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Re: Troublewit research en Français

They are more architectural forms for paper sculpting (like origami but... bigger?). I haven't played with them yet, but hope to in the fall...

Thanks as always for your continued help...
by Andrew Pinard
07/19/14 10:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Troublewit research en Français
Replies: 99
Views: 14941

Re: Troublewit research en Français

Hi Bill! John and I exchanged emails a while back (March 2013). He used the term troublewit in a book title, but when asked he said that he thought that accordion-folded paper technique was troublewit. He appeared to be unaware (or could not recall) troublewit as an act and I gave him the 1676 refer...
by Andrew Pinard
07/19/14 05:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Troublewit research en Français
Replies: 99
Views: 14941

Re: Ron Wohl passes at the age of 77

I'm very sad to hear this... I would spend time with Ron every Yankee Gathering. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of magic and con games and an insatiable appetite for learning coupled with a generous soul who loved to share what he'd gleaned over the years. He was a remarkable resource to many of u...
by Andrew Pinard
07/07/14 08:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ron Wohl passes at the age of 77
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Re: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic

I was going to point out Whaley, but the inestimable Matt Field beat me to it.

Back to stuffing my Ghost Tube...
by Andrew Pinard
07/04/14 04:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventor of this old trick? - Tube magic
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Register NOW for the 2015 Genii Convention

Why?!?! Why?!?! Why must you schedule this convention during one of the busiest times for professional performers? Ah, well. I missed the last one. I'll have to miss this one (which wasn't going to happen, so when you do the next one, I'll have to miss that too, should it, of course, be scheduled in...
by Andrew Pinard
07/02/14 08:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Register NOW for the 2015 Genii Convention
Replies: 19
Views: 1594

Re: Simon Lovell has Fallen Ill

I spoke with Simon on the phone for about fifteen minutes today. He seemed weak but alert. He is in a resident facility that is helping him with some of the issues he has experienced lately, with a goal towards getting him well enough to be on his own. He is optimistic, but also aware that he will l...
by Andrew Pinard
06/30/14 02:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Simon Lovell has Fallen Ill
Replies: 14
Views: 3921

Re: Book on Bob Read's collection

Apparently I missed an earlier thread on this topic:

Follow this link: http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=44770
by Andrew Pinard
06/27/14 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book on Bob Read's collection
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Book on Bob Read's collection

Has anyone else seen this yet? http://conjuringarts.org/2014/06/new-and-limited-the-oldest-trick-in-the-book-by-bob-read/ It looks like there will only be 300 printed and only 100 available through Conjuring Arts... I ordered mine at the pre-publication price. I would be surprised if any sell at the...
by Andrew Pinard
06/23/14 09:56 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Book on Bob Read's collection
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

I was able to log in using the email I supplied to Genii as a subscriber (even though I had to reset the password). I can never recall my Conjuring Arts login/password, I let the computer take care of that. In browsing in the new format, I could not locate an option to show one page at a time. Curre...
by Andrew Pinard
06/16/14 04:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7249

Re: Simon Lovell has Fallen Ill

I spoke briefly with Simon yesterday and he seemed pretty clear in our brief conversation. We didn't talk about his medical issues other than me wishing him well. In the short term, he is going to be busy recuperating and waiting for the testing to come back and his doctors to establish baselines an...
by Andrew Pinard
06/10/14 09:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Simon Lovell has Fallen Ill
Replies: 14
Views: 3921

Robert L. "Bob" Bluemle passed away - May 8th, 2014

I met Bob in person just after he moved to Burlington, VT. He was an angel (in the theatrical sense of the word), sponsoring not only theatrical events but magical ones as well. As a writer, he contributed to most of the major magic magazines and many of the niche efforts as well (especially if they...
by Andrew Pinard
05/21/14 09:27 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Robert L. "Bob" Bluemle passed away - May 8th, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 442

The Yankee Magic Collector 16: Request for Submissions

Thanks once again to Richard for allowing us to post this here. Anyone interested in back issues can find them at http://www.nemca.com Andrew ------------------------- THE YANKEE MAGIC COLLECTOR A publication of the New England Magic Collectors Association ANDREW PINARD, EDITOR Dear Magic History En...
by Andrew Pinard
05/12/14 09:36 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Yankee Magic Collector 16: Request for Submissions
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Re: A Little Promotion

Congratulations, Dustin! I hope this also merited a bump in your pay... ;O)
by Andrew Pinard
04/17/14 10:22 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Little Promotion
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

Re: Visual Puns

Quentin's piece is lovely (thanks for sharing it, I really enjoyed revisiting it). Some of the other shapes that can be made with napkin folding include the Lady Fatima and chicken/turkey. There are many books regarding napkin folding and a number of books recently on towel folding (which basically ...
by Andrew Pinard
04/06/14 08:01 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

Slightly more ways than you can turnover a card: How many combinations are possible in a simple shuffled deck of 52 playing cards? 'Tis but a factorial of 52 (52 x 51 x 50 x 49 x 48 x ...) The number? 52! Otherwise known as: 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,...
by Andrew Pinard
04/06/14 07:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 6026

Re: Visual Puns

I think I get where Bill is going; please correct me if I'm off base. I think what is being referred to is the process of manipulating an apparently simple object to represent/infer other objects/experiences/concepts. Another example would be the "ten minutes with a handkerchief" whereby t...
by Andrew Pinard
04/04/14 10:22 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: Visual Puns

Allied Arts.... I would include Chalk Talk, Sand Art, and Rag Pictures in that list. I don't believe that there is a specific term to lump them together, but ambiguous art is about as close as I can think of... Andrew (BTW: I got your emails, Bill, just haven't had a moment to get back to you. I wil...
by Andrew Pinard
04/02/14 04:44 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: To tell before or not?

I was about to post the third option, but Pete beat me to it!
by Andrew Pinard
03/18/14 03:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: To tell before or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: The Berglas Effects - Deluxe Edition

You made the regular edition too "special" by including the DVDs....
by Andrew Pinard
03/17/14 09:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Berglas Effects - Deluxe Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 1532

Re: George Olsen

George was a very kind, unassuming, and generous man. Though we never met in person, George and I had many wonderful conversations about magic, Chicago and Don Alan. He surprised me one day by sending me a troublewit that was owned and used by Don. I was overwhelmed by his thoughtfulness... He will ...
by Andrew Pinard
03/14/14 07:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Olsen
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Magician killed by autopsy...

You should see the photo of Bishop (post mortem) and his mother... Deliciously creepy. She testified to Congress about his death and wrote a book about it (very hard to find)....
by Andrew Pinard
03/12/14 12:17 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magician killed by autopsy...
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: Frakson

But wait, I thought copyright was copyright regardless of whether the material was published or not. As of 1975, every new work of art was considered to be under copyright protection regardless of registration or publishing status. Just because a work in not in print does not mean it loses its copyr...
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 11:31 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Frakson

And yet, the owner of a fine work of art in public domain has the right to license use of the image to photographers to reproduce in a calendar? I am definitely interested in the designation of authorship when it comes to images or likeness... More work to do, I guess... Thanks for the edumacation.....
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 10:19 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Frakson

I stand corrected. Although... How does this apply in the case of the Statue of David, which the Italian government claims control over its likeness? Perhaps more to the point: I have a hard time believing that someone could just scan The Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard from Richard's edition an...
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 09:52 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Frakson

I may be off base here, but, although the original film might be public domain, doesn't any reproduction of it in a different media create a new copyright for the individual that created the transfer? For example, Steve Burton made some lovely reproduction reprints from public domain books. In the p...
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 09:16 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: The Crazy "Lazy" Daisy - New Effect

That was one of the most "stuttery" videos I ever tried to watch online. I don't know if it was my connection, the size/format of the file or something else, but it was a challenge to watch. It took almost five minutes to get to view the Daisy in action (after some preliminary video that r...
by Andrew Pinard
03/02/14 11:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Crazy "Lazy" Daisy - New Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Portland Magic Jam 2014

I love Maine!
by Andrew Pinard
03/02/14 11:21 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Portland Magic Jam 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Jumbo Bicycle Decks Needed

That's why Denny is one of my first calls when I need something...
by Andrew Pinard
02/15/14 10:51 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Jumbo Bicycle Decks Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Looking for magic quotes

While this paraphrases Proust, he is quoted as having said, "The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." And is not our job to help our audience see the world with "new eyes"? For more accurate citation and the original quote see...
by Andrew Pinard
01/31/14 01:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for magic quotes
Replies: 46
Views: 6217

La Maggiore "Organics"

Just released a new item in the La Maggiore product line: La Maggiore "Organics"... These shells, based on our original shell mold have been modified inside and out to be hyper-realistic with new added texture to the exterior and carved veining inside the shells. They are remarkable in eve...
by Andrew Pinard
01/28/14 10:07 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: La Maggiore "Organics"
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

Re: Brian McCullagh

So sorry to hear this. Brian was a contributor to the Yankee Magic Collector and we corresponded many times over the years. He was an extremely pleasant and knowledgeable man. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family...
by Andrew Pinard
01/21/14 10:04 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Brian McCullagh
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Auction of the LeGrand David Show Properties

I talked with David Bull yesterday and he indicated that there will be over 200 lots in this auction. Not everything is going in this auction, but he did say that there would be some hand props, stage illusions and scenic elements... We'll have to wait for the catalog to see exactly what is being li...
by Andrew Pinard
01/16/14 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Auction of the LeGrand David Show Properties
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

The Table of Contents is quite ambitious and the first piece is remarkable indeed... Looking forward to spending a year with Mr. Hobbs...
by Andrew Pinard
01/01/14 05:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 29
Views: 3815

Re: Genii's Lifetime Subscriber Program to End Shortly

As a very satisfied Lifetime Subscriber (and Genii supporter), I urge you to join the elite group of people (Lifetime Subscribers) who not only have incredibly great taste in magic, but are also phenomenally attractive, uncommonly generous, astonishingly talented and are especially good lovers. Did ...
by Andrew Pinard
12/16/13 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii's Lifetime Subscriber Program to End Shortly
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!

Does anyone know more about Li King Si? It is pretty apparent that neither he nor his assistant were Asian. MagicPedia lists him as Parisian Edouard (Georges) Cassel born in 1906... http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Li_King_Si At first glance I didn't know if Harold Rice was behind the act (Li...
by Andrew Pinard
12/13/13 02:59 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Digital edition iOS update

Don't Macs run Windows now? ;O)
by Andrew Pinard
12/12/13 06:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2463

Re: Excusing bad writing?

If I could "like" Gentleman Field's previous post, I would.

ajp
by Andrew Pinard
11/22/13 05:33 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Excusing bad writing?
Replies: 17
Views: 1906

Re: Kaufman and Company Book Sale CONTINUES ON TUESDAY

Darn! Missed the cutoff time... I was going to buy three more copies of Seance... It is that good a book!
by Andrew Pinard
11/19/13 06:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Book Sale CONTINUES ON TUESDAY
Replies: 26
Views: 3633

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014

As someone who is very late to the invite list (I got one for LA but it was too late for me to make it happen with my performance schedule), all I can say is this:

John, you can come hang out at my house and talk magic history any time...
by Andrew Pinard
11/18/13 04:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4775

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014

Received a printed invitation in the mail today. The graphic on the front: a white image of a bird and white text on a field of black. The text reads: "The Vultures are Gathering".

Gave me a good chuckle...

Don't know yet whether I can go or not, but it was a great invitation...
by Andrew Pinard
11/18/13 01:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4775
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