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by Richard Kaufman
October 18th, 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 36
Views: 2824

Re: Genii Convention

Glad you had a good time. The people from Ohio were probably Haines House of Cards.
Everyone in New York used Tally-Ho decks when I was growing up.
by Richard Kaufman
October 18th, 2017, 3:14 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 168
Views: 77116

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

Yes, Jason England will be posing for the photos. We have to wait until Julie Eng finishes the John Thompson book, and takes a rest, before we all get together to take the photos.
by Richard Kaufman
October 18th, 2017, 1:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!
Replies: 0
Views: 93

The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!

http://i.imgur.com/BtaiVPc.jpg The November issue of Genii, The Conjurors’ Magazine, is now live online with printed copies in the mail. This issue has great columns from John Bannon, Martin Lewis, and Mike Caveney, but is mostly taken up by a 45-page article on the remarkable David Blaine. David h...
by Richard Kaufman
October 17th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

It never occurred to people to keep photos back then.
by Richard Kaufman
October 17th, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

L&L's reprint of the Ganson series is irrelevant to this discussion because they were able to scan from the original glossy photographs. That is not the case with The Stars of Magic.
by Richard Kaufman
October 17th, 2017, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

I mean the Hofzinser book that Dani is doing. I have nothing to do with Magic Christian's superb books, of which there are two more volumnes (Part 3, in two volumes) which was to be published by Hermetic Press and Conjuring Arts Research Center. I do know that Minch does have the book in the works, ...
by Richard Kaufman
October 17th, 2017, 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4949
Views: 1825113

Re: ERDNASE

I will have doubts about any candidate unless he is shown to have been an experienced amateur or professional magician.
by Richard Kaufman
October 17th, 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Hofzinser Seminar in Madrid on November 18th

It is my understanding that I will be publishing the English-language edition of the Hofzinser book.
by Richard Kaufman
October 16th, 2017, 5:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 45
Views: 5504

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

There are two more posthumous books that will follow this one. (This one was not planned to be posthumous.)
by Richard Kaufman
October 15th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

Using a "cover card" (as it's called) is not unusual in publishing. Tannen's, for example, also used a cover card for Cliff Green's Professional Card Magic in 1961 (which I believe may have been the same year as their first bound printed edition of Stars of Magic).
by Richard Kaufman
October 14th, 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: What is the story behind this printing of SOM?

More correctly: the first printing by Tannen where all the contents were gathered in book form.
by Richard Kaufman
October 14th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 36
Views: 2824

Re: Genii Convention

It was a Polaroid! Cool project.
by Richard Kaufman
October 11th, 2017, 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 36
Views: 2824

Re: Genii Convention

Photos in the December issue


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by Richard Kaufman
October 11th, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel leaving Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Criss Angel leaving Luxor

No kidding !


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by Richard Kaufman
October 10th, 2017, 10:56 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas
Replies: 22
Views: 9441

Re: Magic in the Tokyo/Yokohama areas

I hear that Half Moon bar is one of the best now.
by Richard Kaufman
October 10th, 2017, 10:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Finn Jon's Floating Silver Stick
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Finn Jon's Floating Silver Stick

I'll take it. Please send a PayPal invoice to moobooks@verizon.net
by Richard Kaufman
October 6th, 2017, 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 36
Views: 2824

Re: Genii Convention

Jean Merlin did the most amazing lecture of rope magic that anyone has ever seen. It was absolutely stunning


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by Richard Kaufman
October 4th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 4
Views: 738

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

A few days later than usual


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by Richard Kaufman
October 4th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

No


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by Richard Kaufman
October 2nd, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aimee Liwag has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Aimee Liwag has passed away

Very sad. Eating disorders are extremely hard to treat.
by Richard Kaufman
October 1st, 2017, 4:12 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Ride
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Ride

What day?
by Richard Kaufman
October 1st, 2017, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Book releases scheduled at the Genii Convention
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: Book releases scheduled at the Genii Convention

Nothing from me; Ryan Matney's Spoiler Alert! won't be ready until the end of October.

Vanishing Inc. does not have a booth.

Penguin does not have a booth.

Haven't heard any rumors.

Should be some new tricks, though.
by Richard Kaufman
October 1st, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4949
Views: 1825113

Re: ERDNASE

We also don't know how long after the manuscript and illustrations were completed that it took the author to have it published. He may have tried to sell the manuscript to a publisher, such as Jamieson-Higgins (which might explain why S. W. Jamieson filled out the copyright application, rather than...
by Richard Kaufman
September 30th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

The act of scanning screened black and white photos without descreening them creates lines and moire pattern.
The only way to compare them is to take photographs of the photos and post those.
by Richard Kaufman
September 30th, 2017, 6:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars of Magic photo quality
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Stars of Magic photo quality

You don't say which is which, however presumably the lower versions are the originals. The upper versions clearly show the dot pattern visible when photos are not properly rescreened.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2017, 9:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed

No details yet. What a bummer!
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Carlyle's Law
Replies: 21
Views: 2337

Re: Carlyle's Law

But an audience WILL sit still for over 10 minutes watching David Blaine hold his breath in a tank of water. I've seen it, so have many others. Laymen are spellbound by it.
by Richard Kaufman
September 28th, 2017, 10:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Itinerant Pasteboards discrepancy
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: The Itinerant Pasteboards discrepancy

Dr. Daley liked discrepancies, this we know.
He is also dead, so we cannot answer questions that only he could definitively answer.
by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Garcia, Kaplan, Sharpe, Vernon and more
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: FSH: Garcia, Kaplan, Sharpe, Vernon and more

Don't post about the things you want: contact the seller directly.
by Richard Kaufman
September 26th, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ken Klosterman - help with upcoming biography
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: Ken Klosterman - help with upcoming biography

No Forum owns the copyright on what you post. You automatically own the copyright.
by Richard Kaufman
September 25th, 2017, 12:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Second "Magic Castle" Opening in October 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1153

Re: Second "Magic Castle" Opening in October 2017

It's not a restaurant. As far as I know, no food is being served. I assume drinks will be served.
by Richard Kaufman
September 23rd, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

Have you tried Google?
by Richard Kaufman
September 22nd, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1368

Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

GeniiOnline is a new website that's completely different than what we do here and on MagicPedia. GeniiOnline is run by editor Susan Arendt, and is part of our company. It is a place you will want to visit daily for the latest news, updates, and articles! The Genii says, go now: https://geniionline.c...
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Mobile App Guide for Genii Convention 2017

I found it, no problem. Are you sure you spelled "Genii" correctly? Maybe just a digital hiccup, so try again please.
by Richard Kaufman
September 20th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: John Bannon's Queenpins
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: John Bannon's Queenpins

Tomas Blomberg is NOT Topas. I know both of them.
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You Receive an Email From Me Asking You to Click on a Link, Ignore It
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: If You Receive an Email From Me Asking You to Click on a Link, Ignore It

No, the hacker's link is about an "invoice."
by Richard Kaufman
September 19th, 2017, 3:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You Receive an Email From Me Asking You to Click on a Link, Ignore It
Replies: 2
Views: 350

If You Receive an Email From Me Asking You to Click on a Link, Ignore It

Some dopes are sending people I know emails asking them to pay an invoice or click on a link.
If you receive an email like that, IGNORE IT.
by Richard Kaufman
September 18th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 4
Views: 738

The October Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

https://i.imgur.com/oXyYOC3.jpg The October issue of Genii is now live online! http://www.geniimagazine.com On our cover this month is the astounding French magician Bebel. He’s a quiet and sort of mysterious character who doesn’t speak a lot of English, which probably accounts for some of the myst...
by Richard Kaufman
September 17th, 2017, 9:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Turnantula
Replies: 24
Views: 5211

Re: Turnantula

I cannot get a video pasted into here successfully!

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