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by BrendanK
July 27th, 2012, 6:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: EMC live preview right now
Replies: 27
Views: 2130

Re: EMC live preview right now

..and 5 minutes later I can now access Yigal Mesika LIVE!...??

Better luck tomorrow I hope...
by BrendanK
July 27th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: EMC live preview right now
Replies: 27
Views: 2130

Re: EMC live preview right now

Grrr! subscribed but unable to access any live sessions so far... wanting to see David Williamson

I am currently able to view video of Session 1... ( which is certainly better than the endless parade of National Teams currently marching into Olympic Stadium)
by BrendanK
August 10th, 2011, 6:32 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon The Spirit of Magic
Replies: 12
Views: 1797

Re: Dai Vernon The Spirit of Magic

...I agree with the sentiment, Ian, but I DO remember DvD Show in the early 60's prior to his Mary Poppins appearance - aaaaaaah Mary Tyler Moore....
by BrendanK
September 4th, 2010, 2:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Wooden cigarette pull
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: WTB: Wooden cigarette pull

Not sure if this is sort of thing you refer to...

http://www.woodencigars.com/holdout.html
by BrendanK
August 23rd, 2010, 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone have a plastic card printer?
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: Does anyone have a plastic card printer?

PM'd you , Jeff
by BrendanK
September 16th, 2008, 5:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Ackerman's "Expert at the Card Table" DVD+ Sale on His Website
Replies: 75
Views: 14368

Re: Allan Ackerman's "Expert at the Card Table" DVD+ Sale on His Website

Good old UK Post Office - you pay for shipping and delivery then have to travel to collect it... I'll (almost) happily pay Customs fees, but grudge every leeching penny the PO charges to administer this... (recently charged on a 100USD purchase - 3 pounds Customs fee, 8 pounds PO fee - and STILL I'v...
by BrendanK
July 31st, 2008, 9:21 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: "customising" playing cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1319

"customising" playing cards

Anybody got a successful method for printing onto blank-faced Bicycle playing cards, to allow one to tailor a message relating to an individual event, allowing give-aways relating to the sponsor? Preferably directly onto the card rather than onto adhesive labels...

Inkjet? Laser?
by BrendanK
June 26th, 2008, 8:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let's talk about fictional magicians!
Replies: 28
Views: 1669

Re: Let's talk about fictional magicians!

Steve Valentine as featured in Magic magazine Dec 2007
(unless there are two episodes with magicians with unusual symptoms...
missed opening of episode so don't know about water cell...)
by BrendanK
March 14th, 2008, 3:41 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Marc Paul Effects
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

Re: Marc Paul Effects

OH! and lecture features 3 different versions of ACAAN...fully explained with limitations and compromises of each clearly highlighted...
by BrendanK
March 14th, 2008, 3:33 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Marc Paul Effects
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

Re: Marc Paul Effects

Book test is in his notes and on his dvd Mind2Mind <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_reviews/review_dvd_mind_2_mind.htm">http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_review ... 2_mind.htm</a><!-- m --> Marc lectured to us last night - EXCELLENT!! Nice effects -great presentati...
by BrendanK
March 14th, 2008, 3:33 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Marc Paul Effects
Replies: 5
Views: 2668

Re: Marc Paul Effects

Book test is in his notes and on his dvd Mind2Mind <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_reviews/review_dvd_mind_2_mind.htm">http://www.magicweek.co.uk/magic_review ... 2_mind.htm</a><!-- m --> Marc lectured to us last night - EXCELLENT!! Nice effects -great presentati...
by BrendanK
October 28th, 2005, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: In The Hands Wild Card DVD Released Very Soon
Replies: 39
Views: 1231

Re: In The Hands Wild Card DVD Released Very Soon

I've no commercial links with Keith Bennett, just aware that he marketed Steve's "in the hands " handling of Wild Card, which I admired, and that Paul thought it worth including in his notes.
by BrendanK
October 27th, 2005, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: In The Hands Wild Card DVD Released Very Soon
Replies: 39
Views: 1231

Re: In The Hands Wild Card DVD Released Very Soon

Wild card sets from Keith Bennett of Birmingham used to come with Steve Hamilton's routine - may still do, in which case it's a bargain - check with him at << <!-- e --><a href="mailto:mail@kbmagic.com">mail@kbmagic.com</a><!-- e -->>> I seem to remember this may have appeared in an older set of lec...
by BrendanK
October 9th, 2005, 6:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: something special on eBay
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: something special on eBay

kjmagic.com

The effects are inventive and well priced but 25 dollars to ship a glorified thumbtip... five seems more realistic - a dvd in a jiffy bag is less than seven dollars airmail

(whinging, stereotypical Scottish ranting...)
by BrendanK
October 9th, 2005, 6:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: something special on eBay
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: something special on eBay

From a US magic site

<<The foreign shipping rate for items delivered outside of the US is 5 times the domestic rate>>
- a 500% surcharge
Thus a packet trick costs 25 dollars to mail to Europe?!!
What a rip off..

makes 25 bucks for a book seem reasonable to me...
by BrendanK
September 12th, 2005, 5:48 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Restaurant Magic - Las Vegas
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Restaurant Magic - Las Vegas

Friends travelling to Vegas have asked me if I know of any Restaurants with Close-up magicians.

Can anyone make recommendations?

.. I've said to forget it and just see Mac King instead!......
by BrendanK
September 6th, 2005, 11:19 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Connjuring .pdf/ebook, Hurricane Katrina Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Connjuring .pdf/ebook, Hurricane Katrina Sale

Oh! and I'll take a copy of your e-book, Doug.

Hope you can return home in not too distant future...

My 8 month old is Catriona (old Scots spelling), born on Dec26 (Tsunami) - what is it with this kid and water....
by BrendanK
September 6th, 2005, 11:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Connjuring .pdf/ebook, Hurricane Katrina Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Connjuring .pdf/ebook, Hurricane Katrina Sale

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Steve Hook:
[QB] Except for the immoral cost of gasoline.....

try the UK for gas - 92pence a litre - that's about 6.78 dollars per US gallon......
by BrendanK
August 13th, 2005, 4:59 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

Re: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh

http://www.edinburgh-festivals.com/revi ... 1743162005

Not The Metro (a freesheet), but from The Scotsman (a real newspaper)
by BrendanK
June 24th, 2005, 1:47 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe August 2005 The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo Dynamic New York Fringe First winners conjure explosive physicality and dazzling illusions in this true-life murder-mystery thriller. When the star of London Vaudeville magic is shot dead performing his own signature trick - whodunit? www.78...
by BrendanK
June 20th, 2005, 3:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Kevin James Effects
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Kevin James Effects

Any UK or European dealers for KJ products?
Goldfish Production?
by BrendanK
April 19th, 2005, 9:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Mnemonica. 1st Edition. Brand New.
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: FS: Mnemonica. 1st Edition. Brand New.

I can understand anyone feeling aggreived if they feel they have been deceived in an online purchase, but I can only comment that I bought a couple of DVDs and a set of Derek Dingles Notes from Daniel and it was a pleasant enough deal. I have also bought dvds from ebay sellers who continue to advert...
by BrendanK
November 13th, 2004, 9:51 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Dice Cup/Walnut Shell
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Dice Cup/Walnut Shell

"Totally Nuts"? - see advert on:- <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.themagicwarehouse.com/general2.html">http://www.themagicwarehouse.com/general2.html</a><!-- m --> Is the glass truly a shotglass? Bottomless glass needs to be large enough to hold the 3 walnuts. You would need...
by BrendanK
November 5th, 2004, 10:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Malini's Coin Game
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: The Malini's Coin Game

Paul Daniels was doing this a s a challenge, in his Malini show in Edinburgh - fleeced the whole audience individually!!
( his ill gotten gains all went to local charity...)
by BrendanK
October 24th, 2004, 10:50 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Bill Abbott - close-up for kids
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Bill Abbott - close-up for kids

Agreed - no problem with the content of the discs, delivery time and packaging - it's just that I feel I paid a fair second-hand price for the product, and would be unhappy to think that someone is duplicating these at home....
by BrendanK
October 24th, 2004, 5:36 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Bill Abbott - close-up for kids
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Bill Abbott - close-up for kids

Anyone know whether this dvd package is pressed, or is a home production, burned onto purple dyed dvds.

Just purchased a set via ebay, and would be unhappy to post favourable feedback on pirate dvds.
by BrendanK
October 22nd, 2004, 11:16 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Top Secret on BBC
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: Top Secret on BBC

Flash paper - JB Magic, Blackpool - Mark mason
by BrendanK
September 28th, 2004, 12:01 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Cellini version of gypsy Thread - material used?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Cellini version of gypsy Thread - material used?

Yellow yarn?.....Yellow yarn!... as simple as that I was looking for a particular Make or Brand, cos in the UK "Chadwick's" mending thread is the gold standard for Gypsy thread and I assumed that there was a definitive material for jim Cellini's version. Thanks to all who have taken the ti...
by BrendanK
September 24th, 2004, 4:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Video Sets for Sale - $6 per video
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Video Sets for Sale - $6 per video

Tullock videos - 4 days from the States!!
Great Service US MAIL!!

Thanks, Eric.
by BrendanK
August 16th, 2004, 10:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Untouchable Props
Replies: 24
Views: 851

Re: Untouchable Props

PomPoms? Piet Forton? shurely shome mishtake? Just back from Falkland Palace in Fife, Scotland - a day of magic featuring all sorts of performers from Ali Bongo (pompoms?), JayScott Berry, Pat Page - numerous others.... ...I believe the guy in medieval costume "a la renaissance fayre" was ...
by BrendanK
August 10th, 2004, 10:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alternate Handling to Gypsy's Curse . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 1097

Re: Alternate Handling to Gypsy's Curse . . .

Wild Card handling - in the hands - no table , as I recollect uses 2 fewer cards than regular Scotland's Steve Hamilton has a great in the hands version of Wild Card - it was included in one of Paul Wilson's early Lecture Notes (and possibly in Profile Magazine?). Dealer Keith Bennet of Birmingham (...
by BrendanK
July 17th, 2004, 3:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Derren Brown DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Derren Brown DVD

Don't know if this dvd is readily available in the US - may be of interest if you want to know what the fuss is about. I've no connection with the company, just thought it was a keen price for those interested... <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magictricks.co.uk/prodshow.asp?code=481"...
by BrendanK
June 27th, 2004, 2:58 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Cellini version of gypsy Thread - material used?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Cellini version of gypsy Thread - material used?

On Cellini's DVD <<MAGIC THAT CAN BE PERFORMED ANYWHERE>> there is a variation on Gypsy Thread that makes it more of a visible item for Street or Stage. Did he by any chance tip the brand or type of wool/yarn/thread he used on the dvd? It's only when you enter a haberdashery and are confronted by wa...
by BrendanK
May 30th, 2004, 4:42 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: paper cups.
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: paper cups.

One effect only Ron Bauer's "Dixie" - Number 7 in his series of monographs. "Dixie Using faux antique keepsakes of the Confederacy, three Dixie Cups, and a completely worthless $1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000+ bill, you perform a streamlined, fast and funny version of the "Cups an...
by BrendanK
May 5th, 2004, 4:55 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Billy McComb Half Dyed Hank
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Billy McComb Half Dyed Hank

In the UK <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.pennywisemagic.co.uk/pm.htm">http://www.pennywisemagic.co.uk/pm.htm</a><!-- m --> advertised at Blackpool convention as being "official", "authorised" or "approved" supplier of the effect 18"silks and dye tub...
by BrendanK
March 30th, 2004, 1:39 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Collectors' Workshop T'ang Dynasty Chest -instructions
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Collectors' Workshop T'ang Dynasty Chest -instructions

Can anyone help?

I've just ebayed this from Ebay Germany and naively hadn't considered that the instructions would be in German, rather than English (DUH!).

Anyone owners able to help?
by BrendanK
March 26th, 2004, 2:22 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Salt Pour
Replies: 50
Views: 3939

Re: Salt Pour

Craig R Dickson tipped << ear syringes or nasal aspirators>> as gimmicks for a l o o o o ng salt pour.

Preparation details in his notes "for the entertainer"

This was in a lecture Blackpool UK 1999.
by BrendanK
March 6th, 2004, 10:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fab fruit - reviews, comments sought
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Fab fruit - reviews, comments sought

Has anyone ny opinions on this product regarding weight , feel texture? Are thy OK as long as no one else gets to touch/grab/feel the loads? Any artificial fruit I've seen in UK may have been convincing to look at, but was too lightweight (hollow) and made of brittle plastic (like the plastic Jif Le...

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