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by Mark Paulson
April 2nd, 2016, 10:07 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Koornwinder
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: Koornwinder

Hartelijk dank!
by Mark Paulson
February 26th, 2016, 1:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Irene Larsen, 1936 – 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 3520

Re: Irene Larsen, 1936 – 2016

My condolences to the Larsen family and all of Irene's many friends. Truly sad news.
by Mark Paulson
February 7th, 2015, 6:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Speaking of Masters of Illusion ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Speaking of Masters of Illusion ...

Did anyone watch last night's episode "Quick Change" on Masters of Illusion? If so, what did you think of Ed Alonzo's act? I don't want to give it away in case you still plan on watching it. I was a little bothered by the first part, though, and was curious as to what others thought about ...
by Mark Paulson
February 7th, 2015, 5:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean Dill
Replies: 14
Views: 3190

Re: Dean Dill

R.I.P. Dean Dill. The world lost a really nice man!
by Mark Paulson
August 28th, 2014, 1:18 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dave's Killer Magic Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 3035

Re: Dave's Killer Magic Shop

I've got to agree with Waterman. Dave's Killer Magic Shop is a great place to buy magic and just hang out. I travel to Portland quite often, and I make it a point to stop by his store. There are usually quite a few local magicians hanging out there, too.
by Mark Paulson
June 28th, 2014, 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Copperfield on American Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: David Copperfield on American Restoration

It was a fun episode to watch. Chris Kenner and Homer Liwag were on it, too. The items were a bit strange, especially the thing with the goat.
by Mark Paulson
September 16th, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger
Replies: 31
Views: 5813

Re: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger

My copy arrived in Seattle today. Thanks for another great issue, Richard.
by Mark Paulson
May 26th, 2013, 2:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Dennis Loomis
Replies: 17
Views: 2705

Re: RIP: Dennis Loomis

I read in MAGIC magazine today that Dennis took his own life. I hadn't heard that before. Any truth to that?
by Mark Paulson
May 18th, 2013, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hotels near the Magic Castle
Replies: 31
Views: 3993

Re: Hotels near the Magic Castle

I second the Hollywood Hills Hotel. Besides all the free snacks, you also get breakfast at the Magic Castle Hotel. I stayed there in 2009, and it was a pleasant stay. I went there again in September 2012, and it seemed that the rooms had either been renovated, or the room I stayed in was in better c...
by Mark Paulson
April 19th, 2013, 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

I just got my paper copy in the mail here in Seattle. The Merlin article is terrific. Thanks to Jim Steinmeyer for taking all those notes back in the day! I can just imagine how short the article would be if he hadn't.
by Mark Paulson
April 19th, 2013, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Key of The Chrononaut by Master Payne
Replies: 2
Views: 933

The Key of The Chrononaut by Master Payne

If any of you are looking to add great-looking props and a great effect to your Steampunk act, you should check out Master Payne's The Key of the Chrononaut. I've seen Payne perform this, and he has a nice storyline and presentation that goes with this effect. The props look really cool, too. The bu...
by Mark Paulson
April 19th, 2013, 9:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Switching Decks with Giobbi
Replies: 16
Views: 2451

Re: Switching Decks with Giobbi

I found the DVD not only helpful, but fun to watch. I wasn't able to attend the Genii Bash, but several of my friends were able to go, and the Giobbi lecture was one of the highlights for them. To be able to see what they saw was quite fun, and it was great not seeing the decks switches.
by Mark Paulson
April 18th, 2013, 1:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Harlan on The Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series - April
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Dan Harlan on The Can-Am Conjuring Lecture Series - Apri

I'll see you there in Seattle. I'm hoping this will be a great lecture, as I enjoy most of Harlan's effect.
by Mark Paulson
March 19th, 2013, 12:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coming Next Month in Genii from Tom Stone ...
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Coming Next Month in Genii from Tom Stone ...

Can't wait!
by Mark Paulson
December 28th, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?
Replies: 21
Views: 2622

Re: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?

Norman Beck seemed pretty innocent the time I saw him. Fooled the heck out of everybody in the room.
by Mark Paulson
December 25th, 2012, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Man
Replies: 12
Views: 2191

Re: Magic Man

I was expecting a lot more, having heard that J.B. Benn is a good magician. I also noticed that Eric Mead was one of the producers; however, I felt like I had wasted my time watching it. Now, I'm not opposed to wasting my time, but I want to feel good about it.
by Mark Paulson
December 24th, 2012, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Staff Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas Eve Day
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: The Genii Staff Wishes Everyone a Merry Christmas Eve Day

Merry Christmas, Richard (and all the folks at Genii Magazine).
by Mark Paulson
December 24th, 2012, 8:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Man
Replies: 12
Views: 2191

Re: Magic Man

He uses the same magic words that David Blaine used in his specials, "Look, look, look, look, look." I wanted to like this, but I couldn't. I did like the David Blaine special that aired afterwards, which was a repeat.
by Mark Paulson
December 6th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 2426

Re: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues

erdnasephile wrote:Were MAD, American comics, and the like much more expensive in the UK than in the US?


These days, comics are expensive IN the US! Back in the old days, I can remember buying Superman for 12 cents. Now they are all $2.99 or $3.99. MAD is $5.99 (cheap). Yikes!
by Mark Paulson
November 30th, 2012, 7:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic
Replies: 71
Views: 14193

Re: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic

Speedy recovery, Wayne! It's sickening what that guy did to you, and then to see him kneeling beside you rubbing your head while you were down on the ground - it's infuriating! I wish you the best, and hope you and your family don't stay traumatized. Sincerely, Mark Paulson I read the story on the B...
by Mark Paulson
August 21st, 2012, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?
Replies: 82
Views: 10101

Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

For me, it would be David Williamson. He cracks me up.
by Mark Paulson
July 21st, 2012, 6:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - my experience.
Replies: 53
Views: 12045

Re: FISM 2012 - Jack Hughes Book

Wait! FISM is over!!?! And I missed it??!? Crap.
by Mark Paulson
July 1st, 2012, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield on Oprah Winfrey's Show "Next Chapter"
Replies: 17
Views: 3974

Re: David Copperfield on Oprah Winfrey's Show "Next Chapter"

Any updates on this show? I haven't seen anything listed on the Comcast guide for it.
by Mark Paulson
May 21st, 2012, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chamber Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Chamber Magic

I'm going next week. I cannot wait!
by Mark Paulson
May 18th, 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Grampa's Block just released
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Grampa's Block just released

FYI, my friend Brian Cook, of Seattle, Washington, has started a new company. Not only is Brian an entertaining magician, he is also a great builder. He has a new product out called, Grampas Block, inspired by the penny to dime trick. Brian makes these out of a solid piece of walnut, inlaid with exo...
by Mark Paulson
May 17th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Larry Hass Lecture - Seattle 5/16/12
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Re: Larry Hass Lecture - Seattle 5/16/12

Absolutely terrific lecture! Thanks for bringing him to Seattle, Fredrick!
by Mark Paulson
April 21st, 2012, 1:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Fate of The Learned Pig
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: The Fate of The Learned Pig

Evan Shuster cannot tell a lie!
by Mark Paulson
April 8th, 2012, 11:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter Wardell - Seattle Lecture
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Peter Wardell - Seattle Lecture

That was a great lecture! For those in the Eugene and Portland, Oregon areas, make sure you don't miss it!
by Mark Paulson
March 15th, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy News: Jonathan Pendragon and West McDonough are Engaged!
Replies: 18
Views: 3302

Re: Happy News: Jonathan Pendragon and West McDonough are Engaged!

Congratulations to the happy couple! Best wishes for a long and happy relationship!
by Mark Paulson
February 24th, 2012, 1:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tuning In To Chamber Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Tuning In To Chamber Magic

I can't wait for his History Channel show. I've also got tickets for his show at the Waldorf-Astoria in May. I'm giddy about it! I've wanted to see him perform for what seems like such a long time now.
by Mark Paulson
November 16th, 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Edition of the December Issue of Genii will be Available Tuesday
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: The Digital Edition of the December Issue of Genii will be Available Tuesday

I received my paper Genii today. Man, that is fast.
by Mark Paulson
October 31st, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 2651

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (October 2011)

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/m ... e-20111031

Not a lot here, but they say it was "Inferno Week" at the Magic Castle.
by Mark Paulson
October 31st, 2011, 2:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 12169

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

When do you think it would be held? Any chance of having it in late August/early September?
by Mark Paulson
October 21st, 2011, 12:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Never Would Have Believed This ...
Replies: 23
Views: 4769

Re: I Never Would Have Believed This ...

He just lectured at the University of Washington last Wednesday night.

http://www.grad.washington.edu/lectures ... onis.shtml
by Mark Paulson
August 22nd, 2011, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Supernaturalist on Discovery Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: The Supernaturalist on Discovery Channel

Don't try to find the Nepalese Holy Man. Others have gone to seek him out, and they were never heard from again.
by Mark Paulson
August 9th, 2011, 2:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday Mr Calvert
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: Happy 100th Birthday Mr Calvert

Happy birthday, Mr. Calvert!

Can't wait to hear your interview, Dodd!
by Mark Paulson
June 16th, 2011, 12:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: July issue of GENII
Replies: 23
Views: 3997

Re: July issue of GENII

My Genii arrived in Seattle, June 15. Great article on Dan Sperry!
by Mark Paulson
March 16th, 2011, 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: April issue arrived
Replies: 31
Views: 3928

Re: April issue arrived

I got my issue in Seattle today.
by Mark Paulson
March 6th, 2011, 2:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: There's a Moral to this Story
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: There's a Moral to this Story

One article about this guy said that burning up phony money was his specialty...Too bad he has to give it up. I wonder what he'll do for his specialty now?

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