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by Brandon Hall
February 27th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 31378

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

It seems they are trying to change the cause from suicide to accident. So the choice is to go for the insurance money and throw Daryl under the bus. There are only two things people do alone, with a ligature around their neck. There is only a thin curtain separating Daryl from the stage. Not exactly...
by Brandon Hall
May 31st, 2016, 7:02 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Who was Richards?
Replies: 13
Views: 4907

Re: Who was Richards?

I remember Glen Faulkenstein finding peoples lost car keys and performing other miraculous feats of mentalism, on the radio, here in Los Angeles, in the early mid to late 70's.
by Brandon Hall
May 22nd, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Open Mic in NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: Magic Open Mic in NYC

This is awesome, Guys! I wish we had something like that here in L.A.
by Brandon Hall
March 13th, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ringling's Elephants and then?
Replies: 24
Views: 4712

Re: Ringling's Elephants and then?

There once was a time when people were in chains. Times change. Some would say for the better...
by Brandon Hall
March 6th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks
Replies: 7
Views: 2356

Re: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks

You may end up having to pay someone to haul them away
by Brandon Hall
November 21st, 2014, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 9093

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

My wife sat through more of this than she would have had she thought of it as a magic show.
by Brandon Hall
November 20th, 2014, 12:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 9093

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

I think it's a great show. However it's not a "magic show". It's broad appeal is due to the fact that it's a "hidden camera" show that uses a magician and modern close-up magic to pull off the stunts live.
by Brandon Hall
November 14th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Pepper's Ghost art toy
Replies: 23
Views: 5436

Re: New Pepper's Ghost art toy

I thought this was more closely related to the camera obscura allegedly used by Vermeer, but I could be wrong...
by Brandon Hall
June 4th, 2014, 11:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bursky and Maron
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Bursky and Maron

Did anyone else happen to catch Alan Bursky on Mark Maron's podcast WTF? Definitely worth a listen.
by Brandon Hall
February 15th, 2013, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman Article
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Justin Willman Article

He's a favorite of one of the local, morning news shows here in L.A. He's featured on the KTLA morning news quite often.
by Brandon Hall
March 20th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Panic by Aaron Fisher
Replies: 17
Views: 4247

Re: Panic by Aaron Fisher

erdnasephile wrote:I think in general, effects that magically cause a deck's physical properties to change play much stronger after the deck has been in play for awhile


Great idea! This calls for a deck switch!
by Brandon Hall
March 3rd, 2012, 3:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out of this Universe
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Out of this Universe

I just had the pleasure of frying the mind of a co-worker with Out of This Universe, which I refer to as
"The Big Mix-em-Up" to laymen. Thanks Harry!
by Brandon Hall
February 20th, 2012, 5:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 3568

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (February 2012)

Has anyone noticed the quality of the lecturers slide a bit?
by Brandon Hall
August 20th, 2011, 1:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!
Replies: 18
Views: 4560

Re: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!

Richard, I think Damian was only making light of the rumors.
That WAS funny!
by Brandon Hall
July 30th, 2011, 3:47 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii Problems/Questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4691

Re: iGenii Problems/Questions

Is there a problem with the August Issue? it does not appear to be available on my ipad.
by Brandon Hall
July 14th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Guy Hollingworth & Erdnase
Replies: 14
Views: 2924

Re: Guy Hollingworth & Erdnase

I've got tickets for the 28th. I'm looking forward to it. I'll write a breif review.
by Brandon Hall
July 6th, 2011, 10:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 58309

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Hey, I had no idea. Seriously...seems like only yesterday everyone was happy at his promotion.
by Brandon Hall
July 5th, 2011, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 58309

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

and the hits keep coming
by Brandon Hall
July 2nd, 2011, 3:09 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Las Vegas

No votes for LOVE?! I, too toss in a vote for Mac King.
by Brandon Hall
July 2nd, 2011, 12:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: David Roth's coin that floated like a kite
Replies: 28
Views: 7084

Re: David Roth's coin that floated like a kite

Wow...I'm sorry, but that just was not magical in the least.
by Brandon Hall
July 2nd, 2011, 12:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Fig on AGT
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Fig on AGT

Did anyone here see Fig on AGT? Does anyone else here know Fig?
by Brandon Hall
July 2nd, 2011, 12:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 58309

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

This certainly is good news! Thanks, Larry
by Brandon Hall
June 30th, 2011, 6:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Never Would Have Believed This ...
Replies: 23
Views: 5533

Re: I Never Would Have Believed This ...

Joe Mckay wrote:Persi is a bit of a genius

That's an understatement
by Brandon Hall
June 30th, 2011, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Some Bastard Steals Raymond Crowe's Act!
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Some Bastard Steals Raymond Crowe's Act!

Shame. It's a beautiful act.
by Brandon Hall
June 24th, 2011, 6:02 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Dan Harlan's Awakening
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Dan Harlan's Awakening

There is already a version of The Professors Nightmare called Awakening...it's a book by Ron Dayton
by Brandon Hall
May 28th, 2011, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 58309

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Hey Rich, Why are most suggestion boxes anonymous?
by Brandon Hall
May 20th, 2011, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Al Schneider book coming soon!
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

Re: New Al Schneider book coming soon!

This will be a MUST
by Brandon Hall
May 13th, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More merlin awards
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Re: More merlin awards

I, for one, covet this award
by Brandon Hall
December 21st, 2010, 6:26 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Fantasic Asian Dove Act
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Fantasic Asian Dove Act

I need to get me some Asian doves!
by Brandon Hall
December 21st, 2010, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who Loves Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein?
Replies: 24
Views: 4376

Re: Who Loves Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein?

I'm straying a bit off topic here...but has anyone heard the story about Bud Abbott being "Shanghaied" as a boy and being forced to serve abourd a merchant ship for several years before being allowed to return home?
by Brandon Hall
December 7th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Lax Dumps on Criss Angel's New Magic Set
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Rick Lax Dumps on Criss Angel's New Magic Set

What I meant was that TV Magic Kits helped to introduce a generation of new magicians to the hobby, not a comment on the quality, per se. I began with a set of TV Magic Cards...
by Brandon Hall
December 7th, 2010, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rick Lax Dumps on Criss Angel's New Magic Set
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Rick Lax Dumps on Criss Angel's New Magic Set

It's odd...he really doesn't dump on the kit so much as dump on Angel. He says "The worst part of the kit is the DVD..." which seems to imply the rest of the kit is bad as well, but If you read the final line, he seems to almost "praise" it. It's interesting that Criss chose to l...
by Brandon Hall
November 9th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Cruise?
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Magic Cruise?

by Brandon Hall
November 3rd, 2010, 5:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley
Replies: 206
Views: 47479

Re: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley

Dustin, Currently, does a member have to audition before he has the right to reference membership in the AMA in promotional material?
by Brandon Hall
October 28th, 2010, 4:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 9796

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

AJM, Short answer, yes. The Sr. Glover had a gentlemans agreement that stood for years and is only now crumbling. Things change.

I've always been keen to visit Scotland...
by Brandon Hall
October 28th, 2010, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 9796

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

Zancat has a point. I fear if the AMA is chased out of the Lane Mansion, some very bad mojo will decend upon the place.
by Brandon Hall
September 27th, 2010, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician David Blaine to become a father
Replies: 31
Views: 5906

Re: Magician David Blaine to become a father

It was a different time when Vernon was raising (or not) his kids. It was a time when children were seen but not heard. I don't believe it was common for adults to spend much time with children...Who would have "taught" Vernon to be a father? These days we have fewer excuses...
by Brandon Hall
September 27th, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Carell to play a magician
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Re: Steve Carell to play a magician

That explains his recent visit(s) to the Magic Castle
by Brandon Hall
September 21st, 2010, 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: False memories
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: False memories

Bring this topic up to someone with OCD and watch their head explode

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