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Re: Broken and Restored Thread

I agree it's a very clever handling for the T&R thread.
Congrats to Javi Benitez for coming up with a new twist to an cherished classic.
by Eric DeCamps
12/27/13 12:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Broken and Restored Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

Exposed and Fearless

My friend and S.A.M. PNP Vinny Grosso , is working on what I think is a really worthwhile project. The project is a book titled, “Exposed and Fearless.” The book is a collection of personal short stories about some amazing people and how they are able to do the seemingly impossible and conquer fear...
by Eric DeCamps
09/07/13 12:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Exposed and Fearless
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Doug Conn Chicago Area Lecture Wed. September 11

Doug Conn and Midwest Magic both... ROCK!
by Eric DeCamps
08/27/13 07:39 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Doug Conn Chicago Area Lecture Wed. September 11
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life

The photos from the memorial are up on my Facebook page. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151836532699619.1073741825.830039618&type=1 It was truly an amazing experience for me to have the opportunity to do this for Imam's family. Yes, a lot of work but the best thing ...
by Eric DeCamps
04/10/13 07:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life

@ Matt Field - I am so pleased that you were able to attend the memorial via the web. Thank you for the kind words. The last seven weeks have been hectic getting everything together but based on yesterday's response, all the work paid off. FYI, the archive is up at the same address with the same us...
by Eric DeCamps
04/07/13 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Johnny Lonn passes

I just I finished watching the video. A very charming and humorous act.
May he rest in Peace.
by Eric DeCamps
04/07/13 12:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Lonn passes
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life

For those of you who would like to attend the memorial but cannot do so because of time and distance, please be aware that the memorial will be webcast online. Please find below the website address that anyone wishing to view the service online can do so. Once you arrive at the website's home page,...
by Eric DeCamps
04/05/13 07:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life
Replies: 5
Views: 765

The Spanish are Coming... The Spanish are Coming!

THE SPANISH ARE COMING… THE SPANISH ARE COMING! If you are a fan of the Spanish School of Magic (and who isn’t?) be advised that two of Spain’s finest magicians are coming to NYC! Woody Aragón and Dani DaOrtiz return to NYC with an extraordinary one-day magic event. The day will begin with back-to...
by Eric DeCamps
03/31/13 11:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Spanish are Coming... The Spanish are Coming!
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life

In speaking with the Funeral Home Director and the family we are trying to prepare the seating and the room to best accommodate family and friends for the memorial. I have been asked to ask everyone that if you have received a Facebook invitation and plan on attending, to please respond to the Faceb...
by Eric DeCamps
03/25/13 09:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life
Replies: 5
Views: 765

IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life

IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life Imam Hossain was born in India in 1941. As a child his father invited a traveling street magician to perform for the family. The young Imam was fascinated by the street magicians performance. Detecting Imams sincere interest, the magician taught Imam a...
by Eric DeCamps
03/03/13 09:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IMAM HOSSAIN - A Celebration of a Magical Life
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site

JOHN SCARNE SCHAEFFER BEER TV COMMERCIAL Here is what I consider a real treasure. One of the legends of our community, John Scarne, in his classic TV Commercial for Schaeffer Beer. The TV commercial aired in the early 1970s. Mr. Scarne was about 70 years old when he filmed this but you never would h...
by Eric DeCamps
02/04/13 06:18 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER

I apologize for omitting one person's name who did an unbelievable job with the show program for the event. That person is Bob Riordan. He did an incredible job by soliciting ads for the program and by doing so was personally responsible for almost HALF of the total donations received! Again congrat...
by Eric DeCamps
01/21/13 10:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER

A great showing for a great show. I am happy to report that the two shows raised $31K for David! AMAZING! The evening audience was just as good of a fun loving group as the afternoon audience. So many people worked so hard and it really showed. Two people must be recognized for their extra hard work...
by Eric DeCamps
01/20/13 02:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER

The matinee show is now in the history books. Full house and a great show. We have one more to go in less than an hour. It's been an amazing experience for all involved.
by Eric DeCamps
01/19/13 07:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER
Replies: 4
Views: 659

LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER

I'm up and at'em this morning and getting ready for the benefit show honoring my buddy David Oliver. If you are anywhere near Worcester, MA, you need to come on by and join the fun! It's going to be a great time and you certainly don't want to miss this show! For more information and tickets, please...
by Eric DeCamps
01/19/13 08:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: LET'S DO MAGIC FOR DAVID OLIVER
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site

In another thread, Richard Kaufman mentioned that he never saw Jose Pepe Carroll perform. Here is a short link to a short bio and video of Pepe performing with his mentor Juan Tamariz that I originally posted on February 28, 2012. Pepe Carroll & Juan Tamariz Here is a link of the legend Arturo d...
by Eric DeCamps
01/18/13 06:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Imam founder of Mostly Magic dies

I just received a call with this very sad news. To be honest Im still in shock. I spoke with Imams widow Evelyn a little while ago and the family has no plans for a memorial service. If I hear of any changes in the familys wishes I will post it here. Both Imam and Evelyn were responsible for the gro...
by Eric DeCamps
01/13/13 04:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Imam founder of Mostly Magic dies
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site

To give Genii Forum members a better idea of the S.A.M. Compeers Facebook Group Pages content, I thought I would post direct links to a sampling of videos that are found on the group page. History Related: OKITO http://www.facebook.com/groups/SAMcompeers/permalink/485146661524589/?notif_t=like HARRY...
by Eric DeCamps
01/12/13 11:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site

Dustin, Im just seeing this post now, my apologies for not responding sooner. Thanks for your kind words of support of the S.A.M. Compeers page on Facebook. There are dozens upon dozens of videos not to mention hundreds of photos and posts regarding magic history and other fun stuff on the group pag...
by Eric DeCamps
01/10/13 06:40 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps' History Lessons on the SAM’s FB Site
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Eric DeCamps Lecture - Yonkers, NY

I would like to thank my fellow members of S.A.M. Assembly 194 for the opportunity to speak and lecture on the art I hold so dear to my heart. The foundation of the lecture will be items from my lecture, Compositions of Conjuring and it will also include a few items not previously discussed or discl...
by Eric DeCamps
11/13/12 01:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Lecture - Yonkers, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 407

HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF AVAILABLE

[font:Arial] S.A.M. DISASTER RELIEF FUND The Society of American Magicians Endowment Fund is offering assistance to all magicians and allied artists who have suffered losses from Hurricane Sandy. Victims can contact the S.A.M. Disaster Relief Fund . The fund will cover the loss of props, spoiled foo...
by Eric DeCamps
11/09/12 08:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF AVAILABLE
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Eric DeCamps Lecture - Yonkers, NY

I am pleased to announce that I will be lecturing for S.A.M. Assembly 194 in Yonkers, NY. The lecture is titled, " Compositions of Conjuring - A Lecture on Natural Magic ." Date: Wednesday November 14, 2012 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Catholic Slovak Club - 49 Lockwood Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701 T...
by Eric DeCamps
11/08/12 10:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Lecture - Yonkers, NY
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

I would like to thank those from the Chicago magic community who came out and supported the recent run of my show, PURE MAGIC , at the Potter and Potter Gallery this past weekend. Without your support shows of this nature would not be possible. So thank you very much and I hope that with your contin...
by Eric DeCamps
10/24/12 02:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

@ Tom D,

Hey buddy... YOU got a second "show deck" so you did pretty good!
Enjoy the cards and I hope to make the "BASH"!

Eric DeCamps
by Eric DeCamps
10/22/12 01:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

@ Steve, Thanks for coming out and extra special thank you to Carol for agreeing to celebrate your 40th Wedding Anniversary at my show. She's awesome and you are lucky man! I'm very glad you enjoyed the show, it was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope our paths cross again soon. Eric DeCamps
by Eric DeCamps
10/22/12 01:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

Tom - it was wonderful to see you yesterday. Thanks for coming out to see the show. This audience was just as receptive as Friday nights's audience. Well lets be honest, with people like yourself and like Oscar Corpuz, Mike LePidus, John Railing and David Linsell (just to name a few) how could we no...
by Eric DeCamps
10/21/12 11:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

Gordon - thank you for coming out and supporting the show. I'm very happy you enjoyed the show and thank you for your kind words.
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by Eric DeCamps
10/20/12 10:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

Opening night for "PURE MAGIC" in Chicago went wonderfully. It was well attended by many from the Chicago magic community. I am so happy that Simon Aronson and his wife Ginny made it to the show. Have not seen them in quite awhile so it was real pleasure to catch up with them. The audience...
by Eric DeCamps
10/20/12 09:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

@ Steve Mills,

I can handle the pressure. That said, please make sure to say hello before the show.
I want to meet this exquisitely thoughtful wife of yours. :)

See you soon.

Eric DeCamps

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by Eric DeCamps
10/14/12 10:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

Hi Everyone! First I would like to thank everyone for the kind words they posted above about my show PURE MAGIC. I am truly humbled by all of the astonishing words of support and I cant thank you all enough. Second I just wanted you all to know that I am the featured guest on this week's edition of ...
by Eric DeCamps
10/13/12 07:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago

I can not thank everyone enough for your kind words of support about my show and its new run in the great city of Chicago. I do not have the words to properly express how thrilled I am with this opportunity! It's going to be a lot of fun! I just saw this on Jeff McBride's FB page and I thought I wou...
by Eric DeCamps
09/09/12 09:02 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps Pure Magic Comes to Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 4866

Re: David Corsaro lecture for Long Island Mystics Sept 10, 2012

Let me say this, I've seen David Corsaro lecture three times. On Monday night at the Long Island Mystics it will be my fourth. It's terrific lecture and I can't wait to see him again! If you are anywhere in the area, come on out and join a fun group of S.A.M. members at the Mystics and witness wonde...
by Eric DeCamps
09/04/12 10:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Corsaro lecture for Long Island Mystics Sept 10, 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 316

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

Amilcar: Muchas Gracias for posting Ascanios thoughts about me. He was always very supportive of my magic and me. I am still a BIG fan and admirer of his magic and his magic philosophies. It was an honor to be his translator when he visited the USA. Ive been looking for an excuse to visit the great ...
by Eric DeCamps
08/18/12 07:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 8059

Re: SAM Las Vegas

Richard: With all do respect, the following all received standing ovations: Tuesday David Copperfield Show Wednesday The Mac King Show Chris Kenner's talk Boris Wild & Yann Frisch Copperfield Interview Johnny Thompson's talk at the Life Members Breakfast In addition, David Stone's lecture & ...
by Eric DeCamps
07/29/12 07:42 AM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 8100

Re: SAM Las Vegas

At the airport waiting to board my plane back home to NYC. The S.A.M. 2012 Top Ten highlights for me were: 1. The David Copperfield Show 2. The Mac King Comedy Magic Show 3. Chris Kenner's "Observations" talk 4. The French Close Up show hosted by Ali Shelly and starring: David Stone, Matth...
by Eric DeCamps
07/28/12 11:07 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: S.A.M. 2012 Convention - Las Vegas
Replies: 66
Views: 8100

Re: Marcelo Contento passes

[font:Verdana] This news saddens me so much. Marcelo was a terrific magician, shadow artist, musician, wonderful human being and a friend. After hearing this news I had an overwhelming rush of wonderful memories of working with Marcelo at magic conventions and magic get-togethers both in the USA and...
by Eric DeCamps
07/05/12 06:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marcelo Contento passes
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Max Maven – Off Broadway

I saw the show last night along with a dozen or so magician friends that included Meir Yedid, Alain Nu, Brett Schulman, John Born, Bob Baker, Ken Weber, Nick Bell, Rich Kameda, Mike Patrick and Dave Ferst. I originally saw the show back in 2006 in Toronto and loved it. The show was Max at his finest...
by Eric DeCamps
06/29/12 09:28 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven – Off Broadway
Replies: 26
Views: 3762

Re: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI

Thank you Meir for posting the JOINT Code of Ethics for the IBM & the SAM . It certainly clarifies the position of both organizations when it comes to exposure and conduct of members in and outside of the organizations. In addition, readers may find of interest the SAM oath that all prospective ...
by Eric DeCamps
06/27/12 08:08 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI
Replies: 118
Views: 15127

Re: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI

No group keeps its history as well as magicians. Are you sure we're talking about the same group? [size:14pt] [font:Book Antiqua] Well put Max. Thank goodness that there are some in our community who are able correct the gross exaggerations and claims made by a few who use their minimal knowledge o...
by Eric DeCamps
06/25/12 06:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI
Replies: 118
Views: 15127

Re: Broken Wand : Tony Blanco (Fresno)

[size:14pt][font:Book Antiqua] This is very sad news for our community. We lost another fine performer and person. I knew Tony for over 36 years. We were both kids when we met. I had not seen him in a decade but we did speak and catch up a few times over the phone. Tony you are out if your pain. Res...
by Eric DeCamps
05/31/12 02:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand : Tony Blanco (Fresno)
Replies: 4
Views: 556
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