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by Jon Elion
June 28th, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helder GuimarĂ£es's Show Verso Coming to New York
Replies: 13
Views: 2552

Re: Helder GuimarĂ£es's Show Verso Coming to New York

Here's the link for buying tickets: https://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Verso/Overview

If you have an Amex Gold card you qualify for "Preferred Seating".

I just got 2 tickets for front row center seats!!
by Jon Elion
August 26th, 2015, 6:35 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Zetetic Scholar
Replies: 35
Views: 5790

Re: Zetetic Scholar

Here is here.
by Jon Elion
June 26th, 2015, 7:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM Ticket Problems?
Replies: 1
Views: 791

FISM Ticket Problems?

I sold my 2 VIP tickets to FISM, as they refused a refund. Their instructions were late and not very clear. They just notified me: Good morning, actually we are not allowed to do changes anymore, because the nominal passes for the congressists are already printed. i will forward this request to the ...
by Jon Elion
June 23rd, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

OK -- make me any offer!
by Jon Elion
June 18th, 2015, 3:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

Price now reduced to $1,000 for the pair of tickets (878 Euros)!
by Jon Elion
June 16th, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

Price now reduced to $1,100 US dollars (or 980 Euros) for the pair of tickets.
by Jon Elion
June 15th, 2015, 11:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 871

2 VIP Tickets for FISM for sale!

I have two VIP tickets to FISM for sale. These were purchased in July 2012, but I now find that I am not able to attend. NOTE: These are VIP tickets! These were purchased for 600 Euros each (1,200 Euros total), which at the time was over $1,500 US dollars. The current value of the Euro has changed s...
by Jon Elion
November 3rd, 2014, 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Will pay $500 for final answer BIL/GC
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: Will pay $500 for final answer BIL/GC

Just sent you a PM. I have an unused "as new" set -- DVDs, carrying case, 2 gimmicks.
by Jon Elion
November 2nd, 2014, 8:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FA: Gerlitz/Stull Prediction Watch and Brett Sherwood Cups
Replies: 0
Views: 706

FA: Gerlitz/Stull Prediction Watch and Brett Sherwood Cups

The two items listed on eBay: ⋅  Gerlitz/Stull Prediction Watch #R140 (vintage antique Waltham pocket watch #9797791) listed as "Buy it Now". Made in 2004 by Richard Gerlitz, it has never been in performance (but is fun use to practice -- makes me laugh out loud every time I pred...
by Jon Elion
December 2nd, 2013, 11:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chris Power Coins Through Silk
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Chris Power Coins Through Silk

I am looking for more information on Chris Power's excellent "Coins Through Silk" routine (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxaqMgTanR0 ). This appears to take Michael Ammar's highly visual routine (as published in Encore 3) a few steps further. Masterful pacing and entertainment value! ...
by Jon Elion
October 21st, 2013, 3:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale

Smurf -- thank you for this excellent suggestion. That brings the shipping cost down considerably! I have added this shipping option (didn't realize I could edit the item once listed, but eBay let me add a shipping method). Cool!
by Jon Elion
October 18th, 2013, 8:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Complete Tarbell Volumes 1-8 for sale

Like New!! This is the complete set of the famous "Tarbell Course in Magic". This iconic encyclopedia of magic was originally compiled in 1928 and sold as a home-study correspondence course. The series has become a valuable reference standard for magicians. What's old is new again! The se...
by Jon Elion
March 10th, 2013, 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 81
Views: 5056

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

Sorry if this was mentioned already (I didn't see it)... There is little difference in appearance between the icon for "Unread Posts" (dark orange circle with a downward facing triangle) and the "No unread posts" icon (same icon in orange). There should be a greater contrast betw...
by Jon Elion
January 12th, 2013, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 192
Views: 20264

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

We never saw a "no" for the Doug Henning guess. Fits the criteria. Caused me to go to YouTube and revisit lots of Doug Henning clips there -- my face hurts from smiling!
by Jon Elion
July 3rd, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Suggestions for real mentalism
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: Suggestions for real mentalism

You should check out Ian Rowland, and especially his book The Full Facts book of Cold Reading.
by Jon Elion
April 7th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

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

[... answering my own post since I can't edit it...]

On second run-through, looks like the opening part of the routine is either the Asher or the McClintock Twist. Duuuuuhhhh!
by Jon Elion
April 7th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Keith Fields' "Burger Kings" (April 2012)
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

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

AWESOME video! What is the routine with the 4 kings that he uses before Burger Kings?

I wonder if "Jacks in the Box" would work...
by Jon Elion
February 2nd, 2012, 9:41 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: OIATER
Replies: 36
Views: 9382

Re: OIATER

OiATER is a A TOTALLY AWESOME manuscript (sorry, I didn't mean to shout!). Tom -- Is there a typo on page 40, in the "Third: Carney Time" description? The last line of the first paragraph of that section says "Replaced the last two cards FU on the deck, then spread the LH packet, taki...
by Jon Elion
December 7th, 2011, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Air date of Doug Henning's 1976 special?
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Air date of Doug Henning's 1976 special?

That special was aired on December 23, 1976.

Click here to see his Vanishing Elephant (filmed in 1981).
by Jon Elion
October 29th, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Paul Ingram booklet about prophecy move?
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Paul Ingram booklet about prophecy move?

Click here for some information on this move
by Jon Elion
September 19th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I need way to force the letter 'D' plz
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: I need way to force the letter 'D' plz

You could use a clear plastic change bag (easily found with Google). For the letters you could use Scrabble tiles, or even those beads with letters used to make baby-name bead bracelets (available at your local crafts store).
by Jon Elion
June 7th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 252682

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Hi Richard -- any word on when the Deluxe Edition will be ready and shipping? ;-)
by Jon Elion
October 31st, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: Hartman's Super Dupes
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: LF: Hartman's Super Dupes

A quick Google search turned up several copies. Click here to see the search results.
by Jon Elion
May 16th, 2010, 8:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's My Chance: Should I?
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Re: Here's My Chance: Should I?

No, definitely a thumb tip painted bright red to help make a point. Pretty funny to see standard thumb tip moves (vanishing a silk) being done with it!
by Jon Elion
May 15th, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's My Chance: Should I?
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Re: Here's My Chance: Should I?

I was in Al Cohen's shop in Washington DC one time when an unhappy customer came in to return a thumb tip, complaining that the color didn't match his skin tones and he was afraid people would see it. Al proceeded to demonstrate a series of effects with his own thumb tip, and when the demonstration ...
by Jon Elion
January 25th, 2010, 8:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: world's best card rise - help!
Replies: 33
Views: 4258

Re: world's best card rise - help!

Click here to see Whit Hadyn's handling of the Devano pack. There are two versions shown on this web page; watch them both! When I saw him do it, he left the pack in the hands of spectator at the end (at least that's what the spectator saw). I don't think it gets much better than that! J. Elion
by Jon Elion
July 20th, 2008, 9:36 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: IBM/SAM Registrations (2) for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 941

IBM/SAM Registrations (2) for sale

I will not be able to attend the IBM/SAM convention this summer. I have 2 registrations that will only be sold together. I registered December 31, 2006, so the seats should be good, and the price I paid was only $295 each. The total price is $590 total for the package deal of two registrations (I wi...
by Jon Elion
July 20th, 2008, 9:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House

I had to release the room reservation at the Galt House, so that is no longer available. But my early registrations are still for sale at a great price ($295 each)!
by Jon Elion
July 13th, 2008, 7:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House

Okay, I'll sweeten the deal and pay the $25 per registration transfer fee. So, you pay only $295 per registration ($590 total). I registered in 2006, therefore the low price. The earlier one registers, we were told, the better the seats. So, These should be good seats besides!.

-Jon Elion
by Jon Elion
July 8th, 2008, 9:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House
Replies: 2
Views: 553

IBM/SAM Registration (2) $295+$25 each plus Galt House

I too find that I will not be able to attend the IBM/SAM convention this summer. I have 2 registrations that will only be sold together. I registered December 31, 2006, so the seats should be good, and the price I paid was only $295 each. So, adding in $25 per registration transfer fee, the total pr...
by Jon Elion
June 28th, 2008, 6:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM Convention registrations for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: IBM/SAM Convention registrations for sale

I also have two reservations for sale at the $395 rate (but not until Mark's are sold). But I have not been able to find out anything about HOW to transfer reservations. So, I don't know what I would be selling. Does anyone have any information about this? I also have reservations at the Galt House,...
by Jon Elion
April 18th, 2008, 7:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: tri-fold practice mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: tri-fold practice mirror

I had my local hardware store cut my three pieces of mirror glass (I gave them the measurements, of course). I laid the pieces face-down on the table, allowed a small gap between them, and made a tri-fold mirror using "gaffer's" tape applied along the back of the hinge-point (duct tape wou...
by Jon Elion
January 31st, 2008, 4:11 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Jim Steinmeyer Book on the Way!
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: New Jim Steinmeyer Book on the Way!

Somewhere along the way, my browser (Firefox) seems to have dropped the display of all those Amazon links. Most peculiar; no matter how I get into the Forum, no links! I kinda miss them...
by Jon Elion
October 2nd, 2007, 6:33 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: High school Headline Prediction
Replies: 2
Views: 890

Re: High school Headline Prediction

Headline Predictions were just recently discussed. Click here to see that thread.

After reading that, I checked out 'Impromptu Headline Prediction' by Stan Lobenstern (page 535 of Apocalypse Volumes 1-5). It is AWESOME!
by Jon Elion
August 29th, 2007, 6:09 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Name a Magic Cocktail
Replies: 5
Views: 2010

Re: Name a Magic Cocktail

To see a list of the Double Fond's drink menu in English, go to the Babelfish website . In the text box that says Translate a Web Page copy and paste this URL: http://www.doublefond.com/MsgByReg.asp?id=99404. Select French to English and click Translate . Of course, if you read French, then just go ...
by Jon Elion
August 6th, 2007, 1:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic Square
Replies: 21
Views: 5579

Re: Magic Square

Harry Lorayne's "Memory Magic Square" rocks! It is in " Reputation Makers ", page 193. It combines all of the mathematical by-play of creating a perfect magic square "on the fly", but adds an element of a memory stunt on top of that. My personality does not lend itself ...
by Jon Elion
July 30th, 2007, 6:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wow - what a great card illusion...!
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Wow - what a great card illusion...!

Ah, Bob, Lennert Green will be delighted to hear that... ;)
by Jon Elion
June 5th, 2007, 7:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Halo
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Halo

Are you possibly referring to Harry Lorayne's "Halo Cut"? This is a bottom slip cut, discussed by Harry in his video series, as well as the books "Rim Shots", "Personal Collection", "Trend Setters" and "Quantum Leap".
by Jon Elion
May 21st, 2007, 4:45 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Threading the Blades Question
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Threading the Blades Question

In the April 1937 issue of Genii (Volume 1, Number 8), there is a wonderful entry in "Diary of a Magician's Wife" by Geraldine Conrad (Larsen). Diary of a Magician's Wife One week from the diary of that fascinating, young wife of the amateur magician, Al Hocus. Monday Dear Diary; At last I...
by Jon Elion
May 19th, 2007, 8:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Poosh, The Four-Dimensional Pencil
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Poosh, The Four-Dimensional Pencil

I have finally taken the time to start browsing through old issues of Genii on the Genii Archive . I found an intriguing ad in the April, 1938 issue (Volume 2, page 291). There is a drawing of a small block that has two holes drilled all the way through it at right angles. The item is describe as: P...

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