I have supported RS thru the first year because they gave a quality product at a fair price but this might just drive me away. The product I paid for included printed instructions. It was a stretch when they stopped sending instructions and made me print them up myself. Now I can only print the main...
by keeper
January 26th, 2013, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 30068

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

I enjoy the child-like surprise of getting something every month. Like Marco said it's all re-hashing of old principles but I enjoy the way their take on things stimulate my creative juices. Even on months when the item is "not me" the process and re-dressing is inspiring and helps me in m...
by keeper
January 19th, 2013, 3:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 125
Views: 20675

Re: Wonderball

Sadly the only thing more uncomfortable than watching Jonathan perform without Charolette....

is watching Charolette perform without Jonathan.

They are both trying to re-invent themselves whic is never easy. It's a painful process to watch but I hope that something good comes of it for everyone.
by keeper
January 5th, 2013, 8:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: Genii Magazine

Always unfortunate when a long-time relationship ends. Obviously the paticulairs are none of our business and there are others that can review books. His contributions were valuable to me and I will miss the ramblings. Thank you Richard for letting him continue in the long-review format during your ...
by keeper
January 1st, 2013, 11:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 6155

Re: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU

Phew...finally finished. Liek a gourmet meal it needed to be savored and digested slowly. Max Mavens article was amazing. His contribution are always a joy to read and this was no exception. As to my favorite tricks...wow so hard to choose. The one that spoke to me was "Tokkuri and Rope". ...
by keeper
January 1st, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Fascinating recount of 75 years of Genii
Replies: 7
Views: 4567

Re: Fascinating recount of 75 years of Genii

Just finished it today. There is probably no one in magic that could have done a better job with the countless details that are woven into this article. The only thing I did not see (or missed) in discusing the evolotion in the Kaufman years of the maggazine was the steady use of physical extras pac...
by keeper
December 17th, 2012, 12:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum
Replies: 115
Views: 10942

Re: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum

I'm pretty sure the Uri we met at the Genii Bash would not only sign it but sit down and break bread with Randi. I doubt if the feeling is mutual but that would be the lecture to end all lectures...a sit down/debate between them.
by keeper
December 17th, 2012, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum
Replies: 115
Views: 10942

Re: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum

Yes thanks Richard...win or lose it's a fun idea.
by keeper
December 13th, 2012, 9:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Christmas

I've done it a half dozen times and it's very powerful in the right environment. Club meeting, private party, basically a more intimate place where people are able to sit and give you their full attention. I don't think it would work in say, a restaurant walk-around situation without coming up with ...
by keeper
December 11th, 2012, 3:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1175

Re: Christmas

No one seemed to respond to this last year but it's a great effect. Jay Sankey's "Mute" was in last Decembers Genii. This is my version of taking it to the next level. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=37807&Num...
by keeper
November 20th, 2012, 10:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 6155

Re: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU

Orlando in Monday's mail---I had to help the Mrs carry it from the mailbox. Goodie bag--Genii Bash--double issue. An amazing way to finish of the 75th year. Proud to be a subscriber for life! Congrats to the small but mighty Genii team.
by keeper
November 12th, 2012, 3:50 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic Castle paddles/swizzle sticks
Replies: 0
Views: 695

Magic Castle paddles/swizzle sticks

Difficult to figure out where to post this so mods please forgive me and move if necessary. Any Magic Castle members have info about the rabbit in the hat "paddles" that Richard showed in his digital Genii Speaks video. They don't show on the MC web stie...are they something that could be ...
by keeper
October 3rd, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ATTENTION Real Secrets Members Attending the Genii Bash!
Replies: 29
Views: 4259

Re: ATTENTION Real Secrets Members Attending the Genii Bash!

So I'm walking around the pre-bash dealers room tonight and a guy comes up points to my Real Secrets badge says hope you'll be joining us for the party, hands me a DVD and walks off. It happened so quickly I wouldn't be able to describe him nor did I read his name badge. I have a brand new Big Blind...
by keeper
September 20th, 2012, 3:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 8798

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Tuesday Orlando (Home of the Genni Bash!!!)
by keeper
July 10th, 2012, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Trick of the Month Club...
Replies: 429
Views: 76694

Re: Real Secrets Trick of the Month Club...

I had an issue with the post office damaging my RS #4. When I emailed RS they not only replied in less than 12 hours they shippped out a replacement package priority mail. They may be mysterious but have given excellent service so far to me. As to #4 a great re-working of an old principle. I re-work...
by keeper
June 20th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Myrtle Beach Magic
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Myrtle Beach Magic

Hi

Heading to MB for a few days in mid-July. Any magic going ons that can't be missed. I saw a seance advertised at one of the tourist locations...thoughts?
by keeper
April 14th, 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 91325

Re: Hank Lee

I just read thru this thread in one sitting and was surprised that what I feel an important issue didn't get mentioned until page 13. Tim and Richard kinda indirectly hit on it...to me the bigger issue in all this is the effect on the magic community. People reading the story and using it to justify...
by keeper
April 14th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congratulations, Genii!
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Congratulations, Genii!

Yes --congrats to the head Genii and all that help make it happen. The wisdom of the digital tied to the print subscription model is proving its worth time and time again. Here's hoping we can fend off losing the paper as long as possible.

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