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by Richard James
May 14th, 2013, 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for a certain mentalism routine
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: Searching for a certain mentalism routine

I think the routine you are looking for is on the Garrett Thomas DVD's that were put out a few years ago.
by Richard James
December 6th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 2450

Re: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues

I remember my cousin had Prog 1 of 2000AD, which would be worth a chunk these days... Actually, Prog 2 is the sought after one as it is the first time that Judge Dredd is introduced to the world! I don't know how I managed it, but I actually have TWO copies of Prog 2 ( One of them even has some of ...
by Richard James
May 9th, 2011, 3:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adding an Avatar?
Replies: 11
Views: 1523

Re: Adding an Avatar?

DROPBOX works perfectly. SImply make sure your Avatar is the correct size, pop it into your PUBLIC Folder, then RIGHT CLICK the photo to get the PUBLIC link to it. Use the PUBLIC link in your profile and it works perfectly. Oh, and DROPBOX is a free service that gives you 2GB of space for free. Or, ...
by Richard James
March 25th, 2008, 4:38 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: JonRacherbaumer.com has also changed his look
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: JonRacherbaumer.com has also changed his look

Have there been any substantial updates for the paying members in the last year? I was a Premium Member of Racherbaumer's site a while back, but I didn't renew as there seemed to be a lack of any "substantial" updates as mentioned by Chris Aguilar above. So, I too would be interested to h...
by Richard James
October 14th, 2007, 2:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Harry Riser and the Farro
Replies: 27
Views: 1066

Re: Harry Riser and the Farro

I sent a little something to Richard for publication in a possible upcoming Scottish issue of Genii. It has applications for more than just the Faro Shuffle (I showed R.Paul Wilson something with it years ago) but I mainly use it for the Faro. Basically, it helps make sure you have cut at exactly 26...
by Richard James
October 14th, 2007, 2:21 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Not magic....but cards....
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Not magic....but cards....

Originally posted by Edward:
That has got to be a world record of some sort?

Perhaps Ripley's believe it or not?
Yep, he is indeed in Ripley's Believe it or Not. Not for the structure in the Video above, but he is very well known as an expert in building 'stuff' with free standing playing cards.
by Richard James
March 16th, 2007, 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jose Muniz Contact Details?
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Jose Muniz Contact Details?

Hi guys/Gals,

Just a quick request to see if anyone has a working eMail address for Jose Muniz, creator of the old eZine EGO from a few years ago.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.
by Richard James
April 6th, 2006, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book by Andrew Galloway
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: A new book by Andrew Galloway

Hey John,

Good to hear from you again, I met you at Dave's :D

I'll be visiting Andy tonight, so I'll pass on your good wishes.
by Richard James
April 5th, 2006, 1:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book by Andrew Galloway
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: A new book by Andrew Galloway

Sorry Jonathon, my fault. I have 'fixed' the page allowing anyone to view it, or you can Login using Guest with letmein as the password. I'd rather not spread Andrew's E-Mail address about for obvious reasons, but if you contact me at closeup.magic@tiscali.co.uk I will happily give you the details. ...
by Richard James
April 5th, 2006, 1:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book by Andrew Galloway
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: A new book by Andrew Galloway

The UK price is 21, and postage is paid anywhere in the UK. Overseas orders are 23.50 Airmail. Andy is able to accept Paypal, so your best bet is to order directly from him... you might even manage to get a signed copy ;) If you would like some more details, book format etc. then check out my Websit...
by Richard James
February 3rd, 2006, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Forum Start Date? First Post?
Replies: 9
Views: 864

Re: Genii Forum Start Date? First Post?

Yep it is indeed the same Richard James from Connoisseur Conjuring... that would be me :D

Oh, and it was Peter Duffie that let me know about the then new Genii Forum... which is why I have such a low User Number!
by Richard James
June 13th, 2005, 7:12 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: FREE Competition on Connoisseur Conjuring
Replies: 0
Views: 291

FREE Competition on Connoisseur Conjuring

Hello Everyone, Just a quick post to mention a couple of updates on Connoisseur Conjuring that you might find of interest. We have recently moved to a new server and currently have no less than nine full Routines online and available to Members, including SIX full Mentalism Routines. Many more routi...
by Richard James
November 12th, 2004, 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: UK CUSTOMERS: HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE NOVEMBER GENII?
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: UK CUSTOMERS: HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE NOVEMBER GENII?

I picked up my copy from Roy Walton last Thursday (8 days ago). I don't know if he gets them via Air Mail though.
by Richard James
September 24th, 2004, 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: hello boys,I'm back
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: hello boys,I'm back

Glad to hear that you are feeling better Jose.

Best Wishes from Scotland.
by Richard James
August 21st, 2003, 12:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: September Genii
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: September Genii

Picked up my copy from Roy Walton in Glasgow today.

Looks like a cracking read and I look forward to learning more about Escapology!
by Richard James
December 18th, 2002, 3:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: needle through hand.
Replies: 25
Views: 5554

Re: needle through hand.

Blaine performed it, a few weeks ago, on a British Chat Show hosted by Jonathan Ross.
by Richard James
August 18th, 2002, 3:13 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: "Rules" of the Road
Replies: 5
Views: 4480

Re: "Rules" of the Road

How about, "The Magic Book" by Harry Lorayne? It's an old book that was re-published (by L&L I believe) and has plenty of good material. I have been 'doing' Magic for over 30 years and yet I STILL regularly perform one of the tricks from the book every time I work for Laymen! Also, the...
by Richard James
August 4th, 2002, 7:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay Memorial Gardens
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Ramsay Memorial Gardens

Here's a further update from Mr. Alex Proctor (President of the Scottish Conjurors Association). Once you have read the article, and you feel as strong as I do, you may want to voice your objection to these proposals. If you do, the address to send individual lettered objections to, because block bo...
by Richard James
August 4th, 2002, 7:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay Memorial Gardens
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Ramsay Memorial Gardens

Several Magicians have contacted me regarding the E-Mail address supplied to us by Mr. Carney. It seems that the E-Mails are being 'bounced' back to you. I checked it out, and it seems that a hyphen is missing! Here is the correct address to send your E-Mails to: ronald.sheed@south-ayrshire.gov.uk N...
by Richard James
August 4th, 2002, 1:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay Memorial Gardens
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Ramsay Memorial Gardens

Many thanks for your support guys. Dustin, I have printed a copy of your letter and will forward it on to Mr. Sheed tomorrow morning. Everyone else, PLEASE add your voice to our attempt to save the Ramsay Gardens. Mr. Carney has given you all the information you require. All you have to do is USE it!
by Richard James
August 3rd, 2002, 4:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay Memorial Gardens
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Ramsay Memorial Gardens

Here's another message of support that I was sent. This one comes from John Carney. Re: the Ramsay Gardens..... It might be easier to send an e mail to the man in charge. I have only just managed to get an email address for the Ayr Council. Ronald Sheed is the Director of Environment, Land & Pro...
by Richard James
August 3rd, 2002, 10:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay Memorial Gardens
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Ramsay Memorial Gardens

Here's an update on the situation: I think we must operate on a psychic wavelength because I was just about to contact you about a matter that has recently come to light concerning the John Ramsay Memorial Garden in Ayr. It appears the local Council wants to sell off part of it to an adjoining pub t...
by Richard James
August 1st, 2002, 3:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay Memorial Gardens
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Ramsay Memorial Gardens

I recently received a telephone call from Mr. Alex Proctor - the President of the Scottish Conjurors Association. He was concerned over plans to turn the Ramsay Memorial Gardens in Ayr into a Beer Garden! Mr Proctor felt, and rightly in my opinion, that this was a disgrace. The next day, I received ...
by Richard James
July 14th, 2002, 6:53 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How to make Money By Magic!
Replies: 26
Views: 1618

Re: How to make Money By Magic!

I have enjoyed reading the comments to Andrews original post, but have been surprised at some of the negative comments posted by those that have never even seen the course! Anyway, to allow everyone to make a better judgement of the course, I can do no better that send you to a review of the course ...
by Richard James
June 29th, 2002, 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: I NEED YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER! EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS POST AND FORWARD MESSAGE
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: I NEED YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER! EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS POST AND FORWARD MESSAGE

Richard Kaufman... Just to let you know that the imposter has just joined us over at Connoisseur Conjuring . I immediately removed him and if he/she registers again I will BLOCK anyone from using the name Richard Kaufman. Also, it is pretty obvious that he/she has some kind of 'beef' with you as the...
by Richard James
June 29th, 2002, 1:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Please Help the Genii Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Please Help the Genii Forum

Why not make it a requirement of registration to enter your real name? Over at Connoisseur Conjuring we use the Open Source Snitz Forum. It can easily be set so that you MUST enter your full name or you will be denied access, and if an Open Source Forum allows this, I'm pretty sure Brad will be abl...
by Richard James
June 26th, 2002, 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: I NEED YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER! EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS POST AND FORWARD MESSAGE
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: I NEED YOUR HELP ON THIS MATTER! EVERYONE PLEASE READ THIS POST AND FORWARD MESSAGE

I'm the Administrator over at http://www.connoisseur-conjuring.org.uk and I'll be sure to watch out for, and remove, any posts by anyone calling themselves Richard Kaufman.
by Richard James
February 17th, 2002, 2:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Smiling Mule
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: The Smiling Mule

Rich... Could someone give me a quick synopsis of the effect? And a reference. A synopsis, Roy's effect is basically what you already mentioned. But, after the 'joke' phase, the named card really DOES appear between the sandwich cards in the centre of the deck! A reference, you'll find Roy's full de...
by Richard James
December 6th, 2001, 11:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Curry Turn Over Change
Replies: 19
Views: 1704

Re: Curry Turn Over Change

It is, however, awkward to get into and the unpublished gambler's handling is superior in every way. Gordon Bruce has a superb handling for 'getting into the move' He does it one handed AS you reach for the card! IF he ever publishes it, check it out as it improves the move no end. It is by no mean...
by Richard James
October 15th, 2001, 1:45 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Did anyone notice (Sakai/Fearson)?
Replies: 22
Views: 2404

Re: Did anyone notice (Sakai/Fearson)?

Hi Richard, As already answered by Stuart Brown above, no, he didn't do a Balducci Levitation inside the box. It simply looked like he was standing on something inside the box. It was so badly performed that you could easily see him adjusting his position to get 'onto' the step. Regards, Richard James
by Richard James
October 14th, 2001, 1:28 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Did anyone notice (Sakai/Fearson)?
Replies: 22
Views: 2404

Re: Did anyone notice (Sakai/Fearson)?

Sorry to burst your bubble Axeman, I too watched the box levitation that Frankie Detori did on TFI Friday and I'm afraid that he DID use a mirror in the same way as Fearson and Sakai did. In my mind, he didn't perform it all that well either. It was obvious (to me at least) that he was stepping up o...
by Richard James
October 2nd, 2001, 2:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who is the best coin magician you have seen?
Replies: 26
Views: 6041

Re: Who is the best coin magician you have seen?

By far the best Coin Magician I have ever seen is Andrew Galloway. I spent an afternoon with him a couple of years back and he blew me away. In saying that, Andrew is simply the best Close-up Magician I have EVER seen with ANY object. The only possible exception is his Card Handling. During the afte...
by Richard James
October 1st, 2001, 3:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What about best card magician you have ever seen?
Replies: 83
Views: 24645

Re: What about best card magician you have ever seen?

Hi Richard, Fair comment, but Daniel does say in his post that, "maybe the question should be who is the best card handler you have ever seen??" hence my original reply. However, apart from Forte, I would say Guy Hollingworth and Lennart Green are among the best Card MAGICIANS that I have ...
by Richard James
September 30th, 2001, 2:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What about best card magician you have ever seen?
Replies: 83
Views: 24645

Re: What about best card magician you have ever seen?

Sorry, no list. Just two little words -

Steve & Forte
by Richard James
September 2nd, 2001, 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Russian Wedding Rings
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: Russian Wedding Rings

Hi Folks, I think you are all getting mixed up a bit. Russian Wedding Rings are NOT puzzle rings. The Puzzle Rings are, I believe, of Turkish origin. The Turkish Puzzle Rings are the ones that come apart as a puzzle and are VERY difficult to put back together. Hence the story regarding the Sheiks as...
by Richard James
August 27th, 2001, 5:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 30
Views: 1482

Re: Ambitious Riser

Hi Richard, I haven't read your routine for, "On the Up and Up" (where is it published?)so I don't know if the following comment is relevant for your routine ... But The original Fred Robinson move is performed with your left hand in a different position than that used by Ray Grismer. Fred...
by Richard James
August 26th, 2001, 12:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Riser
Replies: 30
Views: 1482

Re: Ambitious Riser

Interesting Topic. However, IMHO, there could be another reason that most people find the trick so difficult to perform - It may be PHYSICALLY impossible for them! To clarify what I mean, simply have a look at the cover of Kosby tape. Check out the LENGTH of Ray Kosby's pinky ... It's HUGE :eek: May...
by Richard James
August 26th, 2001, 6:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Restaurant Act - Important Info
Replies: 8
Views: 1604

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

Yes, you are correct Richard.

The final Issue of Profile was Number 18 which was the February 1994 Issue.
by Richard James
July 18th, 2001, 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome to our discussion boards!
Replies: 26
Views: 1979

Re: Welcome to our discussion boards!

What a terrific idea to host a forum that has stemmed from Genii Magazine. I have just 'signed up' and hope to be an active member whenever I can.

Best Wishes,

Richard James

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