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Re: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live

Hi, Steve -

I'm not having that issue with the iPad app - the only issue I have is that the multimedia will repeat. Not a big deal, though.

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
07/20/13 08:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of the Digital Genii is Now Live
Replies: 35
Views: 2149

Re: Bammo Card Walloper

Hi, Bob -

What are the differences between v1 and v2?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
06/10/13 07:36 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bammo Card Walloper
Replies: 17
Views: 1427

Re: To the Guy Who Makes All This Possible ...

Happy belated birthday, Richard! I hope you got a lot of new Tenyo.

Regards -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
05/18/13 10:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: To the Guy Who Makes All This Possible ...
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: Tenyo Database List

I pulled this into Excel and use it to track my collection:

http://www.tenyo.co.jp/magic_en/alllist/index.html

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
03/21/13 09:26 PM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Tenyo Database List
Replies: 16
Views: 1197

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

Thanks, Brad, Richard and team for all the time spent on this transition (and on the Forum in general). I'm not sure if it's been mentioned before, but it would be great if hyperlinks within a message popped a new window vs. immediately navigating away from the Forum. If possible, having this as a u...
by Mark Ratekin
03/10/13 01:54 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 81
Views: 2325

Re: Books I'm Currently Working On

Hi, Richard -

Any update on the book about Japanese magic?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
03/09/13 08:54 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Books I'm Currently Working On
Replies: 11
Views: 3469

Re: Great To See This New Tenyo Fourm!

This is a great add to an already fantastic forum. Looking forward to discussing Tenyo with the group.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
03/09/13 10:19 AM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Great To See This New Tenyo Fourm!
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum

I received a copy of "Cardshark" by Darwin Ortiz on Saturday -what a great surprise! Thanks, Richard!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
01/14/13 11:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum
Replies: 115
Views: 6402

Re: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues

Mail Order Mysteries is a really fun book that will make you yearn for the days of the Johnson-Smith catalog.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
12/06/12 09:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 1655

Re: Resuscitating Old Cards?

Hi, Gary - Nice to meet you at the Genii bash. Will the felt method you describe remove fanning powder? I have a couple of decks that had fanning powder applied years ago, and they aren't as usable as I'd like (and they are rare decks, so efforts to restore them would be worthwhile). Thanks - Mark
by Mark Ratekin
11/19/12 06:48 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Resuscitating Old Cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: New site for vintage & used , new magic

Richard, which piece did you get?

Tx -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
11/06/12 09:41 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New site for vintage & used , new magic
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman

This was my first convention after being obsessed with magic for nearly 40 years. I cannot imagine a better event - the location was great, the artists were fantastic, and the swag was unbelievable.

Thanks to everyone involved - Richard and his team knocked it out of the park.

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
10/08/12 11:42 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman
Replies: 18
Views: 2155

Re: Magic shops in St. Louis?

Thanks for all the help!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
03/31/12 10:57 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic shops in St. Louis?
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Magic shops in St. Louis?

I'm going to be in St. Louis late next week; are there any magic shops in the area I should visit while I'm in the area?

Thanks for any help/advice you can offer.

Regards,

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
03/31/12 10:44 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic shops in St. Louis?
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: BUYING CLARIFICATION for 7 - 7 - 7 (21-CARD COMPILATION)

Jon, I really enjoyed the original version of this when it was an ebook on your site. Does this limited edition have different/new content?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
03/21/12 06:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BUYING CLARIFICATION for 7 - 7 - 7 (21-CARD COMPILATION)
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer

Hi, Jim -

Very informative and interesting article - thanks for taking the time to put it together!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
07/26/11 08:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer
Replies: 20
Views: 2274

Re: FLASH CONTEST: Free Magic-Con Dan and Dave Decks for YOU!

Hi, Richard -

I'm shocked! Thanks so much for the generous prize. What a way to start a weekend...

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
06/10/11 06:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FLASH CONTEST: Free Magic-Con Dan and Dave Decks for YOU!
Replies: 15
Views: 2399

Re: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?

You should check out Presto Magic - Barry Schorr is a great guy.

Regards -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
02/25/11 06:34 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: "Card Concepts" by Arthur McTier.

Hi, Don -

I got a copy from H&R Books years ago. A quick look at their website shows that they have one copy left.

Good luck!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
10/19/10 07:23 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: "Card Concepts" by Arthur McTier.
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window

Mojoe is sold. The Hawk 2.0 and Window are still available.

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
09/20/10 08:14 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window
Replies: 1
Views: 216

FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window

I'm thinning out some of my collection and have the following for sale: Mojoe by John Kennedy: $35 Hawk 2.0: $25 Window by David Stone: $60 All are in brand-new condition. Prices include shipping in the domestic US. Paypal preferred. Mark Ratekin 701 Woodbine Drive Carmel, IN 46033 317-843-8911 <!--...
by Mark Ratekin
09/19/10 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Mojoe, Hawk 2.0, and Window
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Earl Wilcox ?

"SR 235" could be "State Road 235" - analogous to a full street address in rural areas. Curious, though, that it did not have a city/county designated with it.

Hope this helps -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
01/02/10 12:43 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Earl Wilcox ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1794

Re: The Internet and Magic

I'm a hobbyist - a complete amateur - which means if I do anything, it's for family, friends, or co-workers/clients. I've had this same experience, so I can relate to what Roberto is talking about. I think we can all agree that exposure is wrong and, from a practical perspective, the internet isn't ...
by Mark Ratekin
06/25/09 08:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Internet and Magic
Replies: 17
Views: 1057

Re: Charlie Miller Centenary

Charlie Miller spent a lot of time with Harry Riser; Harry tips some of Charlie's methods in his second book, "Secrets of An Escamoteur." He also tells a number of stories about his experiences with Charlie. It's a fun read, but I've been more fortunate in that I've been able to hear Harry...
by Mark Ratekin
06/22/09 07:05 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Charlie Miller Centenary
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: "Ask Amy"

The article can be found here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/ ... 683.column

Happy father's day!

MR
by Mark Ratekin
06/21/09 01:21 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: "Ask Amy"
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill

As a person who is a bit obsessed with the pencil-through-bill plot, I was disappointed to learn I made my order with Stevens' a little too late. If anyone wants to part with theirs, I would be interested.

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
05/20/09 10:23 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill
Replies: 19
Views: 4729

Re: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?

I agree with Tony - I spent a few enjoyable hours with Barry last year (and nearly missed my flight). He was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also is a really nice guy. The shop is everything you'd want in a magic shop - a mix of new stuff, used stuff, hard-to-find stuff, and some interesting i...
by Mark Ratekin
03/11/09 07:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Phoenix, AZ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

Re: Vernon's Ace Cutting Routine

Hi, Harry -

Can you please provide the particulars on the Classic Collection, Vol. 2?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
10/01/08 09:04 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Ace Cutting Routine
Replies: 46
Views: 3370

Re: Flood of DVD's - and therein lies the problem

Michael Ammar included summarized instructions in the second round of the Easy To Master Card Miracles set (vols 4-6, if memory serves) in VHS; I'm not certain if the instructions made the translation to DVD. John Bannon's recent "Fractal Card Magic" card series includes a PDF of detailed ...
by Mark Ratekin
06/22/08 05:27 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Flood of DVD's - and therein lies the problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Old puzzle for the statisticians

Hi, Bob -

Any update on when your book will be published?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
03/23/08 04:42 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Old puzzle for the statisticians
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan

Hi, Steve - I have to agree with your daughter; I never thought I'd pay for radio, but I got hooked on the 90-day free period that came with my last car and have been a subscriber ever since. There's so much content; I haven't yet scratched the surface. My absolute favorite, though, is Dylan's show....
by Mark Ratekin
03/06/08 05:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Gared Crawford T&R Card

Hi, Daniel -

This is very nicely done. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Regards,

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
12/02/07 12:48 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gared Crawford T&R Card
Replies: 30
Views: 2115

Re: Brick and Mortar Shops

My "day job" is consulting with companies on the value of customer loyalty and how to engender a customer-focused culture in companies, so I'm all too familiar with the sometimes sad state of customer service in a retail setting. I, too, like to visit local shops when I travel - I'd like t...
by Mark Ratekin
10/04/07 08:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brick and Mortar Shops
Replies: 25
Views: 512

Re: Flatland Fever by Tom Stone

Hi, Tom -

Can you elaborate more on what effects you cover?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
10/02/07 04:14 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Flatland Fever by Tom Stone
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: A pile of stuff on ebay...

A self-serving reminder that you have less than one day left to check out these items:

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmaratekin

Thanks for looking!

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
09/17/07 07:48 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A pile of stuff on ebay...
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Charles Fort

Hi, Richard -

Will you have a link to Amazon for ordering? If I recall correctly, this helps fund the Forum, correct?

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
09/17/07 07:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charles Fort
Replies: 11
Views: 297

A pile of stuff on ebay...

Time to trim my collection again...please check out the items at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ50QQsassZmaratekinQQssPageNameZDBQ3aOtherItems">http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrp ... OtherItems</a><!-- m --> This is a three-day auction that include...
by Mark Ratekin
09/15/07 04:55 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A pile of stuff on ebay...
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?

Hi, Courtney - According to the DoubleD Lecture Tour site (<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.doubledtour.com">http://www.doubledtour.com</a><!-- m -->), Paul will lecture in Indy on August 8. I've not heard any details yet - you might want to contact Aaron DeLong or Jason Dean via the w...
by Mark Ratekin
07/21/07 06:37 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4071

Re: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?

Hi, Brian -

I'm a member of SAM #31, though my attendance at meetings is hit-or-miss. I did attend the Tyler Wilson/Andi Gladwin lecture, and I'm hoping to attend the Paul Cummins lecture in August. I hope to meet you at a future event.

Thanks -

Mark
by Mark Ratekin
07/20/07 03:24 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4071

Re: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?

Interesting turn of events...I was in Michigan earlier this week on a little R&R with my family, and I made my first trip to Colon. We visited both Abbott's and FAB (and did some damage to the bank account at both shops). I spent a good portion of time talking to Rick Fisher about his plans for ...
by Mark Ratekin
07/19/07 04:33 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: New Magic Shop In Indianapolis?
Replies: 16
Views: 4071
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