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by Dustin Stinett
May 22nd, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, May 22: The Close-Up Gallery R. Paul Wilson Hannibal John Kippen (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Dale Hindman El Ropo The Palace of Mystery Murray SawChuck Douglas LEFTY Leferovich W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) ...
by Dustin Stinett
May 21st, 2017, 4:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP James Hamilton
Replies: 2
Views: 455

RIP James Hamilton

I am very sad to report the death of James Hamilton. James was a founding member of the legendary Long Beach Mystics. He was also perhaps the greatest living expert on Alexander Herrmann. James was a wonderful, kind, and generous man who will be sorely missed.
by Dustin Stinett
May 16th, 2017, 12:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, May 15: The Close-Up Gallery Jeki Yoo Fenik Mike Perovich (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Wes Mathison The Bornsteins The Palace of Mystery J. Neal & Liane Mark Miller W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Ron Bell ...
by Dustin Stinett
May 10th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Potter & Potter's Next Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Potter & Potter's Next Auction

The catalog for is ready for ordering (or downloading) at Potter & Potter:
http://www.potterauctions.com/auctions/upcoming/

By the way, if anyone is looking for a birthday or Christmas present for me, Lot #23 caught my eye.
by Dustin Stinett
May 9th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike O'Dowd Has Died
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

RIP: Mike O'Dowd

Very saddened by this news. Mike was a terrific guy. A book collector who was selling off his enormous collection at excellent prices, Mike was a friend and student of Francis Carlyle (and Mike never forgave the individual who, as a "joke," spiked Carlyle's soft drink with the liquor that ...
by Dustin Stinett
May 8th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, May 8: The Close-Up Gallery Richard Turner David Gabbay Kirk Grodske (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Doug Gorman & Fran Nick Paul The Palace of Mystery Dana Daniels with Richard Allen The NO Show W.C. Fields Bar (T...
by Dustin Stinett
May 7th, 2017, 4:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Paul Diamond
Replies: 38
Views: 1767

RIP: Paul Diamond

Just heard the news that now Paul Diamond has died. From Maria Ibanez: "The magic world is all the poorer today with the loss of not just a personal and loved friend, but also a legend of the magic world. News comes today of the passing of my friend Paul Diamond. Past owner of a large magic sto...
by Dustin Stinett
May 7th, 2017, 3:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Bill McIlhany
Replies: 0
Views: 341

RIP: Bill McIlhany

Bill McIlhany has passed away. Collector and historian, Bill was essential to several of my projects, providing video and even creating video (he transferred the 35mm film of Lockman's theatrical previews from the 1930s to video). Thanks for everything, Bill, you will be missed.
by Dustin Stinett
May 1st, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)

May the Fourth Be With You This event is sold out, so let that be a lesson to get in on these special VIP Gourmet Dinner events early. This one is Star Wars themed featuring a special menu by Chef Jason paired with wines from Skywalker Ranch. Weekend Winner The annual weekend seminar on May 20 and ...
by Dustin Stinett
April 25th, 2017, 2:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, April 24: The Close-Up Gallery David Forrest James Went Namsino (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Shane Cobalt Jimmy H. The Palace of Mystery Jon Armstrong Jody Baran & Kathleen W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) J...
by Dustin Stinett
April 17th, 2017, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, April 17: The Close-Up Gallery Steve Silverman Astor Galambos (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Bob Gebert Hillel The Palace of Mystery Denny Haney Puck Scott Alexander W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Jeff Martin Th...
by Dustin Stinett
April 11th, 2017, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)

brianarudolph wrote:As a non-resident member, I like having your schedules a lot, Dustin, because your schedules show more weeks into the future ... Thanks for posting them!

You are welcome, and thanks for the kind words.
by Dustin Stinett
April 11th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Do You Use "The Collector's Marketplace"?
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Do You Use "The Collector's Marketplace"?

If you use the Collector's Marketplace, please read this: Amazingly, I have to remind everyone, including people who have been on this forum for years, that the Marketplace Rules are not mere guidelines, they are RULES. Violation of the rules result in deletions and bans if the violations continue. ...
by Dustin Stinett
April 11th, 2017, 12:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, April 10: The Close-Up Gallery Joe Skilton David Malek David Stryker (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Mark Paskell Kerry Ross The Palace of Mystery Chuck Jones & Company W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Mark Col...
by Dustin Stinett
April 9th, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire
Replies: 31
Views: 3202

Card-Shark Warehouse Fire

Our friend Christian Schenk of Card-Shark watched his warehouse go up in flames on April 8. He vows that The Phoenix WILL rise from those flame, and we all can help. To generate the cash flow he needs, he is offering discount vouchers in various denominations that can be used at the conventions he a...
by Dustin Stinett
April 6th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4447

Heard some exciting news ...

...Too bad it's not my place to spill it here. But it's exciting!
by Dustin Stinett
April 4th, 2017, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the Winners Are ...
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: And the Winners Are ...

Maybe. But you'll have to read about it in the June issue. :)
by Dustin Stinett
April 3rd, 2017, 4:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the Winners Are ...
Replies: 2
Views: 765

And the Winners Are ...

To read who the winners and honorees at the AMA Awards are, please click
Here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=49503&p=333977#p333977
by Dustin Stinett
April 3rd, 2017, 4:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)

And the winners are … At the 49th Academy of Magical Arts Awards Show, the following are the winners and Fellowship honorees: Close-Up Magician of the Year: Mike Pisciotta Parlour Magician of the Year: Handsome Jack Stage Magician of the Year: Tommy Ten & Amelie van Tass Lecturer of the Year: R...
by Dustin Stinett
April 1st, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2017)

Bon Voyage AMA Members can receive a 15% discount off tickets to the annual “FantaSea” magic event aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on April 8. See the April Academy Newsletter or the AMA website (Member’s Calendar). Details and schedules for the day-long event are here: http://www.q...
by Dustin Stinett
March 31st, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R: Another Clearance (Clarence)
Replies: 0
Views: 317

H&R: Another Clearance (Clarence)

Even if your name's not Clarence, it appears that H&R Book is having another clearance of their used books. Almost half off!
https://www.magicbookshop.com/b/used-bo ... by=creator

(Unsolicited endorsement)
by Dustin Stinett
March 31st, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 5654

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

Unless there are other details you want, here's the episode guide:
http://affiliate.zap2it.com/tv/johnny-c ... =antennatv
by Dustin Stinett
March 28th, 2017, 12:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, March 27: The Close-Up Gallery Pop Haydn Johnny Ace Palmer Bill Goodwin (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation George Schindler John Carney The Palace of Mystery Michael Finney Shoot Ogawa Dimmare W.C. Fields Bar (Monday to...
by Dustin Stinett
March 20th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, March 20: The Close-Up Gallery Andrew Goldenhersh Matt Vizio Steve Friedberg (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Chris Capehart Tim Shegitz The Palace of Mystery Kalin & Jinger W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Rich...
by Dustin Stinett
March 13th, 2017, 4:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, March 13: The Close-Up Gallery David Groves Eric Jones Migz (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Eric Buss Robert Baxt The Palace of Mystery Bruce Gold Chris Randall David & Dania W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Bo...
by Dustin Stinett
March 9th, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 8097

Re: Magicians Documentary

I have edited a couple of posts for content. Let's cool off, boys and girls. I think we all can agree that child porn is bad. I find it fascinating that this thread has been hijacked by the subject of Rouven. That is one of the several reasons the producers didn't put in a tag: they didn't want the ...
by Dustin Stinett
March 7th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 8097

Re: Magicians Documentary

Several things led the filmmakers to the choice they made in regard to Rouven. First, the film was finished well before Rouven was arrested. Second, the film had been shown at a festival very shortly after Rouven was arrested. The only thing that could be in a "tag" was his arrest: which i...
by Dustin Stinett
March 7th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 8097

Re: Magicians Documentary

You've said that to me many times, but have never explained what that agenda is. And now I'm curious about what is not factual in this film. I have spent considerable time with Ms. Hume. As I see it, her only agenda was to show that artists—of any stripe—make personal sacrifices in order to make a l...
by Dustin Stinett
March 7th, 2017, 1:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 8097

Re: Magicians Documentary

One of the things that became apparent to me after watching this film in a venue filled with mostly non-magicians, and listening to the questions posed to the filmmakers afterward, is that (as Marcie Hume said to me during one of our interviews) the laity and magicians do not receive this film the s...
by Dustin Stinett
March 6th, 2017, 11:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, March 6: The Close-Up Gallery Michael Rangel LUIS Tom Frank (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Rmax Franco Pascali The Palace of Mystery Lady Mystina Murray Hatfield & Teresa W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Steve...
by Dustin Stinett
March 6th, 2017, 7:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 5654

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

It's been a while that I've been able to tell you to set your DVR: Michael Ammar on the "Here's Johnny" rerun on the March 9 airing (Antenna TV, check your local listings).
by Dustin Stinett
March 6th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 8097

Re: Magicians Documentary

Robert77 wrote:I may have seen this Ricky Jay movie...is this the one that ends with him exploding in anger at one of the filmmakers who doesn't follow instructions?

No. That was a television movie called Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters and Ricky Jay that aired in the UK in 1996.
by Dustin Stinett
March 6th, 2017, 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Access questions about digital vers. of Genii
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Access questions about digital vers. of Genii

All I can say is that I access it on my PC through the website (http://geniimagazine.com/) using Google Chrome and it works and looks great.
by Dustin Stinett
March 6th, 2017, 1:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 8097

Re: Magicians Documentary

I am going to say that—in my mind— Tim's Vemeer doesn't count because of its subject matter. There are many "magical" movies that are not magic . And if we consider those made by magicians, or even with appearances by magicians, then we must add Aristocrats . As much as I enjoyed the film,...
by Dustin Stinett
March 3rd, 2017, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: H&R Used Book Sale...
Replies: 2
Views: 598

H&R Used Book Sale...

Our friend Marshall Petersen at H&R Books is running a 20% discount sale on all used books.
The sale runs through March 10.*
Time to plug those holes in the library!
https://www.magicbookshop.com/b/used-books

Dustin
*An unsolicited endorsement
by Dustin Stinett
March 2nd, 2017, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (March 2017)

Going Green Yes, the green beer will be flowing on St. Patrick’s Day at The Magic Castle. And with that day falling on a Friday, you best have your reservations already. It is highly recommended that walk-ins show up early. Monitor your Castle Text Alerts for capacity and parking warnings. Text Ale...
by Dustin Stinett
February 28th, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2017)

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, February 27: The Close-Up Gallery Norman Beck John George Chef Anton (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Jon Stetson Mark Shortland The Palace of Mystery Greg Otto Kyle & Mistie Knight W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sund...
by Dustin Stinett
February 26th, 2017, 5:43 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Keeping my Eye on "The Eye"
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Keeping my Eye on "The Eye"

I have always enjoyed short-take news/trivia/historical bits of information in a publication. As such, Todd Karr's "The Eye" has become one of my favorite sections in Genii. The April issue will mark the one-year plateau for the column. I am glad that Richard Kaufman took the gamble of inc...
by Dustin Stinett
February 26th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 25402

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

There's no closet or "dressing room" with a door in the Parlour. There is a curtain behind which is a dressing area. That's where he was found ... More information will likely come out. Just to be clear, there is a door—with the performer's name on it—that leads to the corridor outside th...

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