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by Keith Raygor
October 2nd, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Convention Schedule Online
Replies: 40
Views: 6512

Re: Genii Convention Schedule Online

Very cool, even maps of the dealers' tables with layouts of the hotel. Thanks, Richard!
by Keith Raygor
August 31st, 2012, 10:37 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii: All pages not downloading
Replies: 10
Views: 5798

Re: iGenii: All pages not downloading

I have had the same problem for several issues, and eventually stopped attempting to read them on the iPad about 4 months ago. I was able to successfully download the last two issues a couple days ago, as an experiment, but it took all night, and the battery was just about dead by the time it was do...
by Keith Raygor
August 13th, 2012, 1:22 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: John Gaughan contributions
Replies: 6
Views: 4265

Re: John Gaughan contributions

I find your work and the photographs very intriguing. Did you shoot the pictures? Thank you for sharing your process and progress.
by Keith Raygor
June 24th, 2012, 10:51 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Marco Tempest and Nicola Tesla
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Marco Tempest and Nicola Tesla

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by Keith Raygor
June 24th, 2012, 10:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ripped & Fryed - source?
Replies: 199
Views: 23288

Re: Ripped & Fryed - source?

Hoping this helps: I'm using Safari version 5.1.7, which is the latest version available to the general public. Safari 6 is only available to developers. As stated earlier, the PDF loads clearly on the latest version available on my computer. On my iPhone, I am able to pull up the website in questio...
by Keith Raygor
June 23rd, 2012, 8:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ripped & Fryed - source?
Replies: 199
Views: 23288

Re: Ripped & Fryed - source?

The sample pages opened up immediately for me on Mac using Safari. Crystal clear and well-done layout.
by Keith Raygor
January 7th, 2012, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Tim Ellis Book
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: New Tim Ellis Book

I received Tim's hardcover a few days ago, and after thumbing though it, I'm excited to read it in detail. Tim has been one of my favorite magicians for many years because of the choices he makes in structure and impact. His personality also goes a long way in his shows. Thanks for the heads up, Ric...
by Keith Raygor
April 18th, 2011, 9:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Musical Mindreader show on Thursday
Replies: 0
Views: 445

The Musical Mindreader show on Thursday

The next public theater performance of The Musical Mindreader is this coming Thursday in Bonita Springs, Florida at the Center for the Arts. Here is a link to more information: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.themusicalmindreader.com/CenterForArts.html">http://www.themusicalmindreader...
by Keith Raygor
September 22nd, 2010, 8:58 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: David Acer
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

David Acer

It's rare for any magazines to make it from the library/throne room to the living room. It only happens when there's an article I don't want to stop reading yet. The interview by David Regal with David Acer had me laughing out loud enough times in the first 2 pages, I just had to keep going. Great j...
by Keith Raygor
January 16th, 2010, 2:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Experience The Rhythm of Magic in New Theater
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Experience The Rhythm of Magic in New Theater

Its a New Year and the perfect time to take a journey through my wonderful world of magic and music. And you can do this in a brand new setting: the new theater of The Art League of Bonita Springs, FL in the Promenade at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Your adventure will be filled with sleight-of-...
by Keith Raygor
January 11th, 2010, 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: I.B.M. Question
Replies: 20
Views: 4657

Re: I.B.M. Question

TCG,
Didn't you receive a private email several hours ago from the IBM Membership Chairman offering to research and resolve your rather unusual situation?

From 2007 to 2010 is a long time to wait for resolution of a VISA card charge.
by Keith Raygor
December 13th, 2009, 10:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 35892

Re: The Magic Menu

Christopher Lyle wrote:If you don't like me, or what I have to say, you can just ignore what my column and move on to the next one.


I suppose. But that wasn't what I had in mind when I bought a subscription.
by Keith Raygor
December 10th, 2009, 11:02 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: See the magic from outside the theater...
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: See the magic from outside the theater...

That was just wonderful. Thanks.
by Keith Raygor
November 17th, 2009, 9:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Callahan Interview
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Jim Callahan Interview

Jim's mic cuts out at 11:57 at what may be a funny story, as we hear your laughter, but the entire story is missing until 12:37.
by Keith Raygor
November 16th, 2009, 10:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyril's New TV Special
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Cyril's New TV Special

Nice to see a magician smiling and enjoying his job. Great video, will look forward to seeing the show.
by Keith Raygor
November 11th, 2009, 9:11 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: David Berglas, eat your heart out.
Replies: 43
Views: 6431

Re: David Berglas, eat your heart out.

Great story, Joe.
by Keith Raygor
November 4th, 2009, 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I am bored stiff!
Replies: 247
Views: 45018

Re: I am bored stiff!

Please describe your trump card.
by Keith Raygor
November 3rd, 2009, 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: I am bored stiff!
Replies: 247
Views: 45018

Re: I am bored stiff!

Since my teens, I've always had either of two visions of a magician, either a Mississippi River boat gambler-type character, like a Doc Holliday, or a Svengali pitchman. Not even sure why, but they were my fantasies as a child. It sounds like much of your life has been lived in ways I romanticize(d)...
by Keith Raygor
August 25th, 2009, 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Miracle Factory above and beyond
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Miracle Factory above and beyond

I wanted to pass along a story that still has me amazed. I ordered a product from Todd Karr's Miracle Factory about 3 weeks ago and received it a week or so later. Due to my not reading the product description correctly, and not knowing that I needed another product that I did not own, I was unclear...
by Keith Raygor
August 1st, 2009, 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Philip & Henry Support and Sell Exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Re: Philip & Henry Support and Sell Exposure

It was not given away to the group watching the demo. The response from your audience seems to suggest this as not all of them can be buyers. I have watched his demos a couple times, and that of his employees. I've seen them demo from the public area of the mall, outside the shop and give the secre...
by Keith Raygor
August 1st, 2009, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Philip & Henry Support and Sell Exposure
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Re: Philip & Henry Support and Sell Exposure

I'm guessing that they tracked the keyword 'masked magician' and it led enough people to the P&H site that someone there is trying to capitalize on those searchers. Am I surprised P&H would use this strategy? No. But I wouldn't associate myself with them either. There is a new, local magic d...
by Keith Raygor
May 17th, 2009, 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need pro magician (closeup) in Waterford/Detroit area
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Need pro magician (closeup) in Waterford/Detroit area

A client needs a close-up magician for a graduation party in July in the Waterford/Clarkston area. If you are a pro and interested or know of someone in that area, please email me at
KeithMagic@comcast.net

Thanks!
by Keith Raygor
September 14th, 2008, 9:33 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Florida Mentalists Gathering
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Re: Florida Mentalists Gathering

The Gathering is over and pictures have been posted on the website. Thank you to all that attended - what a day!

Photos:
http://www.floridamentalists.com/
by Keith Raygor
September 11th, 2008, 2:41 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Florida Mentalists Gathering
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Re: Florida Mentalists Gathering

We are 3 days away from the big event! There are some surprises in store and a lot to fit in. We may just have to find a suitable place for libations and carry it over. If you decide to come and haven't emailed me, just bring the registration $ with you and drop me an email. There's going to be lots...
by Keith Raygor
August 22nd, 2008, 9:50 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Florida Mentalists Gathering
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Florida Mentalists Gathering

For quite some time, I'd been impressed by the number of serious students and practitioners of mentalism living in Florida. Because of this, and because the time we get to spend with one another and share knowledge is so limited, I decided to create a one-day event that would allow us an opportunity...
by Keith Raygor
April 23rd, 2008, 10:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 37294

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

mrgoat wrote:If you had quoted me in full, I say:


Yes, context is what was missing.
by Keith Raygor
April 23rd, 2008, 8:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 37294

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

mrgoat, Because of the importance of this topic, at what may be a critical time in our art's development, I took the time and opportunity to peruse your blog in an effort to find context for your posts. I found where you took pride in trolling ("I deliberately trolled this group to try and get ...
by Keith Raygor
April 23rd, 2008, 4:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 37294

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

People might know that mrgoat isn't my favourite person on this forum, but I cant help but feeling some sympathy for him here - don't shoot the messenger! In the search for objectivity in an already passionate discussion, are you the same El Mystico that mrgoat claims as his uncle and mentor in mag...
by Keith Raygor
April 21st, 2008, 10:17 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Sense of Smell
Replies: 11
Views: 3135

Re: Sense of Smell

May I recommend the path that I took for an effect from my show: It starts at the janitorial supply store, auditioning the scents of about 30 different aroma spray canisters for a choice offering. Delivery methods can include secret assistants, your big toe under a table, or timed dispensers such as...
by Keith Raygor
April 18th, 2008, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 37294

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

Jon Racherbaumer has some very interesting thoughts and quotes on this matter in his May 2008 Genii column. It sounds like the books he recommends explores and expands on mrgoat's viewpoint. The protectors of Intellectual Property face new challenges every day. And they carve out the details of new ...
by Keith Raygor
April 18th, 2008, 8:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 37294

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

No, as I have now repeated at least half a dozen times, my point is if you ADVERTISE the prosecution of these thieves it drives more thieves to steal because it educates them as to where they can steal from. This is irrefutable and I have provided several links with evidence that proves this. I wou...
by Keith Raygor
March 27th, 2008, 1:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 32937

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

I think some of the talent sets do overlap, and likely the most important ones. We've all experienced close-up performers that do not engage their audiences, and it isn't until they develop that charisma and ability to listen and interact that they engage. With rare exceptions, I believe it is a ski...
by Keith Raygor
March 22nd, 2008, 7:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aldo
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Aldo

A hurricane in March? That would be magical.
by Keith Raygor
March 17th, 2008, 9:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card trick gimmick question ..
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Re: Card trick gimmick question ..

I think the one I have has a circular hole, but a square flap, used for the cigarette. What is an acro gaff? Is it the hinge?
by Keith Raygor
March 17th, 2008, 7:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card trick gimmick question ..
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

Re: Card trick gimmick question ..

I'm not familiar with it being used with a flipper, but Don England produces a very well-made trapdoor card in which you can't see the gimmick.
by Keith Raygor
March 15th, 2008, 10:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Old puzzle for the statisticians
Replies: 19
Views: 3387

Re: Old puzzle for the statisticians

Statistics and my brain sometimes occupy different worlds, so I wasn't until I watched this explanation that the answer was clear to me: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhlc7peGlGg&e">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhlc7peGlGg&e</a><!-- m --> Wikipedia has ...
by Keith Raygor
February 22nd, 2008, 7:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Need a magi in South Jersey
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Need a magi in South Jersey

All set. Thank you to John.
by Keith Raygor
February 21st, 2008, 12:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Need a magi in South Jersey
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Need a magi in South Jersey

I have a client that lives here in FL for part of the year, NJ for the rest of the year. She would like to hire a magician in the South Jersey area in Spring Lake Heights (exit 98, she says) for June 22. It is a family event for ages 6 to 80, approximately 50 people. Can anyone recommend a good pro ...
by Keith Raygor
January 25th, 2008, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Galt House Sold Out, Alternate Hotel Now Available
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: Galt House Sold Out, Alternate Hotel Now Available

The theater is beautiful - same theater they used for the 2006 IBM conv. Its quite a nice downtown area, they had Marshall Tucker Band playing outside for free at an entertainment complex call Fourth Street Live! which is near the Galt House. Lots of entertainment venues. I'm looking forward to that...
by Keith Raygor
January 15th, 2008, 7:45 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Michael Close's New Book
Replies: 66
Views: 17254

Re: Michael Close's New Book

The audiobook gave me an opportunity to listen to your book while driving, so thank you for making it available. I loved the dialects and characters - its a wonderful talent I envy. My favorite part of the book was your chapter on Bob Read, and hearing your respect shine through. Thank you for bring...

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