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by Chris Aguilar
September 16th, 2016, 2:41 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Remembering the SS Adams Company
Replies: 32
Views: 2237

Re: Remembering the SS Adams Company

Mystic smoke promo video from Houdini magic. :D


by Chris Aguilar
September 15th, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Remembering the SS Adams Company
Replies: 32
Views: 2237

Re: RE: Re: Remembering the SS Adams Company

Richard Kaufman wrote:Michael Weber taught me how to use Mystic Smoke so that it actually works and looks like smoke. Great stuff.

Did he also have a solution to the godawful smell?
by Chris Aguilar
September 1st, 2016, 12:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 2958

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

That rumor has been denied. And, as was pointed out in something I read, Daniel Radcliffe wouldn't be old enough to play the role for another decade. Radcliffe or no, do you really doubt that they'll try to squeeze at least a few movies from the play? They've already re-cast for the play, why not f...
by Chris Aguilar
August 31st, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 2958

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Chris Aguilar wrote:Seems nicely set up for them to milk at least two movies out of the play.

Well, I almost nailed it.

They're thinking going full on "cash cow" with a trilogy.
by Chris Aguilar
August 31st, 2016, 10:33 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 9127

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

The "mimic show" routines, especially the excellent "collectors" variant really gobsmacked me when viewing them on the DVD. Lots of room for further exploration of that ruse...
by Chris Aguilar
August 30th, 2016, 1:57 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 9127

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

This book is fantastic. So many clever ideas and most of the effects are extremely direct.
by Chris Aguilar
August 23rd, 2016, 12:36 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

The DVD was a lot of fun and has me fired up to read the book. Viewing it has encouraged me to read through and try some of the effects I might have otherwise skimmed over.
by Chris Aguilar
August 22nd, 2016, 9:24 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

So Sato's new book arrived today in Sacramento. Looks great and am now watching the DVD...
by Chris Aguilar
August 19th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I definitely look forward to the updated videos.
by Chris Aguilar
August 18th, 2016, 10:03 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Since I had never heard of So Sato before, these few videos really sold me on ordering the book.










I'm really looking forward to the book.
by Chris Aguilar
August 18th, 2016, 12:57 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Have the pre-orders started to ship yet?
by Chris Aguilar
August 16th, 2016, 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our FIRST Ad! Let us know watcha think!
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: Our FIRST Ad! Let us know watcha think!

Looks good.
by Chris Aguilar
August 12th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My Knack Magic Tricks is Still in Print
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: My Knack Magic Tricks is Still in Print

I've seen it in a few of my local libraries also.
by Chris Aguilar
August 11th, 2016, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?
Replies: 12
Views: 1686

Re: Stephen Minch - Hermetic Press - Closed?

I've been ordering from penguin for years and have always been pleased with their customer service, selection, and pricing.
by Chris Aguilar
August 3rd, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Replies: 18
Views: 2958

Re: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Seems nicely set up for them to milk at least two movies out of the play.
by Chris Aguilar
July 9th, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 55
Views: 9372

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

I just pre-ordered and was wondering if if the DVD contains performances of all the material of just several featured items? Either way, it's a great bonus and I look forward to watching before reading the explanations.
by Chris Aguilar
July 6th, 2016, 4:13 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 68
Views: 7793

Re: The Works

For some odd reason I've been unable to make the broadside for "The Works" a readable size. If anyone has any bright ideas on how to fix that, please let me know. If you're interested in better handling of images posted to the forums, you might want to consider using the stock forums atta...
by Chris Aguilar
June 15th, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 3319

Re: Help with castle pass

When people visit the castle for brunch, do they get kicked out at some point so the castle can prepare for the dinner crowd?
by Chris Aguilar
June 13th, 2016, 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 3319

Re: Help with castle pass

Richard Kaufman wrote:Call the castle and make a ressie. Then they call us to check.

Thanks for the clarification in terms of needing to call for a reservation. I had assumed that perhaps they had a current list of Genii subscribers that they could check upon entry.
by Chris Aguilar
June 13th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with castle pass
Replies: 18
Views: 3319

Re: Help with castle pass

@ Richard,

How does a Genii subscriber use their once a year visit to the magic castle?
by Chris Aguilar
March 21st, 2016, 9:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini & Doyle review
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: Houdini & Doyle review

Looks dreadful.
by Chris Aguilar
March 14th, 2016, 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 7773

Re: This New Blue Board

Jack Shalom wrote:Still not able to send a PM. It's stuck in my Out folder

That just means it hasn't been read yet, not that it's stuck.
by Chris Aguilar
March 11th, 2016, 1:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 1940

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

I've been testing the "Stop Forums Spam" phpBB extension in conjunction with the "sortables" captcha and so far so good. Spam registrations have now dropped to near zero (compared to several a day that I would have to delete). It's a good combination, because, even if the captcha...
by Chris Aguilar
March 9th, 2016, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 1940

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

@ Richard, As a temporary fix, there are some very easy to set limits on private messaging that you could use. Check out this link to see the admin panel area to find them. You'll find options to limit PM's so they cannot be sent to groups or multiple users. And also an option to put a hard limit on...
by Chris Aguilar
March 9th, 2016, 1:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Received Spam/Fishy PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Received Spam/Fishy PM

@ Richard, As I use the same exact forums software (phpbb 3.1) you might want to try a different sort of registration security. I use a two part solution. First, I created a custom profile filed ("Are you a spammer?") which (upon registration) they must change (via dropdown menu) to "...
by Chris Aguilar
March 2nd, 2016, 3:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Help Needed for LJ Trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1285

Re: Help Needed for LJ Trick

Volume 1? Are you splitting the book in some way? If the current (complete) manuscript is as huge as you've previously mentioned, that seems like a very smart way to get the material out there sooner. I would honestly prefer two normal size books to one huge unwieldy one. It's very exciting to think...
by Chris Aguilar
December 21st, 2015, 12:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!
Replies: 100
Views: 12443

Re: If You've Received Tenyoism Please Post Here!

If it so happens that you can't (or don't want to) wait around for a UPS delivery on a given day, you can also set the "my choice" service to auto-route your UPS packages to a nearby UPS store.
by Chris Aguilar
December 4th, 2015, 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anti cell phone product
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Anti cell phone product

Here in the US , use of cell phone jammers is not legal.

https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/jammin ... gainst-law
by Chris Aguilar
November 21st, 2015, 3:24 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1494

Re: Floating Broom: Any Thoughts?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Magicians don't use magnets to float things.

And when they try, it's not always optimal.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/3678
by Chris Aguilar
November 4th, 2015, 11:51 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Destination Zero by John Bannon is Out of Print!
Replies: 2
Views: 2316

Re: Destination Zero by John Bannon is Out of Print!

High Caliber is terrific, filled with really fun, practical, material, including many of Bannon's marketed "fractal" effects.
by Chris Aguilar
October 6th, 2015, 5:45 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 51
Views: 12323

Re: Genii Convention

Did Mullica lecture on his new pickpocket act?
by Chris Aguilar
October 1st, 2015, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 15868

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Having now read through this compendium, I wholeheartedly recommend it.
by Chris Aguilar
September 13th, 2015, 12:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Raise Rise. A question
Replies: 55
Views: 5427

Re: Raise Rise. A question

Would be great, but I just want to utilize it. It looks really fun to do. As far as better investments of time, what do you suggest? Chris Kenner's "Shifty" looks very nice (same plot) and (while I still wouldn't call it "easy"), it's not half the knuckle-buster of "Raise R...
by Chris Aguilar
August 20th, 2015, 9:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 15868

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

The book arrived here in Sacramento today and it looks/feels great.

Can't wait to dig in.
by Chris Aguilar
August 13th, 2015, 11:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 19981

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Mr. Lewis is here with my permission, so just let that issue go, please. Good idea Richard. Letting him have a set user name makes it so much easier/more effective to completely hide all his "Performer" posts when I browse the forums. (i.e. Click on his profile link. >>>> "Add Foe&qu...
by Chris Aguilar
August 7th, 2015, 11:55 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 19981

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

I look forward to watching the documentary.
by Chris Aguilar
July 28th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Handsome Jack Fools 'em
Replies: 14
Views: 4855

Re: Handsome Jack Fools 'em

Great performance by Lovick. Really enjoyed it.
by Chris Aguilar
July 27th, 2015, 12:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 15868

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

I'm in for one as this seems like a fine value, especially at the $50 pre-pub price.
by Chris Aguilar
July 26th, 2015, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Guy Hollingworth Book
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Re: New Guy Hollingworth Book

Courtesy of Deni Behr, full contents of this new Hollingworth booklet can be found here . For those who have Guy's older material, the new stuff seems pretty limited here. Renovations 'Some new things and some old things from Guy Hollingworth'. This is Guy's new set of lecture notes, released at FIS...
by Chris Aguilar
July 21st, 2015, 2:32 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 21
Views: 6931

Re: 2012 Golden Gate Gathering

The line up for this year's GGG ('15) is pretty damn great.

Thursday:
7:00 pm Tom Mullica

Friday:
1:00 pm Dan Fishman
5:00 pm Alan Okawa
10:00 pm Ricky Smith

Saturday:

1:00 pm Michael Vincent
7:00 pm Steve Valentine

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