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by Jolly Roger
January 10th, 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: KAX 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1470

KAX 2015

Is anyone on here going to KAX later this month in Oxnard? It is the second year of this convention for children's entertainers, and was terrific last year! It is put on by Steve Axtell and Mark Daniel :) JR
by Jolly Roger
January 7th, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Spiritual Stage
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: The Spiritual Stage

You might want to add more details about the book to your Web site. For example hardcover or paperback, page length, with or without illustrations or photographs. Good luck. Good idea. Thanks! I will answer your questions here: It is paperback, 230 pages, and there are no illustrations apart from t...
by Jolly Roger
January 6th, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Spiritual Stage
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: The Spiritual Stage

Thanks Richard. I will mail it tomorrow! Roger
by Jolly Roger
January 6th, 2015, 6:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Spiritual Stage
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

The Spiritual Stage

I have just published my first book, and it is targeted towards magicians. I would love to have it reviewed by Genii. How do I go about this? Thanks. Roger

www.TheSpiritualStage.com
by Jolly Roger
November 9th, 2014, 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Art of the Con
Replies: 27
Views: 5650

Re: The Art of the Con

Interesting thread. It amazes me that a simple discussion on a book/books can lead to so much acrimony. This is why I feel my soon to be published tome: "The Spiritual Stage" will be a help to those magicians whose sole intent seems to be to put down fellow magi for all sorts of reasons wh...
by Jolly Roger
September 7th, 2013, 9:17 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Kidabra 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Re: Kidabra 2013

Here are the kids in question fighting with each other during my lecture:


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JR
by Jolly Roger
September 7th, 2013, 9:12 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Kidabra 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Re: Kidabra 2013

Here is a kid having fun in the Gala Show at Kidabra:

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JR
by Jolly Roger
September 7th, 2013, 9:06 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Kidabra 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Re: Kidabra 2013

Great question Richard! It really depends very much on the severity of the fight. In my Kidabra lecture, I was fully aware that the kids were actually having fun. I will admit that one of them did get hurt, and returned to their seat in tears. However, a few seconds later the kid got back on the sta...
by Jolly Roger
September 7th, 2013, 8:50 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Kidabra 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Re: Kidabra 2013

Just so you know I released my first ever 2 hour DVD at Kidabra, and it has been receiving rave reviews: http://www.comicmagician.com/page_child ... ducts.html

JR
by Jolly Roger
August 25th, 2013, 12:37 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 9498

Re: MAGIC Live 2013

Payne..............for me you were the highlight of Magic Live!!! JR
by Jolly Roger
August 25th, 2013, 12:33 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Kidabra 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Kidabra 2013

It has been a while since I visited this great Forum. I recently returned from lecturing at Kidabra and also attending Magic Live. I was delighted to briefly bump into RK at Live. The title of my Kidabra lecture was Merry Mayhem, and that is what it turned out to be!!! There was much discussion at K...
by Jolly Roger
April 14th, 2011, 5:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

In an odd way, Potty, I think the first chapter is possibly the weakest, so if you enjoyed that, you will find it goes uphill from there. Pages 183 to 185 are my favourite! JR
by Jolly Roger
April 4th, 2011, 12:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

Munton...there is a vast difference between "puffery" and "poofery". It is hard to believe that you spent all those years at a minor British boarding school without knowing that!!! JR
by Jolly Roger
April 3rd, 2011, 10:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

In many ways I have to agree with Munton. I am loving "Lives of a Showman!" Pages 183 to 185 are especially to be commended. However, the whole tome makes for excellent reading, and I find it hard to put down. I don't really know why Mark spent so much of his life selling the longs, shorts...
by Jolly Roger
April 2nd, 2011, 12:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Patrick Page Book Update
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Re: Big Patrick Page Book Update

Quite right Richard. MF rocks!!!
by Jolly Roger
March 29th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A magician hits rock bottom!
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

Re: A magician hits rock bottom!

Some of you are still trying to pm me, and as Richard says, it doesn't work. Email me if you need to, and I shall respond.

For Dustin(who pm'ed me)....you do have Steve's correct address. JR
by Jolly Roger
March 29th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A magician hits rock bottom!
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

Re: A magician hits rock bottom!

That is most generous Dustin. Thanks a million! JR
by Jolly Roger
March 28th, 2011, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A magician hits rock bottom!
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

Re: A magician hits rock bottom!

Thanks Richard........................I did not know that. For those of you who who would like to make a donation to the plight of my friend Steve Vaughn, you can email me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:comicmagician@cox.net">comicmagician@cox.net</a><!-- e --> I will give you his mailing address. The...
by Jolly Roger
March 28th, 2011, 10:35 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: The two hour birthday party!
Replies: 28
Views: 6516

Re: The two hour birthday party!

I think I will devote one of the MUM columns to the 2 hour birthday party, and all it's advantages. What do you think? If any of you have other subject regarding the entertainment of children on which you would like me to pontificate in the magazine, do let me know. Thanks! JR Just so you all know,...
by Jolly Roger
March 28th, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A magician hits rock bottom!
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

Re: A magician hits rock bottom!

Sorry to be a pest...........but I am not that computer literate, and I just want to be clear on this. I also want to make sure Steve gets the money that people are kindly wanting to send him. I also do not understand why my last post came up three times!!! JR
by Jolly Roger
March 28th, 2011, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A magician hits rock bottom!
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

Re: A magician hits rock bottom!

On a point of information, someone on this forum pm'ed me asking for Steve's address to send a donation. When I clicked the pm reply button, the screen went blank. I tried several times, and the same thing happened. I just want to make sure this person got his address. I naturally don't want his add...
by Jolly Roger
March 26th, 2011, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A magician hits rock bottom!
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

A magician hits rock bottom!

Some of you will be familiar with Steve Vaughn. He has posted on the GF quite regularly. He has hit some really hard times. He lives in Nevada with his wife, who is on heavy medication which they can no longer afford. The other day I was informed he had $19 left in the world, and his electricity had...
by Jolly Roger
February 25th, 2011, 11:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

I finally started on Mark's book at Blackpool, and it is really jolly good and amusing. I believe Martin MacMillan nearly sold out at Blackpool. Has anyone seen any reviews yet? JR
by Jolly Roger
February 25th, 2011, 11:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?
Replies: 23
Views: 4579

Re: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?

Richard is right about the dealers at Blackpool. Many I spoke to were way down on sales. It was not just the FISM competitors, but some blamed it on bargains being snatched up at the Thursday auction, and people spending all their money there. JR
by Jolly Roger
February 10th, 2011, 8:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

I understand that Martin Macmillan of International Magic will be selling Mark's book at Blackpool. I hear rumours that Martin is so impressed with the book that he has ordered an additional batch!
by Jolly Roger
February 3rd, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool 2011 - Schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 4748

Re: Blackpool 2011 - Schedule

The last couple of years I have always stayed at The Belverdere on Albert Road which is just a few doors up from The Ruskin. They have a buffet breakfast from I think 8.30am. to 9.30am. which I like. I have also started taking their evening meal at the hotel, which is at 5pm. which I know is early. ...
by Jolly Roger
February 1st, 2011, 11:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool 2011 - Schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 4748

Re: Blackpool 2011 - Schedule

Hey Quentin.........I have to ask you. Is that the same Martin Scott Price who was in the young magician of the year competion years ago with an illusion act? I have been living in the US for so long, but I seem to recall the name. Look forward to seeing you in the Ruskin!!! Roger
by Jolly Roger
January 28th, 2011, 11:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

Steve............I believe you posted the wrong link. This should work:

http://marklewisentertainment.com/html/magicians.html



JR
by Jolly Roger
January 27th, 2011, 3:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

I understand that sales are being handled by Snap Illusions. Incidentally, I am still waiting for my free copy that was promised!!! JR
by Jolly Roger
January 27th, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 12881

Mark Lewis Book!

I see that the Mark Lewis book "Lives of a Showman" is now available, and has a four page spread in February's MUM, including sections of the book. I think Mark derserves congratulations. Will it be reviewed in Genii? JR
by Jolly Roger
January 12th, 2011, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand :: Terry Seabrooke
Replies: 26
Views: 4267

Re: Terry Seabrooke Has Died

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Goodbye friend! JR
by Jolly Roger
January 12th, 2011, 12:46 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: How to control children
Replies: 19
Views: 5753

Re: How to control children

Dynamike wrote:Rule #2. Be active, loud and energetic like Jolly Roger.


I agree!!! JR
by Jolly Roger
January 12th, 2011, 12:03 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Payment for convention workshop almost a year overdue
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

Re: Payment for convention workshop almost a year overdue

Hello Greg............ I think we might be talking about the same convention where I lectured. Myself, and others, had similar problems. I eventually got paid I believe it was in April or May. If you want to name names as you started this thread, I will either agree or disagree with you, as I need t...
by Jolly Roger
December 6th, 2010, 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lives of a Showman
Replies: 42
Views: 6482

Re: The Lives of a Showman

I have read bits of it, and I must admit it is Jolly good. What seems very odd, however, is that we have been hearing about this book for so long, but we still don't have a publishing date. JR
by Jolly Roger
December 2nd, 2010, 11:45 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: 11 Kid Show Thoughts For 2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Re: 11 Kid Show Thoughts For 2011

I would like to withdraw any animosity in my original post to David, who has turned out to be a real gentleman.........even though we are not in agreement when it comes to entertaining children. He has kindly given me and others our own blog on his site. Thank you David! <!-- m --><a class="postlink...
by Jolly Roger
December 2nd, 2010, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis' "Lives of a Showman" and Magicana
Replies: 63
Views: 8729

Re: Mark Lewis' "Lives of a Showman" and Magicana

Do we have a publication date yet? JR
by Jolly Roger
November 27th, 2010, 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Lives of a Showman
Replies: 42
Views: 6482

Re: The Lives of a Showman

I wonder if he did his Svengali pitch for His Royal Highness, and then sold him the pack!! JR
by Jolly Roger
November 25th, 2010, 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lives of a Showman
Replies: 42
Views: 6482

Re: The Lives of a Showman

As far as I know, he performed a card trick once for H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh. JR
by Jolly Roger
November 25th, 2010, 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lives of a Showman
Replies: 42
Views: 6482

Re: The Lives of a Showman

Thank you David. I think it is a great title. JR
by Jolly Roger
November 25th, 2010, 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Lives of a Showman
Replies: 42
Views: 6482

Re: The Lives of a Showman

I think that whoever Carl is, he is pulling your leg. The fact that he is a new member with only one post, makes me a trifle suspicious. I have searched the internet, and can find no such title. I also have a feeling that David Ben originally came up with the name, and surely he would have checked h...

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