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by Dustin Stinett
August 15th, 2017, 4:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 309

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, August 14: The Close-Up Gallery Fr. Jim Blantz Chris Korn Brian Markenson (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Alan Hudson Chris Capehart The Palace of Mystery Tom Ogden Hillel Chris Randall The Peller Theatre (Thursday to ...
by Dustin Stinett
August 8th, 2017, 1:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 309

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, August 7: The Close-Up Gallery Mário Daniel HUBB John Guastaferro (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation J. Neal Robert Dorian The Palace of Mystery Shawn McMaster David Sousa Naathan Phan The Peller Theatre (Thursday to Sund...
by Dustin Stinett
August 2nd, 2017, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Celeste Evans – RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Celeste Evans – RIP

by Dustin Stinett
August 1st, 2017, 11:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2017)

Where Do It Go? It’s hard to believe that it is August. Tic-toc, tic-toc. Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that some people wish it away (“I wish it was Friday …”). I though MAGIC Live was next week. I’m relieved to know that I still have two weeks-plus to get my (metaphorical) act toge...
by Dustin Stinett
August 1st, 2017, 2:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 647

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 31: The Close-Up Gallery Alba David Parr Tricky Devil (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Billy Kidd Jamy Ian Swiss The Palace of Mystery Monday and Tuesday (Members Only): Piff the Magic Dragon Wednesday to Sunday: C...
by Dustin Stinett
July 26th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Celeste Evans – RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Celeste Evans – RIP

Saddened to hear the news that Celeste Evans passed away yesterday evening. She was an amazing person on many levels, and will be sorely missed. Condolences to her children and grandchildren who survive her, as well as her countless friends and fans.
by Dustin Stinett
July 25th, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: An Update in the Marketplace Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 119891

Re: An Update in the Marketplace Rules

Here is some clarification that I hope will make sense to everyone: If your ad is old, you can place a second ad with no problem. Just make sure that the original one does not appear on the first page of "active topics." The other (best) option is to "bump" the old ad by simply a...
by Dustin Stinett
July 25th, 2017, 1:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 647

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 24 (it is “Future Stars Week”): The Close-Up Gallery Griffin Barry, Zach Davidson, Dylan Wilson Kevin Li, Michael Blau, David Valdes, Gabe Krut Clark Brown (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Closed for renovations: s...
by Dustin Stinett
July 18th, 2017, 4:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 647

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 17: The Close-Up Gallery Boris Wild Steve Valentine Harrison Lampert (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation The Sentimentalists Henok Negashr The Palace of Mystery Tony Clark Dave Kaplan Danny Cole & Stacey The Pelle...
by Dustin Stinett
July 15th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eric Jones on AGT
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Eric Jones on AGT

by Dustin Stinett
July 11th, 2017, 2:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 647

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 10: The Close-Up Gallery John Carney Toto Frankie Foti (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Pierric Tenthoney Johnny Ace Palmer The Palace of Mystery Gregory Wilson Lindsay Benner Dan Sperry The Peller Theatre (Thursda...
by Dustin Stinett
July 4th, 2017, 1:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)
Replies: 73
Views: 4243

Re: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)

When are you guys going to realize that the only thing Brad Henderson does not know is how to use uppercase letters?
by Dustin Stinett
July 4th, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 647

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

Schedule Note The Magic Castle and the AMA offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, July 3: The Close-Up Gallery Georges-Robert Diamond Jim Tyler Paul Draper (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation C...
by Dustin Stinett
July 3rd, 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: IBM / SAM
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: IBM / SAM

I saw someone asking for a registration to this convention on The Facebook as well. Is it sold out?
by Dustin Stinett
July 2nd, 2017, 3:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2017)

241 and Counting The Magic Castle and the AMA offices will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Soaping It Up The annual celebration of a criminal takes place at The Magic Castle on July 9. It’s a chance to dress down (19th century style), and step up (to the gaming tables—with “S...
by Dustin Stinett
July 1st, 2017, 5:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Magic Poster Book

Richard Kaufman wrote:My edition of the Reynolds poster book does not, I believe, have 62 posters in color.

Only one way to find out for sure. :)
Or, buy mine (paperback edition) :) :) :). Mine's also signed by both Charles and Regina...
by Dustin Stinett
June 30th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion on TV
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Masters of Illusion on TV

Yes, and I believe there are two episodes airing tonight (or one one-hour show, versus its usual half hour). Check your local listings. By the way, coincidentally today would have been Harry Blackstone, Jr.'s 83rd birthday. Harry, Jr. was the host of the very first episode of the franchise, which ai...
by Dustin Stinett
June 27th, 2017, 1:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, June 26: The Close-Up Gallery Nick Lewin Andost Vinny Marini (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Handsome Jack Jeff Black The Palace of Mystery Derek Hughes Sandy Chang The Clairvoyants W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)...
by Dustin Stinett
June 24th, 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Magic Poster Book

Richard Kaufman wrote:100 years of Magic Posters by Reynolds immediately fails any comparison because it's mostly black and white.

Not quite "mostly."
Of course I just HAD to count them ...
32 B&W
62 Color
by Dustin Stinett
June 21st, 2017, 4:27 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: That's something you don't read everyday.
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: That's something you don't read everyday.

His story has been on a list of things that I use in the Academy of Magical Arts Newsletter. I find him fascinating because he is also the Patron Saint of editors, publishers, and juvenile delinquents.
by Dustin Stinett
June 19th, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, June 19: The Close-Up Gallery Scott Wells Armando Lucero Mike Elkan (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Carl Christman Daniel Ketchedjian The Palace of Mystery Martin Cox Mondre Tempei W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) ...
by Dustin Stinett
June 17th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Magic Poster Book

Perhaps the Collectors' attendees received a special edition versus the trade edition.
by Dustin Stinett
June 17th, 2017, 1:03 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Poster Book
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Magic Poster Book

This is the book from the McCord Museum. Attendees at the Collectors' Conference received one.
by Dustin Stinett
June 13th, 2017, 2:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, June 12: The Close-Up Gallery Luis Carreon David Yee Joycee Beck (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Lisa Cousins Arthur Trace The Palace of Mystery Mark Haslam Alexander Great Pohan Huang W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sund...
by Dustin Stinett
June 5th, 2017, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

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

Now playing The schedule that commenced on Monday, June 5: The Close-Up Gallery David Minkin George Tovar Richard Raven (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Tom Noddy Matthew DiSero The Palace of Mystery David Kovac Anson Lee The Evasons W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday)...
by Dustin Stinett
June 3rd, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4944

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

I've lost all respect for the OED when I found out that it says "literally" can mean "figuratively."
What's next? "Very unique" is allowable?
Blechhh.
by Dustin Stinett
June 3rd, 2017, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4944

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

Eh - quiv - o - kay


CAT FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Dustin Stinett
June 2nd, 2017, 12:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2017)

FORE!!! The AMA Golf Tournament is coming up soon. It is on August 7 at Brookside Golf and Country Club in Pasadena. Here’s the best part: You do NOT have to be a member to participate, and registration includes an awards banquet at The Magic Castle! 1:00 PM shotgun with a “shamble” format (a rathe...
by Dustin Stinett
May 30th, 2017, 1:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4944

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

I've heard it pronounced (by historians) as Bow-Tee-er Dee-kohl-tah.
by Dustin Stinett
May 30th, 2017, 12:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 996

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

Now playing The schedule that commences on Tuesday, May 30: The Close-Up Gallery Ed Ellis Tam Vo Jason Tong (5-7 p.m. Thursday to Sunday) The Parlour of Prestidigitation Rich Bloch Peter Samelson The Palace of Mystery Alex Ramon W.C. Fields Bar (Thursday to Sunday) Shawn Eric The Peller Theatre (Th...
by Dustin Stinett
May 29th, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4944

Re: How to pronounce _____ ?

Ser-Vay, but (interestingly to me) LeRoy was Americanized: Le-Roy.
He was Belgian where they probably would have pronounced it Le-Wah.
Anyone care to tackle my last name?
I also hear Richard's being mispronounced quite often, even though his email address holds the clue.
by Dustin Stinett
May 22nd, 2017, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 996

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: 769

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: 4
Views: 996

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: 535

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: 1439

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: 4
Views: 996

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: 3001

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: 584

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.

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