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by CraigMitchell
December 16th, 2017, 4:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making Audience Members Uncomfortable
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Making Audience Members Uncomfortable

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/12/14/25627463/teatro-zinzanni-audience-member-claims-performer-touched-her-sexually-but-without-consent Voronin's act is described by an audience member in a complaint about unwanted sexual advances / audience involvement: "At one point during the show, th...
by CraigMitchell
December 13th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Circus 1903 out - "Inferno" magic show in
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Circus 1903 out - "Inferno" magic show in

http://infernoshow.com/

Magic + Fire ... just what Vegas needs

Featuring European illusionist Joe Labero.
by CraigMitchell
December 5th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Darcy Oake's Trick Fantastic
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Darcy Oake's Trick Fantastic

Darcy Oake's Red Bull TV Special ( filmed in Cape Town ) has been released ...

https://www.redbull.tv/film/AP-1RRRM5TM ... -fantastic
by CraigMitchell
October 31st, 2017, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "FISM - first and last in our life time"
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: "FISM - first and last in our life time"

Things should not have to devolve to crisis stakes before the cavalry get called In to rescue things 9 months before a major international event because those tasked with oversight in the first place have clearly not done their jobs.
by CraigMitchell
October 31st, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "FISM - first and last in our life time"
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

"FISM - first and last in our life time"

It's amateur hour all over again. Those in charge have zero clue on international marketing. All done to what sounds like a throwback to the 1980's FISM Busan is in disarray behind the scenes ... frantic replacement of organisers ... no announcement of international performers ... and the last faceb...
by CraigMitchell
October 15th, 2017, 8:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed

https://www.ggrasia.com/studio-city-to- ... -operator/

“We’re looking to launch new magic shows at the same venue probably next year,” a Melco Resorts spokesperson told us. “The venue is now undergoing a renovation.”
by CraigMitchell
October 12th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel leaving Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Criss Angel leaving Luxor

He mentions that he is moving to a 6-show-a-week schedule at a different property ... amidst his touring options ... so 2 questions:

1 - which Strip property will be taking Mr Angel ( who couldn't resist taking a dig at DC's use of teleprompters )
2 - what Cirque production will fill the space ?
by CraigMitchell
October 11th, 2017, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel leaving Luxor
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Criss Angel leaving Luxor

According to this interview - Criss Angel will be leaving the Luxor on his contract expiry ...

http://www.celebrityradio.biz/criss-ang ... interview/
by CraigMitchell
September 29th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Franz Harary's House of Magic in Macau has Closed

That's terrible news ... it was such a fantastic space.
by CraigMitchell
September 28th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre

Hi Tom - 20m ... in terms of control - either wireless / manual push button.
by CraigMitchell
September 28th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Long distance reels - flying silk / theatre

Can anyone advise who sells simple high-powered long distance reels ... we want to fly a silk from stage to back of auditorium. No programming needed.

Thanks
by CraigMitchell
September 23rd, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

>Have you tried Google? Sarcasm, Richard ... tsk tsk tsk A short intro piece as to Susan's background & where she fits in magic wise ( or other ) I don't think is an unexpected query. It's just nice to know who the person editing a project is ... particularly when the online editor is now differ...
by CraigMitchell
September 23rd, 2017, 6:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

Looks great.

Is there some background / bio on the new editor, Susan Arendt ?
by CraigMitchell
August 26th, 2017, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "new" disney magic show
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: "new" disney magic show

Thanks for the insight, Tom !

The Feld / Disney creative engine is mighty impressive ( and looks like some fun magic in the show ! )
by CraigMitchell
August 24th, 2017, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "new" disney magic show
Replies: 3
Views: 630

"new" disney magic show

Any one familiar with Disney's magic show "Mickey & Minnie's Doorway to Magic" ? Don't recall reading much about it. Seems to have premiered in 2015/2016 and is back on the road end of this year ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LttQ2pkoLks https://www.disneylive.com/mickey-and-minni...
by CraigMitchell
August 19th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News For The Genii Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Big News For The Genii Convention

Attendees are in for a treat at GeniiCon ... especially if Richard convinces the unnamed guest to perform some of his material from his recent tour. True edge of your seat stuff!
by CraigMitchell
August 17th, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: 377: MAGIC Live! Day Four Podcast Update

This was absolutely priceless ... "held hostage at the party" :-)

Magic Conventions in Vegas are not intended to be outings from the retirement home ( although they are fast headed that way )

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by CraigMitchell
August 16th, 2017, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 376: MAGIC Live! Day Three Podcast Update
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: 376: MAGIC Live! Day Three Podcast Update

Thanks for all the hard work Scott !
by CraigMitchell
August 9th, 2017, 8:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 6678

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Eugene was one of the true giants in magic ... such fond memories of the events during the teen weekends at the World Magic Seminar. No matter who you were - beginner or pro - Eugene treated everyone as if they were the most important person in the room. A gentle soul who will be sorely missed.
by CraigMitchell
August 2nd, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Natural Facelift for Entertainers" - Devin Knight
Replies: 0
Views: 429

"Natural Facelift for Entertainers" - Devin Knight

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Just in case you thought we were missing a niche in magic ...
by CraigMitchell
July 25th, 2017, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Clever PR or magicians trying to film ? Delgaudio & Meade
Replies: 0
Views: 477

Clever PR or magicians trying to film ? Delgaudio & Meade

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/theater/hat-rabbit-spy-cam-claims-of-skulduggery-at-a-hot-magic-show.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0 "At one point, the man in the audience took the phone out of his pocket and held it under his chin, as if pointing it at Mr. ...
by CraigMitchell
May 12th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"

UPDATE: Now just 40 tickets remaining ...
by CraigMitchell
May 12th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM / Jade serious accusations
Replies: 18
Views: 3404

IBM SAM / Jade serious accusations

For those not following Facebook - Jade has made some very serious accusations against the person responsible for providing technical services at the IBM SAM convention. https://www.facebook.com/jade.tjin/posts/10212612046358947?pnref=story As a result of the online scrutiny - IBM-SAM Combined Conve...
by CraigMitchell
May 10th, 2017, 7:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"
Replies: 1
Views: 622

UK NEWS: Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE"

For one night only - Guy Hollingworth presents "CONJURING A BETTER FUTURE" a unique charity show on Sat 1st July at the world-famous Magic Circle in London in support of the College of Magic in South Africa. Featuring Guy Hollingworth and friends, including one of the world's greatest pick...
by CraigMitchell
April 15th, 2017, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Strangest match ever - Jarrett + Raja + Hooters Casino

LVRJ reviews the show ... https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/mike-weatherford/jarrett-rajas-act-feels-like-it-belongs-to-another-era-of-vegas/ " So it’s no surprise to find slick showmanship even in the near-desperate setting of this low-ceilinged, second-floor ba...
by CraigMitchell
April 14th, 2017, 4:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Derek DelGaudio's "In & Of Itself"
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: NY Times review of Derek DelGaudio's "In & Of Itself"

The show is also recommended as a NY Times Critics Pick ... congrats, Derek! Huffington Post had some interesting observations: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/theater-magical-theater-in-and-of-itself-lupone_us_58f01a4fe4b048372700d70f "If he takes a cue from his most memorable moments, Del...
by CraigMitchell
April 11th, 2017, 2:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic on Emirates in-flight safety video
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Magic on Emirates in-flight safety video

https://youtu.be/PAIt_7uXA_U




Someone in Emirates is clearly a magic fan ...
by CraigMitchell
April 3rd, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the Winners Are ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: And the Winners Are ...

any highlights ?
by CraigMitchell
April 3rd, 2017, 9:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vantablack
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Vantablack

by CraigMitchell
March 30th, 2017, 4:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

Thanks Tom ... any indication as to whether Dynamo's 'arena gamble' paid off ? They obviously must have considered smaller venues ( which would have been better suited to Dynamo's performance ) .. but he was certainly packing them in to the massive O2 and the like ( which is unprecedented for a magi...
by CraigMitchell
March 29th, 2017, 7:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 2997

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

Whilst I'm sure the tour will be successful - you can't but help feel that his management missed a beat here. This "live" tour is almost 10 years too late ...

It's also interesting to contrast the mega-arenas that Dynamo was playing vs the small theatres Blaine is doing.
by CraigMitchell
March 22nd, 2017, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Video of the Old House of Magic at Walt Disney World
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: Video of the Old House of Magic at Walt Disney World

Bought my first copy of Mark Wilson's Course there along with Max's B'Wave ;-)

Thanks for posting.
by CraigMitchell
March 17th, 2017, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 security post deleted ?
Replies: 1
Views: 699

FISM 2018 security post deleted ?

My post concerning the major security vulnerability on the FISM 2018 booking website was mysteriously deleted. With thousands of registrants potential credit card information being placed at risk - I would hope that this is something we would not want to keep secret. May I ask why it was deleted fro...
by CraigMitchell
March 3rd, 2017, 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: New(ish) Copperfield effect
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

New(ish) Copperfield effect

Can someone describe the Copperfield effect shown in this pic

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It's fairly 'new' from what I gather ?
by CraigMitchell
March 3rd, 2017, 8:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 346: Stan Allen is Not Mr. Nobody
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

Re: 346: Stan Allen is Not Mr. Nobody

:D
by CraigMitchell
February 26th, 2017, 3:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hobson's Illusionarium getting good reviews ...
Replies: 17
Views: 4729

Re: Hobson's Illusionarium getting good reviews ...

I'm sorry to hear that the venue is closing ;-( Very few 'magic themed' performance areas remaining ... Below was posted on one of the cruise ship boards: "Yep! Can't get enough Cirque. Let's put it on every ship. Then we won't have to worry about booking shows anymore. If we've been on one shi...
by CraigMitchell
February 22nd, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance headed back to Louisville ;-)
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Lance headed back to Louisville ;-)

http://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/lance-burton-leaving-las-vegas "My interview with Lance, who looks back at his 30-year Las Vegas career, will be posted here March 5 and in Sunday Life of The RJ. In it, he reveals the extraordinary exclusive that within two years, he will retire to hi...
by CraigMitchell
February 22nd, 2017, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

Dumb doesn't even come close !

Some reports say he was a partner of an attendee - and not a magician himself. Don't know if this is accurate ?

What were the highlights of Blackpool 2017 ? Any mention of Mr Lever's banishment ?
by CraigMitchell
February 22nd, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... iling.html

"Heart-stopping moment a ‘drunken’ magician survives plummeting 25ft onto a tile floor while ‘monkey-barring’ across ceiling rafters at a convention"

Is there something in the water in Blackpool ?

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