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Re: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11

The part of this Tabby never knew! The event was scheduled for October 7th because we had planned a surprise birthday party at the ranch for Tabby. October 7th is his birthday. As many of you know, we lost Tabby six months before. We miss him! Tabman and I always had an appreciation for each other a...
by Bob Sanders
07/20/12 11:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: Silk and Static Electricity

Winter does bring more static problems for silk workers. Dryer sheets work to some degree but they also increase the fire hazard. What I use is Static Guard. There is another piece of information that can really save problems. Spray the MAGICIAN with Static Guard! We are the ones who walk and drag o...
by Bob Sanders
02/05/12 12:17 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Silk and Static Electricity
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: Larry Jennings Auction Results

I don't know that I have ever had a magic set. However there are tons of "must have" props and books stored in five buildings here at the ranch and at Collinwood (our other house). Please don't let my kids just put them on the curb when I die. It is amazing what can accumulate in half a ce...
by Bob Sanders
02/04/12 11:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Larry Jennings Auction Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

I will gladly discuss the subject with an adult. You are changing YOUR definition of business. You specifically used IBM. You have to pay to discuss business life cycles with me. Are you prepared to do that? Educated adults in my circles use capital letters on proper nouns. My teaching fields are Ma...
by Bob Sanders
02/03/12 07:55 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Brad, Projection is your life. Enjoy it. Invent your own imaginary facts. What this thread has gotten is plenty of emails to me from other forum members advising me that you are hopelessly in love with arguing for meaningless reasons. (Your fixation on the change bag is one example.) I thank them fo...
by Bob Sanders
02/03/12 07:25 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: Tuskegee Airmen

Being born in Alabama in 1945, I had the good fortune of knowing some of the actual people and families associated with the Tuskegee Airmen. (My dad was in the Army Air Corps during the war and that was why we were in Montgomery, Alabama at Maxwell Field. There is also a shop there that belonged to ...
by Bob Sanders
02/03/12 11:18 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tuskegee Airmen
Replies: 60
Views: 4652

Re: Larry Jennings Auction Results

Wives tend to think that we are wasting money on props we never use. Perhaps this will give them hope that we are actually investors! (I still say magic is cheaper than playing golf, seriously hunting and fishing or owning a boat or plane. Besides we were doing that when they met us. We traded that ...
by Bob Sanders
02/03/12 10:28 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Larry Jennings Auction Results
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Brad, Did it ever occur to you that I am not the only one there in a tux? I generally work trade shows in a blue blazer. In the rodeo arena there is the clown costume. In business meetings, suits are appropriate. (Corporate rank even has a color code: blue, grey and black.) If you knew much about co...
by Bob Sanders
02/03/12 10:00 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Thank you Jonathan. Common sense can be refreshing new stuff too.

You know there was a time when it could be argued that magic was a subdivision of medicine! Look at the origin of the wand.
by Bob Sanders
01/31/12 10:02 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: Pay if usable - a marketing experiment

The publishing of information since the 50s has exploded. Anybody can publish anything virtually anytime due to the new technologies. Some of the information is useful and accurate. Much is neither. The deterioration of the quality of the information is very obvious in categories such as journalism ...
by Bob Sanders
01/31/12 09:51 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pay if usable - a marketing experiment
Replies: 24
Views: 2774

Re: Pay if usable - a marketing experiment

Jim,

This old marketing professor would be interested in what you discovered in your experiment. How people deal with the differences in cost and value can be very interesting.

Intellectual products do not enjoy the years of documented research that are available on hard goods.
by Bob Sanders
01/31/12 01:21 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pay if usable - a marketing experiment
Replies: 24
Views: 2774

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Brad, You have mastered the one man conversation. Perhaps Jonathan can convince you that the "one pony show" is not the only way to go. There really are people who can walk and chew gum at the same time. (And they may still wear socks and shoes in the process and even breathe used oxygen!)...
by Bob Sanders
01/31/12 01:10 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Brad, this isn't a contest. I like those millionaire grandpas. Life is good! We very obviously have very different audiences. I don't object to you keeping yours. Nursing homes we generally do for free while we are in town. Do you charge for charity work? The standard joke about me by those magician...
by Bob Sanders
01/29/12 10:34 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Brad, I would love to get you into one of my marketing classes for MBAs. It would surprise you how the focus for a professional differs from the focus of a layman. Substance and form compromises become very comical in real life. Your misconceptions of the commercial markets wont help you get into th...
by Bob Sanders
01/29/12 09:44 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

I think the real problem here is that we are still dealing with the misconception that there is only one right way and only one audience. That is neither change nor compliance. It is vanity. Magicians are likely the worst judges of magicians as entertainers. They are esoterically invested into the f...
by Bob Sanders
01/28/12 10:58 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Ironically, Tony Slydini was considered a very unique and inventive magician. Over the decades, I never saw him use a prop that thousands of magicians before him had not used. What I loved about Tony was his ability to use timing and presentation to earn decisive credit as an outstanding entertainer...
by Bob Sanders
01/27/12 11:57 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

I'm not convinced that they are.

Bob
by Bob Sanders
11/30/11 04:26 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Brad, Do you think that only magic has deception on stage? Apparently you have no idea how many dead instruments are on stage for live shows with recording artists and movie stars. Some actors are much better actors than noticed! The second point is that most certainly there are magicians presenting...
by Bob Sanders
11/25/11 10:38 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

A little change can go a long ways. You have my agreement on that. In my (mis-spent)youth (starting at age 13) I had the good fortune to be the guitar sideman to many recording artists and movie stars on tour. It was a priceless education used when at 18 and starting to college helped me start Ameri...
by Bob Sanders
11/24/11 09:54 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Obviously you are new. This thread's subject is not about the acts. This thread's subject is about the props. If you will read the whole first post. The poster takes the position in his position paper that he dislikes certain props and is trying to persuade others to agree with him. That is fine. (I...
by Bob Sanders
11/23/11 02:52 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011

Dealers definitely want magicians to change props often. It is interesting to a magician to learn something new. However, if you are a professional magician performing for a paid audience, I think you are essentially barking up the wrong tree. Case in point: Thursday night Lucy and I did a paid two ...
by Bob Sanders
11/20/11 11:08 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Stage Props To Vanish In 2011
Replies: 59
Views: 5652

Re: How to make money doing close up magic!

Over the years I have watched close up magic peak and trough over and over. Many of my friends and I have dreamed of making money doing magic while seated. The basic lesson repeatedly learned is that the best market for close up magic is really other magicians and the lectures that pay the best are ...
by Bob Sanders
11/20/11 10:27 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How to make money doing close up magic!
Replies: 22
Views: 3718

Re: THE MAGIC CASTLE UPDATE

We are happy to see the quick recovery.
by Bob Sanders
11/20/11 10:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fire at The Magic Castle?
Replies: 54
Views: 7621

Re: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11

October 7 & 8 are nearly here. The FREE event is here again. FREE Magicians' Flea Market, Shows, Open Mic, Lectures, etc. Come Buy, Sell, or Trade Your Magic Friday & Saturday Night Shows are in the Indoor Theater <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://magicvalleymagic.com/">http://magic...
by Bob Sanders
09/08/11 12:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: Peter White (P&A Silks) passed

Peter White like Harold Rice was a talented artist at putting art onto silk. Both were old friends I will truly miss.

Bob Sanders
DoveLite Silk
by Bob Sanders
09/08/11 12:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Peter White (P&A Silks) passed
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Magi-Whirl 2011, Washington DC

Wow! There is less than a week to go!

This will be another fun one. I'm looking forward to being there.

Bob Sanders
DoveLite Silk
by Bob Sanders
04/22/11 11:03 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magi-Whirl 2011, Washington DC
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: TABBY CRABB, AKA TABMAN HAS LEFT US

Tabby was always welcome in my house. We were musicians, magicians and friends with many common interests, experiences and concerns. He was one this old cowboy could count on to "come aridin'" when it counted. His frequent response to me was "But Bob, you and I have been there." ...
by Bob Sanders
04/19/11 08:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TABBY CRABB, AKA TABMAN HAS LEFT US
Replies: 19
Views: 2979

Re: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11

Folks worked hard and made it their gig. It was a lot of fun and we should do it again. Therefore: October 7th and 8th 2011, We are doing another one for 2011. For information check <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://magicvalleymagic.com">http://magicvalleymagic.com</a><!-- m --> See Tabman ...
by Bob Sanders
01/10/11 02:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11

Thanks to all of you who came and contributed to the success of this event. You were the magic! The Flea Market of Magicians' props Prop builders' Clinic Closeup Shows Stage Shows Live Music Food and Fellowship Lectures and experience with live Unicorns and the outdoors just added to the fun. Tell u...
by Bob Sanders
09/15/10 05:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Free Magic Convention Sept 10 and 11
Replies: 14
Views: 3229

Re: Magicians' Flea Market is FREE - the magicians' family reunion

Wow! Talk to someone who was there. If you missed it, you certainly did Miss It!

Bob Sanders
by Bob Sanders
09/15/10 05:16 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magicians' Flea Market is FREE - the magicians' family reunion
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Magicians' Flea Market is FREE - the magicians' family reunion

The information on the website has changed. Check for the update.

http://MagicValleyMagic.com

It's free and we look forward to seeing you there.

Bob Sanders
by Bob Sanders
08/26/10 06:51 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magicians' Flea Market is FREE - the magicians' family reunion
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Magicians' Flea Market is FREE - the magicians' family reunion

Join us September 10-11, 2010 at Magic Valley Ranch for the Magicians' Flea Market. Buy, sell, visit, perform, enjoy the outdoors, trade stories and magic, and have fun with other magicians and their friends. Bring a chair! No charge for admission, booths, shows, lectures or other events. Restricted...
by Bob Sanders
06/24/10 11:43 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magicians' Flea Market is FREE - the magicians' family reunion
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Bob Sanders, live!

Thank you for that post.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
by Bob Sanders
03/05/10 11:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Sanders, live!
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Women In Magic

Like some of the ones above, I'm not sure there should be a separate thread on Women in Magic without the same for Men in Magic. Neither should be needed. However, with over fifty years in the professional entertainment industry as both talent and personal management/agency, it is not new to recogni...
by Bob Sanders
01/25/10 03:52 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Women In Magic
Replies: 30
Views: 5193

Re: Words that a Magician Should Never Utter in Front of Laymen

After all is said and done, to me, it is still a matter of venue. As the magicians' silk importer, the word "silk" is the one that I have to deal with most often. The camp seems very divided as to the advantages and disadvantages of using the term. Most frankly seem to support saying "...
by Bob Sanders
01/25/10 02:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Words that a Magician Should Never Utter in Front of Laymen
Replies: 78
Views: 5580

Re: Performing for Seniors

The Senior citizen market is perhaps the most stable growing market for entertainment in America. Many were very productive in their working years, had wonderful thrift habits, and have responsibly provided well for their senior years to take care of themselves. Bodies do wear out. That includes mob...
by Bob Sanders
01/25/10 01:52 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Performing for Seniors
Replies: 38
Views: 5155

Re: Do As I Do

I think we all have used "Do as I Do" with cards. However, you know it is also done with Silk to Egg and it is an audience killer.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
DoveLite Silk
SilkMagic@DoveLite.com
by Bob Sanders
01/25/10 01:35 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 2014

Re: Any improvements yet with your shows from the bad economy?

This economy in the USA is self-inflicted so the citizens certainly have themselves to blame. But there are also opportunities here too. US trade shows are down. However, the world economy isn't the disaster for other better led nations that it is here. There is plenty of work but it is overseas. Re...
by Bob Sanders
01/25/10 01:24 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Any improvements yet with your shows from the bad economy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: Performing Close Up Magic In Restaurants

Dynamike,

Have you done my Walk-Around Silk to Egg in restaurants? It can be repeated and resets. So you can carry it until you need it and repeat as often as the situation allows.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
DoveLite Silk
by Bob Sanders
01/25/10 12:58 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Performing Close Up Magic In Restaurants
Replies: 51
Views: 6063

Re: Weller Eggs for Egg on the Fan

Although I have tried most of the egg replacements for the Weller Egg, I have not really found the equivalent of the Weller Egg. I have not (to my memory) seen Ford's egg. But that gives me hope. Bob Sanders Magic By Sander <!-- e --><a href="mailto:SilkMagic@DoveLite.com">SilkMagic@DoveLite.com</a>...
by Bob Sanders
01/25/10 12:52 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Weller Eggs for Egg on the Fan
Replies: 20
Views: 6233
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