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Re: Three Stand-Out Stand-Up Routines (Sept 2012)

Schrodinger's Bottles is a great routine. I agree! I've seen two outstanding Multiplying Bottle routines over the years: Roger Benoit's inspired presentation that begins in a fairly straightforward way, but during the routine, he starts taking sips of the alcohol, and by the end, he's completely sm...
by David Acer
08/18/12 11:58 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Three Stand-Out Stand-Up Routines (Sept 2012)
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

Three Stand-Out Stand-Up Routines (Sept 2012)

The September Magicana is a boon for stage performers, with three big routines filling the column: Neil Croswell's "Angry Birds Live," David Gabbay's "iProduction Box," and Master Payne's "Schrodinger's Bottles." Close-up workers might want to take pictures of the props...
by David Acer
08/14/12 02:26 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Three Stand-Out Stand-Up Routines (Sept 2012)
Replies: 3
Views: 1442

"Triumph Sans False Shuffle" (June 2012 Magicana)

Everytime you click on the link below, Kent Gunn gets up from whatever he's doing and performs his "Triumph Sans False Shuffle" live just for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLH-ctrbQa8
by David Acer
05/21/12 11:58 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: "Triumph Sans False Shuffle" (June 2012 Magicana)
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Video of Cameron Francis's "Reswindled Again"

It's deadline day for taxes here in Canada and I just finished dealing with that, so now I can move on to more enjoyable things! Pertaining to the May, 2012 issue of Genii, re: Magicana, page 43, line 12, here's a video of Cameron Francis performing his packet trick, "Reswindled Again." <!...
by David Acer
04/30/12 05:15 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Cameron Francis's "Reswindled Again"
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)

Keith Fields wants you to stop whatever you're doing right now and watch this video of him performing "Burger Kings," from the April 2012 issue of Genii: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqqMM3iM_kM">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqqMM3iM_kM</a><!-- m -->
by David Acer
04/06/12 09:36 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Video of "The Cobbler's Coin" (March 2012)

People of the internet,
Here's a video of David Gabbay performing "The Cobbler's Coin," an impromptu signed-coin-in-shoe from the March 2012 Magicana.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQioMidQeTc
by David Acer
02/10/12 08:04 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of "The Cobbler's Coin" (March 2012)
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Quentin Reynolds Book Test (Feb 2012)

Quentin Reynolds reveals a great mental effect in the February Magicana designed to be performed at a house party with a handful of books you pull off the nearest shelf. My guess is it's the kind of magical experience people would talk about for years after. (like the Vanishing Statue of Liberty, or...
by David Acer
01/24/12 01:38 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Quentin Reynolds Book Test (Feb 2012)
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: The End of Magicana! (2011)

Pertaining to Magicana 2011, it's interesting to note which tricks generate buzz when they're published versus those that enter (and exit?) quietly. I've had the pleasure of seeing most of this year's entries performed by their originators, and as a result, some of them stick out in my mind. For exa...
by David Acer
12/26/11 04:19 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The End of Magicana! (2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: The End of Magicana! (2011)

Thanks for the kind words. Allow me to express my appreciation through interpretive dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw4YU3nmRbI
by David Acer
12/23/11 11:43 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The End of Magicana! (2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Video of Chris Westfall's "Cheeky Triumph"

Toronto magician Chris Westfall has uploaded a new video of "Cheeky Triumph," published in the July, 2011 issue of Genii: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQeC9-bMMEc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQeC9-bMMEc</a><!-- m --> Also, to recap the crediting, R...
by David Acer
12/21/11 12:34 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Chris Westfall's "Cheeky Triumph"
Replies: 0
Views: 732

Re: A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU

Bob Farmer wrote:I took out the funny parts.


And thank God you did - otherwise people might have thought you were joking.
by David Acer
12/18/11 11:59 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

The End of Magicana! (2011)

Just a quick note to thank all the outstanding contributors who contributed the many outstanding contributions that helped make this year's Magicana so outstanding. (I have to get a Thesaurus) GUY CAMIRAND JASON DEAN PATRICK DUFFY STEVE DUPERR BOB FARMER FRANK FOGG CAMERON FRANCIS DAVID GABBAY BILL ...
by David Acer
12/17/11 10:42 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The End of Magicana! (2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Learn it in the January, 2012 Magicana:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Ymk7UM6Z8
by David Acer
12/12/11 12:27 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)
Replies: 5
Views: 3234

A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU

Hi Folks, My new book from Hermetic Press - "More Power To You" - is officially out and at your local magic shop, assuming you still have a local magic shop, and they still sell books. If you don't, or they don't, the book can also be purchased online, assuming anyone still buy books onlin...
by David Acer
12/02/11 01:15 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Problem with 'LuLu Lemon' - Sept. 2011

Hi Joe, Glad you were able to sort it out (we managed to bungle that one pretty thoroughly). As for Bob "Why Do a Classic Pass When You Can Just Knee the Spectator in the Groin Then Cut the Deck" Farmer, you'll be happy to hear that he has a great card trick in the December Magicana. (but ...
by David Acer
11/03/11 01:42 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with 'LuLu Lemon' - Sept. 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Patrik Kuffs Takes a Stab at World Record

Genii columnist Patrik Kuffs will attempt to set an unusual Guinness world record during his Halloween show in Montreal this evening: performing 6 tricks in under 1 minute while blindfolded. The paperwork's done, the notary will be on hand, all he has to do now is accomplish the feat!
by David Acer
10/31/11 05:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Patrik Kuffs Takes a Stab at World Record
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

It would be an excellent time to introduce a big, fat, "Best of Magicana" book spanning 75 years. Excellent time.
by David Acer
10/29/11 02:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 9838

Re: Credit for Coin-in-Deck?

Thanks folks - I'll look into all of the above. And as a token of my gratitude, here's a video of a squirrel eating a lemon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxbPXatNMY
by David Acer
10/05/11 12:25 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Coin-in-Deck?
Replies: 37
Views: 3186

Credit for Coin-in-Deck?

Does anyone know the origin or originator of the plot wherein a coin vanishes and appears inside a deck immediately above a chosen card? All reasonable offers will be considered.
by David Acer
10/04/11 01:39 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Credit for Coin-in-Deck?
Replies: 37
Views: 3186

Re: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!

In Montreal, we're still waiting to learn the true identity of S.W. Erdnase. Is it Bob Farmer? Please tell me it's Bob Farmer.
by David Acer
09/27/11 05:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!
Replies: 29
Views: 1672

Re: TAOM 2011 Convention

I've been holding a pinky break over four Aces all week for this.
by David Acer
09/02/11 11:58 AM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: TAOM 2011 Convention
Replies: 18
Views: 3718

Re: Video of "Overtime" (Oct 2010 Genii)

Hi Anthony, I know what it's like to have a change of heart about a trick. I used to hate the dancing cane, but now I can't imagine closing my sponge ball routine without it. As for the one-handed tilt get-ready, it's a knacky thing. Luckily, you don't really need it for "Overtime," since ...
by David Acer
08/30/11 01:49 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of "Overtime" (Oct 2010 Genii)
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Video of "Overtime" (Oct 2010 Genii)

If you have nothing to do for the next 91 seconds, here's a newly posted video of a card trick called "Overtime," from the October 2010 issue of Genii:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2_sT653gGU
by David Acer
08/24/11 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of "Overtime" (Oct 2010 Genii)
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Missing move in "LuLu Lemon"?

AHA! I just read the online version and it seems Mr. Kaufman made a little change to the text that's incorrect. In other words Dean, you're right - when you turn the top 15 cards face up and spread them, the crimped card is face up at the left end of the spread, not on top of the deck. Here's the pr...
by David Acer
08/20/11 07:30 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Missing move in "LuLu Lemon"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: Missing move in "LuLu Lemon"?

Hi Dean,
I don't have the September issue yet and I can't access the online version at the moment but I was able to walk through the original description I wrote up and everything worked fine for me. I'll check out the digital issue tonight.
by David Acer
08/20/11 07:10 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Missing move in "LuLu Lemon"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: The Switch by Tony Miller

The Switch fooled me. And not a happy, "wow" fooled, but a terrified, "the end is nigh" fooled.
by David Acer
08/12/11 09:14 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Switch by Tony Miller
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

What you're describing sounds like Masao Atsukawa's "Warp 9":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvUpFC49oFM
It was marketed by SEO, and published in the May, 2000 issue of Genii.
by David Acer
08/12/11 05:45 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Puzzle with a large card....where?
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Ed Oschmann's Psychic Fail (Aug 2011)

It's not a glaring omission, but maybe we should have cited Billy McComb's "McCombical Prediction" as precedent for Ed Oschmann's "Psychic Fail" (Genii, August 2011). The methods are different enough but the plots are certainly in the same family.
by David Acer
08/08/11 09:31 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Ed Oschmann's Psychic Fail (Aug 2011)
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Is XCM Really This Popular?

One week after seeing someone practicing (not performing) a Sybil-like cutting sequence on a public bench in Toronto, I saw a few guys in a Montreal fast-food restaurant working on some De'vo moves while they ate. I know XCM is a growing movement, but is it really the next Rubik's Cube? Or Hacky Sac...
by David Acer
08/02/11 10:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is XCM Really This Popular?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books

1 DESOUZA'S DECEPTIONS sold. 1 left.
3 SEVEN BY PATRIK KUFFS sold. 1 left.
FREAKEY sold.
by David Acer
07/31/11 11:26 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books

2 SEVEN BY PATRIK KUFFS sold, 2 copies remain.

And I've had requests for info on DeSOUZA'S DeCEPTIONS. Details here: http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/DeS ... DeCeptions
by David Acer
07/31/11 01:39 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books

SWISS PACK is sold
SEVEN BY MICHEL HUOT is sold.
by David Acer
07/31/11 10:15 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books

Hi Folks, I'm liquidating a few brand new tricks and books we found in a corner of our storage area. If anyone's interested in something here, e-mail me at updates(at)davidacer.com. Please inquire before sending me any funds. Postage will vary depending on quantity of items and destination. Paypal o...
by David Acer
07/30/11 11:34 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Liquidating a Few Tricks & Books
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

As a B-story to this thread, I interviewed Ariel Frailich for an article that ran in the April, 2002 issue of Genii. Ariel became known in card-magic circles sometime around 1979 after attending F.F.F.F. and dazzling the cognoscenti with a truly invisible pass. It was the fulfillment of a life-long ...
by David Acer
07/16/11 02:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 4853

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

Gary Ouellet opened his book on the Pass with the following two quotes: "The pass is the very backbone of conjuring." Professor Hoffmann "The pass is not absolutely essential to card conjuring and any trick can be performed without using it." Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue I tho...
by David Acer
07/13/11 05:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 4853

"Deadlock" Ring Transpo Now Available!

Hi Folks, In the August issue of Genii, there's an ad for a trick that Patrick Reymond and I put out some years ago called DEADLOCK. A spectator's ring is locked to a padlock, you remove your ring, then suddenly, you're holding the spectator's ring and your ring is locked to the padlock. It was unav...
by David Acer
07/08/11 05:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: "Deadlock" Ring Transpo Now Available!
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Video of David Gabbay's "Sweet"

David Gabbay performs his outstanding impromptu coin-in-sugar-packet, explained in the April, 2011 issue of Genii.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCsI5CLNIeg&NR
by David Acer
07/04/11 03:05 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of David Gabbay's "Sweet"
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Happy Canada Day, Canada!

A long list of great Canadians have served as columnists for Genii - Vernon, Farmer, Ouellet, Kuffs... Farmer... Vernon...
In that spirit, happy Canada Day, Canada!
by David Acer
07/01/11 12:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Canada Day, Canada!
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: New Canadian Money

The Bank of Canada has posted a video about the new plastic bills and they actually look pretty cool (parts of them are transparent, etc.): <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7chpllnU-To">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7chpllnU-To</a><!-- m --> Not sure whether these ...
by David Acer
06/22/11 12:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Canadian Money
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Re: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You

A little (Scottish) birdie just told me that R. Paul Wilson converted DeLand's "Inverto" into a color-changing Triumph more than a decade ago. R. Paul's routine was first marketed in the 1990s as "Technicolor Cheek to Cheek," then in 2005, he released a refined and improved metho...
by David Acer
06/21/11 05:13 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Coming to a July 2011 Genii Near You
Replies: 7
Views: 1378
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