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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
05/29/13 11:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wooden Cups and items on Ebay
Replies: 9
Views: 962

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
07/06/12 04:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Here: Wacky Wolf!
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Re: The Death of Publishing

Correction appreciated, Furneaux. In regard to Cody's, I was speaking of Cody's old owners....
by Erik Hemming
01/01/09 01:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Death of Publishing
Replies: 17
Views: 1648

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
01/01/09 10:02 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Death of Publishing
Replies: 17
Views: 1648

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
09/13/08 04:34 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Taller-necked Riser Ultimate Salt Gimmick
Replies: 6
Views: 716

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
07/20/08 01:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 7417

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
05/25/08 01:47 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wisconsin
Replies: 20
Views: 3760

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
04/22/08 06:04 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wisconsin
Replies: 20
Views: 3760

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
01/20/08 06:12 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wolf's ABC Gumball & Happy Hyena w/ATA Here
Replies: 0
Views: 106

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
01/01/08 01:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Here: Wolf's Happy Hyena & Gumball Recombobulator
Replies: 0
Views: 94

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
01/01/08 11:52 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Absolute Magic by Derren Brown Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 141

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
10/16/06 03:19 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wisconsin?
Replies: 1
Views: 134

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
07/26/06 02:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel reportedly signs 10 Year-Deal with Luxor
Replies: 38
Views: 8848

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
07/24/06 04:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ALL VERNON TOUCH BOOKS SHIPPED
Replies: 65
Views: 1379

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
07/24/06 04:37 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Prestige Trailer is now online
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Karl Fulves "Prolix"

As usual, wise and helpful replies.

Thank you, gentlemen.

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
07/04/06 08:29 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Karl Fulves "Prolix"
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

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
07/04/06 05:26 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Karl Fulves "Prolix"
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

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
06/30/06 06:40 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WOW! Great selection of books.
Replies: 20
Views: 318

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
06/25/06 01:31 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: What do You Read First?
Replies: 14
Views: 1534

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
06/08/06 11:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't you wish Teller talked?
Replies: 17
Views: 515

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
05/10/06 02:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician on Letterman tonight (Don Friedman)
Replies: 5
Views: 214

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
05/09/06 11:09 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two Gripes about Too Many Magicians
Replies: 8
Views: 125

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
04/20/06 10:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steinmeyer's Conjuring Now Available for Pre-Order
Replies: 43
Views: 5841

Re: beer and magic

I forsee more Heineken in my future....

gordo
by Erik Hemming
03/25/06 09:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: beer and magic
Replies: 11
Views: 401

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
03/09/06 09:16 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does anyone know about a way you can guess a person Birthday
Replies: 23
Views: 10614

Re: Japanese Black Art

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

Gordo
by Erik Hemming
02/19/06 01:50 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Japanese Black Art
Replies: 3
Views: 174

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
01/25/06 05:19 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted EPOPTICA Issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1439

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
01/20/06 01:09 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Protocols & more on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 27

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
12/03/05 08:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBAY:Elmsley, Poinc and more....
Replies: 0
Views: 67

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
11/24/05 02:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Shigeo Takagi & Fleishman Books Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 33

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
11/23/05 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mysterious book
Replies: 183
Views: 49345

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
10/18/05 12:34 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 499

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
08/14/05 12:59 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Neil Gaiman
Replies: 6
Views: 239

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
07/24/05 06:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Ebay: Gali Gali Cups & More
Replies: 1
Views: 52

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
07/23/05 05:31 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Ebay: Gali Gali Cups & More
Replies: 1
Views: 52

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
07/03/05 02:43 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Exclusive to Genii Forum: Librarium Magicum
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

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
06/26/05 04:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Food For Thought ....
Replies: 23
Views: 260

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
05/16/05 10:12 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Jinx vs. Life and Times of a Legend
Replies: 3
Views: 174

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
05/16/05 09:54 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Opinions on Koran
Replies: 0
Views: 107

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 ...
by Erik Hemming
05/11/05 02:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lecture
Replies: 18
Views: 280
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