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Re: World Famous Austin Magic Auction

I, along with about 20 members of the Austin S.A.M. attended a tagging party last night to prepare items for the Austin Magic Auction. WOW!!! There's great stuff this year! (even a Mister Mysto set #1 in a glass case) and plenty of stuff from Richard Garriot. Last year saw Banachek, Trixie Bond, Sco...
by Paul Q
03/25/09 11:34 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: World Famous Austin Magic Auction
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Hitler on Criss Angel

Funny Funny Funny Funny Funny!

Sad............but FUNNY!!!
by Paul Q
03/24/09 11:31 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Hitler on Criss Angel
Replies: 49
Views: 4928

Copperfield Review Waco TX 2/24/09

My wife and I saw David's show last night. I have seen DC live 5 times. Twice in the 80's, once in the 90's and 2 years ago in Austin. The show was the same as 2 years ago minus 'PORTAL' and plus 'THE FAN'. There has been a purposeful, presentational change over the last few years, (since David Blai...
by Paul Q
02/25/09 12:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Review Waco TX 2/24/09
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Re: Best “Book Test”…

I bought it at Disneyland... I love it!
by Paul Q
02/24/09 12:57 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best “Book Test”…
Replies: 85
Views: 14525

Re: CRISS ANGEL ONCE IN A LIFETIME DEAL - BETTER JUMP ON IT!

There is a way to say "F You" to an audience. The AMAZING JONATHAN does it nightly, but he has learned over 1000's of shows and many years how to fit that moment into his character. When A.J. does it his crowd loves it and roars. When Criss does it, he thinks he can roll like his good frie...
by Paul Q
02/18/09 12:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL ONCE IN A LIFETIME DEAL - BETTER JUMP ON IT!
Replies: 28
Views: 3318

Copperfields Set List

I am hoping to see David C. in Waco on Feb. 24. I last saw the show in Austin two years ago. Does anybody have info on what effects he will do? Will the show be significanly different this time around? Any info would be great.
by Paul Q
02/11/09 03:56 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfields Set List
Replies: 8
Views: 1878

Re: Siegfried & Roy's return to the stage...

a worldwide phenomenon?
by Paul Q
02/11/09 02:41 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Siegfried & Roy's return to the stage...
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Trixie Bond is moving

I just heard that the busiest children's magician, Trixie Bond, will be moving to Austin TX.

Houston's loss is our gain!

Also I believe that Lawrence Haas is moving to our fair state.

Keep sending your best magi to Texas.....we got plenty of room!

Grace and Peace.
by Paul Q
12/14/08 09:52 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Trixie Bond is moving
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: I'm a 20-year veteran of Corporate Entertainment and I'm Spilling My Brain

You wonderful people may not think that there is a 'FREE LUNCH' out there, but I heard that today Brad Henderson was eating at The Salt Lick BBQ, he did a few card effects, a crowd gathered, he fooled the socks off of them, and his lunch ended up being gratis, as well as his whole party! Off topic.....
by Paul Q
12/13/08 10:11 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: I'm a 20-year veteran of Corporate Entertainment and I'm Spilling My Brain
Replies: 88
Views: 11591

Re: Mentalism at school assemblies

Great Thread! I recently did a mentalism show for Jr. High and High schoolage kids at a church camp. I knew going in that there would be a few adults, (teachers, counselors) at the performance and so as I looked over my set list of effects, I noted which ones could benefit from having a mature volun...
by Paul Q
12/11/08 12:22 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Mentalism at school assemblies
Replies: 17
Views: 3818

Re: World Magic Awards

Out of his league?!!!

It was a TEEN AWARD! I didn't expect Slydini!

I enjoyed the whole show but the kids' routine and delivery had me laughing out loud. The Amazing Johnathan was phoning it in. The kid was more entertaining than half of the performers.
by Paul Q
11/28/08 12:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Awards
Replies: 45
Views: 5437

Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

A Tell.....A TELL!!!!!?????

You are acting as if he was a magician!

He is obviously a comedian and the audience found his parody of a magic act hilarious! Thus....SUCCESS!!!

Lighten up.
by Paul Q
11/12/08 11:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let this be a lesson to us all...
Replies: 22
Views: 1365

Re: New Copperfield TV Special

I for one would love to see David back on TV.

So I did my duty.
by Paul Q
11/03/08 07:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Copperfield TV Special
Replies: 103
Views: 10410

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

Maybe this whole "preview season" is one big mindfreak.

Maybe on Oct. 31st the whole show changes into something brilliant and unexpected.



and maybe monkeys will fly out of my butt!
by Paul Q
10/10/08 04:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125510

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

Steve V.

Your wife "hates all things entertaining"?

Just how rich is she?


Kidding, my friend. God bless you as you sneak out to a movie.
by Paul Q
10/07/08 10:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 20279

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

Unfortunately this is the brave new world we live in...instant, worldwide exposure. I'm not sure what we can do about it other than work on our presentations, get as creative as we can, and be entertaining.

Now if he exposes the Hooker Card Rise.......that's when we form a posse!
by Paul Q
10/04/08 05:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 20279

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

The MyNetwork also airs on various local affiliates. It will be on our (Temple TX) FOX station tonight but because of the debate it will air at a later time. (11:30 pm.) From reading the press release on the series they say they will expose over 120 effects over the run of the show including "F...
by Paul Q
10/02/08 07:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 20279

Re: Breaking news - Criss Angel Delayed Again - WHAT A FARCE !

I hope that "Close-Up" is not a major part of CA's new show. I love "Close-Up" when it is close up. But as part of a multi-million dollar massive Cirque spectacular, I expect something larger than life like KA, O, or Mysterie. I'm sure that Criss would love to be in our fraternit...
by Paul Q
09/08/08 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking news - Criss Angel Delayed Again - WHAT A FARCE !
Replies: 57
Views: 3998

Re: Max Maven and his "Celebraca-hangover"

It was great to hear Max interviewed for an hour and a half!
He should release an audio series ala Kenton Knepper's Wonder Words. I'd be the first to buy!
by Paul Q
08/21/08 12:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven and his "Celebraca-hangover"
Replies: 3
Views: 791

Re: David Blaine Upside Down in September

david is trying to hurt himself... maybe daniel g. or paul h. should try an intervention with him
by Paul Q
08/21/08 12:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Upside Down in September
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed

arrived in Taylor TX 8/19 Great Issue!
by Paul Q
08/20/08 11:24 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed
Replies: 35
Views: 2720

Re: China Used Their Own Brand of 'Magic' in Faking Olympics Fireworks

I bet Ai Weiwei cashed his check!
by Paul Q
08/13/08 02:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: China Used Their Own Brand of 'Magic' in Faking Olympics Fireworks
Replies: 42
Views: 1987

Re: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed

Richard,

I subscribed online on Aug. 4.
Will the September issue be the first one I recieve?
by Paul Q
08/11/08 09:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed
Replies: 35
Views: 2720

Re: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)

Dustin, Great stuff, thanks for the report. I am part of the S.A.M. in Austin that will be hosting the T.A.O.M. convention in 2010. We would love our event to be more toward the "Wow!" side of things and less toward the "Sucking" side of things. So I wonder if you might give your...
by Paul Q
07/30/08 06:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)
Replies: 105
Views: 40122

Re: IBM SAM Day 4

Patrick, I think you're on to something concerning American audiences wanting Asian magicians to do traditional Asian magic with all the trimmings and trappings. One older example would be SHIMADA, who started out in a tux, but who's act really took off here in the west when he adopted Asian garb an...
by Paul Q
07/25/08 12:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 4
Replies: 25
Views: 4970

Re: For Sale HERE: 3 No Evil by Doug Higley

This is currently my favorite effect.

I recommend it highly!!!
by Paul Q
07/25/08 12:45 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale HERE: 3 No Evil by Doug Higley
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show

I saw the show and it was wonderful! Max is a unique performer and he gets to exercise many of his skills during the two hour show. The knock on this show, from magicians, is that there is not enough magic. I thought there was plenty of mental routines and I thoroughly enjoyed the audience participa...
by Paul Q
07/15/08 03:31 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

Re: How Many Magicians?

How much is that "DOG DOO" in the window?
by Paul Q
06/01/08 06:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How Many Magicians?
Replies: 38
Views: 3832

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

OK... In the original Water Torture Cell the performer is lowered into the tank with their feet shackled to the lid of the box. This was not the case with Lisa. Was their actual danger? Was she chained to the bottom of the tank and it just wasn't explained? And why other than a costume change did th...
by Paul Q
05/31/08 11:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43357

Re: June Genii arrived in mailbox

ROSEBUD...
by Paul Q
05/17/08 05:14 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii arrived in mailbox
Replies: 34
Views: 2955

Re: June Genii arrived in mailbox

If you read Mr Kaufman's prior statement you can see that he has tipped that C. Thomas Howell will be one of the finalists.

Am I wrong?
by Paul Q
05/17/08 10:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii arrived in mailbox
Replies: 34
Views: 2955

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

Thursday nights are huge for the main networks. Cable...not so much. It's where you send a show to die. So to answer your question...no, it's not a good move. Sorry to be negative. I happen to love the show.
by Paul Q
05/15/08 06:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43357

Re: Quick Wit Rescues Comic

"Where are they workin' tomorrow?"

BRILIANT!
by Paul Q
05/06/08 11:25 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Quick Wit Rescues Comic
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

Because of the number of contestants, episode #2 didn't give much air time to Max or McBride. Hopefully in the future installments we'll get some good stuff from them.

When Max speaks, I can't turn away!
by Paul Q
05/06/08 11:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43357

Re: The Professor

MAX,
have you considered writing an autobiography so that we can get first hand life stories instead of other opinions about you when you've gone.

(Just don't leave before June 27th, I plan on seeing your show then.)

What does this have to do with Vernon?

Everything...
by Paul Q
04/19/08 07:02 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Professor
Replies: 256
Views: 70058

Re: Commentary on the Andre Kohl Show

When I was 14 (and a budding magician) my dad took me to see Andre Kole. What a night! The illusions I witnessed filled me with wonder. Especially his levitation. After a full hour and a half grand show, he very respectfully said that after a short break he would come back and tell us of his persona...
by Paul Q
04/16/08 11:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Commentary on the Andre Kohl Show
Replies: 29
Views: 4441

Re: Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show

thank you sir.
by Paul Q
04/08/08 03:23 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show

Just wondering if anyone has seen Max's new show and if it would be worth seeing. I'm going to be in the LA area in June and am thinking about attending the show.
by Paul Q
04/07/08 07:13 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

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