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by Ian Richards
July 7th, 2016, 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: What Is It With Florida?
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: What Is It With Florida?

Another musician ...
by Ian Richards
December 31st, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown - Penguin Live - Jan 4, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4468

Re: Derren Brown - Penguin Live - Jan 4, 2015

The issue with regard to live versus recorded lectures is also of concern in education. With a hand held device you can access a lot of material relevant to your interest. So why would you want to go and listen or watch a lecture? For me it is the opportunity for personalization of the material, get...
by Ian Richards
November 11th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 317
Views: 138837

Re: Perverse Magic

Here, here! This is very much appreciated. Thank you Mr. Deutsch.
by Ian Richards
December 18th, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz Kicks Some Mighty ASS!
Replies: 10
Views: 1609

Re: Juan Tamariz Kicks Some Mighty ASS!

Before I finally witnessed him in person a couple of years ago when he was at the Magic Castle, Juan Tamariz was not my cup of tea either. The problem was that I had only seen him in videos like this one, or in short pieces on TV shows, not at all unlike what was seen here. But when you see him in ...
by Ian Richards
September 12th, 2012, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here
Replies: 55
Views: 7327

Re: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here

Enjoy relaxing while you are recovering and however long it takes, get well. All the best.
by Ian Richards
June 8th, 2011, 12:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Dean Dill's The Revelation
Replies: 0
Views: 276

FS: Dean Dill's The Revelation

Dean Dill's The Revelation $175 (includes shipping in the U.S.)

As new condition, box opened, never used

Ian Richards
4944 Amesbury Drive, #203
Dallas, TX 75206
(214)692-8976
irichard@smu.edu
by Ian Richards
July 8th, 2009, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoffrey Rush likes magic
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Geoffrey Rush likes magic

Brad Henderson wrote:He holds Ricky Jay in very high regard.


Geoffrey Rush and Ricky Jay both appeared in the movie "Mystery Men". Ricky Jay was Captain Amazing's agent and during the film he quips something like "What do you think I am a magician." Classic.
by Ian Richards
April 22nd, 2008, 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 28
Views: 4363

Re: Penumbra

Richard Kaufman wrote:In the case of MAJ, Ammar's partner just left, apparently with all the money after everyone renewed their subscriptions.


I just had a flashback to AM/PM
by Ian Richards
April 16th, 2008, 3:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Book that this trick is in
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Book that this trick is in

Mark Mason also has what seems to be a very similar trick called "Stuck Up Monte". It is on his "Real World Magic" DVD set and also in his recent lecture notes.
by Ian Richards
February 26th, 2008, 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 9861

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

The March issue of Genii arrived on Saturday February 22 in Dallas, Texas.
by Ian Richards
January 24th, 2008, 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product Reviews in Genii
Replies: 44
Views: 3624

Re: Product Reviews in Genii

Greetings, It is my perception that in the last three or four years the number of negative reviews of magic products in magic magazines has increased. I think that this is a good thing as it more accurately reflects the "quality" of what is available for purchase. I think that it is very i...
by Ian Richards
May 12th, 2006, 7:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who originated the move known as “Shape Shifter”?
Replies: 21
Views: 920

Re: Who originated the move known as “Shape Shifter”?

I believe that Oscar Munoz refers to his move as the Pirouette Change.
by Ian Richards
March 13th, 2006, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Draun DVDs
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Steve Draun DVDs

At the 2004 TAOM in Houston, Steve Draun stated that he would be doing a video shoot in May of 2005, if you have seen photos, then I assume that it took place.
by Ian Richards
October 9th, 2005, 8:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay:Magicomedy, Punx, Wonder, Invisible Pass
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Ebay:Magicomedy, Punx, Wonder, Invisible Pass

Ebay auction ending 10/11/2005

Magicomedy - Mike Caveney
Once Upon A Time - Punx
Tommy Wonder Entertains
The Invisible Pass - Hugard and Braue
The Magic of David Regal - 3 VHS videos

Ian Richards Ebay auction
by Ian Richards
September 7th, 2005, 2:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Many stuff for sales. Great price.
Replies: 47
Views: 2830

Re: Many stuff for sales. Great price.

According to PayPal:

cardsharp99@yahoo.com

Account Status: This recipient is not yet registered.
by Ian Richards
August 28th, 2005, 2:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Many stuff for sales. Great price.
Replies: 47
Views: 2830

Re: Many stuff for sales. Great price.

Originally posted by Steve Hook: Anyone know who this seller is? On the Genii forum cardsharp99 provides information indicating that they are located in the U.S.A. PayPal indicates that cardsharp99 is a NON-U.S.A. member. cardsharp99@yahoo.com uses the name Peter Lane. This is not the name listed w...
by Ian Richards
May 26th, 2004, 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Cummins Lecture Report
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Paul Cummins Lecture Report

Originally posted by Jim Maloney:
Afterwards, however, the two guys started at it again, with one of them stating "You don't know who you're messing with."
A situation where name badges would have resolved the conflict?
by Ian Richards
May 24th, 2004, 3:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Books on Ebay

I have listed a few books and lecture notes on eBay: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=ianrichards&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=50">http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V ... =3&rows=50</a><!-- m --> All ...
by Ian Richards
January 16th, 2004, 9:07 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Review address?
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Review address?

Information regarding where to send materials for review is usually located at the top of the next page from the Light from the Lamp heading. It states: Please send books, tricks, and videotapes for review to: Genii, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 106-384, Washington, DC 20016. Include a prepaid pad...
by Ian Richards
November 21st, 2003, 3:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need a TRULY "Self-Working" Card Trick
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: Need a TRULY "Self-Working" Card Trick

The Daryl effect that Grant mentioned above is "Untouched". It recently saw print in Aldo Colombini's "Easy To Do Impromptu Card Magic". I believe that it is also on one of Michael Ammar's "Easy To Master Card Magic" videos. I would also highly recommend this.
by Ian Richards
October 20th, 2003, 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Regal new DVDs
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: David Regal new DVDs

John Gustaferro appears on the video "Full Circle" performing and explaining a ring and rope routine.
by Ian Richards
July 18th, 2003, 10:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: self-working card tricks
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: self-working card tricks

Although I agree with Paul, that the descriptions of many self-working card tricks are not the most inspiring reading, I have found Steve Beam's "Semi Automatic Card Tricks" series to be amongst the most entertaining and enlightening reading of the magic books that I own. For example and p...
by Ian Richards
July 18th, 2003, 10:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: self-working card tricks
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: self-working card tricks

Although I agree with Paul, that the descriptions of many self-working card tricks are not the most inspiring reading, I have found Steve Beam's "Semi Automatic Card Tricks" series to be amongst the most entertaining and enlightening reading of the magic books that I own. For example and p...
by Ian Richards
June 5th, 2003, 9:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What got you into magic?
Replies: 56
Views: 3041

Re: What got you into magic?

Kite flying. About five years ago a friend asked if I would provide kite flying as the entertainment for her daughters upcoming birthday party. I thought that learning a rope trick for this event would be appropriate. The kite flying birthday party never happened but I have been an avid student of m...
by Ian Richards
April 23rd, 2003, 9:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Devilish Miracle
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: A Devilish Miracle

Rafael Benatar's from his "Three Professional Card Routines" notes.
by Ian Richards
March 25th, 2003, 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: The best single book on magic
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: The best single book on magic

"Classic Secrets of Magic" by Bruce Elliot was the first book ever discussed in the Book of the Month section of this forum.
by Ian Richards
February 7th, 2003, 10:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Kenner's Rubberband Trick
Replies: 19
Views: 1459

Re: Kenner's Rubberband Trick

Chris Kenner and Dan Garrett have a booklet "The Boomerang Rubberband" that describes how to propel a rubberband from your fingers have have it return to you along the floor.
by Ian Richards
January 23rd, 2003, 12:54 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Slydini Silks
Replies: 28
Views: 2999

Re: Slydini Silks

For Jon Allen:
Steve Draun has a performance clip of "Slydini's Silks" from the Magic Castle on his website:
http://www.stevedraun.com/about.htm
by Ian Richards
January 22nd, 2003, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ellusionist
Replies: 148
Views: 14972

Re: Ellusionist

Hi Ralph, Every article that is submitted to a scientific journals goes through an extensive editorial and peer review process before it is accepted for publication. This is done in order to ensure that every attempt is made to give proper credit and due reference to previous work. This is what give...
by Ian Richards
January 15th, 2003, 6:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hofzinser's Card Conjuring
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Hofzinser's Card Conjuring

Hi George,
A search for Hofzinsers Card Conjuring at bookfinder.com revealed one used copy available for $700. This book is also currently up for auction on Ebay with a starting bid of $189.
by Ian Richards
December 5th, 2002, 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wanted: Tailor/seamstress
Replies: 10
Views: 414

Re: Wanted: Tailor/seamstress

The website address for Sandra Sisti is:

http://www.seamslikemagic.net
by Ian Richards
October 24th, 2002, 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sam The Bellhop
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

Re: Sam The Bellhop

David Regal's card story effect "After Hours" begins on page 227 of "Constant Fooling volume 2".
by Ian Richards
August 23rd, 2002, 12:19 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Harkey's Bonfire
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Harkey's Bonfire

Although I do not specifically know what chemicals you need, most standard chemicals can be purchased through scientific laboratory supply companies. Most of these types of companies have catalogs on the internet.
by Ian Richards
August 23rd, 2002, 8:28 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Classic Secrets of Magic
Replies: 88
Views: 30154

Re: Book of the Month: Classic Secrets of Magic

Classic Secrets Of Magic by Bruce Elliot was one of the first magic books that I ever bought. I initially obtained it in order to learn the Benson bowl routine and Dr. Sacks dice trick. I have found that with the exception of just skiming through the chapters on the corncob pipes and rice bowls, tha...
by Ian Richards
July 5th, 2002, 6:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sachs Dice routine
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Sachs Dice routine

Hi Bill, Dr. Sacks Dice Routine was originally published in the Phoenix in 1948. As such, it may be on the recent CD compilation of that magazine. Most recent descriptions of this effect are on video. Apparently the routine does not transfer well from the printed word. James Lewis has a very good vi...
by Ian Richards
June 27th, 2002, 8:51 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Frank Garcia
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Frank Garcia

Hi Tim, There was an issue of Mr. Gadfly that featured Frank Garcia. It may be possible to obtain this magazine via their website: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mrgadfly.com">http://www.mrgadfly.com</a><!-- m --> It might be prudent to contact the editor/publisher directly to inquir...
by Ian Richards
June 27th, 2002, 7:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Frank Garcia
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Frank Garcia

Hi Tim,
A similar question arose on this forum a few months ago. At that time Richard informed us that Frank Garcia may not have had a will and as such there were legal disputes between members of his family. Hence, there has been no reprinting of his material.
by Ian Richards
May 6th, 2002, 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Volcano effect - large scale
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Volcano effect - large scale

Sorry, I forgot to include this additional link:

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vol ... odels.html
by Ian Richards
May 6th, 2002, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Volcano effect - large scale
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Volcano effect - large scale

Hi TiJean, A link to the US Geological Survey follows: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://giseis.alaska.edu/Input/affiliated/lahr/taurho/volcano/volcano.html">http://giseis.alaska.edu/Input/affiliat ... lcano.html</a><!-- m --> This describes the construction of a paper volcano. Further sear...

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