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by Richard Kaufman
December 1st, 2016, 10:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 22
Views: 2517

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

Saw the show. Ricky ambled onstage and held the audience for 90 minutes, performing about half a dozen tricks and telling lots of stories. Steve Martin made a surprise appearance.
Standing ovation.
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 22
Views: 2517

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

Seeing it tomorrow night.

There are still seats available at the back of the balcony for tonight and tomorrow night.
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2016, 5:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Suitable material for deaf / blind audience.
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Suitable material for deaf / blind audience.

We had a long thread about performing for a blind audience on here sometime back!
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2016, 5:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Edition of Shigeo Takagi's One Cup Routine Now for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 170

New Edition of Shigeo Takagi's One Cup Routine Now for Sale

Steven's Magic, the only magic shop still publishing a catalogue that I look forward to receiving in the mail, has just put out a new edition of Takagi's famous One-Cup routine. This has been done with the permission of Mrs. Takagi and Ton Onosaka. Only 30 sets have been made for the bargain price o...
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2016, 4:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DC & Angel = Fake Twitter FOllowers
Replies: 10
Views: 686

Re: DC & Angel = Fake Twitter FOllowers

What a load of crap.
by Richard Kaufman
November 30th, 2016, 2:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 19
Views: 4629

Re: Lennart Green

Dani DaOrtiz has been taking care of him.
by Richard Kaufman
November 29th, 2016, 5:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Movie, in Fits and Starts, Gains a New Director
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Houdini Movie, in Fits and Starts, Gains a New Director

Here:
http://deadline.com/2016/11/daniel-trac ... 201860559/

I saw 10 Cloverfield Lane and thought it was decent but predictable.
by Richard Kaufman
November 28th, 2016, 11:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Works, Trick No.4, is in Your Inbox
Replies: 5
Views: 632

The Works, Trick No.4, is in Your Inbox

Speed Dating!
by Richard Kaufman
November 28th, 2016, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bring back the letters column to GENII?
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: Bring back the letters column to GENII?

The internet has made the appearance of a letters column in a magazine redundant. Now, if anyone has an opinion, they don't write a letter, they post it online. In order to support a letters column in Genii (assuming I wanted to), you would have two problems. First, getting people to write letters (...
by Richard Kaufman
November 27th, 2016, 11:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: Magicians Documentary

Can't imagine that he would.
by Richard Kaufman
November 25th, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Joe, that's great!
by Richard Kaufman
November 24th, 2016, 1:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving from the Folks at Genii!
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Happy Thanksgiving from the Folks at Genii!

Hope you are having an enjoyable day of rest and good food with friends and family on this Thanksgiving day.
by Richard Kaufman
November 23rd, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards with pocket question
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Cards with pocket question

Since, I believe, the Diminishing Cards originated with Robert-Houdin (and he used a regular deck), and R-H worked in roughly the same time frame as Hofzinser, the use of a gimmicked set of Diminishing Cards using smaller sets of cards in pockets would postdate Hofzinser's pocket card.
by Richard Kaufman
November 23rd, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cards with pocket question
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: Cards with pocket question

So, for Hofzinser, it would be about 1850 or earlier. Conradi also sold them before 1900, along with many of Hofzinser's tricks (and variations thereof).
by Richard Kaufman
November 23rd, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!

Chris, people want to examine the pieces and don't seem to be interested in the frame. (But, no, it does not lock.)

If you wear a sports coat, I believe it will fit in your side pocket.
by Richard Kaufman
November 22nd, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!

You stick it in your pocket and run away.
by Richard Kaufman
November 22nd, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)
Replies: 37
Views: 8316

Re: Magic Squares (presentation etc.)

Buy Tenyo's "Miracle Magic Square," which is Harry Lorayne's "Instant Magic Square" but improved. Spectator never names the chosen number aloud.
by Richard Kaufman
November 21st, 2016, 8:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 28
Views: 2611

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

Mine came in the mail today. Stunning book, both inside and out.
by Richard Kaufman
November 21st, 2016, 4:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 28
Views: 2611

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

Yes, a deckled edge is a design choice, you find it on more expensive books, and it costs more to produce.

If you want to flip through the pages, try putting your thumb on the top or bottom edge of the pages toward the right most corner.
by Richard Kaufman
November 21st, 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rope With Magnet
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Rope With Magnet

I like a nice skull. :)
by Richard Kaufman
November 21st, 2016, 2:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

Too many to count.
by Richard Kaufman
November 20th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 28
Views: 2611

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

The only reason to print in China is for color.
Most magic books are still printed in the US and Canada.
by Richard Kaufman
November 20th, 2016, 10:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

I don't publish that way.
by Richard Kaufman
November 20th, 2016, 1:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

I stopped drawing in the early 1990s. After drawing 10,000 hands I was done.
by Richard Kaufman
November 19th, 2016, 7:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 1242

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

It was fun to do another Inner-Workings column, but too bad I can't illustrate any more. And a pity that Earle Oakes is no longer alive to draw the illustrations for my column and Jon's.
by Richard Kaufman
November 19th, 2016, 2:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pre-Turkey Day Special Offer on Tenyoism: Get Two Tenyo Tricks Free!
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Pre-Turkey Day Special Offer on Tenyoism: Get Two Tenyo Tricks Free!

In the course of writing my book Tenyoism, I had to acquire virtually every single Tenyo trick in order to work with it, write about it, and photograph it. Because I often bought collections, I've ended up with many duplicate effects. Starting on Monday November 21 at 11am EST and running through We...
by Richard Kaufman
November 19th, 2016, 2:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rope With Magnet
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Rope With Magnet

Yes, Bob, it is. It's sold only as a Disney-licensed item, and the ring is in the shape of Mickey's head.
by Richard Kaufman
November 19th, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)
Replies: 18
Views: 5175

Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

And if you get the print edition of Genii, you'll find a sample Factory Blank card in it stuck to page 41 courtesy of Card-Shark.

If you look at my "More Genii Speaks" video in the digital edition, I show the card and demonstrate how deceptive it is.
by Richard Kaufman
November 19th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 28
Views: 2611

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

It was printed in China. Wonder if they'll reprint (which will take several months)?
by Richard Kaufman
November 19th, 2016, 11:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rope With Magnet
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: Rope With Magnet

The trick Matt is referring to is UF Grant's and it's referenced in Tenyoism, because Tenyo put out a version of it (same apparatus). I think it's called (the Grant version) "Swing a Ring."
by Richard Kaufman
November 18th, 2016, 3:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail

You should not have to zoom in in order to view video content. I don't have that problem with either Chrome or Firefox.

Do you have a pop-up blocker on?
by Richard Kaufman
November 18th, 2016, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail

Team Genii: Thank you, so much, for giving me the honour to be on this month's cover of Genii! I can't express how overwhelmed I am and deeply touched by all who contributed with kind words and support - especially to the author, David Ben. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I wish you folks up nort...
by Richard Kaufman
November 18th, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail
Replies: 11
Views: 636

The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c36/richard_kaufman1/Genii%20DECEMBER%202016%20FB%20cover%20post%20on%20November%2018th_zpsgdrdibkx.jpeg The end of 2016 is nigh: The air has cleared, the dust has settled, and Genii is now once again the sole independent printed magic magazine in the United States...
by Richard Kaufman
November 17th, 2016, 7:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System

Ted M: I, too, see the "loading ...." and it doesn't change. What is supposed to be there is an actual close-up of the search term in context. I'm sure that will get fixed. As far as getting back to the search, I think you have to redo it. You might try right-clicking on the thumbnail in o...
by Richard Kaufman
November 17th, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Sets
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Magic Sets

Please send me photos! moobooks@verizon.net
by Richard Kaufman
November 17th, 2016, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System
Replies: 6
Views: 746

iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System

We've just completed moving the entire digital world of Genii to a new HTML-based system. Everything works much more quickly, and the search function now works and will allow you to quickly locate pages containing the name of the item you are looking for and read them. If anyone spots any bugs, plea...
by Richard Kaufman
November 17th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December 2016 Genii Magazine!
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: December 2016 Genii Magazine!

Digital goes live tomorrow, along with the usual post here on the Forum and elsewhere.
We will go live now on the 18th of every month (the month preceding the date on the issue).
by Richard Kaufman
November 16th, 2016, 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 37448

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Joe, if you're so keen, why don't you just send him the remaining 10% yourself!

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