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by Erik Hemming
May 29th, 2013, 11:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wooden Cups and items on Ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Re: Wooden Cups and items on Ebay

Eric, Just a quick note of public appreciation and thanks.... The cups and wand arrived safely yesterday...and I was overwhelmed! As with the previous cup, the set was beautifully turned, elegantly proportioned and very functional. (Your love of the wood is evident.) In particular, I had been admiri...
by Erik Hemming
July 6th, 2012, 4:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Here: Wacky Wolf!
Replies: 0
Views: 376

FS Here: Wacky Wolf!

The following items are available here for a limited time: Chance Wolf's "Run Wolf Run" with custom ATA case, as new. Currently out of production, this is one of the core "Wacky Wolf"items. The original cost was $425.00 for the prop, plus $195.00 for the ATA case. I'm asking for ...
by Erik Hemming
January 1st, 2009, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Death of Publishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

Re: The Death of Publishing

Correction appreciated, Furneaux. In regard to Cody's, I was speaking of Cody's old owners....
by Erik Hemming
January 1st, 2009, 9:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Death of Publishing
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

Re: The Death of Publishing

Catch them while you can. Bookstores that offer their inventory online will be insulated for a time. And (many) great booksellers will continue. But not all. The bookstores mentioned in the article, Olsson's, Cody's, and certainly Powell's are among the strongest and best run in the country. That me...
by Erik Hemming
September 13th, 2008, 4:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Taller-necked Riser Ultimate Salt Gimmick
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: WTB: Taller-necked Riser Ultimate Salt Gimmick

Point of ignorance here: Jim made long and short neck versions of his Ultimate Salt pour? I know each one was spun individually, and he does lots of custom stuff, and he actively integrates improvements as he goes...but I didn't know he actively made multiple versions of that gimmick. Really? Erik
by Erik Hemming
July 20th, 2008, 1:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 9007

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

While I think there are substantive differences in the basic financial models of newspaper publication and magazine publication--periodicity, and the ability to deliver information to a very targeted, specialized audience, to name two--I also think Richard's concern is a valid one, and should be sha...
by Erik Hemming
May 25th, 2008, 1:47 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wisconsin
Replies: 20
Views: 4402

Re: Wisconsin

Sorry, Jenna. I should have been a little more articulate. UBS is no longer restocking books/DVDs from Kaufman & Co., Hermetic Press, L&L, Magic Inc., Squash, Murphy's, etc. Anything that was in-stock on 12/2006 and hasn't sold, is still there. The single likely exception is Dover. (Nothing ...
by Erik Hemming
April 22nd, 2008, 6:04 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wisconsin
Replies: 20
Views: 4402

Re: Wisconsin

My two cents... Wilcox is worth the visit. Terry's shop, in Janesville, is also worth the trip. Principally for the experience of Terry, and what is likely the world's only magic shop/welding business and magic theater. The University Book Store in Madison used to stock Genii and Magic magazines, an...
by Erik Hemming
January 20th, 2008, 5:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wolf's ABC Gumball & Happy Hyena w/ATA Here
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Wolf's ABC Gumball & Happy Hyena w/ATA Here

The following items are available here: Chance Wolf's ABC Gumball Recombobulator with custom ATA case, as new,: The original cost was $575.00 for the prop, plus $195.00 for the ATA case. I'm asking for $650.00 + actual shipping costs. It's fundamentally as-new. (Unwrapped, and ran through the routin...
by Erik Hemming
January 1st, 2008, 12:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Here: Wolf's Happy Hyena & Gumball Recombobulator
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Here: Wolf's Happy Hyena & Gumball Recombobulator

About a year or so ago, I was considering pulling together a children's show for "weekend work." To get a unified look--and some fabulously made, durable, classic kids props--I picked up several items from Chance & Shelly Wolf. Alas, life changes, obligations compound, and weekends dis...
by Erik Hemming
January 1st, 2008, 10:52 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Absolute Magic by Derren Brown Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 246

Absolute Magic by Derren Brown Ebay

Just a quick listing for a new-in-wraps copy:

Absolute Magic by Derren Brown on Ebay

Thanks for looking!

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
October 16th, 2006, 3:19 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wisconsin?
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Wisconsin?

Hi Jenna- Welcome to Madtown. There's more here than is immediately visible. But cars do help. There are are a handfull of magicians in-town who regularly work bars, resturants and do local shows. Many of them are listed here: MadMagicians In particular, Tom Krzystof is very active--and very good--a...
by Erik Hemming
July 26th, 2006, 2:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel reportedly signs 10 Year-Deal with Luxor
Replies: 38
Views: 9644

Re: Criss Angel reportedly signs 10 Year-Deal with Luxor

Wonderful news! I doubt he'll have a problem filling a Vegas stage with magic. Plus, Criss Angel working with Cirque de Soleil is about as brilliant an entertainment match as I can think of.... I caught him when he was doing Mindfreak off of Time Square. It was great theater and entertainment squeez...
by Erik Hemming
July 24th, 2006, 4:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ALL VERNON TOUCH BOOKS SHIPPED
Replies: 65
Views: 2273

Re: ALL VERNON TOUCH BOOKS SHIPPED

Lauds from another book person, Richard. It's beautifully done. Thank you for not editing excessively. The book is set wonderfully. Great use of art/illustration. Sound binding/heavy paper. A true joy! Congratulations to everyone involved. With Benson, Vernon and Vernon in quick succession, it's bee...
by Erik Hemming
July 24th, 2006, 4:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Prestige Trailer is now online
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: The Prestige Trailer is now online

The Prestige is a fabulous book.

I was afraid Hollywood would mess it up.

Seeing Ricky Jay was reassuring. It looks like they've done it justice.

Thanks for posting this, Richard.

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
July 4th, 2006, 8:29 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Karl Fulves "Prolix"
Replies: 29
Views: 2203

Re: Karl Fulves "Prolix"

As usual, wise and helpful replies.

Thank you, gentlemen.

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
July 4th, 2006, 5:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Karl Fulves "Prolix"
Replies: 29
Views: 2203

Re: Karl Fulves "Prolix"

I wonder, sometimes, how many folks Karl Fulves has introduced to magic through his work with Dover.... ...and how many he has sustained through his "intermittent" publications. I can think of only a handful of folks who even remotely compare.... I'm hesitant to ask this, because I'm loath...
by Erik Hemming
June 30th, 2006, 6:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WOW! Great selection of books.
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: WOW! Great selection of books.

Hi Mark, et al, I always thought that the format of "Impromptu" encouraged the sort of thought required for good magic. Are you familiar with Mortimer Adler's "How to Read A Book" ? Adler contended that the way to make a book your own...to really engage with the book and allow it...
by Erik Hemming
June 25th, 2006, 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: What do You Read First?
Replies: 14
Views: 2036

Re: What do You Read First?

Dustin, et al, For Genii: (Every month) I read Genii Speaks, first. It's a clever idea: an overview of the magazine, recent magic news, and RK holding forth on a variety of topics, all smushed together. Then it's a pretty linear progression, unless there is a particularly urgent signpost somewhere i...
by Erik Hemming
June 8th, 2006, 11:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't you wish Teller talked?
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: Don't you wish Teller talked?

Maybe it's just me, but I enjoy the fact that Teller doesn't talk in the act. It is, after all, an act. It's a delightful study in deliberate contrast. It provides multiple points of inherent drama: What's the big, loud, boisterous guy going to do to the nice quiet little guy this time? How's the ni...
by Erik Hemming
May 10th, 2006, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician on Letterman tonight (Don Friedman)
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Magician on Letterman tonight (Don Friedman)

Dan- It got me,too. I was nose deep in a book when my wife roused me up from the library because there was magic on TV. I'd never heard of the guy, which made me really curious. I was hoping for another Roth. It was pretty plain from the opening moments of the routine that something was really wrong...
by Erik Hemming
May 9th, 2006, 11:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two Gripes about Too Many Magicians
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Two Gripes about Too Many Magicians

Infantino- You've simply grossly underestimated the prevalence of multiple personality disorder, editors, royalty and tapeworm in the magic community. The use of "we", in almost every case, was, undoubtedly, justified. In regard to your "silk" issue...well, I just thought that wa...
by Erik Hemming
April 20th, 2006, 10:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steinmeyer's Conjuring Now Available for Pre-Order
Replies: 43
Views: 6739

Re: Steinmeyer's Conjuring Now Available for Pre-Order

I'm hesitant to post after Mr. Kane's note, because there's a sweetness to it that I'm loathe to disrupt. But I'm good at bathos, so here goes..... Jim Steinmeyer is a superlative writer, thinker and artist and deserves the reward a larger audience will bring. Futher, his future students deserve the...
by Erik Hemming
March 25th, 2006, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: beer and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: beer and magic

I forsee more Heineken in my future....

gordo
by Erik Hemming
March 9th, 2006, 8:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does anyone know about a way you can guess a person Birthday
Replies: 23
Views: 11466

Re: Does anyone know about a way you can guess a person Birthday

Alain Nu has a delightful solution.

Seek his XXX Hardcore or Karr's Mystery School volume.

Warning: It's WORK and it is focused on Zodiac signs...with an increased probability of a hit on the actual birthday. But if you're up to it....it's truly magic.

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
February 19th, 2006, 12:50 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Japanese Black Art
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Japanese Black Art

Really clever!
(And beautifully executed.)
Thanks for the link.

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
January 25th, 2006, 4:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted EPOPTICA Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Wanted EPOPTICA Issues

Clay- If you don't find what you need, drop me a line, I might have it. While I have no great love of Mr. Busby, personally, I think he's a fine reviewer precisely because he has a strong--sometimes biased--point of view. Plus he's able to discern good magic and describe it articulately. Did he self...
by Erik Hemming
January 20th, 2006, 12:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Protocols & more on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Protocols & more on Ebay

Sending a few items out for circulation over the next few days. I will post the items/links here as I add them.
Protocols of the Elders of Magic by Maven

Thanks for looking!

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
December 3rd, 2005, 7:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY:Elmsley, Poinc and more....
Replies: 0
Views: 206

EBAY:Elmsley, Poinc and more....

I'm droping a few items that might be of interest over the next week or so...

Poinc's "Illusions...", Minch's Elmsley set, and a few more coming.

You can find them Here .

Thanks for looking!

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
November 24th, 2005, 1:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Shigeo Takagi & Fleishman Books Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Shigeo Takagi & Fleishman Books Ebay

A couple of auction's closing tomorrow, if anyone is interested....


Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi by Kaufman

Charlatan\'s Handbook by Sid Fleischman

Thanks for looking!
by Erik Hemming
November 23rd, 2005, 1:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mysterious book
Replies: 183
Views: 51251

Re: Mysterious book

Re: The Protocols of the Elders of Magic It's a thing of beauty. Production, as usual, was exquisite. Mr. Minch advertised exactly what it wasn't. His response to orders--mine at least--was precisely worded, and exactly right. Mr. Maven executed it with erudition, and a black, mordant glee. (The tit...
by Erik Hemming
October 18th, 2005, 12:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 1149

Re: What would be the strongest card revelation if...

I always thought Malini's revelation with the spectator discovering their chosen card sewn into their clothing was truly inspired.

I don't think it's practical today.

Inspired and inspiring. Not practical.

But talk abut "vaiting a veek...."

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
August 14th, 2005, 12:59 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Neil Gaiman
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Neil Gaiman

hoo monkey- I'm going to chime in quick--not in defense of Mr. Townsend, because he is his own best defense--but because I am a bone fide Gaiman fan. I agree with Johnathan. The Books of Magic is one of the most richly imagined story-arcs about magic in English. I've read most of Gaiman's work and h...
by Erik Hemming
July 24th, 2005, 6:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Ebay: Gali Gali Cups & More
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: For Sale Ebay: Gali Gali Cups & More

A few more items added:

Card Magic of Nick Trost

Randy Wakeman Presents

Final Seance by Massimo Polidoro

All items available for review here:

Gordon Corbin on Ebay

Thanks for looking!

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
July 23rd, 2005, 5:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Ebay: Gali Gali Cups & More
Replies: 1
Views: 212

For Sale Ebay: Gali Gali Cups & More

I'm doing a little purge of items that need a better home. (I'm not paying them enough attention.) Gali Gali Cups Higher Magic by Oscar Teale Forging Ahead in Magic by John Booth Color Changing Cube by Petrick Stodare: The Enigma Variations Marlo in New Tops V. II (New) Bruce Cervon: Hard-Boiled Mys...
by Erik Hemming
July 3rd, 2005, 2:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Exclusive to Genii Forum: Librarium Magicum
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Re: Exclusive to Genii Forum: Librarium Magicum

Thanks for this posting, Clay, et al.

It moved me to send a check.

(No mean feat.)

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
June 26th, 2005, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Food For Thought ....
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: Food For Thought ....

I don't know about many of you, but I enjoy ping pong games. They are a pleasant pastime. They are innocuous, and fundamentally meaningless...but fun. While in the midst of one, I can be quite passionate and invest myself in whacking that little ball to the theoretical detriment of my opponent. But ...
by Erik Hemming
May 16th, 2005, 10:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Jinx vs. Life and Times of a Legend
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: The Jinx vs. Life and Times of a Legend

Start with The Jinx, then read Legend. Jinx reveals some of the life-blood of the magic community while Annemann was active. It will also give you a coherent feel as to why Annemann was so important to the community. He was brilliant. But brilliance is best revealed by contrast. Looking ONLY at Anne...
by Erik Hemming
May 16th, 2005, 9:54 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Opinions on Koran
Replies: 0
Views: 266

Opinions on Koran

I'm finding numerous paths and small divergences back to Al Koran. He was prolific.

Any opinions about where to start?

Thanks, in advance, for your kind consideration.

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
May 11th, 2005, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lecture
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Michael Close Lecture

Just a quick note of appreciation and exhortation for those magicians on the remaining arc of Mr. Close's schedule to beat a path to where ever he is lecturing. Close's lecture is one of the best organized lectures I've ever seen, on any topic. (And I've sat through more than my fair share, on both ...

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