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by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2017, 10:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is the name of this effect?
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: What is the name of this effect?

It's irrelevant whether it can be done with straight cards. It was obviously designed to be sold! :)
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 473
Views: 11553

Re: Ennobling Magic

Don't you guys get tired of arguing the same points over and over again?
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Storing Magic Periodicals
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: Storing Magic Periodicals

Since magic magazines have all become available in digital form, the value of full original files has plummeted like a stone. You can not give away most old magic magazines, and full files are worth a fraction of what they used to be. Even those of us who, like me, have full files of many periodical...
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2017, 1:49 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Printing from Recent Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Printing from Recent Issue

It's one page at a time.
by Richard Kaufman
December 12th, 2017, 1:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Storing Magic Periodicals
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: Storing Magic Periodicals

You really should use acid-free archival storage material. Free boxes from the post office are not acid free. The magazines are often brittle from the acid content in the paper. Cardboard which also contains acid off-gasses and increases the deterioration of the paper in the magazines. Century boxes...
by Richard Kaufman
December 11th, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Storing Magic Periodicals
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: Storing Magic Periodicals

Hahaha ... when I was a kid and finished collecting Pallbearers Review, I had them all comb bound. :)

For you I would suggest Century Boxes.
by Richard Kaufman
December 11th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Printing from Recent Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: Printing from Recent Issue

You have to drag the rectangle open to encompass the entire page to download or print it.
by Richard Kaufman
December 10th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This Week's Big Magic News in The UK
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: This Week's Big Magic News in The UK

I smell a winner!
by Richard Kaufman
December 10th, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5425
Views: 1903290

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks, Tom!
by Richard Kaufman
December 10th, 2017, 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5425
Views: 1903290

Re: ERDNASE

If you were unfamiliar with a word other than hearing it spoken, "penuckle" is a result that's not out of the question.
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2017, 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 473
Views: 11553

Re: Ennobling Magic

You fellas really know how to tire a person out.
by Richard Kaufman
December 7th, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 32
Views: 2368

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Someone here needs to go back and reread The Berglas Effects.
by Richard Kaufman
December 6th, 2017, 7:53 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Spoiler Alert
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Spoiler Alert

Glad to hear it. Ryan Matney should get the real kudos!
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师

Good for you, Mahdi!
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 3:44 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 27129

Re: The Works

So, the sixth issue of The Journal of Psience magically showed up in my inbox a few minutes ago!
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5425
Views: 1903290

Re: ERDNASE

Okay, I don't want to see a single new post in this thread unless someone has genuinely new information or research of demonstrable value to more than one person to share. Anything else will get deleted.
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recruting New Staff for Genii's Light from the Lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Recruting New Staff for Genii's Light from the Lamp

We are currently seeking people to fill two positions at Genii: 1. Video reviewer 2. Trick reviewer The job entails writing a column of 2,500 to 3,000 words three times a year. Text must be submitted as a Word doc and is subject to editing by, well, the Editor. Apply by sending two sample reviews (o...
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5425
Views: 1903290

Re: ERDNASE

This thread has degenerated into nonsense.
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 12:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update on the Release Date of Totally Out of Control
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Update on the Release Date of Totally Out of Control

We tried mightily to get this book shipped out before Christmas, however necessary corrections to the proof of both the dustjacket and the text have pushed the date to the end of December. Considering all the days off for both Christmas and New Years taken by both the printer and fulfillment warehou...
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Magic Books 2017

It appears to contain essays and/or art of some sort.
by Richard Kaufman
December 5th, 2017, 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: December 2017 Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: December 2017 Issue

It's considered lost if you haven't received it by the end of the second week of the dated month. At the moment it's probably sitting in a pile of 10,000 Christmas catalogues at your local post office.
by Richard Kaufman
December 4th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 27129

Re: The Works

Brad, I think that's a dandy idea, but I know they've been sending out the instructions as they are being written up. So there is no way to do a book (or at least that isn't a way to solve this problem).
by Richard Kaufman
December 4th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 143
Views: 27129

Re: The Works

Crickets. Will put in a call.
by Richard Kaufman
December 3rd, 2017, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Dai Vernon: The Spirit of Magic

The "some reason" is rights issues.
by Richard Kaufman
December 3rd, 2017, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What happened to Black Fox Magic and Trading Company?
Replies: 13
Views: 4239

Re: What happened to Black Fox Magic and Trading Company?

The owner Frank Popovich is a really bad guy, convicted of the murder of a friend (who may have consorted with his wife) which was clearly caught on videotape. A small exceprt from The Sun: "A Big Bear Lake magician is facing 50 years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of first-degre...
by Richard Kaufman
December 2nd, 2017, 5:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 1415

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

It would seem to work best for a large group if you've got video going on.
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2017, 8:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 1415

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

The Jennings routine was first, I think, published in Pabular.
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2017, 2:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 1415

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

The so-called Jim Lewis idea was actually published in CoinMagic years earlier and it was created by John Cornelius: muscle pass under the table that ricochets off the glass and lands in a spectator's hand.
by Richard Kaufman
November 29th, 2017, 8:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 1415

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Ian, wasn't the Burns routine the first version with a sheer handkerchief?
by Richard Kaufman
November 29th, 2017, 1:29 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Spoiler Alert
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Spoiler Alert

Contact the office: genii@geniimagazine.com
by Richard Kaufman
November 29th, 2017, 1:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 1415

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Michael Ammar's routine is based on something that appeared in Apocalypse, but I can't recall the guy's name. Surely someone here will remember.
by Richard Kaufman
November 25th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 473
Views: 11553

Re: Ennobling Magic

A good deal of the patter in magic is a lie.

End of story.

If you can't see that, there really isn't much more to say.
by Richard Kaufman
November 24th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven's new DVDs
Replies: 14
Views: 2912

Re: Max Maven's new DVDs

Dustin is correct: faulty memory. I expect Max's set will be reviewed in the February issue.
by Richard Kaufman
November 24th, 2017, 11:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: Movie Magic: The Larry Thornton Collection

Bob Little's "Dovino" act was stolen from an Italian magician. I think his last name was Zeppe or Zoppe.
by Richard Kaufman
November 23rd, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Genii
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Genii

We're all so very busy most of the time, but Thanksgiving Day seems to be one of the few times when we slow down a little. All of us at Genii hope you have a great day!
by Richard Kaufman
November 22nd, 2017, 10:14 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Spoiler Alert
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Spoiler Alert

All early orders have been shipped. Someone noted in another thread (or on Facebook, I can't remember which) that they had received their copy.
by Richard Kaufman
November 21st, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We No Longer Have Copies of The Talisman for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 432

We No Longer Have Copies of The Talisman for Sale

We have officially run out of copies of our publication The Talisman, so we can no longer offer it as a bonus when you subscribe.
by Richard Kaufman
November 20th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Baker RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Steve Baker RIP

Charles Manson, on the other hand, is good and dead.
by Richard Kaufman
November 20th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven's new DVDs
Replies: 14
Views: 2912

Re: Max Maven's new DVDs

There will be a full review in the January issue of Genii.
by Richard Kaufman
November 19th, 2017, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 886

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

Yeah, I think you could say that.

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