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Re: Duffie's Card Compulsions

I admit that this may be a biased opinion (I've known Peter for a wee while) but if you get a chance to buy this book, take it with both hands and don't let go! Simple as that. The material is all fantastic. From self-working to sleight of hand this book has something for everyone. Best wishes Peter...
by thecardman
05/03/11 10:44 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Duffie's Card Compulsions
Replies: 33
Views: 4647

Re: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?

I don't know if anyone has stated this elsewhere on the forum but there is a part of the rules that covers acts being "gonged" off. Section 7, paragraph (e) reads as follows:- "Judges will each have access to a switch to activate the red lamp on the performing platform. If, after the ...
by thecardman
02/27/11 05:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: The Best of Magic by John Fisher

I suppose it sounds petty, but I can't help but mention that although I'm not listed as having been on Season One, Episode 3, I was. D'OH! Sorry Max. :blush: I know that you were in all 6 shows of season 1! I (somehow) managed to miss entering your name in the right bit. Oh, and thanks Dustin for s...
by thecardman
01/28/11 04:51 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Best of Magic by John Fisher
Replies: 8
Views: 2510

Re: The Best of Magic by John Fisher

I forgot I had this to hand. Hopefully it will save Paul a job. The Best of Magic was shown as 2 series of 6 one-hour show. Here's the list of performers that were on it:- Series 1 Hosts Geoffrey Durham, Anthea Turner and Simon Mayo Show 1 Princess Tenko, The Pendragons, Imam, Max Maven, Arthuro Bra...
by thecardman
01/26/11 07:28 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Best of Magic by John Fisher
Replies: 8
Views: 2510

Re: The First Lecture of 2011 plus a workshop

If you are in the area, make sure you get along to Magic Apple tonight. You are in for a real treat. Ian is a great teacher and a brilliant performer. I have seen him perform on numerous occasions in numerous situations and he is always excellent. He's also a really nice guy, which helps. As for Col...
by thecardman
01/19/11 07:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The First Lecture of 2011 plus a workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Terry Seabrooke Has Died

A brief post to let you know that Terry Seabrooke passed away earlier today.

RIP Sir Terrence

Peter
:(
by thecardman
01/11/11 10:17 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand :: Terry Seabrooke
Replies: 26
Views: 3833

Re: JC Wagner Update

Everyone, please raise a glass to JC tonight - then reveal the selected card that was under it.

Thanks JC.

Best wishes

Peter
:(
by thecardman
08/16/10 06:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: JC Wagner Update
Replies: 25
Views: 2176

Re: J. C. Wagner is very ill. Best wishes J. C.

If you want to send a get well message to JC, you can do so by posting in the guestbook on his website - www.jcwagnersmagic.com. I am sure he'd appreciate them.

Get well soon, JC!

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
11/23/09 07:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: J. C. Wagner is very ill. Best wishes J. C.
Replies: 7
Views: 1764

Re: Josh Jay Injury

Josh - Hope you have a very quick recovery.

Take care mate!

Peter
:)
by thecardman
08/16/09 08:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay Injury
Replies: 24
Views: 5917

Re: Local FISM buzz

Have a safe journey and a great time at FISM everybody!

I'm looking forward to reading updates over the course of the week.

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
07/24/09 12:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Local FISM buzz
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Copperfield on CMA

Steve Pellegrino wrote:Doug's first special was in 1976.


Hate to sound big-headed, but IMDB's wrong - Henning's first special was December 1975.

Best wishes

Peter (self-confessed Henning and Copperfield geek - there, I said it!)
:)
by thecardman
04/10/09 05:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield on CMA
Replies: 33
Views: 5513

Re: FISM in UK 2012 ??

FISM in Embra! We have it all - theatres, conference facilities, schemie mothers. Seriously, the EICC would be perfect. Ian For those of you not from Scotland, Embra = Edinburgh. Also, for a full definition of the term schemie, please click here . Thank you. And Ian, I have to disagree - if you wan...
by thecardman
02/11/09 06:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM in UK 2012 ??
Replies: 95
Views: 16700

Re: Kevin Fox R.I.P.

Really sad to hear about Kevin's passing. I enjoyed the conversations we had at Conventions. Here's a silly wee story for you. I'll always remember watching one of the sessions of the Close Up Competition at the last FISM World Championships in Stockholm. In this session was Helder Guimaraes who we ...
by thecardman
01/26/09 02:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kevin Fox R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: Hi All.

They have a web page that gives a little information about the shop itself which can be found here.

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
01/17/09 06:09 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hi All.
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

Re: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT

The best two handed pass iv'e seen or not seen is Roy Walton's. I have to agree with Eddie (and, in a way, Richard). I've not seen Roy's pass, but the effects it can generate are phenominal. One wee question, what is the "Oh Damn" Pass? I've seen the Cockroach and Golf Swing passes but ne...
by thecardman
10/03/08 06:20 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT
Replies: 75
Views: 7296

Re: FISM in UK 2012 ??

This is a little off-topic.

I know that we are still some 10 to 11 months away from Beijing, but I'm curious to find out if anyone has heard of any other cities or organisations that have expressed an interest in hosting FISM 2012?

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
09/13/08 06:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM in UK 2012 ??
Replies: 95
Views: 16700

Re: Guy Hollingworth's 'Expert at the Card Table'

Apparantly Greg Mainwaring was there too (seconded to Edinburgh for six months). I have to wait two weeks to see the show. Boo. Take care, Ian And don't forget to go and see Ian's show while you're in Edinburgh. Great thing is that Guy and Ian are on at different times so you can go see both! Back ...
by thecardman
08/03/08 03:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Guy Hollingworth's 'Expert at the Card Table'
Replies: 24
Views: 4403

Re: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I'm with Richard on this one. I went to see it last night and it is a great movie - lots of fun. Only problem with it is that I've now got the Indiana Jones theme going round and round in my head and I can't get rid of it! :crazy: All together - da da daa daaaaaa, da da daaaaaa; da da daa daaaaaa, d...
by thecardman
05/23/08 05:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Replies: 57
Views: 3997

Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Happy birthday, Richard! Have a great day, auld yin! :grin:

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
05/16/08 06:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!
Replies: 42
Views: 2516

Re: Bullet Catch Illusion!??

David Alexander wrote:There's a viral video working it's way around the Internet of knife roulettes gone bad. One unfortunate specatator actually trusted to performer enough to allow him to use her hand. Not a good idea.


David

She didn't trust him one bit!

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
04/02/08 06:23 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Bullet Catch Illusion!??
Replies: 20
Views: 5896

Re: Bob Read DVD Collection

For anyone who has not bought the International Magic DVD set about Bob Read, I have 3 simple words...

BUY THEM NOW!!!

'Nuff said!

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
02/20/08 03:13 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Bob Read DVD Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: Remembering Doug.

I hope you don't mind what might turn out to be a mindless wander through a couple of my memories of Doug Henning. Around Christmas time when I was younger, Scottish Television (Scotland's commercial TV station, as opposed to the BBC) would show some of the American magic specials - mostly David Cop...
by thecardman
02/11/08 01:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Remembering Doug.
Replies: 61
Views: 4754

Re: The Real Hustle

The "Cover The Spot" game was shown and explained on "The Secret Cabaret" on Ch4 some 14 years ago. The person showing and explaining it did it incorrectly first, then showed that it could be done but said that the first 3 throws had to be accurate to within a very small fraction...
by thecardman
02/11/06 08:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Real Hustle
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Paul Wilson on BBC3 10.30 9th feb

You can get full details of "The Real Hustle" at the BBC website .

Best wishes

Peter
:)
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by thecardman
02/10/06 04:54 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Wilson on BBC3 10.30 9th feb
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: FS: Brand New Gaffed Card!!

Originally posted by Chris Aguilar: And that Hollingworth also sells as his "quartet" gimmick. And one gets a nice booklet with two quality effects using the gimmick. Actually, Guy's booklet comes with 10 tricks and (for anyone's information) is available from Alakazam . The effects in th...
by thecardman
11/20/05 11:07 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Brand New Gaffed Card!!
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Michael Close Lectures in the UK

I saw Michael's lecture at the British Ring Convention in Southport at the start of October and I, for one, cannot wait to sit and watch the full version in Glasgow on Sunday.

If you get the chance to see his lecture - take it!

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
10/14/05 04:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lectures in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 136

The Takedown on British TV

Hi folks

Just to let you all the UK-based readers that Paul Wilsons series The Takedown starts on Challenge TV this Thursday night at 10pm.

At last! We can get to see what our American friends have been talking about for the last number of weeks!

Happy viewing!

Peter
:)
by thecardman
09/12/05 02:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Takedown on British TV
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Cogitations finished?

I got another e-mail from him and was able to successfully reply (well, it hasn't bounce so far!). Keep an eye out for it.

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
08/26/05 05:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cogitations finished?
Replies: 80
Views: 6705

Cogitations finished?

I don't know about anyone else on this forum, but I received 2 e-mails this morning from Steven Youell - the first saying that Cogitations I had closed and the second saying that there would not be a Cogitations II and asking for the e-mail address for a PayPal refund. I've tried replying, but both ...
by thecardman
08/26/05 01:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cogitations finished?
Replies: 80
Views: 6705

Ian Kendall’s Magic Show - Edinburgh Fringe

Ian Kendalls Magic Show Caf Royal, Edinburgh 17:20 every day I had the pleasure of going to see Ians current show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival yesterday and what a cracking show hes got on this year. Starting with his now familiar one-coin routine, including his penchant for talking about gravi...
by thecardman
08/14/05 12:40 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Ian Kendall’s Magic Show - Edinburgh Fringe
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Houdini Movie - again!

There have been a few reports in the press about a movie that is about to go into production in Edinburgh about Harry Houdini. You can read the reports from Empire Magazine , Scotland On Sunday , The Scotsman and UTV . Let's hope this one actually comes off and, importantly, is a good movie! Best wi...
by thecardman
08/01/05 04:49 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini Movie - again!
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Re: Question about Pendragon's 360 degree levitation

I believe that The Pendragons were the first to perform it, either on "The Best of Magic" here in the UK or on "Disney's Magic In The Magic Kingdom" on US TV. I cannot remember which came first (and I can't check at the moment, as I'm in the office). If anyone can correct this, I...
by thecardman
08/01/05 04:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question about Pendragon's 360 degree levitation
Replies: 17
Views: 4662

Re: Steve Forte on old TV special

OK, let's put it this way... There is NO shift! I am sorry if that comes across as rude or nasty, but if it is the only way I can put it to you so that you understand, then so be it. NOBODY on this Forum, other than Mr Forte himself, is at liberty to discuss the method further. It would be unethical...
by thecardman
06/20/05 05:50 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Forte on old TV special
Replies: 23
Views: 951

Re: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)

Personally, I can't wait to see it with my own eyes in London at the end of November.

See you at Ron's, Mickey!

Best wishes

Peter
:)
by thecardman
10/19/04 01:25 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 111
Views: 25148

Re: New Video Clip & More...

Funny as smeg! Love it! :D :D :D

Peter
:)
by thecardman
10/16/04 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Video Clip & More...
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Best TV magic specials

Originally posted by Steve V': ...and there was one Jim Steinmeyer produced that I don't recall the name off but it had the blue room illusion in it. Steve V The one that Steve mentions was called "Hidden Secrets of Magic" and is one of my favourites. It was shown in the UK, at Christmas,...
by thecardman
09/12/04 08:08 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Best TV magic specials
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: NEW PENUMBRA HITS THE STREETS!

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Yes.
Thanks for the info, Richard. Now, I cannot wait to get it!

Peter
:D
by thecardman
08/04/04 01:08 PM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: NEW PENUMBRA HITS THE STREETS!
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: NEW PENUMBRA HITS THE STREETS!

Richard

I'm probably wrong here, but isn't Bill's routine "The Queens" the one-at-a-time vanish and reproduction of the said feminine playing cards?

Thanks

Peter
:)
by thecardman
08/03/04 11:32 AM
 
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: NEW PENUMBRA HITS THE STREETS!
Replies: 13
Views: 521

The Card Man's Website

Hi folks! Hope you are all well. I've not long started a new website. It involves my 2 main interests - magic and pool. Don't expect anything fancy or too special, but there are 3 excellent effects up at the moment, the most recent addition being an effect by Roy Walton. So, may I humbly direct you ...
by thecardman
07/14/04 10:15 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Card Man's Website
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: L. Jennings Help

Videos/DVDs ⋅ The Classic Magic Of Larry Jennings - A1 Multimedia ⋅ Thoughts On Cards - can't remember who originally released it, but it was recently re-released by A1. ⋅ Paris Super Sessions - originally released in France by Dominique Duvivier and released in the USA...
by thecardman
07/01/04 02:31 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: L. Jennings Help
Replies: 16
Views: 258
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