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Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

So apparently there are "chances" in hell, because I recall someone answering that question with, "Not a chance in hell." And... ...Hell has reached 32 degrees. ...Wonders have ceased. ...Pigs are flying. And what are those flying out of my arse? Why I do believe that they are a...
by Bill Wells
06/04/14 10:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 7911

Re: Scotty York

Scotty York Memorial Service

The NEW date for Scottys service is Saturday, January 26

It will be from 3 to 6 pm at the:

Old Hickory Golf Club
11921 Chanceford Drive
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
by Bill Wells
12/31/12 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Scotty York

ATTENTION - CHANGE IN PLANS FOR SCOTTY YORK'S MEMORIAL SERVICE Please disregard my last message. The family has decided to delay the service for Scotty until later so that some who wished to be there will be able to attend. As soon as the new date is selected - probably the last week in January or t...
by Bill Wells
12/30/12 01:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Scotty York

For those of you in the Washington, D.C. area: A memorial service will be held for Scotty York at the Old Hickory Golf Club 11921 Chanceford Drive Woodbridge, VA on Thursday, January 3rd from 3 to 6 pm This is the club where Scotty worked and pursued his second passion - golf - the past few years.
by Bill Wells
12/29/12 10:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: Scotty York

I am very sad to report that Scotty York passed away today.

He will be greatly missed - may he rest in peace.
by Bill Wells
12/28/12 04:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Scotty York

It is with a heavy heart that I am passing on the very sad news that my long time friend Scotty York is now in a Hospice facility in Northern Virginia and is near the end of his time with us. He was taken to a hospital about a week before Christmas and has apparently suffered a series on mini stroke...
by Bill Wells
12/26/12 11:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scotty York
Replies: 22
Views: 2525

Re: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA

Only 4 more days until registration fees increase at the Norfolk IBM Convention. Just booked - Andrew Goldenhersh as the featured entertainer for the Welcome Party Show on July 3 !!! go to <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magician.org">www.magician.org</a><!-- w --> for schedules, tale...
by Bill Wells
06/24/12 01:17 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA

Time is running out Only 4 days left to reserve a room at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott or the Sheraton Waterfront Hotel at the special $99 convention rate. On June 18th our room blocks will be released. Book your room NOW for the Norfolk IBM Convention! Dont miss the chance to see and hear David A...
by Bill Wells
06/14/12 05:37 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA

There is a very special magic happening this July that we want to be sure you know about. There are lots of magic conventions but there is only ONE I.B.M. Annual Convention each year and it is in Norfolk, Virginia this year. The I.B.M. held the worlds first magic convention in Kenton, Ohio in 1922 a...
by Bill Wells
04/02/12 09:52 AM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Frank Dailey - RIP

My deepfelt sympathy to his family.

I have wonderful memories of Frank being the S.A.M. President when I was the I.B.M. President many years ago. He and Margaret were a great couple and great friends of magic.
by Bill Wells
03/24/12 09:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Dailey - RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA

Great Shawn ! I agree ... and let's add just booked Juliana Chen to that list of talent ... ... and if folks would like to see photos of the acts go to <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.343364109047110.96866.114291625287694&type=1&l=548596e2ef">htt...
by Bill Wells
03/24/12 09:18 AM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA

In order to "warm up" for the Genii 75th Anniversary Bash in Orlando in October, you should come to: The I.B.M. 84th Annual Convention in Norfolk, Virginia on July 3rd 7th, 2012. We are pleased to announce the following outstanding close-up talent. The outrageously funny Geoff Williams wil...
by Bill Wells
02/03/12 02:09 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: I.B.M. 2012 Convention - Norfolk, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 1774

Re: Dick Christian

There is an article about Dick Christian's life and death in today's Washington Post. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/a-local-life-dick-christian-navy-commander-and-magician-was-master-of-deception/2011/12/16/gIQA35fS2O_story.html">http://www.washin...
by Bill Wells
12/19/11 12:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dick Christian
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Dick Christian

Dick Christian obituary is in today's Washington Post. It can be found at this link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=richard-a-christian&pid=154652082&eid=sp_shareobit">http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washin ... _shareobit<...
by Bill Wells
11/18/11 08:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dick Christian
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Dick Christian

I am very sad to report that Dick Christian, a magician and talent booker in the Washington, D.C. metro area passed away at 3 AM this morning after a long illness the past several months.

He was my friend and very be very much missed.

Services will be private and family only.
by Bill Wells
11/08/11 10:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dick Christian
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012

Richard - My first recommendation would be that you need to visit a shrink! Don't you already have enough to do with the magazine and books? If the shrink says you do retain some degree of sanity and you really think you have some spare time, then let me know and I will try to talk you out of it :) ...
by Bill Wells
10/29/11 06:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii: The Conjurors' CONVENTION in 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 9826

Re: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!

The October issue of Genii arrived today in Lexington in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
by Bill Wells
09/29/11 06:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!
Replies: 29
Views: 1672

Re: Earle Oakes has Died

Earle Oakes was a gentleman in every sense of the word as well as an excellent artist. Magic was enhanced by his presence. Another of our great ones has passed on.
by Bill Wells
09/28/11 10:37 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earle Oakes has Died
Replies: 24
Views: 3440

Re: April 2011 Genii Speaks

Wow !! That will cover breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner !!

Fantastic !!!!
by Bill Wells
04/12/11 09:53 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: April 2011 Genii Speaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: Classic S&R Clip from Japanese Tour

Thanks for the clip! I saw them in New York at Radio City Music Hall when they returned from Japan - this brought back lots of memories.
by Bill Wells
04/12/11 09:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Classic S&R Clip from Japanese Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: Latest IMX news

I am really looking forward to IMX - this is like a breath of fresh air for a magic convention - advance sign up online for what you want to be a part of - an absolutely amazing array of talent - unique events - and bargain room rates and a simply unbelieveable bargain on the registration. I am prob...
by Bill Wells
04/12/11 09:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcing a new event in Las Vegas ... 3 days of non-stop magic ... IMX 2011
Replies: 52
Views: 9228

Re: April 2011 Genii Speaks

Richard - I finally got around to downloading the app and reading the April digital Genii. What a new experience to be able to prop up the iPad to watch and listen to the Head Genii showing me antique practical jokes while eating my morning bowl of cereal !! I look forward to having you join me for ...
by Bill Wells
04/11/11 12:29 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: April 2011 Genii Speaks
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

Re: Tim Conover Has Commited Suicide

There are simply no words to express this devastating loss. Timmy was a dear friend since his teenage years and one of Magic's very, very best. I can only hope that he has finally found some peace. R.I.P. old friend.
by Bill Wells
02/03/11 11:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life
Replies: 46
Views: 15505

Re: David Alexander Has Died...

What a tragic and major loss to magic and all the other disciplines he blessed with his involvement.

Sincere condolences to his wife and family.
by Bill Wells
12/15/10 05:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Alexander Has Died...
Replies: 64
Views: 10559

Re: Scotty York's Coin in Sugar Packet

It was shot live at the NY Coin Seminar as were the other effects by Scotty
by Bill Wells
11/14/10 09:24 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scotty York's Coin in Sugar Packet
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Make Believe Featured at LA Film Festival

The film has been shot by Firefly Productions over the last two World Magic Seminars and features six teen magicians as they prepare for and complete in the teen stage competition. The teens are Krystyn Lambert, Derek McKee, Hiroki Hara, Siphivew Fangase & Nkumbuzo Nkonyana and Bill Koch and the...
by Bill Wells
06/25/10 03:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Make Believe Featured at LA Film Festival
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: World Magic Seminar

Apologies again ...

I put an "n" in Matt Schick's last name that doesn't belong there.

I think I got the rest of the names correct!
by Bill Wells
03/14/10 01:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Re: World Magic Seminar

The Teen Close Up Winner's name should be spelled -

Shin Lim

My mistake ... fat fingers on the keyboard.

Bill
by Bill Wells
03/12/10 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Re: World Magic Seminar

World Magic Seminar 2010 Contest and Award Winners International Stage Competition Golden Lions Head Winner Trevor and Lorena Watters Canada SARMOTI Award Winner Nestor Hato France Teen Stage Contest 1st Place - Henry Vargas Brazil 2nd Place Reuben Moreland New York 3rd Place Eric Giliam Alaska Adul...
by Bill Wells
03/08/10 11:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar
Replies: 6
Views: 2634

Re: Magic Show in in Vegas

Yes ... it is on Sunday, the 28th ... The information I posted was from another website and was incorrect. I checked it out with Hiawatha and it is definitely Sunday, February 28.
by Bill Wells
02/19/10 05:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Show in in Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Magic Show in in Vegas

THE EXPERIENCE- ONYX THEATER LAS VEGAS February 27th, 2010 | 5pm Las Vegas, NV An underground Vegas delight. Legandary artist Hiawatha Johnson conducts a family of magical variety artists in a dreamscape eclipse of Music and Magic. $20 Advance $25 Door Anyone with a World Magic Seminar Badge gets in...
by Bill Wells
02/07/10 11:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Show in in Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Jay Marshall: Beating a Dead Horse

Those of you attending the upcoming World Magic Seminar Feb. 28 -March 3 will have the opportunity to see and hear Max Maven interview Sandy Marshall on the writing of "Beating a Dead Horse" and have Sandy sign your copy of the book. There are still Seminar registrations available and low ...
by Bill Wells
02/07/10 09:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall: Beating a Dead Horse
Replies: 24
Views: 4667

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

Mickey will be giving the attendees at his lecture a special poker chip imprinted with Mickey Silver on one side and the World Magic Seminar on the other. This is the same type of chip that Mickey uses for practice.
by Bill Wells
11/20/09 11:29 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 111
Views: 25093

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

*** Special Announcement *** Mickey Silver will present a special lecture at the 2010 World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas next February 28 - March 3. He will lecture on his Retention Vanish (the SUV or Silver Ultimate Vanish). Mr. Silver will also lecture on a number of other items as well including hi...
by Bill Wells
11/15/09 12:14 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 111
Views: 25093

Re: New Steinmeyer/Caveney History of Magic Book Almost Shipping

My copy arrived packed the same as others have mentioned with box on bottom of big box and airbags. Book was in fine condition with exception of a 4 inch diagonal tear on upper left corner of page 25 - something that was no fault of Amazon.com but had to have happen at the printers. Amazon had a rep...
by Bill Wells
11/07/09 08:12 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Steinmeyer/Caveney History of Magic Book Almost Shipping
Replies: 65
Views: 8254

Re: Thompson’s Aces

I assume you are referred to the late Frank Thompson's four ace assembly which appeared in Frank Garcia's "Super Subtle Card Miracles" under the name "O'Henry (Slow Motion) Four Aces" without any credit to Frank Thompson and without his permission. It first appeared in the Yogi-M...
by Bill Wells
11/01/09 07:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Thompson’s Aces
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

If anyone missed the show on Wednesday evening, it will be reaired on Friday and 11 am and 7 pm and again on Saturday morning at 9 am. All times are Eastern Standard Time. The segment on the WMS featured Losander and the floating table, Jeff McBride, Bizarro, and shots of the teen contest, dealers a...
by Bill Wells
09/24/09 08:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel
Replies: 15
Views: 2197

Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Kent - if they filmed you, I sincerely hope your footage made it to the final show. I have no idea of who or what was in the final edit. I do know that WMS is not the only "extreme convention" on the show so I really have very little idea of what to expect. However - don't forget - it is T...
by Bill Wells
09/22/09 12:40 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel
Replies: 15
Views: 2197

Re: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.

Genii arrived in the Shenandoah Valley near Lexington, VA in Today's mail.
by Bill Wells
08/28/09 12:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.
Replies: 32
Views: 1649

Re: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel

Hi Kent - One of the producers emailed me with the viewing information. I have been working with them since they first approached regarding doing the show late last year. I am familiar with a lot of the footage they shot, but I have no idea what made it to the final cut. Is this what you meant by ot...
by Bill Wells
08/22/09 10:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World Magic Seminar on the Travel Channel
Replies: 15
Views: 2197
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