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by Andrew Pinard
August 13th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 45
Views: 5661

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Thanks to Kozmo for posting the videos. The interview with Eugene was one of my favorites. I only wish we had recorded the two hour conversation we had when Gene and I went for dinner afterward.

He will be missed, but will be with us always.
by Andrew Pinard
June 1st, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend

Oh. I forgot.

I got to meet Bob Farmer.

(Who asked some really good questions and is charming to boot.)
by Andrew Pinard
May 30th, 2017, 9:15 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend

I was there. Didn't get to dine with the Genii this time, but wonderful event. More anon.
by Andrew Pinard
March 27th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question for full-time performers
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: Question for full-time performers

Stagnation can certainly be a problem, but it is usually one of the performer, not of the material.
by Andrew Pinard
March 27th, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question for full-time performers
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: Question for full-time performers

Hi Joe: I'm sorry that more people have not responded to this! In my case, I have been supporting myself and my family performing magic for over twenty-five years. While there are lot of aspects to what I do that make it "a job", the performance part is the part that is not. Performing the...
by Andrew Pinard
November 13th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 11098

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

At least four of those books are native digital: In a Class by Himself – The Legacy of Don Alan Simon Says – The Close-Up Magic of Simon Lovell Son of Simon Says – More Close-Up Magic of Simon Lovell The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius And The Complete Ganson Magic Teach-In Series is native di...
by Andrew Pinard
October 4th, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Osborne
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Paul Osborne

Just read from a friend's Facebook posting that they received a message from Paul's wife, Michelle, that Paul passed away yesterday, October 3rd at 8:30pm as a result of brain hemorrhage. Terribly saddened to hear this confirmed and my thoughts are with his family and friends. We have lost another g...
by Andrew Pinard
October 4th, 2016, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Osborne
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Paul Osborne

Word is coming out that Paul Osborne has passed away. No information yet, but it has been confirmed by at least one member of the Dallas magic community.
by Andrew Pinard
October 4th, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Osborne
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Paul Osborne

Has Paul Osborne passed away? This morning Jay Johnson posted a remembrance on his blog:

http://hellandhayes.blogspot.com/2016/10/my-friend-paul.html
by Andrew Pinard
September 23rd, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne and The Magic Circle Award
Replies: 9
Views: 1513

Re: Harry Lorayne and The Magic Circle Award

I had the great privilege to present Harry with his award and to film his acceptance speech at his home in Newburyport, MA. Harry is doing very well, looking forward to delivery of his latest book, Only My Apocalypse, and is hard at work on his next, "last" book... You will be seeing ads v...
by Andrew Pinard
July 5th, 2016, 7:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Lorayne Storm - July 30th
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Lorayne Storm - July 30th

Exciting news for fans of Harry Lorayne. I am working with Harry and Rudy Tinoco to produce a full day workshop with the legendary writer, creator and performer on Saturday, July 30th at Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH. If you are in the northeast (or anywhere else and can get here on July 30th), you ...
by Andrew Pinard
February 15th, 2016, 4:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Penumbra number four and the fake issue.
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

Re: WTB: Penumbra number four and the fake issue.

According to Bill Goodwin (from an email to me): "This issue was put together by David Ben as a spoof and presented to Gordon Bean and I at an early 31 Faces North convention. David solicited articles by others and put the issue together to look like one of ours. He also guessed on who some of ...
by Andrew Pinard
February 7th, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Mentzer passed away
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: Jerry Mentzer passed away

Jerry Mentzer was our first house guest when I bought my house in Bradford and moved NH's last magic shop to our home. Not only was he a collector of top material great writer/performer/publisher of magic, he was a genuinely sweet guy who went out of his way to share his joy of magic with any studen...
by Andrew Pinard
February 5th, 2016, 6:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason
Replies: 88
Views: 15202

Re: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason

You guys trashing something you know nothing about doesn't bother me. Please don't lump me in with "guys trashing", I merely pointed out the numbers. As I inferred in my post, I am always thankful when a working performer shares anything out of their repertoire. You work a lot. With the e...
by Andrew Pinard
February 4th, 2016, 5:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason
Replies: 88
Views: 15202

Re: "This beats them all!"— Doc Eason

I have performed card to box more than 100,000 times over the past 20 years under real world conditions for every person imaginable under every condition imaginable. That means over fourteen times a day, seven days a week, for twenty years. Kudos! Not easy to get to those numbers... I have spent pl...
by Andrew Pinard
December 9th, 2015, 6:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Turnantula
Replies: 24
Views: 5265

Re: Turnantula

Still working through the method, but it seems very comfortable to me at first. Probably because I am a fan of the Herrmann shift. More when I get a chance to dig deeper. My bigger paws seem to be a bit of an advantage...
by Andrew Pinard
November 18th, 2015, 10:33 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shin Lim's tribute to Paris
Replies: 18
Views: 4318

Re: Shin Lim's tribute to Paris

If you read the comments on the thread you can see that he uses this piece in most of his performances and changes the message for each venue. The piece is artistic and the customization is good business, but this does not appear to be something he put together as a result of an artistic effort to r...
by Andrew Pinard
November 17th, 2015, 9:20 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shin Lim's tribute to Paris
Replies: 18
Views: 4318

Re: Shin Lim's tribute to Paris

I felt the same as Bill when I saw the video. I can't imagine using a tragedy to promote my own work, but different strokes...
by Andrew Pinard
October 31st, 2015, 5:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction

Cardini's balls went for $24,000 (not including buyer's premium)!
by Andrew Pinard
October 31st, 2015, 1:59 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Re: Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction

With buyer's premium that is almost $65K...
by Andrew Pinard
October 31st, 2015, 1:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 1761

Potter & Potter Halloween 2015 Auction

Wow. Just saw a 48-page catalog from 1843 sell for $54,000.

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/41295545_crambrook-wh-crambrooks-catalogue-of-magical

Still on (when I post this) for any lookee-loos...

Anyone else want to post any other interesting items?
by Andrew Pinard
August 19th, 2015, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 19258

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Received in NH this day... Looking forward to curling up with it!
by Andrew Pinard
August 11th, 2015, 5:28 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Sawa's Library of Magic Volume 1
Replies: 11
Views: 4976

Re: Sawa's Library of Magic Volume 1

Thank you (and please call me Andrew)...
by Andrew Pinard
August 11th, 2015, 8:34 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Sawa's Library of Magic Volume 1
Replies: 11
Views: 4976

Re: Sawa's Library of Magic Volume 1

I did a search (as Matt Field suggested in 2003) and could not come up with an answer for why this was never extended out to the trilogy as originally intended.

Perhaps Richard can give us the story in this thread?
by Andrew Pinard
July 9th, 2015, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 19258

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Thanks so much for making this happen! I can't wait to dig in...
by Andrew Pinard
June 29th, 2015, 9:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin and Cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 5838

Re: Coin and Cylinder

Jim Riser's generosity knows no bounds. His knowledge and technical prowess are second to none and I consider him to be a gift to magic like no other...

Thanks again, Jim, for supporting our community and providing the perfect balance of technology and arcane knowledge...
by Andrew Pinard
June 7th, 2015, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Arrows
Replies: 4
Views: 1348

Re: Arrows

This was wonderful... Love the use of conflict as a motivating factor...
by Andrew Pinard
June 3rd, 2015, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: M-U-M to be reduced to 10 issues each year.
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

M-U-M to be reduced to 10 issues each year.

I thought this was newsworthy (at least to members of the S.A.M. and interested parties): According to the minutes of the March national meeting, S.A.M. members will be getting two less issues every year of M-U-M beginning in July 2015. I guess two of the ten issues are going to be "double issu...
by Andrew Pinard
April 24th, 2015, 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 5875

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

“Elevator Routine” was published in “New Phoenix,” in May 1964. Out of curiousity, I looked up the routine (p. 384) and compared it to the one listed in Bob Wagner's Master Notebook of Magic . It looks as if the Glover piece is incorporated into a larger routine ("The Enchanted Pack of Cards&q...
by Andrew Pinard
April 22nd, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 5875

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

You mentioned the Rice Silk books as being one of two sets in a handwritten font. What's the other? Q. hit it: I was thinking of Wagner's Master Notebook, although I believe that the last Bill Tarr book (published by Kaufman & Greenberg) utilized hand-lettering that was digitized as a font and ...
by Andrew Pinard
April 20th, 2015, 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greatest magic books ever written
Replies: 23
Views: 5875

Re: Greatest magic books ever written

I tackled a "list" on my magicmatters blog... You can find it here: http://magicmatters.com/?p=174

Most recently I have been posting on the literature of card magic which might also be of interest...
by Andrew Pinard
March 14th, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: magic book exhibition
Replies: 10
Views: 3261

Re: magic book exhibition

Mariano: That was truly a wonderful experience. I am sorry I wasn't able to attend the lecture, but sharing your presentation online is generous beyond words. I was truly astonished and filled with joy by not only the scholarship, but also the beauty of the slideshow, the reflection of your deep pas...
by Andrew Pinard
March 10th, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Claude Crowe
Replies: 11
Views: 4980

Re: Claude Crowe

I'm so sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed my talks with Claude at The Yankee Gathering and on the phone. I was disappointed not to see him in November... He will be missed.
by Andrew Pinard
March 4th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 31070

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

I want to express my gratitude for all of Tom's work as well... Being an online reviewer may not be as sexy as being the reviewer in the magazine, but the reviews live a lot longer (and never see the bottom of a dove cage)...

Thanks, Tom and best wishes!
by Andrew Pinard
March 4th, 2015, 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5006
Views: 1831484

Re: ERDNASE

Marty: Darned OpenFace automatically inserts the ligatures (I forgot to turn that option off). I ran the "What the Font" app on the title on page 13 (CARD TABLE ARTIFICE.) and it returned five recommendations, the closest was Millesime which is based on an old French-style typeface. Here i...
by Andrew Pinard
March 4th, 2015, 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5006
Views: 1831484

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins might find this of interest: https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/results?ch%5B0%5D=C&ch%5B1%5D=A&ch%5B2%5D=R&ch%5B3%5D=D&ch%5B4%5D=T&ch%5B5%5D=A&ch%5B6%5D=B&ch%5B7%5D=L&ch%5B8%5D=E&ch%5B9%5D=A&ch%5B10%5D=R&ch%5B11%5D=T&ch%5B12%5D=I&ch%...
by Andrew Pinard
March 2nd, 2015, 5:07 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 31070

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Richard Kaufman wrote:Brent, you're a magic dealer and thus immediately disqualified from reviewing products here because of potential conflicts of interest. No personal slight intended, but it even the appearance of a conflict isn't good.


Wait, didn't we cover this in another thread? It's all about trust! ;O)
by Andrew Pinard
January 31st, 2015, 9:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MagicPedia hits 8,000 articles!
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: MagicPedia hits 8,000 articles!

Congratulations! It is a wonderful resource and I was able to actually edit some articles recently (when I finally remembered my password)... Thanks for all your hard work...
by Andrew Pinard
January 28th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New book: The Vernon Companion
Replies: 96
Views: 20946

Re: New book: The Vernon Companion

SO pleased to hear this. I know that all the owners will benefit from reading this book. I hope that there will be a second printing so that more people can dive into Michael's world...
by Andrew Pinard
January 15th, 2015, 2:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ellen performs Head Shrinker
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Ellen performs Head Shrinker

It was a couple minutes of my life I will never see again...

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